College, trade school, a GED - is one on your bucket list?

This posting is for people who have always wanted to go back to school, but keep putting it off.

There can be many valid reasons for putting going back to school on a bucket list for "someday"... It's hard to change habits and make that jump into something new.

Finances may be tight. Family responsibilities can take a lot of time. Sometimes there just doesn't seem to be a way to make college or GED dreams happen.

Are you one of those people who keep putting off going back to school? Has it been a long time since you were in school?

This site can help you get your GED, if this is holding you back: The Your GED Site.

There are other sites and groups that can help you with the motivation you need to go back to school, whether it is GED class, a trade school, or college. Some links that help with those things are below this posting that you might also find helpful.

The first step is that phone call for an appointment to talk to an admittance person or appointment with  a school guidance person.

After that, you can fill out a FAFSA to see how much money you can get with a student loan. Some schools will help with child care, and have groups and special study areas just for students going back to school after a break.

Of course, be careful about for-profit schools. Public schools can be safer for you. Make sure that you are going to an accredited school and you will be able to transfer your credits later on too.

So... does this article nudge you a little bit? I hope so. I was a nontraditional student and I learned so much. It gave me more self-confidence, and taught me a lot about the world.

All for now,
Betsyanne
Former and current non-traditional student
Kentucky

Here are some more of my Nontrad links:
The Nontrad site and blog
Join Nontrads on Facebook
Nontrads on Yahoo
 Nontrads on Twitter