A non-traditional student can typically have more barriers than the typical college student. "Non-trads" may have kids, a family, be older than their peers, have military experience, work outside of school, and so much more. Recognizing that there are added responsibilities is the first step to success as a non-traditional learner.
Make a list of your responsibilities and the time each reasonability takes. Now think about how you can accomplish everything on your list without pulling your hair out. If you get stuck or feel frustrated or overwhelmed, come to Academic Support for help.