Re-entry Information for Students Seeking to Overcome Barriers Preventing Successful Completion of Their Education

If you left college and are thinking of returning, there are many ways we can assist in that process. We recognize that returning to school can be a complex issue for you. Find the questions which most fit your circumstances and click on them for specific assistance.

What do I do if I want to go back to college and I. . .

What do I do if I want to go back to college and I don't know what I want to study? Transitional Education

What do I do if I want to go back to college and it has been years and I am unsure of my math, writing, reading and computer skills? Transitional Education

What do I do if I want to go back to college and I am a veteran? Veterans

Please contact Tom Nicholls at (541) 888-7611.

Contact Tim Daily at (541) 888-7439

Contact the Veteran's office at

Deanne Goudge"My name is Deanne Goudge, and I have been a full time college student for three terms, and I'm loving it. It took me a long time to get myself here; I had every excuse in the book not to get my GED and go to college. I took my GED at the beginning of 2010 and I passed. With that excuse out of the way I decided to put all excuses aside including the fears that go with going to college, and I went for it. I did have a little help with that decision from my family, but I am glad for the extra push. A lot of people have helped me along the way, like registration, financial aid, and even free tutors. The support is terrific; I just didn't let anything stand in the way of my education, not even my age. I am glad that I am finally here, and doing well. Education is worth all the hard work."

Dana HopkinsIt has taken me 40 years to COMPLETE an AGS degree. Why so long? Life happened. I started classes fall of 1970 at COCC. I wanted to be a psychiatrist, so I pursued Sociology and Psychology classes. Love the class except English and Mathematics. Then I found out I had to be a doctor before I could be a psychiatrist. I did not want to sacrifice that much of my life. After two years of college I met my first husband and moved to Canada. I moved back to Coquille Oregon in 1984 and started working for SOCC 1990. I check on how many more classes I needed for a degree. Sixteen, only sixteen! I started taking classes and found it was a little strange to be in a classroom with young people just out of high school and early twenties. Their distraction in class frustrated me: I was here to learn this time. There were several things that made me hang in to receive a degree. I found there is always a way to pay your tuition. I may have to work on my part. When I was frustrated: I remembered a friend saying something that hurt at the time, but I have taken it to heart: "Quit wallowing in your misery!" A faculty member said, "Even the people at the top have to jump through the hoops." I was so busy worrying about what I could not do, that I did not look at what I had accomplish and could in the future. The main object I learned is: I have the choice to continue or I can stop before the goal is finished. Also, it is always nice to have friends that believe in you more than you believe in yourself. I thank them for being there for me.