Never Too Late

The Adult Student's Guide to College

This book offers practical advice for adult students pursuing a college degree while also juggling work, raising a family, and managing other responsibilities. Infused with charts and checklists, as well as personal stories from adult students, it engagingly addresses questions like: What should I study? How can I afford college? Which college should I attend? What campus resources are available to me? The "non-traditional" college student is the new normal, and this book is a comprehensive resource for ambitious adults seeking a degree.

376 pages. ©2018.
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Reader Reviews for this Book

Hilary Barfield

Review posted January 8, 2023


Great book!


Review posted January 6, 2023


Was hard to get into but very helpful.


Review posted November 23, 2022


Awesome motivation for the non typical student


Review posted September 19, 2022


This was a great book. A good motivation and reminder that its never too late to further your education and or career.


Review posted September 7, 2022


Great incentive as I return to college for my Bachelors degree this fall. Informative on planning classes, financial, and time management. Useful resources to Help You Brush Up on Your Skills. I recommend to those going back to college.


Review posted May 16, 2022


Such a great book. Anyone can go back to school. This would make a great gift for someone thinking of going back to school. It can be intimidating and overwhelming, but this book helps!


Review posted April 6, 2022


A helpful step-by-step guide with useful worksheets and informational tidbits on how to set yourself up for success! Changed my daunting perspective of school from test-taking to an opportunity to immerse myself in a field allowing personal growth.


Review posted April 1, 2022


Pretty decent comprehensive guide on what to expect when going back to school to earn your degree or certification.


Review posted March 9, 2022


Great resource and has so much information

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Review posted February 8, 2022


Great book. A lot of good information for someone trying to juggle work and going back to school.


Review posted December 28, 2021


"Never Too Late: The Adult Student's Guide to College" is a helpful resource for adults who are either in college or considering returning to college after a hiatus. It offers exercises with questions that help the reader guide their decision toward understanding their reasons for returning to college and their options for which colleges might make an ideal fit for their situation. Recommended for adults who are curious about the possibility of returning to college.


Review posted December 14, 2021


Thank you for the book. Excellent resource


Review posted August 10, 2021


Found this book inspiring and very useful. Entering collage as an adult, after starting my career, was a little nerve racking. While reading this book, taking notes, I felt going back to school was just what I needed.


Review posted June 23, 2021


It's nice to have a resource available and that makes you feel that their is support out there to help you go to school when you are in your late 50's. I have a lot of life left in me and have always wanted to go to school but didn't think I could do it at my age. I want to start my 2nd career when I finish my 1st one and this book is giving me insight on how this can be done. Well written and helpful.


Review posted May 13, 2021


This book is for the perspective student who has lived a little life, and decided to return to the classroom. Good resource to get you organized and ready for a successful return to academia.


Review posted May 8, 2021


Enjoyed this book and even started an online class just to get myself motivated.

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Review posted February 10, 2021


This is a fairly good book. It is well written, easy to read, and has an abundance of information. However, I did not find it as useful as I thought it would be. I would say this book is really geared toward an adult who is considering going to college. There is a bit of information on self assessment and choosing a career, however I found it to be somewhat insufficient. There is a lot of information on funding your endeavor, choosing a school, and specifics on many schools in the US. I am a adult student currently in school, so a lot of the information wasn't very applicable. If you are looking for a book full of help on time management, budgeting, balancing work/family/school, study tactics, etc., I would look elsewhere. Still, a great book for a specific audience.


Review posted January 30, 2021


This book is great when you want to go to college or back to college but not sure where to start. It has so much information about comparing schools and finding the right one for your new career path.


Review posted October 17, 2020


Turn on the 10 best book I could recommend if you want to go back to college and you’re a young adult


Review posted September 23, 2020


Very motivating for adults to go back to school. Gives a different perspective than the typical 18 year old going to college. Raises questions and concerns that adults have when considering college.


Review posted June 2, 2020


It is never too late to go to college. This a book for anyone feeling they need to return to higher education and need to find their way. It is valuable for any age group. Great book!


Review posted May 26, 2020


This book gave me so much information on starting school again. It gave me ideas for getting school work done while working.


Review posted May 17, 2020


very good information and came at a wonderful time as I'm considering going back form my Masters in Social Work


Review posted February 5, 2020


I am 33-years-old, work full time and recently started (1 class) college! I loved this book. It was encouraging in a lot of ways. They answered a lot of the questions that I had about how to balance the costs and time of having both a career and your education. I highly recommend this book for any adult who is thinking about taking college classes.


Review posted December 3, 2019


Found this book very helpful. Lots of questions to ask myself about returning to school at 56 and mobility disabled. Scary, but i want to work in a in the law/human services with inmates with mental illness, adovocate for them to have proper care and diagnosis.4


Review posted August 24, 2019


I’m so excited to go back to school after reading this book. Being a single mom with a son i was afraid I’d never be able to go back to school. But I have a sense of proud now


Review posted May 22, 2019


Despite the appealing title, this book lacks substance and the author clearly displays some disregard for the more traditional approaches to education. Perhaps I was expecting a more inspirational book, but in the end I realized that this title was produced with a particular strategy to capitalize on the current adult education market for the fundamental and dominant purpose of education these days: profit.


Review posted May 15, 2019


For older adults, this book was spectacular. It’s an easy read, filled with exactly what do. Takes the fear out of later in life learning. It was a joy to read!


Review posted March 13, 2019


This book has been written for the Non-Traditional student; it addresses how to choose an institution, reviewed accelerated credit options to consider and what institutions offer them, as well as military options. I appreciated the stories from the adult students. I recommend this if you are an adult who is considering going back to school.