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And, a lack of economic mobility later in life is a significant motivator for making a plan to get one's degree as an adult. Adult students also tend to be very good at managing their time to make school and life work together. Older students are also appreciative of the targeted support they receive from faculty and advisors.
Adult students have high expectations in the classroom and ask great questions. The most effective faculty know how to harness that engagement and energy to everyone's benefit. Rosado notes that initially some older students may feel intimidated being in the classroom, especially with traditionally-aged students. Also, they may need time to adjust when they realize some of their professors are younger than they are.
Finally, adult students often take longer to graduate than traditionally-aged students. Sometimes, that means switching between full-time and part-time study to balance competing demands. As for Phillippi, she is excited to complete her last year in the program.