It’s one of the biggest decisions you’ll ever make – and for many students, it’s a decision they’ve faced before. Should I go to college?
For some, the process can be overwhelming. Choosing a college, selecting a degree program and applying for financial aid; there are many things to consider before stepping inside a classroom. Then, there is the big step many Americans are making today – finding a job.
To make the process easier it’s important to look for a college that has strong student support services; a vital part of academic success. These services can help students navigate the college system, as well as help them overcome challenges that may arise along the way – things like schedule changes, books or poor grades. You also want to find a college that will support you from your first phone call to starting your career and beyond.
Karla Plante of Fargo, N. Dak. says she didn’t think she was smart enough to go back to college. Thanks to the support at Rasmussen College, the 47-year-old mother can now call herself a college graduate.
“From the application process to financial aid to helping me pick my classes, Rasmussen College has guided me every step of the way,” said Karla Plante, School of Business graduate.
“I was never afraid to ask for help,” said Iris Clark, School of Health Sciences graduate. “They [Rasmussen College] got to know me personally, and I still go to them for career advice.”
Rasmussen College has a team of SUPPORT+ professionals to help enroll students in the degree program of their choice and guide them from quarter to quarter. If a student hits a bump in the road, student advisors and academic tutors will get them back on course. And when it comes time to don that graduation cap, Career Services Advisors are there to help students find a job and make the transition into the ‘real world’.
In the coming weeks, we’ll dig even deeper into how student support services impact student success. You’ll hear from Rasmussen College employees who are working to ensure every student reaches their goals. Check back on the Rasmussen College “Main” Blog for this five-part series.