Adult Learners

At CUNY, our aim is to help you find a curriculum appropriate to your needs, so that your college experience will be as rewarding as possible. All CUNY colleges welcome adult learners, whether you are a first-time college applicant or returning to college to complete your degree, were educated in a country other than the United States or are looking to change or advance your existing career. Below we have highlighted a few of our programs specifically tailored for adults.

Be sure to visit our Explore CUNY section to see all that CUNY has to offer. Once you have decided to apply to CUNY, go to our Prepare to Apply section to view deadlines and find out what is needed to submit an Admission Application. After you have submitted your application, read through the After You Apply section for instructions on how to send supporting documents, check your application status and view the different types of admission decisions you should expect to receive.

Associate & Bachelor's Degree Programs

University-Wide Programs

Individual College Programs


Weekend College Programs for Adults


Continuing Education Programs & Professional Studies

CUNY continuing education programs, courses and certificates offer an unrivaled array of opportunities for career advancement and professional development, skill development, and personal growth, all for affordable prices, on flexible schedules, and at locations throughout New York City. More information >>