We have a guest blogger today. The author of this post is Andraea Campbell, free lance writer.

Making the decision to return to school is very heavy. Many people go back to school but they spend a long time considering every single point before making the leap into school. Besides having to take courses such as math classes or online english courses, the person returning to school might have other things in their life which makes a return to school more difficult.


Going back to school requires a number of different considerations, but after each consideration is drawn out, the potential student will be able to better make the decision.


Consider what kind of time you have to go to school. Do you have free time during the day? Would night courses work better? Could you go to school on the weekends? Consider the long term as well. How long do you want to go to school? Is it okay to take one or two courses at a time and take longer to get your degree, or do you need it much sooner?

Support System

Does your family support your decision? There is nothing worse than trying to go to school, study, take care of the house and work a job if someone is trying to stop you in the process. Talk to your family and make sure they support your decision. If they don’t, you will need to talk over the decision with them to find out why they don’t agree. You will need their full support to be successful.

Family Structure

What is your family structure? Are you the breadwinner of a family with children? Are you the main source of transportation for the children? Do you have animals who need consistent care? All of these factors will matter when deciding how to structure a school schedule. You will need to make sure your at-home responsibilities are cared for while you go to school.

Brick and Mortar or Online

This is a very tough decision for those returning to school. Ample research must be completed to figure out whether a brick and mortar or online school works better for you. If you have a number of family or work obligations, you might choose to go to school online. If you have time in the evenings, you might attend some classes at a brick and mortar. The amount of brick and mortars who are offering courses online are growing, so taking some online classes through a brick and mortar school is quite possible. You might even consider taking some free online courses before you enroll in a program. Look into every option before making a solid decision on any school.

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