Adult Learner Resources
Welcome to the Off-Campus Student Services (OCSS) Adult Learner Resources website.
You are an adult learner student if you are beginning or returning to school to obtain an undergraduate degree and are at least 25 years of age or you identify with this age group.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
- How do I become an ASU student, either for the first time or once again?
- Go to http://www.asu.edu/enroll/apply/ to complete an admissions application. If you need assistance in completing the admissions application, please call Off-Campus Commuter Student Services at 480-965-2940 and make an appointment.
- I have been admitted to ASU, but I am not sure what to major in, what do I do?
- ASU offers over 250 academic undergraduate programs and majors led by expert faculty from highly ranked colleges and schools. Search ASU undergraduate programs for descriptions, major requirements, career opportunities and interest areas: http://www.asu.edu/programs/
- How can I see an advisor? How do I know what classes to take or how many I need to complete to finish my degree?
- After you have been admitted, and based upon the major you select, you will be assigned an advisor in the appropriate college. Once your transcripts have been reviewed, you should make an appointment to see this advisor, to review your information, and make plans for upcoming semesters. This advisor will determine what credits will transfer from your previous institutions. This information will allow you register in the appropriate introductory classes.
- How can I get financial aid?
- Apply for financial aid by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) http://www.fafsa.ed.gov . You must complete the FAFSA and be admitted to the university in a degree-seeking program of study in order to be offered financial aid.
- If you need assistance in completing the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid), please call Off-Campus Commuter Student Services at 480-965-2940 and make an appointment.
- It is never too early to check the ASU scholarship website for scholarship opportunities. There are several scholarships that target Adult Learners:
- The Phoenix Women’s Commission International Women’s Day Scholarship for Re-entry Women
- F. Juanita Johnson Memorial Scholarship
- Bernard Osher Reentry Scholarship.
- What if my application is turned down?
- The answer to this is different for every student. It’s important for you to know why you were not admitted or readmitted. You are encouraged to go in person to the Admissions Office. On the Tempe campus, this is located in the Student Services Building, Room 110.
- There are several courses you may follow after this. If the problem is financial, you should complete the FAFSA, and then contact the Financial Aid office and inquire about other options.
- There is also a Readmissions Office. You may need to tell your story, calmly and thoroughly, to be routed to the appropriate source of help.
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