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Adult Learner Services

Needs of Adult Learners

Since adult learners have different concerns outside of school, they have different concerns inside school. Specific considerations may include:

  • how to get started, if they have never attended college before;
  • how to get back into college, if they have attended college before but didn't finish;
  • scheduling classes around work and family obligations;
  • needing to take online classes;
  • transportation;
  • getting acclimated to current technologies, such as the internet and online resources;
  • knowing what options they have for completing a degree with credit hours already earned;
  • how to apply for financial aid.

Adult learner counselors are experienced in helping adult learners with their specific needs. In fact, we were adult learners ourselves. And we work with students in the way that best meets their needs - face-to-face, over the phone or via email. Students do not have to come to campus to work with an adult learner counselor.

"Success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it." --Henry David Thoreau

Teresa Jameson is an adult learner who is about to finish a four year degree in two years thanks to CLEP testing.  She is a veteran who currently works part-time in Military Student Services while pursuing a history degree.

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 Last Modified 9/24/14