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1 So You Want to Go Back to School… Discovering Your Potential, Applying Your Talent University of Minnesota Professional Development Fair March 9, 2010 Janet Pelto, M.A., L.P. Lifework Consultant College of Continuing Education pelto001@umn.edu Now What?

2 3 Truths About Adult Students 1.Most adults are apprehensive Discovering Your Potential, Applying Your Talent University of Minnesota Professional Development Fair March 9, 2010 2.Most adults do well 3.Adults enrich the learning experience for everyone

3 Discovering Your Potential, Applying Your Talent University of Minnesota Professional Development Fair March 9, 2010 Registration vs. Admission Registration = Signing up for a course Admission - Admission application, fee - Transcripts - Official acceptance

4 Discovering Your Potential, Applying Your Talent University of Minnesota Professional Development Fair March 9, 2010 Non-Admitted or Non-Degree Student Anyone taking courses but not formally admitted to a degree or program

5 Discovering Your Potential, Applying Your Talent University of Minnesota Professional Development Fair March 9, 2010 Take Away #1 Cannot Think Way to Answer

6 Take Away #2 Test the Waters; Take a Course! Discovering Your Potential, Applying Your Talent University of Minnesota Professional Development Fair March 9, 2010

7 Discovering Your Potential, Applying Your Talent University of Minnesota Professional Development Fair March 9, 2010 Take Away 3 Online “ How to Take Credit Courses” cce.umn.edu/TakeCourses Key “must” knows Good summary of this session

8 Discovering Your Potential, Applying Your Talent University of Minnesota Professional Development Fair March 9, 2010 Take Away 4 Assistance for Non-Degree Students CCE Information Center 4-4000 CCEinfo@umn.edu

9 Discovering Your Potential, Applying Your Talent University of Minnesota Professional Development Fair March 9, 2010 Answers to Common Questions Old undergraduate credits do not expire Cannot selectively transfer previous credits Credit for life experience rarely approved

10 Agenda Paying for your education Discovering Your Potential, Applying Your Talent University of Minnesota Professional Development Fair March 9, 2010 Educational options Degree basics Admission Service and Resources Q & A

11 Regents Scholarship: Eligibility 75-100 percent position Civil service and union- represented on Layoff List, with approval Form UM 1454, supervisor signature Discovering Your Potential, Applying Your Talent University of Minnesota Professional Development Fair March 9, 2010

12 Regents Scholarship: U Pays 90 % tuition costs: Admitted to and completing first bachelor’s degree Discovering Your Potential, Applying Your Talent University of Minnesota Professional Development Fair March 9, 2010 75% tuition costs: All other eligible credit courses

13 Regents Scholarship: You Pay Discovering Your Potential, Applying Your Talent University of Minnesota Professional Development Fair March 9, 2010 Note: Graduate-level credits the value of Regent Scholarship benefits for exceeding $5250 in calendar year is taxable Remaining tuition Non-tuition fees

14 Regents Scholarship: Example Discovering Your Potential, Applying Your Talent University of Minnesota Professional Development Fair March 9, 2010 Tuition per Credit 1 Regents Scholarship: 90% Regents Scholarship: 75% Employee pays U pays Employee pays U pays Undergraduate $350.76$35.08$315.68$ 87.69$263.07 Graduate, professional$934.332 2 N/A $233.58$700.75 1 09-10 tuition rates; subject to change and vary with situation 2 09-10 Graduate School rate; other graduate and professional school tuition rates vary

15 Discovering Your Potential, Applying Your Talent University of Minnesota Professional Development Fair March 9, 2010 Other Financial Aid Resources More resources available – Pursuing first undergraduate degree – Admitted to a degree or credit program Identify potential resources – Financial Resources Wizard: http://frw.cce.un.edu/frwizardhttp://frw.cce.un.edu/frwizard – “Paying for Your Education: Financial Aid and Other Resources”: http:www.cce.umn.edu/pdfs/CLC/ResAdLearn.pdf http:www.cce.umn.edu/pdfs/CLC/ResAdLearn.pdf File Free Application for Financial Aid (FAFSA): http://onestop.umn.edu/finances/financial_aid/index.html http://onestop.umn.edu/finances/financial_aid/index.html Non-admitted students may qualify College of Continuing Education (CCE) scholarships: http://cce.umn.edu/Information-Center/Financial-Aid/index.html http://cce.umn.edu/Information-Center/Financial-Aid/index.html

16 What’s Available? Discovering Your Potential, Applying Your Talent University of Minnesota Professional Development Fair March 9, 2010

17 Discovering Your Potential, Applying Your Talent University of Minnesota Professional Development Fair March 9, 2010 Degree Basics: Undergraduate Old undergraduate credits do not expire Requirements – Writing course – Liberal Education requirements (version depends on admission) – Major requirements – Writing Intensive requirement – Other

18 Discovering Your Potential, Applying Your Talent University of Minnesota Professional Development Fair March 9, 2010 Degree Basics: Undergraduate, Continued More information – Undergraduate Catalog – Department Web site – Office of Undergraduate Admissions

19 Degree Basics: Graduate/Professional Undergraduate degree in same discipline usually do not required Requirements vary Discovering Your Potential, Applying Your Talent University of Minnesota Professional Development Fair March 9, 2010 Take requirement(s) before admitted? How many? More information: - Department Web site - Prospective student representative

20 Admission: Undergraduate Discovering Your Potential, Applying Your Talent University of Minnesota Professional Development Fair March 9, 2010 Freshman (zero college credits) – Primary factors (e.g., grade point average, ACT or SAT test scores) – Secondary factors (e.g., community service, leadership, overcoming barriers to success)

21 Admission: Undergraduate Continued Discovering Your Potential, Applying Your Talent University of Minnesota Professional Development Fair March 9, 2010 Transfer – College grade point average – ACT or SAT test scores if less than 26 college credits – Primary and secondary factors – College-specific admission requirements

22 Admission: Graduate, Professional Discovering Your Potential, Applying Your Talent University of Minnesota Professional Development Fair March 9, 2010 Grade point average Test scores (e.g., Graduate Record Examination [GRE]) Personal statement Letters of reference Other

23 Services and Resources Discovering Your Potential, Applying Your Talent University of Minnesota Professional Development Fair March 9, 2010

24 Discovering Your Potential, Applying Your Talent University of Minnesota Professional Development Fair March 9, 2010 Assistance for Non-Degree Students CCE Information Center 4-4000 CCEinfo@umn.edu

25 3 Truths About Going Back to School 1. It is doable 2. You can do it 3. It’s worth doing Discovering Your Potential, Applying Your Talent University of Minnesota Professional Development Fair March 9, 2010


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