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Adult & Returning Student Admission

Marist is the perfect place for busy adults who want to start or finish their bachelor's degree.

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Thinking About Returning to School or Attending College Part-Time?

Think Marist! Marist has a longstanding commitment to providing educational opportunities that accommodate the unique needs of working adults including full-time and part-time options, 100% online, and hybrid courses. Once you look at what we have to offer, you will see that the time is right to fulfill your goal of a college education.

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Marist College offers over 40 undergraduate degrees, bachelor completion programs, and certificates, making it the perfect place for busy adults who want to start or complete their bachelor's degree. You are considered an adult student if you are a full-time undergraduate student who is 22 years of age or older, or a part-time undergraduate (of any age).

Based on post-graduation surveys of the Classes of 2021, 96% of Marist graduates are either employed full-time or pursuing additional education. Visit our Student Outcomes page to learn more about where students are employed or attending graduate school.

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Whether you’re starting your academic journey, or deciding to complete your degree, Marist is here to support you at every step. Marist credits students for what they already know with the Life Work Credit Program. Students can receive academic credit for their background knowledge, work experience, training, and organizational involvement. Further, Marist also accepts up to 90% of transfer credits, too! The Transfer Credit Roadmap will estimate how many of your credits from other institutions will transfer to your desired degree program at Marist, track your transfer steps and deadlines, and find resources to ease your college transition.


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The best way to find out about our programs is to attend an event. We offer Information Sessions and Discover Marist Days throughout the year. You can also contact Adult Undergraduate Admission at 845.575.3226 or email to schedule an appointment or visit us at community colleges throughout the region as part of regularly scheduled events.

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As an Adult Undergraduate Student, there are financial aid and scholarship opportunities available for you. Our Student Financial Services office can help you explore your options and help answer any questions you may have about financing your Marist education.

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Congratulations on your acceptance to Marist! We understand that your college decision will be one of the most important decisions you make. Remember, we're here to help. Our team is ready to answer your questions, guide you through the process, and help you learn about life as a Red Fox. Check out our Enrolled Adult Student Checklist for new ways to interact with members of the Marist community, explore campus through our virtual tour, help with next steps, and much more.

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