Going Back To College At 51

Discussion in 'Higher Ed' started by Ledhed1967, Nov 11, 2018.

  1. Ledhed1967

    Ledhed1967 Member

    I tried it fresh out of high school and at the time it wasn't for me. I had a disability that I was getting very little to no accommodations for, the high school that I graduated for didn't prepare you for college, and I didn't know how to study.

    I have since gained study skills, I will be getting more accommodations for my disability, and I have educated myself on many things through the various forms of media.

    Many things have inspired me to go back to college but the greatest inspiration is hubris. I don't want high school to be my highest level of completed education.
     
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  2. GLENGLEN

    GLENGLEN Lifetime Supporter Lifetime Supporter

    I Hope It All Works Out For You......:smile:



    Cheers Glen.
     
  3. What are you going to study?

    Good luck.
     
  4. Driftrue

    Driftrue still a beach bum... HipForums Supporter

    Good for you! I hope you enjoy it
     
  5. quark

    quark Parts Unknown

    Back to school
     
  6. What are you majoring in if you don't mind my asking?
     
  7. YouFreeMe

    YouFreeMe HipForums Supporter

    Good for you! Best of luck.

    And what do you plan on studying?
     
  8. NotMyRealName

    NotMyRealName Member

    I went back to college to try a new field. I got a scholarship at age 50 to go to Med School. Specifically Artificial Limbs. Its true you have better study skills and mental discipline than you did back then. I got MUCH better grades for the subjects I took in easily. I always struggled with math and found that I still did even after all those years. It didn't come any easier and by year 2 I knew it was going to be problematic for me. I got a degree in business the first go round and that math I could get through enough to get better at using it in the real world. But that math and this math are not the same at all.

    It all worked out fine in the end. I got a COO position and dropped out to take that. And ObamaCare has really changed the medical world and I don't have to face that. In the end its worth it to you only if you really have a goal in mind. And you're not going just to say you went.

    Good luck. You will do better than you did 30 years ago.
     
  9. McFuddy

    McFuddy Never quite zen.

    Hahaha ok.
     
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    I'minmyunderwear voice of sexy

  11. newbie-one

    newbie-one one with the newbiverse

    Hope that this works out for you.

    If you have to take on debt to do this, it may not be a good idea.

    If you're able to get disability funding for this that covers everything, then it's a better deal.

    It may not necessarily make you more employable though
     

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