What is the Lifelong Learning Program?
The Lifelong Learning Program is an adult education program designed for adult learners who wish to start or complete their college degree, earn teacher certification, or take individual college credit courses for personal or professional enrichment.
Am I considered an adult student?
In general, adult students are those students 23 years of age or older who have not lived on any campus for the past 9 months. They must also have a high school diploma or GED.
Am I receiving the same type of degree as an undergraduate student?
Yes. The Lifelong Learning Program features the same courses and majors as those in the traditional Westminster College undergraduate curriculum, and courses are taught by Westminster faculty members.
I can't take classes during the day. Are there evening or accelerated degree completion options?
Yes. The academic year is comprised of four eight-week blocks and two sixteen-week semesters (fall and spring). Evening classes meet one or two nights a week. Block classes give students the option to accelerate coursework.
Do I have to start and/or finish all course work at Westminster?
No. You do not need to start or finish all course work at Westminster. We have a number of degree-completion students who started their course work elsewhere or who simply want to take a course or two. You will still need to apply to Westminster, however. Please see "How do I apply?" for further information.
I am nervous about returning to college. Can I really do this?
Take the words of one LLP student, Janet, who said, “[A] strength of the LLP program is the strength, fortitude, and commitment of all the students in the LLP program. We are driven and inspired to better ourselves." For more inspiring words from LLP students, visit our Testimonials page. As an adult, you have learned valuable skills that can translate into your success as a student. And remember, the staff members of the Adult and Graduate Studies Office are available to help you navigate this transition. Do not hesitate to call us at 724-946-7353 or send an email to email@example.com.
Why Westminster College?
At Westminster, adult students find academic rigor, faculty who are personally interested in and available for students, a focus on learning and service, and a beautiful campus with modern teaching facilities - all in a comfortable small-town environment.
How do I apply?
Adult students wishing to take a college credit course and/or pursue or complete their college degree at Westminster may apply for entrance consideration by completing all the steps listed on the Lifelong Learning Program application. College entrance exams are not required.
Is financial aid available to me as an adult student?
Once you are admitted to Westminster College as a degree-seeking student, you can complete a FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid), available at Westminster's Financial Aid Office or online at www.fafsa.ed.gov. You may also want to inquire whether your employer offers financial assistance for education. A student whose employer pays part or all of the employee's educational expenses must submit a $50 deposit and a company reimbursement form prior to the first day of class for each semester. Additional information can be found on our Financial Information page or by contacting the Office of Financial Aid at 724-946-7102.
How do I register?
We offer a convenient early registration process that is advantageous for the students of the Lifelong Learning Program (LLP). For their first term at Westminster, new students need to make an appointment to register for classes with the Adult and Graduate Studies Interim Director, Dr. Jamie G. McMinn. Continuing LLP students can register for classes by calling, stopping in, faxing, or emailing the Adult and Graduate Studies Office with their course selections. To get priority course selection, students should submit registration requests at least one week prior to the early registration dates. For more information, visit our How to Register page.
Any additional questions?
Please call us at 724-946-7353 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Our office is open Monday - Friday from 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.