It’s time to separate the facts from the fiction when it comes to returning to college. No longer do myths, half-truths, and assumptions have to stop someone from returning to college and getting a degree.
Top 5 Concerns Adult Learners Have When Returning to College
Using previously earned credits
toward a current degree
Fiction: My credits are quite old, and I will not be able to put my previous courses toward my college degree.
Fact: Just because previously earned credit is old (or really old) doesn’t mean it cannot be put toward earning a college degree. Depending on the course, the institution, and how old the credits are, institutions have a variety of ways they can accept previously earned credit.
Fiction: There are not enough hours in the day to take care of my family, go to work, and complete a college degree.
Fact: Because Complete Florida courses are 100% online, you have the flexibility to work according to your schedule. Plus Coaches provide you with the resources, tips and tricks, and strategies to help fit school into a busy schedule.
Paying for College
Fiction: There aren’t scholarships or financial aid opportunities available to adult learners.
Fact: With the help of a Complete Florida Coach, you can find scholarships, learn about federal student aid eligibility, and have access to financial aid assistance opportunities from a variety of different outlets. There are even financial aid opportunities for active-duty and retired military.
My Life is too Busy
Fiction: My busy life keeps me from being able to commit to going back to college and completing my degree.
Fact: Complete Florida partner institutions offer students the opportunity to complete a degree faster and in a cost-effective way. Through accelerated course options, you may be able to test out of a course completely, or bundle classes together. You may even be able to put your industry certifications and previous work experience toward earning course credit.
Fiction: With an already busy schedule of work and family obligations, I can’t fit going to class into my schedule as well.
Fact: Thanks to the flexibility of online learning, you can take classes on-the- go without ever having to set foot on campus. As an added benefit, multi-start terms allow you to stack multiple courses to earn more credit each term.