From the President
As an adult, choosing a university to achieve your educational goals requires
special considerations – key among them your current responsibilities to work
and family as well as the financial investment you are making in your future.
I’m proud to tell you that Edinboro stands apart in our ability to understand
and respond to your specific needs as an adult student. As you may have
heard, great things are happening here at Edinboro University!
First and foremost, Edinboro is a great place to learn, with several nationally
recognized degree programs and more than 100 fields of study.
To support our outstanding faculty and students, Edinboro has invested
millions of dollars in state-of-the-art learning centers, educational resources
and advanced technology.
Perhaps most importantly, as a university community we are committed
to your success. I encourage you to take a few minutes to learn more about
our Office of Adult Students Services and the wide range of educational
opportunities and financial options Edinboro has developed specifically
for adult students.
Welcome to Edinboro University and best wishes
on your journey to make great things happen!
Dr. Jeremy Brown
A great time to earn your degree
As an adult student, one of your most significant
concerns is how to find the time to complete your
degree. At Edinboro, we have several ways to help:
Accelerate Your Degree
You may be eligible for credit for coursework
from another university, knowledge in a particular
subject area or experience gained through
employment or other activities. Edinboro
encourages adult students to apply for these types
of credits toward their degree requirements.
Edinboro University accepts credits in transfer
from institutions of higher education which
are accredited by regional accrediting bodies.
Coursework completed at institutions which
are not regionally accredited may be accepted
by the University following evaluation by
the academic deans in consultation with
Credits which were earned more than 10 years ago
generally are accepted, but will be evaluated by
the department chairperson and academic dean
for their applicability toward meeting current
For more information on transfer credits, go to
www.edinboro.edu, keyword “transfer.”
CLEP® Life Experience Credits
The College-Level Examination Program (CLEP®) You may earn life experience credits by developing
is a series of examinations in college subjects that portfolios that document your learning and
allow you to earn college credits for what you experience from employment or other activities
already know, regardless of how the knowledge as they relate to specific courses. The learning
was acquired – be it advanced course work, experiences must be equivalent to what would
independent study, work experience, otherwise be achieved through coursework
professional development or extracurricular at Edinboro.
activities. Edinboro University awards
undergraduate credit for successful scores on The Office of Adult Student Services administers
CLEP exams which are approximately 90 the life experience process. Students submit an
minutes long and are administered on a computer. application, the portfolio documenting their
Students receive instant score reports following experience and applicable fees to the Office of
completion of the exam. Adult Student Services. Before you apply, discuss
your plans with the Adult Student Services Office,
Competency Exams your advisor and the chair or faculty in the
appropriate academic area. These individuals can
If you feel that you already have the knowledge
help you be successful in your pursuit of credit.
and skills to meet the objectives or outcomes
of a particular course, you may be able to earn
To learn more about any of these options for
undergraduate credit by completing a course
degree acceleration, go to www.edinboro.edu,
competency examination. Administered through
keyword “prior learning.”
the academic departments, the exams are another
option for earning credit by testing.
To petition for credit, complete the request form
which is available online, in departmental offices
and in the Records and Registration office.
We understand that you may need to
schedule your classes around other major life
responsibilities. That is why Edinboro allows adult
students to schedule classes one day before
students with the same class standing.
To take advantage of this program, complete the
Priority Scheduling Application and submit it to
the Office of Adult Student Services.
Upon entering Edinboro University, you will be
assigned a faculty advisor who will work with you
to create a plan of study – enabling you to look
ahead at the next steps for fulfilling your degree
requirements. Your advisor also will help you
develop successful strategies for academic success
and offer insight relevant to your career plans.
We do our best to bring the classroom to
you. With our locations in Edinboro, Erie and
Meadville, as well as evening, weekend and
online learning opportunities, it’s easy to
fit classes into your busy life. Take just one
class at a time or several, depending on what
works in your personal schedule.
One of Edinboro’s most flexible degree options
is our Bachelor of Arts in Individualized Studies
(BAIS). An alternative to the traditional major,
BAIS students select and combine courses
into concentration areas relevant to their
learning and career pursuits. This degree fulfills
all traditional university requirements, and is
ideal for students who have unique goals or
who have earned an associate degree in
a specialized field.
BAIS alumni are currently working in areas
such as human services, education, health
services, protective services, graphic design,
independent film, sales, and manufacturing.
Some alumni have pursued graduate study
in a wide range of fields including business,
education, counseling and social work, as
well as computer and information science,
allied health, and real estate.
