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Advice for older student on campus?
I was attending an online graduate program that, while I held a high GPA and it had some good qualities, wasn't meeting my needs. My application for a transfer to another university was granted, but I suddenly realized that I am old enough to be a grandmother to many of the young people I will be sitting with in evening classes. I may be older than many of the adjuncts. Does anyone have any advice about going to graduate classes as an older adult? It didn't matter much online what my age was, but now I find that I am not certain of odd things, such as if I should be carrying a backpack and computer, or take notes with pen and paper the old fashioned way? Are students going to be off put by an older peer? What about professors? I am a disabled veteran who was given an opportunity to earn a master's degree and I have my concerns about being hired at an older age yet I couldn't let the opportunity go by. I have been making high grades, and I am determined to graduate, but the last time I was in night school was in '99 when I earned a business degree. I am working on my MSW/MBA. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.2 replies