College Transitions program for adults starts Jan. 15

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LEWISTON — Lewiston Adult Education is now accepting applications for the Winter College Transitions Program. This program is designed for individuals looking to increase their earning potential by earning a two or four year degree. Any GED/high school diploma-holding resident of Androscoggin County accepted to the program may participate at no cost.

Designed to help students prepare for, be accepted to and become successful in college, the program provides a comprehensive review of reading, writing and math in a setting that simulates an actual college environment. Adults who have been away from the classroom for several years, or more, benefit from working in a college-style setting before enrolling in college. This transitional step saves students much of the time and energy that is typically spent adjusting to a new environment and allows them to focus on their studies.

Each semester, the course is specifically formatted to meet the current students’ needs. By the end of the course, participants will have developed the study habits and time management skills that will work best with their individual learning styles.

Other obstacles unrelated to academics, such as the college application process, financial aid issues, finding child care and any logistical challenges unique to the student, will also be addressed.

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Available sessions are Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 9 a.m. to noon; Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6 to 9 p.m.; or Wednesdays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Classes will begin Jan. 15 and will meet at the B-Street Community Center.

A Bridge to College Transitions course is also available for those interested in gearing up for college, but may need additional academic skill-building before taking the College Transition Program.

Applications are currently being accepted for the winter session. Interested candidates must contact Elayne Bean at 795-4141 to schedule an advising appointment prior to registration.

For more detailed information and a full list of courses visit www.lewistonadulted.org or call 795-4141.

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