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Adult Re-Entry

Adult Re-Entry Services provides a variety of resources for the returning adult student seeking information about educational goals and career options. Historically, the re-entry student population has been defined as students who are at least 25 years old who are returning to school or starting school for the first time. This population is one of the fastest growing segments of college students today due to changing economic factors.


Whether students attend class to pursue a degree or simply to acquire new skills, our services provide students with a welcoming and supportive environment to facilitate transitions that adults face when returning to college. These include:

  • Addressing financial needs and learning about financial aid
  • Finding less stressful re-entry processes
  • Identifying successful ways to complete educational goals
  • Providing career assessments
  • Providing personal, career and academic advising
  • Finding self-help courses


The Adult Re-Entry Program is a learning community for adults in transition, providing an opportunity to attend two integrated classes:

  • Strategies for College Success
  • Microsoft Office

The Strategies for College Success course guides the student through career and life planning and teaches skills necessary to be successful in school.

The Microsoft Office course is designed to introduce students to the basic concepts of Microsoft Office, including Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Access.


This program is available to all students and community members. Financial aid accepted.

When is the Adult Re-Entry Program Offered?

This program is a 16 week course offered each fall and spring semester. Weekly class sessions are held Tuesday evenings from 6:00 - 8:30 pm and Thursday evenings from 6:00 - 9:30 pm.


Please contact a GateWay advisor at (602) 286-8600 to register. Students earn six college credit hours upon course completion.