Adults Belong in College

The purpose of the Adults Belong in College (ABC) unit is to help adult learners get admitted to and be successful at Murray State. An adult learner is any student, regardless of age, whose primary life roles and responsibilities exist independently from the institution and to take precedence over the role of student in times of crises or stress (Commission on Adult Learners of the National Academic Advising Association).

When adults return to the classroom after an absence of several years, they may feel insecure, anxious, intimidated and uncomfortable. Often their basic skills are rusty. The goal of the ABC unit is to help adult students overcome these feelings and other roadblocks which may make achieving educational goals difficult.

The following services are provided by the ABC unit:

  • Pre-admission advising
  • Adults-only orientations
  • Referral to other important campus services
  • Adult student organizations
  • Scholarships for part-time and full-time adult students