Adult Learners are generally students who are 25 or older; however, parents, former foster children, veterans, independent students and married individuals under the age of 25 may be considered adult learners.

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At Walters State, we understand the challenges our adult students face – family, work, and other responsibilities. That’s why we offer the flexibility and the tools that adult students need to succeed in college. Our goal is to create a learning environment that works for you. We offer:

And if you’re an adult student who doesn’t already have a college degree, you can attend Walters State tuition free through the Tennessee Reconnect Program. You may also be eligible for other financial assistance.

Contact us and we will help get you started on earning your college degree. But more importantly, we will support you along the way to help you achieve your educational and career goals.

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I wanted to earn a college degree, but life got in the way. I was able to advance at one well-known company based on my skills. When I moved, though, I found almost all employers wanted a degree to go with my skill level. Walters State gave me credit for some of my experience and offered classes that fit into my lifestyle."

Alan Wood
Participant in Tennessee Reconnect Pilot Program

My advice for other students is to just get started. I wasn’t sure of my major, but I met with a counselor who helped me choose the best path for me. Here, everyone wants to see you succeed."

Brandie Ferguson
Adult Learner, Accounting Major

Tennessee Reconnect

Tennessee Reconnect is designed to assist adult learners in meeting educational goals. You may just need a few credits to finish a degree or you may just want to get started on a degree. Tennessee Reconnect at Walters State can help.

Find out if you are eligible for Tennessee Reconnect

Academic Fresh Start

Have you been out of school for at least four years? You might qualify to have your grades on Level 1 course work disregarded in calculating your cumulative GPA.

Learn more about Academic Fresh Start