Updated: September 24, 2012 6:43AM
Education options for adults
Countless kids are likely feeling a mix of back-to-school emotions right about now. For non-traditional, adult students, however, returning to school is a different experience and can mean juggling a job, children and classwork simultaneously. For adults looking to advance their careers, and the timing isn’t right to continue their formal education now, there are ways to prepare themselves in the meantime.
People can tour schools they are interested in attending to meet staff and students like who can offer advice. They can stop at the school’s front office to learn about services available for non-traditional students.
Help is also available online. Many schools have websites and programs to support non-traditional students specifically.
Take note of prerequisites and other entry requirements so that you are better prepared when you are ready to resume your education.
Also, they should consider schools with flexible enrollment. Many schools, including Everest College offer enrollment year-round instead of on a traditional calendar. Thus, they can start a program at many different times of the year.
Though the timing may not be right now, people should take some time to prepare themselves for their future career path.
Everest College – Burr Ridge