The minimum age for admission to the College of Professional Studies is normally 23 years. However, students under the age of 23 pursuing an undergraduate degree who do not meet the definition of a "traditional" college student may also be be eligible for admission through the College of Professional Studies. Student characteristics may include, but are not limited to:
- having dependents,
- being employed full time,
- being financially independent,
- attending part time.
Students may take daytime, evening, or online classes on a full- or part-time basis. Students will need to complete an application for admission. Students who have been accepted as degree- or certificate-seeking students are eligible to apply for financial aid. Special students taking courses not leading to a degree or certificate are not eligible for most financial aid. Persons who have been dismissed from any educational institution in the previous year are not eligible to enroll in the College of Professional Studies.