Career and College Transitions

Many adult students wish to prepare for a career or for college. Some adult education centers offer postsecondary transitions programs to help these students take the next step. These services are open to adult education students, adult high school graduates, GED® and HiSET graduates or any adult who needs improved skills to advance on the job or enter career training.


Each local transitions program is unique, but most offer the following services:

  • College pre-requisite courses
  • Career counseling
  • Information about job training courses
  • College information
  • Assistance with applications for jobs
  • Assistance with applications for college admission
  • Assistance with financial aid applications

Some adult education centers also offer college preparation classes.

Postsecondary Transitions Program Locations

Berlin Coos Adult Learner Services
Concord Second Start
Conway Eagle Academy Adult High School
Derry Pinkerton Academy Adult High School
Dover Dover Adult Learning Center
Exeter Exeter Adult Education
Hampton Winnacunnet Adult High School
Hillsboro Project LIFT
Keene Keene Community Education
Manchester Manchester Adult Learning Center
Nashua Nashua Adult High School & Nashua Adult Learning Center
North Sutton Kearsarge Adult High School
Portsmouth Portsmouth Adult Education
Wolfeboro Carroll Academy—Adult Learner Services

Transitions Resources

Career Planning

Learn How to Become

My Next Move

New Hampshire Department of Employment Security—Job Seeker Information

Job Notes: New Hampshire’s Career Resource Newspaper

Career Planning Information

NCTN’s Integrating Career Awareness Curriculum

Employment Projections

College Planning and Preparation

White House Scorecard with information about colleges

World Education National College Transition Network

National College Transition Network

National Center for Developmental Education

NH Transfer

National Center for Education Statistics: College Navigator

Test Prep Review: for Accuplacer and other college entrance/placement exams

College Board: Accuplacer Practice

College Board: CLEP, SAT and other test information and practice items

Scholarships and Financial Aid

Free Application for Student Aid on-line

Federal Student Aid Information for Counselors

National Scholarship Database: New Hampshire Listings

New Hampshire Higher Education Assistance Foundation

NH Charitable Foundation Scholarships

FinAid: On-line student aid information, financial aid calculators, and other planning tools

US Department of Education: Contact information includes 800 numbers to call for answers to questions about student loan repayment, consolidation, and loan forgiveness programs.

Fastweb: Searchable scholarship database