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Adult Learners

In higher education, adult learners are classified as any students who will be 24 or older when they graduate. At Austin Peay, we understand and support that their are many paths that lead one to return to school. We love to celebrate the many backgrounds, ages, and stories that come along with this path. To help our adult students follow that path to the finish line, the Adult, Nontraditional & Transfer Student Center hosts programs and initiatives. Below you will find some of the always-growing lists of support offered by the center. 

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We understand that returning to school can be a difficult transition for some, especially when having to balance this transition with other roles like parenting, work, or a long commute. The Seminar for Adult Students (S.A.S.) is a four day experience that allows adult-learners to connect and learn about a variety of areas on campus prior to the fall semester starting. The goal of this seminar is not only to help prepare you for your start at APSU, but also to help you own your college experience while at Austin Peay by connecting you to other adult students and areas on campus. We want you to see your college experience as more than checking the box of completed bachelor degree. 

This year's S.A.S. has passed, but stay tuned for 2021's seminar.


Adult Cafe

Adult Café is a program for students over the age of 23 to learn about involvement opportunities and to create a social network with other adult students. Members are provided lunch at each meeting and a graduation cord at the end of the semester (based on attendance)! . This is a casual, social program that is student-ran and allows you to meet other students. To sign up either email us at antsc@apsu.edu or show up to any of the groups/dates below.  

Fall 2021 Group Dates:

Dates: TBD
Location: ANTS Center - Morgan University Center 111

Fall 2021 Group Leader:


Chad is an adult-learner majoring in Nursing. He was born in Jamaica and moved to the United States permanently in 2008. He lived in Brooklyn, New York until graduating high school in 2012. After high school, he joined the U.S. Army and that is what brought him to Clarksville. Chad says he doesn't have much time for hobbies currently because of the demands of the nursing program. During breaks from classes he is usually working or taking time to visit his family who still live in New York and Jamaica.