graduate program as an older student isn’t nearly as atypical as you might think.
Many individuals pursuing master’s degrees have already gotten a
good start on their careers. Yet, to move into a higher position within
the company or to execute a complete career change, these people may choose
to return to school. Even if you aren’t sure whether you’ll
be able to invest the time or money into a graduate degree, it’s
well worth it to explore your options.
Understanding the Admission and Graduation Requirements
Before you become a college student again, you’ll need to take a
close look at the school’s admission requirements. It’s likely
that you will need to update your resume, collect some professional recommendations,
and take the Graduate Record Exam (GRE). Before you begin assembling your
application package, consider what the graduation requirements are. Review
the college course catalog and consider whether the program offers internship
Finding the Time to Invest In Your Education
As an older student, it can be difficult to find sufficient time to go
to class and work on your projects. This is particularly true of prospective
students who intend on
continuing to work while they study and for those who have families. However, many graduate programs offer
flexible scheduling options, such as evening classes. If you’re
married, you can talk to your partner about adjusting the balance of household
responsibilities while you’re pursuing your graduate degree.
Financing Your Postsecondary Education
Many students who pursue degrees right after high school rely on their
parents for financial support. Older students can seek financial support
in the form of federal and state loans, grants, and scholarships. Financial
assistance is also available for graduate students who served in the armed services.
Seattle University’s Department of Computer Science and Software
Engineering, we are passionate about helping students of all ages achieve their academic
and career goals. Whether you’ve already made the decision to return
to school or you’re still considering it, we invite you to find
out more about what our Seattle graduate degrees can offer you. Get started
today by giving us a call at (888) 457-5227.