Keep growing, keep going

Have you wanted to learn a foreign language? Start a second career? Brush up on current technology in the workplace? Learn about the history of your favorite art or music style? Complete the college degree or GED you started but had to take a break from to raise your family? Or simply stay engaged in the community with stimulating activities? The many and varied continuing education and enrichment opportunities available in the metro Atlanta region will allow you to explore these options and so much more!

Continuing education provides opportunities for older adults to engage in stimulating activities and post-secondary educational opportunities after they have left the formal education system. These opportunities, which could be formal classes, lectures, seminars, or similar types of educational programs designed to increase skills and knowledge, typically provide part-time or short-term courses. “Continuing education” is a broad concept which includes learning opportunities in a variety of subject matter beyond basic literacy skills.

Adult learners aged 62 and older

If you are aged 62 or over and would like to resume, continue, or begin a college education, you may be eligible for a tuition waiver. This program is designed to allow eligible applicants to register for college-level courses for credit or audit on a space-available basis tuition-free at any public institution under the auspices of the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia. The benefits do not apply to courses offered by dental, medical, veterinary, or law schools.

Contact the admissions office of the state college or university you would like to attend. They should be able to provide more details on the requirements and application process. You can also go to the University System of Georgia’s website for more details.

Find more enrichment classes

Opportunities abound in the community for enrichment classes in some surprising places! Check out your local library, parks and recreation departments, hospitals, multipurpose senior complexes, museums, multi-cultural programs, boards of education, houses of worship, community centers, literacy programs, YMCAs/YWCAs, and senior clubs to peruse their offerings.

If you have additional questions, you can contact empowerline for more information or a list of programs.

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