Penn State Mont Alto’s Go-60 Program

Penn State Mont Alto’s Go-60 Program 

A 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 for individuals who are at least 60 years old, retired or working less than half-time, and a resident of Pennsylvania or a former Penn State student or University employee. 
Course participation is based on space availability at the start of the semester. Go-60 individuals must meet course prerequisites and purchase 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 course grade. Go-60 students wishing to audit a course must notify the Registrar when they register. 

The program does not apply to courses, non-credit workshops, conferences, and other activities offered by Penn State Continuing Education. 

The full academic calendar is online, and so the schedule of courses and course descriptions is available for viewing online. Please use Chrome or Mozilla Firefox, not Internet Explorer as your browser. 

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 the first floor of 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 

  • Contact the Registrar to enroll in selected courses (pending availability) 

  • 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: in-person, web, and hybrid (in-person and remote asynchronous web coursework). When looking at schedule options search for instruction mode of P, WB, H2, H5, or H7. 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 to confirm the availability of space in that class.  

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? 

If you are unable to attend the class, please contact the Registrar’s office before the add/drop deadline. If you do not drop before the add/drop deadline, you will need to late drop the course or withdraw for the semester (if you need to drop all courses). Late drops are subject to a fee.  

May I seek a degree as a Go-60 student? 

No. Students who participate in Go-60 may not enroll as degree-seeking students. 

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 11/8/2021)