Lakeland Community College wants to assure adults considering college—whether as a new start or a return to finish a degree—that resources are available to become a student this fall.
An "Adult Learner Info Session" webinar is slated for Tuesday, Sept. 15, from 6-7 p.m. and is intended to address concerns about going to college that are specific to adult learners. More than 30% of Lakeland's student population is comprised of adults ages 25 or older.
"When you haven't seen the inside of a classroom or taken a test in years, it can be a bit intimidating to think about going back to college," said Leslie Mohr, recruitment coordinator. "Lakeland has hundreds of adult students who take classes each semester, so we'd like anyone thinking about going back to school to know that they wouldn't be alone."
The session will focus on commonly asked questions among adults returning to school such as:
• Why should I return to school?
• How long will it take for me to earn a degree or certificate?
• How can I afford college and can I get financial aid?
• How can I start this fall?
Other topics discussed that are typically important to many adult learners include child care, online classes, credit for prior learning/experience, as well as resources to balance work, home and study. Participants will also learn about the pathways to bachelor's or master's degrees available through Lakeland's Holden University Center.
To register for the free info session, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 440.525.7900. A WebEx link to join the session will be sent via email once registered.