Oulton College - Mature Student
Whether you decided to take a few years off from school to work, are already in a career and looking to upgrade your skills, or in search of the skills you need to start a brand new career path, we can help you achieve your dreams.
Going back to school as a mature student is a rewarding and exciting experience. We welcome a broad range of students in many stages of their lives, and we applaud anyone who wants to better their life with education.
Have a look at our many programs that can put you on the fast track to that new career you wish for and read some of our grad stories. Every year, proud Oulton grads who had decided – just like you – to go back to school as Mature Students make the transition into a new and rewarding career.
There are many things to consider as a Mature Student. You may need a place to stay while studying with us. If you are a parent, you may have to find childcare options. Student Services can help point you in the right direction. You will also want to look at the different financial options that exist to help you transition to student life. We’ve also compiled handy tips and advice to help you make the most of your experience as a Mature Student.
Admission as a Mature Student
If you are at least 21 years of age and not registered as a full-time student at a high school, community college, or university, then you may qualify as a mature student.
Worried about getting into the program that’s just right for you? Our application and interview process gives you a chance to talk about your life experiences as well as the lessons and skills you have learned outside the classroom. We can even recommend preparatory courses if requirements are not all met in order to maximize your chance of being admitted to the program of your choice.