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Six Things To Make Life Easier As An Adult Student

Time management while going back to school as an adult student


Once you have decided to go back to school do some research. Make sure the profession you have chosen is in demand and that you'll easily get a job once you have graduate. Also make sure the career you have chosen is for you. You don't want to spend all your time and money to only realize you don't enjoy the job. Our Education Consultants would be happy to sit down with you and guide you in the right direction.

Financial Plan

School costs money, there is no getting around that and as an adult you likely all ready have a lot of financial responsibilities. Don't let that deter you from going back to school, with some sacrifice and planning tuition can be budgeted into your expenses. As they say, "If there is a will, there is a way!" City College Financial Aid Officer is always available to discuss your personal needs.

Time Management

Life as an adult is all ready a hectic one. You may have kids, a full time job and home duties to take care of. Throw school in the mix and your plate may seem to be overflowing. That's where great time management comes in. The key to success is plan, plan and more planning. Look at your schedule and see where school best fits into your day. City College offers morning, evening and weekend courses. Having a hard time deciding which works best for you? Come see one of our Education Consultants, they'll sit down with you and figure out a plan of action.

Study Time

Tests are a big part of school. It is important that you make time to study, set out a plan of when and how long you will study for. With a plan you won't feel rushed. It gives you the time to study in parts, allowing your brain to absorb information more easily. Cramming is never a good idea. Especially as an adult, your life is busy and sometimes things come up, if you leave it to the last minute you may not have the proper amount of time to study. Studying under stress also prevents your brain from fully committing things into memory. So take your time, make a plan and give yourself an ample amount of time to study.


Sleep is very important so don't neglect it. Studies have shown that the brain stores what we have leaned during our sleep. Which means staying up late cramming creates two negatives; one - you won't remember all you have read and two - you'll be really tired when writing your test or while learning in class. Also without proper sleep mixed with all the extra duties you have as an adult student you will eventually burnout. Do yourself a favour and get some sleep, show up to class well rested and ready to learn.

Make a Friend

Exchange contact information with at least one person in class. It's important to attend every class but we all know life happens. Having this contact will come in handy, if you miss a day you can find out what you missed and get a copy of their notes. It also helps to have someone to study with and just having that support system is nice.

Our Education Consultants are here to guide you in the right direction!


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