For those of us who have left education, it’s a daunting prospect to go back to school. You’ve probably been working or juggling a job with family obligations, and you’ve been focusing on other commitments. Plus, you’re likely still stuck with rote knowledge from your school years, and you need to change your mindset to make learning more manageable. Fortunately, there are some steps you can take to get yourself prepared for the process.
Remember that your previous educational experience may be transferable. If you attended a college or university during your formative years, you can take advantage of that experience by taking online classes. You can also contact your previous school to request your most recent transcripts. Using this information, the advisors at prospective schools will help you determine whether you can transfer credits and what your degree completion status will be. If so, you’ll be one step closer to earning your degree than you may have realized.
After a long break, it’s tricky to return to study. To boost your confidence, start with a short course or two. You can take multiple subjects simultaneously to help your confidence. Once you’ve achieved this, start with higher level courses. If you’ve studied in the past, you can use the tips below to improve your grades and boost your confidence. Don’t be discouraged if you’ve been away from education for a while, but don’t forget about your dreams!