Adult Degree Program Admissions


Every year, millions of adult students successfully earn an undergraduate degree, while balancing the demands of employment, family, and finances. Seton Hill University's Adult Degree Program is designed with these busy adults in mind. The majority of our Adult Degree Program students are over the age of 24, with full-time personal and/or professional responsibilities. 

Sessions Instead of Semesters

Typically, Adult Degree Program students take courses in sessions versus the traditional 16-week semesters. There are five sessions per year, and each session is eight weeks long. There are two sessions per 16-week semester, therefore, Adult Degree Program students can complete 12 credits per academic semester. Students may earn additional credits by taking courses in the evening in the traditional 16-week semester format.

Adult Learners Earning Bachelor’s Degrees Experience:

  • Greater Job Security.
  • A Higher Likelihood of Promotion & Positive Career Change.

To find out more, read “Measuring Impact: A Pilot Study of Adult Student Gains and Satisfaction After Earning an Undergraduate Degree or Certificate Through Continued Education.”  (PDF)

Convenient Saturday & Evening Classes

Classes meet every Saturday for eight weeks. Morning classes begin at 8:15 a.m. and conclude by 11:45 a.m. Afternoon classes begin at 12:30 p.m. and conclude by 4:00 p.m. (Some programs require evening courses.) 

An Affordable Education

Adult Degree Program students are eligible for substantial tuition discounts, financial aid, employer reimbursement and military benefits. It is also possible to earn college credit for previous life experience through the CLEP, DANTES or Challenge Exam programs.

Federal Trade Act Program

Seton Hill University proudly accepts dislocated workers who have qualified for educational assistance under the Federal Trade Act Program (TAA).  

12 Weeks of Vacation Per Year 

Everyone needs to take a break. The Adult Degree Program offers students 12 weeks of vacation throughout the year, including time off when adult students need it most - during the Christmas holiday and late summer. 

Academic Offerings

The Adult Degree Program at Seton Hill offers programs in:

  • Business (including specializations in human resources, marketing, entrepreneurial studies and information management)
  • Accounting
  • Human Services
  • General Studies
  • Pastoral Ministry (Certificate)

Alpha Sigma Lambda 

Seton Hill values the academic achievements of the adult student population. Eligible adult students are encouraged to participate in the Seton Hill chapter of Alpha Sigma Lambda, a national honor society for adult students.

The Office of Graduate and Adult Studies 

The Office of Graduate and Adult Studies at Seton Hill prides itself on offering private and individualized appointments to answer any questions you may have about the programs or course scheduling. 

There are lots of ways to get in touch with us:

We look forward to hearing from you!