It used to be that adult college students were the exception rather than the rule. But with the daunting challenges of modern-day jobs and families, National Center for Education Statistics indicate that college students are older than ever before.* To keep pace, this Thursday and Friday Monroe College will be taking the extraordinary step of holding an Admissions All-nighter to help those busy adult students maximize their chance to enroll for college this fall.
“In essence, the so-called non-traditional student is becoming the norm,” said Vice President for Student Affairs Roberta Greenberg. “As a result we need to go out of our way to give them the best chance to succeed. That’s why we’re stopping at nothing, including staying up all night for registration, emphasizing flexible scheduling and online learning, and putting extensive resources into job development and career counseling.”
The Admissions All-nighter to help adult students enroll in the Fall, 2006 Semester will begin at 9:00am on Thursday, August 31 and last all the way through 1:00pm on Friday, September 1. Throughout the Admissions All-nighter, new students, students returning to Monroe, and transfer students who qualify can complete the entire admissions process– application, placement testing, transfer credit evaluation, acceptance, financial aid, and registration – and still have the rest of the Labor Day weekend to enjoy one last blast of summer.
“It’s interesting that because of the pressures of every day life, more college students take longer to complete college than ever before,” said Vice President Greenberg. That’s why Monroe College created a tri-semester calendar. This way adult students have the best chance to get their degree and get a professional career launched as soon as possible.” Along with the very serious job of registering adult students for fall classes, Monroe’s Admissions All- ighter will include live music, Hollywood Krieg Lights, and the early morning aroma of Monroe Blend coffee, endorsed and roasted by our Culinary Arts Department along with mugs and a muffins baked by our Culinary students. Also, on Thursday evening the WBLS (107.5FM) Street team will be stopping by for giveaways.