USC defines first-generation college students as students where neither parents attended or completed college. The First Generation Plus Success Center seeks to provide resources and opportunities to first-generation Trojans to make certain their academic journey is a fruitful one.
The First Generation Plus Success Center aims to create a culture of belonging and inclusion that will facilitate the transition of USC first-generation, undocumented, former foster youth, and transfer students into college life.
Former Foster Youths
The First Generation Plus Success Center partners with USC’s Trojan Guardian Scholars program to support current and former foster youth who are exiting the foster care system.
We are excited to offer a program that invites this exceptional group of students to not only attend classes at USC, but to develop a personal connection with USC staff and faculty, as well as other students.
Below you will find more information about our Trojan Guardian Scholars program.
Undocumented & DACAmented Students
The First Generation Plus Success Center staff seeks to provide access to resources – including legal assistance and scholarships – to undocumented students to ensure all needs are met regardless of income, cultural background, or residency.
The First Generation Plus Success Center seeks to support transfer students through a variety of programming and resources to help make the transition to USC as smooth as possible.