Adult learner open house set for Dec. 2 at Penn State York

Penn State York will hold an adult learner open house from 4 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 2. Participants who wish to learn more about taking the first step to begin or continue their education are encouraged to attend. The event will be held in the M. S. Grumbacher Information Sciences and Technology Center and is free and open to the public. Those who cannot attend the open house in person may join the live Web broadcast, at online.

Penn State York provides a variety of services and activities to help adult students be successful in their college experience. Students can select from more than 200 noncredit, certificate and degree programs. Adult learners may start taking courses one at a time, credit or noncredit, and may not go through the admissions process until later in their educational experience.

A variety of scheduling options are available, including enrolling part-time or full-time, participating in day and/or evening classes; completing a
program at your workplace; or studying at home through online courses.

Information will be available on the admissions process, advising and career services, financial aid, the College-Level Examination Program (CLEP), the video learning network (VLN), and other educational options for adult learners.

An adult learner is someone who is 24 years of age or older; a veteran of the armed services; or returning to school after four or more years of employment, homemaking, or other activity; or a person who assumes multiple adult roles such as parent, spouse/partner, employee or student.

Registration for the Adult Learner Open House is preferred but not required. Call 717-771-4067 or send an e-mail to for more information. For information on the variety of courses and programs available through continuing education, visit To learn more about the variety of programs for students of all ages at Penn State York, visit or call 717-771-4040.

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Last Updated November 23, 2010