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Once you've decided to go back to school, how do you fit it all in your already busy life? How do you balance going to work, studying for school, spending time with your family, and living your life? It's all about organization, setting priorities, and time management.

Collection of Tips for Adult Students
You've tried everything you can think of, and balancing work, school, and life is still hard. You may finally be ready for a bit of advice. We put all of our tips for adult students in one collection. I dare you to try just one.

How to Explain a Gap in Your Resume When Applying for College
You took a break from school and now need to explain that gap in your resume to an admissions officer. How do you do it? Ryan Hickey has four simple tips for you.

What Should You Go Back to School For?
You want to go back to school, but what should you learn? If you're going back to school to get a job, or a better job, go back in one of these high-growth job industries.

Kim Komando Stuff for Students
Kim Komando has lots of tech advice for students. We made a list of our 10 favorite resources on her site.

You Are What You Think
Do you know the secret power of the mind? Do you know how to create the life you want? It's really not a secret. The power is available to every single person, including you. Find out how to get what you want.

Begin With the End in Mind
Begin with the end in mind is one of Stephen Covey's seven habits of highly effective people. For non-traditional students, starting the year with graduation in mind can be a good way to get over the jitters of going back to school.

5 Tips for Going Back to School as an Adult
Whether it's finding the money or worrying about tests, going back to school can be stressful for older students. These five tips can make life a bit easier.

10 Secrets to Success as an Adult Student
Based on Dr. Wayne Dyer's 10 Secrets to Success and Inner Peace, learn how to succeed in college as an adult student.

5 Tips for Fitting in at School
Adult students can find fitting in at school stressful, maybe even a little intimidating. It doesn't have to be. Here are five tips for fitting in at school when you're an adult student.

What to Wear to School as an Adult Student
You have enough to worry about as an adult student returning to school. Don't worry about fashion. We've got five fashion tips to help you fit in.

What NOT to Wear to School as an Adult Student
Going back to school can make you nervous enough without worrying about looking like an old lady on campus. We've got five tips for what NOT to wear to school as an adult student.

5 Ways to Overcome Your Fears
Worries about going back to school and fitting in are not all in your head, although some of them really are. Intuition is one of those little voices you should welcome and listen to, but fears are demons that can be banished from your head, and from your body.

6 Must-Have Computer Skills
Do you have the computer skills you should have to excel in school? To get a better job? To get a good job in the first place? Get better grades and make yourself more valuable to employers by being proficient in these six computer skills.

7 Tips for Improving Your Public Speaking Skills
Does speaking in class freak you out? We can help you improve your public speaking skills.

6 Tips for Making Friends as a Non-Traditional Student
It can be hard to make friends at school when you're a non-traditional student and your classmates are half your age. Here are some tips on how to make friends as a non-traditional student on campus.

How Do You Make Friends as a Non-Traditional Student?
How do you make friends as a non-traditional student on campus? Share your secrets.

Readers Respond - How Do You Fit in at School?
Non-traditional automatically means you're not like all the other students. But it doesn't mean you can't fit in and be an important part of the classroom. How do you fit in?

Tips For Adults Going Back to School from About Single Parents
Jennifer Wolf, your About.com guide to Single Parents, provides tips for single parents going back to school.

10 Ways to Relieve the Stress of Going Back to School as an Adult
Stressed about going back to school as an adult? We have 10 ways to relieve your stress and make studying easier. When studying is easier, you get better grades. Better grades are good.

Hot Topics in 2009 for Non-Traditional Students
Non-traditional students consistently requested these hot topics in 2009. From setting SMAART goals to writing a personal essay, non-traditional students found info on hot topics right here.

Educational Strategies for Adult Learners
From the University of Florida, an article by Marilyn K. Lesmeister, Shannon Washburn, and David Jones about educational strategies for adult learners. Lots of good suggestions here.

Learning Support for Mature Students
This book by Elizabeth Hoult is a practical guide to making learning easier for adults, including how to apply learning to career development.

Advice for Adult Students
eCampusTours.com offers helpful tips on making the transition to school as an adult, and disspells some myths about returning to college.

Tips for Grown-ups Heading Back to School
An article by Amy Hoak for MarketWatch about adults going back to school, with tips for balancing work, life, and school.

Work-Life Balance: Ways to Restore Harmony and Reduce Stress
The Mayo Clinic offers suggestions for reducing the stress in your life, whether you're balancing work and life, school and life, or all three.

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