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Adult Learners



A collection of articles for those returning to school or engaged in continuing education. Articles for adult learners include topics such as choosing between post-secondary options, getting a GED, and more.

Adult Learners Articles

Should I Attend a Junior College
Do you know if you should try going to a Junior College instead of going straight into a State College or University? Read this article to discover the pros and cons of attending a Jr.College vs. State College or University.

Choosing a Vocational School
Vocational or career training schools help build skills and knowledge for specific jobs. This article reviews the history of vocational education, on-the-job training programs, and offer you tips to help you choose the right vocational school.

The Facts about Getting a GED
Are you considering taking the General Education Development, also known as GED, test? Is a high school diploma better than a GED? Read this article to find out the pros and cons of a GED and the facts about getting a GED.

Types of Vocational Schools
Vocational schools, also known as trade schools or career colleges and sometimes vo-tech schools, provide specific, focused job training. Vocational school can be an alternative to high school or a post-secondary education choice.

Choosing a College Major
Whether you plan to attend a junior college, state college, or a university, you will need to choose a college major. Choosing a major in college is an important decision. Keep reading to learn what to consider when choosing a major.

Choosing a College Minor
Most students choose a college major, and many choose a college minor as well. Declaring a minor as well as a major can serve several purposes. Learn what to look for when choosing a minor to compliment your major in this article.

The Bachelors Degree
Going to college? Pursuing a higher education? Learn more about the bachelor's degree in this article, including what a bachelor's degree is, types of bachelor's degrees, benefits of getting a bachelor's degree, and the value of a bachelor's degree.

The Masters Degree
Already in college? Have your bachelor's degree? Deciding on more education? The master’s degree is an advanced or graduate degree. Find out what types of master's degrees are available and the value of getting a master's degree in this article.

Financial Aid Options for College
As part of your application for college, you may be filing a financial aid application. Wondering what scholarships, loans, or grants are available? Find out about financial aid options are available for students headed to college in this article.

Financial Aid Options for Graduate School
Already have a college degree? Deciding to go to graduate school? Not sure what financial aid options are for graduate school? Find out what financial aid options are available specifically for students wanting to get a graduate degree.

What Is an Education Consultant
An education consultant, or certified education planner, assists a family in making educational decisions. Find out what benefits an education consultant can provide and information on choosing an education consultant in this article.

Why Go To Graduate School
Why go to graduate school? Many people who complete high school and get a college degree are not sure whether to continue their education. This article will explain why you should go to graduate school. Keep reading for the benefits of graduate school.

University vs Community College
Are you having difficulty deciding whether to attend a community college or a university? What are the differences in a university versus a community college? This article will help you compare community college and university benefits.

GED vs. High School Diploma
Is a general education diploma (GED) comparable to a high school diploma? This article reviews requirements for a GED vs. high school diploma, new changes coming to the GED, and how a GED compares to a high school diploma.

Adults Returning to College
Years ago there were very few adults returning to college. In the last several years more adults are deciding to return to school. They are often called "non-traditional students." If you are thinking of returning to college, this article is a must read.

Find Scholarships
There are many types of scholarships available. Finding scholarships can be difficult, but this article will inform you about types of scholarships, how to look for scholarships, and places to look to find scholarships, making your search easier.

Graduate Degree
Are you considering a graduate degree, whether a master's degree, or doctorate This article contains information on general requirements for graduate degrees, definitions of graduate degrees, and graduate degree statistics.

Arts vs Sciences
Choosing a college major involves choosing between topics of study in the arts vs. sciences. This article defines the arts and sciences, points out differences in art vs. science majors and classes. Keep reading for more on arts vs. sciences.

Trade Schools
This article defines what trade schools are, and explains types of trade schools, information on how to find trade schools, and pros and cons of trade schools. It gives tips on how to decide which trade schools to consider. Keep reading for more on trade schools.

College vs Military
When considering one's options after high school, college vs. military is often a consideration. This article looks at what colleges have to offer and what the military offers, as well as some incentives for combining college education with military service.

College vs High School
In this article we take a look at college vs. high school. What changes and differences do you need to prepare for as you make the transition from high school education and lifestyle to a college education and lifestyle?

University vs Technical School
University vs. technical school is a question on many high school graduates' minds. Considerations to review include cost, the amount of time required, one's life situation, and career goals. Learn about career training at technical schools verses how attending university may help your career.

Continuing Education
Continuing education is used to mean education of many types, but it generally refers to education that is beyond a first bachelor’s degree, outside of a degree program, and does not involve learning of a language of the country in which one resides. To understand more about the many opportunities for continuing education, keep reading.

Technical School
Technical schools are related to technical colleges, trade schools, and vocational schools. This article explains what a technical school is, how to find technical schools, and what types of technical schools exist.

College vs Work
Choosing what to do after high school can lead to a consideration of a number of options: join the military, join the Peace Corps, go to college, get a job and enter the workforce. This article looks at the choice of college or work and discusses the pros and cons of college vs work.

Benefits of College - Junior College
Academic quality is not the only important factor to consider in college choices. Finding an atmosphere that will be comfortable goes a long way towards promoting a successful college experience. Here are some of the elements to consider in deciding whether a small college or junior college might be the best choice.

Benefits of Higher Education
While some people assume from the start that a college or university degree is worth it for them, others look at the cost and time versus the earnings one might gain from employment and the possibility of loans and question the benefits of another degree. This article looks at the value of a higher education.

Online Technical Schools
Online schools are institutions that grant degrees to students who do not attend a campus but receive instruction over the Internet. Technical schools are secondary or post-secondary vocational schools that train students in career paths. This article is about technical schools that offer online classes.

Career College
A career college provides training that prepares students for or continues their training in a career area. It may be a community or junior college with a two-year program, or a four-year college, even though these institutions are less closely associated with careers. Read this more article for more information on career colleges.

Accredited Vocational Schools
Not all vocational training is received in a school: apprenticeships and on-the-job training are time-honored ways of learning certain trades and learning them well. But if you’re looking for a vocational school, make sure you find an accredited one.

Trade School Programs
More and more, websites use the term trade school as an equivalent of vocational school or career school. This ignores the fact that many vocational and career schools do not teach the trades - which is the point of going to trade school. Learn more here.

Nursing Vocational Schools
This article discusses the types of vocational schools for nurses, as well as the types of nurses and nursing education available. It also provides a chart, organized by state, of vocational and technical schools offering nursing education.

What Is the GED?
GED stands for "General Education Development" test offered through each state's education system. This article explains what the GED is and provides useful sources for people seeking a GED or considering doing so.