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Student Question: Concerns about returning to school

A male student is working with his laptop at a study table in the library.

I have been out of school for a long time. I'm worried about going back to school after such a long time and then being with class mates who are much younger than me. Can you help me?

Centennial's student population is very diverse, both in terms of their life experiences and their ages. Most programs are taken by students from varying age groups - some are right out of high school, others have been away from formal education for a few years; some have graduated high school; some have not; some have education and work experience from other countries; some have lived in Canada all their lives; some are training to start their career; others are upgrading their skills or are looking to change careers.

Making the decision to go back to school can be difficult and/or exciting, and Centennial can help with things such as study skills and time management, as well as peer tutoring. Also available are social activities and student clubs run by our student association to help you meet other students who share your interests and feel right at home at Centennial College to look after your needs.

Their helpful and knowledgeable staff assist you every step of the way, from pre-application through graduation. International students have access to all college services, but most things work a little differently, so please make sure you contact the International Centre even before you apply.