Seminar to help adult students ready for college

Published 8:25 pm Wednesday, December 1, 2010

The New Options Seminar for adults interested in beginning college for the first time or returning to school after being out for a long period time is being held at the Clanton campus of Jeff State Community College on Friday.

“If you’ve ever thought about going to school and if you’ve done it then, look where you would be now,” said Ann Fulner, New Options Program director. “If you’re thinking about coming to school now, if you begin now, look where you will be in a year, three years or five years down the road.”

The 30-year-old New Options Program is a support program to help adults achieve an education successfully.

At the New Options Program seminar financial aid options, book lending, Jeff State admissions applications, class options and other concerns or questions will be discussed.

Some of the main concerns some adults going back to school or who are starting school for the first time have are: juggling numerous hats, worrying will they be a successful student, how are they going to pay for this and how will they handle all of their responsibilities, said Fulner.

“Adults who have not been to school in a long time face challenges of thinking will they do better this time because some haven’t studied for years,” said Fulner. “The New Options Program is here to walk them through.”

The seminar is free to those interested and will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., in room 104.

For more information or to register call 205-856-7718.