Step 1: Be a Pain
Let everyone know you're going to college and need their help!
Never Say No
Don’t ever take that “no” in your head for an answer!
Find Family Support
So what if your parents did not go to college? Your folks may well have real experience and knowledge that can help you on your way. Talk to your parents!
Call On Coaches
Ask your teachers and coaches for advice on college–it’s their job to help you succeed.
Track down places outside school where you can get real-world experience from adults who can show you how it’s done.
If you can’t talk with your school counselor, check your local community college or community center and meet with the counselors there.
Connect with family, friends, or neighbors who have been to college and ask them how they got there.