Is starting or going back to school on this year’s list of New Year’s Resolutions? Find out why it can and should be.
New Year’s Resolutions have one thing in common: they’re about improving your life. In all likelihood, you’ve thought through the usual, vague resolutions like “get healthier,” but you’re likely looking for a more concrete, meaningful goal to work towards in 2018.
Have you considered starting or going back to school in this year’s list of resolutions?
You probably know about the many ways continued education can improve your life, such as increased earning potential and new career opportunities, but you may have some doubts about whether it’s something you really can accomplish.
We’re here to tell you that you can! Let’s debunk some of the most common myths about enrolling and succeeding in college and get you started on your best year ever.
Myth #1: Going back to school isn’t doable at this point in my life.
People from all walks and stages of life are enrolled at South College. Whether you’re about to graduate from high school, transferring from another institution, already started your career, or are a veteran or on active duty, there’s a place for you here.
Our programs are designed for your busy life. Select programs have opportunities available for you to pursue evening, weekend, online, or on-campus classes.
Starting a new school can be intimidating, but it’s easy to thrive at South College with dedicated staff guiding you from when you walk in the door to when you walk across the stage at graduation to receive your diploma.
Myth #2: I can’t afford to go to college.
There are countless scholarships and financial aid opportunities out there, but trying to find the perfect ones can be overwhelming. That’s why we have staff dedicated to finding the best opportunities just for you.
For current Tennessee high school seniors and recent graduates under 19, you may even be eligible for 2 years of free tuition for many associate degree and certificate programs at South College through the Tennessee Promise scholarship program.
Between scholarships, grants and awards, work-study programs, and loans, we want to work with you to find a financial plan that makes your education possible.
Myth #3: The application process is too difficult.
Filling out paperwork isn’t most people’s idea of fun, so we combined all of those application forms into one simple application. And, like every part of your education at South College, there are people here to help you every step of the way with any questions you might have.
We know your time is valuable. When you can knock out the paperwork quickly, you’re that much closer to begin working toward a new certificate or degree.
Myth #4: There aren’t any programs that interest me.
From Accounting to Surgical Technology, Criminal Justice to Nursing, Legal Studies to Education, and many programs in between, one of 60+ degree and certificate programs is bound to catch your eye.
Certificate, associate, bachelor’s, master’s, educational specialist, and doctoral degree programs are all available, so no matter where you are in your educational journey, South College works to offer relevant programs for you.