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External Resources for Adult Students

Adult Student Center: Brought to you by the Norman Davies Group, has a nice bulletin board and Frequently Asked Questions list.

American Council on Education: ACE provides access to transcripts for several of its programs. If you have taken training through your employer, a specialized training provider, or during your military career, the links below will direct you to resources that, in many cases, can help you get that training translated into college credit.


College Level Examination Program (CLEP): The authorized site for information on testing to gain college credit for acquired life and job experience. Administered through the College Board.

College Transition:
"The ABE-to-College Transition Project goal is to get nontraditional adult learners (GED graduates, Adult HS Diploma recipients, or adult learners who have been out of high school for a long while) into college by offering them not only academic support but college and career counseling support as well." Good for students and educators alike. Grants available for students in New England.

Association for Non-Traditional Students in Higher Education (ANTSHE): ANTSHE is an international partnership of students, academic professionals, institutions and organizations whose mission is to encourage and coordinate support, education and advocacy for the adult learning community.

Non-Traditional Students.com: Courtesy Elizabeth Sheppard, a recent non-traditional student, "made to help other nontraditional students, by helping them find support, nontrad groups, nontrad links, articles, motivation, and a sense of community." See her blog, too. A comprehensive and useful website for adult learners.

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