Accelerated Degree Programs

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A program for adult students with busy lives

Ranked among the top 100 Best Online Bachelor’s Programs in the nation by U.S. News and World Report, Concordia University Chicago’s Accelerated Degree Program (ADP) delivers educational opportunities designed for adult learners who understand the importance of earning a college degree. A leader in developing and delivering online undergraduate education with 20 years’ experience in the field, Concordia-Chicago’s ADP provides goal-oriented students with a specialized, individually tailored program:

  • 100% online (no set time to be online)
  • Flexible scheduling
  • Accelerated courses
  • Degree completion in as little as 16 months, depending on the number of transfer credits accepted at the time of admission
  • Access to learning from anywhere in the world
  • Is online learning for you? Take an Online Learning Self-Assessment Survey

Benefits of the Concordia-Chicago ADP program

Students in Concordia-Chicago’s ADP program choose the program for the benefits it brings to their academic journey and career path after graduation:

  • Instructor engagement
  • Classmate collaboration
  • Valuable relationships and support networks beyond graduation
  • Career advancement
  • Enhanced opportunities
  • Job placement

Restarting your education: the power of transferred credits

Some students who choose accelerated degree programs are individuals who have previously started an undergraduate program and, for a variety of reasons, discontinued their studies. Although adult students may feel anxious about returning to college after being out of school for a period of time, the Concordia-Chicago ADP advisors are committed to helping students manage the transition to college smoothly and succeed in their desired academic program.

During the application process, Concordia-Chicago ADP admission staff evaluate student applicants’ transcripts to maximize the credits from past coursework that can be applied toward earning a degree. By combining transfer credits already earned and an accelerated, online delivery format, students in Concordia-Chicago’s ADP program are able to move quickly and efficiently toward earning a degree in a field that holds great potential for career advancement. 

Education made affordable

Concordia University Chicago is one of the most affordable private universities in the Midwest. Our Office of Financial Aid will work with you to seek financial aid and schedule manageable tuition payments.

Our tuition guarantee

Concordia-Chicago’s tuition guarantee program helps keep tuition affordable by allowing you to predict what the total cost of your education will be. As long as there are no interruptions in your course of study, we guarantee your tuition will remain the same and never increase while earning this degree.

Accelerated Associate's Degrees

Accelerated Bachelor's Degrees

Accelerated Master's (Dual) Degrees

Student Testimonial

Without Concordia-Chicago’s accelerated degree program, I wouldn’t have been able to attend class as a full-time student. I would recommend the Concordia-Chicago path, as you are given the opportunity to engage with others through evidence-based practice in a setting that allows you to go to class at home and on your own time.

James Crager, BS, Kinesiology, Class of 2019

*The tuition rate is different for the College of DuPage 3+1 BA in Health Care Management and Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology. Please visit the respective program pages for more information.

**Some courses in the major overlap with the Human Resource Management Certificate. Please visit the program page for more information. 

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