Jesemine Jones and Ida Keiper For some children, getting ready to start school is exciting and fun. Nevertheless, the start of the school year can also be overwhelming and anxiety provoking for children who are fearful when anticipating new situations. What can families do to help prepare their child for school?
Returning to School as an Adult Are you ready to begin or go back to school?
Going to college or entering a job training program is a big decision. You have to be in the right frame of mind to succeed at getting a credential or finishing your degree.
There are many reasons adults over age 25 return to school. Some are planning a career change or need new skills or credentials to move up in their career. Others enroll for personal development or after there has been a change in their life situation.
There are a number of things to consider: Identify what your reasons are for going to school. Consider the pros and cons. Be realistic about the time commitment and energy involved in taking classes. Figure out how you will pay for tuition, books, and other expenses.
Do your homework about programs and schools to find the right fit. Decide whether you want to go part time, full time, or take online classes. Explore options to earn college credit from prior learning or by exam.
Think about if you want to enter a multi-year program, or take an accelerated, shorter program. Returning to School You may feel like you are in unknown territory and need some extra guidance.
There are many steps you need to take before you begin your first class. Schedule a campus visit or attend an admission event for adult learners. Make an appointment with someone in student services or admissions that supports adult learners. They can help you navigate through the admissions process.
Order your transcripts from any previous colleges you attended or your high school. Complete any required admissions tests or placement evaluations and assessments.
Fill out the admissions application. This can often be done online. Some admission requirements for may not apply to older students.
There is no age limit for federal or state aid.The following concerns and fears are shared by many working professionals reluctant to return to school: Working professionals and adults are concerned about the cost of returning to college, the time commitment involved, and the challenges of attending classes with younger students.
Personal Story about returning to school Milton Morales ENG Katherine Ness Jan. 27, Going back to school can be a tough decision, but being positive and having confidence can. Debbie McDonald had reservations about going back to school at 58, knowing that she would be older than her classmates and probably even older than her instructors.
Back-to-School Stories These stories from around the world are perfect for settling into another school year! From the back-to-school jitters to the stories of children who run many miles to attend school each day, kids will love to learn about what going to school means in a variety of places.
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