college connection

Return to Learn: The Adult Learner Series

This virtual series, designed for the fastest growing population of students across college campuses, provides key information adults need to enter a degree program, return to school to finish a degree, or add credentials to an existing degree. Though it was created for adults aged 25 or older, anyone can benefit from attending Return to Learn.

Hosted by Farmingdale State College’s Enrollment team in collaboration with the offices of Financial Aid, Distance Learning and the Nexus Center for Applied Learning and Career, Return to Learn will cover a different topic each week.

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Spend some time with us and learn why it’s such a great time to Be A Ram

This series will be held on the following Tuesdays at 7pm:

June 1: What do I want? How to research and select a career. Scott Confirm
June 8 : What do I need? Exploring Academic programs and entrance requirements
June 15 : What do I have? Determining which credits from your transcripts are viable
June 22 : How will I pay for this? A financial aid primer for adults
June 29 : How do I take an online course?
July 6 : Online Programs: Drones, Data Science and Careers: Geographical Information Systems

This year I also plan to offer a session or two promoting our online offerings such as RN-BSN, GIS and the Cannabis Certificate

What is college connection?

The College Connection program integrates a 21st Century approach. This initiative helps you enhance your researching skills while identifying your post-secondary options. College Connection provides you with the technological foundation for completing applications online and accessing the necessary tools used by colleges, universities, and financial aid resources


  • Build student awareness and interest in pursuing college enrollment
    Inform and educate students about the connection between their career pathways and college entrance requirements
  • Partner with colleges and universities to provide opportunities for LIEOC students to engage in the college campus experience
  • Provide college preparation programming to community-based agencies


College Connections conducts workshops for LIEOC students to broaden their knowledge about college-related topics. Students receive guidance and counseling on a wide range of topics to build their preparedness to transition into post-secondary education. Areas that are addressed include:

  • Benefits of Going to College
  • College Application Process
  • College Acceptance Process
  • Placement Testing
  • Researching Programs of Study
  • Financial Aid/Paying for College
  • Career Path Planning
  • College Support Services
  • EOP Programs and You