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IMPORTANT NOTE: FAFSA Application Opens Oct. 1

At Non-Traditional Student Services, OUR GOAL IS ENSURING YOU REACH YOURS!

The adult and transfer student population is growing and we have a place for YOU! SIU Carbondale is a nationally ranked research University so credentials earned here matter. If you are among the 75% of college students combining school with an already busy life, we invite you to take advantage of our services to help lighten your load and create a great college experience on your journey to degree completion.

The Non-Traditional Student Honor Society

The Pinnacle Non-Traditional Honor Society recognizes Non-Traditional students. With over 150 chartered institutions on more than 175 campuses, Pinnacle honorees can be found in every corner of our nation.  The students who have been inducted into membership in Pinnacle represent every slice of American non-traditional higher education: working parents, single parents, retirees returning to higher education, mid-life adults starting second careers, disabled students, veterans, and those who are financially independent.

To qualify for Pinnacle membership, you must be a Non-Traditional student, have a minimum grade point average of 3.3 on a 4.0 scale, be involved in at least 3 campus organizations and/or community activities, and demonstrate leadership, persistence, and future promise.  There is a $40.00 membership fee which includes your lifetime membership and certificate.

If you are interested in becoming a member of Pinnacle, please contact the NTSS office at 618.453.7521 or email at

For more information about Pinnacle, please visit

Looking Ahead:

Thursday, November 23, 2017 and Friday, November 24, 2017  Thanksgiving Holiday Break

Monday December 11, 2017 through Friday, December 15, 2017  Finals Week

Saturday, December 16, 2017  Graduation

Sunday, December 17, 2017 through Monday, January 15, 2018  Winter Break

Monday, January 15, 2018  Martin Luther King, Jr. National Holiday "Make it a day on, not a day off."

Tuesday, January 16, 2018  Spring classes begin