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Program 60


An Invitation to Learning

Ohio residents age 60 or older are invited to enrich their lives by experiencing the academic excellence at The Ohio State University at Mansfield.  Each year, area residents take advantage of this tuition-free, noncredit/non-degree program to connect to the university community.  Program 60 students attend undergraduate, graduate-level, and distance learning courses through Program 60 on a SPACE AVAILABLE BASIS.  Enjoy the experience of learning just for fun!  P60 provides an excellent opportunity for you to remain engaged in intellectual activity with people of all ages. Your life experiences will add much to classroom discussions. And, the Mansfield campus is beautifully inviting every season of the year!


Accounting to Zoology

You may enroll in areas ranging from accounting or art history to philosophy, psychology or zoology.  In history, for example, there are classes on Western and Eastern Civilizations, the Americas, the ancient Mediterranean, medieval history, and other areas as well. Political science and sociology will help you to see your society and government in a new light.  Some courses are more difficult to get into than others. Art courses often do not have available spaces and laboratory courses are sometimes closed.  Do not hesitate to try something new!


Learning for Fun

There are no required assignments for Program 60 students.  You do not take exams or write papers unless you would like to do so.  We do, however, encourage you to participate in class discussions.  Books might not be required for every class.  Some instructors may select textbooks after classes are in session.  You are not required to purchase books, but if you do, please review all return policies. 

NOTE:  If the course has a course/lab fee, you are required to pay that fee.


It's Easy to Start

Complete a registration form. Instructions are provided at the top of the form. Should you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact the Program Coordinator at 419-755-4203. Your completed registration form must be returned no later than TWO weeks prior to the start of the semester.  Semester start dates can be found at the top of each semester schedule.  Seat availability is checked the week prior to the start of the semester.  If a seat is available, you will be sent a letter with all the details regarding the class.  If the class is full, you will receive a phone call.


Taking classes at The Ohio State University at Mansfield through Program 60 can be stimulating and enjoyable. You decide how much or how little you want to do. If there wasn’t time to continue your education in the past, Program 60 is the perfect opportunity to do so now!

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