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Professional and Continuing Education

Adult Degree Advancement Program

Specifically designed for students 24 years of age and older who wish to attend the University of Dayton part-time, the Adult Degree Advancement Program allows you to complete your bachelor's degree at your own pace. Day and evening classes are available. The following majors are available through the Adult Degree Advancement Program:

Tuition for ADAP is affordable, with cost per credit hour discounted 40 percent off the regular undergraduate tuition rate. Whether you take one class at a time or several classes in one semester, the cost per credit hour is the same.

ADAP is specifically for part-time students. Students who register for more than 11 semester hours are not eligible for the special ADAP tuition rate.

Students who have experienced an interruption in their education of five or more years and want to resume their education at the undergraduate level may be considered for the Osher Reentry Scholarship valued at up to $5,000 per year. For more information, contact Julia Thompson.

You must be a high school graduate, have earned a General Education Degree (GED) or have a 2.0 cumulative grade point average from another college to apply to ADAP. You must also be age 24 or older.

Admission to the early childhood leadership and advocacy program in the School of Education and Health Sciences requires a completed associate's degree in early childhood education (or the equivalent).

Complete the online Application for Undergraduate Admission as a part-time transfer student. If you are over 24 years of age and select one of the programs available through ADAP, you will automatically be reviewed for ADAP. You must be a part-time student in order to participate in ADAP.

Request that official transcripts from your high school or official results of the GED, as well as official transcripts from any colleges previously attended, be sent directly from the institution to the Office of Recruitment and Admission. Hand-carried transcripts, official copies marked Issued to Student and unofficial copies are not acceptable.

All application materials should be directed to:

Office of Recruitment and Admission
University of Dayton
300 College Park
Dayton, Ohio 45469-1602

All prior college credits, including those earned through CLEP (College Level Examination Program) testing, will be carefully examined to maximize transfer credit.

To request an evaluation of your credits, please complete the preliminary credit evaluation form.

Once you have been accepted into ADAP, the appropriate dean's office will contact you to schedule courses.

If you have questions about the academic options available through the Adult Degree Advancement Program, contact the appropriate department.

  • College of Arts and Sciences
    Bobby Beebe
  • School of Education and Health Sciences: Department of Teacher Education
    Shauna Adams
  • School of Engineering: Department of Engineering Technology
    Susan Scachitti


Office of Recruitment and Admission

Albert Emanuel Hall
300 College Park
Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 1602