Adult and college chat
Making those adjustments doesn’t require enormous resources or staff time.
You are joining legions of other students who have gone back to school later in life.
But “micro-frustrations” can add up, especially for adult learners who already have to find extra energy for school—squeezing in classwork during a lunch break or after kids have gone to bed at night.
College should be hard—it’s supposed to challenge and stretch students.
We need more college graduates nationwide, and we’re only going to get them if we can make college fit within the lives and needs of a diverse population.
Online learning gets us closer, but it has to be matched with thoughtful design of the whole educational experience.
But before you go back, here are 10 important things you need to know: Every year, thousands of college degrees are being earned by adult learners who are just as busy, motivated, and financially tapped-out as you are.