Anybody else go back to college after.....

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  1. acpd442

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    Ok, so I lost my job last year and decided to go back to college and finish my degree in Crim Justice/Law Enforcement. It's been about 22 years since i went to college. Is it me or is college more interesting after being in the workforce for so long? I see quite a few younger students who have no initiative except when it comes to partying although there are quite a few who take their studies seriously. I have also noticed there are a lot more older adults back in school. I don't know, but I kinda like being in school. I enjoy all my classes and don't seem to have to work to hard to keep a 3.0 GPA which will go up as soon as I get my mid terms back. I am taking 5 classes this semester and a full course load this summer. It seems that being a little older and dare I say a little wiser has helped me tremendously while in school. Anybody else doing this?:wavey:
     
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    When I graduated high school I went to college. My GPA was OK, not great, and I really payed more attention to partying and sports than academics. Then, a few years ago, I went back to college for another degree. I payed attention, read and studied, and did very well. I like college and would go back in a heart beat if I could afford it (but I didn't care for the papers and tests. Maybe I should audit some courses).
     
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    I went back after almost 4 years selling cars, but I wasn't as old as you are... it didn't take me long to flunk out the first time :)

    I was a <2.0 student the first time and I graduated with a 4.0 from Northeastern Illinois University--not the most prestigious school in the world, but I had a great experience there.
     
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    went back and got a M.A. after I had been out for 25 years.....yeah, it was a lot different.
     
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    I retired.Went back and still go.They all call me Pops,hated (the nickname) it at first but its kinda grown on me now.
     
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    i worked for three years before going to law school and that was a great benefit to me. I took my studies much more seriously than the guys straight from undergrad school.

    Now i am a college teacher and i see the same pattern. The veterans, the returning moms smoke the kids in grades.
     
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    Already done that and the 4.0 gpa was so much easier this time around!
     
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    Maturity does wonders for a GPA increase. As well as actually doing the reading and listening in class. I screwed it up right after HS. It seemed so easy after the Army.
     
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    I completed my bachelors degree 23 years after high school graduation
     
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    I started back after 15 years, working on a second degree. It has been much easier this time around to say the least. I'm going to graduate with honors, and I don't feel like I have worked that hard to maintain a good GPA. I'm taking 12 credits at UF per semester, while working full time, and raising kids. My wife is also a full time student.

    Some old fashioned "school of hard knocks" education will do wonders when it's time to get the academics.
     
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    +1 I went back to school last year at the age of 29 and my GPA this time around is a 3.8. My GPA from taking GE classes at a Community College 10 years ago was 2.6.
     
  12. wjv

    wjv Zip It Stan Lee.. . .

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    I got my BS & MS long after high school. Did both while working full time. The benefit was that tuition cost me $0.00 since the companies I worked for paid for it. I did have to pay for my books.

    Now I'm 52 (almost 53) and today I just registered for my first graduate level Business course (for an MBA). A bit scary since I now have two daughters (6 & a 10 y/o). I'll probably get my MBA the same time my oldest graduates from 8th grade.