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Questions to Ask Yourself About Returning to School

Why Going Back to School Is Worth It – Do any of these five questions resonate with you?

There are also personal and emotional aspects to consider when deciding to return to school. Here are five questions many returning adult students ask themselves when deciding to finish their degree. See if any resonate with you.

Question #1: “What do I do now?” 

Unexpected life events like a layoff or divorce, or expected events like children leaving the nest, can make you wonder, “What do I do now?” Now that you have the time, going back to school could be a new strategy to help you in your next phase of life.

Question #2: “What if…?” 

Planning ahead for one’s future is empowering, and returning to school can be a huge part of that. Asking, “What if…?” can be the first step to something new and exciting.

Question #3: “What else can I do with my life?” 

Some returning adult students find themselves in what feels like a dead end job, or in careers that have an early retirement age (like military personnel). Returning to school is an opportunity to finish your degree and explore new career paths and passions.

Question #4: “What do I need to do to be promoted?” 

Many higher-level positions require a college degree. If you love the industry and/or company you work for but crave advancement, finishing your degree could open doors.

Question #5: “Why not finish what I started?” 

Whatever their reason for not completing their degree in the past, many returning adult students eventually want the satisfaction of finishing what they started.  Greater Minds makes it easier than ever to find the right program to quickly finish your degree.

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