First Generation Freshmen Program

Welcome! The First Generation Freshmen (FGF) Program is dedicated to supporting incoming first-time-in-college, first-generation students at Seminole State College of Florida.

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FGF’s professional staff works closely with students participating in the programs and services offered through this office during their first year at Seminole State, so that they will have a smooth transition into college and into their second year.

Our mission is to provide first-generation, first-time-in-college students with the support and skills needed to be successful in college and complete a degree by offering comprehensive support services, resources, and student programs and activities.


In order to utilize the services offered by the First Generation Freshmen program, students must meet all of the eligibility requirements. In order to be eligible, a student must:

  • Be a first-time-in-college student (have not taken college courses prior to starting at Seminole State College)
  • Be a first-generation college student, meaning neither parent has completed a four-year degree
  • Be pursuing an A.A. degree in any major
  • Be currently enrolled in or have previously completed the SLS 1101 - College Success course
  • Have completed fewer than 30 credit hours (excluding developmental courses)


Benefits to students participating in the First Generation Freshmen Program include:

  • Personalized academic advising and coaching, including:
    • Advisement for students whose major is undecided
    • Identification of goals and determining personal strengths
    • Development of an educational plan
  • Financial aid assistance and scholarship information
  • Access to FGF’s student lounge and computer lab
  • Regular communications and invitations to attend free campus events and workshops 
  • Referrals to appropriate resources
  • Comprehensive support while attending Seminole State College

Office Hours

First Generation Freshmen

Hours for the week of 10/21 to 10/27

L-006 and L-0108:30 a.m. -
6 p.m.
8:30 a.m. -
6 p.m.
8:30 a.m. -
6 p.m.
8:30 a.m. -
6 p.m.
9 a.m. -
4:30 p.m.

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First Generation Freshmen Office

Sanford/Lake Mary Offices: L-006 and L-010

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