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What is your opinion of going back to college in your 40’s?

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      (華娃娃) ChinaDoll wrote Dec 11, 2008
    • If money is not an objective, I don’t mind.  Actually I have to take many classes for my career.  What’s the different?  Other than being student Full Time or Part Time?!

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      Cheryl Guy wrote Dec 11, 2008
    • I have been considering this. Right now I just don’t have the money. My husband and I opened a business this year so things will be tight for awhile. I would love to go back someday though! You are never too old to learn.



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      Jacquie6363 wrote Dec 11, 2008
    • Never too old to learn.  I have been toying with the idea myself, though I would probably change what I had always aspired to be, since it takes to long to accomplish, I proabably will, even if it is online



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      Feathermaye wrote Dec 11, 2008
    • I would love to go back to school right now, but it’s either school or the ‘real’ job, and I gotta eat, lol.



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      Leadinladytracy wrote Dec 11, 2008
    • I endorse it 200%!!! I graduate with my BS degree in June of this year. I went back when I was 34. I graduate with my AS degree in June 2003. Took a year off and then went back to get my BS degree. I am currently enrolled and pursuing my Master’s Degree. Why you ask?  

      Well for one thing I love to learn. It keeps the brain working - LOL! Second my company offers tuition reimbursement so why not, it’s like a $5,000 raise!

      I finished up my BS degree at Charter Oak State College which is an accredited online college in CT. At first I did not think I would like taking online classes, but I tried it and now would not set foot in a classroom ever again.  

      I am currently enrolled at Southern NH University pursuing an online MS degree in Organizational Leadership.  

      As you can tell I’m pretty passionate about it. So if you don’t have the capacity to sit in a classroom, try an online class. You never know you just might like it.



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      Mary Clark wrote Dec 11, 2008
    • If I didn’t work full time or even part time....I might consider going back to school if someone else is paying for it.

      I think I would enjoy it...just a class or two at a time.  I love history if you have the right person teaching it.  

      But I could never do it and work too.  I’m not dedicated at all.



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      Mary Clark wrote Dec 11, 2008
    • Good for you Tracy!!  I admire those who go back and achieve such success.  Maybe one day I will have the desire to do it too...more like the dedication.



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      Peejay64 wrote Dec 11, 2008
    • Go for it!  I’ve toyed w/ the idea for a couple of years.  But seem to lack the confidence to dive back in.  I wasn’t the best student “back-in-the-day” and am concerned that I would not be successful this time around.  So...what will you study?



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      Leadinladytracy wrote Dec 11, 2008
    • You definitely have to have a passion for it at our age. We have so many roles, mom, wife, grandma and etc.... that it all can get in the way.  

      So unless you are really focused and passionate then don’t bother because you don’t want to get frustrated.  

      I have always been a bookworm. In addition, like I said before, I love to learn.



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      Coachmombabe wrote Dec 11, 2008
    • I say go for it! It’s never too late to expand your mind, or your horizons!

      Blessings,
      Coachmombabe
      http://www.shilohhomeofhope.org

      "Treat others as if they are who they ought to be and you help them to become who they are capable of becoming." Goethe



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      Jenz ~ wrote Dec 11, 2008
    • I’ve always liked being in school. 2 things I’m wanting. Bigtime. And thank you for the push~ I‘M GOING FOR IT. Now I just need to decide on the location & I’m on my way!! :) Will keep you posted.
      Thank you!
      Best,
      Jenz



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      Coachmombabe wrote Dec 11, 2008
    • We’ve got a good little university here in Emporia! ;o)

      Blessings,
      Coachmombabe
      http://www.shilohhomeofhope.org

      "Treat others as if they are who they ought to be and you help them to become who they are capable of becoming." Goethe



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      Nyshoesdiva wrote Dec 11, 2008
    • It’s incredible that I would come across this site today of all days. After great anxiety I just registered today and finally decided to go for it. I have kids and they are older( high school & college age)and now it’s my time to go for my dreams. I have a passion for encouraging children especially girls (9 to 12yrs old) in leadership, self esteem and opening their minds to diffrent career possibilities, just getting them to broaden their horizon. I’m in the process of creating an organization that give children that access. So I decided with all the volunteer work to go back to school and really take it to the next level for me. Ladies it’s never ever too late and don’t under estimate what you can do when you put your mind to it.
      Go for it!!!



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      Jenz ~ wrote Dec 12, 2008
    • Thanks! :)



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      Merlot63 wrote Dec 12, 2008
    • Jenz, recently I ran into someone I used to work with. She left the hi-tech world, and went back to school.  She was actually glowing as she told me about her new friends (who could almost be her kids) and about projects she was working on.  She looked so much happier than she used to be when we worked together, younger too! I think that if you find your passion, no matter how old you are, you should go for it!



