vi, 376 pages : illustrations, 24 cm
Includes bibliographical references.
CHAPTER 1: Going Back to College: The Decision, Now the Questions
CHAPTER 2: You. An Adult. In College. Is This Really Happening?
CHAPTER 3: Why Do You Want to Go Back to School?
CHAPTER 4: Tips for Exploring New Career Options
CHAPTER 5: Making Sense of the College Landscape
CHAPTER 6: Comparing Colleges and Programs
CHAPTER 7: Smart Ways to Pay: Tuition as an Investment in Your Future
CHAPTER 8: It's About Time!: Finding the Program That Fits Your Schedule and Timeline
CHAPTER 9: Face-to-Face or Cyberspace: Deciding What Works for You
CHAPTER 10: Why Learn it Twice?
CHAPTER 11: Apply Yourself: Navigating the Admissions Process
CHAPTER 12: From Service to School: Resources for Veterans and Their Dependents
CHAPTER 13: Getting College Support to Succeed
CHAPTER 14: What If My Skills Are Rusty?
CHAPTER 15: Lean on Them...Your Personal Support System
APPENDIX A: College Rankings for the Adult Learner
APPENDIX B: Glossary
APPENDIX C: Tips as You Start Your Studies
APPENDIX D: Adult Learners Interviewed for This Book
For younger and older adults alike, starting or returning to school presents different challenges than those encountered by teens fresh out of high school and heading straight to college. Countless Americans take on this task while working, raising kids, caring for parents, volunteering, serving in the military - and in some cases all of the above. Although the "non-traditional" undergraduate student is in fact the new normal, the glut of college guides out there don't include practical advice for the busy parents, frustrated employees, and ambitious adults who are applying to college or hoping to finish earning a degree. 'Never Too Late' will help readers jump-start a new professional path or speed down the one they're already on by guiding them through vital questions: What should I study? How can I afford the time and money required to get a college degree? How do I compare schools and weigh their quality? With key chapters on flexibility ("It's About Time!" and "Face-to-Face or Cyberspace?") and state-by-state rankings of the best two- and four-year colleges for adult learners from the award-winning Washington Monthly magazine, 'Never Too Late' is an essential reference for grown-ups diving back into the books
14.00 GNE (99-GNE-9) ABE (99-ABE-9) AHS (99-AHS-9) SOC SCI (99-SSC-9)