How Adult Students Can Obtain Previous Transcripts

For anyone who is thinking of returning to college, collecting transcripts from previous colleges is one of the first things that needs to be done.  Many adult students are intimidated by this process because it could have been a long time since they attended school, the college might be in another state, or in some instances in another country.   However, transcripts are usually easy to obtain.

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Military Veterans Should Take Advantage Of The Yellow Ribbon Program

The Yellow Ribbon Program was established by the Post-9/11 Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2008. This program allows institutions of higher learning to voluntarily enter into an agreement with the VA to fund tuition and fee expenses that exceed the tuition and fee amounts payable under the Post-9/11 GI Bill. The institution can contribute a specified dollar amount of those expenses, and the VA will match the contribution, not to exceed 50 percent of the difference. To receive the Yellow Ribbon Program benefits a veteran must be enrolled in an approved program offered by an institution of higher learning that participates in the Yellow Ribbon Program.

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It’s Never Too Late to Go Back to College

Over the past 15 years I have had the opportunity to advise many amazing people who decided to go back to college later in life.  Each person's journey is unique and special.   What is similar about every adult who goes back to school is that they each took the first step to pick up the phone or send an email so they could start the process of getting their degree. For many, the first question they ask is: Am I too old to go back to school? The answer is that anyone can take charge of their life and future by returning to college.

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6 Tips For Veterans Going Back To College

Many people who leave the military decide to take advantage of the GI Bill by enrolling in college. It can be challenging to go back to college after being in the military, and adjusting to academic life can be stressful for all students, including veterans. The following information can help ease some of the stress veterans may have when they go back to school.

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An Actress Follows A New Dream

Donna R. decided at a very young age that she wanted to be an actress. She put a lot of her life on hold, including high school, to pursue this dream. On the advice of her high school guidance counselor, Donna took and passed the GED in 11th grade, and she was pursuing her dream before most of her peers had completed their senior year.

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Experience Counts For Adults Returning To College

One of the most confusing issues for adult students returning to college is learning about earning credits through non-traditional methods. Research shows that for those potential students who were likely to return for a bachelor’s degree, 75 percent reported that they were more interested in institutions that provided credit for their life experience.

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Lifelong Learners: Beware Of For-Profit Colleges

According to a Forbes Magazine report, the Kentucky Attorney General’s Office recently filed a consumer protection lawsuit against for-profit Spencerian College, which operates campuses in Lexington and Louisville, alleging that the school deliberately misrepresented job-placement statistics to potential students. This is just the latest in a series of negative reports, stories, judicial actions, and congressional inquiries regarding the for-profit college industry.

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From Au Pair to Master's Degree

When Monika came to the United States from Slovakia at the age of 19, her plan was to work for a year as an au pair, and then return home having learned some English.  The first course she took was English as a Second Language at a local adult school. Soon, she had a dream — to learn English well enough to go to college and become a teacher.

 

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Helpful Tips For Transfer Students

According to a study released last year by the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center one-third of all college students change colleges at least once before earning a degree.  The traditional road to graduating from the same institution is becoming less and less likely.

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5 Tips For Adults Writing a Personal Statement

For many adults considering a return to college, the most intimidating part of the application process is writing the personal essay. Many have not written an essay since they left school, and they find it unnerving to attempt this kind of writing. But remember, between email, Facebook and other forms of new communication, you could be writing more often – albeit in shorter form – than you did in high school.

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