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11/25/06 5:54 PM
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bjjd0101
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Edited: 25-Nov-06
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It's been approx. a year & a half since i graduated highschool (i graduated in June of 2005), and i'm still unsure about what i want to do in life. When I did graduate, it seemed as if i was the only person who hadn't secured a college. Most of my friends often boasting about how they'd been accepted into so-and-so university, or how they were "touring" the colleges they'd been accepted into... and there i was like a misguided idiot, aspiring for other things. Do you think it's too late for me to start? Was there many 20-21 yr/old freshman when you went? WHat advice can you give me? bjjd
11/26/06 3:57 AM
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Edited: 26-Nov-06
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nobody will notice unless you are 29 or something. if you know what you want to do, go and do it!
11/26/06 3:59 AM
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Edited: 26-Nov-06
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forget it, you missed the window... you will die poor, stupid, and alone
11/26/06 1:50 PM
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Edited: 26-Nov-06
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I went in at 20. Two years of slinging hash was great motivation!
11/26/06 8:27 PM
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amorphous
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You will be fine. It's perfectly normal to take a break between high school and college. In fact I probably should have. Also, I live in Utah so it's the norm to see a lot of 21-22 year first year students since they returning missionaries.
11/27/06 10:32 AM
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bjung
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once read somewhere that the average age of an undergrad is 27...
11/29/06 7:08 AM
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LOL, I'm also 29 and don't know what I want to be when I grow up. I started college at 19. There were people from 17 to like 65 in the first year classes. You'll be fine.
11/29/06 9:03 AM
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Edited: 29-Nov-06
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Absolutely not too late. Do it.
11/29/06 6:09 PM
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i started at 32 and I am still attending. I think the chicks like the fact I am older. I am more mature, have life experience and don't act like a punk gang banger wanna be. Plus I have a nice vehicle and a steady job.
11/29/06 6:44 PM
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Edited: 29-Nov-06
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LoL 20!? Homie I got 60 year olds in my classes. No one will really care to tell you the truth. Also, a lot of people in college end up switching majors or failing cuz they party too much so basically you'll probably have as many credits after one year compared to someone whose been there for 2 or 3.
12/2/06 8:37 PM
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Liyon
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It's less about going to college and more about finding out what YOU want to do in life. Get that figured out first, otherwise you're just wasting your time.
12/9/06 12:45 AM
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Sheeee-iiittttt. I am 37 and attending the local juco.
12/12/06 6:26 PM
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Jonwell
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Hey man, I'm 25 and just now applying for transfer to a university... I won't be done till I'm 28 at the earliest. It's Ok. Not everyone knows what they want to do right outta highschool.
12/19/06 11:43 PM
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27 and working on my transfers. Knowledge is infinite. It isn't too late until you die. Good luck!
12/26/06 3:08 PM
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Edited: 26-Dec-06
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age doesnt matter RE collage
1/10/07 7:58 PM
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Au Jus
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I graduated at 31
1/12/07 11:57 PM
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Buddhadev
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bjjd0101: You can't SERIOUSLY have thought 20 is "too old"?
1/14/07 12:36 PM
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Think about what your options are without college. I'm not saying that you can't be successful without it, but IMHO the odds are stacked against you without a degree. Go to school. There are a ton of hot chicks there.
1/14/07 3:24 PM
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Dude I turn 27 this month and I still have another month left of junior college. It's not that bad.
1/14/07 3:30 PM
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JimmersonzGlove
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^^ Another year I mean....I wish it was a month :(
2/1/07 9:45 AM
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Go for it.
2/17/07 10:40 AM
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Hell no
2/18/07 8:20 AM
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DaveFu
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Hell no its not too old. I'm going to be 29 in May and I'm going back this fall.
2/19/07 5:45 PM
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no
4/18/07 8:02 PM
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cajones said the smartest thing on this thread, "are you too young to go?" I was too young to go and I quarter-assed my way to an associates after 5 years. I was never an idiot or anything, just lazy, unmotivated, and distracted. Due to some life changes, I decided to go back at 27 and find that I'm much more able to handle the work now that I have past experiences to tell me, "I probably should put this video game down and read this book." No one in any of my classes is very young (granted I was re-admitted as a junior with a few gen ed classes left), but no one has even cared that I'm 27 and not 21 or whatever. Not everyone is ready for college at the same time and I find that I'm getting more out of my classes now than any class I've had before.

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