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  1. Is it okay just to take a few courses?

  2. Can I get financial aid?

  3. I didn't do so well the first time I attempted college. What now?

  4. Will I have the chance to get to know other adult students?

  5. What if I need career guidance?

 

  1. Q: Is it okay just to take a few courses?

    1. Absolutely. You don't have to work toward a degree to get the benefits and personal satisfaction of taking college courses. If you want to explore college, or are unsure of the subject you would like to study, consider taking one or two courses that interest you. If you have specific career-related educational needs, you may want to enroll in one of Penn State DuBois' certificate programs.


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  2. Q: Can I get financial aid?

    1. Financial aid for adult students is available in the form of grants, low-interest loans, scholarships, and work-study employment. Part-time students as well as those attending full-time are equally eligible for financial aid through these programs-aid for part-time study has opened the door for many adult learners to enroll in school. In order to receive aid, you must be enrolled as a degree-seeking student taking at least 6 credits per semester. Penn State DuBois makes it easy to apply for financial aid.


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  3. Q: I didn't do so well the first time I attempted college. What now?

    1. You get a second chance. Following an interruption of four or more calendar years, you can petition for reenrollment and, with academic renewal, begin calculating a new grade-point average. To determine whether you are eligible to take advantage of this opportunity, review your academic background with Sueann Doran, Adult Student & Veteran Services Coordinator, call her at 814-375-4716.


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  4. Q: Will I have the chance to get to know other adult students?

    1. Definitely! At Penn State DuBois, you'll have plenty of opportunities to meet other adult students, as well as traditional-aged students in classes, study groups, and other activities. Penn State's adult students often form friendships as well as professional relationships with students of all ages.


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  5. Q: What if I need career guidance?

    1. Whether you're interested in developing a career plan, reevaluating your existing plan, preparing a resume, improving your job-search strategies, or identifying prospective employers, Penn State DuBois has a career counselor who can provide you with support and expert advise. Career counselors can help you identify internships and co-ops as well as help you determine which field of employment, or options within a field, will be most satisfying given your interests, abilities, and goals. At many campuses, computer-assisted guidance systems are available to help you explore career possibilities.


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