Adult Learner


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Why return to college?  Choosing to return to college after some time away is a big decision. College is an experience that can change your life.  You gain the knowledge and skills you need to establish a good-paying career. With a college education, you have more career choices and opportunities. Use this page to learn about resources for adult learners as they return back to college.

Anoka-Ramsey Community College wants to welcome you back.

Steps to Success:

  • Make a plan
  • Connect with your college of choice
  • Finalize Your Degree Program Selection
  • Complete Your Degree
  • Graduate!


Meet Kim

Kim, a mother of five and grandmother of eight, is an adult returning to college to obtain a degree in psychology.

Kim Flesner"Coming back to college after 24 years, I was like the poster child for student resources. Luckily, there is so much help available. Now when I see other students struggling, I refer them to resources I have used, like the Math Skills and Advising Center and the tutoring center." 


Cost to Attend


Credit for Prior Learning Program

Student Resources 
List of all resources

Academic Support Center
Free, drop-in tutoring, computer lab, handouts,study groups workshops and more

Tips to Success
Learning, studying, project and time management, writing, guides and more

Adult Learning Club
1st and 3rd Monday, 4 pm, Rm SC278 (Coon Rapids Campus)

Getting Help to Pay




Military Benefits

Student Government


Programs A-Z

Programs by Interest


Steps to Become a Student


Kate Hostnick-Harper
Student Services