i've seen quite a few posters on here who have gone here/went here. i was wondering if anyone could help me out.
i'm 22, have been working and living on my own for a few years. did not go to college right after high school because i had no idea what i wanted from an education. i found out about st johns a few months ago and i'm convinced it's exactly what i want from a school.
the problem is, i'll be 23 next november in my freshman year. they don't do transfers so none of my community college credits count at the school. i know i'm not super old or anything but i am wondering if i will stick out/not relate to my peers/have a bad experience because of my age. i've almost convinced myself not go recently but i also really want that kind of education so i'm not sure.
any advice would be greatly apreciated. if there is another great books school that would be more suitable for me please tell me about it.
>am I too old to go to school at 23
Give us another o.
Also I constantly got attention from professors because they thought it was weird that I'd go to college in my twenties for a humanities degree out of passion (less likely that I was yet another teenager going because they don't know what else to do and their parents wanted them to do something), and because I took it more seriously than most other students because it was my life + my future and I was very conscious of that, I think in a way that teenagers who think life lasts forever generally aren't
people aren't weirded out by older folks in their classes. i remember having quite a few in some of mine throughout undergrad, esp the night classes. i respected them for being in school and giving it a go. stop worrying so much and think about your education
There's a dude who's about 30 in my material science class for engineering. It's really fucking weird when he talks about his personal experience in class and everyone's like "wtf dude how old are you"
this is what i keep telling myself but like the other people in the thread have said i also am hopeful that i can start doing well now and it will be fine. fuck i should have gone to school when i was 18. huge mistake.
Yeah then you could be one of the ten billion 24 year old retards on their fourth parentally funded MA in shit they don't care about
Americans are braindead railroaders who ruin their children
Jesus Christ, you're only 22. Not everybody is 18 in college, you have a decent amount who are 19 and 20 too. You're pretty much the exact same age. It doesn't fucking matter. I could understand if you were like 40 or something.
Unless you have very rich parents or a full scholarship this seems like, ultimately, a very poor idea.
Just got accepted. I would have about 15-20k in debt due to the generous financial aid they gave me. Should I transfer there or to UT Austin or to University of Houston's honors college? I just finished two years at a shitty state school where no one really cares.
>I would have about 15-20k in debt due to the generous financial aid they gave me
Do you have it in writing that it is contingent upon good standing and not some weird rubric tied to a curve?
>Should I transfer there or to UT Austin
Yes if you are in-state
I dont know. My FAFSA went through and they emailed me an estimate of merit aid since they said my essays were some of the best they'd ever had, so I'm getting a very very good merit aid award.
I'm just afraid at UT Austin I won't be able to have the close relationships with professors. And I havent applied there yet. I might get rejected, although I am in the honors college with a 3.7 GPA.
>I dont know.
Educate yourself on both what is required of you, and if the debt you take in excess of aid offered is federal. Law schools and Caribbean medical schools as well as for profit colleges are notorious for offering large merit based scholarships contingent on being in x% of the class, and then grading on a curve.
I dont know. I really just want to pursue it because I love research. But there's a chance I won't get into a doctorate program that has a killer career center. I could just work and then raise the money to pay for the tuition if I'm not admitted to any programs with fellowships.
bro if u parents have money like that why don't u just move to brooklyn and become a hipster? it'll be more fun and u'll have a better chance of being published, and people will just think you're an asshole instead of a moron
not an option. dad makes tons of money but the only financial support they will give me is an education. doesn't want me to be a a lazy trust fund baby that doesn't make his own way i guess (not complaining, just describing my situation)
they have no problem paying for it. i haven't had any idea what i want to do with my life for the past 4 years in terms of college/an actual career. this kind of education is the only thing that has seemed appealing to me so idk what else to do man.
Do your CC credits transfer to UT? That seems like a lock.
I can't speak to academic side of things but socially being 23 really is a non-issue, unless you approach it like you are a normal freshman: live in dorms, go to house parties, make friends with teens. That be embarrassing. But bar scene is like 21-30s, and especially in Austin you'd be alright, the place is packed with aged hipsters.
that's what i'm concerned about, st johns makes you live on campus the first year. my ideal plan would be to rent a room in the town, go to school just for class, and make friends with cool people my age and go to bars/do music stuff in my free time. idk man. what's ut like?
this is 4chan so i'll be honest. was depressed/anxious/whatever when i was younger. got into drugs, switched high schools a bunch. ended up getting my ged. since then i've been working and taking a few classes here and there. idk where the time went, it's been 5 years. chalk this all up to me being a lazy piece of shit i guess. part of me thinks if i could have done better i would have. nothing i can do about it now though so i would like to do something good and productive with my life going forward. most importantly i'd like to become educated.
this was vague - downtown Annapolis is not a laid back college type place. Tourists, naval academy, families, decent restaurants, etc. So for St Johns it sounds like your experience would be dependent upon classmates, freshman experience, the friends you make on campus, etc. This is exactly what you want to avoid.
The whole city of Austin is a fun laidback college and hipster combo bars music food trucks type vibe. it is way larger than naptown
Hey, SJC alum here (did the undergrad program). I came at an older age, and my experience was that you'll get along more than you think you will, but that *you* have to be careful because your classmates will not be as experienced/mature as you may be. If you're not afraid to engage with upperclassmen, you might have an easier time of it.
I go to a small liberal arts school and its really shitty. I think St. John's would be a little better but none of the Lit majors care about literature at all and are just doing it. UT-Austin would be cool. I got accepted to NYU, Berkeley and places like that but this liberal arts school gave me a full scholarship so I can't complain too much. I wish I went to Columbia or NYU or Berkeley (or Santa Cruz/Santa Barbara desu). What you're really paying for is access to talk to Professors outside of class, my classes haven't really given much for the way of my education because it's all class discussion based and shitty YA readers give their feminist reading on a Poe story or something every day, but helping to work out ideas with professors is the part of it that really helps, studying what you want at the mentorship and in conversation with professors is how you should go to school, things get much better that way, professors love to see people who are in it really for the sake of education so they're willing to devote plenty of time to guiding you to different sources or new ideas in what ever you're reading, researching or producing. If it's not free just go to a state school and make the most of it, if you have the money shoot for a humanities based Ivy, other than that just go somewhere beautiful/fun, but if you really want to dig into your studies just try to apply to Deep Springs.
23, so pretty close to your age. There will be other people who are about your age (or older) in your class--always happens. Get to know them, and don't be afraid of getting to know "quad johnnies" (smokers who are always on the quad, and who always tend to know the social situation; usually they're a little older).
>doesn't want me to be a a lazy trust fund baby that doesn't make his own way i guess
this is exactly what you are minus the money
well, except if you go to school on your dads expense. then you are exactly that. your and idiot
Honestly, go to community college for a year or two, then transfer somewhere. If you want to study literature, try to get into a top multidisciplinary school or a good liberal arts college. Work hard in CC, you won't regret it. It'll also save you money and integrate you into the upper-level learning process more efficiently.