Know your limitations.
Keep at it!
Don't take on too much at once.
Don't be afraid to ask questions or ask for help.
Never give up!!
You're never too old!
Don't overload yourself.
Be sure to balance your workload between job, family, and college.
OUR STUDENTS SAY…
"My experience at MTC as an adult learner has been wonderful. The admission counselors are excellent in helping guide you in the right direction as well as making the application process clear and simple. Though being apprehensive about what the classroom experience would be like being older, I find it to be full of supportive students, peers, and mentors. No matter our ages, we all share the common goal of earning a degree in something we are passionate about and have helped each other be successful in reaching that goal no matter what it takes."
-- Danielle McClelland
"Going to college as an adult has been one of the best choices of my life. I have been met with acceptance from students and faculty. They have helped me realize my potential to strive for goals that I couldn’t have imagined existed. I’ve learned to progress regardless of life’s obstacles. It is life changing."
-- Tammy Marks
OUR PROFESSORS SAY ABOUT OUR ADULT STUDENTS …
"I truly enjoy having adult learners in my classes. They bring real-world experiences to the discussion table which helps them relate very well to what we are teaching. Their experiences help other traditional students to see what it's like in the job market. Adult students make great students!!"
-- Lea Anna Harrah, Professor, Marion Technical College
“Adult students have life-experiences and a wealth of knowledge that enhances the MTC learning environment. In the classroom I appreciate the resources and advice the adult learners share with their fellow students and the faculty. The blend of non-traditional and traditional students truly enriches the educational experience at MTC. Seeing a student grow professionally and personally while realizing his/her goals is truly rewarding experience.”
~Christy Culver, Associate Professor, Marion Technical College
"Adult students are valuable contributors to the education we provide at MTC. Textbooks sometimes provide an idealistic view of how things are supposed to work; adult students provide a very realistic view of how things actually work in the "real-world" of business. The experience of adult students and the fresh perspective of younger students combine to create a learning experience not found in a traditional four-year college classroom."
-- Bob Haas, Associate Dean of Business and Information Technologies, Marion Technical College