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Old Today, 07:16 AM
 
Location: Western Colorado
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Oh hell no! I'm a conservative and would be kicked out the first day.
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Old Today, 07:28 AM
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Location: A Yankee in northeast TN
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One more year before I can audit classes for free. Looking forward to it.
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Old Today, 07:40 AM
 
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The internet makes unnecessary college courses unnecessary.
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Old Today, 08:19 AM
 
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Heck yea. I would love to be a professional student.

I had a degree, but after i retired, i used my veterans benefits and meandered through a couple of years or maybe three of college courses. I enjoyed it. But then i got tired of having to take tests - the nerve!
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Old Today, 08:24 AM
 
Location: SoCal
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Absolutely. My degrees done wonder for me. I love school. I’ve been attending class at various colleges ever since I graduated with my MS. In fact, next semester, I will be a full time student taking 3 art classes at one semester. I take it credit/no credit. I never turned in homework ever.

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Old Today, 08:33 AM
 
Location: VT; previously MD & NJ
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I have no need for additional degrees because I am retired now. I do enjoy OSHER classes -- especially the ones that have no required reading :-) . I go purely for enjoyment.
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Old Today, 08:41 AM
 
Location: Forest bathing
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I have a BS degree in Visual Communications. At age 58, I returned to school to update my skills in this digital age. I am a life long learner and love to learn about new things. I was always an avid bookworm.
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Old Today, 08:43 AM
 
Location: Central New Jersey
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No I wouldn't.
I'd go the police academy route again
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Old Today, 08:56 AM
 
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Only in the case where the facilities made a difference, which would tend to imply junior colleges for hands-on type classes or music.

I was watching some Yale lectures on Roman history and was struck by how slow the pace was, simply cracking a book and reading with a glass of wine implies a much higher data flow into my noggin'. The scary thing is to consider the cost per hour for these students to sit in a lecture hall and listen to the equivalent of a small magazine article.

Is there some tiny endorphin rush from sitting in a group and listening to someone talk? Maybe...but I can't see how that is well balanced against the expense and physical hassles of getting my sorry butt to the middle of some campus. OTOH, if schools were cheaper, it might be nice to treat them as a giant coffee shop and park.
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Old Today, 09:09 AM
 
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I respectfully point out that college is only one venue for learning. There are others.
As for what's the matter with me? I'm sick of being judged by others' criteria. Inevitable I realize but not totally unavoidable.
Degrees at this point in my life are pointless.

to answer the OP's question: NO!
Yes, there are others -- but judging by the topics and most of the posts on this Retirement group, I'd say most don't avail themselves of that either.

That's ok. I'll take the infraction -- or being kicked off. It was worth every word.
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