A Practical Guide for Adults Returning to a Learning Environment

Categories: Apprenticeships

Many adult learners or learners with some college and no credentials simply don’t feel like higher education is for them,” says Terah Crews, a now-CEO who left high school early and entered college in her later adult years.

There is no such thing as too late, too old or too far behind when it comes to education. An estimated 60% of adults have considered returning to school — despite a few anticipated financial hurdles.

Whether you’re a university student who’s taken some time away from school, an employee seeking a career change or someone who’s doing research on the best learning options before taking the leap — you’re far from being the only one.

I understand what it’s like to be the only person over 22 in a classroom,” Crews says.

In a clear statement against the value of traditional higher education, Americans are actively choosing careers over continued education. The majority of available resources — the tools that would typically equip students in their pursuit of secondary learning — are still predominantly tailored for a younger audience. 

This lack of proper resources not only deters countless adults from returning to an academic environment; it often causes those who d

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