Adult Students: Your Degree Your Way

We are making it easier for you to earn a degree or a certificate in high demand fields by providing more evening, weekend and online programs that fit your schedule. Learn more.

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The Office of Transfer and Adult Student Enrollment can answer your questions about pursuing a degree. Contact Admissions at 330-972-7009 or

Connect with Adult Focus for services and scholarships specifically for adult students.

UA Solutions offers noncredit continuing education courses, professional development and certification programs.

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Start dates for future terms

  • Spring 2016 begins Tuesday, Jan. 19
  • Summer 2016 begins Monday, June 13

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Types of Degrees and Training

Noncredit programs

Workshops, seminars or courses that improve skills for professional development but do not lead to academic degrees. Learn more.


Documents granted by colleges and adult career centers after completion of study for specific occupations. Certificates usually require a full-time six month to one year program of required courses or its part time equivalent. Certificate programs are listed in the Undergraduate Course Catalog.

Associate Degrees

Degrees granted by colleges after students complete required courses. Associate degrees are offered by the College of Applied Science and Technology (formerly Summit College).

Bachelor's Degrees

Degrees granted by universities or colleges after students have satisfactorily completed required courses, taking at least four years of full-time enrollment or its part-time equivalent. Bachelor's degrees offered at UA.

Advanced Degrees

Master's or doctorate degrees earned after bachelor's degree, taking at least two years for full-time students to complete. Advanced degrees offered at UA.