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Free Program to Help Adults Prepare for College

BELFAST, Maine — The College Connection, a program of RSU 20 Adult Education that offers academically intense, highly effective, college preparation for adults, is currently recruiting for its fall semester which begins Monday, Sept. 10.

The College Connection is a full day college preparation program which meets for 17 sessions in the spring and fall. The program is designed for nontraditional aged (usually 25 or older) learners who share the common goal of preparing for college. It offers a supportive setting to learn or relearn the academic skills needed to succeed in college.

The program simulates a college setting in terms of class format, expectations, workload, etc. It also offers comprehensive academic counseling and career planning. Students are helped with every aspect of getting ready for college including applying for financial aid, finding scholarships, and completing college applications.

The classes cover College Prep Math, English Grammar, Reading Comprehension, Writing, and College Readiness Skills for the non-traditional student preparing for college. The academic counselor and the instructors help students determine what they need to do to be successful in college. Classes are held at the Hutchinson Center on Route 3 in Belfast, ME.

The College Connection is funded in part by a state grant as well as local monies from RSU 20 Adult Education. The program is free; however, students are responsible for purchasing the books needed for their courses.

Students are encouraged to schedule an intake soon since classes fill up fast. Contact Carolyn Haskell at 207-338-3197 for more information.

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