Adult Education

Are you thinking about going to college? Great!

Adult Education.

You've been thinking about this for a while, and you've made your decision: you want a college education.

Congratulations! You are about to become part of the fastest growing group of students on U.S. college campuses. Million of adults over 30 are pursuing their professional dreams and personal fulfillment.

Colleges love adult students, because they are serious, and usually committed to what they are studying.

Seniors! This is your time. Go for a degree, or to take all those classes you wish you had taken.

Search on "Adult Education;" search on Adult Education in your state, in your city, in your areas of interest. This is a huge field.

You have questions:

  • How do I get into college?

  • Do I have to take a full load of classes each semester? (Not unless you are enrolled in a regular degree program)

  • Can I get credit for life experiences?

  • Will I be able to compete with younger college students?

  • Are there tests I should take?

  • Are there any special college programs for adults?

  • Will I be able to manage a full time job and college?

  • Can I do this online or with distance learning?

  • Are there retraining programs?

  • Are there ESL (English as a Second Language) programs for adults who want an education?

  • How do I get into college if I don't have a high school diploma?

  • When I start, do I have to know what my major will be?

  • Are there fast-track programs for graduate degrees?

  • What about a community college?

  • How can I pay for it?

  • Would I be eligible for scholarships?


As an adult college student, you have choices. You can enroll as a regular college student, or in programs specifically designed for busy adults. If travel to a college or university is difficult, distance education, or an online degree may be your answer. You may be interested in attending a technical college that concentrates on preparation for high tech positions, or in learning a trade at a specialized school.

On these Everything-About-College pages you will find answers to all your questions and concerns.

Where do I start? What do I do first to get into college?

Adult College Admissionss

Adult Education Financial Aid



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