Graduated college cum laude at 44:
Founder of Occidental Academy :
Highly sought after research specialist and tutor
I left the corporate world at 40 to pursue a career in academics. I was unsure I could succeed in college after finishing high school with a 1.87 GPA and being away from school for more than 20 years. I thrived in the college classroom and quickly found ways to succeed in writing papers, testing, studying, note taking, and building relationships with my professors. I graduated with high honors and went on to get my Master's degree in political science. If I can graduate college in the top 1 percent of my class at 44 years old, anybody can.