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Students of nontraditional age do better in college than younger students, from what i have seen. Non traditional age can mean really young students or older students. Younger students who go to college are most likely mentally gifted. Therefore i believe they should have no problem adapting to college. Older students, like moms or dads, that go back to college to get a degree, have a certain drive that is different than younger students. They want to get a degree to support their family and to get a better job, while some younger students may only want a degree to have it and say they passed college.
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