Earning a college degree is the best route to a fulfilling career with great earning potential. But many people are not able to complete a degree right after high school, and find themselves caught up in the whirlwind of life. Jobs, families, and countless other responsibilities can stand in the way when you want to begin a degree program—or finish one you started years ago. Returning to school as an adult may be the best decision you can make for your future, but in the here and now, it’s daunting. How do you know that you are ready for the challenges and demands of collegelevel study?
You may be better prepared than you think. Most adults have a job history, experience and aptitudes that put them squarely on the college-ready spectrum. Skills you have acquired while working, serving in the military or raising a family are often applicable to college readiness, but how can you be sure?
University College of Syracuse University can help you assess your skills and prepare for an education that can lead to a meaningful career. UC offers the College Readiness Evaluation, an online program that indicates whether you are ready for the requirements of college study. You’ll learn where your strengths are, which areas need improvement, and how you can address your areas of weakness.
The College Readiness Program gives you the opportunity to assess the skills you’ll need in the classroom and the workplace, including:
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You may learn that your skill levels indicate readiness for college study, and you can begin a degree program at your convenience. Or you may discover deficiencies in certain areas and decide to continue with self-paced, online study to improve your scores on a reassessment.
The program also features a career component, so you can explore occupations that interest you and decide which ones are a good match for your talents, aptitudes, and vocational or professional goals.
For a limited time, Syracuse University is offering this program for a special rate of $125 per person. This fee includes the assessment as well as all the remedial modules you need to master each competency, for up to a year. You will also be invited to an evening information session with the University College staff, where you can learn about part-time study options that lead to a Syracuse University degree.
If you decide to apply to a part-time degree program at SU, you can be sure that you’ll receive all the help you need to navigate the process, from registration to graduation. UC’s academic advisers assist students in choosing courses, selecting majors, and even arranging for tutoring and child care. Financial aid advisers help you locate the funds you need to complete your education without drowning in debt. Soon you’ll be well on your way to an SU degree, with an international reputation for excellence.
Contact University College today, and get started down the path to a future filled with opportunities. Call 443-3225; email email@example.com; and visit the website uc.syr.edu. Learn more about the College Readiness Program at uc.syr.edu/ready.