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      Mz. Queen wrote Dec 12, 2008
    • Of course I say college after 40 just do it.

      I am Doing it Now.
      When I graduated from high school 30+ years ago college was the last thing on my mind. My children are grown, I’m home alone and I want more for myself. This semester Anatomy & Physiology, and American History. All A’s ladies and that’s a long way from the beginning when I was crying in class because I was scared and overwhelmed with the thought of failing, what a difference a day makes.

      much love
      47



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      Coachmombabe wrote Dec 12, 2008
    • That’s awesome, 47! You should be very proud of yourself, and I’m sure you are!

      Blessings,
      Coachmombabe
      http://www.shilohhomeofhope.org

      "Treat others as if they are who they ought to be and you help them to become who they are capable of becoming." Goethe



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      Tina Hengen wrote Mar 16, 2009
    • I have actually been thinking of going back myself, But I definately have some fears about it. I love to learn and I want to be doing something different when my kids move out, which is creeping up on me pretty darn fast.



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      Mz. Queen wrote Mar 16, 2009
    • It’s been 3 months since I first answered this question and just for the record I’m doing quite well for a woman over 40. First time for college attendance and I recently received an invitation to the Honor Society.

         I get financial aid.  Don’t close the door before you see the knob. Just take the first step. There are all kinds of monies for the asking. Grants and scholarships for women, mothers, and so much more.

      47nwiser



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      Faye43 wrote Sep 15, 2009
    • I once heard someone say "I'm going to be such and such an age 4 years from now when I graduate." The person listening responded with, "Yes, and what age will you be, 4 years from now, if you don't go back to school and graduate?" That tickled me!!! estatic  

      I just finished my AS degree in Graphic Design and am now going for my BS degree in Psychology. I am headed off to class at 5:30 tonight. I took out loans so I hope to find a job when I'm finished, Faye



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      Kisbel65 wrote Feb 4, 2010
    • I am in graduate school at 44. I had been thinking about it for seven year and finally I did. I am now taking my second class and loving it!!!



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      Megan50 wrote Feb 8, 2010
    • It took me 10 years to get a two year degree.  Then I slammed through my bachelor’s degree in two years, finishing at 41. Next on to my master’s degree, finishing that at 43.  Now,at over 50 I am contemplating a doctoral degree.  I think it really depends on the feild of study and the arena you work in.  I am in the non profit, human service feild where the more letters you can put in front of and after your name, the more credibilty you have and you can command a higher rate of pay.



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      Jo46 wrote Feb 9, 2010
    • Hi Jenz!  Listen, My sister after 23 years of marriage is now divorced.  She is 46.  She had to go full-time at her job.  She is going back to school, one class a semester because she wants better wages, health insurance with a more secure job.  It is very tough, but she is doing it.  She is up at 4;00 monday through friday to be at her job at 6;00.  This allows her to pick up her kids at 2:30 from school.  She goes to school in the evening. To go back to school at that age my sister says that she applies herself more then she ever had at school because she has her time away from her family, and money invested, and she does not want it to go to waste.



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      Marlene McCray wrote Feb 10, 2010
    • Its an awesome goal to achieve. I did it. I finish graduate school in my late 30’s. Why not? The way the economy is one must be determined to set ones goal and plan accordingly. The workplace is everchanging and either you upgrade your skillset or get left behind.

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      Marlene McCray wrote Feb 10, 2010
    • Its an awesome goal to achieve. I did it. I finish graduate school in my late 30’s. Why not? The way the economy is one must be determined to set ones goal and plan accordingly. The workplace is everchanging and either you upgrade your skillset or get left behind. Even starting a business requires accounting, marketing and communication skills; all helpful classes to increase your earning to boot!

      Marlene McCray
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      Denise Shaw wrote Feb 17, 2010
    • I just started back in 2008 and I have learnt so much about myself. Working with students of different ages and from different backgrounds has really helped me appreciate my individuality and time management skills!!

      My 24 hours are very precious to me now especially the hours I spend not doing schoolwork!

      Enjoy the process, Jenz.



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      Mztracy wrote Feb 17, 2010
    • DO IT!!!!



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      1stdiva wrote Feb 17, 2010
    • I SAY GO FOR IT!  This is something I have been wanting to do for along time and I really should do it. My employer will pay for everything—I’m just afraid to get enrolled and then get caught up in a Lay-off. I know, excuses, excuses, but that is my biggest fear as to why I haven’t taken the plunge and gone back to school.



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      Nancy Simpson wrote Feb 29, 2012
    • I did it and if I can do it, I think anyone can. Don’t give up on what YOU want. You can do anything you set your mind to. Age is just a number :)



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