One-on-one help for people who want to go back to college

Georgian is hosting a final summer event on Aug. 14 to support mature students interested in going back to college.

Aptly named Get Help to Go Back, the events offer an opportunity to connect with college admissions, financial aid and recruitment staff. Participants can get help with college applications, financial aid requests, program research and more.

Get Help to Go Back events in June and July attracted more than 200 prospective mature students. The draw? One-on-one support from Georgian staff.

“In high school, guidance counsellors support young students with ideas and information about how to take their next step,” explained Kailey Hawkins, Georgian student recruitment interim manager. “At Georgian, the student recruitment team can play a similar role for adults in the community who have been out of school for a while and who need someone to talk to about their options. We’ve created Get Help to Go Back to make the process easier for mature learners. We’re a friendly team and we’re here to help.”

Anyone interested in participating should RSVP online to ensure adequate staffing. Get Help to Go Back will take place at all seven campus locations in Barrie, Midland, Muskoka (Bracebridge), Orillia, Owen Sound, Orangeville and South Georgian Bay (Collingwood), from 5 to 7 p.m on Aug. 14.

At the event, Georgian will cover the application fee for the first 20 people (across all participating campuses) who sign up for college. Participants are welcome to bring family and friends. Parking is free for Get Help to Go Back guests. You will receive detailed instructions about how to access complimentary parking when you RSVP online. There is a fee to park in the metered area.

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