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Have I Got a Group for You!!

If you are wondering if there are support groups out there, beyond this blog, there are!  The Association for Non-Traditional Students in Higher Education (ANTSHE) defines their mission as “international partnership of students, academic professionals, institutions, and organizations whose mission is to encourage and coordinate support, education, and advocacy for the adult learner.”

ANTSHE provides a variety of support options, including “Loggers, Bloggers and other Interesting Nontrad Stuff.”  If you have returned to school as a Nontrad, there is a survey you can complete that will assess your institution’s services toward the adult Learner.

For more information, click here.

Workshops and outreach programs

Written January 25th, 2010
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Many Community Colleges throughout the U.S. have workshops and/or support groups for the Non-Traditional Student – whether you have taken the leap to enroll or not. There is no obligation to enroll in the college if you attend a workshop. Community Colleges understand that it may take a while to make your decision.

For instance, the “Know How 2 Go” workshop at East Georgia College (a Community College) provides information to assist in the decision-making, e.g. time management, student loan and grant information, enrollment tips and deadlines, and so on. Other schools, from coast to coast, also offer workshops.

Please see the links below to get an idea of the outreach services provided by the nation’s Community Colleges. Let them help you!

http://www.aacc.edu/adultlearners/careerworkshops.cfm (Anne Arundel Community College, Maryland)

http://www.deltacollege.edu/dept/comserv/programs_adults.html – also asks for ideas for workshops for adult learners (San Joaquin Delta College, California)

http://www.ega.edu/clubs/ – Club for Non-Traditional Students (East Georgia College, Georgia)