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Lamar University schedules Adult Open House

Southeast Texans who are seeking to begin or complete a bachelor’s degree are invited to attend the Adult Student Open House April 26. The open house will be held 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. in the Montagne Center Cardinal Club Room. Information about enrollment, course availability and academic advisement will be presented.

“Adult students often have unique needs, and their expectations are often very different than those of younger students,” said Jim Rush, director of academic services. “Sometimes adult learners are surprised to find out they are not really that far away from earning a degree. They need to let us look at their academic records to see what they need to complete their degree.”

Many adult learners never complete their degrees due to family or job circumstances and return to school only because of changing career goals or job requirements. Adult student academic advisors will be on hand to review academic information to determine how many courses students need to graduate. Online program availability will be discussed during the open house, such as the bachelor of general studies (BGS) and bachelor of applied arts and sciences (BAAS) degree programs, which are now available completely online.

University representatives from financial aid, testing services, and academic advising will present information to assist students in registering. For more information about the Adult Student Open House or information about online classes and adult education in general, contact Lisa Cowart, adult studies coordinator at (409) 880-7989 or via email at lisa.cowart@lamar.edu.