Life after the break: how evening students live

If you dreamed of studying at a full-time university, and your dream was not destined to come true, then the proposal to submit documents to the evening form of education is perceived by you as a verdict. For some reason, the full-time form of education has always been considered more prestigious. Now the disdainful attitude towards evening students is gradually changing. Today practicality is much more important than prestige, and some full-time students consciously switch to evening classes.

Why do many students study in the evening?

Among today’s students, there are many who tend to take the college bench in the evening. And, of course, it is not because the applicant is an “owl” and it is easier and easier for him to study and memorize in the evening. And not all faculties or not all specialties of the university you like, there is an evening department. It just makes it possible to successfully combine study with earning money. Students have time to work and study and don’t even need homework help.

Another material reason for the choice: at “evening classes” there are also budgetary and paid places. So, to study for a fee at the evening department is much cheaper than at full-time.

Evening classes also attract those who, at a young age, are thinking about a career. Some evening graduates already have a “settled” place by the last year, and with a diploma the question of employment will not worry them. And today’s employer does not really care what form of training you received – day or evening. The main thing is the level of knowledge you received and your work experience.

In the group of evening classes there is quite mixed-age composition: here are learning and yesterday’s schoolchildren, and people who are “mature” for the study of the years to thirty. Among the evening students one can see former members of the armed forces. It is kind of late for them to enter the first year of university, but they want to get higher education. That is where the evening department comes in handy.

After working in their specialty at the workplace, some graduates of colleges and technical schools decide that they deserve more. Some universities are even interested in such students and give them the opportunity to study on a reduced program.

Sometimes applicants who did not enroll full-time and do not want to lose a year study in the evenings. After all, there is a small “loophole” for them – to transfer the documents to the next year. This, however, is more advantageous to girls, because the evening form does not “save” from the army.

Evening students differ from those who study full-time, so they are motivated, goal-oriented, and have a desire to get the most useful knowledge and skills. Very often they have sat on the student’s bench to get the knowledge they need for work. So when a student studies in the evenings, they surely know what they are doing.

Studying in the evenings

Evening students at almost every college attend classes every day. In their senior year, they may only study a few days a week, Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday, for example, or in some other mode. Classes start at 6 or 7 p.m. and finish no later than 10 p.m., so evening students have no more than 2 or 3 classes a day.

The main difference between day and evening classes is the number of lectures, workshops or seminars. There may be lectures and seminars, but evening students study half a year or a year longer.

Some universities focus on core subjects, making others less frequent or eliminating them entirely from the curriculum. The program does not provide for internships, but always allocates time for independent study.

Another peculiarity: evening students have to combine study and work, and it is really difficult. They have less time to prepare not only for seminars and colloquiums, but even for exams.

Can I transfer from evening classes?

Since the exams for full-time study are held earlier than for evening classes, and the passing score of evening students is always lower, then if you fail to enter full-time, you may be offered to study in the evening.

After successful completion of the first year you can try to transfer to the full-time department. However, this opportunity is available under several conditions:

If there are seats available in the department;

If the student has an excellent academic record;

academic hours in the evening and full-time departments must fully coincide.

Of course, it is very problematic to take advantage of such an opportunity, but the law requires it.

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