Nearly half of our students are adult learners at Moraine Valley Community College. Our faculty members understand the many responsibilities and obligations adults have and do their best to make everyone comfortable. Starting college is a huge step—and we are here to help every step of the way.

As an adult learner, you can join others who are:

  • starting college for the first time
  • returning to complete a degree or professional certificate
  • training to re-enter the workforce
  • 追求职业发展
  • preparing for the high school equivalency test
  • exploring interests for personal growth


  • 学术计划

    Meet with an advisor to get help choosing the right classes, make sure you’re on track for completing your degree or certificate program or ensure your classes transfer to the college of your choice.

  • 免费的辅导

    From peer-to-peer collaboration within specific programs to one-on-one sessions with professional tutors in the college’s certified tutoring center, students can find the help they need.

  • 金融援助

    Get the help you need to pay for college through grants, 奖学金, 学生贷款, the Federal Work-Study program or Veterans' Educational benefits. Our financial aid officers are here to walk you through the best options to make your college experience affordable and easy. 

  • 就业资源中心

    We provide tools to help you prepare a professional resume, 找工作, and explore internship and career opportunities to help you take it to the next level.


Classes are offered at three locations, making it easy to build a schedule that works for you.



Tinley Park


Online and hybrid classes are also a great option for adult learners to maintain a flexible schedule.

Credit for Prior Learning - Getting Credit for What You Know

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College-Level Examination Program (CLEP)



You are recognized and rewarded for what you know, no matter how or where you learned it. CLEP can help you get the college credits you need in order to reach your educational goals more quickly.  Moraine Valley is an open test site and offers all 33 CLEP exams to both students and the community at large.





Proficiency credits are awarded to Moraine Valley students who have taken vocational or noncredit training and can document that training through certificates or test results. It is intended to help students achieve their degree goals without repeating material they have already learned.





实现先验学习(APL) is a way to earn credit at Moraine Valley for what you already know from prior learning or work experience. It is designed to help students at Moraine Valley obtain college credit without repeating material. Faculty members assess your knowledge through written examinations, interviews and performance tests. 



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