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									Accredited Nontraditional Bachelor Degree Programs
        Specifically for Returning Adult Students
                                        March, 2008

                     Prepared by Student Development at
           Harper College, 1200 W. Algonquin Rd., Palatine, IL 60067
                      Center for New Students, 847-925-6208

The following colleges offer fully accredited degrees designed for returning adult
students. Degree options include programs with shorter duration, distance learning,
credit for life experience and more. Students may take 60-90 credit hours at Harper
College, depending on the transfer institution, before enrolling in one of these
programs. Please check with a Student Development counselor to discuss the

Prospective/new students: Center for New Students & Orientation, C104,
Undecided students: Career Center, A347, 847-925-6220
Currently/previously enrolled students: Academic Advising & Counseling, I117,
847-925-6393 and Center for Multicultural Learning, D142, 847-925-6522

  Specific information about the each of these colleges or universities may be found in
                         this packet, listed in alphabetical order:

Argosy University                           Loyola University
Benedictine University                      National-Louis University
Columbia College of Missouri                North Central College
Concordia University                        North Park University
DePaul University                           Northeastern Illinois University
DeVry University                            Northern Illinois University
Dominican University                        Northwestern University
Eastern Illinois University                 Northwood University
Elmhurst College                            Olivet Nazarene University
Franklin University                         Regis University
Governors State University                  Robert Morris College
Harrington College of Design                Roosevelt University
Illinois Institute of Art, Schaumburg       Shimer College
Illinois Institute of Technology            Trinity International University
Indiana University                          University of Phoenix
Judson College                              University of St. Francis
Lewis University                            Western Illinois University

Note: For complete listing of BSN (Bachelor of Science in Nursing) completion programs,
review the BSN Completion packet of information.

Argosy University
Jay Sinclair

Schaumburg, IL

Degree Programs:

Bachelor Degree Programs:
BA Psychology*
BS Business Administration*
*Both degrees are offered in full 120 credit hour programs or degree completion programs.

Masters Degree Programs:
MBA (several concentrations available)
MAEd Instructional Leadership
MAEd Educational Leadership
MA Clinical Psychology
MA Community Counseling (CACREP Accredited)

Doctorate Degree Programs:
EdD Community College Executive Leadership
EdD & EdS Instructional Leadership
EdD & EdS Educational Leadership
PsyD Clinical Psychology (APA Accredited)
EdD Counseling Psychology
EdD Counselor Education & Supervision
EdD Organizational Leadership

Special Features:
Scholarships available for BA Psychology program

Classes Meet:
Evenings, Weekends, and Online

Admission Requirements:
Admission Requirements vary by degree. Please contact us for specific information.

Benedictine University

Michelle Shervino, 630-829-6372

Courses offered in the following locations: Naperville, Bolingbrook, Lisle, Tinley Park and

Degree Programs:
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology
Bachelor of Arts in Organizational Leadership
Bachelor of Business Administration in Management and Organizational Behavior
Bachelor of Business Administration in Business and Economics

Special Features:
The program is accelerated, allowing a student to enroll in classes like a full-time
student but at a part-time rate. The student is able to complete a number of courses
by the end of a semester but focus on 1 or 2 classes at a time. The program is self-
paced so it is up to you to determine the pace of your program.
Benedictine accepts transfer credits, credit for work/life experience, academic
counseling and access to our Career Services office!

Our instructors are experienced professionals who thoroughly understand the unique
needs of adult learners. They utilize a wide variety on instructional methods that include
lecture, case studies, group activities and/or role playing, which actively involve
students in the learning process. They are service-oriented and student-centered and
effectively combine their academic credentials and substantive career experiences to
create a rich, interactive educational experience.

Classes Meet:
Classes meet ONE night a week, you take ONE course at a time and degree completion
can take as little as 6 months to 2 years. Classes are 10 weeks in length.

Columbia College of Missouri – in Lake County, Illinois

Roland Higbee, 847-336-6333

200 Old Skokie Road
Park City, IL 60085
(after 3/14/08: 1225 Tri-State Parkway, Gurnee, IL 60031)

Degree Programs: On campus or ONLINE!
Accelerated degree programs for working adults:
       BA/Business Administration*
       BS/Business Administration*
             *Majors available: Accounting, Financial Services, Human Resource
               Management, International Business, Management, Marketing
       BS/Management Information Systems
       BA/Criminal Justice Administration
       Bachelor of General Studies

Special Features:
Columbia College encourages intellectual growth, preparation for the world of work,
involved citizenship, and lifelong learning in order to pursue excellence in human
endeavor. On-campus courses are offered evenings and on weekends. Online courses
can be taken at any time from any where. Eight week term begins in August, October,
January, March, and June. Students may begin at any of the five start dates.

Admission Requirements:
Columbia College admits working adults who have completed an Associate degree, or
who are starting fresh in pursuit of a Bachelor’s degree, on an open admission basis, for
its non-traditional, accelerated degree programs.

