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Help is available for students with disabilities

Returning to college as an adult can be challenging, particularly if you have a disability. Student services staff offer a few tips for finding resources and accommodations to support your academic journey.

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Transferring to a 4-year school may be worth it

Earning a bachelor’s degree can boost your career — and your salary. Here are six tips for transferring to a 4-year school after earning your associate degree.

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Taking a break from school can prove beneficial

There are many good reasons students choose to take time away from college. UW–Madison student Annie Lewis shares her story.

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Cultivating college knowledge for first-generation adult students

One of our academic advisors provides advice and support for first-generation returning adult college students in this column published in the Wisconsin State Journal.

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Myths persist about earning an online degree

Four common myths about earning your college degree online — and what you should know instead.

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Funding your return to college as an adult student

Learn some tips — like how to find funding sources — from one of our student services coordinators on how to fund your return to college as an adult student.

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Manage expectations when returning to school

Tips on setting priorities, communicating needs and maintaining your well-being.

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Set yourself up for a successful school year by leveraging school resources

As the school year commences, be prepared to reach out and ask your school for help when it comes to your academics, health and financial well-being.

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Turn college rejection into opportunity

A college rejection can sting, but there is more than one way to reach your academic goals.

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Plan now for return to school in fall as adult student

Read about some actions you can take during summer downtime to prepare for fall applications and enrollment in your continuing education.

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Seek clarity on remote work in a job search

Tips for job seekers on balancing issues of personal health and safety with employer expectations for remote or in-person work.

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Do you need a degree? Consider other educational options

Read about a variety of beneficial educational options outside of getting a degree, by our student services coordinator Ace Hilliard.

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