Resources & Support for Adult Students


Adult Students comprise about 45% of the total Student population on ETSU's campus. Our Adult Students include First-Time Attendance, Re-Admits, Transfer Students and graduate students..

There are different dynamics for First-Time Adult Students.  Perhaps you are one of many who has concerns about attending college as an Adult Student: finances, performing well academically, interacting and relating with the younger Student population, managing time, or concern over the effects that returning to school will have on your family. These issues must be considered as well as any other concerns specific to your own unique situation and circumstance.

Be optimistic!
All evidence indicates that Adult Students tend to achieve high levels of success in college.  This is true both nationally and here at ETSU. You may be surprised to know that the majority of Academic Honors awarded at the end of each semester at ETSU usually go to Adult Students!

The Adult Student population at ETSU is diverse, ranging in age from 23 to 70 ~ and even older. Many Students return to school to improve their status in life.  They are preparing for a first career, changing careers, or are advancing in their present career.  Some return with newfound maturity and determination to succeed after having experienced failures during their younger, less responsible years.  Some come simply for personal growth and fulfillment.  Regardless of their reasons, the majority of returning Students come to school because it is something they really want. 

A.C.T.S. is here for your benefit. The Staff is friendly and knowledgeable and will be happy to answer any of your questions or refer you to someone who can better assist you.  A.C.T.S. offers a wide variety of programs to help Adult, Commuter and Transfer Students.  Whether you are transferring from another college or university, a returning Student, or brand new to ETSU, we can help you begin your journey.  We are located next to the ETSU Bookstore on the 2nd floor of the D.P. Culp University Center.  Call us at (423) 439- 5641 or email at .







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