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Adult Learner

Adult Learner Online Student at Boise State University

As an adult learner, you may be an experienced student, returning to learning after time away, or taking classes for the first time. Boise State University offers a variety of programs tailored for adults interested in pursuing their education. Learn more about the different programs we offer from weekend classes to degree completion by exploring the following options.

Continuing Education

Continuing Education programs include professional development for educators and other careers, non-credit courses for intellectually curious adults, and options that fit around your lifestyle.

Senior Citizen Rate

Idaho residents who are at least 65 years old may audit classes for no charge. Senior citizens who enroll in classes for credit will be charged full price.

Senior citizens who want to audit classes need to first apply as a nondegree student and be admitted to the university. After admission, students auditing a class can register for classes at the open enrollment date as space permits.

The senior citizen rate does not apply to the self-supporting programs and noncredit programs (like the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute). The Senior Citizen Rate is based on course availability.

Students are automatically enrolled into the discount program upon turning 65, using the birth date in our system. The age of 65 must be reached prior to the start of the term in which you are enrolling.

For more information please see the Boise State Policy website and our Senior Citizen FAQ page.

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In-Person and Online Degree Programs

With over 200 areas of study to choose from, Boise State University is designated a doctoral research institution with high research activity by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. We offer in-person and online options for Bachelor’s, Master’s, and Doctoral degrees, as well as both undergraduate and graduate certificate programs. Adults seeking to earn a degree must first be admitted to Boise State University.

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