Concordia University

Scott Schuth, 708-209-3210

7400 Augusta Street
River Forest, IL 60305

Degree Program:
Accelerated Degree Program for Adults (CU Succeed)

Certificate Programs:

Human Resources Management
Information Technology Management
Organizational Processes
Athletic Coaching
Piano Pedagogy

Special Features:
Concordia believes that a liberal arts education is valuable to people of all ages. The
CU Succeed program is designed for working adults who wish to earn their degrees in a
Christian setting, with the guidance of faculty and staff who are sincerely interested in
working with students as individuals. Students must be able to schedule their time
carefully, be willing to work hard, and discipline themselves to meet the rigorous
demands of the program.

Admission Requirements:
The Organizational Management major serves persons 23 years of age, or over with
two years of full-time work experience who, because of family and work responsibilities,
need to attend college in a non-traditional manner.

DePaul University, School For New Learning

Christine Hayda 312-476-3661
Elly Amador 312-362-5156
Pat Acerra     312-476-3656

Maryellyn Crowley         312-476-4321

O’Hare Campus, Des Plaines, IL
Naperville Campus
Oak Forest Campus
Loop Campus
Distance Education – online

Degree Programs Offered:
     Bachelor of Arts with an individualized focus area
     Bachelor of Arts at a Distance
     Bachelor of Arts in Computing
     Bachelor of Art, Nursing Completion
     Bachelor of Arts, with a Focus in Leadership

Special Features: Students plan their own focus area (which is like a major). They
don’t have to follow pre-determined focus areas. Credit may be given for work/life

Classes Meet: Classes meet once a week, evenings, and on Saturday’s f

Admission Requirements: Age 24 or older

DeVry University

Edward S. Jodelka, College & Outreach Liaison, Illinois Region
DeVry University, Tinley Park Campus, 18624 West Creek Drive, Tinley Park, IL 60477-6243
708-342-3225 direct, 708-342-3315 / 3215 fax

Transfer Advisor: Paula Thakkar 630-652-8537 (Addison Campus)

   • DuPage Campus (Addison, IL), 1221 N. Swift Road, Addison, Illinois 60101-6106
   • Chicago Campus (Chicago, IL), 3300 N. Campbell Avenue, Chicago, Illinois 6618-5994
   • Tinley Park Campus (Tinley Park, IL), 18624 West Creek Drive, Tinley Park, Illinois 60477-6243

DeVry University Centers:
       Chicago Loop       Elgin         Lincolnshire     Oak Brook       Merrillville, IN   Online
       Chicago O’Hare     Gurnee        Naperville       Schaumburg      Milwaukee, WI

Degree Programs:
      B.S. in Business Administration with Concentrations/majors in: Accounting, Business Information
      Systems; E-Commerce; Health Services Management; Hospitality Management; Human Resource
      Management; Operations Management; Project management; Sales & Marketing; Security
      Management; Small Business Management and Entrepreneurship; and three General Business
      Options (Self Determined 7 course sequence, Approved Technical Sequence or
      BCom 3 year degree holders from India)
      B.S. in Computer Engineering Technology
      B.S. in Biomedical Engineering Technology
      B.S. in Computer Information Systems (Seven Study Tracks)
            Computer Forensics; Database Management; Information Systems Security; Systems
            Analysis & Integration; Web Development & Administration; Business Management;
            Flex Option.
        B.S. in Electronic Engineering Technology
        B.S. in Game and Simulation Programming
        B.S. in Network and Communications Management

BSTM (Bachelor of Science in Technical Management) – for those who have completed an Associates in
Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree in a technical area; or an Associate in Arts or Science Degree and
completion of a Technical Specialty at DeVry University consisting of a coherent sequence of inter-related
courses focusing on a particular career area selected and approved with Academic Advising.
Classes Meet: Days, Evenings, and Online

Admission Requirements:
      Proof of High School Graduation, or completion of GED.
      English Proficiency for non-native students.
      Acceptable scores on DeVry University entrance exam.
      Transfer credit will be accepted for:
      1. non-specialty courses by course area completed with a grade of “C” or better.
      2. specialty courses with a grade of “C” or better providing those courses have a DeVry
          University equivalent.

Dominican University

Accelerated Program:

School of leadership & Continuing Studies
Tiffany Townsend
708 714-9102

Locations: River Forest, Northbrook, Grayslake

Degree Programs: Bachelor’s of Science in Organizational Leadership (BSOL)

Classes Meet: Once a week from 6 – 10 p.m.

Admission Requirements: 30 hours of college coursework and 2.0 GPA

Traditional Program:

Michael Morsovillo
708 524-6793

Location: River Forest

Degree Programs in Evening: Accounting, Business, Communication Arts and
Sciences, Political Science, Psychology, Corporate Communication, & American Studies

Admission Requirements: 24 semester hours and a 2.5 GPA

Eastern Illinois University
School of Continuing Education

Dr. Kaye Woodward, director
Eastern Illinois University
2132 Blair Hall
Charleston, IL 61920
1-800-446-8918 or 217-581-5618

