Adult Degree Completion Center

Fully Online, Flexible, Faith-based Degrees to Complete

The Adult Degree Completion Center provides support, advocacy, opportunities and resources for adult learners seeking flexible and affordable fast tracks to career change or advancement, economic or personal goal achievement. 

Is it time to dust off that degree you started? to be ready for a promotion or vocational change? Choose Andrews Online to open doors to vocational joy and purpose-driven living. Pick your pace and pathway to completing a degree, maximizing transfers and credit for prior learning, with experienced adult advisors supporting your home run.

World changer, it's your turn now. Come enjoy a Christian online learning community. Read on to get started!  

Why Complete a Degree?

Build a brighter future as you gain new knowledge, skills, self-confidence, and support networks.

From a societal perspective, degree completion has economic benefits. USA Labor Statistics continue to that academic credentials often result in higher pay (see graph) and greater job security. Read the research on why education still pays.

From a Christian perspective, education is more than workforce and civic responsibility training. Investing in an Andrews degree is an education with an eternal perspective, with the invitation to live reflecting God's loving character as a joyful world changer. Reflect on the Andrews University mission.

And there are many personal reasons, such as retooling to pivot to new employment opportunities, increasing earnings and job satsifaction, opening graduate study doors, or finishing what started earlier. Whatever your reason,  your Andrews online study adventure can begin now!

Education Still Pays

Military Friendly

Certified as a gold level veteran-friendly university, we welcome active military and veteran students! Up to 90 credits towards a bachelor degree can be transferred from accredited colleges and universities and through credit awards on ACE-recommended military transcripts.

Review Andrews' educational benefits, forms, and resources for you. Our Veteran Services counselor will advise financially and partner with experienced adult online academic advisors to serve you and your family anywhere in the world. 

Discounted Online Costs

Degree completion cost will depend on:

  • How many transferable credits meet degree requirements
  • How much credit for prior college-level learning may be awarded
  • Your program length: 18 credit certificates, 62 credits associates, or 124 credit bachelors
  • What financial aid (scholarships and loans) you may be eligible for
  • Whether your study part-time or full-time 

The good news is that tuition is discounted to $450 per credit for all online undergraduate programs.  An online degree fee of $155 per semester and textbook purchase/rental will vary depending on the pace and classes you choose.  Meet with an academic and financial advisor for a detailed study plan and cost fitting your study choices.

Ways to Afford Study

Wondering how to finance your degree completion program? Consider these ways to lower your cost: 

  • US residents should submit a FAFSA form to learn what grants and scholarships may be awarded.  Find the Andrews code & details here.
  • Research and apply for scholarships through your country, region/state (e.g. Michigan), local and online organizations, church, employer and family. See external scholarships Andrews lists.   
  • File applicable tax breaks: in the USA, the American Opportunity Tax Credit and the Lifetime Learning Tax Credit.
  • Meet with your Andrews financial advisor to understand all options, including payment plans.

Earn Credit for
What You Know

Up to 30% of degree credits may be earned through assessments of learning through experience that is aligned to course outcomes. Learn how credit for prior learning works at Andrews University.

Complete the Andrews Credit Predictor to learn whether you may apply for credit for prior learning.  Then email your resume and training certifications for a free degree plan and pre-advising meeting.  

Why Choose Andrews Online?

  1. Christ-centered classes & online community encourage integration of faith, learning and living
  2. All courses are offered Fall, Spring, and Summer, so no waiting to fill a gap or finish on your timeline
  3. Asynchronous online courses fit your schedule with no classes to attend at a particular hour
  4. Our students appreciate Christian care with experienced adult advisors supporting them all the way
  5. Rapid replies to any form of communication build lifetime friendships and help you succeed
  6. Credit for prior learning awards can save you time and money
  7. You set the pace, with part-time and accelerated full-time completion plans
  8. You have access to more courses through Adventist & other consortia

What our students say…

"Andrews was my dream university as a recent immigrant from Europe. In some classes our student groups communicate through social media and their support has helped me a lot."

