Is wizarding education available for adults? That is, if a magic-sensitive person, for whatever reason (e.g. financial pressure, family trouble, previously expelled) is not able to complete wizarding school during their teen years, are they totally out of luck in terms of actually learning magic or are there adult education options?
- Can adults attend Hogwarts as students? I don't recall seeing any, but that doesn't mean that it's against school policy or that there isn't a separate Adult Education house down in the sub-sub-sub basement that we never see.
- Are there separate Wizarding Schools for adults?
- Is there a wizarding GED?
- Do adults study on their own or with a private tutor and then challenge exams (e.g. OWLs and NEWTs)?
- Can they do an apprenticeship with a qualified wizard?
It seems that there probably is not an easy adult option, since if there was, Hagrid would have probably enrolled years ago. Am I wrong, and he actually turned down substantial opportunities to finish his education?
Any media is acceptable, books, movies, interviews, etc.
My mention of Hagrid is just an example. I'm well aware that he may have felt that the stigma of having an adult remedial diploma plus a prior expulsion on his CV/academic record might have been too great for him to bear and so he chose not to pursue any more education - but would an adult remedial diploma even have been an option, or did he become SOL and forever locked out of wizarding education at age 18 or 21?