Degree Program: Bachelor of Arts in General Studies

Special Features:
  • The program is a nontraditional approach to obtaining a fully accredited Bachelor
      of Arts degree.
  • Designed for the mature adult, age 25 or above, who has family and career
      responsibilities and who may live at a distance from campus.
  • Students may transfer to the BGS program from Harper with an Associate in
      Applied Science, Associate in Arts or Associate in Science degree with a 2.0
  • A maximum of 80 community college credits may be applied toward meeting
      degree requirements, not including credit earned through remedial courses.
  • Up to 100 hours in transfer from regionally accredited community colleges and
      universities may be applied to meeting the graduation criteria where appropriate.
  • Graduation requirements may be met in a variety of ways:
          o Off-campus classes
          o Distance learning classes including Internet and interactive TV classes
          o Transfer credits from regionally-accredited institutions
          o Assessment of prior learning via the portfolio option
          o CLEP, ACT, PEP, and DANTES exams
          o Credit earned through Military training and service

Admission Requirements:
  • Recommended minimum age of 25, transfer GPA of 2.0
  • It is recommended that a prospective student have 60 hours of earned college
     credit at the time of application.

Elmhurst College
The School for Advanced Learning
Adult Programs Website –

Tim Panfil, Director of Adult and Graduate Enrollment

190 Prospect Avenue, North Hall-SAL
Elmhurst, IL 60126

Degree Programs Offered:
Accelerated majors offered in Business Administration (The Elmhurst Management
Program/EMP), Information Technology, Managerial Communication, and Psychology.
Traditional majors popular with adult students include business (accounting, economics,
finance, marketing, management, and transportation and logistics) nursing, speech
language pathology, and teacher certification.

Special Features:
Cohort model (12-22 students); accelerated majors are completed in 11-15 months.

Classes Meet:
Business Administration, Managerial Communication, and IT classes meet once per
week; Psychology courses meet twice per week in fall and spring, three times per week
in the “January” and summer sessions. No required study groups.

Admission Requirements:
Minimum age of 24, transfer GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale (2.0-2.49 GPA applicants will be
required to submit a goal statement/essay and a professional resume for consideration
by the Adult Learner Admission Review Board). No ACT scores required for admission

Franklin University

Samantha Orban, Director of Community College Relations, 614-947-6051 or toll free
888-341-6237 ext. 6051

Main Campus is in Columbus, Ohio. (Franklin’s Community College Alliance is available
in over 240 Community and Technical Colleges in 31 states

Degree Programs: Accounting, Applied Management, Business Administration,
Business Forensics, Computer Science, eMarketing, Financial Management, Forensic
Accounting, Healthcare Management, Human Resources Management, Information
Technology, Management, Management Information Sciences, Marketing, Public Safety
Management, Web Development and Integrated Bachelor’s/Vantage MBA program

Special Features: Students complete up to 3 years of coursework at Harper College
while finishing a minimum of 40 semester hours with Franklin University on-line!

Classes Meet: On-line

Admission Requirements: An Associates Degree or 60 transferable semester credit
hours from a Regionally Accredited Institution.

Governors State University – School of Interdisciplinary Learning

Lana Bilyk,


Campus Location:

University Park, IL

Degree Program: B.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies

Program Benefits:

   •   Flexible course schedules
   •   Courses available on-campus and online
   •   College credit for life experience, military, proficiency testing and any courses
       approved by the American Council on Education (ACE)
   •   Up to 19 minors to choose from
   •   Transfer in up to 80 lower division semester hours

Admission Requirements:

   •   60 transferred semester hours necessary to be fully admitted
   •   2.0 GPA
   •   45 transferred credit hours necessary to be conditionally admitted (the additional
       15 credit hours must be completed within one year)

Harrington College of Design
Gretchen Frickx
312.939.4975 ext. 1102

200 W. Madison Street
Chicago, IL 60606

Degree Programs:
Bachelor of Fine Arts in Communication Design
Bachelor of Fine Art in Interior Design
Associate of Applied Science in Digital Photography
Associate of Applied Science in Interior Design

Special Features:
Harrington College of Design has been educating creative professionals for more than 75 years. This
strong tradition that began with interior design has continued to evolve to serve the needs of the next
generation of designers and photographers. The curriculum at Harrington College of Design is specialized
– creating a focused track for students in their area of interest. Classes are taught by practicing
professionals, and students can learn by experience, building the skills they will need to pursue a career.
A balance of studio, classroom and independent study gives students the opportunity to learn through a
variety of methods and to build a well-rounded understanding of the business and creative side of their
future profession.

Harrington’s campus is located in the heart of Chicago, one of the most visually inspiring, action-packed
cities. Just steps from campus you’ll find world-renowned museums, cultural attractions, sporting events
and an amazing lakefront that’s host to concerts, boating, the beach and countless outdoor activities.
Plus, with so many colleges and universities in town, Chicago is filled with college students who
collectively create this vibrant, diverse and exciting community. There’s never a shortage of social
activities in and around the Harrington campus!

Classes Meet:
Individual student schedules will vary. Monday through Saturday morning classes are held between 8:30
a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Afternoon classes are held between 1:00 and 5:00 p.m. Evening classes are held
Monday through Thursday between 5:30 and 9:30 p.m. No classes are held on Sunday.

Admissions Requirements:
Admission to Harrington College of Design is based on graduation from a high school recognized by the
state board of education or the completion of the GED or equivalent.

