The Accelerated Degree Program provides learning opportunities tailored for persons other than full-time day students. The mission of the program is to extend the University’s instructional offerings to working people, in times and formats that are convenient for persons with daytime commitments.​

Differing in format and philosophy from conventional programs for college students, each ADP area of study gives adults an opportunity to complete a college degree and to obtain new skills for job advancement or change.  This program is ideal for mature, highly motivated, self-disciplined students who have strong academic backgrounds and desire to expedite baccalaureate completion.

An academic year includes fall, spring and summer semesters.  Students normally take from 3 to 12 credit hours per semester.  Refer to Course Loads in the Academic Information Section of this catalog for limits.

In order to accelerate progress, students are encouraged to attend the summer sessions as well.  Classes are both time and content intensive, and attendance is required for all class sessions.