Today we have a guest post from S.B. Bryan, a writer and non-traditional college student attending Texas State University. His blog, 30-Year-Old Freshman, details the crazy world of a 30-year-old in a 20-year-old’s world, provides tips for surviving and thriving in college and at work, and explores the fascinating inner lives of llamas.
Will people like me? Will I be the oldest one in my classes? Will I have anything in common with my classmates? These are some of the questions facing non-traditional students returning to school. Going back to school can be intimidating, but you are not alone. Thousands of older students are returning to universities and community colleges across the nation, and you can too. Here are a few tips to help the older-than-average college student overcome the challenge of going back to school: