Adult Education Admissions

It's Easy To Apply

Alvernia University makes it easy for busy adults like you to apply to an evening undergraduate program. Our online application process lets you complete a little bit at a time, so you can begin or update you application at any time. You can also download an application or request one through the mail.

Instructions Tailored to You

We’ve tailored our instructions so that you can find helpful details on how to prepare your application by selecting the one that most closely mirrors your background. Simply choose the description that best suits your experience:

I'm a first-time college student.

I've attended college elsewhere.

I'm an international student.

I've served in the military.

I'd like to enroll in classes without earning a degree.

Degree Offerings

Alvernia University offers several degree programs in three different locations. For more information on specific degree options, please visit our academics area.

It's simple: our engaging, dynamic faculty members are the heart of Alvernia.
  • 13:1 student-to-faculty ratio
  • More than two-thirds of our professors hold the highest degree in their field
  • Most classes are 20 students or fewer
  • 600 continuing studies students and growing

Alvernia's Continuing Studies students blend their professional experiences with classroom theory, enabling them to apply knowledge more effectively throughout their careers.


Students choose Alvernia University for a variety of reasons, including easy-to-get-to locations, campus-wide technology, degrees with prestige, flexible payment plans, and financial aid programs. Read More


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Offices of the Graduate & Adult Education Division

Reading Office of Graduate & Adult Education Admissions

610.796.5187 or
888.258.3764 x6
Fax: 610.796.8367

Office Hours
Mon - Thurs 8:30 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Fri 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sat 8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Philadelphia Office of Graduate & Adult Education Admissions

215.635.4734 or
888.258.3764 x7
Fax: 215.635.4590

Office Hours
Mon - Thurs 8:30 am – 8:00 p.m.
Fri - By appointment
Sat - By appointment

Schuylkill Office of Graduate & Adult Education Admissions

570.385.2382 or
888.258.3764 x9
Fax: 570.385-2386

Office Hours
Mon - Thurs 9 a.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Fri - Sat, By Appointment

Visit Alvernia!

Reading Campus

Open Houses are held at our main campus nestled in the heart of Reading, a vibrant and dynamic city. Learn More

Schuylkill Center

For students who work or live in northeast Pennsylvania, our Schuylkill Center's Open Houses are convenient for you. Learn More

Philadelphia Center

If you live close to the Philadelphia region, then our Philadelphia Center's Open Houses are the location for you. Learn More

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