Adult Degree Completion Program FAQs
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The ADCP provides an opportunity for students to earn a degree while continuing to work. An accelerated educational pathway to degree completion is provided by awarding college credit for the knowledge gained outside the classroom whether it’s from work, continuing education programs, military education, or certification programs.
There are two degree options available through the ADCP: the Bachelor of General Studies and the Bachelor of Science in organizational leadership.
You will begin your coursework during the semester you are accepted into the program.
PLA is a flexible way of awarding credit for prior learning to eliminate duplication of a student’s educational effort. Students may potentially earn college credit through nationally recognized methods of evaluating learning attained from non-traditional sources. There are many forms of PLA assessment that include testing, military experience, CLEP, CLEET, DSST, and PLA portfolio assessments. Integrity and accreditation standards as an institution of higher learning will be maintained through valid and reliable evaluation of prior learning by appropriate university personnel.
PLA credit is not automatically awarded. PLA awards credit for learning, not just credit for your work experience. It is not the experience itself that is being evaluated for college credit, but the knowledge you acquired with that experience and how that knowledge translates to specific college courses.
Time to completion varies according to individual circumstances and educational goals. It depends upon the number of credit hours already earned and the number of credit hours that may be awarded through PLA. Another variable is the number of classes taken each semester. For example, a student working part time may be more comfortable taking five classes in a semester, while a student working full time may not.
Student support services are designed to meet the needs of students enrolled in the ADCP. Dedicated advisors will help individuals define their educational goals and select appropriate coursework to complete their chosen degree. ADCP staff follow each student’s academic progress and provide support throughout their educational experience.
College credit earned at an accredited institution is accepted upon evaluation of your transcript(s).
Students admitted to UAFS and the ADCP are eligible for financial aid consideration.
We have a large number of online and on-campus classes. Your experience is unique. Through individual counseling your program will be customized to fit your goals and schedule.
The best answer would come after an in-depth conversation with the ADCP director. It is important to learn more about your experience and educational goals before determining if the program is a good fit for you.