I’m going back to school for the first time in 3 years. I’ll be taking chemistry and either medical terminology or a psych class.
I’m nervous that I’ll be older than most of the students in my chem class considering it’s the most basic level chem. I’m not too much older but still. And I’m out of practice. I haven’t taken a test in so long.
Plus I still have to talk to my job and tell them I can’t work on Mondays and Wednesdays anymore. What if that can’t be accommodated and they let me go?
And I’m out of fafsa money so I have to pay for these classes on my own. I need to do more research on scholarships and grants.
Lots of students are older and out of practice. One thing you could do is first take a community Ed class at a community college on a topic that interests you to get back into practice at studying and doing homework. Best of luck to you!
I finished university when I was 29y.o. Students with me were 19-23y.o although one or two were older than me. One guy who is an immigrant was a surgeon in his home country and was studying in my class and program of physiotherapy. I was friend with him. He was in his 40s and was married, have kids. He was very knowledgeable. I remember him telling me he just brought his kids to school before coming to class lol He helped in my studies too. I was in a team with him.
When I went back to school when I was 30 I just took two classes at a time. I hadn’t been to school for 6 years and my mom suggested taking one class at first just for fun to get used to being in a classroom and taking a P.E. class just to get used to being on campus. So when I went there I took a drawing class and a volleyball class. I did OK in those and then started taking one academic course and one P.E. course each semester. At one time or another I took weightlifting, volleyball, racquetball and tennis.