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Can I Go Back to School?

How you can complete your degree, with
Jessup’s Adult Degree Completion

Are you living with a sense of unfinished business? If you started college, but weren’t able to complete your coursework and earn your degree, you might feel the urge to return to school. What are you waiting for? You can go back to school and finish your degree with Jessup’s Adult Degree Completion! With Jessup, you can pick up right where you left off, however long ago. Read on to learn more about the benefits of earning your degree, and how Jessup University can help you make it happen.
When you think about returning to school, what is stopping you? Are you intimidated by the time commitment? Or nervous about the course load and homework? Maybe it’s the cost that feels overwhelming – how can you afford to go back to school while working your day job? At Jessup, we understand the challenges our students face in returning to their studies. We have designed our Adult Degree Completion (ADC) programs with the mature learner in mind. In order to accommodate busy students, many of whom juggle existing jobs as well as family responsibilities, programs are designed with a flexible, customizable schedule so students can speed up or slow down based on their needs. Some ADC courses can even be completed online. ADC courses are offered at both of Jessup’s Northern California campuses: Rocklin, in the greater Sacramento area, and San Jose, in California’s Bay Area.
With Jessup’s Adult Degree Completion, students may earn up to a total of 30 units to their Bachelor’s degree requirement through the Credit for Prior Learning. Because Jessup understands that college-level learning can occur outside the walls of a college, the Credit for Prior Learning may also include experiences you have had, and non-college training you have completed. Jessup gives transfer credit for courses that meet a variety of standards from the CSU system, regionally accredited colleges, and accredited community colleges.

The Criteria for Jessup’s ADC program includes:

    • Two years or more of full-time work experience and/or be a recommended minimum of 22 years of age.
    • Cumulative 2.00 GPA (on 4.0 scale) on all prior coursework (applicants with a lower GPA will be considered on a case-by-case basis).
    • Proof of high school completion and any applicable transcripts.
    • Official transcripts from all colleges and universities previously attended (If applicable).
    • Official transcripts must arrive in an envelope sealed by the registrar of the previous institution.
    • Official E-transcripts will also be accepted.

Jessup offers several choices within the Adult Degree Completion program. Bachelor degree programs include Business Administration, Psychology, Leadership with specializations in Organizational Development or Christian Ministry (Rocklin only), and an Addiction Studies Certificate (San Jose only). Jessup’s Adult Degree Completion programs are carefully designed to help students develop the tools needed to succeed. In partnership with a caring and experienced faculty, students earn degrees based upon high academic standards and biblical principles.

There are many reasons why our students choose Jessup to complete their Bachelor’s degrees. Jessup offers small class sizes and a warm community, where teachers know and care about their students. Jessup offers a great value for a California private school and has been providing Christ-centered education for over 80 years. Jessup is accredited through WASC, and Jessup is a member of the Association of Independent California Colleges and Universities (AICCU) and a member of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU). Jessup’s Adult Degree Completion (ADC) programs are specifically designed for busy, working adults, and offer flexible scheduling, evening courses, online options, and programs that can be completed in as few as 19 months!

“I highly recommend William Jessup University. I earned my BS degree in the Adult Degree Completion program… With small class sizes, you get individual attention from the instructor and develop friendships and networks… If you want to “finish what you started”, consider William Jessup University.”
– Kristen, Class of 2011.

If you are ready to take the first step towards finishing your degree, then don’t wait any longer! The helpful Admissions staff at WJU is here to help you. Give us a call so we can answer your questions about our degree program offerings and Adult Degree Completion. Our Admissions Representatives can schedule you a tour of campus, discuss financial aid opportunities, and walk you through the entire enrollment process. For more information, you can also email, visit, or sign up here for one of our great info sessions. What are you waiting for? Finish your degree with William Jessup University!

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