Behrend adult learner open house will be held Oct. 4

Adult graduate in cap and gown

Adult learner and 2016 alumnus David Lesher earned his bachelor of arts in general arts and sciences, a degree popular with returning students because it can maximize previously earned college credits to shorten time to graduation.

Credit: Penn State

ERIE, Pa. — Penn State Behrend invites adults who are considering starting college or returning to their studies to attend an admissions open house on Wednesday, Oct. 4.

The open house will begin at 5:30 p.m. with an exhibit fair in the college’s Science Complex, followed by seminars on adult learner support services and admissions and financial aid, including veterans’ and Trade Adjustment Assistance funding.

Enrollment in any of Penn State Behrend’s more than 40 undergraduate degree programs is open to new or returning adult learners. Faculty members from each of the college’s four academic schools and its nursing program will be on hand to answer questions and discuss learning and career opportunities.

New admissions applications and Penn State re-enrollment applications will be accepted at the open house. Those who attend the event will have their application fee waived, a savings of up to $65.

There is no charge to attend the adult learner open house and no obligation to apply. To register, call 814-898-6700, email [email protected] or visit