When exploring a post-secondary degree, be sure to consider all of your options, and access available resources in order to make an informed decision. To help you plan for balancing school, personal life and possibly work, consider the demands of being a student. Make sure to think about class, assignments and the commute.

As you begin making a plan, here are some questions to consider:

How long has it been since you were in school? Do you need refresher courses?

If so, visit Myplace or call (215) 686-5250

Do you have employment obligations? What is your schedule like?

You might consider a program that offers evening classes, accelerated programs or online courses. See the “CHOOSE” tab for more information on these options.

If you have children, do you have child care?

Contact Child Care Information Services of Philadelphia to see if you qualify for subsidized care.

Do you have regular access to a computer and the internet?

This will be necessary in order to research and complete assignments, take online classes, and connect with professors and classmates. If you don’t have home access, consider options at KEYSPOT sites, a public library, or the home of relatives, and friends.