Golden opportunity for people 60 years of age or older
Penn State’s Go-60 Program at Penn State Mont Alto waives tuition for up to six credits of credit courses for individuals who are at least 60 years old. Participants must be 60 years old, retired or working less than half-time, be a resident of Pennsylvania or a former Penn State student or past employee of Penn State. Courses may be taken by Go-60 participants if there is space available in the requested courses when the semester begins. Go-60 individuals must meet any course prerequisites and must purchase any required textbooks and course materials.
"Go-60" students may audit a credit course, which means the student follows the regular registration and payment procedure but does not receive a grade for the course. "Go-60" students who wish to audit a course must notify the Registrar's Office when they register.
The program does not apply to courses, non-credit workshops, conferences, and other activities offered by Penn State Continuing Education.
For more information about the Go-60 Program please contact Deana Clevenger.
Go-60 Frequently Asked Questions
How do I qualify?
A Go-60 student must be at least 60 years of age at the time of registration, a resident of Pennsylvania, or a former Penn State student or employee, and be retired or working less than 20 hours per week.
How do I get started?
- Complete and return a non-degree seeking application and return it to the Registrar’s Office on first floor, Conklin Hall.
- Review and complete all information sent from the University. Including:
- Access Account Set-up
- Pre-registration activity guide
- Review the list of published courses at public.lionpath.psu.edu.
- Contact the Registrar’s Office to enroll in selected courses (pending availability)
- Pay all fees for your class in the Bursar's Office (101 Conklin Hall).
- Purchase your textbooks
How do I know what classes are available?
Seats are based on availability and only in courses taught in the following formats: Web (Covid Web or Web) and Remote Zoom (Covid Remote). When looking at schedule options search for instruction mode of CR, CW, or WB. Registration begins on the first day of classes. The full academic calendar can be found online.
How do I register?
Once you have chosen a class, go to Conklin 101 and speak with the Registrar’s Office to confirm the availability of space in that class. From the Registrar you will be directed to the Bursar to process fees payment.
Do I need to purchase a textbook for my classes?
Yes. Whether taking the course for audit (no grade) or for credit, you are required to purchase the book and any course materials. The book can be purchased at the Penn State Mont Alto Bookstore.
What if I am unable to attend the class?
Although tuition is free, you are responsible to pay non-refundable fees and charges for registration. Dropping a class on your own could result in additional fees.
May I seek a degree as a Go-60 student?
No. Students who participate in Go-60 may not enroll as a degree seeking student.
May I take more than 6 credits per semester?
Yes. A Go-60 student may take additional credits at the current tuition rate.
For more information about the Go-60 Program please contact Deana Clevenger in the Records Office.
(Records Office 10/1/2018)