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See what our former students are saying about Penn State Berks!

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Are you considered an adult learner?

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Adult Learner (a-dult' learn' er) n. A person who is (1) 24 years of  age or older, or (2) a veteran of the armed services, or (3) active duty service member, or (4) returning to school after four or more years of employment, homemaking, or other activity, or (5) a person who assumes multiple roles such as a parent, spouse/partner, employee, and student (Penn State Commission for Adult Learners).

We realize that adult students typically have different needs than the traditional 18-23-year-old student. We are eager to offer support to meet those needs and help adult students gain a sense of belonging to the college.

Admissions office hours are available one evening per week to accommodate prospective students. Appointments are suggested but walk-ins are always welcome; please call 610-396-6060 to make your appointment or visit the admissions page.   

Evening Credit Programs

If you are interested in learning more about the baccalaureate and associate degree programs through evening study, read more about our Evening Programs.


If you are undecided on a program of study, Penn State Berks has a number of enrollment options to consider. To request more information, fill out our Information Request Form.

Adult Learner Success Story

Many adult students find Penn State Berks to be the ideal college through which to achieve their educational goals.

Read a BCTV.org article titled "Entrepreneur Takes Road Less Traveled to Graduation"»

Scholarships available for students 24 and older

Scholarships are available for students 24 and older who are planning to enroll at Penn State Berks. 

Learn more about the program and view the application ».

View 24+ Scholarship Booklet »


Penn State Berks
Continuing Education
P.O. Box 7009
Tulpehocken Road
Reading, PA 19610






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