Another two months won’t stop FSC’s Adult Learners

Snow job: With nary a winter coat among them, grown-ups will get another chance to learn about their collegiate prospects at Farmingdale State College's rescheduled Adult-Learner College Fair.

If at first the brutal winter won’t let you succeed, try, try again.

That’s the rallying cry at Farmingdale State College, which has rescheduled its Adult-Learner College Fair, a community program designed as a “how-to boot camp” for students of a certain age, after Old Man Winter whited-out the college’s first attempt.

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 once again 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 Long Island-based SUNY schools, the first-of-its-kind college fair – originally snowed out on March 21 – is now scheduled to run from 6 to 8 p.m. May 30 at the Farmingdale State College Campus Center.

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

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