Non-traditional students are in the news. Why? And who are they?
Non-traditional students are students 25 and older who return to school for any reason--a GED, degree, professional certification, even lifelong learning.
These are not your 18-year-old high-school graduates heading off to college.
We're talking about adults who decide to go back to school after the traditional college age of 18-24.
Also Known As: adult student, adult learner, lifelong learner, older student, old geezer (just kidding)
Alternate Spellings: non traditional student, nontraditional student
Examples: Baby boomers
, people 46-64, are flocking back to school to finish
degrees or earn new ones. These non-traditional students now have the life experience and financial stability to make college more meaningful.