UA Adult Focus

Here to serve you

Considering enrolling?

Welcome! If you have been out of school for a while, we are committed to making it easy to enroll. Start here.

We are an academic support service for adult learners. An adult learner is any student who satisfies one of the following conditions:

  • 25 years old or older
  • Assumes multiple life roles such as a parent, spouse/partner, employee, caregiver and student
  • Returns to school after four or more years of employment, homemaking, or other activity
  • Veteran of the armed services

Any student, regardless of age, whose primary life roles and responsibilities exist independent of the University and take precedence over the role of student in times of crisis or stress is considered to be an adult student.

We offer...

  • Preadmission advising for new adult and veteran students
  • Primary resource and contact for returning students
  • Adult-oriented services and programs
  • Focus on Success one-credit study skills class
  • Scholarship opportunities
  • Prompt and accurate information, in-person and via electronic media
  • A friendly staff and convenient office hours
  • A computer lab and quiet study lounge

News for adult students

Enrichment classes to help with math, writing and reading

We're planning a series of small-group enrichment programs to help you strengthen your math and/or your writing and reading skills. Learn more.

Scholarship and financial aid workshops

A series of free scholarship and financial aid workshops titled "How to find Money for College" will be held on campus:

Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014, 1 to 2 p.m.,
Student Union 308

Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.
Student Union 312

Saturday, Feb. 7, 2015, 1 to 2 p.m.
Student Union 335

Presented by:

  • College Now of Greater Cleveland
  • UA's Office of Student Financial Aid

Sponsored by:

  • Student Success Center
  • UA Adult Focus
  • The Office of Multicultural Development

Many scholarship opportunities for adult students

Adult students — generally considered those age 25 and older — have several scholarship opportunities available through UA’s Adult Focus office. Learn more.


Contact us

Laura H. Conley, Director
Email:  lhc1@uakron.edu 
Phone:  330-972-5793
Fax:  330-972-2133
Location:  Schrank Hall North 260

Office hours
8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays (fall through spring)
8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays (summer)
Extended hours by appointment only

Lab hours
8 a.m. to 7 p.m. weekdays, except Friday, when the lab closes at 5.

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Computer for $1 program


Resource Guide for Adult Students

Parking Services and Tutorial Services Informational Videos

Free tickets for students

New program offers free tickets to E. J. Thomas Hall events for UA students.


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