Preparing to Go Back to College as a Working Adult

If you have reached the point in your career where you’ve decided that you should go back to school, take heart: millions of adults 30 and older are beginning this process, too.

Lindenwood Online has put together some of the tips that we’ve gathered from adults in our program—people just like you, who would like to strengthen or advance their careers or who have decided to follow new career paths.

Programs Tailored to Older Students’ Expectations

Most adults who would like to earn a graduate degree or finish a bachelor’s degree will continue to work. We know that the combination of a job, school, and family or other obligations can be daunting for students, especially those who haven’t stepped foot in a classroom in decades. However, working adults can meet those challenges by enrolling in an online program, which offers flexibility and convenience. The key is to choose an accredited university or program with features that will help them successfully earn an undergraduate or graduate degree.

The adults in Lindenwood Online’s programs want

  • Flexible Schedules. An online program allows to you learn, listen to, or read lessons and discuss class assignments when you have the time. This is a great option for those who work during the day and also have family responsibilities in the evening, or who handle varying shifts.
  • Degrees That Will Advance Your Career. Adult students who want to take their careers to the next level, or are looking for a different challenge altogether, choose degrees that lead to stable, in-demand jobs. Our online students know what they want out of a career, and they concentrate on reliable programs like an MS in nursing, an MA in leadership, a BS in criminal justice, or a master’s in business (MBA).
  • A University of Support. You may not be in the classroom, but you’re still looking to connect to other students, as well as the school’s faculty and staff. Online education is sometimes viewed as a solitary activity, but it’s actually engaging for students and instructors because of the many opportunities that are available to communicate. Lindenwood Online provides financial aid support, career planning, and student services like tutoring, too. It’s all a part of the online experience that offers encouragement and connection.
  • Faculty Members Who Work in the “Real World.” Students in Lindenwood Online gain more than just theoretical mastery of their programs’ requirements. They also benefit from learning from faculty members who have a complete understanding of what they’re teaching because they live it every day–during work. Our criminal justice classes, for example, are taught by experienced criminal justice professionals, and our nursing instructors share their knowledge of what it’s like to undertake duties in a hospital. It’s the best way to learn about your new career.

Lindenwood Online’s accredited programs are convenient for adults who want to earn a bachelor’s or master’s degree within a flexible format. Call us today at 1-636-373-7719 to learn more about our online programs.