Why do adult students choose Mount Aloysius College?

  • Flexibility
  • Accessibility
  • Quality
  • Cost.

Adult learners can take advantage of our many quality programs specifically designed to work with and build upon the experience they already have. Mount Aloysius College offers both need- and merit-based financial aid.

Whether you’re starting your first degree, or you’re looking to finish a degree, we can help you every step of the way. Our team of dedicated enrollment professionals are here to assist you every step of the way, even if you decide not to enroll.

Programs You May be Interested in:

Mount Aloysius’ business program is ranked in the top 35% in the United States. Students who choose the in-person business administration degree get the benefits of working closely with skilled professors face-to-face in an environment designed to foster growth and learning. The online accelerated bachelor degree completion program allows qualifying students with an associate degree or 60 hours of college credits to graduate with a bachelor’s degree in 2 to 2 ½ years.

Mount Aloysius offers a top nursing program in PA and has been recognized by Nursing Journal. Our nursing degrees are flexible enough for any student and offer a new career endeavor that is currently in high demand. We offer a variety of options for aspiring nurses, including:

  • 2+2 (Associate/Bachelor)
  • Traditional BSN
  • Second-Degree BSN
  • RN to BSN
  • 1.5-year Prelicensure Program

Blended programs are a convenient way to get an education on your own time, and IT degrees are becoming more demanded by employers.  Students gain real-world experiences during their study and graduates from MAC’s IT program are ready for the workforce.  By learning about corporate digital infrastructure, healthcare, and growing security concerns, students will have a well-rounded education on today’s technological needs.

Learning about Cybersecurity & Digital Forensics in Mount Aloysius College’s dedicated Cybersecurity Lab will give you a new skill set in an upcoming technological workplace. You can become a professional in just 18 months by learning from experienced and highly-trained professors.  With online, hybrid, and flexible classes, this program will fit any schedule.

Mount Aloysius offers options for students looking to go into medical imaging careers. Learn radiography or ultrasonography in labs designed to look and operate like real hospitals and medical facilities.

Mount Aloysius College offers two Graduate Programs for students of any age: MBA and Community Counseling.  These degrees build on existing education and give graduates an advantage in the workplace over other candidates.  Classes are offered at night and allow for a flexible schedule.  Follow the links below for more information on our two graduate programs.

Mount Aloysius College offers a variety of certificate programs perfect for professionals looking to increase their knowledge and skill in a certain area.

Certificate programs currently offered include:

  • Biology, Forensic Investigation Certificate
  • Business Administration, Business Certificate
  • Business Administration, Finance Certificate
  • Certified Addiction Diplomate Certificate
  • Criminology, Correctional Administration Certificate
  • Criminology, Criminal Justice Addictions Professional Certificate
  • Criminology, Forensic Investigation Certificate
  • Information Technology, Digital Forensics Investigation Certificate
  • Legal Studies, Paralegal Certificate

MAC offers a variety of majors and programs in the humanities and health sciences. Take a look to find the perfect fit for your education!

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Why Mount Aloysius College?

SAT Optional

Mount Aloysius College makes education easily accessible for all by being a Test Optional College. Students are not required to submit SAT/ACT scores for a majority of MAC academic programs. This option puts you one step closer to a quality college education!

Credit for Prior Learning

Mount Aloysius College is proud to provide credit for prior learning and work experience. If you have completed industry trainings, certificate programs, or have experience in the workforce, that knowledge and skill can translate to college credits, which can give you a head-start or help you finish your degree. This may include experience with business, accounting, technology, entrepreneurship, and more.

Transfer Credits

Your past education credits won’t go to waste at Mount Aloysius.  You can bring up to 40 credits into an Associate Degree program or 90 credits into a Baccalaureate Degree program.  All you need is an unofficial copy of your transcript and you can get a head start on your degree!

Finish Your Degree

It’s never too late to finish your degree and Mount Aloysius supports those who want to pick up their education where they left off. We accept past education credits so you can get back on track and complete your program.


Mount Aloysius College welcomes all veterans and is proud to help them on their educational journey.  The Military Affairs Office is dedicated to serving veterans and their needs on campus.  MAC also offers these students several resources on campus, such as the Veteran Student Lounge located in the Cosgrave Student Center.

Mount Aloysius College offers a daycare program for all children of students, faculty and staff of the college. The MAC Learning Center, operated by the Cambria County Child Development Corp. (CCCDC), provides daytime childcare services for children ages 2 to 5.

The MAC bookstore has all the resources that a student could need!  From textbooks and school supplies to MAC merchandise, the bookstore has you covered.  With frequent sales and contests, this is an affordable place to purchase all of your college necessities.

All MAC students have access to the many resources offered on campus, including tutoring offered by the Learning Commons in the Library.  Find assistance for your coursework from either professional or peer tutors that works with your schedule.

The Office of Student Success & Persistence provides support to all students in an effort to help them achieve, both in academics and in their careers. MAC offers advisors who provide personal attention to students’ personal, educational, and career achievements.

Frequently Asked Questions

Whether you want to change careers or further your education, Mount Aloysius College can help you take the next step in your academic journey.  We encourage life-long learning and we are committed to helping all students fulfill this goal.

Applications can be submitted either online or in-person.  However, if you visit campus, we’ll waive the $30 application fee!

Regardless of acceptance status, we encourage all students to visit and take a tour of our campus if they have not already done so. In order to get ready for scheduling, pay the deposit listed in your acceptance letter and file your FAFSA.

We understand that attending college can be difficult with a full schedule and we offer many online options for our classes so adult students can work in and out of the classroom.

In order to accommodate the schedules of all adult learners, Mount Aloysius offers courses at a variety of times, including day and night times, as well as many online classes.

Courses completed at regionally accredited institutions and are applicable to your major will transfer. We also transfer in credits from selected nationally accredited institutions and the military. Mount Aloysius College has specific articulation agreements with a number of colleges and universities.

Yes, all of the resources on campus are available to all students.  We offer a variety of resources that will help you succeed at Mount Aloysius including professional tutoring services, career development, and academic advising.

Every Mount Aloysius student is a Mountie, regardless of if they are a “traditional” student or not.  The faculty and staff are here to help you achieve your goals with personalized assistance and resources.  Likewise, you are sure to find many friends among your classmates.

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