If there’s one thing CPS students have in common, it’s determination to finish their degree. They come to us with different backgrounds after academic experiences at other colleges and universities. A student must have at least 30 transferable credits to apply to our program; it’s not uncommon for students to have attended three or four schools before coming to CPS.
Along with their diverse backgrounds, some students have been away from school a long time. Many are intimidated and anxious about their ability to handle academic work again.
Time management is a special concern. They juggle full-time jobs, families and other responsibilities. And while we should remember the constraints on students’ time outside of class, we must be sure that we set college-level standards and have students stick to them.
Adult students sometimes believe an accelerated program is easier than a traditional day experience. It’s your job to be sure they receive the full quality and rigorous education of our undergraduate accelerated Bachelor of Science degrees.