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Need-to-Know Tips for Adults Going Back to School

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Students of all ages have a number of factors to consider when they are heading back to school, from health concerns and helpful study tips to making strong connections to help further their careers. While it takes time to get used to managing academic stress, finances and busy schedules, students can gain the right preparation by following a few easy tips from the get go.

Medical Exams and Other Prerequisites

Students enrolled in healthcare programs may be required to meet specific health prerequisites, these may include having up-to-date immunizations, a negative tuberculosis test and a letter from a physician stating they're in good health. Students enrolling in practical nursing courses they may likely understand that the process is necessary and will ultimately benefit them in the long run.

Time Management

There are a number of factors that can help students improve their time management skills, including getting a good night's sleep, healthy amounts of exercise and completing class assignments a little bit each day instead of letting it all pile up days before an exam. Not only can students improve their health by eating nutritious foods and staying physically active, but they can keep their schedules busy and find it easier to manage their time when they know that they might not have all evening to get research papers or reading done.

Financial Habits

When students begin their path toward self discovery during college, a major responsibility that comes along with the journey is practicing smart financial habits. Whether students have a friend who is studying to become an accounting and payroll administrator or they themselves are seeking that academic path, asking a knowledgeable peer for help is a wise way to make sure that young adults are not making poor decisions when it comes to their budget. A number of smartphone apps are available to help students organize their bills and payments on the go, so they can decide right away if that extra afternoon latte is really worth it in the end.

Students who want to train for a new career can start by enrolling in a program at CDI College. For more information, fill out the form on the right.

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