Adult students often juggle college courses with job and life responsibilities, and The University of Toledo is working to make it easier for nontraditional students to be successful balancing everything.
The College of Adult and Lifelong Learning has created a new Office of Adult Student Extended Services in Rocket Hall Room 1800 that can serve as a one-stop shop for prospective students looking to enroll at UT and current students who need additional assistance.
“The new Office of Adult Student Extended Services is a gateway for adults interested in a college degree but unsure of how to navigate the world of higher education,” said Beth Gerasimiak, senior director of educational services and college relations for the UT College of Adult and Lifelong Learning. “The office is open every business day with extended hours until 7 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday to make it easier for adult students to get the services they need.”
The community is invited to learn more about the office at an open house Monday, Nov. 5, from 3 to 6 p.m. with “Returning to Learning” presentations about the College of Adult and Lifelong Learning’s services at 3:30 p.m. and 5 p.m.
The Office of Adult Student Extended Services provides pre-admissions advising, career and life planning assistance, help with campus resources and services, and advising for prior learning assessment, which is a system that allows adult learners to earn college credit from life experiences through portfolios, standardized testing and industry certification.
Events will continue throughout the week as the UT College of Adult and Lifelong Learning recognizes Nontraditional Student Recognition Week Nov. 5-9. The week will include a book signing with veteran and author Kevin Zimmerman sponsored by the Military Service Center on Tuesday, lunch with the dean on Wednesday, a meet-and-greet with the Nontraditional Student Organization on Thursday, and more. Click here for a full schedule of events for Nontraditional Student Recognition Week.
Contact the UT College of Adult and Lifelong Learning for more information at 419.530.3311 or firstname.lastname@example.org.