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Did you know that the number of adult learners going back to college is in the millions? Some colleges even boast an average age of people in their 30′s. Mind you, this is the average; meaning that there are plenty of older students getting a degree for the first time. If you have ever thought of going back to college but thought you were too old; think again.
It is intimidating going back to school after having been out for so many years. Maybe you have children that are now grown or perhaps you simply want to advance your career. No matter what the reason is that compels you to re-enter college, it can be one of the most rewarding decisions you ever make.
The first thing to do is the see what all you need such as transcripts from high school and placement tests. The placement tests will show you which areas you need to catch up on and you may be surprised to see that you score higher than you thought you would.
Don’t feel that you will be left out or won’t feel welcome either. Since the average age is in the 30′s, this means there will be plenty of students near your age and even older. You may even get along just fine with the students younger than you as well. The point is that you are there to learn, enjoy the college experience and further your career so don’t worry about fitting in because there are plenty of others just like you.