Fall 2024 Schedule of Classes and Syllabi are now available! Registration Begins Aug. 1st!

“Believe in yourself, and you’re halfway there.” — Theodore Roosevelt

Your mindset and your attitude set the tone for your success and happiness. Don’t allow your attitude to affect and diminish your outlook. Having a positive mindset is one of the most important components of your college experience--especially as a non-traditional student. Your perspective matters.

Believe in your abilities. Know you can grow and develop your skills and talents into a force that leaves a positive impact in your personal and professional life.

It can be easy to get down on yourself when you’re swamped with work, school, family, bills, friends, the dog, the gym. It’s a lot to juggle. But maintaining an even keel and a positive outlook will keep all these things in perspective and help you to power through. Use verbiage like, “I can” and “I will.”

If you find yourself up against a difficult task, think in terms of “yet.” You’re capable, you just haven’t mastered it yet! 

Every obstacle is an opportunity to grow, learn and improve!

As an adult student, you’re already exposed to the idea of positive thinking to influence your worldview. There are hundreds of motivational speakers, self-help books and seminars about the topic. You’re bound to have some sort of experience with altering your mindset to influence your perspective.

If you haven’t practiced it, there’s no better time than the present to adopt a pattern of growth-minded thinking. And it shouldn’t be lost on you that you’re already in a learning frame of mind. So what’s learning one more thing? Easy.

College is temporary. The experiences and education are forever. Allow yourself the opportunity to look back and know you made the most of your time and to know you made strides to be more positive.

Contact an advisor today to begin your journey at Amberton University and unlock your full potential.

Simply skating through college and getting the work done isn’t anyone’s idea of a great college experience - traditional student or otherwise. If you just want to tread water and get a piece of paper in the end, maybe college isn’t for you.

As an adult learner, it’s safe to say you probably want to thrive and grow during the course of your college career.

It cannot be understated that adult learners have a leg up on students entering college straight out of high school. You have maturity, you have professional and life experience, and you have the skills needed to juggle it all.

When the road seems long and unending, remember: you were made to excel and to achieve much.

Keep in mind some of these basic tips:

Seek a Balance

Rest is an essential part of the human condition. Everyone needs it, everyone benefits from it. Seek and establish a balance between work, school, family and friends.

Don’t get sucked into the vortex of research papers, tests and studying. The better able you are to shift gears, the better you’ll feel and the more you will accomplish in each of your roles.

Be Prepared to Feel Overwhelmed

College is a season of character building. There’s a lot going in your life right now. Expect to have moments where it seems a bit too much. As odd as it might seem, be prepared to feel completely unprepared.

The trick is knowing that you’re not the only one feeling that way. Every single college student has felt that way on more than one occasion. Focus on the horizon and ignore the waves
around you.

Become an Expert on Course Requirements and Due Dates

Your professors will give you all the details you need to be successful for the semester. Memorize the syllabus. You’ll be saving yourself a lot of heartache if you know what you need to do to communicate you understand the material.

Knowing when you have papers due, presentations, and test dates seems like a no-brainer. And it probably is. That doesn’t mean it isn’t something you just might overlook.

However you choose to organize yourself and your calendar is unique to you. If you have to write it in a planner, that’s fantastic. If you have to send yourself faxes from the future, even better. Do not forget due dates and find yourself scrambling the night before.

Develop a Time Management System & Stay On Top of Assignments

When you’re keeping on track and making sure all your responsibilities are staying under control, you’re going to feel like you are thriving. Establishing a time management system will make your life as an adult student much easier and much more enjoyable.

Don’t allow yourself to be swamped by all the different things you have to maintain. Never put off what can be done today.

Get a Study Partner or Study Group

You don't need to make the trek solo to thrive in college. In each course, find a study partner or a small study group. You’ll develop lasting relationships with people that will benefit you (and them) in the present and the future. As a working adult, you understand the importance of networking and relying on others to help improve your own skills. Iron sharpens iron. Study groups make for a better student.

Thriving in college isn’t out of reach or a cheesy catchphrase. At Amberton, the faculty and staff want you to thrive during your time at the university.

Use all of Amberton’s student resources, lean on your fellow students and your family, and you will love every bit of your college experience.

The new year has just begun. How many of us are already guilty of abandoning our resolutions? And if you haven’t yet, has the temptation to cut bait already snuck into your head? Be honest. How silly is it to rely on the calendar flipping over to commit to improving yourself or making a life change? What is it about our society that has us believing we can only make dramatic alterations when it’s a new year?

Now Is The Perfect Time

If you’ve been considering going back to school or continuing your education now is the perfect time to take the plunge and make the change, but not because it’s suddenly 2024. At Amberton, we are accepting applications right now for the spring semester! With 10-week courses designed for the working adult student, there’s never been a better opportunity to earn your degree. Our classes are offered during the evenings, on weekends and online to be conducive to your busy schedule. A life change like going back to school as a working adult seems intimidating. Defeat the doubts that plague you and don’t allow them to keep you from pursuing your goals and dreams! The benefits of earning your degree are worth overcoming the challenges and apprehensions that are in front of you. If you’re just not ready to make your resolution, that’s ok. We’re not the kind to wait for January 1 to spur change. We like April 18 as much as September 24. Make 2024 and every year your year. If you have questions or concerns about how to apply, our advisers are able to help you in any way they can. Send an email to: advisor@amberton.edu or call 972-279-6511. We’re excited about your new journey!