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Further Assistance for Non Traditional Students

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Many people who have been in a workplace setting for an extend time are deciding to return to college for additional training. This is to obtain a degree that will help them reach their goals or reach better positions in their existing job. These people are usually called non-traditional students. Non-traditional students have many challenges to face when they return to class; finding the right college for them, scheduling classes around an already busy schedule, balancing work and family and school, or remembering what school is even like.

Georgia Gwinnett College is a great option for non-traditional students, but like most things there is room for improvement. This petition seeks to gain support for additional support for GGC non-traditional students in the following ways:

  • Increase GGC advertising to specifically target non-traditional students. Most non-traditional students seek out GGC, not the other way around. Targeted advertising should increase awareness and lead to increased enrolment of non-traditional students.
  • Create a cadre of advisors that are there to assist the non-traditional students with enrolment, class scheduling and general questions about heading back to school. This would provide the non-traditional student with knowledgeable advisors who can assist in finding courses at the right times and be a focal point for questions about student life and other issues.
  • Create orientation events specifically geared toward non-traditional students. Most non-traditional students aren’t in the same life phases as traditional students and much of the orientation information is not needed for them. However, the issues facing non-traditional students are not generally covered such as what would be good study habits for me?

Please pledge now to help create a better environment for non-traditional students at Georgia Gwinnett College.

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