Coming back to college when you’re a mature student can seem very intimidating, but it doesn’t mean that you’re making a wrong decision. The most important thing to know is that you’re not alone and there are plenty of others who are in the same position as you. It may seem challenging when being faced with other responsibilities whether it be marriage, kids or work, but once you find a balance the benefits are worth it in the end.
When most mature students make the decision to further their education, the majority of them often end up regretting not going back to college sooner. That’s why it’s great that you’re thinking of taking this opportunity now. Studies have shown that around 75 percent of future positions are expected to need at least some type of certification as well as jobs that need a bachelor’s degree are shown to grow nearly twice as fast as the national average. Therefore, you making the decision to go back to college and further your education is a promising investment in your future.
Luckily at SLC we offer many services that can make the transition easier. During our Welcome Week we have mature student meet ups where you’re able to interact with others who are in the same position as you! So instead of worrying about coming to college as a mature student, give yourself credit for making the decision to further your education and work the profession you’ve always dreamed of.