Adult Students

Information for Adult Students

Whether you have been to college previously or have never attended, Heidelberg University welcomes adult students with a wide range of backgrounds. Your life experiences have a positive impact in the classroom and add diversity to the overall campus community.

While typically adult students are those 23 and older, younger students who have had a break in their education due to life circumstances or who are married and/or have dependents can also apply as an adult.

To apply, you must submit the following documents:

  • Application for Adult Undergraduate Admission - Apply Online to the University, or contact us if you would prefer to be mailed an application
  • Final high school transcripts and/or official copy of you GED
  • Official transcripts from all colleges attended—To be official, transcripts must be sent directly from the institution to Heidelberg University. Adult transfer students should request that all college transcripts be sent at the time of application. An updated official transcript will then need to be requested to include final grades for coursework in which you are currently enrolled or will be enrolled prior to starting at Heidelberg.
  • Completed Personnel Dean's Data Form if you have been enrolled at another college within the past 5 years.

All transcripts should be sent directly to:
Heidelberg University
Office of Admissions
310 East Market St.
Tiffin, OH 44883

Maylee Dauchenbaugh

At age 35, Maylee is due to graduate from Heidelberg University in May of 2014 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration. She started her college career at Marion Technical College (MTC) where she studied for a year and a half before getting called back to her job. She learned that the company she had worked for had been accepted into the TRADE program (a government program that pays for employees to go back to school for a degree if their job has been sent overseas). After talking with a TRADE representative, Maylee learned she could transfer and get a four year degree.

adult sistersSue Stine from Heidelberg worked closely with Maylee to complete all the appropriate paperwork and secure additional funding through financial aid. Heidelberg was able to transfer all Maylee’s credits from MTC so she will finish in the allotted time.

“I have enjoyed my time here at Heidelberg and my professors. I enjoy the small class sizes and the fact that the professors make you feel like they are there to help you succeed. I have had a lot of obstacles to overcome to finish my dream of getting my degree. I have not only overcome the challenges of being a returning student, after being out of school for close to 14 years, but being a full time mother to two daughters, and the loss of their father and my husband. Through it all I have learned not only do I have a strong support group, but how strong of an individual I am. When I started this journey I set a goal for myself and a promise to my late husband that I would finish my degree, and I am proud to say that I will be able to complete both!”

Dayanne Lucius

Dayanne began her Heidelberg education in January of 2013. She was a stay at home mom to six children Amburr, 26, Elaina, 24, Kelley, 23, Jeramiah, 21, Kaytlin, 16, and Nickayla, 15. With her children grown, she knew it was now time for her to attend college. She had been speaking at schools for five years in her community about what families of drug addicts go through. Because drugs had impacted her family, she decided to help more kids by becoming a drug and alcohol counselor. Her sister Maylee who is a senior here at Heidelberg, talked with her about her experience and helped pave the way for Dayanne to join her.

“Even though I thought I was too old to go back to school I have realized that it is never too late to do something in your life that you want to do, you just have to take the first step. The professors here are always willing to help you anyway they can and my adviser Dr. Gregg is the best. I haven't found a class that I didn't like. Now I am in my second semester as a Psychology Major and History minor and even though it hasn't been easy, I wouldn't change it for the world! I encourage other older adults who have ever thought about going to college, to just do it.”