Re-entry Connect

Re-entry Connect is a campus program designed for re-entry or non-traditional students.  Re-entry students, by definition, are undergraduates over age 24 AND traditionally-aged students who are married or who have children.

Many years ago when I was a student, married with children and returning to college, I remember feeling old at the age of thirty-something.  I had child care issues and responsibilities at home, different than those of most traditional aged students.   My counselor at the time facilitated a class for this student population, and at her urging, I attended.  Her efforts connected me with students who had similar interests and challenges and also those who were succeeding despite their challenges.  This provided a smoother transition to college and motivated me and many others to stay in school. Thirty years later as a member of the faculty, with my counselor’s continued encouragement (she’s 93 years old), I hope to do the same for students enrolled at Fullerton College today.

Dr. Carol Mattson (AKA Dr. C)


Our aim is to:

Connect! – Connect with each other and with useful resources on and off campus.

Act! – Take action by setting and achieving tangible goals; one class, one semester; one year at a time.

Transform! – Change and grow as students and as individuals to improve our lives and make a positive difference in the lives of those around us.

Just say CAT!


Did you know?

The student demographic data provided by the California Community College Chancellor’s office indicate that students age 25 and over account for around 40% of our system’s enrollments statewide and more than 25% of students enrolled at Fullerton College.

“Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don’t mind, it doesn’t matter”
Mark Twain

American writer, humorist, entrepreneur, publisher, and lecturer

Dr. Carol Mattson

For additional information visit the Counseling Center or call 714-992-7084 or email Dr. Mattson.

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