Students should apply for admission to Harrington as soon as possible to be accepted for a specific
program and starting date. All applicants are required to complete a personal interview with an
Admissions Representative, either in person or by telephone, depending upon the distance from the
school. Parents and/or significant others are encouraged to attend. This gives applicants and their
families an opportunity to see and learn about the school’s equipment and facilities and to ask questions
relating to the school’s curriculum and career objectives. Personal interviews also enable school
administrators to better determine whether an applicant is a strong candidate for enrollment into the

Contact us:

Illinois Institute of Art - Schaumburg
Julie Sabella

Location: Schaumburg, Illinois

Degree Programs:
Bachelor of Fine Arts:
Digital Filmmaking & Video Production; Digital Photography; Game Art & Design Graphic
Design*; Interior Design* ; Media Arts & Animation; Visual Effects & Motion Graphics;
Web Design & Interactive Media*

Bachelor of Arts:
Advertising; Fashion Marketing & Merchandising

Associate of Applied Science:
Graphic Design*

Diploma Programs:
Digital Design; Residential Planning; Web Design

Certificate Programs:
3D Animation Principles & Techniques; Combustion; Digital Graphic Design; Digital
Photography; Image Manipulation & Design; Motion Capture; Residential Interior Décor;
Web Site Development
Special Features:
* Faculty with Professional Experience
* Career Services
* CIDA Accredited Interior Design Program
* Regionally and Nationally Accredited.
* Academic Center for Excellence (ACE Lab)
* Motion Capture Studio

Classes Meet:
Days, Evenings, Weekends, and On-Line

Admission Requirements:
Please contact an Admissions Representative
at 800.314.3450 or 847.619.3450 for details.

* Evening and weekend option available.

Illinois Institute of Technology

Scott Pfeiffer, 630-682-6001

Rice Campus – located at 201 East Loop Road in Wheaton.
Most courses meet in the evening.

Main Campus – located at 31st Street and I-94.

IIT Online – IIT enables students to remotely participate in on-campus classes through
two distinct modes: live television and the Internet (using streaming audio & video).

Degree Programs:
Aerospace Engineering
Architectural Engineering
Chemical Engineering*
Civil Engineering
Computer Engineering*
Computer Science
Electrical Engineering*
Industrial Technology and Management*
Information Technology and Management*
Mechanical Engineering*
Metallurgical & Materials Engineering

*May be completed in their entirety on an evening basis

Classes Meet:
Most courses meet in the evenings and many are available on Saturdays.

Admission Requirements:
Admission requirements vary by program. Please visit or contact an
advisor for details.

Contact Us: / 312-567-3025 /

Indiana University
General Studies Degree Program
800-334-1011 (M-F, 9a.m. – 9 p.m.)

James Schellhammer

Julia Story

Bloomington, Indiana

Degree Program:
Bachelor of General Studies

Special Feature:
90/30 Articulation Program between Harper College and Indiana University (students
may take up to 90 credit hours at Harper and complete last 30 junior and senior level
credit hours through Indiana University at a distance).

This degree program works for students who have completed an A.A. or A.S. degree as
well as most of Harper’s A.A.S. degree programs.

Classes Meet:
Distance Learning – Online or Correspondence – students, who can enroll in and
complete courses any day of the year Indianan is open, have up to one year to finish all
assignments in their courses.

Judson College – The AIM Program

Gerry Mravik

Campuses: Elgin and Rockford, near Interstate 90 at both locations

Degree Programs: B.A. in Criminal Justice Management, Human Resource
Management, Human Services, Management and Leadership, Management and
Leadership (online), and Management Technology Systems

Special Features: Accelerated-finish in as few as 15 months with sufficient transfer
credit. Flexible credit options for those who need to earn more credit outside of the
cohort model. Provides a Liberal Arts Education in a Christian environment.

Classes Meet: One course at a time, the same night each week from 6-10 p.m. and a
Saturday morning once a month. Classes always meet in the same classroom with the
same classmates (cohort format) throughout the duration of the program.

Admission Requirements: Must be 23 or older (exception made for Criminal Justice
Management majors who have Associate degree in a related field) with a minimum of 3
years of full-time work experience. Speak with the Enrollment Specialist if you have

Lewis University

Angeline Bizzotti, 815-836-5573

   -   or –

Carmen Green, 815-836-5594

Romeoville, Oak Brook, Hickory Hills, Tinley Park, Shorewood

Degree Programs:
BS/Business Administration, BA/Management, BS/Information Technology Management,
BA/Applied Sociology & Political Science, BA/Health Care Leadership, RN/BSN
Completion, Nursing (Bachelor’s to BSN).

Special Features:
3 semester hour courses are offered in five - or eight week sessions. Flexible

Classes Meet:
Once each week for four hours.

Admission Requirements:
At least 24 years of age, 3 years of work experience, 12 semester hours of college-level
credit, and a 2.0 G.P.A.

