UA Adult Focus

Here to serve you

Considering returning to complete your degree?

Welcome! If you have been out of school for a while, we are committed to making it easy to return. We can help with Academic and Financial decision making.  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. Checklist.
  • 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.


Helping adults ace college

Adult Focus has one goal: To make it easy for adults to enroll and succeed at UA.

For Marisa Peterson, a mom of two and a future engineer, Adult Focus helped her re-enroll and get off to a good start.


Connect with us!

Are you tired of searching through all those emails the university sends you? We in Adult Focus only send out important program, scholarship, and event notifications. Would you rather see these notifications come to you as a text?

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College Scholarship Strategy Session

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Cleveland.com: With Adult Focus' help, student re-enrolls after 23 years away and graduates as his six kids look on

For those who aren’t going back and believe that they can’t go back, all you have to do is apply yourself, but apply yourself knowing life is going to happen outside of the classroom, said the student, Darcius Linton. There’s nothing you can do to control that. Control what you can control, budget where you can and let life take it’s own course.

Center for Experiential Learning or EX[L]

There are PAID internship opportunities for all students. Check out the EX[L] website and its internship page.

Resources for a Successful Semester

Visit the counseling center's page and look for the Survival Kit for a variety of helpful Educational skills Seminars. 

Visit the Career Center

UA's Career Services offers many semester events at no cost. Check them out here


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

Free enrichment program

Get 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 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.