Adult Education Application

Thank you for choosing Alvernia University. Whether you’re just starting your bachelor’s degree or returning to college to finish your degree, we will help you discover your passion and develop a path toward lifelong professional success and personal fulfillment. Information on using this application is conveniently listed below. 

Alvernia’s undergraduate Adult Education programs are offered in an online and/or hybrid format and cannot accommodate a F-1 student visa at this time. International students looking to enroll in our online programs from their home country will need to have a tertiary (postsecondary) degree that is deemed comparable to a four-year U.S. bachelor's degree. This degree must be from an officially recognized degree-granting institution in the country in which it operates. Students must also submit proof of English proficiency. Information about admissions requirements for graduate programs can be found on the Admissions Adult Education Page-International Applicants page.

Ready to Apply

For Adult Education programs, you can apply conveniently and securely via the Alvernia Applicant Portal.

Who Can Apply?

Students can apply at any time. Adult education students are typically working professionals who are either starting their bachelor’s degree or returning to school to finish their degree. Adult education students usually take classes in the evening or online. Classes are offered at Main Campus in Reading, Pa., at the Philadelphia Campus, or at the Schuylkill Campus.


Apply Anytime, We’re Here to Help 

Through a rolling admission process, prospective students may apply to Alvernia at any time. Multiple start dates throughout the year allow accepted students to begin a program of study at an accommodating time. We continually review applications and accept students for each of the six term starts (August, October, February, March, May, and July).

Keeping on track is important throughout the process. We encourage you to work with an admission team member to submit all materials and meet all deadlines. Our dedicated team will work directly with you to identify the best options that work for you and your unique situation.

Once your application is complete, you will not have to wait long for a decision. We continually review applications and notify students as soon as a decision has been made.


Have Questions?

Please contact our supportive admissions staff with questions. Our Adult Education Admissions Office phone number is 610-796-5187. You can also email our general Adult Education Admissions inbox.


Getting Started

Applying is easy and can be completed via the Alvernia Applicant Portal. Please be sure to complete all required fields. Additionally, please consider that there may be lead times associated with transcripts requests. The sooner you start requesting supporting documents, the faster you’ll be able to start taking classes.


Documents You’ll Need

Applying and submitting documents electronically is easiest for most students. When applying, please submit the following:


All Students

  • Completed online application via the Alvernia Applicant Portal
  • Evidence of high school completion/graduation. Evidence can include high school transcripts, diploma, GED scores or equivalent. This requirement may be waived if an official college transcript is provided validating the completion of 15 credits or more from an accredited school.


Transfer Students

Transfer students are also required to submit:

  • Official transcripts from all previous higher education institutions.
  • A photocopy of current Pennsylvania registered nurse license (submit after NCLEX is completed, for RN to BSN applicants only)
  • A 2.0 GPA or higher is required


Veteran Students

Veteran students are required to submit a legible copy of form DD214 (also known as separation of discharge papers) from military service.