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The road map to getting a degree can seem complicated, but the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh has developed a program to help prospective students reach their academic destinations.

Start Here, Start Now will take place from 6 to 7:30 p.m. April 21 in Room 306 of Reeve Memorial Union, 748 Algoma Blvd. The program, cosponsored by the University’s Adult Nontraditional Student Resource (ANSR) office and the Center for New Learning (CNL), is geared toward adults who are considering going to college but need help in knowing where to begin and what resources are available to them. Start Here, Start Now is appropriate for potential undergraduate and graduate students.

Participants will have the chance to meet UW Oshkosh faculty, explore possible areas of study, learn how to apply for admission and financial assistance, and discover the campus career resources. A panel of nontraditional students will share their personal challenges and successes regarding their return to higher education.

“The Start Here, Start Now program answered my questions and assisted me in finishing my application and admissions process. From offered degree programs, to assistance filling out forms, Start Here, Start Now is the best place for students to start their journey to completing their college education,” said Ann Brewer, 29, of Oshkosh, who is pursuing a degree in Business Administration.

“The program also offers the opportunity to meet and speak with other nontraditional students who are in your same situation. They have been where you are. These students are proof that you are never too old to go back to school, or that you can work full time and get a college degree,” Brewer said.

In addition to the April 21 event, Start Here, Start Now also will be conducted from 6 to 7:30 p.m. May 8 in Room 143 of the Bordini Center at Fox Valley Technical College in Appleton and from 5:30 to 7 p.m. July 23 in Room 306 of Reeve Memorial Union, UW Oshkosh.

For more information about Start Here, Start Now, contact ANSR at (920) 424-1401 or