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How to Complete Your Degree

How to Complete Your Degree

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Accelerated Eight-Week Format

Complete one of our 11 bachelor's degree programs in an accelerated eight-week format. The calendar year is divided into six, 8-week sessions, and students may enter at the beginning of any session. Students attend classes from 6:00-10:00PM one evening/week; Friday afternoons; Saturday mornings; or Saturday afternoons.

Students may take two courses every eight weeks, for a total of twelve credits/semester. This arrangement makes it possible for students to be enrolled full-time for financial aid purposes and hold a full-time job.

In addition, the Accelerated Adult Degree Program offers courses in a hybrid format (a combination of face-to-face and online learning) for flexible scheduling.

Alternative Options to Earn Credit

Portfolio Assessment

Students who have acquired knowledge through prior experience may apply for credit through portfolio assessment.  Designed for the highly self-directed learner, this process demands rigorous self-assessment, critical analysis of the level of learning acquired, work samples and/or exhibits, third-party verification, and other documentation. Well-documented college-level learning can earn up to fifteen college credits.

College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) 

The Accelerated Adult Degree Program recognizes fifteen approved CLEP credits at the ACE recommended level. Each CLEP examination is equivalent to one three-credit course. CLEP credits are recorded on the academic transcript as transfer credits and not calculated in the cumulative GPA.

Challenge Examination

Students may challenge up to twelve credits in four approved courses after the successful completion of fifteen credits. Challenge Examination grades are calculated in the cumulative GPA; a grade of “C” or above must be achieved for credit to be awarded.


Credit earned for field placement in the student’s program of study.

National Organizations or Programs

  • (ACT/PEP) American College Testing’s Proficiency Examination Program
  • (DANTES) Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support – Training and education offered through the Armed Services is evaluated by the American Council of Education (ACE) (ACE/CREDIT) Program on Noncollegiate Sponsored Instruction

Bachelor Degree Programs

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