Curious about adult education but scared to go back? You are not alone! There are many common myths when it comes to reenrolling as a mature student. We’ve compiled a list of 4 common adult education myths that may stop you from enrolling and the truth behind them!
Myth #1:It’s Too Late For Me To Go Back
Many adults wonder if it’s too late to go back to school. After reaching major professional achievements and personal milestones of your own, whether that’s starting your own business, entering the workforce, joining the military, or raising a family, you may feel like the door to a college education has closed.
Although it’s normal to have some reservations about stepping foot in the classroom as an adult, the truth is that there are resources to support you at every step of the way!
Myth #2: I’m Too Busy
While some students can make this work for their schedules, many adults can’t – their schedules are too unpredictable, or too full, to be able to attend on-campus classes. For these students, online learning is an excellent option. You can balance your life and study as well.
Myth #3:Learning New Things Will Be Hard
The fact is that, though you may not acquire new skills as quickly as before, you can very well train your brain to establish new learning habits that would fit your unique and current pace. It’s natural to have reservations about going back to school, especially if we’ve been away for a while or are returning to complete a specific degree. A positive outlook can go a long way in reassuring ourselves that the goal we’ve set is totally achievable and within our control.
Myth #4: It’s Expensive
Financial Aid is available for students who dream of going to post-secondary but may not have the financial means to. There are many types of financial aid available in Canada as it’s not a one size fits all approach. Rising tuition fees and expenses of going to college or university have become increasingly large burdens to bear for students—many of whom are already dealing with pressures from the cost of living on their own for the first time.
Don’t let the cost of education hold you back from achieving your academic dreams!
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