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Adult Learner Programs & Services


Each year, Alpha Sigma Lambda National Honor Society (ASL) awards scholarships to adult learners in financial need. For the next academic year (2023-24), ASL
will award six (6) $3000 scholarships and fifteen (15) $2500 scholarships! You do not need to be a member of ASL to qualify!

To view the eligibility criteria, please click visit All scholarship submissions must be sent to ASL via the Chapter Councilor. ASL will not accept submissions directly from students.

Please submit your application materials to Sara Conwell by Friday, April 14, 2023.


NKU’s Adult Learner Programs and Services (ALPS) is dedicated to assisting adult students in the NKU community through advising, campus resources, and educational pursuits. ALPS brings together the campus community to offer programs that are accessible, flexible, and geared towards the academic success of our adult students.
Military Friendly School - '22-23 GOLD 
Northern Kentucky University has been designated as a 2022-2023 Military Friendly School, receiving the Gold award rank!
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We are available via email, phone, and chat during regular business hours, 8:15 AM - 4:30 PM, Monday - Friday.  
Phone: 859-572-5898 | Email:
What makes NKU different for adults?

Personalized Degree Plans

You’ll have your own personal advisor to help you target your graduation date.

Credit-for-Prior Learning

You can get credit for your previous work and military training.

Accelerated Courses

Online options that will help you get your degree and into your career field faster.

Scholarship Opportunities

Attend NKU for less.

Career Guidance

Your own dedicated Career Advisor to get you to your best job.

Wondering what your experience will be like?

Take a look at what just a few of our students had to say.
Felicia Dooley

Felicia Dooley

"NKU provided me with extensive support services to help navigate going back to school."

Dylan Menchen

Dylan Menchen

"Being an adult student can be difficult, but NKU's ALPS office has made it a lot easier."

Angela Russell

Angela Russell

"NKU offers a unique mix of flexibility, consistency and affordability that today's returning student needs to find the perfect work-life balance."

Anson Turley

Anson Turley

"The ALPS staff is helping me accomplish my goal of getting my degree as quickly as possible."

Erin Pittman

Erin Pittman

"I wanted a program that offered bachelor-level programs and would allow me to utilize my previous college coursework toward my degree."

Did you know?

The average Kentucky resident with a college degree makes $15K more per year than without one.

Contact us today!

Contact Adult Learner Programs and Services at (859) 572-5898 or