Who is an Adult Learner?

An individual age 23 or older who

  • Has never attended a postsecondary institution

  • Has started in higher education, then for various reasons, chose a different path of adventure, family, work, trade or military prior to returning to fulfill their educational quests

  • Has chosen to continue their education after graduation with additional degrees in undergraduate programs

Adult Learner Resources

  • Adult Learners Admission Process

    Information regarding the admissions process for those who have earned less than 30 transferrable credit hours can be found on the Admissions website.

  • Transfer Student Admissions Process

    Information regarding the admissions process for those who have earned at least 30 transferrable credit hours can be found on the Admissions website.

  • Over 62 Admissions Process

    Find information regarding Constitutional Amendment No. 23 (Persons Aged 62 or Over) here.  

    • Those interested must complete the application for admission to UWG (found here).
    • Applicants over the age of 62 do not need to pay the application fee.   
  • Credit for Prior Learning
    Credit by Exam
    • Students can earn credit by taking a Department Challenge Exam or by taking the CLEP Test.
    • More information can be found on the Registrar's Office website.
    Portfolio
    • Students may be eligible to earn credit for learning experiences by completing a Portfolio.
    • More information can be found on UWG Online's website, as well as on the College of Social Science's website.
  • UWG Online
    Find information regarding online learning and if it is the right option for you at UWG Online.
  • eCore

    eCore is a statewide program that offers students the opportunity to take core classes online and offers flexibility and convenience of online learning. Find more information on the eCore website.

  • Georiga ONmyLINE

    Georgia ONmyLINE is a database of online programs and courses offered within the University System of Georgia.  More information can be found on the Georgia ONmyLINE website.  

  • Go Back.  Move Ahead.

    Go Back. Move Ahead. is collaborative website between Georgia's public colleges, technical colleges and universities dedicated to helping adult learners build a plan to earn or finish a degree. Find more information on the Go Back. Move Ahead. website

  • The Adult Learner

    The Adult Learner is a guide to help students navigate the best learning options and online degree programs.  Find the Adult Learner Guide here.