Edinboro also offers associate degree
programs that can be earned in their entirety
at our Erie or Meadville campuses. To learn
more about these opportunities, go to
www.edinboro.edu, keywords “Erie”
A great value in education
Edinboro offers the region’s lowest tuition fees for undergraduate
education. Plus, if you take at least six credits (two classes) per semester,
you may qualify for financial aid, including grants and loans.
Each year, more than $58 million in financial aid is available to Edinboro
students through a variety of federal, state and University grants. In
addition, Edinboro annually awards more than 500 scholarships, including
aid specific to adult students. The University also offers several other options
for financial aid.
If you are working, you may have employer-paid education benefits.
Edinboro’s Employer Tuition Reimbursement Agreement allows you to defer
payment of your tuition and fees until after grades are available at the end
of the semester.
Tuition Payment Plan
With this convenient program, you can make installed payments for your
school expenses over the course of the semester.
Senior Citizen Tuition Waiver
At Edinboro, adults who are age 62 or older and receive Social Security
(or equivalent) retirement benefits are eligible for full remission of tuition.
Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) and
Workforce Investment Act (WIA)
TAA is a federally funded employment program
that assists workers whose jobs have been
impacted by foreign imports, while WIA
provides federal job training funds for adults
and dislocated workers. Edinboro offers several
certificate programs as well as undergraduate
and graduate degree programs that are approved
for TAA and WIA funding.
For more information on financial aid or
scholarships, call the Financial Aid Office at
814-732-5555, toll-free at 1-888-611-2680, or go to
www.edinboro.edu, keyword “financial aid.”
Recognition of Success
At Edinboro University and across the nation,
adult students achieve great academic success.
To recognize these students, Edinboro offers:
• Honors Program
• Deans List
• Graduation Honors
• Academic Honor Societies
Alpha Sigma Lamda
With over 300 chartered chapters, Alpha Sigma
Lambda is the oldest and largest chapter-based
honor society for adult students. This national
organization is devoted to the advancement of
learning and recognition of superior scholarship
and leadership in adult learners who accomplish
academic excellence while facing competing
interests of family, community and work.
Edinboro students who meet eligibility criteria are
invited to be members of this prestigious group.
For more information about Alpha Sigma Lambda,
visit www.alphasigmalambda.org. To learn more
about the University’s chapter, visit www.edinboro.
edu, keyword “adult,” or contact the Office of Adult
Student Services at 814-732-2701
Great support for adult students
So who does Edinboro consider an adult student?
Typically, it is someone age 25 or older who is
pursuing an associate or baccalaureate
undergraduate degree. In fact, the average age
of our adult students is 34. Other factors
• Has legal dependents
• Is a veteran of the U.S. Armed Forces
• Is independent for financial aid purposes
Regardless of your situation, Edinboro’s Office
of Adult Student Services offers a full range of
support to help you achieve your goals.
Office of Adult Student Services
300 Scotland Road
119 McNerney Hall
Edinboro, PA 16444
Phone: (814) 732-2701
Fax: (814) 732-2443
Website: www.edinboro.edu, keyword “Adult”
Great resources on campus
Wired to the world via the latest technological innovations.
• Ranked as one of the most technologically advanced university
• 37 computer labs – several open all night – and wireless “hotspots”
• S.C.O.T.S., the student-centered online transaction system, allows you
to conveniently register for classes, add/drop courses, check financial aid
and even pay your bill
• Baron-Forness Library, with a wireless network, computer labs and
State-of-the-art learning centers as well as contemporary facilities
• Modern seven-story library with more than 500,000 bound volumes and 1.4
million microform units, plus Kurzweil equipment for the visually impaired
• Free tutoring program and writing center The State System
• New $5.4 million state-of-the-art music facility
Edinboro University of Pennsylvania is a
• One of the top 10 universities for students with disabilities part of a family of 14 universities across the
Commonwealth known as the Pennsylvania
State System of Higher Education.
How to apply On July 1, 1983, the state legislature joined
together the 13 state-owned colleges by
Simply apply online or request an application by writing, e-mailing or creating the State System of Higher Education.
calling the Admissions Office. With Edinboro’s rolling admissions process, As its founding legislation states, the mission
there are no admissions deadlines and you can apply at anytime. of the State System is to provide high-quality
education at an affordable cost.
Edinboro University Admissions Office
Toll-free: 1-888-846-2676 As a system of public institutions, the
influence of the universities reaches far
Fax: 814-732-2420 beyond the campuses. The 14 universities
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org enroll nearly 106,000 students. Once graduated,
www.edinboro.edu, keyword “apply online” students join a network of more than 617,000
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