Preparing First-Gen Students for Success

Attending college as a first-generation (first-gen) student is a tremendous accomplishment! Ready to Fly is a new program for first-generation students. The program's mission is to ensure academic and personal success for Temple's incoming first-generation students by sharing important resources and building community. 

Students in the Ready to Fly program will: 

  • Receive extra support and guidance from Temple faculty and staff as they begin college, 
  • Meet other classmates in a small, structured group setting,
  • Begin two courses in early August (and finish them before the rest of fall courses); and 
  • Get a head start on becoming familiar with college-level work and navigating Temple systems and resources

Who can participate?

First-generation college students who will begin their first year of college at Temple University in the fall semester are eligible to participate in this program. This program is currently open only to students who will enroll in one of the following schools or colleges:

  • College of Education and Human Development
  • College of Liberal Arts

The program's courses—one general education and one freshman seminar—will begin in August and will end by November. The two courses offered in this program will be delivered online, allowing students to finish their summer at home.

There is no additional cost to participate in the program. Students will be registered for a total of 12-18 credits—four or five of which are earned from the Ready to Fly program.

If you are interested in learning more about the Ready to Fly program, submit the Interest form and inform your academic advisor of your interest during orientation. To be eligible to participate in Ready to Fly, you must be a deposited incoming student who identifies as first-generation. If eligible to participate, school/college academic advisors will help students register for their courses.

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