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Accelerated Degree Programs for Adults

Jumpstart Your Future.

Accelerate your success.

One night a week, one course at a time.

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


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.


Classes meet one night a week, from 6 to10 pm, with featured Saturday and weeknight seminars. Courses can be completed in just 4 to 6 weeks, combined with independent course work (15-25 hours per week).

"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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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.

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