If you’ve decided to resume school after time off, than there’s no reason to be afraid of the admission process. If you’re a transfer student, a mom, a worker bee, a veteran…it doesn’t matter, the school application process is not as demanding as you would think and can be done with ease.
The first thing to do is figure out which technical school, online education program or university is appealing to your interests and supplies you with the schedule you need (if you can only take night classes, don’t attend a school that offers just daytime courses). Next, you need to figure out application deadlines and dates. For many virtual campuses, deadlines are rolling but if you want a real-time university, there are probably stricter time-lines. Lastly, are there special requirements are exemptions for your situation. Many schools don’t need ACT or SAT scores for older adults and some offer credit for real world experience.
- You may need to contact your high school guidance office for transcripts or another college if you started and left
- You may need to get information about parking/bus services around campus
- You may need to inquire about transferring credit
- You may need/want a tour of your campus
- You may need to speak with a school advisor
For more an admission checklist for first-timers: Admission Process