ERIC Number: ED573540
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Jul
Back to School: A Guide to Continuing Your Education after Prison
Crayton, Anna; Lindahl, Nicole
Prisoner Reentry Institute
This guide is designed to help readers take the first steps towards continuing their education, whether that means learning English, working towards a High School Equivalency (HSE), learning an occupation, or building on college credits already earned. This guide walks readers through the process of setting educational goals and getting organized; enrolling in the education program that best suits their needs; and receiving assistance to pay for college. It also offers practical advice for each step of the process. Following an introduction, this guide has three parts: (1) Preparing to Go Back to School; (2) Earning your HSE or Diploma; and (3) Earning a College Education. A glossary and the following appendices are included: (1) Correspondence Courses; (2) Sample Website for an Internet Search Engine; (3) Sample Resume; (4) Weekly Schedule; (5) Financial Aid Ban for People with Drug Convictions; (6) FAFSA Checklist; and (7) State Adult Education Program Offices.
Descriptors: Reentry Students, Institutionalized Persons, Correctional Institutions, Guides, High School Equivalency Programs, Graduation, High Schools, Postsecondary Education, Higher Education, Adult Education, Planning, Access to Information, Adult Basic Education, Vocational Education, Academic Education, Paying for College, Student Financial Aid
Prisoner Reentry Institute. John Jay College of Criminal Justice, 555 West 57th Street Suite 601, New York, NY 10019. Fax: 646-557-4813; e-mail: email@example.com; Web site: http://johnjayresearch.org/pri
Publication Type: Guides - General; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High School Equivalency Programs; High Schools; Adult Education; Secondary Education; Postsecondary Education; Higher Education; Adult Basic Education; Elementary Education
Sponsor: Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC. Office of Correctional Education.
Authoring Institution: Prisoner Reentry Institute; City University of New York, John Jay College of Criminal Justice
Grant or Contract Numbers: ED06PO1807