The benefits of starting college in January

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Did you know that the month of January was named after the Roman god Janus? As the god of doors, he was depicted with two heads that could see the past and future at the same time. It’s fitting that January is often seen as a doorway or a fresh start.  

A January program could be that fresh start for you.  

Here are six benefits to starting a program in January 

Act on your New Year’s resolution 

January 1 is probably no better than any other day of the year to start a new goal, but there’s something about the fresh start of a new year that brings an inspirational feeling. It’s no surprise that learning a new skill is one of the most common New Year’s resolutions. If upgrading your education has made your list, January is the perfect time to start a new program! 

Fast Track program availability 

Finish your program faster with a Fast Track program. A Fast Track program offers the ability to complete back-to-back semesters without a summer break in between semesters. Most of these programs are only available to start in January. This is a great choice for you if you want to complete your diploma as quickly as possible.  

It’s cold outside – make the most of it! 

For those of you who don't own a single pair of snowshoes, video streaming services helps pass the cold winter days away. You could be using that time to invest in yourself and your future. Ditch the subscriptions and enroll in a January program. 

Forward momentum 

You have made up your mind. You know you want to go to college or have a career change in mind. Do you really want to wait almost a year to get started? Sometimes the best thing to do is jump in with two feet. Onward and upward! 

More mature students 

Most people who start a program in January have taken some time since graduating from high school. Many have work experience and are looking to upgrade their skills or move into a different career. You could see this as a unique networking opportunity! These are people who make great connections and can offer advice or access to the professional relationships they've gained through their earlier lived experiences.  

It’s easy to get started 

We are here to help! We have people who are excited to take you through every step of the application process. Of course, you can apply on your own, but it’s always easier with support.  

Is January the doorway into a possible new future for you?  

Only you can answer that. If you are considering Mohawk College (and we hope you are) there are so many programs you can select from to start in January.  

Not sure what program is right for you? Chat with an Outreach and Education Advisor today!