Adult Learners

Are you juggling home, family, work?
MCC can help you find the perfect balance!


You have a lot on your plate. Maybe your children are just starting school, or you have a busy home life, or you're between jobs, or you're feeling left behind in the job market. Whatever you are juggling, you're also thinking that now is the time to begin or renew your efforts to achieve your educational goals and advance your career.

Many adult learners started college and were unable to finish, while others never attended at all. Some need to change careers or take courses to advance professionally. Whatever your reason for attending college, we are prepared to help you succeed!

If you would like to improve your employability, get a degree or finish the one you started, or hone the skills that may earn you a promotion or a new position, we can help. Manchester Community College provides a welcoming and supportive learning environment for adult students. Take one class a semester, or as many as four or five - you decide. We can work with your schedule, your demands, and your dreams to craft a college experience that will help you successfully reach your educational, personal and professional goals.


Who is an Adult Learner?

Non-traditional student . . . adult learner . . . adult in transition . . . working learner. . .the labels are different but they all carry the demands of family, home and work. At MCC, you are an adult learner if any of the following descriptions characterize you:

  • A few (or many) years past high school graduation
  • Have experienced a break in your education
  • Are a military veteran
  • Are a single parent
  • Considered financially independent for purposes of determining financial aid
  • Working full-time while enrolled

Don’t worry—you are not alone! At MCC, 31 percent of our students are over the age of 25; more than half have dependent children at home, and 80 percent are taking classes part-time.

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Last Update: June 11 2012
For additional information, contact: Admissions