For adult learners, all’s fair at Farmingdale State

One school fits all: They take them in all shapes and ages at Farmingdale State College, one of four Long Island SUNY schools participating in a March 21 Adult-Learner College Fair.

Billed as a “how-to boot camp” for students of a certain age, the Adult-Learner College Fair is coming to Farmingdale State College.

Noting that “nearly half of those enrolled in undergraduate higher education today” are non-traditional adult learners – including adults returning to complete or advance prior studies and those attending college for the first time – Farmingdale State has planned a full slate of workshops specifically for grown-ups.

Among the scheduled topics: admissions, financial aid, credit transfers, veterans’ services and online learning, all tailored to both returning and first-time adult students.

“Working adults are returning to school in record numbers,” noted Judi Cestaro, Farmingdale State’s transfer-services director. “Some are beginning their college career as an undergraduate, some are returning to complete what they started as an 18- to 20-year-old. Others are seeking further training as the demand for higher-skilled workers rises.

“I meet with so many adults who wish to pursue a degree or complete one and don’t know where to begin,” Cestaro added. “We’re hosting this college fair just for them.”

Featuring representatives from the Long Island Educational Opportunity Center and all six Long Island-based SUNY schools, the first-of-its-kind college fair is scheduled to run from 6 to 8 p.m. March 21 at the Farmingdale State College Campus Center.

Pre-registration is required. Click here for registration and more information, or call (631) 794-6446.