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1. Life interruptions and changes

1.1. Baby

1.1.1. Set a routine

1.1.1.1. http://www.franklin.edu/blog/strategies-for-going-back-to-college-after-having-a-baby/

1.2. Death in family

1.2.1. Find an outlet

1.2.1.1. http://college.usatoday.com/2013/06/21/opinion-how-to-handle-the-death-of-a-loved-one-while-in-college/

1.3. Divorce

1.3.1. Start small

1.3.1.1. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/marie-hartwellwalker-edd/divorced-and-going-back-t_b_3813875.html

1.4. Relocation

1.4.1. Course Articulation (Credit transfer)

1.4.1.1. https://www.collegetransfer.net/AskCT/HowdoItransfercollegesandfinishmydegree/tabid/2880/default.aspx

2. Course difficulty

2.1. Too many courses at once

2.1.1. Don't jump into cold water

2.1.1.1. http://pauwwow.com/course-overload-students-stressed-from-too-many-classes/

2.2. Learning differences

2.2.1. Exceeding expectations

2.2.1.1. http://www.breakthroughlearningcollege.com/ld/

2.3. Virtual vs. Physical classroom

2.3.1. External resources to bridge the gap

2.3.1.1. http://mashable.com/2013/08/20/online-tutoring-resources/

3. Loss of interest

3.1. Seeking employment

3.1.1. Better personal networking

3.1.1.1. http://www.forbes.com/sites/susanadams/2013/04/22/5-mistakes-college-job-seekers-make/

3.2. Subject matter

3.2.1. Clearly establish goals

3.2.1.1. http://www.cmu.edu/teaching/solveproblem/strat-lackmotivation/lackmotivation-01.html

3.3. Newfound interests

3.3.1. Do some research first

3.3.1.1. http://www.usnews.com/education/blogs/twice-the-college-advice/2013/02/20/take-5-steps-before-changing-your-major

3.4. Complacency at work

3.4.1. Not having a degree can be problematic

3.4.1.1. http://www.forbes.com/sites/maggiemcgrath/2014/10/20/when-is-it-worth-it-to-drop-out-of-college/

4. Work conflicts

4.1. Overtime

4.1.1. Helps ease financial burden

4.1.1.1. https://www.brockport.edu/career01/upromise.htm

4.2. Added responsiblities

4.2.1. Building resillance

4.2.1.1. http://www.helpguide.org/articles/stress/preventing-burnout.htm

4.3. Fatigue

4.3.1. Better body fuel

4.3.1.1. http://www.hercampus.com/health/physical-health/always-tired-what-causes-fatigue-what-do-about-it

4.4. Schedule change

4.4.1. Schedule wisely

4.4.1.1. http://money.usnews.com/money/careers/articles/2014/09/03/9-tips-for-managing-the-work-life-school-balance