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Go Back to College

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Explore your options to finish a degree, get credit for prior learning, or transfer your credits.

Deciding to return to school to complete a degree program is a goal that can change your life. It takes effort and organization to earn a degree or accomplish other goals. But your efforts will help create a clear path to your career success.

Set a Career Goal

Your ultimate goal is to go back to college so you can advance in your career. How do you start planning? It helps to start with your ultimate goal. What job do you want?

  • Explore Careers
    Find resources to explore your career options and set your career goal.
  • Identify Your Transferable Skills
    Transferable skills can be used from one job to another. Understand your skills and how they can transfer to other jobs.
  • See Your Skill Gaps
    Have a career goal in mind? See if there are any skills gaps as you move from one career to another.

Set an Education Goal

Now that you have a career goal in mind, what education and training is needed to make it happen? What are your challenges going back to school as an adult?

  • Plan Your Education
    Find resources to explore your education options and set your training goal.
  • Finish Your Degree
    Explore options to finish a degree that you already started.
  • Transfer Your Credits
    Save time and money. Earn credits for past courses by transferring them from one school to another.
  • Get Credit for Prior Learning
    Some of your past experiences, like paid or volunteer work experience, high school courses, military service, or self-directed learning can be used for academic credit.

Reality Check

Are your future goals realistic? Do you have the resources to make them happen? Budgeting can be an important reality check as you plan for the future.

  • Create a Budget
    Make plans for your money so that you can meet your needs today and in the future.