Golden Opportunity for people 60 years of age or older (GO-60)
The GO-60 program at Penn State Harrisburg provides individuals aged 60 and over an opportunity to enroll in undergraduate courses of interest for audit. This opportunity provides personal enrichment and the experience of taking college courses with other students without paying tuition. In addition, the GO-60 student completes regular registration and class participation procedures but does not receive a grade for the course.
To qualify for participation in GO-60, an applicant must be:
- A Pennsylvania resident, a former Penn State student, or a former Penn State employee.
- At least 60 years of age at the time of enrollment.
- Retired or working no more than 20 hours a week.
How do I get started?
Complete and submit an Undergraduate Non-degree Enrollment Form to the Registrar’s Office at Penn State Harrisburg in person, by mail or by e-mail. Our contact information is found at our home-page. The deadline for submission of the Non-Degree Enrollment Form is no later than two (2) weeks before classes begin.
Are there any limitations to the courses I can complete?
- A maximum of 6 credits per semester for audit may be completed on a space-available basis.
- Enrollment in courses may begin as early as the week before the semester starts.
- GO-60 students are expected to participate in class and complete assignments and tests in the course unless an alternative arrangement is made with an instructor beforehand.
- Completion of course prerequisites or co-requisites are required, as well as following regulations and procedures applicable to all students.
- Credits completed in the GO-60 Program are not eligible to meet degree requirements, as the opportunity is provided for personal enrichment purposes only.
- Courses qualified for enrollment are those numbered 001 through 399 (e.g. SOC 120N). Any 400-level or higher course may be taken at the current tuition rate.
How do I enroll in a course?
- After the Undergraduate Non-degree Enrollment form is processed by the registrar’s office, students receive an e-mail including their PSU Access ID and guidance for creating a password, and another with directions for logging into the LionPATH Student Center, a portal and resource center for academic related student activities.
- Once you are logged into LionPATH, complete the “Consent to do Business Online” form. Compliance is required so you are able to proceed in LionPATH and course registration.
- Complete the Pre-Registration Activity Guide as shown in your To Do list in LionPATH.
- Search for available courses numbered 001 through 399.
- After you select your class(es), contact the Registrar’s Office to request registration in the course(s).
- You may contact the office as early as one week before the semester starts.
- Registration by the registrar’s office ensures you receive a tuition waiver.
- Be sure all outstanding balances on your account are paid, including parking tickets, library fines, or any other fees.
If you need help with logging into LionPATH or with any of the steps above, please contact the Registrar’s Office at [email protected] or 717-948-6020. We are happy to assist you in our office. Please be prepared to bring technology with an internet connection and your cell phone.