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I am going back to school in September to study computer programming. I studied psychology after high school but I totally messed up my last year based on some drug related problems. After I just took time off, getting myself together, just working in offices. Tried to get back to university (although i would go for a different program), but they didn't accept my petition so now at 28 (when the classes start I will be 29) I am going to college for a 4 semester program.

I am not too upset about time waste because to be honest if I would have finished psychology, at this time I would be going back to school anyways because it is not the right field for me.

But I am still nervous. I will write an English test in a few weeks so that they can place me in the right class and I am all nervous because I didn't write an essay since like 2005, lol. And I don't care much about punctuation when typing online

Also my friend told me that kids these days all know programming since high school. So I am worried I am way under the beginner level that the class will be

And of course I am scared of feeling like a dinosaur there since I am 10 years older than the rest, haha. I don't even feel like going to Orientation, although it would be a good thing to know about my program and campus

So anyone here went back to school in an older age? Want to share some experiences and how it was?
 

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It isn't a community college. I actually got into one of the best colleges in the city thanks to my high school grades. Here in Canada we have Universities and colleges and also community colleges. There are even bachelor degrees in it. but i stat with two years diploma and then thinking of going to school part time to get a bachelor while having a job

but i hope a bit that there are many older students who change careers now
 

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We don't have that, and I don't qualify for some of our financial aids. but it's ok, i have some money saved and will borrow some from my parents so it should be alright
 

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Great, thanks for the info


and yeah I look young and act young. the one thing where i matured is that i know that if i have a test on monday i will not party all weekend long and then blow it, which is definitely a good thing, hehe
 

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wow, i am glad i made this post. all responses are so great i am less worried and more excited now


and yeah it makes sense that the young ones may be even more worried about it, at least i have been to school before and know a bit what to expect. and i guess if i will be knowing less about computers in the beginning my programmer friends will help me out
 

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I just signed up for classes and it starts a day after my 31st birthday. I am nervous!
what will you study?
 

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I went to college right out of high school and never quite managed to graduate. I've got a career that pays well, but I just don't like it. So I was thinking of going back to school to learn to do something different, but I don't know what I'd want to study. And starting over at 38 seems like it could be overwhelming, especially since I was just never a very good student. I was smart enough to get by on brains alone, but my study habits have always been terrible, and still are. I've done some classes for my career over the years, and I never really do that great with them. I learn by actually applying the stuff on the job, not by sitting and reading a book about it.

--Fromper
I would suggest you to find something that you think you may like and would be good at and then start as a part time student. just tke a few classes the first semester so it doesn't overwhelm you and you can get an idea how it will go

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I think you get so much more out of school when you are older. I only cared about getting my degree and not what I learned. I am sure you will have a great experience and meet some great people. just don't be the old person in the class that asks too many questions. Had a lady lime that when I was in college. She was annoying. Lol
Thats true, i am more interested in knowing things than before. and lol, that sure won't be me. i hate talk in a class room, I will have the opposite problem (same that i had back in the days): that i won't ask questions because i will get anxious by speaking in a class room. and i am not even a shy person, but speaking in a class is scary!


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I am doing dietitian AAS. Excited but so nervous.
That does sound very interesting. I am both excited and nervous now too. It is 3 weeks left! i am both happy to learn and yet nervous that i will suck, lol
 
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