Trotter, a philosophy major, thought he’d missed his chance at a college degree but found success at Virginia Commonwealth University.
Welcome to Adult and Non-Traditional Student Services
We recognize adult learners as valuable members of the VCU community, and we're here to offer support through every step of the academic journey. Whether you're applying to college for the first time or only a few credits away from graduation, we'll give you the tools you need to successfully complete your bachelor's degree.
Who are adult learners and non-traditional students?
Adult learners are undergraduate students who are 25 years old or older when they start their education at VCU.
Non-traditional students are students who are married/widowed/divorced, have children/dependents or who are military-affiliated (veteran/active duty/reservists).
As an adult learner, taking control of the situation and being an active part of the narrative has been the biggest key to my success. It's nice to know there are so many resources here at VCU and when I call, everyone is very friendly and knowledgeable.
Amazon Career Choice
VCU is an Amazon Career Choice partner. Career Choice is an innovative program designed to upskill Amazon employees and enable them to pursue their career goals either at Amazon or elsewhere.
How can we help?
Resources for adult learners
Other adult learner programs
In addition to our undergraduate degree programs, VCU offers the following options for adult students. Contact the departments below to learn more and receive assistance:
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