Degree completion program

Degree completion program

A degree completion program is an educational program providing a way for learners to get college credit for learning that they acquired through life and work experience. Degree completion programs, unlike diploma mills, work within the established university community to provide accredited degrees. Credits from old courses and CLEP or GRE tests are combined and evaluated to enable the student to achieve a degree.

As of 1993, there were 284 adult degree completion programs in the United States.[1] For busy mid-career adult professionals such programs also provides an option for a fast track approach.[2].

See also


  1. ^ John A. Taylor, Adult Degree Completion Programs: A Report to the Board of Trustees from the Task Force on Adult Degree Completion Programs and the Award of Credit for Prior Learning at the Baccalaureate Level, Chicago: North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education, June 22, 2000, p. 1.
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