17 Questions to Ask (and Get Answered) Before Returning to College

Your guide to returning to college to finish your bachelor’s degree.

Have questions about making the return to college? Get answers from the real experts—students who were in your shoes just a few years ago. In this video series, we asked five Rollins Professional Advancement students to answer the questions they had about returning to college. Plus, we got their takes on all things Rollins—from transferring credits to what their professors are really like.

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Why should I go back to school?

If you’re asking yourself if you should go back to school, how does making $1.2 million in additional earnings over your lifetime sound? That’s how much more on average college graduates make than their peers who have a high school diploma. We sat down with some of our current students to learn more about why they returned to college and their motivation to finish their degree.

When is the right time to go back to school?

There’s a lot to consider when deciding to return to school to finish a bachelor’s degree. Among the first things to consider? Knowing when is the right time to go back to school. We asked Rollins Professional Advancement students the question, “How did you know the time was right?” to learn more about what inspired their return to college and their motivation for growing in their careers.

Biggest worry about going back to school?

Going back to school can be scary, but don’t fret: At Rollins, we’ll be with you every step of the way. We’re here to help you face your fears and provide the information and guidance you need to advance your career. Don't just take our word for it, though. Find out how some of our current students are creating their own path to graduation.

Can I afford to go back to school?

Finishing your degree is one of your life’s best investments. If you’re wondering if you can afford to go back to school, our students recently sat down to share how Rollins’ array of scholarships and financial aid helped them afford the No. 1 regional university in the South.

Why Rollins

Why Rollins Professional Advancement?

Find out why Rollins’ Professional Advancement programs are the perfect place to finish your degree and unlock your professional potential—directly from students who made the return to college.

How is Rollins different from other colleges?

What makes Rollins different from other colleges? From our personalized learning environment to our commitment to financial aid, find out what makes Rollins unique.

Is college worth it?

Is college worth it? The short answer: Yes. But don’t stop there. Get answers and perspectives from our students on the return on investment that they’re receiving from their education.

Why finish your degree at Rollins?

When you finish your bachelor’s degree at Rollins, you’ll develop the expertise, experience, and connections you need to succeed. Hear why our students decided to finish stronger at Rollins.


Have Rollins’ small classes helped you?

Small class sizes create big results at Rollins. Our discussion-based classes average just 14 students. So you get more personalized attention to help you master the material. See how our small class sizes have helped our students.

How do you balance school and work?

Figuring out how you can balance school and work is essential for busy students. We designed Rollins’ Professional Advancement programs specifically for working adults and transfer students with busy lives. Consider these tips from adult learners in the program on balancing work and college.

How do I transfer college credits?

You’ve worked hard to earn your credits, and we want to put them to work for you. See how students in our Professional Advancement program were able to get back on track with our seamless transfer process.

How does Rollins’ flexibility help you?

From work to family, you have a lot going on. See how our students leverage our convenient evening class times and hybrid format to make finishing their degree work for their schedule.

What are your professors like at Rollins?

At Rollins, you’ll learn from the very best. In fact, our faculty frequently rank among the South’s top professors for their commitment to teaching undergraduates. See what our students have to say about their professors and how they helped guide their Rollins experience.

How are Rollins professors unique?

What makes Rollins professors unique? With an average class size of just 14 students, our expert professors have the freedom to focus on you. See how Rollins' personalized learning environment helps our students master the material and develop the knowledge and skills to advance their careers.

Beyond the Classroom

Does Rollins really care about its students?

At Rollins, there are no overflowing auditoriums, boring lectures, or uninspired professors. Your professors will know your name, your interests, and your goals. Watch to see how our students feel about the program’s small class size, dedicated faculty, and inclusive campus community.

How can your degree help you grow?

Finishing your degree at Rollins can help you grow inside and outside the classroom. Hear from our students about how their time at Rollins helped them unlock their potential—personally and professionally.

How has Rollins changed you?

Rollins is an educational journey that’s as unique as you are—so we asked our students how making the return to college at Rollins changed them.

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Find Your Path

Still wondering how Rollins’ Professional Advancement programs can help you unlock your professional potential? Get to know some of our recent graduates, who also went from considering the return to college to creating their dream careers.

Rollins Professional Advancement alum Tiffany Jones '16 at Google.

Paving Her Own Path

Tiffany Jones ’16 started at Rollins a few months after giving birth to her daughter, knowing she wanted to change directions but feeling nervous about returning to college. Fast-forward seven years, and she’s now thriving in her dream career at Google.

Rollins alum Kyle Johnson '07

Johnson ’07 Recognized Among Orlando’s Power Players

The Orlando Business Journal’s annual Power Players awards have named Kyle Johnson ’07 among Central Florida’s most innovative business leaders and executives.

Amy Calandrino ’07, Izi Pinho ’12, Wendy Roundtree ’16MBA

3 Tars Recognized Among Orlando’s 40 Under 40

For their professional and philanthropic contributions, three Rollins alumni have been named to Orlando Business Journal’s 2023 honor roll of top leaders under 40.

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Advance Your Career

From business management to elementary education, we offer a variety of flexible and affordable bachelor’s degree programs that equip you with the knowledge, skills, and experience you need to grow your career.

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Take a Closer Look

From virtual and on-campus information sessions to one-on-one meetings with an admission counselor, Rollins offers an array of ways to learn about our flexible and affordable Professional Advancement degree programs, seamless transfer experience, guaranteed admission policy, and more.

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