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Adult Learners

An adult learner may be 24 years of age or older; a veteran of the armed services, or an active duty member; an individual returning to school after four or more years of employment, homemaking etc.; or a person who assumes multiple adult roles such as parent, spouse/partner, employee, and student.

The same criteria are considered for adults depending on whether they are first-year or transfer students. In addition, SAT I or ACT scores will be waived for adult students who have been out of high school five or more years, or veterans who have served in the military four years with an honorable discharge.


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Office of Enrollment Management
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