Non-traditional students

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Over the past twenty years, colleges have seen the extended growth of what we call the Non-Traditional college student on their campuses. By tradition, we think of a college student as someone between the ages of 18 and 23. The traditional college student starts their college education after graduating high school. Our society tells us that this is what is expected of us and what is considered normal. Non-Traditional college students are sometimes considered someone that is old, or someone that has been out of school for a extended period of time. They could be a single mom returning to school, a displaced worker who may have lost their job. In some ways you could say that a Non-Traditional college student could be viewed as a minority in our colleges.

In the following paragraphs of this paper you will see how I have used similar characteristics that you will find in a book called "Claiming Disability  by Simi Linton. Simi Linton is a disability rights scholar, a professor of psychology in the Division of Education at Hunter College, and a consultant on disability issues to arts organizations, museums, and film, theater, and television producers. In this paper you will

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