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First Generation Support

Scholars Studying



Professionalism 101: Back to the Basics 

Application Tips and Interview Skills

When? April 10, 2024, 3:30-5:00 pm

Where? On Campus. Location TBD


Contact: Patience Amankwa,, 301-860-3290

Professional Development 101 Flyer

Academic Counseling and Advising

ELSS Advising Schedule, 2023/2024 academic year:

  • March 25-April 12, 2024

Participants of any ELSS program--including Bulldog Scholars Academy, Scholars Studio and those receiving first-generation support-- with fewer than 60 credits are eligible to schedule an appointment with Patience Amankwa using this link.

Please Note: Students in the following majors are required to schedule appointments with an advisor from their academic department:

  • Computer Science
  • Education (including ELEM, ECED, SPM)
  • Fine & Performing Arts: Transfer students with 15 or more credits with majors in Fine and Performing Arts should be advised directly in the department: Fine Arts (Studio Art, Music, Music Technology), Theatre Arts (Acting & Directing and Dance), and VCDMA.
  • Language, Literature, and Cultural Studies
  • Nursing
  • Social Work
  • Technology and Security

Students who are advised in their departments are invited to schedule an appointment with Ms. Amankwa for an ELSS check-in after meeting with their advisor. 

ELSS Computer Lab

All ELSS participants are invited to access our computer lab, located in JEP 339

Lab Hours: Monday–Thursday, 10:00 am–5:00 pm

Access before 10:00 am: Students who wish to access the lab before 10:00 am must notify Ms. Ariel Walker in advance. Please reach out to her at or stop by her office in JEP 203, located in suite 202, with your request and the purpose of your early access. 

Printer Instructions: Each student will be given a unique and confidential access code. Please see the lab assistant or Ms. Walker for further details.