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is there a specific age limit you have to be to go to college

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hi my name is ryder but i go by cole. i want to be a police officer and i want to know what age i have to be to go to college. #college #career #jobs #college-jobs #police-academy #helping-people

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Natalie’s Answer

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Typically most students go to college after they graduate from high school. Some colleges have programs where if you earn a certain amount of credits, you can apply for a High School diploma or take some classes to satisfy their hs requirement or even get a jump start on their education. On the other end of the age spectrum, I have worked with students in their 60's, 70's or even 80's who want to take college classes, You do not need to get a degree in criminal justice to get into the police academy. They will teach you what you need to know so just focus on whatever courses that are most appealing to you.Good luck!

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Ken’s Answer

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Hi Ryder!


Congratulations on being interested in your future career choices.


It would be very important to talk to your school counselor about participating in coop, intern, shadowing, and volunteer programs to get exposure to career areas to make sure that is that you want to do. Selecting a career area is like buying a pair of shoes. They may look great, but you need to try them on and walk in them for a while to determine proper fit and comfort.


I have attached the requirements to become a police officer in Texas. As you will read, they will accept a recruit at 18 if he/she has attained a degree from a community college, so my advice would be to complete a degree from your community college after high school and they apply to the police department.
http://www.how-to-become-a-police-officer.com/states/texas/


Let me know if and how this is of help. Keep me posted. I would like to follow your progress.

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Mary ’s Answer

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Hi Cole, Once you graduate high school you can attend college. College is not an age thing. Good luck Cole
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