Are You Sure You Want to go Back to College as a Nontraditional Student?

Thinking of becoming a nontraditional student, but hesitant to go back to college? Maybe you’re stuck in a dead-end job, or maybe you feel like you’ve made the wrong career choice. Or just maybe, stepping into the role of Holly Homebody or Father Knows Best didn’t peg the 401k-plan results you had anticipated. You were probably in your 20s when you made that decision. Who doesn’t make bad choices then? The good news is that it’s not too late to go back to college. The bad news is, your brain has probably been withering at the academic wayside.

But going back to college as a nontraditional student definitely has its perks: You have a lot experience setting priorities; your attention span is longer than a Warble Fly; and you’re there because you want to be–not because you saw an opportunity to flee your parent’s home, though getting away from your current boss or spouse is another predicament altogether. will demystify your social and academic concerns about returning to college as a mature age student. Because knowledge is power.