When we see the word non in Non-Traditional, we think of it as a negative or abnormal. Non-Traditional students can sometimes be looked upon as different or strange because of the classes to be taken to earn a degree. For example you may not ever see a Non-Traditional student taking a course in gymnastics (a course that is needed to complete a physical education degree) because of the physical ability to do certain things in the class. A much younger student or what we would consider the Traditional student would be perceived as ok for taking this class even if their physical ability would not let them do it.
Even the language that Non-Traditional students use are sometimes considered weird or strange even though what they are saying is politically correct. Such things may be as simple as calling a building on their campus by the full name that was given to it, where that, a traditional student may abbreviate the name to a much shorter version that is accepted (ex: Downing University Center would be called DUC). However if a Non-Traditional student used the abbrevi