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Have you heard of anyone being rejected from colleges because they are too old?

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Asked by Anonymous at 9:58 AM on Nov. 9, 2010 in Money & Work

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  • No....

    Answer by Gnomeofmyheart at 9:59 AM on Nov. 9, 2010

  • No

    Answer by KARRIEMARIE at 10:00 AM on Nov. 9, 2010

  • Nope, I have had some older people in my classes at college, both the first time I went and now.

    Answer by kmath at 10:02 AM on Nov. 9, 2010

  • No, I'm pretty sure colleges haven't done that for a long time.

    Answer by SWasson at 10:21 AM on Nov. 9, 2010

  • No. I graduated with a couple in their sixties and had a class with a lady in her seventies.

    Answer by TweenAndTwinMom at 10:40 AM on Nov. 9, 2010

  • No my grandma's aunt went to college when she was 60.

    Answer by Christina807 at 10:55 AM on Nov. 9, 2010

  • No.

    Answer by andrea96 at 11:02 AM on Nov. 9, 2010

  • Absolutely NOT! There was an article about an 80 year old that finished her degree.

    Answer by m-avi at 11:40 AM on Nov. 9, 2010

  • heck no!

    Answer by businesswife1 at 12:34 PM on Nov. 9, 2010

  • No, not based just on age, but age can be a factor in the decision in an indirect way, particularly if the school is high-profile. The high profile schools look for students that will be able to 1 - complete the coursework and 2 - be productive in their educated field.

    So if a retired adult applies to a high profile university, with no intention of ever working again, they may not take him, even if his grades and employment record are great. That decision is based more on the "big picture" than on age specifically, but age can be taken into account. He cannot be discriminated against based on his age alone, though (for public schools).

    Answer by at 12:44 PM on Nov. 9, 2010

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