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FEATURED BACK TO COLLEGE BOOK:
Adult Students: An Insider’s Guide to Getting into College: Strategies from Adult Students and Admission Officers, by Gen S. Tanabe and Kelly Y. Tanabe (Supercollege). A great book written by college admissions experts… this book is for adults who need help navigating the path from working life to student life, particularly the many changes in the admissions process over the past 10 years, is covered, including collecting and filling out application forms, writing a winning admissions essay, and applying for and securing financial aid.
OTHER BACK TO COLLEGE/ADULT LEARNER BOOKS:
501 Ways for Adult Students to Pay for College, by Gen Tanabe and Kelly Tanabe (Supercollege).
The Adult Student’s Guide to Survival and Success, by Al Siebert, Ph.D. and Mary B. Karr (Practical Psychology Press).
Going Back to School, by Frank Joe Bruno (IDG).
New Beginnings: A Guide for Adult Learners, by Linda Simon (Prentice-Hall).
You Can Do It: A Guide for the Adult Learner and Anyone Going Back to School Mid-Career, by Harry G. Turner (Merritt).
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