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Bevill State and Huntingdon College Partner for New Adult Degree Program

May 08, 2014

Bevill State Community College will soon begin a cooperative program on the college’s Sumiton campus that provides students with an accelerated path to earning a Bachelor’s degree in Business.

The college is the newest partner in Huntingdon College’s Adult Degree Completion Program (ADCP), a convenient, accelerated program designed for working professionals interested in increasing their chances for employment, adults interested in re-entering the workplace, and community college students interested in earning a bachelor’s degree.  The classes are offered one night a week in five-week sessions with three five-week sessions per semester.  Once completed, the student receives a Bachelor’s of Science in Business Management.

“This program really understands the needs of adults,” said Jennifer Ishler, director of Recruiting Operations for the ADCP.  “College can be intimidating for anyone, but especially for adults going back to finish a degree; it makes a huge difference to be able to stay at a familiar setting such as Bevill State for the whole process.”

Bevill State Dean of Instruction Dr. Leslie Cummings added, “We are very excited to start this partnership with Huntingdon College. This is a great opportunity for our students to stay on campus and continue taking classes while working toward their four-year degree. It is another example of how Bevill State works to bring educational opportunities to its students and the communities it serves.”

Approximately 260 adults are enrolled in the ADCP program throughout the state.  And, 42% of Huntingdon graduates each May are ADCP students. The degree is identical to receiving a bachelors in Huntingdon’s traditional program.

The ADCP program is offered under the W. James Samford, Jr. School of Business and Professional Studies. There is no charge to apply for the program. Admission to the program requires at least 30 to 45 hours of transferable credit earned at an accredited institution; a 2.0 cumulative GPA in course work completed.

Tuition is $250 per credit hour and the program is Pell Grant eligible.  Prospective students may apply for admission anytime and may start courses at the beginning of any five-week session. The first session at Bevill is scheduled to begin this August.

For more information on the ADCP program offered at Bevill State Community College, contact Justin Evans at 205-703-1436, or by email at justin.evans@hawks.huntingdon.edu.