Almost thirty, heading to college for the first time. Help!
August 1, 2009 1:16 PM Subscribe
I'm going to be a 30 year-old college freshman at a community college. I'm 12 years out of high school and have no previous college experience. So... what should I need to know?
posted by ShawnStruck to education (32 answers total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
During the economic downtown we're going through I figure now would be the time to finally get a degree. I applied to Tarrant Count Community District college (southern campus), though it hasn't been disbursed yet, I qualified for a full Pell grant.
I plan on going for an AAS, and using two years at this community college to get my core curriculum requirements and a few credits towards my major (leaning towards Graphic Arts) and tranfessring to a university as a Junior.
I have my first semester classes registered (13 hours total. Speech, english comp 1, my required beginner algebra, a P.E. equivalent, and art history), and I'm waiting for my grant disbursment to get required textbooks, school supplies and a netbook. I'm still waiting to hear back on my Stafford loans, but I applied for the full amount allowed to help cover living expenses for the year.
I'm excited and terrified. I'll be an incoming frosh to a community college where I'll be older than a majority of the incoming freshman and during the full time school thing, what do I need to know? What sort of advice or perspective can the Hive Mind give me?