Many adult learners have waited a long time for their dream of earning a college degree to become reality. Some adults wait because they are concerned about their academic skills. Others are unsure if they will fit in with a more traditional aged student population. Some don’t know if they can afford college. Some are concerned about transferring credits from a previously attended college or university. Some adults just feel generally overwhelmed by the whole idea of college. If you have been away from school for awhile and have concerns about returning, Middlesex Community College is ready to help.
If you have been away from school for a while and have concerns about returning, Middlesex Community College is ready to help.
Introducing At Last!, the Adult Learner Student Team at MxCC. Becoming a member of the At Last! program is easy and has many benefits. The program consists of a college success seminar during the first semester, individual and group advising, and monthly group meetings for support and friendship.
The college success seminar helps students learn how to study more effectively, set priorities, manage time, review career options, and become familiar with the services offered at MxCC. One major part of the seminar is learning how to use Blackboard, an online course management system used for traditional on-campus classes as well as online courses. This training helps students become more comfortable with the technology needed for online coursework.
Under the direction of MxCC’s dean of students, adult learners in the program have immediate and continued access to a senior-ranking administrator who can help with a wide variety of concerns along the way.
Nearly 40 percent of America’s college students are nontraditional students. They are workers who’ve gone back to school, former members of the military embarking on new careers, and single parents wanting to do better for their families. (Alan Tripp, The Washington Post, March 25, 2011)
How to apply:
Contact the Middlesex Community College Enrollment Services Office at 860-343-5719 to tell us you are interested in At Last! Find out how to apply and how to make an appointment for a placement test. Your name and contact information will be forwarded to Dean of Students Adrienne Maslin, the At Last! program director, for follow-up. Most communication is handled by email, so please check your email frequently.