Yana Stoyka, BS Business Administration,
Washington, USA

"As an aspiring pastor, I chose Andrews online to complete theology studies. Online flexibility saved money and gave me more time for family. The advisor support has been phenomenal, wise, and prompt."

Denon Woodhouse, BA Religion
Virginia, USA

"As a full-time working mom, studying from home at my own pace was essential. With community and advisor support, AU online classes are helping me to more effectively mentor my Kingsway College students."

Erin Mortenson, BS General Studies
Ontario, Canada

"Being a part of the AU online community is truly one of the most amazing experiences of my life. My advisors have hugely helped me foresee my vocation. My faith in God is so much stronger; my relationship with Him is so much closer."

Day Day, BA Religion
North Carolina, USA

Frequently Asks Questions

Persons who are 1) 25 years or older OR 2) who are active military or veterans, AND have not enrolled in a degree program in the last 2 years, may apply as adult students.  Adult applicants to all online undergraduate certificates, associate and bachelor programs need:

  • A transcript showing completion of high/secondary school or equivalent (e.g. GED) AND transcripts from all post-secondary institutions attended
  • Evidence of English language proficiency if past education was completed where English was not the language of instruction (see accepted test scores here)
  • A grade point average (GPA) of 2.5 or higher, calculated including all secondary (when less than 25 college credits have been earned) and post-secondary transcripted grades, converted to the US 4.0 GPA scale. Re-applicants 25 years or older who have been inactive for at least 2 semesters may be admitted as adult students with an Andrews University GPA of 2.0 or better. 

Not sure if you qualify?  Email why you're ready to study now, attaching your transcripts and resume for a review of unique life experience. You may well fit other undergraduate admission criteria, so contact us to learn about all options to enjoy the benefits of finishing your degree online through Andrews now!

Applications are welcome year-round. Here are the steps:

  1. Apply online today at this link.
  2. Create an account to save your application first.
  3. Then click to start an application.
  4. Select UNDERGRADUATE as level, DISTANCE/ONLINE as campus, the semester you'd like to begin (Fall starts in August, Spring in January, Summer in May/June), then read directions to fill in all the personal info carefully. 
  5. If you previously attended Andrews, add a comment noting any name change and your AU ID if remembered. 
  6. After submitting the application, gather all transcripts, scan or take photos and upload as supplemental items. The application will not be processed until there is a transcript from each school/college/university you listed in the application. If you don't have a copy, request an official transcript be emailed to then forward any confirmation you received to alert Undergraduate Admissions to the incoming transcript.
  7. Once you have all transcript copies uploaded, watch for an admission decision within 2-3 business days. If you have any questions or additional information, email right away.

It all depends on choices you make, such as:

  • the number of credits you transfer in or earn as credit for prior learning
  • your pace - full-time or part-time (most commonly 2 classes per semester)
  • your budget - a mix of scholarships, personal savings, and loans
  • your progress - passing all classes with grades of C or higher is the goal

Our goal is to help you accelerate your path to completion with flexible classes, available each semester, with all the support you need to succeed online!

Whenever you're ready to make studying a priority! Now's a great time to work out a degree completion plan to see the path clearly, then share your plan with your employer, family and friends to support your transition.  Adding study will take subtracting other demands/priorities in your life, so consider what you can stop, postpone, delegate, or more efficiently do.

I'm glad you asked! Success is greatest when you begin prepared:

  1. Answer these questions to decide if online is a good choice for you now.
  2. Check you have the tech tools to be able to study online.
  3. Schedule an appointment (links below) to explore options and make informed choices.

Yes! Please do visit soon, with any of these three options:

  1. Take yourself on a 360 virtual tour any time that's right for you.
  2. Schedule a video conference with an adult advisor for a personal, free, consultation - scroll down for online calendars to make these appointments.
  3. For an overview of all Andrews offers on campus and online, scroll down this page to see the dates of the next virtual meetings. Find one that works for you and sign up!

Adult Center Team

Email your resume, transcripts,
and any certifications for a
and virtual advising meeting.

 Email an adult advisor now.


Because life keeps going,
we go where you go.

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