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Never too late : the adult student's guide to college
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A smart, snappy, and comprehensive guide for the millions of adults who are thinking about going--or going back--to college and want to know how to do it right

As anyone who has done it knows, going back to school is a major undertaking. For younger and older adults alike, starting or returning to school presents different challenges than those encountered by teens fresh out of high school and heading straight to college. Countless Americans take on this task while working, raising kids, caring for parents, volunteering, serving in the military--and in some cases all of the above. Although the "non-traditional" undergraduate student is in fact the new normal, the glut of college guides out there don't include practical advice for the busy moms, frustrated employees, and ambitious adults who are applying to college or hoping to finish earning a degree.

Never Too Late will help readers jump-start a new professional path or speed down the one they're already on by guiding them through vital questions: What should I study? How can I afford the time and money required to get a college degree? How do I compare schools? With key chapters on flexibility ("It's About Time!" and "Face-to-Face or Cyberspace?") and rankings of the best colleges for grown-ups diving back into the books, Never Too Late is an essential reference for adults seeking a richer life--and a meaningful place in our rapidly changing economy and world.

Table of Contents
Chapter 1Going Back to College: The Decision, Now the Questionsp. 1
Chapter 2You. An Adult. In College. Is This Really Happening?p. 8
Chapter 3Why Do You Want to Go Back to School?p. 19
Chapter 4Tips for Exploring New Career Optionsp. 25
Chapter 5Making Sense of the College Landscapep. 46
Chapter 6Comparing Colleges and Programsp. 68
Chapter 7Smart Ways to Pay: Tuition as an Investment in Your Futurep. 80
Chapter 8It's About Time!: Finding the Program That Fits Your Schedule and Timelinep. 102
Chapter 9Face-to-Face or Cyberspace: Deciding What Works for Youp. 116
Chapter 10Why Learn It Twice?p. 129
Chapter 11Apply Yourself: Navigating the Admissions Processp. 148
Chapter 12From Service to School: Resources for Veterans and Their Dependentsp. 159
Chapter 13Getting College Support to Succeedp. 183
Chapter 14What If My Skills Are Rusty?p. 197
Chapter 15Lean on Them ... Your Personal Support Systemp. 206
Acknowledgmentsp. 219
Appendix ACollege Rankings for the Adult Learnerp. 222
Appendix BGlossaryp. 346
Appendix CTips as You Start Your Studiesp. 360
Appendix DAdult Learners Interviewed for This Bookp. 367
Referencesp. 372
About the Authorsp. 374
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