What is our definition of an adult student?
Penn State’s definition of an adult learner is a person who:
- is 24 years of age or older; or
- is 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
- assumes multiple adult roles such as parent, spouse/partner, and employee.
These students do not have to submit any SAT scores for admission. Sabrina Krupko, interim director of admissions, assists adult and veteran students.