Who can enroll at Adams College? back to top
Anyone who is 18-years of age and possesses a high school diploma or
equivalent can apply to Adams College. We accept students from every part of
the world. All students are evaluated on an individual basis according to
our admissions policy.
Do you approve everyone who applies to Adams College? back to top
No, we do not. However, if you have significant work experience, previous
education, professional skills or experience in your desired degree major,
you will be strongly considered for a degree from Adams College. We will do
our best to get you approved for a degree.
What will I get with the program? back to top
You will receive an official diploma, official transcripts, an authentic
padded diploma cover, embossed with the official Adams College seal. You may
purchase other items from our online store, such as official degree frames,
Adams College apparel, Coffee Mugs, etc. You will have access to degree
verification services ongoing, and you may order subsequent transcripts from
our Alumni Page. The Registrar will mail all transcripts with 2-business
days of the request. There is a nominal administration fee of $ 9.00 for
subsequent transcript orders.
What will my degree look like? back to top
There will be no mention on any documents of how you earned your degree
at Adams College. Adams College uses a professional printing firm to prepare
our official documents, such as diplomas, transcripts, etc. (Click here for
a sample of what your diploma will look like) Our Diplomas are printed on
high quality heavy cotton stock equal to that of the State University
System. Our diplomas meet ISO standards and are equal in quality to a
diploma issued from Penn State, UCLA, etc. Transcripts are printed on high
quality transcript security paper and cannot be altered, due to the unique
qualities of the paper. The security paper we use to prepare official
transcripts is watermarked and exceeds the industry standard for security
Is my Adams College Degree verifiable? back to top
Yes, your degree from Adams College is a legal degree and can be verified
through our Registrar's office. We do offer an Apostille service to
authenticate your degree in over 61-countires for an extra fee. Your degree
can be verified through facsimile or mail request at no extra cost. We
cannot release any student information without written consent of the
student. It is illegal for anyone to get access to your student records
without your express written consent. We will not verify your degree over
the telephone, as we will have no way of knowing if the request is
authorized by the student.
What are your residency requirements? back to top
Due to the Internet and available technologies, Adams College is able to
serve students from around the world. Your geographical location is no
barrier to prospective students who wish to earn a degree from Adams
College. As a distance learning institution, Adams College does not operate
in a traditional campus setting. Due to the benefits of online technology,
our students come from across the United States and around the world.
Is Adams College Accredited? back to top
Yes, we are. Accreditation is a voluntary process in which, each college
or university may decide for itself what type of accreditation is
appropriate and necessary to accomplish its educational mission. Adams
College operates in an International scope, offering degree programs to
professional adults worldwide. Degree applicants are not required to attend
classes or complete extensive courses. We are a non-traditional,
non-residency degree granting college, which offers degrees based on
portfolio assessment of academic work and life experiences.
Accreditation is a unique and private non-governmental function. Colleges
seek Accreditation so they may be recognized by the Federal Government to
receive the government's educational funding. Residence and attendance by
students is also needed for eligibility. Therefore, since Adams College does
not receive any government educational funding or require residency of its
students, Adams College has not applied for and is not accredited by an
accrediting agency or association recognized by the U.S. Commissioner of
We have, instead, applied and received accreditation from the Central States
Association Council on Distance Education, 4401 Connecticut Avenue NW, Suite
205, Washington, DC 20001. The CSACDE is not a government agency. The CSACDE
evaluates private online institutions based on standards set forth in their
policies regarding academic excellence. If licensure is your goal, you
should first contact the organization whom with, you are seeking licensure;
to determine if they will accept a degree earned through portfolio
assessment and life experience.
Will my degree from Adams College be accepted? back to top
We cannot warrant who will or will not accept a degree from Adams
College. We have found that degrees earned at Adams College are widely
accepted. Degrees issued from Adams College are legal, but how you choose to
use your degree may not be. We encourage you to be honest about how you
earned your degree from Adams College.
Where is Adams College located? back to top
Adams College is a Vanuatu International Company. For your convenience we
list a US mail forwarding address and toll free US telephone and facsimile
numbers on all official documents.
How does Adams College differ from most traditional colleges and
universities? back to top
Adams College is a non-traditional, distance learning educational
institution. