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Old 08-16-2011, 09:27 PM   #1
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College Freshman @ 60 years old

..took the plunge this week; I registered for college. The plan is an Associates in Science. This is much for "exercising" my old brain (I had a stroke in April of this year) as much as it is, that I just never got to go to college. Either way, it is uncharted waters for this old sailor.........full ahead matey !!!

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Old 08-16-2011, 09:30 PM   #2
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Never too late! You will enjoy it more now. Start with a light credit load the first semester to get you routine and study habits sorted out.

I was late getting started myself. Enjoy the ride.

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Old 08-16-2011, 09:53 PM   #3
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Don't get all caught up with the girls on campus, keep your mind on your studies.
Love to hear how your first day at school goes.
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Old 08-16-2011, 09:53 PM   #4
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Way to go, scgator! Just watch out for those "freshman 15".

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Old 08-16-2011, 10:54 PM   #5
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Way to go, scgator! Just watch out for those "freshman 15".

Don't worry, I have "wife 62" to help me stay on course. In fact, she asked today, if being married to a college freshman, made her a "cougar" LOLOLOLOL
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Old 08-16-2011, 11:16 PM   #6
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Good luck!
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Old 08-17-2011, 12:01 AM   #7
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Finished mine at 50.

Be prepared to see kids in class who are there only because their parents insisted they go.

You'll be able to spot them right away. Totally disinterested.
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Finally finished my bachelors at age 42. There were a bunch of "retreads" around the same age in my graduating class. Got my masters at age 58. Retired officially at age 63 (too old, too much experience, too expensive to be hired).
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Old 08-17-2011, 09:04 AM   #9
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My Mother did the same thing, got her associates degree at age 63. She loved it, good luck to you.
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Wow! Talk about eyeball liberty.

I'm still attending the SOHK (School Of Hard Knocks)

Good luck to you. I know you will do well, because now you want to be in school.
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Old 08-17-2011, 10:09 AM   #11
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Hey a big to you. I at 63 was also going to look into MMI Tech which offers motorcycle repair certificates but don't know if they'd be interested in me at my age. Don't know why and I just might seek it out. Just another tool to put in the tool bag and excersizing this brain would not be a bad thing.
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Old 08-17-2011, 02:33 PM   #12
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I like the idea about the MMi group; in fact I wanted to get back to riding, but my wife is fearful of me being on the highway now.........so, the next best thing may be a Kawasaki Drag Bike; it's a straight line for an 1/8 mile of HANG ON FUN !!!!
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Good on ya'! It is a great idea to dive into the learning environment. I've sworn a couple of times that I would be a professional student if the situation permitted it.

I do have an undergraduate degree and nearly a Masters but it has been over 30 years since then. I went back to a local university to take some classes for credit to meet certification requirements. Suddenly, I was in a class of 90 undergrads, most of whom were a couple of years younger than our son (who also has a college degree.). The thought of competing for grades with a bunch of kids who didn't also have a full time job like I did was very sobering. When I added in the fact that to write a term paper required following a bunch of new rules on source identification, I was wondering why I had taken leave of my senses enough to even try this. In the end, however, I did very well. Age and experience can make a difference.

The best of luck on your new higher learning endeavor. I'm sure that you'll enjoy it.
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Congratulations! Remember English today is not English as most of us remember it, Historical perspective has most definitely changed but the philosophy and sociology are still the same. Son is in college right now and ask for "help" writing a paper. He then put the finished product into an APA program to check for structure and had a professor friend of mine proof read. He doesn't ask for help anymore . Apparently the grammar, sentence structure, basic English has now changed to slanglish and punctuation isn't as important as getting the correct number of pages turned in with a little bit of your own thoughts. The rest is pulled from online sources as long as they are cited it's not plagiarism.
So much for Nursing school, undergrad degree in Health Sciences or MS in Safety. Good thing I still know how to read, I think!

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