Adult learners

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It's not too late to earn your degree. Apply now for
Fall 2024.

If you’re an adult learner, who’s starting or returning to college at age 25+, you can find your path at VCU. Sign up to hear from us, and we’ll be there to not only help you get started, but to guide you throughout your VCU journey.

  • Top 5

    Majors for VCU adult learners: Nursing, Psychology, Business, Biology and Social Work

  • 34%

    Of VCU adult learners are part-time students

  • 61%

    Of VCU adult learners are enrolled in a mix of online, hybrid and face-to-face courses

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  • Meet your support system

    Need help planning your academic path? Or connecting with other students? Start with the Office of Adult and Nontraditional Student Services.

    Visit the OANSS site
  • Transfer your credits

    VCU's Transfer Center advisors can offer guidance and help you understand which previously earned credits may transfer to VCU.

    Explore transfer info
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  • Access financial guidance

    Each VCU student can work one-on-one with a financial counselor to better understand student accounts, educational expenses and financial management.

    Connect with financial counseling
  • Discover what comes next

    As you approach graduation and begin your job search, Career Services provides advising and resources to help you get your foot in the door.

    Check out Career Services
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Are you an Amazon employee?

VCU is now an Amazon Career Choice partner. That means full-time Amazon employees who have been with the company for more than 90 days can get up to $5,250 per year for tuition expenses at VCU. Part-time employees are eligible for a benefit of $2,625 per year. Students in all VCU degree programs are eligible.

Review Career Choice benefits

Being an adult in college is an entirely different experience, but I have felt very comfortable and happy to be back.
Erin Trimmer, adult learner, interdisciplinary studies student