|To remain competitive, for self-improvement, or just to realize a
dream are just a few of the reasons that many adults are returning to college. Going to college as an adult is
very different and more complex
to college as a teenager. The following websites will give you a better idea of
what going to college as an adult is really like and will make the whole
process much easier.
America's Learning Exchange
Features a searchable database of classroom courses, distance learning
opportunities, web- and computer-based training, educational programs,
conference workshops, and seminars. The site also includes information on career
planning and other topics.
site includes a lot of advertisements, but does feature links to many other
useful sites on topics such as college admissions and financial aid, distance
education, and career planning.
This site was developed to help adults realize their college dreams. You'll
find resources and information about how you can both afford and achieve your
college degree while managing the challenges of family and career.
A graduate degree is a great tool for career advancement. This page will give
you the resources you need to help you
determine whether you should go to graduate school, how to choose the right
school, how to pay for it, and much more.
If you don't have the time or inclination to take classes at regularly scheduled
times at a traditional campus you may consider distance learning. Distance
learning allows you to take courses away from the classroom.
Mike went back to school during midlife and he decided to write about it for
others who are going through the same process. His page describes the four
things he thinks you'll get out of going back to school.
and Training Differ in Goals, Measures
This article from HR Magazine was written for managers but is useful for
employees too. It explains the difference between education and training and the
benefits of each. You can decide which is right for your situation by answering
This site features a searchable database of courses and degree and
certificate programs that EduPoint has determined are oriented toward working
adults. The site also includes information on topics such as financial aid and
|Two out of five college students today
are age 25 or older.
Struggle to Fill Demand and Skill Gap
This Employment Review article discusses the widening gap between worker's
skills and job demands. This is true for job candidates as well as current employees
and is due to the changing economy. Find out what skills are needed and how you
can obtain them.
Schooling: Is it an Option For You?
Another form of distance education is online courses. This article will help you
understand the advantages and disadvantages of virtual learning.
Don't forget that not all programs are created equal. Find out what to look for
State's Center for Adult Learner Services
A good site for adult
learners to get an idea about what kinds of services colleges and universities
offer to their adult learners.
Council for Adult and Experiential Learning
This organization offers
publications and resources to adult learners who are interested in portfolio
assessment techniques (see books listed at the end of the page for suggested