Adult Learners

As an adult learner, we understand you may have questions and concerns.  Let us help you!

How do I balance course work with family responsibilities and work?

Riverland offers the flexibility that allows you to balance all your responsibilities.

  • Riverland offers many programs that are 100% online
  • Unlike many four year universities, Riverland offers many programs that can be completed part-time.
  • Business Flex pace: check out our one-course-at-a-time accelerated learning model specifically designed for working adults.  The flex pace model allows you to learn at your own pace. 

How long will it take?

We offer many short-term programs (two years or less) that lead to high demand/high wage jobs.

Do I need to start from scratch? What about college coursework I’ve taken previously?

  • Riverland will review transcripts from other colleges and, based on your career plan, let you know what credits will be transferred. Want more information on transfer?  
    1. How to Run Your Degree Audit
    2. Transferology - College Transfer Information

How can I afford to go to college at this point in my life?

  • Community colleges offer the most affordable tuition and fees in Minnesota 
  • Complete the FAFSA to receive financial aid, which includes free grant money for those who qualify 
  • Riverland offers 500+ scholarships through the Riverland Foundation.
  • Are you employed at a company or business?  Check to see if they offer tuition reimbursement for employees wanting to learn new skills.

It’s been a long time since I’ve taken classes.  I’m worried about being successful