Adult Learner

We understand your unique needs as a non-traditional learner and can reassure you that you are in good company as the average age of Eastern Gateway students is 29, and 13% of our students are above age 40! Eastern Gateway Admissions Advisors understand the challenges many of our adult students face: family, job, community commitments and often times an uneasy feeling that is common when considering entering college for the first time or returning after years away. Rest assured our faculty are also sensitive to the unique needs of adult learners and our institution has embraced curriculum and delivery methods that will allow you the ability to build your academic skills and explore flexible course offerings such as evening, online, blended, or interactive television courses.

Whether you are interested in seeking a short term certificate to increase your skills, are interested in seeking an associate degree to make you more marketable or you want to set an example for your children and be proud to say you are a college graduate, we are here to help. We also have transfer agreements with local institutions that make it possible for you to continue on to your Bachelor degree without having to travel far or move your family. Talk to our Admissions Advisors to find out how we can help you discover the doors a higher education can open for you and just how Eastern Gateway can support you with services throughout your degree completion.

If you are not sure what you are interested in, the Admissions Office offers career counseling. We can schedule your personal career counseling appointment and begin several assessments that will help us guide you in choosing a career match that best fits your interests, aptitudes, and skills.

Check out our Admissions Checklist to get started!

If you are seeking basic skills building, we encourage you to explore our Adult Basic Literacy Education (ABLE) offerings.

Eastern Gateway also offers courses for personal enrichment. Ever considered learning a foreign language or designing a webpage? How about building your skills for your current employer by taking a Grant Writing Workshop? These opportunities and many more are offered by our non-credit Workforce & Community Outreach Office.