Loyola University Chicago

Sarah Hellstrom, 312-915-8956

Downtown Chicago, Harper’s Northeast Center in Prospect Heights

Degree Programs:
BA in Management with the following concentrations:

   -   Business Communications
   -   Organizational Development and Leadership
   -   Entrepreneurship
   -   Organizational Psychology
   -   Integrated Marketing
   -   Paralegal Studies

BS in Clinical Laboratory Science

Special Features:
Articulation agreement: Transfer from Harper’s Fasttrack AAS in Management into
Loyola’s B.A. of Management. Students may complete their degree in 2 years right at
Harper’s NEC campus!

Other Harper students can transfer to Loyola and take degree completion courses at
Harper’s NEC campus or Loyola’s Water Tower Campus

3 semester hour courses are offered in accelerated eight week sessions

Evening and weekend classes available

Classes Meet:
One class meets once each week for four hours

Admission Requirements:
23 years of age and over: high school diploma or successful completion of the GED

Under 23 years of age: high school diploma or successful completion of the GED and 24
hours of course work from an accredited institution of higher education

National-Louis University, 800-443-5522

Patti Duda 847-947-5112

Lori Markuson 847-947-5903

Caroline Loizzo 847-905-8051
Elementary Education

Wheeling, Elgin, Skokie, Lisle and Chicago

Degree Programs Offered: BA in Applied Behavioral Sciences, BS in Health Care
Leadership, BS in Management, BS in Management Information Systems, BA
Elementary Education.

Special Features: 180 quarter hours (120 semester hours) are required for all
degrees. Only the program hours have to be taken at National-Louis University. All
general education requirements can be completed at Harper College. Credit can also be
awarded through CLEP and DANTES exams. For all degrees, with the exception of the
BA in Elementary Education, credit can be awarded for life experiences. Tuition is
locked in for all programs.

Classes Meet: All programs meet in a cohort model in the evening. BS in
Management, Management Information Systems, and Health Care Leadership are also

Admission Requirements: All programs with the exception of Elementary Education
require 90 quarter hours or 60 semester hours of transferable college credit. Health
Care Leadership requires that the student work in the health care field and/or have
earned certification, licensure or registration in a health care profession. Elementary
Education requires successful completion of the Basic Skills Test and prerequisites.

North Central College

Steve Mueller, Director of Transfer Admissions

Naperville, Illinois

Evening Degree Programs*:
Computer Science
Entrepreneurship & Small Business Management
Human Resource Management
Management Information Systems
Organizational Communication

Conflict Resolution
English – Writing Emphasis
Information Systems
Organizational Leadership

*The majors and minors listed above may be completed entirely in the evenings
  with the assistance of our academic advising services

Evening Classes Meet:
• One night per week or “Jumbo” classes meet 6:30 to 10:00 pm, Monday through
  Thursday evenings
• Twice a week classes usually meet between 6:30 – 8:20, Monday and Wednesday or
  Tuesday and Thursday evenings.

Admission Requirements:
Students will need a 2.25 transferable GPA and 27 transferable semester hours. If a
student has completed less than 27 transferable semester hours, high school transcripts
and ACT/SAT scores are also required.

North Park University
School of Adult Learning
GOAL Program

Leslie Bertholdt
Telephone: 773-244-4577
Fax        : 773-279-7522

Campus: Chicago, and the University Center of Lake County in Grayslake

Degree Programs: Adult Bachelors (GOAL);


          •   Business Administration
          •   Organizational Management and Leadership
          •   Nonprofit Management
          •   Human Psychology
          •   Counseling and Social Services
          •   Computer Information Systems (CIS) *
          •   Management Information Systems (MIS)
          •   Church and Ministry Management
                    *Major courses online

Special Features:
      • Fast-track degree completion (courses meet once a week for seven weeks)
      • Convenient evening and Saturday class times, or online classes
      • Average class size is 12-20 students
      • College credit for life experience
      • Professional learning environment
      • Experienced and supportive faculty and staff
      • Affordable tuition
      • Free application

Admission Requirements: 2.0 gpa and at least 12 transferable credits.
A completed application and official transcripts from all universities attended must be
submitted. Prospective students may fax applications and unofficial transcripts for the
initial evaluation.

Northeastern Illinois University

Jay Jans, 773-442-6035

5500 N. St. Louis Ave.
Chicago, IL 60625

Degree Program:
Board of Governors Bachelor of Arts Degree (BOG)
University Without Walls (UWW)

Special Features:
BOG is a flexible, option-filled degree program designed with consideration for adult
needs. Students may major in any area in which Northeastern offers a degree, but
choosing a major is not required. Students need to meet certain program and
university requirements, but no specific course is required. BOG students choose from
the same curriculum as any Northeastern student. There is a low (15 hour) residency
requirement and students must complete 40 hours of Junior/Senior level courses. This
is an excellent degree completion program for students interested in continuing their
education in graduate and certification programs.

UWW students design their own degree. The program targets self-motivated,
disciplined adults who have focus in a particular academic area. Students work with an
advisor/instructor on campus, and an advisor professionally in the academic area of
concentration. UWW students are full-time enrolled, and ultimately need to
demonstrate their strengths before a graduation committee.

Classes Meet:
NEIU offers classes day and evening, Monday through Saturday.

