Adult Students

Adult Students

Penn State New Kensington’s enrollment includes 25% adult students.

What is Penn State's definition of an adult?

Penn State’s definition of an adult learner is a person who:

  • is 24 years of age or older; or
  • is a veteran of the armed services; or an active duty service member; or
  • is returning to school after four or more years of employment, homemaking, or other activity; or 
  • assumes multiple adult roles such as parent, spouse/partner, and employee.

These students do not have to submit any SAT or ACT scores for admission.

If you have attempted 18 or more credits at an accredited institution of higher education, please also see information for transfer students.