You have come to the right web site if you're thinking about returning
to school to further your education. Adult learners (25 years or
older) are the fastest growing population of students attending
college. C.W. Posts Office of Adult Student Services is ready,
willing and able to make your college experience a reality! Our
renowned Return-to-Learning program,
Orientation Sessions, Life Experience Credit program, and Returning
Adult Scholarships are some of the ways we meet these needs. We
also offer convenient day, evening and weekend classes.
For more information, contact the Office of Adult Student Services
at (516) 299-2445 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
The admissions process for adult students at C.W. Post is hassle
free. Adult students who have been out of high school for 5 years
or more do not need to submit standardized test scores or take admissions
exams. An official high school transcript (or G.E.D.) and college
transcript (if you attended college) is required. If you would like
catalogs, schedule booklets, or an application sent to you, please
call the Office of Adult Student Services at (516) 299-2445 or e-mail
The Academic Counseling Center mails a registration reminder
notice to all undergraduate students prior to the start of the Summer/Fall and
the Spring semester registration periods. The registration dates
are also noted on the Academic Calendar in the Schedule of Classes
booklet. To register for classes, students are required to make
an appointment to meet with their academic counselor the
Academic Counseling Center at (516) 299-2746 to make an appointment
with the counselor who specializes in their major or for students who are undecided. The counselors
will help students select the courses appropriate for their program,
and will process their registration card. For further information,
call the Academic
programs at C.W. Post are geared to the needs of adult students.
We offer day, evening and weekend classes. You may attend classes
as a part-time student (3 to 11 credits per semester) or a full-time
student (12 credits or more per semester). We recommend that adults,
who are returning to school after a long absence, start off slowly
to fit their schoolwork in with their other life roles. Classes
are offered in the fall semester, winter session, spring semester
and 3 summer semesters. For more information click
There are over 110 undergraduate degree programs and 65 graduate
degree programs offered at C.W. Post. You may elect to pursue an
associates degree in general studies, a bachelors degree,
or a masters degree. C.W. Post also offers several Ph.D. programs.
For general information about these programs call the Admissions
Office at (516) 299-2900.
As a returning adult student you may take advantage of our Community
Auditors program and work slowly into academic life by taking
undergraduate liberal arts courses on an audit basis (no tests,
no grades) at a nominal fee. There are also non-credit and certificate
programs offered through the Office of Continuing Education (516)
Selecting a Major
Many adults returning to school are unsure of their major.
A good place to determine the right major for you is at the Office
of Adult Student Services. Here you will have the opportunity to
meet with a professional counselor to discuss your needs, interests
and goals. With their support and guidance you will learn which
program is best for you. For further information call the Office
of Adult Student Services at (516) 299-2445 or e-mail email@example.com.
If you know which academic area you are interested in, you will
be able to meet with a professional counselor in the Academic Counseling
Center who will guide you in your specific area. They can be reached
at (516) 299-2746, or click
Course credits from an accredited college, which have a grade
of C- or above, are transferable. There is no time limit on undergraduate
courses. If these courses are in your major and the subject matter
has changed greatly, you may have to repeat them. The courses that
transfer should be appropriate to the degree program you wish to
Life Experience Credit is credit given in recognition of knowledge
obtained in ways other than study in a two or four-year accredited
college. The knowledge must be equivalent to what would be learned
in a C.W. Post undergraduate course as determined by review of individual
academic departments. Matriculated C.W. Post students in good academic
standing may apply for Life Experience Credit as early as the first
semester of attendance but they may not apply during the last 32
credits of residency. Credits earned by this method will not be
posted before completing six credits at C.W. Post. All applications
must first be submitted to the Life Experience Credit Coordinator.
For application forms and additional information about rules and
procedures, contact the Life Experience Coordinator (516) 299-3476.
Assistance is available through scholarships, grants, loans,
and part-time employment and is offered only after the student is
offered admission to C.W. Post in a degree-granting program. All
financial aid awards from federal, state and university sources
are awarded on a funds available basis. For further information
about financial assistance at C.W. Post call the Office of Financial
Assistance at (516) 299-2338.
Students can apply for the Returning Adult Scholarship through
the Office of Adult Student Services. In addition to completing
the application form and submitting an essay, a student must submit
a copy of his or her previous years federal income tax return
(Form 1040) and file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and the CSS Profile Application. This scholarship is awarded to part-time or full-time adult (25 years or older)
undergraduate students who are newly enrolled at C.W. Post as matriculated
freshman or transfer students. The award is based on scholastic
achievement, evidence of academic potential, and availability of
To obtain an application form, call the Office of Adult Student
Services at (516) 299-2445 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Citizens must be 65 years or older prior to the beginning of
the term for which they wish to enroll. Senior Citizens pay 1/2
tuition for credit courses and 1/4 tuition for audit courses. The
special senior citizen tuition rate is not applicable to institutes,
workshops, continuing education programs, per capita classes, individualized
courses of instruction, or studio art classes. Senior citizens are
not eligible for awards that further reduce the tuition rate. Application,
registration, and activity fees are waived.
Please note that senior citizens may not submit registration until
one week before classes begin. They will be processed on the first
day of classes if there are seats available. For further information
contact the Office of Adult Student Services at (516) 299-2445 or
The Office of Adult Student Services sponsors a Return-to-Learning
program designed to meet the special needs of adult students who
are returning to school. The program includes Study Skills workshops
(memorizing, note taking, and test taking skills), Writing Skills
workshops (essay and research paper writing), and a Library Research
Skills workshop. It is offered at the beginning of the fall and
spring semesters and is free for all adults enrolled in credit-bearing
courses at C.W. Post.
For more information about this program, call the Office of Adult
Student Services at (516) 299-2445 or e-mail email@example.com.
Many adults want information on which field of studies will
lead to the best job opportunities. All students can receive career
guidance with a career counselor in the Professional Experience
and Career Planning Office located in Kumble Hall. The office offers
group and individual counseling to all students who request it,
and provides information on career opportunities. For further information
contact the PEP Office at (516) 299-2435 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.