Sara is 20 doesn’t have a car or a computer but wants to become an Accountant...

Sarah is 20 and has had some challenges in her life. She dropped out of high school after her junior year to work full time at a furniture assembly plant. The money was good and Sarah moved into her own apartment. Then the furniture plant shut down last winter. Sarah didn’t have any money saved and moved back home to live with her Mom. While Sarah was receiving unemployment, she studied for and passed her GED. Sarah always had a knack for math and her Mom is encouraging Sarah to go to college and study accounting. Sarah and her Mom don’t have a car or a computer and are just getting by on the money Sarah’s Mom earns. Sarah is worried that she may not be able to go to college – it seems like there are huge roadblocks just to get started.

Sarah is determined to go to college and she needs some answers . . .
  1. How do I start and who should I talk to first?
  2. I have my GED but I’m worried about taking college English and Math classes. What if I can’t do it?
  3. Are there any tests I have to take to qualify for college?
  4. I don’t have a car. Do I need one for college?
  5. I don’t have a computer. How can I take classes online?
  6. I don’t have money to pay for college. Is there help for me?

The first thing Sarah did was to contact one of the Student Success Coaches in the KCTCS Learn on Demand Program. She learned a lot.

The first step is to work with your Virtual Student Success Coach to be advised about your interests and academic plans.

Your Success Coach will help you determining your placement based on your compass or ACT scores and will work with you to start at the level that you need. Additionally, tutoring is available for all Learn on Demand students with an emphasis on Math and English.

We only require college entrance exams from students who plan to pursue a degree, diploma or certificate. We ask our degree students for standardized test scores (ACT, SAT or COMPASS) to make sure that they have the skills to succeed at the college level. We'll help you find the most convenient testing location.

All of the classes can be taken online so having a car is not necessary in order to take classes.

All Learn on Demand courses are online so internet access is needed to complete your courses. You will need frequent access to a computer in order to complete the work.

Financial Aid for Learn on Demand functions very differently than financial aid for an on campus or other online courses due to Federal Regulations and Laws. For more information about financial aid, visit Learn on Demand or please contact the Go KCTCS! Student Service Center at 1-866-321-7406 who would be happy to assist you with any questions you may have.