Adult Programs

Nondiscriminatory policy:  In its active commitment to building a diverse community, Guilford College rejects discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, age, gender, disability, sexual orientation or national or ethnic origin in admission, employment or access to programs or activities. Guilford College also seeks to avoid discrimination in the administration of educational programs, admission policies, financial aid or any other Guilford College program or activity.


Application Instructions for New Students

Adult students are a thriving and vital part of the Guilford College community, comprising nearly half of the total student population. If you’re ready to take the life-changing leap that comes with our programs for continuing education in Greensboro, apply to Guilford College today.

Adult students age 23 or older can complete and submit the online application

You must submit final and official transcripts from any educational institution you’ve attended since high school, including two-year and technical schools.* If you have fewer than 24 transferable college credits from accredited institutions, you must also submit an official high school transcript or official GED scores. Transcripts can be obtained through the registrar of your previously attended college(s) and many schools utilize the National Student Clearinghouse. The transcript should be sent to:

Guilford College Center for Continuing Education
New Garden Hall
5800 W. Friendly Avenue
Greensboro, NC 27410

Students who are college graduates taking courses for personal or professional interest need only furnish an official transcript from the institution that awarded their degree. For all international transcripts, a World Education Services, Inc. evaluation is required.

*Effective March 15, 2015, the Center for Continuing Education will not request transcripts on behalf of applicants.

Application Statement
An additional application statement (essay) may be requested after your transcripts have been reviewed. If you require a student visa, if English is not your native language or if you would like to be considered as a visiting or transient student, there are additional items required for admission. To request instructions, contact the Center for Continuing Education or call 336.316.2179.


Adults who wish to pursue college-level work without receiving grades or college credit may enroll as auditors. These students do not need to complete the application form or furnish the credentials required of degree candidates at our Greensboro, NC continuing education programs. Auditors may register on a space-available basis by obtaining written permission from the instructor on a registration form on the first day of the course. To request instructions, contact the Center for Continuing Education or call 336.316.2179.