Get Schooled

Going Back To School

Last updated August 17, 2023

Going Back To School

Now that you have made the decision to go back to school, it's time to tell your manager about your plans to hit the books. Check out this list of five tips to make breaking the news to your manager easier.

Request a meeting with your manager

Be considerate of your manager’s time by calling the meeting well in advance of your return back to school and be clear about the subject of the meeting. This allows your manager to prepare any questions he/she might have in advance.

Come prepared to the meeting

Prepare some talking points and anticipate questions your manager may have. Some questions might be:

  • Why are you going back to school?
  • Where are you going?
  • Will you continue to work here?
  • What will your schedule be?
  • When can you work while still being able to complete homework?
  • How long will you be in school?
  • Do you plan to continue working here once you’ve completed your degree?

Know your goal

What do you ultimately want to accomplish by going back to school? Is it career advancement where you’re currently working? If so, tell your manager what your development goals are and where you see yourself in the future with the company.

Define your needs and the needs of the company

Define what kind of support you may need from your manager in order to make your school dreams a reality. Shorter hours? Someone who can work part-time when you’re not there? Let your manager know. In addition, ask your manager what they might need from you to make this a success.

Pat yourself on the back!

Look at you, Hot Shot! We’re proud of your accomplishments and hope you are, too. Being confident in your decision to return to school will help you and your manager identify the best plan for your return back to school.

Explore your goals

Find a Job

Let Get Schooled help you achieve your goals

Sign UpLog In


Easy Scholarships That You Can Apply to Right Now!

No long essays, no minimum GPAs! Check out the Easy Scholarships that you can apply to right now!

Gap Years: Pros, Cons, & How to Make them Effective

Taking a gap year can be fulfilling in many ways - but it can also be challenging. Here’s what you need to know about gap years - pros, cons, & more.

High School Diploma vs. GED

There's no better decision than going back to get your degree. We can help you choose the best fit High School Diploma vs. GED.

14 Things To Expect As An HBCU Student

What's it like to be an HBCU student?

Get Schooled helps young people get to college, find first jobs, and succeed in both.

About UsOur TeamBoard of DirectorsFAQ

Pursue Your Goal

©2023 Get Schooled