In today's dynamic marketplace, education has become a lifelong endeavor that is an essential element of career success. Understanding that education improves job performance and enhances marketability, adult learners are enrolling in colleges and universities in record numbers.
As an adult student at Penn State Hazleton, you will not only earn the quality education employers demand, but you will receive the individual attention you deserve.
We understand that while pursuing higher education can be an exciting experience for an adult learner, it can also seem challenging. To help adult learners make the most of their educational opportunities and achieve academic success, Penn State Hazleton offers a number of resources unique to the needs of these students.
Whether you are just beginning a college career or you are returning to college after several years, Penn State Hazleton is here to help you achieve your goals.
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, associate director of admissions, assists adult and veteran students.