Accelerated Degree Programs for Adults
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Designed for adult learners (22+), Concordia College's Accelerated Degree Programs provide a unique alternative to the traditional method of pursuing a degree. You'll relate the knowledge you acquire directly to your personal and professional life. Rolling admission means you could be started on your degree within weeks.
We're here to help you realize your goal of a college degree. Come in for an interview.
A customized program
JUST FOR YOU
Designed for people 22 years and older, our program takes into account the many challenges of the adult learner and provides the quickest path to achieving your degree.
Your graduation path is individualized just for you, defined by your academic history, life experience and determination. You take only the courses you need for your degree.
"It won’t be easy, but nothing worthwhile is easy. You will have days when you have doubts or fears about continuing, but your classmates will help you through it. Your family and friends will stand by you. On the day you graduate, you will be joining all the successful men and women who have preceded you in this venture. Don’t give up. Follow your dream."
More reasons to choose
- Learn with the best: Professors and adjunct faculty in the Accelerated Degree Programs are professionals, teaching from personal experience and with sensitivity to balancing your college studies with your career and life. What you learn can be directly applied to your career.
- Accelerated: Courses are 4 to 6 weeks in length, combined with 15 to 25 hours of independent course work per week.
- Affordable: Take one course at a time and 12 or more credits in one semester to be eligible to apply for maximum financial aid benefits. All books are loaned free of charge.
- Convenient: Concordia has ample parking and is located near major highways. In addition, the #40 Bee-Line bus stops at campus.
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HOW DO I APPLY?
Accelerated B.S., B.A., and A.A. Degree Program Requirements
- Applicants must be at least 22 years of age
- Note: Students may enroll to complete an associate's or bachelor's degree in the Accelerated Degree Program. Students who enroll in the B.S. or B.A. degree program with fewer than 60 credits are considered bachelor's degree candidates, and upon completion of 60 credits will continue as bachelor's degree students.
Materials to Submit
- Official transcript(s) from all colleges attended and an official high school transcript, or GED transcript (for students without an associate's degree)
- Completed Application (no application fee!)
- Current resume
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Concordia College recognizes that adults have prior learning experiences that have produced significant learning opportunities. These experiences may be evaluated by means of a formalized petition process called “Validated Learning Experience” or VLE.
To graduate with a bachelor degree in Business Administration, Health Care Administration, Health Studies or Behavioral Sciences, a student needs 122 total credits. To graduate with an Associate’s degree, a student needs 65 total credits. All classes are taught in an accelerated format—one night a week for 4-6 weeks with featured Saturdays. Beyond the program’s requirements, additional classes may be needed, depending on the number of transferable credits. It is individual and personalized, so let us work with you to determine your graduation plan.
Yes, adult students with a high school diploma or GED may apply and enroll for an associate or bachelor degree.
Most adult students find going back to school is an adjustment at first- rearranging family time and work schedules will require flexibility. The classes meet one evening a week from 6 to 10pm and courses meet for 4-6 weeks. Most adult students find the pace of classes manageable and conducive to learning while balancing multiple commitments.
Yes, evening appointments are available to prospective adult students for an interview and information session. This is an opportunity to receive details on the Adult Education Accelerated Degree Programs at Concordia College while students meet with Admission Counselor Nereida Quiles, Director of Admission for Adult Education. She will answer questions about the application process, programs of study, financial aid, scholarships, and arrange a campus tour.
The Adult Education Accelerated Degree programs have the convenience of rolling admission. Your start date is determined after transcript evaluation of previous college credits. We determine what courses you need to complete the degree of your choice and then provide your start date. Note: Previous college credits are not required.
Semesters begin in July and January and because of the rolling application deadline for the Accelerated Degree Programs within Adult Education, you may be able to enroll and register within a few days of completing the admission and enrollment requirements. Call today to find out how soon you may be able to start. Note: Official transcripts are required for admission and enrollment.
The Accelerated Degree semesters are six months and begin in July and January, while offering the convenience of rolling admission and registration. This means that the start date (the first course) may occur anytime within the semester because it is determined after transcript evaluation of previous college credits. A student may also begin without college credits. Contact Nereida Quiles at the Office of Admission today, and we will determine your start date based on your personal situation.
Work presented for transfer must be from accredited colleges and is subject to final evaluation by the College Registrar’s Office.
College-level courses in which students earned a grade C or higher will be considered for transfer from accredited colleges and universities. A maximum of 75 semester credits --which include CLEP, military credits, and life experience--may be transferred in.
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