Adult Career Education (B.S.)
The online ACE (Adult Career Education) Bachelor Degree Program is designed to address the needs of working adults, or adults seeking employment, who want to complete college degrees in a customized area of study. Students completing this program will earn a Baccalaureate Degree in Adult Career Education (ACE).
- Core coursework in the online ACE Degree-Completion Program focuses on skills that are in high demand by today's employers—skills such as creative problem solving, critical thinking, team building, communication technology, and work-life integration. Beyond the core classes, students work with an advisor to customize a specialization to meet their career and personal goals.
- ACE provides a flexible, convenient, and individualized approach to education for adult students who have earned approximately 60 college credits. The online core program is delivered in accelerated eight-week courses.
- The program is designed for transfer students (see admission requirements).
- Our advisors help students identify prior learning experiences that may qualify for college credit, including military training, non-collegiate sponsored training, proficiency exams and work experiences. Resources and support for online learning are built into the program because each student's success from day one is paramount.
- ACE was named Program of the Year in 2015 by the American Association for Adult and Continuing Education —and received national recognition for its efforts to help non-traditional students complete a four-year college degree.
- The ACE Bachelor Degree Program is open to eligible in-state and many out-of-state applicants. The program is closed to students residing in countries other than Canada and the United States (including U.S. Territories). The exceptions are U.S. military and State Department personnel and their family members with APO/FPO addresses.
The ACE Bachelor Degree Program can help individuals:
- Acquire skills, knowledge, and attitudes that will enhance them personally as well as professionally;
- Advance in their chosen career or change careers;
- Become more marketable in today's competitive labor market;
- Complete an educational program they started but never finished;
- Attain a global perspective from an online network of fellow students;
- Feel more confident in their professional and personal aspirations;
- Prepare for graduate study.
Financial Aid & Scholarships
Students have many sources of financial support for their studies, including financial aid, work-study programs, veterans' benefits, and special scholarships for entering freshmen and transfer students.
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The Graduate Catalog and Undergraduate Catalog of Indiana State University are the documents of authority for all students. The requirements given in the catalogs supersede information issued by any academic department, program, college, or school. The University reserves the right to change the requirements at any time.