(Closed) is 25 too old to study? any older students out there?

posted 5 years ago in Career
Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@nearlymarriedlass:  What type of degree is it? If it’s a graduate degree, you’ll find a lot of “older” students. If it’s a bachelors or associates, it depends on what school you go to as to how common it is. But I know many people who have completed their studies at a “non-traditional” age. My mother got her master’s degree at age 50. 

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Of course it’s not too old. I went back to a school at 26 and will be graduating at 30 (Next spring). The time is going to go by anyway, the years can pass and you will be stuck in the same job, or they can pass and you can have a new degree and career path. Going back to school was the best thing I ever did!

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I’m studying social work now.  Do you have a BSW or an MSW? 

I’ll be graduating in June a few months shy of turning (28).  There are a lot of students who went straight from undergrad to grad school but I worked after undergrad and think it’s useful to have some real world experience to challenge ideas and assumptions in academia.

ETA: It was difficult at first, the transition from working to studying.  I really like working and love being DONE at the end of the day.  The always having stuff hanging over your head (reading, homework, projects etc) makes the process more exhausting.  But after the first quarter I was in the swing of things.

 

Also, I don’t own a home or have children, but I am planning a wedding amidst and it’s kind of hard to have two very important things competing for my time and attention.

Post # 7
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Sugar bee

FH graduated with his BS in Criminal Justice the the age of 28. He had been going on and off plus a bout of depression that caused him not to go to class for 10 years. I remember thinkingthat some of the best students were the olderish students when I went to college.

Post # 10
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@nearlymarriedlass:  A good friend of mine is.. 28 now. He got his B.A. around the time he was maybe 25-26 and went to grad school for a masters and just got it now. He has been married since he was 20, 3 kids, the whole lot! You make priorities, so it’s definitely possible! 

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

IMO you’re never too old to go back to school, let alone learn something. I am almost 25 and still in school. I started late, and only go part time due to my busy life, and demanding full time job. Go for it! Do whatever will make you happy!! You don’t want to look back in your life and wish you did it and not just thought about it. 

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@nearlymarriedlass:  Well…I mean after the wedding I think I’ll look back and appreciate the experience.  But right now I would prefer to JUST be planning a wedding lol.

My concentration is policy and administration so it’s not necessarily the traditional child welfare track.

Post # 13
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

I’m 31 and have another two years just to finish my bachelor’s degree.

Post # 14
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Blushing bee

25 is young. In college I had classmates who were in their 30s. In grad school there were a couple of people who were older than most professors. 🙂 Many people choose to go back to school later in life for various reasons. It isn’t as rare as one would think.

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