Adult Degree Program

There’s No Reason to Wait
We serve adult learners with our flexible programs with day, evening and online course options to start or complete your college degree. If you are beyond four years of high school graduation or GED completion, the Adult Degree Program is ready and waiting to help you succeed.

Claim Your Future

There’s No Reason to Wait

Coming Back is Easier Than You Think

Your Education is Our Priority

An Experience for You

Life may not always move in a straight line. We know that stepping into the classroom is a big decision. Whether you want to finish or start a college degree program, with more than 30 years of experience creating an adult-friendly educational environment that helps non-traditional students excel in the classroom. We are a military-friendly school honoring the Yellow Ribbon program for military veterans.


Whether you are interested in earning your bachelor or associate degree or are interested in a certificate program, we have a program that fits your schedule and a major for your career ambitions.

Student Resources

We know you are already juggling a lot in your life—work, family and now school. That is why we have resources to help you be successful. From our career development program and academic support services to personal librarian program and a commuter lounge in the newly renovated library, we have resources that support adults in the classroom and on campus.

Wilson at a Glance

Learn the numbers that make our Adult Degree Program great.
years we’ve been serving adult learners
We have been enrolling students like you for more than 30 years, since 1982. With flexible options that include day, evening and online classes with admissions professionals who truly understand your challenges, we will make sure you get to the next level.
Adult-Friendly Environment
When you return to classroom, you won’t feel out of place. Adult students represent more than a third of Wilson’s total undergraduate student population.
majors you can complete exclusively through night classes
Choose from several programs that won’t cut into your work day at all: accounting, business management, early childhood education, English and communications.


Prepare for a rewarding career in education with our collaborative learning models, partnerships with local communities, and innovative educational practices. Undergraduate, graduate and certification programs also offer a focus on special education.
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Gain the critical interpersonal, analytical and economic skills you’ll need to flourish in both the public and private sectors with our undergraduate and graduate business degree programs.
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Receive your BSN or MSN, or combine either with your existing RN. With a focus on active learning, the latest innovations in nursing education and partnerships with healthcare providers, our programs give you the experience you need to become the most effective and caring nurse possible.
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Back to the Books

A quiet voice in the back of her mind kept nagging at Marybeth Richards: Wasn’t it time for her to go back to school and get that college degree?

After one long discussion about finances with her husband—which ended with them asking each other, “Where do we go from here?”—she sat in her living room holding her baby daughter and watching her two older children play. “And that quiet voice suddenly got really loud.”

The program is incredibly flexible so that it can take into account family life, kids, jobs.

News & Events

Catch up with Wilson’s latest news, upcoming events, and faculty and student accomplishments.

Mark your calendar... come celebrate!
Homecoming/Family Weekend 2021

October 22-24, 2021

  • Attend classes, campus activity sessions and tours
  • Cheer on our student-athletes or participate in an alum athletic event.
  • Annual BBQ and Brew picnic
  • First annual cornhole tournament
  • Visit Downtown Chambersburg for the annual Food Truck Festival.

Registration coming soon. 

8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Dr. Amy-Jill Levine
Brooks Science Center Auditorium

UPDATE Wilson's Orr Forum on Religion, which had been scheduled for March 26, has been posptoned until October 28,  2021 as part of the College’s response to coronavirus concerns.

Lecture: 10:30 to 11:45 a.m.
Jesus’ Parables as Jewish Stories
Jesus told parables to fellow Jews: recovering that original setting corrects their frequent anti-Jewish interpretations, provides a grounding for better Jewish/Christian relations, and offers new insight into both ancient and present-day ethics.

Workshop: 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.
Understanding Jesus means Understanding Judaism
(A Workshop designed for Clergy, Religious Educators, and interested persons)
This workshop details the popular misconceptions about Jesus’ Jewish context found in sermons and church-based educational curricula, explains their origins, and offers new and helpful ways to read the New Testament.

10:30 AM - 3:30 PM

Saturday, October 23, 2021

5K and 1 mile Fun Run/Walk

Registration: 7:30 a.m.

Race Starts: 9 a.m. Awards: 10 a.m.

Proceeds support Wilson College service-learning experience trips to the Dominican Republic to provide healthcare assistance in local hospitals and refugee camps.

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6:00 AM
More events
Foundry art
Chambersburg, Pa. — A free exhibition of artwork will open Wednesday, Sept. 8, at the Bogigian Gallery, Wilson College, featuring the work of members of The Foundry. The gallery is in Lortz Hall. A reception to mark the opening will be held at the ...
Wilson College is the first college in Pennsylvania to offer post-baccalaureate teaching certification in American Sign Language (ASL). This teaching certification, awarded through the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE), is accepted in most s...
The College is pleased to announce the appointment of Erica N. Johnson, Ph.D., as our first director of Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (JEDI). Johnson will oversee initiatives to ensure Wilson is welcoming to and supportive of all its cons...