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Adult Learners

Adult Learners

Who are Adult Learners?

An Adult Learner is a new or returning student entering college over the age of 25. These students may work full time, support a family, have dependents, or just needed to discontinue their education for personal reasons. They are a diverse group that may take on many responsibilities in their life. Working towards your Bachelor’s degree can be an intimidating journey, but the benefits are worth it! With our growing community of Adult Learners and the abundance of resources available, we are here to help you improve on your future and achieve your goals. 

CSU has a longstanding tradition of serving adult and returning students. In fact, 15% of CSU’s undergraduate population are adult learners.

Academic Programs and Credit Options

What major is right for me?

Take this quick to find out which major is for you!

https://csuohio.mymajors.com/quiz/

Degree Maps by Major

https://www.csuohio.edu/advising/undergraduate-degree-maps

Transfer Guide Information

Cuyahoga Community College

https://www.csuohio.edu/transfer-guides/cuyahoga-community-college-transfer-guide

Lakeland Community College

https://www.csuohio.edu/transfer-guides/lakeland-community-college-transfer-guide

Lorain Community College

https://www.csuohio.edu/transfer-guides/lorain-county-community-college-transfer-guide

 

 

Non-Traditional Courses Available

 

 

Evening Programs

Online Degrees

Summer Major Courses

Certificate Programs

Business, Monte Ahuja College of 

 

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Education and Human Services, College of

 

 

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Engineering, Washkewicz College of 

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Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, College of 

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Nursing, School of

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Sciences and Health Professions, College of 

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Urban Affairs, Maxine Goodman Levin College of 

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Awarding Non-Traditional Credits

We want you to know the various options you have as a returning student in order to get the most out of your previous experiences. We composed program and credit comparison charts to display the flexibility of our schools and colleges to guide you toward the right decision on what to study. We also created a document to explain other forms of non-traditional credits (such as military credits, CLEPs, and credit by exams) accepted at Cleveland State University. Learn more at the links below: 

 

CSU CLEP Offerings

 The College Level Examination Program (CLEP) is a computer-based series of subject-specific tests offered by The College Board. These tests allow students to demonstrate subject mastery in order to earn college credit. Students are not required to attend Cleveland State in order to take CLEP tests at CSU’s Testing Services. Students should consult with an academic advisor from their institution to determine which CLEP test(s) to take. Please direct all questions regarding the use of CLEP credit for degree requirements to your academic advisor. For more information about CLEP exams, please see https://www.csuohio.edu/testingservices/college-level-examination-progra... . For free study courses to prepare for a CLEP exam, visit https://modernstates.org/. Each course includes online lectures, quizzes, tests, and textbooks, free of charge. The courses are designed to prepare students for the major CLEP tests offered, including subjects such as History, Computer Science, Math, English and Economics.

https://www.csuohio.edu/undergraduate-studies/student-resources

CSU Credit by Exam Offerings

Select departments may accept credit by examination for specific courses. The subject material to be covered, the method of examination, the minimal acceptable score/grade for passing, and the number of semester credit hours to be granted will be determined by the academic departments. For more information about Credit by Exams, please contact the faculty advisor in the desired department.

http://www.csuohio.edu/sites/default/files/10-9-18%20CBE%20List.pdf

Project 60

The Project 60 Program enables any Ohio resident, age 60 or older, to enroll in classes at Cleveland State University on a tuition-free, space-available basis.

https://www.csuohio.edu/project60/project60

AAPLE

Credit for prior learning experience is available to students in the College of Urban Affairs whose prior learning meets the criteria established by the faculty for academic credit toward the bachelor's degree. AAPLE (Assessment and Accreditation of Prior Learning Experience) allows you to earn academic credit for significant prior learning. AAPLE begins with UST 190: Analysis of Experiential Learning in Urban Affairs. This two-credit course teaches you the essentials of portfolio writing and acquaints you with the various majors in the college. For more information on the Assessment and Accreditation of Prior Learning Experience (AAPLE) program, please refer to https://www.csuohio.edu/urban/undergraduate/aaple.

Military Credit

Military personnel may be evaluated for transfer credit eligibility upon receipt of an official transcript from the appropriate dispensing body. Army, Navy and Coast Guard personnel obtain Joint Services Transcripts (JST) from the American Council on Education (ACE). Air Force personnel obtain transcripts from the Air University – Community College of the Air Force. ACE/JST transcripts make credit recommendations for each completed course. In general, CSU will give semester credit for courses assessed as either Lower Division electives or Upper Division electives. For more information, please visit https://www.csuohio.edu/vikingvets/military-credit.

 

 

 

Financial Aid Resources

Last Mile Grant

https://www.csuohio.edu/undergraduate-studies/comparison-charts

Dash Emergency Fund

https://www.csuohio.edu/all-in-1/dash-grant

Financial Aid Office

https://www.csuohio.edu/financial-aid/financial-aid

Hebrew Free Loan Association

https://interestfree.org/

College Now Scholarship Opportunities

https://www.collegenowgc.org/find-scholarships/

 

 

Academic and Support Services

Tutoring and Academic Success Center (TASC)            

https://www.csuohio.edu/tutoring/tutoring  

Online eTutoring

https://www.csuohio.edu/tutoring/etutoring-1

Counseling and Academic Success Clinic (CASC)

https://cehs.csuohio.edu/casal/counseling-academic-success-clinic-1

Math Learning Center

https://sciences.csuohio.edu/mathematics/math-learning-center

Writing Center

https://www.csuohio.edu/writing-center/writing-center

Career Services

https://www.csuohio.edu/career-services/personal-professional-development

Accommodations from Disability Services

https://www.csuohio.edu/disability/disability

Health and Wellness Services

https://www.csuohio.edu/health/health

Lift Up Vikes! Resource Center and Food Pantry

https://www.csuohio.edu/liftupvikes/liftupvikes

Counseling Center

https://www.csuohio.edu/counselingcenter/counselingcenter

Transfer Center

https://www.csuohio.edu/transfercenter/transfercenter

Campus 411/All-in-1 Enrollment Services

https://www.csuohio.edu/all-in-1/all-in-1

Veteran Student Support Center

https://www.csuohio.edu/vikingvets/vikingvets

Continuing Education

https://www.csuohio.edu/continuing-education/continuing-education

Center for eLearning

https://www.csuohio.edu/center-for-elearning/center-for-elearning

Women’s Center

https://www.csuohio.edu/womenscenter/womenscenter

 

College Now

Phone: 216-241-6184

Fax: 216-241-6184

Email: info@collegenowgc.org

Address: College Now Greater Cleveland State University

1500 West 3rd Street, Suite 125
Cleveland, OH 44113
https://www.collegenowgc.org/