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

posted 8 years ago in Career
Post # 92
6014 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: March 2012

I didn’t mention this before but, my mom went  back to school at 55. She wanted to be a medical transcriber. It was hard to learn all the medical terms. 


Plus have you read that story of the 80 year old woman that just graduated Law School. 


You’re always going to be .. 29, 35, 40 ….. make those ages what YOU want them to be.

Post # 93
43 posts
  • Wedding: June 2014

I’m almost 25 and am thinking about going back to school to finish my bachelor’s degree. I dropped out of college a couple of years ago due to the ending of a  tumultuous relationship with an ex-boyfriend, financial strain, losing my house and having to move into my grandparents’ old home, and major health problems. I work fulltime in retail right now and have settled down with my FH but I am looking to maybe go back to school to finish my organizational leadership degree. I don’t have much left to finish, but depending on if and when I can get back in there, I’ll be lucky if I finish by the time I’m 30! But…the local university that I attended is a large commuter campus with students from 18-60 attending. I’ve had people in their forties and fifties in my classes before so I’m not worried about being a little older than the majority of the students. Plus, when you’re 25 you still look young and your age is kind of ambiguous!  I say go for it and put all your effort into it! Good luck!

Post # 94
2073 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

No way are you too old to study. My husband is approaching 37 and is going to be going back to school because he has to change careers. If you’re too old at 25 he is way too old at his age. By the time he finishes school, he will be 39 almost 40. 

You’re never too old to study. 

Post # 95
78 posts
Worker bee

I completely changed careers. I had my bachelors & license and a ‘dream job’ right out of college. Then at 27 I decided I didn’t like what I was doing so I went back to college, got a completely different degree and license and career. It’s never too late in my opinion. 

Post # 96
80 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

I’m 27 and I’m in nursing school full time and work pretty much full time as well. I think I made the right decision for me to wait till I was older because at 18 I had no clue what I wanted to do and wasn’t willing to waste may money or time on a degree i would never use. Its a struggle but I take my education more seriously because i am now accountable no matter what for those student loans. 

Post # 97
734 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2007

My mom went back to school at 35 and got her RN license. DH is 30 now and plans to begin school.

I don’t think there’s an age that is ‘too old’ to go to school. Do what you want!

Post # 98
10345 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2014 - Chicago, IL

@nearlymarriedlass:  I’m 26 and in graduate school for my PhD. I’ll be 29-30 when I graduate!!! Fiance is also 26 and is considering going back to school after I finish, so he’ll probably go back in his 30s! It’s do-able!

Post # 99
53 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

@nearlymarriedlass:  I’m 24 and I’ve been going to school since i was 18 for a degree in Medical Billing & Coding. Then this past February I realized my heart wasn’t in it so I switched completely and this fall I start my first semester towards a degree in Elementary Ed.

So to answer your question.. no! Haha especially for people who have full time jobs that can only take classes at night or online, that extends schooling out way into your late 20’s! I hope everything goes well with your new path!

Post # 100
8 posts
  • Wedding: February 2014

You’re never too old! I’m 27 and am just finishing my BS this summer. I plan on getting my masters and Phd. If you desire it and are determined, go for it!

Post # 101
7976 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2013 - UK

I’m almost 30 and unlikely to finish my PhD for at least another 6 months or so…

Post # 102
878 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

I’m 29 and still have 2 years left of my PhD, followed by a year of internship. My SO just finished residency and he’s 33. So, I don’t think any age is too old! 

Post # 103
1186 posts
Bumble bee

I finished my bachelors in Liberal Arts at age 25, and my RN at age 29. never too late!!!

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