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Old 04-24-2004, 02:00 PM   #11
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I was 17, but i have 40 yr old in my classes. My mom goes to college too.
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Just do it and dont look back I have only attended a couple of course, we had 40-60 year olds in there and everyone was equally respected and friendly. Much different world than high school
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I've been to classes with people 10 to 20 years older than me.
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Steve, if you went to the college (Tech College) that I went to (Alexandria Technical College) you would find yourself one of the younger people there. I was a wee bit young when I started at 17 (was actually the 2nd youngest out of 1500 students). The majority of the students that were there were 23-25+. A few in the 17-23 age bracket, but there were alot of poeple in their 50'* and 60'* there.
I too and looking at going back to college, but this time I am looking at a UMD (University of Minnesota-Duluth) for their Mechanical Engineering course. I would be looking at a Bachelors Degree in Science and for right now and hoping to get back in by fall of '05. I know that'* a ways off, but I really don't have alot of money and I have to look into see what kind of financial aid I would be eligable for, plus their are a lot of other things that I want to get straightened out before then (Bills, bills, bills).

I say go for it. If you are really sincere and put forth your best effort you can and will go a long way. Good luck
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I started my higher education at age 23. (long and boring story) Even at that time, about a third of the 'real' classes were composed of students that were 20 or older.

Don't let your age slow you down, its actually an asset. I found that the teachers were happy to work with me, as they know I really wanted to be there. Unlike sone of the younger students, who were just taking classes because Mom and Dad were paying for them. (You'll find *those* students will irratate you as well.

Good Luck, Whoop it up, do your best, and most of all....Have FUN!
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