Admission Requirements:
To be considered a returning adult, must have a high school diploma and a “C” average
in previous college coursework.

   Northern Illinois University
   Northern Illinois University Contact Information
   Main Website
   Financial Aid

   NIU Campus Locations         DeKalb, Hoffman Estates, Naperville, and Rockford

   NIU Online

   NIU Community College Partnership Program
   Main Website
   Locations Elgin Community College, Rock Valley College, Waubonsee Community

   Adult Degree Programs near Harper College

   Bachelor of General Studies in Health and Human Sciences
      Classes meet: weeknights, Saturdays, or online
      Admission requirements: AAS from community college and professional license in a
      Health and Human Sciences field *
      Program advisor: Sandi Splansky,, (815) 753-1891

   Bachelor of General Studies in Liberal Arts and Sciences
      Classes meet: weeknights, Saturdays, or online
      Admission requirements: AA or AS from community college preferred or 60 credit
      hours *
      Program advisor: Judy Santacaterina,, (815) 753-7961

   Bachelor of Science in Nursing (for R.N.’s)
      Classes meet: weeknights or online
      Admission requirements: R.N. License from the state of Illinois *
      Program advisor: Connie Uhlken,, (815) 753-6556

   Bachelor of Science in Technology (emphasis in Industrial Technology)
      Classes meet: weeknights, Saturdays, or online
      Admission requirements: completed, or working toward completing an AAS degree in a
      technology related field from a community college *
      Program advisor: Stacy Deegan,, (815) 753-9943

   Certificate of Undergraduate Study in Geographic Information Systems
      Classes meet: weeknights, Saturdays, or online
      Admission requirements: general NIU admissions requirements *
      Program advisor: Dr. Andrew Krmenec,, (815) 753-6826

* The admissions requirements listed in this document serve as general guidelines.
  Contact NIU Admissions at (800) 892-3050 or a program advisor for more information.
Northwestern University
School of Continuing Studies

Heather Chase
Coordinator of Undergraduate and Professional Health Careers Admissions
School of Continuing Studies
Northwestern University
339 E. Chicago Ave.
Wieboldt Hall, Room 601
Chicago, Illinois 60611-3008
Phone: (312) 503-2475
Fax: (312) 503-4942

3 bachelor’s degrees: Bachelor of Philosophy (BPhil), Bachelor of Science in General Studies
(BSGS), Bachelor of Philosophy in Communication (BPhilCom)
17 majors:
Anthropology, Art History, Biological Sciences, Communication Studies, Communication
Systems, Computer Studies, English Major in Writing, English, Economics, Environmental
Studies, Fine and Performing Arts, History, Mathematics, Organization Behavior, Philosophy,
Political Science, Psychology, Radio/TV/Film, Sociology

In 2006, SCS launched an innovative program in Leadership and Organizational Behavior.
Designed for busy professionals, this program enables students to complete course work in the
Organizational Behavior major within a two-year span. Students who transfer in 60 semester
hours (or 90 quarter hours) should be able to complete their degree in about two-and-a-half
years. The program will have a distance learning component built into its courses, although
each course will also rely upon classroom-based instruction for core learning.
SCS students earn a Northwestern University degree in the evenings and on weekends.
Transfer student scholarships are available to qualified applicants. SCS accepts up to 60
semester hours from community colleges and up to 30 semester hours from the CLEP and AP
Weekdays: 6:15-9:15 pm; Saturdays: 9:00-noon or 1:00-4:00 pm

Transfer applicants must have completed at least 24 (transferable) semester hours within the
past 10 years and have at least a 3.0 GPA. They also must have successfully completed an
English composition course and have completed courses in a variety of disciplines. Students
who do not meet transfer admission criteria may instead apply for performance-based
admission. Applying for performance-based admission does not preclude students from having
previously earned credits transferred into their degree at Northwestern.

Northwood University
Linda Brinkman or Sandra Kubat 630-964-6200
6010 South Route 53
Lisle, IL 60532

Degree Programs:
Bachelor of Business Administration with a major in Management or a dual major in
Management and Marketing.

Special Features:
  • Adult-Centered Accelerated 6 week format
  • Earn up to 1 year of College Credit for Work/Life Experience
  • Transfer up to 96 semester hours
  • Associate of Applied Science degree accepted
  • Affordable Tuition

Classes Meet:
Evening, Weekend, and Online Courses available

Admission Requirements:
Two or more years of earned college credit and has been in the workforce at least 3 to
5 years or a combination of credit and extensive workplace experience.

Olivet Nazarene University-School of Graduate and Continuing

Kristofer Van Horn
847-590-0675 X 13

Rolling Meadows

Bachelor’s Degree Programs offered:

--Bachelor of Business Administration
      -Project Management
      -Human Resources Management
      -Sales and Marketing Management

--Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Special Features: Each degree program is completed in less than two years, one-time
registration for entire program, each course is completed in six weeks or less, programs
include online courses, small class sizes of approximately 15 students.

Classes Meet: One weeknight each week from 5-9 or 6-10 p.m. The particular
weeknight remains the same throughout the entire program. Programs include online

Admission Requirements: 60 completed credit hours or Associate’s degree,
minimum GPA varies by program, minimum age requirement of 22 years of age (or
equivalent professional work experience).

