I'm preparing to return to college after being a stay at home mom for 6 years. I have discovered many things have changed in the 7 years since I left college, and I was wondering... if you have returned to school after being a homemaker for several years, what are some things you wish people had told you? What are some things to avoid, and what are some perks to look for?
Your help is greatly appreciated!!
Asked by brandyj at 11:16 PM on Jan. 3, 2011 inLevel 21 (10,228 Credits)
Answer by tortkey at 11:20 PM on Jan. 3, 2011
Answer by Freela at 11:23 PM on Jan. 3, 2011
Answer by Mrs.BAT at 11:26 PM on Jan. 3, 2011
Your professors won't really care much if your kids are home sick, if you are late b/c they have missed the bus, etc. They are used to dealing with kids with a 1000 excuses for missing class and for turning in late work. So don't expect them to treat you any different in that respect. Most professors have policies on how may times you can miss class or be late and they will stick to them!! So just be prepared for that.When I went back at 29 they made me go to a once a week class for "non-traditional" students and it was the lamest thing ever. It was a bunch of older students sitting around bitching about the traditional collage age kids - useless to me. You are all in it together, no matter what your age. Be open to making connections to the younger students - they might suprise you!! And, like Mrs Bat says - ask lots of questions!! Relax and enjoy... my older college years where some of the best times of my life!
Answer by Crafty26 at 7:59 AM on Jan. 4, 2011
Answer by gemgem at 8:08 AM on Jan. 4, 2011
Answer by NannyB. at 8:11 AM on Jan. 4, 2011
Answer by SlightlyPerfect at 8:13 AM on Jan. 4, 2011
Answer by SweetLuci at 8:22 AM on Jan. 4, 2011
Answer by Collegemommy910 at 8:25 AM on Jan. 4, 2011