24 Jun, 2021 07:28 PM

is 19 too old for college and 22 ish for university?

would you say 19 too old to start a college course and join uni around 22? Update: well uk... start college at 16..

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HO
24 Jun, 2021 07:28 PM

You will not be the only 19 year old there.  Many students take gap years between school and college so some start at 19 and generally you should find there is a mixed age group.  At Uni again 22 is not old, we had a 72 year old student who started this year, some Universities are proud of their mature student base, as they are the hardest students to please.

JA
24 Jun, 2021 07:29 PM

No, it's fine. You'd only be 3 years older and people of all ages have much more access to uni now anyway. There are a few mature students in my classes and they manages it with families at home and part time jobs. Providing that you're serious about learning then you're fine. 

I took a gap year before uni and am planing on doing a Masters after I graduate so I'll still be at uni at 23 when most people leave at 21 and that's fine. 

You could even find it an advantage to be a couple of years older when you're looking for jobs just before you graduate because it shows that you were really serious about the course because you went back to college. Good luck

MA
24 Jun, 2021 07:29 PM

The real question you are asking here is

"Is 19 too old to learn"

And the answer is no

You are never too old to learn.

I'll be going to college next september and I'll be 19

I went to college for a one year course at the age of 16 then the next year went for a different one year course aged 17, both courses had 19 and 20 year olds as well as 16 and 17 year olds.

You'll be fine



JA
24 Jun, 2021 07:29 PM

No not at all don't be silly.  I have known people older than those ages start a college/uni course, you are never too old.  There's older people than that at college.  Am doing an HND course at college at the moment and there are guys on it in there 50s.

Go for it









CA
24 Jun, 2021 07:30 PM

haha no not at all

its very common to see 45 year olds in college

i started junior college at 19, transfered to university at 22 just like you want to do. and ya know what? most people in my college are my age, infact, alot are older than me

in college you need to stop grasping onto the idea of your placement, and where you belong relative to age. you go when you feel you are ready, and leave when you've taken all you can

with the economy being the way it is, try and stay in school for as long as you can