Regis University

Jill Garber

3333 Regis Blvd.
Denver, Co. 80221

Degree Programs:
Accelerated Online Degree Programs for Adults

Special Features:

Regis has streamlined the process for adults who wish to transfer their community
college degree or coursework into a four-year degree. Through our generous transfer
policy and accelerated course formats, making the transition is easier than ever.

The Associate's to Bachelor's Program enables students to earn a bachelor's degree by
building upon the success of their associate's degree. Students who complete an
Associate in Arts or Science degree plus an additional 30 hours of credit receive senior
status at Regis, and then complete their fourth and final year with Regis. This approach
allows students to receive a degree from a prestigious private university at an
investment equivalent to or less than that of a state college.

Admissions Requirements:

   •   Completed application
   •   Application fee of $50
   •   A minimum of 30 semester hours of transferable credit from a regionally
       accredited college/university OR enroll in ED205*
   •   At least three years of full-time work experience OR submit Admissions Appeal
       and enroll in ED205*
   •   Official copies of transcripts
   •   Writing sample, submitted at time of application
   •   Additional requirements may apply for students with international backgrounds.
       In order to be accepted into a Regis University degree or certificate program you
       must complete an application.

Robert Morris College

Michelle Mehring, Director of Transfer Admissions
(312) 935-4242

Main Campus: Chicago
401 South State Street
Chicago, IL 60605
Justin Merriss, Senior Transfer Admissions Counselor

Branch Campuses: DuPage, O’Hare, Orlando Park, Peoria, Springfield, Lake County

Bachelor of Business Administration Degree
Accounting                         Hospitality Management
Health/Fitness Management          Management

Bachelor of Applied Science Degree in Computer Studies
Networking                         Systems Integration

Bachelor of Applied Science Degree in Graphic Design

Special Features:
  • For admission to the Bachelor Degree programs, programs vary by campus –
      consult transfer coordinator for details.
  • Minimum GPA of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale
  • Minimum 48 quarter hours or 32 semester hours of transferable credit from a
      regionally accredited institution of higher education
  • Rolling admissions
  • Robert Morris College welcomes students who have completed an A.A.S degree
      to enter our Bachelor degree options

Full-time Flex Scheduling
   • Now offering a new scheduling option for evening students. Our Full-Time Flex
       option allows students to spend as little as two nights a week in class while
       earning 12 quarter hours of credit.
   • Transfer students taking 4 classes per quarter can complete their degree in as
       little as 15 months and those opting to take 3 classes per quarter can complete
       their degree in as little as 18 months.

Roosevelt University, 1 877-APPLY RU

Alice Blomquist, (847) 619-8621

Campus Locations:
Chicago Campus, 430 S. Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60605
Center for Professional Advancement, 18 S. Michigan Avenue
Schaumburg Campus, 1400 N. Roosevelt Blvd. Schaumburg, IL 60173

Chicago College of Performing Arts (Chicago Campus only)
College of Arts and Sciences
College of Education
Evelyn T. Stone College of Professional Studies
Walter E. Heller College of Business Administration

Non-Traditional Adult Degree Programs:
Fast Track/Bachelor of Professional Studies/ Bachelor of General Studies (BPS/BGS) - designed
to provide the adult college student with the opportunity to complete a quality undergraduate
degree in less time and with greater flexibility.

Bachelor of Professional Studies: Administrative Studies, Business, Computer Science,
Financial Services, Hospitality and Tourism Management, Net Prep Specialty Degree Completion,
Organizational Communication, Organizational Leadership, Paralegal Studies, Pre-Biotechnology
and Chemical Science, Professional Administration, Financial Services, Systems Management,

Bachelor of General Studies: Communications, History, Individualized Program,
International Studies, Language, Liberal Arts, Literature, Political Science, Psychology,
Sociology, Women’s and Gender Studies.

Special Features:
      BGS Next Step Program. If students have an Associate of Arts or an Associate of
      Science degree or have accumulated 60 semester hours of transferable credit with at
      least a 2.0 grade point average, the Next Step program is designed for them. They may
      apply transfer credits to any of the BGS/BPS concentrations.
      Students who have completed an Associate of Arts or Associate of Science degree and
      have met the degree prerequisites can complete a BGS degree in as few as 30-36
      additional semester hours. This is available for Business, Computer Science, General
      Studies, Organizational Communication, Organizational Leadership, Professional
      Administration, or Psychology.
      Classes are offered during the day, evening, weekends and online.
      RU Online offers fully online certificates and majors. Visit the website for more

Shimer College

Elaine Vincent 312-235-3500

Chicago IL on the IIT Campus
3424 S State Street 60616
Degree Program(s):
Weekend Program for adults , BA or BS in Social Science, Natural Science, Humanities
and Liberal Studies
Special Features (optional): Shimer students read the classics, from Plato and Aristotle
to Albert Einstein and Virginia Woolf. Original sources by literary and academic greats
combine with discussion based classes to prepare students for anything.

Classes Meet:
In the weekend program classes meet once every three weeks for 15 weekends a year
(September through May).

