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60+ College Advantage Program

The College Advantage Program enables Pennsylvania residents, ages 60 and older, to take college courses tuition-free. Students may take classes and earn credits toward a Bachelor Degree, Master Degree, or for personal enrichment.

You may elect to take a class and receive a grade, or simply audit a course. If you decide to audit a course, you will not receive a grade or credit. The course will be listed on your transcript without affecting your quality point average. Once you register to audit a course, it cannot be converted to a credit course.

Are there any costs?

Students are responsible to pay all university fees associated with tuition as well as purchase the books and supplies required for your courses.

How many classes can be taken each semester?

60+ CAP participants may register for between one and 18 credits each semester. You may register for up to 21 credits with special approval.

How do I apply?

  • Application for undergraduate or graduate admission (either hard copy or electronically at www.calu.edu)
  • A nonrefundable $25 application fee payable to California University of Pennsylvania
  • An official high school transcript and, if applicable, GED certificate and scores (this requirement is waived for students who hold associate or higher degrees)
  • Official college transcript(s)
  • Students must declare on the application and request that official transcripts be submitted to the Office of Admissions from all post-secondary institutions attended at the time of acceptance. Students will not be granted transfer credits from other institutions after acceptance.
  • 60+ CAP Verification Form along with proof of age such as copy of drivers license or birth certificate.

California University of Pennsylvania
Office of Continuing Education - Box 94
250 University Ave.
California, PA 15419

724-938-4491 / crofcheck@calu.edu.

Apply now!

Forms

60+ CAP Form

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