The Accelerated Degree Program provides learning opportunities tailored for persons other than full-time day students. The mission of the program is to extend the University’s instructional offerings to working people, in times and formats that are convenient for persons with daytime commitments.
Differing in format and philosophy from conventional programs for college students, each ADP area of study gives adults an opportunity to complete a college degree and to obtain new skills for job advancement or change. This program is ideal for mature, highly motivated, self-disciplined students who have strong academic backgrounds and desire to expedite baccalaureate completion.
An academic year includes fall, spring and summer semesters. Students normally take from 3 to 12 credit hours per semester. Refer to Course Loads in the Academic Information Section of this catalog for limits.
In order to accelerate progress, students are encouraged to attend the summer sessions as well. Classes are both time and content intensive, and attendance is required for all class sessions.
Steps to becoming an ADP student
The first step to becoming a Jacksonville University Dolphin is to complete the undergraduate, ADP application at www.ju.edu/apply. You may use the promotional code JUFREEAPP to waive the $30 application fee. If you will be using military benefits, please use the promotional code JUMILITARY.
2. Request official transcripts/documentation: Official documentation may be mailed to:
Office of Admission
2800 University Blvd. N
Jacksonville, FL 32211
If the institution uses Parchment, the transcripts may be sent to us electronically. If the institution uses E-scrip or Docufide, transcripts may be sent to us electronically by using firstname.lastname@example.org.
a. If you have earned your GED, please request your official GED scores.
b. If you have earned your high school diploma, please request official high school transcripts.
c. If you have earned college credit, please request an official transcript from each college or university you have attended. If you have fewer than 24 transferrable semester hours, we will also require an official copy of your high school transcripts or GED.
d. If you have attended a college or university abroad, we require a WES (www.wes.org) or Silny (www.silny.com) evaluation of that transcript. Please choose the course by course evaluation with the calculated GPA option. Puerto Rican schools and The College of the Bahamas are not required to submit this evaluation.
3. Complete the FAFSA.
Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid at www.fafsa.ed.gov (our school code is 001495).
Once a student has been admitted to ADP program, the university will waive the $300 enrollment deposit and a username and password will be e-mailed to you. This information allows you to register for classes.
If you have earned college credit, a formal Transfer Evaluation Report (TER) will be created. Jacksonville University awards credit for college or university level classes completed with a C or better (no developmental or remedial classes). Some classes may transfer in as elective credit rather than credit for a core or major requirement. If you have taken AP, IB, AICE or CLEP exams, or if you have a military transcript with college credit, please send the official score report or transcript to us for evaluation. We look forward to guiding you through the admission process!
If your last name begins with the letter A-K:
Your admission officer will be Tonya Alford. You may reach her at (904)-256-7026 or email@example.com.
If your last name begins with the letter L-Z:
Your admission officer will be Erin McFeely. You may reach her at (904)-256-7002 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you will be using military benefits:
Your benefits counselor will be Deirdre Willette. You may reach her at (904)-256-7638, email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.