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Thinking About Going Back to School? Consider These 5 Factors First

Tuesday, August 2, 2022

Most people don’t associate going to college with adults over the age of 25. But the advent of COVID-19 and changing times have challenged the norms, with many adults considering the idea of going back to school to upskill, pursue their career dreams, or just to continue learning.

If you fall in any of these categories or the idea of getting a degree/certification has crossed your mind recently, this blog is for you.

Here are five factors to consider if you are thinking about going back to school as an adult:


Do You Have Time?

Time constraints are often the top hurdle for adults considering returning to school. The degree or certification that you decide to pursue will depend on the time you are willing to take out from your daily schedule. Online programs at CDI College are a great fit for individuals who find it hard to squeeze in time for traditional, in-person classes. Online programs give you the flexibility to complete your course work at any time of the day. 


Will this give a boost to your career dreams?

Does the program you are thinking about pursuing add value to your professional profile? A thorough understanding of the curriculum can go a long way in finding out whether the program will benefit your professional goals. You can get in touch with CDI College representatives to find out how the degree or certification helped alumni with their career trajectory.


Will you be eligible for financial aid?

Money is an essential factor to consider when thinking about going back to school. If you are currently employed, you may want to check with your organization to see if they will cover part of your study expenses. At CDI College, you can check out the financial options available to fund your education or apply for a scholarship, if eligible.


How to choose the right college? 

Research is vital when looking at the right institution to pursue your education. Many individuals cannot afford the time or money to earn a four-year degree. Career colleges that offer accelerated learning should be the priority for individuals seeking fast-track education for career-ready skills. Furthermore, industry-seasoned instructors can bring real-life experience to the classroom.


How CDI College can make a difference

CDI College has campuses across Canada and is one of the premier educational institutes to offer accelerated career training diplomas with instruction by industry-experienced professionals. You can complete your education in as little as a year, with the majority of programs offering practicum experience as well!

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