It’s never too late for learning. So whether you’re taking just one course to enhance your skills or are ready to earn a degree, Penn State Behrend has a variety of options for adults pursuing higher education. You can choose from more than 30 undergraduate degrees, as well as certificate and graduate programs, some of which can be completed in the evening to fit your busy schedule.
Penn State Behrend also offers academic support services like tutoring and academic advising, and special services for adult learners like childcare facilities. And adults over age 60 can take advantage of free tuition through our GO-60 program.
Check out the links to the left to learn more about all that Penn State Behrend has to offer its adult learners. If you have any questions, please contact us for assistance.
Who qualifies as an adult learner?
- 24 years of age or older; or
- a veteran of the armed services; or an active duty service member; or
- is returning to school after four or more years of employment, homemaking, or other activity; or
- assuming multiple adult roles such as parent, spouse/partner, and employee
Ready to Learn More?
You're invited to attend an info session just for adult learners. You'll hear about degree options, flexibility of courses, financial aid, and more. You can speak with an adviser remotely in a virtual advising session. Register for a session using the link below:
- Wednesday, October 20, at 5:30 p.m. In person at Metzgar Center on the Penn State Behrend campus.
- Saturday, November 13, at 9:30 a.m. Virtually on Zoom.
Can't make an info session? No problem. You can reach us by email or by phone at 814-898-6700. Or, connect with us in a virtual advising room Monday through Thursday, 11:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., and Friday, 11:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Browse our brochure for adult learners:
Visit Penn State for Adult Learners to request information about opportunities for adults at any Penn State campus.