May 01, 2001
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May 2001

Heading Back to Class

Once you’ve made the decision to go back to school, a host of other important decisions will follow. Here are some points to consider. (For more good advice, go to

imageTO WHAT DEGREE? Are you looking for career advancement or change, or personal growth? The answer will help you decide whether to apply to a J.D., BFA or certificate program.

REGISTER ONLINE. Many classes allow online registration. If you’re applying to a number of undergraduate programs at once, visit the site of Common Application ( If the schools you are interested in have signed up with the service, it can be your one-stop registrar.

MINIMIZE YOUR COSTS. Find out if your company offers tuition reimbursement. Other valuable sources of financial support include loans, scholarships and fellowships; go to for details.


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