Academic Alliances

First-gen student utilizes MyPath2ASU to help navigate transfer process

First-generation transfer student Ludwig Lopez credits his family for inspiring him to further his academic pursuits upon completion of high school.

“My motivation in pursuing higher education comes from my family. They have worked so hard to get me to this point, and it's my job to continue fighting. I also want to inspire my niece and nephew, who are still young, to learn about the amazing opportunities pursuing higher education has and what it could offer them in the future,” Lopez said.

Glendale Community College student shares her experience transferring to ASU

As an only child and a first-generation college student, Lianyue (Leia) Zhang decided to pursue higher education as a path toward better career opportunities and a more prosperous future. Originally from China, Zhang decided to first attend Glendale Community College directly upon completing high school because of the affordable tuition and the ability to focus on her studies as a full-time student.

Transfer student shares about his journey from community college to ASU

Before he became a student at Arizona State University, Nguyen Khoi (Korey) Phung grew up in a working-class family in the developing country of Vietnam, where his mother held several jobs simultaneously to provide for him and his sister.

When Phung and his family eventually migrated to the United States, his mother had to start all over again, without knowing the language or culture. That experience and his mother’s sacrifice made Phung realize that education could be the key to improving their quality of life.