Thats cool you are continuing your education. I think just relax and be yourself. I wish you plenty of success and smooth sailing. yeah two words, good luck
yeah two words, good luck
Stay focused, don't get distracted and don't gain the freshmen 15.........know thyself. Nothing is taboo
dont use words like mature, genteleman and junk
Yea my Sister in Collage so store up some money and Food so that you can eat i mean collage have you and nuddles every day if you don't
Keep an open mind and don't be afraid to try new activities - that's how I learned to juggle =P
How mature? As in "older than most freshmen?" If so, you're in luck. The 18-year-olds you'll be competing with are KIDS. Their pre-frontal cortexes aren't finished developing, and their brains aren't fully myelinated yet. You'll do very well, unless you've got serious mental issues of your own. Source(s):
I'm a 28-year-old junior.
Do not dye your hair and try to act like you are one of the kids. You will fit in better if you just be yourself.
Have fun and good or you for going back to school! Well, dunno' how "mature" you are; I went back at 23, after living a LOT of life, and found I couldn't relate too well to my slightly younger peers, but I certainly excelled against them (gotta' love the grading curve!). I also made friends with faculty members and their friends, worked practically full time while carrying a full course load, so I took it all fairly seriously and packed in two degrees in three years. I'd sure like to know your own motives if you are over 40 or 50 Y.O....as I am now. The kids in general will just seem silly and their classroom questions insipid; as they did to me then. Find the best and toughest faculty and your main focus that way. Get mentored if possible. Source(s):
Well, I graduated a few years ago and I just turned fifty. I had already had some school under my belt but you learn as you go so to speak. I would suggest, keep in touch with your advisers on a semester basis and get as many suggestions on what to take and what you need to graduate. That way, no suprises at the end.
Also, look for books you need at the library, or online because its cheaper in the long run. Start off with easier classes until you get yourself back in the groove. Find out what you like and go for it.
Study hard and take good notes since many professors test on the notes, more times then any. Good luck. Source(s):
I grad. you can too.
Read the "Undergraduate Announcement" or its equivalent, cover to cover. Pay special attention to: the grading system, how to declare a major/minor, registration requirements, distribution requirements (art, science, poly sci, math), how to add/drop classes, deadlines, policies for contacting the Ombudsman, and requirements for graduation.
Learn how to access your college's Internet system as soon as possible, get help from the library or computer labs in familliarizing yourself with how to e-mail professors, how to access online journals, how to print on campus, etc. Find out if you can register for courses, online.
Fill out the FAFSA at a government website. You may be eligible for financial aid or scholarships. Do this every year, in February.
Purchase a scantron and a number 2 pencil and a blue book. Keep these in your bag at all times.
Find out if there is a lounge for non-traditional students, or for students of your particular discipline. Spend some time there to meet people.
Take a class from the head of your major's department. Make friends with them. Go to them for advice, in the future.
Use www.ratemyprofessor.com or other similar sites to find out which professors you are best suited to.
Take an Anthropology course.
Take a Women's Studies course.
Register for classes ASAP, and waitlist if you have to. Always attend the first lecture.
Exchange e-mail addresses with a peer who sits nearby and agree to help one another in cases of absence or emergency.
Walk around campus, locating bathrooms, computer labs, places to get food, phones, etc. Seek out whatever campus services you suspect you might need, before the semester starts (assistance for physical disabilities, a security escort to car, desks that accomodate your height/weight/wheelchair, etc.)
Visit the campus bookstore 2 weeks before classes commence. Copy down the ISBN numbers of your required textbooks. Compare prices online, at www.bigwords.com, and shop for them online (www.half.com usually is cheap). work hard the first semester.. establish yor presence and ask questions .
Remain focused and self disciplined. I got up at 4:30 to do homework until 7am then took care of the family, went to grad school, picked up kids after and did the whole mom wife thing and then did homework till 11pm for 3 years to get my masters. Do not become discouraged or try to be 20 again. Balance your stress with physical exercise and pray .... ALOT! Good luck. The thesis nearly killed me but I did succeed and you will too if you truly want to.
Keep your college syllabi (syllabuses). If you decide to transfer later and don't get credit for a class you know you should have gotten credit for you can prove it.
I am a transfer, and wish I had kept my syllabi-- I am losing credits. Source(s):
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