Survival tips for adult students

Adult students should not be hesitant about applying to Christian colleges and universities. After all, the number of students 25 years of age and older enrolled in college increased by 43 percent between 2000 and 2009, according to the National Center for Education Statistics.

Older students who plan on pursuing a bachelor’s degree at a Christian university may not know what to expect in the classroom. Some may feel like they will not fit in with their younger classmates, while others may worry that their course work will be too challenging.

To help prepare older students for a return to academia, Kingston Community News columnist Wendy Tweten recently provided a survival guide for adults. While humorous in nature, the piece contained plenty of advice that these individuals may find helpful.

For instance, Tweten wrote that while some younger students may seem unapproachable, there is a good chance they are more nervous than adults. As a result, the columnist recommended that older students start a conversation with their younger classmates. They may even be relieved to have someone to talk to.

Tweten wrote that if older students are having trouble in a subject like math, they can always seek out help at an on-campus tutoring lab.

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