For Regional Academic Center Students
We understand that there are additional challenges when attending college as a working adult. Often, nontraditional students have to handle the additional pressures of effectively balancing work, family life, and school work. Understanding the challenges you will face and becoming an active participant in overcoming those challenges will help ensure your academic success.
Please take advantage of all the resources available on the College Study Skills website, and also take advantage of the resources listed on this page as they are designed specifically for the working adult student.
Mercer University Resources
College of Professional Advancement Student Resources - This website provides a list of helpful resources for Mercer's adult students.
Mercer University Admissions Counselors for Working Adults - This site provides contact information for your admissions counselors.
Mercer University Higher Education for Working Adults FAQ's - This site provides answers to the questions most frequently asked by Mercer's adult students.
Writing Resources - This webpage allows users to explore common writing topics using the Easy Writer handbook as well as online resources.
Purdue OWL: Avoiding Plagiarism - This resource provides information on plagiarism: what it is, what constitutes it, and how to avoid it.
Adult Student.com - This helpful website contains resources and information geared toward adult learners.
Association for Nontraditional Students in Higher Education - The mission of this association is to "encourage and coordinate support, education, and advocacy for the adult learner."
10 Options for After-School Child Care - This article explains ten different options available for college students who are also parents.
Say No - Delegate - Get a Great Planner - This article highlights the importance of delegating responsibility and developing more effective time management skills.
College Survival: The Nontraditional Student's Guide to Surviving College - This article provides helpful insight into what it takes to succeed in college as a non-traditional student.