Hello. First post and sorry if the forum is flooded with similar questions, I'm 24 and I was a physics major but haven't spent a day in a class room since 2007 when i dropped out of college to care for an ill family member. I want to go back to school but what concerns me is how much of a disadvantage I would be at in my late twenties early thirties applying to grad school? Earning a masters or doctorate in physics or a similar field would fulfill a child hood fantasy of mine, but I don't want to be flinging frozen taco dogs on a roller grill at swiftstop when I'm in my mid thirties wishing pursued a more marketable bachelors degree. My question is does any one have any experience with graduate school at 30ish when all the other students are 22-23? I have the feeling I am getting ahead of myself but I believe I have a level of discipline and patience I didn't have 5 years ago and I really want to see if I can do it. Any advice anyone for someone who hasn't spent any time in a classroom for 5 years and has high hopes?