Nearly half of those enrolled in undergraduate higher education today are known as "non-traditional" – or adult - students. That number is increasing every day, as working adults are returning to college in record numbers.
That's why Farmingdale State College is hosting an Adult-Learner College Fair on Wednesday, March 21. This community outreach is geared to informing both returning students, as well as adults considering college for the first time. The workshops, which have been designed with these groups in mind, include assistance, information and advice on:
• Financial Aid
• Admissions primer for prospective students
• Transfer credits
• Career information
• Online learning
• Veterans' services
The Adult-Learner College Fair will be held Wednesday, March 21 from 6-8 p.m. at the College's Campus Center. And in a first of its kind, representatives from Long Island's four other SUNY schools will be on hand. Long Island EOC will be available for those who need special preparation to achieve their academic goals. Registration is required at farmingdale.edu/adult-learner
Additional information is available at 934-420-5446.
"Working adults are returning to school in record numbers," said Judi Cestaro, Farmingdale's director of Transfer Services. "Some are beginning their college career as an undergraduate, some are returning to complete what they started as an 18-20 year old, and others are seeking further training as the demand for higher-skilled workers rises.
"I meet with so many adults who wish to pursue a degree or complete one, and don't know where to begin. We're hosting this college fair just for them."