How to (Successfully) Return to College After Dropping Out

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College is not an easy journey…for anyone. People don't go to college for many reasons, but finances are one of the most common barriers. In July 2020, 39 million Americans dropped out of college. While taking a break (or leaving) is a difficult decision for many college students, it is sometimes necessary to deal with difficult life circumstances. However, what do you do when the break ends and it's time to return to school? You can prepare yourself for returning to college by following these steps.

1. First, ask yourself "why do I want to return to college?" 

Many students return to college because their parents want them to finish and graduate. Don't let that be your sole source of motivation. You should want to earn your degree.  If you do not wish to attend college, there is nothing wrong with that; there are so many amazing careers that offer room for growth - without a degree. Do what makes you happy! 

2. Come up with a financial game plan. 

Research different loans, their interest rates, and their potential downsides. Apply for scholarships. Come up with a concrete plan to make your college dreams a reality. In the past, I enrolled in classes before I determined how to pay for my tuition and supplies. Don't make the same mistake as me. Make sure you have the financial part figured out before you choose your classes. Due to financial insecurity, I left college for a year. After determining you are motivated to return, come up with a financial plan, even if that means working an extra semester until you save up some funds. A smart financial plan will prevent money from being a barrier to your education. 

3. Get prepared with supplies. 

This step takes place after your financial planning. You don't want to go back to school with a broken computer or a worn-out binder. Having the right supplies ensures your success as a student. After paying your tuition, head to Walmart to pick up great and affordable school supplies. Try sourcing online pdfs of textbooks rather than purchasing them. When you walk through those double doors to start a new school year, you want to be one step ahead of the game. Prepare yourself. Come back stronger and ready to earn your degree.

I hope these tips helped you create a plan of action for your college journey. Remember: you should be proud of yourself for whatever path you choose! 

Written by: Audre Arnett

Instagram: @infinityaudreee


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