SUNY, FSC Offer “Virtual” Help for Adult Learners
July 20, 2020
FSC would love to hear from adults who want to begin or resume a college education, at the Virtual SUNY Adult-Learner College Fair.
Know someone who fits this profile? Then direct them to this online event scheduled for Wednesday, 7/29, in two sessions: 11 a.m. – 1 p.m., and 4 – 6 p.m. As part of the fair, FSC will be conducting a webinar at these times. You must register in advance.
Nearly half of those enrolled in undergraduate higher education today are known as “post -traditional,” or adult students. Their numbers are increasing every day, as adults return to college in record numbers.
This community outreach program, hosted by SUNY, is geared to informing both returning students, as well as adults considering college for the first time. Specifically created for this population, the Fair includes assistance, information, and advice on:
- Financial Aid
- Transfer credits
- Online learning
- Veterans services
- Programs for adults not “college ready”
- Prior learning
The Long Island Educational Opportunity Center (LIEOC) will also be available, for those who need preparation to achieve their academic goals.
“Adults are returning to school in record numbers,” says Judi Cestaro, 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. Others are seeking further training as the demand for higher-skilled workers rises. The one common thread among them is that they are apprehensive. This program is designed to alleviate their concerns.
“I meet with so many adults who wish to pursue a degree or complete one, and don’t know where to begin. We’re joining this SUNY college fair just for them.”
The event includes five other SUNY downstate campuses offering webinars: Nassau and Suffolk County Community Colleges; SUNY Old Westbury; SUNY Empire State College; and Maritime College.
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