5 Common Questions About Going to a Junior College as an Adult Answered
Education is the key to unlocking a successful career. However, if you’re an adult considering going to a junior college to continue your education, it can be really intimidating. How will you pay for it? Will this take up too much of your time? Is it necessary or even worth it? Many adults ask these questions and more. We are going to address some of the most commonly asked questions for adults considering going to a junior college.
Will I Be at a Disadvantage Compared to Younger Students?
Absolutely not. When you go back to school as an adult, you may be surprised to notice the amount of adults walking around on campus. The truth is, as an adult, you have the bigger advantage. Your maturity and work experience will be an added bonus to any classroom. Adult students tend to take their education more seriously, which is why many professors are appreciate having them in the classroom.
Is a Degree Even Necessary?
This is something you will need to weigh heavily on your own. Do research on your field of interest in order for you to make the best-educated choice. In today’s highly competitive world, sometimes a degree makes the difference between getting hired and not getting hired. Why not give yourself the competitive edge you need to succeed in a career?
How Long Will It Take to Finish My Degree?
That depends on your program of study. Most adults tend to avoid going back to school, simply because they lack the time available to do so. We get it. That’s why at LA ORT, we offer many different programs, which vary in length between 48 and 78 weeks. Our goal is to get you the best quality education in the shortest amount of time. Best of all, we offer morning, afternoon and evening sessions to meet you schedule.
What If I have Low SAT/ACT Scores?
No problem. Most junior colleges in Los Angeles understand that adults are likely to improve their academics when they return back to college, because now they’ve decided to take their education much more seriously. For this reason, many schools will not require adults to take an admissions test. LA ORT offers a very simple admissions process. Our application asks about past work history, and which programs you’re interested in. After all, our goal is to get you into a career as soon as possible.
Will I Be Able to Afford It?
Most likely. Most junior colleges in Los Angeles offer loans and grants to students who are in financial need. LA ORT has a financial aid office which offers financial aid tuition plans and various student services, specifically catered to the needs of the student. We understand how challenging it is to budget for school, especially when you are providing for other family members, or can’t afford it. We think it’s important that anyone be able to obtain an education. Contact one of our financial aid officers for more information at (323) 966-5444.
We hope that we’ve been able to calm some of your fears about going to a junior college as an adult. If you find that you have additional questions, please contact us and we’ll answer any questions you have. We hope to hear from you soon!