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Common Concerns of Adult Students

Going back to school is a big step and maybe a bit intimidating.

The good news is, you don’t have to jump into studies full time. Adult education can be pretty flexible to accommodate the challenges faced by working adults and/or parents.

Here are a few concerns that adult students typically address when deciding whether to go back to school:

I’m Past the Age of Learning

Your life experience is something that younger students don’t have and it is a significant asset.

There are many supports in place to help you get up to speed. Most post-secondary institutions offer learners support with writing and study skills, library orientations, math upgrading, and peer tutor programs.

The New Tech is Too Difficult

Learning anything new can be a challenge, but you can do it. Assignments are usually completed using a computer or using the internet to do research and you may not have grown up using computers or learning software programs so start by taking a course to gain computer skills. Computer courses are offered generally through Continuing Studies in your community or at the institution you plan to attend.

I’m Not Going to Enjoy It

Most adults returning to learning find they do well because they are in control, and are motivated by achieving goals they’ve set for themselves. College and university are nothing like high school. Most post-secondary students are there because they want to be and they are taking classes that interest them. You have lots of choices.

I Don’t Have Enough Time

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.

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