Infographic: Common Myths About Returning To School

UW Colleges Shares The Facts On Adult Learning
By UW Colleges

Returning to school after some time away can be scary. Many adult students haven't been in a classroom in years, and academic life is different than working or serving in the military. This new environment and uncertainty about college can often lead to misconceptions about adult learning.

UW Colleges wants to clear up some of the myths about returning to school. We want to see all our students succeed whether they're joining us right out of high school or are coming back after years away. These are some of the biggest myths about adult learning. Here's why they aren't true.

Infographic of the top five myths of returning to college. Myth one: I don't have time. UW Colleges offers flexible class scheduling including evening and online options to fit your life. Myth 2: It's too expensive. UW Colleges offers the lowest tuition in the UW System. Plus, our financial aid options and scholarships can help you pay for college. Myth 3: I've been out of school too long. We provide support in admissions, advising and academic resources to help you every step of the way. Myth four: I won't fit in. You'll find your experiences provide valuable insight and perspective on campus. Myth 5: I won't be successful. We have some of the most successful students in the UW System. Our dedicated professors will help you succeed in the classroom and in life.

There you have it. College can be affordable and accessible for students of any age. If you're ready to take the next step toward your UW degree, visit our adult students page to get started.