If you dream of going back to school to earn a degree or learn some new technology, Adults Returning to School (ARTS) is the book for you.
Now in its 11th printing, ARTS is a free guide to college and technical training for Kentucky’s nontraditional students. “It’s the best publication Kentucky has for adult students,” according to Amy McCloney, director of Workforce Development in Morgan County. “I’ve been using it for years in four different jobs.”
When counseling adults about furthering their education, McCloney said, she finds the answers to many of their questions in ARTS. “We make sure they have that book in their hands,” she added.
The book lists all GED testing and training centers in Kentucky, helps students explore career opportunities and instructs them in obtaining financial aid for college. It also describes various college entrance tests (ACT, SAT) and features a sample admissions application.
ARTS helps students select a school by providing detailed information about the academic programs offered at 73 Kentucky colleges and trade schools.
This, McCloney said, is the book’s greatest asset. “If you need to know which school offers which program, what better document could you have than Adults Returning to School?”
Costs and admissions requirements for each school are also provided.
ARTS advises students selecting a school to weigh such factors as campus child care, married student housing and the availability of evening and weekend classes.
For adults whose schedule or geographic location won’t allow them to attend college classes, ARTS provides information about Kentucky Virtual University, where students can earn a degree or diploma online.
ARTS is published by the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA) and The Student Loan PeopleSM. It’s available in Kentucky public libraries, employment offices, college admissions offices, GED testing centers and related adult education sites. You can also see the book in its entirety at www.kheaa.com.
For more information or to request your free copy, write to KHEAA, P.O. Box 798, Frankfort, KY 40602-0798; call 800.928.8926, extension 7381; or e-mail email@example.com.