University of Southern Indiana

Adult Learners

adult learners

College is a challenge at any age. But for the nontraditional student, there is often the additional challenge of maintaining family and job commitments while keeping up with classes and homework.

Whether you're considering a degree that will improve your career opportunities or simply for your personal enrichment, USI believes it's worth the extra effort. We can help you make your degree happen—full time, part time, or even one class at a time.

To find out more information about the different types of adult learners please see the descriptions below. If a student wishes to enroll as a first time degree seeking student, transfer student, looking to obtain a second bachelor’s degree, or attend USI as a non-degree seeking student they must fill out the undergraduate admission application. If you have any additional questions please contact me for assistance. 

First time degree seeking: Must be 21 and older, hold a GED or high school diploma, and have no previous college credits/or attended another institution.

Transfer Students: Students who have at least one college credit from an accredited college or university

Second Bachelor’s Degree: If a student is interested in earning another bachelor’s degree and has obtained a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college of university.  

Non-degree seeking: Only intends on taking specific courses of interest without declaring a major. These credits can later be applied towards a degree if in the future the student wants to change their status to degree-seeking.

Other options:

Returning USI Students: A student that has previously attended USI and is looking to return will need to click the link below to fill out the Undergraduate Readmission form through the Office of the Registrar, or contact the Registrar office at 812-464-1762.

Non-credit courses: These are short courses designed to provide opportunities for personal and professional development. Contact Outreach and Engagement if you would like to explore your options in this area.

Graduate students: If you are interested in our Doctor of Nursing Practice or any of our 11 Master Programs please check out the Graduate Studies website for more information.

Other related links:

Academic Majors 

Veteran, Military and Family Resource Center

Online courses


Roberta Mitrisin
Ms. Roberta Mitrisin
Senior Admission Counselor
Contact: 812-465-1690
Robert D. Orr Center 1105

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