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#236 - 01/18/2003 19:16 PM On-Campus Living for a Non-Trad
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Registered: 01/18/2003
Loc: Texas
I'm the very, very non-trad -- I think -- in that I am no longer married, daughter is in college and am now at a point where I want to return to college and 'finish' it this time. I'm ready. This is a turning point! I'd like to know if anybody out has returned to college and lived on-campus? How is (was) it? Is off-campus better? Is word on a particular campus that really meets the needs of the serious non-trad who wants to and is in a position to pick up and go where her best available option is? Please help!

#237 - 01/19/2003 15:16 PM Re: On-Campus Living for a Non-Trad
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Registered: 12/10/2008
Loc: California
For information on colleges that cater to the older student, you might want to reference these two guides, available in the BookShelf:

The Adult Students Guide, 2nd Edition

Traditional Degrees for Nontraditional Students : How to Earn a Top Diploma from America's Great Colleges at Any Age

Also check our Degree Programs section for schools that offer programs for adult students, including providing credit for life experience and other options.
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#238 - 01/19/2003 21:40 PM Re: On-Campus Living for a Non-Trad

Personally, I would NEVER live on campus again. I'm going back to pharmacy school this fall and if I can't live off-campus, then I'm not going to that school.

There isn't anything wrong with the traditional-aged students who live in on-campus/in dormatories. But they simply are not peers to people who are older than in their mid 20s.

To too many dorm residents, party time is when the sun goes down and they often are not the most considerate, unselfish people around. Loud music, hair clippings in the bathroom sinks, theft, you name it. It isn't worth it.


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