Adult Students

Roanoke College’s Opportunities Program provides communication and support to allow adult students to attend college. These services include the availability of day and evening courses, special financial aid for part-time, degree-seeking adult students, and meetings of adult students to address special needs and topics of interest.

To qualify for the Opportunities Program, students must be at least 25 years old and satisfy the following requirements: completion of a high school diploma or GED; submission of a high school transcript; satisfactory completion of Algebra II; completion of SAT, or ACT (when applicable); a minimum of a 2.2 cumulative transfer grade point average (when applicable). See “Admissions” for more specific requirements.

Credit will be granted only for academic courses similar to those offered at Roanoke and completed at a regionally accredited college or university with a grade of “C–” or better. Official transcripts must be provided. Credits may also be received by adult students for scores the equivalent of “C–” or better on appropriate College Level Examination Program (CLEP) tests. See Advanced Placement and Credit, Credit by Examination, and Transfer Credit for more information. See “Transfer Students” for more information.

Additional information is available by contacting the Director of Adult Studies at 540-375-2303.