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ERIC Number: ED573540
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Jul
Pages: 63
Abstractor: ERIC
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.
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:; Web site:
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
Audience: Students
Language: English
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