Thinking College After 30? You Are Not Alone

08 Apr 2014

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If a college degree is one of the things you wanted to ‘get hold of’ as you were growing up, then surely you were expecting it to happen before you reach the age of thirty.

If a college degree is one of the things you wanted to ‘get hold of’ as you were growing up, then surely you were expecting it to happen before you reach the age of thirty.

Yet, many unexpected circumstances may occur that can make having a college certificate at your disposal unlikely before thirty.

On the standpoint, if you are over thirty, but still having it somewhere deep inside your heart that going back to college can help you advance in your career and better your personal life; then it is the time you think no more, but ACT. Do not give that tiny voice the chance to convince you otherwise. The fact is that you are not alone in this.

Not many years ago, college students over thirty were referred as "non-traditional” students, but today, studies have it that more than 30% of all college students are over 30 years old. Who ever said you were alone in this? It’s the right time to prove them wrong.

If you feel nervous about returning to school after all those years, then you need to get over it. You just have to remember that millions of people just like you are doing it – so why shouldn’t you?

What is more, educators and most importantly employers seem to view maturity in the classroom as an advantage rather than a disadvantage.  More matured students appear more motivated and show more passion towards knowledge--- something that correlates with contributing greater value in the workplace.

One good thing about all this is that you can still make it happen, even if you cannot afford to stay without a job for a year or two. All you have to do is look for a part-time, distance-learning institution and get your life to where it should be. You should rather believe this; educational options are more than you can possibly grasp, thus nothing should hinder you.

There are quite a good number of business schools and education institutions offering degree programs and professional certificates in almost any specialization and subject you can think of. You can choose among those that are closer to your budget, and with ‘more’ preferred educational methods and approaches.

Note: Part–time study is a fantastic solution that helps you achieve your goals at your own time, pace and schedule. You should not stop yourself from reaching your goals!

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