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After being in the workforce for a while, are you now ready to tackle academia?
That’s fantastic. Earning a college degree could propel you towards new career opportunities or just give you the satisfaction of knowing that you accomplished a major goal. Whatever your reasons are, there are some things that you can do to make your transition from work to school a little smoother.
Be Prepared - Take a good look at your college handbook, and any other literature the school's admissions office has to offer. Read the course descriptions and academic policies so you know what to expect during your college experience.
Don’t Procrastinate - As we know, stuff always happens when we least expect it. Computers crash, we get sick or we get swamped with family obligations. That’s why it’s a good idea to stay on top of your assignments. This way if something should come up, you’ll already have your assignments completed.
Get Familiar with the Alumni Association - Your school’s alumni association is a place where graduates share with their peers their experiences, practices, news, and success strategies. You could get more insight on your field of interest or make new connections that could help you in the long run.
Ease into it - If it’s been a long time since you were in school, pace yourself. You might want to start with classes that you know you will enjoy so you can acclimate yourself to the college environment. Once you get your bearings you can then tackle the difficult subjects.
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