Admission Requirements:
Application form, writing sample, transcripts and an interview.

Financial Aid/ Scholarship Opportunities:
Loans grants and private scholarships
$22,600 per year

Trinity International University
REACH Adult Undergraduate Program

Adam Huh, Director of REACH Admissions – Deerfield Campus

Rosalyn Luz, REACH Admissions Associate (Community College Specialist)

Rob Shelby, REACH Admissions Counselor

Dallise Goodson, Associate Director of REACH to TEACH

Deerfield Campus – Main Campus
South Chicago Campus – Chicago Regional Center

Degree Programs:
Bachelor of Arts degree:
      Organizational Leadership
      Christian Ministries
      Bachelor of Liberal Arts
             -Elementary Education Major
             -Elementary Education Certification (Type 03)
             -Secondary Education Certification (Type 09)

Classes Meet:
Evenings and Saturdays mornings once a week and online classes are available.

Admission Requirements:
Please contact the REACH Office at 877-237-0806 or visit our website at

University of Phoenix Online
University of Phoenix Chicago Campus
Raychelle Levy

Campus: Online via the Internet or Deerfield, The Loop, Schaumburg, Warrenville

Degree Programs:
BS   Business/Accounting
BS   Business/Administration
BS   Business/Finance
BS   Business/Management
BS   Business/Marketing
BS   Business/Retail Management
BS   Business/Public Administration
BS   Criminal Justice Administration
BS   Management
BS   Business/e-Business
BS   Business/Information Systems
BS   Information Technology
BS   Health Administration
BS   Human Services Management
BS   Nursing
Special Features:
•    Attend class at the times that fit your schedule.
•    Complete 100% of your education via the Internet, including all administration, registration,
     and book buying.
•    Earn your online degree in just 2 to 3 years.
•    Apply all or most of your community college credits toward your bachelor’s degree.
•    Classes are offered one at a time, for 5-6 weeks, so you can focus on each subject.
•    Programs are continually updated to provide the skills and expertise that are in high
•    All faculty hold a master’s or doctoral degree, and work in the fields they teach, so they can
     provide real-world solutions.
•    Financing options are available including low interest rate student loans and VA benefits.
•    No traditional class or term start date – classes start every month.
Classes Meet:
100% Online – log on any time of the day or night 24/7. Classes start every month.

Admission Requirements: H.S. diploma or GED and Grade of C- or better from
Community College courses for transfer consideration.

University of St. Francis

Degree Programs:
Bachelor of Science in Health Arts: degree completion program for dental
hygienists, radiologic technologists, registered nurses, respiratory therapists, and other
qualified health care professionals. Adult professionals are able to work towards a
Bachelor of Science degree while receiving college credit for prior learning experience.
Bachelor of Science in Nursing Fast Track program: After completing
prerequisites, students may complete upper division coursework in as little as one year.
Courses are offered one night a week usually in eight-week blocks.
Professional Arts program: is designed for adult students enrolling at the University
of St. Francis. It is a “2+2” program that recognizes the Associate in Applied Science
Degree from a vocational or technical program that has been completed by a student at
a community college as fulfilling the first two years of the Bachelor of Science Degree in
Professional Arts.

Classes Meet:
Classes are offered at convenient times and locations, with some integrating online and
faculty-directed distance learning opportunities.

Western Illinois University
Macomb Campus: Dr. Richard W. Carter, Director, 309/298-1929

1 University Circle
Macomb, IL 61455

3561 60th Street
Moline, IL 61265

Degree Program:
The Board of Trustees Bachelor of Arts (BOT/BA) Degree

Special Features:
This degree program is designed to provide adult students with an opportunity to earn a
regionally accredited undergraduate degree in a manner compatible with their educational
needs and lifestyles. This highly individualized and flexible program recognizes that adults may
have attended a variety of educational institutions and accepts transfer of passing course work
taken at other regionally accredited colleges and universities. No campus attendance is
required. The BOT/BA degree program offers students the options of applying for academic
credit by preparing a prior learning portfolio, successfully completing proficiency exams, and
combining prior college credit with individually selected courses to create a personalized
program of study. College credit is awarded for military courses, training programs, and military
occupation specialties as recommended by the American Council on Education.

In addition, Western Illinois University participates in the Degrees at a Distance Program, a
higher education project of the National Fire Academy designed for in-service fire personnel.
The program provides access to higher education for all fire service personnel and allows them
to earn a bachelor’s degree from WIU without losing time on the job. Students participating in
this program through WIU work toward a Board of Trustees Bachelor of Arts (BOT/BA) degree
and earn a Degree Completion Certification from the National Fire Academy in Fire
Administration and Management or Fire Prevention Technology.

Admission Requirements:
If you have attended other regionally accredited colleges or universities, you must have a "C"
average for all work attempted and be in good standing at the last college attended, and it
must be five years since your high school graduation date.

Classes Meet:
Although no on-campus attendance is required, regular classes are held at the Macomb,
Illinois, and Quad Cities, Moline, Illinois, campuses. The BOT/BA degree can be
completed at a distance by Internet and Independent Study.


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