Adult Student Admissions Requirements

Adult students may pursue degree programs at Pitt-Johnstown on a part-time or full-time basis through the Office of Admissions.

Admission to degree programs in Advanced and Continuing Education is open to individuals who : a.) are high school graduates or those who hold equivalency certificates, and b.) are 25 years of age or older. Adult applicants with incomplete high school preparation may qualify for admission by taking examinations administered by the Pennsylvania Department of Education and earning a High School Equivalency Certificate.

While no specific high school preparation is required, the following secondary subjects are recommended:

  • Four years of English
  • Two years of a foreign language
  • Three years of history and social sciences
  • One year of algebra
  • One year of plane geometry
  • One year of physics, chemistry or biology

Some adult students may have to be admitted through the Office of Admissions on a provisional basis. The provision limits the student to 13 credit hours during the first term at Pitt-Johnstown. After the first term, the student will be advised as to the best format for continuing attendance at Pitt-Johnstown.

Qualified adult students may gain admission to any of the degree programs offered by Pitt-Johnstown.