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I'd walk through the quad, and think "Oh my God...These kids are so much younger than me."

Tell me your stories about/examples of people that either started college later in life (after 21) or returned to college after dropping out, and went on to become famous or wildly successful (or both!) in academia or their chosen careers. [more inside]
posted by Seiten Taisei on Feb 27, 2012 - 16 answers

We don't need no thought control...

I'm going to college! (fo' realz this time, yo). So, what should I study? (or, How do I learn to stop worrying I won't get to do everything and love just one subject?) [more inside]
posted by Seiten Taisei on Feb 9, 2012 - 19 answers

How can I go back to scbool?

What are my options for resuming my undergraduate education? Somewhat longwinded special snowflake details inside. [more inside]
posted by panthera on Jan 29, 2012 - 10 answers

When do you give up pursuing a degree?

When do you give up pursuing a degree? I have been attending art college since 2003 and I'm at the point of questioning my desire to get a BFA (special snowflake details inside) [more inside]
posted by Calzephyr on Oct 23, 2011 - 27 answers

Should I drop out of engineering?

Should I drop out of Engineering and change my major? I have Really bad transcript. [more inside]
posted by Parh6512 on Oct 19, 2011 - 18 answers

I've been to school, now I'd like an education!

After years of mulling about, I've come to realize that I want to to go to university and gain a proper liberal arts education. For the first time in what feels like eons, I feel enthusiastic and motivated. Trouble is, my first attempt at doing so was three years ago and under much different and more trying circumstances. It seems that the consequences of my halfhearted younger self have severely damaged my future possibilities. What can this 21-year-old do to demonstrate his new-found ardor for all pursuits academic? [more inside]
posted by shoebox on Oct 5, 2011 - 13 answers

Postponing College

I'm a 21 year old college sophomore who's as independent as a fourteen year old. I'm thinking about rectifying this by dropping out and taking up a trade or technical degree, then going back once I'm established. [more inside]
posted by Pericardium on Jul 15, 2011 - 39 answers

I know the magnitude of my life vector and now I need direction

I've failed college and I don't feel like returning, at all. In fact, every single day I stay here seems like a waste. So, I might as well do what I was planning on graduation: Get as far away as possible and start over. Question is, where? [more inside]
posted by shoebox on Jul 12, 2011 - 31 answers

And I have had 'Beauty School Dropout' from Grease in my head ever since.

I dropped out of college with one class to go. How do I go about taking that one class four years later? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 9, 2011 - 11 answers

What to expect in the real world?

What are the drawbacks to taking time off of school? On the other hand, have you had a positive experience taking an unconventional route to education? [more inside]
posted by karminai on Dec 3, 2010 - 31 answers

what have I done wrong?

How to get the dropout back to college? How to repair relationships broken over the dropout? What is more important for a parent: to see that your son finished college or to have relationship? [more inside]
posted by anonymous111 on Jun 27, 2010 - 36 answers

I blew $20,000 by dropping out of college mid-semester. Where do I go from here?

I blew $20,000 of my parents' money in a decision that I've admitted to them was the most unforgivable, shameful thing I've ever done. How do I make this right? [more inside]
posted by gacxllr9 on Jun 11, 2010 - 88 answers

Help a college drop-out convince universities to let her return

I've achieved the passion and motivation to go to college that I never had when I was actually attending, so now, at 24, I want to go back. But my post-high school academic career is just miserable. What's the best route for me to return to a good college without breaking the bank? [more inside]
posted by schroedinger on Jan 8, 2010 - 2 answers

Do I need a college degree?

Do I need a college degree? I have no trouble finding work, make good money, and love what I do. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 9, 2009 - 67 answers

Help: My life is a rut but I feel too sad to get out

Lost my current life and all of my friends: how can I let go and move forward? [more inside]
posted by Hina on Mar 7, 2009 - 31 answers

Send me back to skool

How does a 25-year old college dropout go about getting a fresh start at a new university? [more inside]
posted by sambosambo on May 11, 2008 - 11 answers

Can I be happy and successful without a degree? How?

I want to drop out of college because I'm unhappy with it. I don't think I really absolutely need a degree to do what I want. My goal is to work in a computer/network security or general (*nix) sysadmin position. Help me form a plan to a happy and successful life without a degree. [more inside]
posted by crypticgeek on Dec 25, 2007 - 56 answers

Should I go for it?

I am a new college dropout. The whole incident behind it came as a total shock. I've messed up, I'm lost, and I'm not sure what to do. Naturally, there's a lot more inside. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 4, 2007 - 45 answers

Returning to college after a break

What percentage of students who take a "break" from college end up returning? For example, say someone plans to take a year off to work. How often do people actually return to college after that?
posted by punishinglemur on Mar 5, 2006 - 24 answers

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