Has anyone else attempted university in their 30's+ (after years out of school)?
I went back for my (online) Bachelor's in 2014 at the age of fifty-two, was on the Dean's list every semester and LOVED IT! I graduated in August 2017 and started Grad school the same month. I am in my second semester (also online) and making straight A's. Do it...you will never regret it!!
I started a second master's degree at 34 completed it at 36, started my Ph.D. at 36, completed it at 41, 20 years after my undergraduate degree, so 13 years of college, 9 of them graduate school. For me it was easier being older, but I was not supporting anyone, so YMMV.
I'm currently in grad school(31 y.o). I'm a bit of an odd ball, I did my entire undergrad while working part time and having a toddler in my late twenties. I graduated in 3.5 years because I wanted that b.s.
If you plan on going back, do it, the only advice I have is to know what you want to do, love it or don't bother. Message me if you have any questions.
I did 3 years of Egyptology gaining the Birkbeck College (University of London) Certificate and Diploma in same, then went on to do a 4 year degree course in History & Archaeology and gained my BA (Hons) Graduated at the age of 41, met my now ex wife their and have two wonderful daughters as a result, made some life long friends including one I went to Download with. I had a fabulous time and would recommend it to anybody
With a BS and MA under my belt and no prospects at 34, I completed a technical writing certificate program at a local community college. Got a job as a direct result from which I only just recently retired at 64. Not quite the same, but not quite different. It's hard. It can work, though. But, like I said, it's hard.
I had the opportunity about ten years ago to go back to school to study graphic design. Even though it's been hard to find work, it was one of the best things I ever did. Finally mastering Photoshop was awesome... Currently considering looking into getting a teaching certificate.