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Adult Learners

Adult Learners

Who are Adult Learners?

An Adult Learner is a new or returning student entering college over the age of 25. These students may work full time, support a family, have dependents, or just needed to discontinue their education for personal reasons. They are a diverse group that may take on many responsibilities in their life. Working towards your Bachelor’s degree can be an intimidating journey, but the benefits are worth it! With our growing community of Adult Learners and the abundance of resources available, we are here to help you improve on your future and achieve your goals. 

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Academic Programs and Credit Options

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Transfer Guide Information

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Awarding Non-Traditional Credits

We want you to know the various options you have as a returning student in order to get the most out of your previous experiences. We composed program and credit comparison charts to display the flexibility of our schools and colleges to guide you toward the right decision on what to study. We also created a document to explain other forms of non-traditional credits (such as military credits, CLEPs, and credit by exams) accepted at Cleveland State University. Learn more at the links below: 


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 The College Level Examination Program (CLEP) is a computer-based series of subject-specific tests offered by The College Board. These tests allow students to demonstrate subject mastery in order to earn college credit. Students are not required to attend Cleveland State in order to take CLEP tests at mg冰球突破豪华版试玩网站’s Testing Services. Students should consult with an academic advisor from their institution to determine which CLEP test(s) to take. Please direct all questions regarding the use of CLEP credit for degree requirements to your academic advisor. For more information about CLEP exams, please see . For free study courses to prepare for a CLEP exam, visit Each course includes online lectures, quizzes, tests, and textbooks, free of charge. The courses are designed to prepare students for the major CLEP tests offered, including subjects such as History, Computer Science, Math, English and Economics.

mg冰球突破豪华版试玩网站 Credit by Exam Offerings

Select departments may accept credit by examination for specific courses. The subject material to be covered, the method of examination, the minimal acceptable score/grade for passing, and the number of semester credit hours to be granted will be determined by the academic departments. For more information about Credit by Exams, please contact the faculty advisor in the desired department.

Project 60

The Project 60 Program enables any Ohio resident, age 60 or older, to enroll in classes at Cleveland State University on a tuition-free, space-available basis.


Credit for prior learning experience is available to students in the College of Urban Affairs whose prior learning meets the criteria established by the faculty for academic credit toward the bachelor's degree. AAPLE (Assessment and Accreditation of Prior Learning Experience) allows you to earn academic credit for significant prior learning. AAPLE begins with UST 190: Analysis of Experiential Learning in Urban Affairs. This two-credit course teaches you the essentials of portfolio writing and acquaints you with the various majors in the college. For more information on the Assessment and Accreditation of Prior Learning Experience (AAPLE) program, please refer to

Military Credit

Military personnel may be evaluated for transfer credit eligibility upon receipt of an official transcript from the appropriate dispensing body. Army, Navy and Coast Guard personnel obtain Joint Services Transcripts (JST) from the American Council on Education (ACE). Air Force personnel obtain transcripts from the Air University – Community College of the Air Force. ACE/JST transcripts make credit recommendations for each completed course. In general, mg冰球突破豪华版试玩网站 will give semester credit for courses assessed as either Lower Division electives or Upper Division electives. For more information, please visit




Financial Aid Resources

Last Mile Grant

Dash Emergency Fund

Financial Aid Office

Hebrew Free Loan Association

College Now Scholarship Opportunities



Academic and Support Services

Tutoring and Academic Success Center (TASC)      

Online eTutoring

Counseling and Academic Success Clinic (CASC)

Math Learning Center

Writing Center

Career Services

Accommodations from Disability Services

Health and Wellness Services

Lift Up Vikes! Resource Center and Food Pantry

Counseling Center

Transfer Center

Campus 411/All-in-1 Enrollment Services

Veteran Student Support Center

Continuing Education

Center for eLearning

Women’s Center


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Phone: 216-241-6184

Fax: 216-241-6184


Address: College Now Greater Cleveland State University

1500 West 3rd Street, Suite 125
Cleveland, OH 44113