Adult Degree Completion

The Adult Degree Completion (ADC) program provides educational opportunities for adults 24-years-of-age or older the opportunity to complete a degree in Leadership and Management, Psychology, and Literary and Intercultural Studies.

Complete Your Degree at Dominican

Completing your bachelor’s degree can be a full-time job, especially when balancing life and work. The Adult Degree Completion program makes earning a bachelor’s degree a reality for adult learners. Along with your formal classes, we offer the opportunity to earn credits for your life and work experiences through a prior learning program guiding you on the path to personal and professional success.

Benefits and resources include: 

  • Convenient evening schedules (online options coming soon!)
  • Small discussion-based classes
  • Personalized advising and student services
  • Affordable tuition
  • Adult-focused honor’s society

Our Programs

Whether you’re looking for personal fulfillment or to increase your earning potential, the Adult Degree Completion Program (ADC) could be right for you. You can earn a bachelor of arts degree in: 

Accelerate Your Degree

Earn up to 45 units of college credit for knowledge gained outside traditional academic settings through an assessment of your prior learning. Shorten the time it takes to earn a degree, reduce the cost of your education, and affirm the learning that you’ve attained in your personal and professional life through any of the following methods: 

  • Create an experiential learning portfolio
  • Complete a course challenge
  • Complete standardized examinations (CLEP, DSST Excelsior)
  • Complete military and corporate-sponsored courses (ACE PONSI)
  • Show foreign language competency through translation

When you think about how cost prohibitive going back to school can be, being able to earn units writing essays made my undergraduate degree quite feasible and realistic.” — Sara Moncada

You’re not alone in mapping your return to school. An advisor will evaluate your transcripts and create a detailed roadmap for your future, before you even enroll.

We accept applications on a rolling basis, which means there is no hard deadline to apply. 

Ready to begin? Apply Now!

To apply to Dominican, you will need to meet the following requirements: 

  • 30 transferable units
  • 24 years-old or older 
  • High school diploma or GED
  • Official college transcripts
  • Application for Admission
  • Minimum GPA of 2.5

International candidates should also refer to International Admissions to learn about additional requirements. 

Ready to begin? Apply Now!

Find out what it costs to afford a Dominican education, as well as options and opportunities for aid through Financial Aid, Scholarships, Grants and Loans.

Adult Degree Completion Tuition and Aid

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Leadership and Management

Study organizations — their design, function, management, behavior and growth. Learn to lead and motivate teams, create organizational strategies and promote integrity and customer service.

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Literary and Intercultural Studies

Nurture the mind and spirit through a study of global cultures, joining the truth of the human experience to the beauty of art.

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Kickstart a career in nonprofits, entrepreneurial enterprises, corporations, government agencies or graduate work. Students pursued careers as counselors, childcare workers, and more.

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Your Support Team: Meet the ADC Faculty and Staff

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LeeAnn Bartolini, PhD

Professor and Co-Chair


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Robert Bassin, MA, MBA

Assistant Director, Undergraduate Admissions
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Chase Clow, PhD

Assistant Professor, Humanities
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Maria Gentile

Director of Undergraduate Admissions
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Lisa Haydon, MSEd, OTR

Accessibility Counselor and Director of Prior Learning
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Jordan Lieser, PhD

Assistant Professor, History
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Denise Lucy, EdD

Executive Director, Institute of Leadership Studies Professor, Business and Organizational Studies

ADC Student Profiles