LMU is home to the First To Go Program, an on-campus resource for first-generation college students!

Incoming transfer students are invited to participate in the First To Go Transfer Scholars Program, a year-long academic experience for first-generation transfer students!


Who Is a First-Generation College Student?
Students whose parent(s) and/or or guardian(s) have not completed a bachelor's degree in the United States are referred to as first-generation​college students. If your parent(s) and/or guardians attended community college or if you have sibling(s) that went to college, you still qualify for the First To Go ​Program.

What is the First To Go Transfer Scholars Program? 

The First To Go Transfer Scholars Program is a year-long academic program that aims to create a learning environment for first-generation transfer college students. The Transfer Scholars Program helps incoming students to maximize their LMU experience.

Scholars ​are required to take a one-unit seminar course in Fall 2020 and Spring 2021 that focuses on the first-generation identity and experience.

As a First To Go Transfer Scholar, you will have access to the following benefits: 

  • Year-round Programming
  • Writing and Publishing Opportunities
  • Specialized Courses
  • Mentorship Networks
  • Potential Travel Engagements
  • Academic and Personal Advising

If you are unable to participate in the First To Go Transfers Scholars Program, we encourage all eligible students to participate in the ​larger First To Go community!

Please respond by filling out the First To Go Transfer Scholars Form by Wednesday, July 1st, 2020! For more information about the program, visit the First To Go website, the First To Go Instagram Page (@ftglmu), or call 310-338-7677.