Stop wishing in case you continue to wish you had your college degree. It's not too late, no matter how old you are, to make degree completion a goal. You don't have to do it on your own.  It’s really a whole lot of hard work although going back to school sounds glamorous.  Make sure you know what you want and have the support you’ll need in place before you set out on your new adventure. The articles below will help. Then write down your goal. Did you know that people who write down their goals are more likely to succeed in realizing them? Here's how to do it. Make sure you know exactly what it is you want to do with your degree so you know which degree to get once you’re sure it’s the right time to go back to school. That sounds obvious, but it’s an important step. What do you want to study? Are you getting the right degree for the job you want. What will you do with your education? There are assessments and quizzes available to help you figure out what you’re good at and what you like to do. Do you know your learning style? 

Steps toward your college degree

Career counselors are available in almost every city and at almost every school. Check your phone book, search online directories, ask your local librarian for help, and, of course, inquire at your local schools.  Try another in case you don’t like the first counselor you meet. Finding someone you like and can relate to will make your search so much more enjoyable. It’s your life you’re talking about. Now that you know what you want to do and which degree you’ll need to do it, it’s time to decide what kind of campus is better for you, a physical classroom or a virtual one. There are benefits to each. Do you prefer to study on your own? Or do you learn better in a social setting? Is cost an issue? Courses online have different costs than traditional courses. Do you have a quiet place at home and the technology you need for learning online? Learning online is becoming more and more popular every year. It's perfect for busy adult students who are self starters and have busy schedules while it's not everyone's cup of tea? There are a lot of different kinds of schools out there. You have options depending on the degree you’ve chosen. Learn the differences between colleges, universities, and technical, community, junior, or vocational schools. Find out where they are in your area. Call and ask for a tour, a meeting with a career counselor. In the process of choosing, you may already have met with a career counselor and you have chosen a school. Call and set up an appointment with the Admissions Counselor if not. Schools have room for only so many students, and the admission process can be rigorous.