Question. I'm 37 years old, former US Marine (13 years), I've been living in rural Japan for the past 5 years with my Japanese wife and two sons. I'm currently an English teacher in a Japanese Jr. High. I have taken only a few basic college courses on military installations. I love science and astronomy and I'd like to study at Ohio State in the Astronomy department. As a former Marine, I have motivation to finish what I start, so that's not an issue. The question is, how will I be received in the university and are there others who start a career in astrophysics this late? I'm just asking. I'm going to do what I want to do regardless if it's rare or strange. That's just me. Domo arigato!