Going back to school can be as frighten at an older age as it can be to a high shoo student entering college for the first time. There are many reasons older adults chose to go back to school. So reasons could be anything from the need to feel that they can do it or to improve their working knowledge in an ever changing world. Whatever the reason may be, it will not be easy, but it can be done.
If you have ever attended college before, acquire a transcript of the previous universities or colleges attended and see were you left off. Upon entering college find a counselor or adviser that can help guide you through the process. Another way to help you along your journey is to attend any orientation that you feel that may be an asset to your entering into college. It is also good to have a great support system, people who can help you when your self esteem take a dive, believe me it will. It is a good practice to educate yourself about the university or the college of your choice, and please do not be afraid to ask questions. If the people in admissions feel as though they do not want to answer your questions, ask them anyway it is their job and without you they will not get paid.
It is also good to know yourself, what you want to study, what is important to you and what it is going to take to help you be a successful college student. It is never to late to educate yourself. Our world is ever changing and we need to feel comfortable in the world in which we live. If you do not want to take semester credit course, take some personal enrichment courses, knowledge is power, not only to you, but to those we communicate with. To yourself be true and decide is it for yourself or someone else. On one final note relax and enjoy the journey, you will learn something new about yourself and the world. (Remember to find information about financial aid if you feel that you need help funding your education.)