YES! The Accelerated Degree-Completion Program (ADP) is designed specifically for working adults. The typical student balances school work with work and family responsibilities. Classes are held either in the evenings, one night each week, or fully online.
In order to accommodate students with busy schedules, ADP offers programs in an online format. All online courses are completed using Blackboard, Concordia University's online learning management system. Each course is five weeks long, running in a Monday through Sunday format. Course work is submitted throughout the course, usually on a weekly basis. Just like the on-campus cohorts, you will be taking each course with the same group of students that you started with, creating continuity and community as you go forward in the program.
ADP students take one class at a time for five weeks. This allows students to focus on one subject, rather than trying to study three different topics simultaneously. From three to five 5-week courses make up one term.
Applicants must have a GPA of 2.0 or above, have at least two years of full-time work experience and have obtained a minimum of a passing grade in English Composition I or its equivalent.
You can start the program at any of our terms: fall (September) or spring (January). You should plan to complete the application process at least one to two months before your desired start date in order to have your acceptance and financial aid finalized before orientation.
To apply online, please visit http://gradschool.cuchicago.edu/online-adp-application/. (There is no application fee.) You may also call (312) 582-2200 to speak with an admissions counselor.
Submit your current résumé, job description or work history to ADP@CUChicago.edu.
Request official copies of your transcripts from all colleges and/or universities you have attended and have them sent directly to: ADP Admission Office, Concordia University Chicago, Addison Hall #158, 7400 Augusta Street, River Forest, IL 60305.
For students starting the program during the 2013–2014 academic year (fall '13, spring '13, fall '14), the total tuition cost for all 3 terms is $18,050 (the major is 38 semester hours at $475 per semester hour). Generous financial aid packages and payment plan options are available.
ADP is designed to be completed in 18 months (three consecutive six-month terms).