As an adult going back to college you are probably struck with a ton of emotions. You might worry how you will fit in with your fellow students, how your professors will respond to you, and how you will be able to grasp the study materials after such a lengthy time away from the education system. These concerns are all natural, valid and understandable. The truth is that at first things will seem to be difficult for you, but trust me, you can adapt quicker than you think if you have clear goals in mind. For example, you may use your desire to learn as a jumping point to a new career, provide better future for our family, ect. You know exactly why you are in school, and you will not waste time like the average young college student.
While it’s rarely too early to learn study skills, it’s never too late too.
Time Management And Money
Money is always the number one issues for anyone going to college. So get financial aid if you need help, there are may types of scholarships for not only youngsters, but also aged students, single mom, non-traditional of all kinds ready to make things easier for the adult going back to school. However, everyone has equally 24 hours. If you have a family to raise, while holding down a part time job, and squeezing out some time for school, you are going to have to manage your schedule even more tightly.
Can People Your Age Get A Degree?
Many older age students worry about their ability to learn the material. The truth is that you have some advantages that the younger students do not, which are real life experience & Self awareness of responsibility. Some of the best college students are older people, and believe it or not, more than half of all college students are older than 25 years old. The discipline you’ve learnt from the Real World will help you in your college studies. Many adult students prefer evening classes, so you will get a chance to meet people from all walks of life.
You will perceive teachers as equal
This time around your relationship with your teachers will be different. Some Professors have very little real world experience, they’ve spent all their adult lives locked away and nestled within the safety of academia, while you have fighted hard with your own fist in the real world. There are adults even feel that going back to college is like being on an playing ground.
Enter a world of slow speed
When you were young, a weekend means going for movie or catch up with friends. Now it might mean you have to clear a week’s worth load of laundry, taking your kids out for fun, and/or rushing for assignments due next week. Despite your hectic life, don’t think that people around you at campus will pick up your pace. You may have to deal with group mate with far less interest in speed.