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College and career resources designed specifically for adults going back to school.

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For no-nonsense information and guidance, infographics, and resources for those going back to school.

Considerations for Going Back to School

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Top 5 Reasons for Adults to Get a College Degree

It’s never too late to improve your education.

Should I Go to School Full-time?

Learn the pros and cons of enrolling as a full-time student.

Finding Your Ideal College/Program

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Find the Best College for You

From size of school to location and cost, here’s what you should look for in a college.

Healthcare Jobs that Require Only 2-4 Years of School

Choose the healthcare job that works with your busy schedule.

Earning College Credit at a Tenth of the Cost

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5 Things to Know about DSST & CLEP Exams

Learn five things to know before diving into CLEP and DSST tests to maximize your outcome.

The Phenomenal Savings of Prior Learning Credit

Earn college credit for information you’ve learned outside the classroom.

Preparing for Graduate School

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How to Write a Successful Statement of Purpose

Learn how to highlight your goals and showcase your skills while composing your statement of purpose.

The GRE Exam

Everything you need to know about taking and preparing for the exam.

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