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How Old is too Old to be a Student?

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I'm going to be 35 and I'm considering going to dental school and then proceeding with my Dental Radiology certification. I'm a single mom, I know I will qualify for assistance. I didn't go to college, I went to Medical Assisting school after high school, but due to my health problems and failing my hearing test-obviousy pursuing RN is a dead dream to me now because if I can't hear then I can't correctly take your vitals :( My son's father & I took real estate courses 7 years ago but didn't take the state exam..I feel like I'm ready to go back to school but I'm all sorts of nervous about it! I had an appt. this morning to talk to counselor but I woke up with a sore throat so reschedule for next week!

by on Feb. 20, 2013 at 9:09 AM
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by on Feb. 20, 2013 at 2:00 PM
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Never. Simple answer and true. There has been students in their 80's and 90's. Do what you want to do. Age shouldn't be the first thought about a new life. 

by on Feb. 20, 2013 at 2:05 PM
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You're never too old to want to better yourself.  Good for you and best of luck in dental school.

by on Feb. 20, 2013 at 2:27 PM

Quoting c_edmonds:

Im not trying to be funny but you are too old when you are dead.

Im 33 and Im going back in May for my bach. in business. I have 4 kids. Im trying to get my sister to take her ged and she is 40...but she is kinda LAZY she wants everything handed to her on a silver platter.

Im PROUD of you for going back! And I dont even know you!

Thank you! It seems like most of you are college graduated. That's awesome!

by Member on Feb. 20, 2013 at 2:29 PM
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There is no such thing as too old for school! I can't wait for the day when I can go back to college! Every few weeks I troll for programs I might be able to fit in around my work schedule. As soon as DH finishes the Masters program he's in, I think I'm going to go for it.

 I plan to keep going back to college for the rest of my life. Every chance I get. I LOVE it.

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by on Feb. 20, 2013 at 2:45 PM

My husband is 40 and should be graduating next year. I agree its never too late

by Ruby Member on Feb. 20, 2013 at 2:46 PM

I don't think you are ever too old. I'm 31 and will be heading to college in the next few years. 

by on Feb. 20, 2013 at 3:12 PM

It's never too late to learn. Besides, you'll age whether or not you are a student, so you may as well be one. Good luck!

by on Feb. 20, 2013 at 3:15 PM

Can't make it clicky but she graduated at 95.

by Member on Feb. 20, 2013 at 3:21 PM
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You're never to old. My mom never went to college but always wanted a degree. When I was in high school she started school part time, very part time. One class because she still worked full time and had me & my Sis & house to take care of.
She's a VP at Citibank, Grandma to 3 girls, wife, mommy and student! She's still trying to get her bachelor's in business administration or business management. I dont remember which one. It's taking time but she's got a 4.0 gpa and is doing great. She'll be graduating soon! Can't wait for her graduation day!!
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by on Feb. 20, 2013 at 3:35 PM

Dead is too old for school.  If you are still drawing breath, then you can absorb knowledge.  good luck!


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