An adult or nontraditional student is not defined only by age (usually over 24), they are also students with life circumstances different from the typical traditional student. These circumstances include, but are not limited to students who are:
What makes adult and graduate students unique from other students and similar to each other is the multiple roles they assume in order to attend college.
Most any scholarship that is open to a traditional student is also available to a nontraditional student. Nontraditional students are encouraged to apply for any and all scholarships.
*The types of scholarships that are not available are those that are typically bestowed on new students based on their high school performance. See our helpful links page for scholarship information.
Yes, all students pay the activity fee and are encouraged to participate in campus events and organizations. Likewise events sponsored by the Adult and Nontraditional Student Center are also open to traditional students.
The Child Learning Center has evening drop off service. The charge is $5/ hour per child and the center is open to kids age 2 1/2 to 12 from 4:30pm to 9:30pm Monday - Thursday evenings. Now you can get to that lecture for extra credit and enjoy a basketball game with the 9 yr. old while the 3 yr. old does something more to her liking! Contact the CLC for information on how to register your children so that the drop off service is ready and available next time you need it.
The Austin Peay State University Child Learning Center serves children of APSU students, staff and faculty as well as children in the community. The Child Learning Center is located in the Sexton building on Eighth Street and serves children from 2 1/2 to 5yrs of age. Parents are encouraged to visit the center prior to making a decision to enroll their child.