Office of Adult Learner Services

Adult student in microbiology labIt’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
  • a veteran of the armed forces or active duty service member
  • returning to school after four or more years of employment, homemaking, or other activity
  • assuming multiple roles such as parent, spouse/partner, employee, and student

Attend the Adult Learner Open House

This evening program is your chance to learn about Penn State Behrend majors and services that may be of particular interest to you, the adult learner. There are many enrollment opportunities for adult learners at Behrend College. The open house is a convenient way to get your education on track.

October 1, 2015


Browse our brochure for Adult Learners:



Visit Penn State for Adult Learners to request information about opportunities for adults at any Penn State campus.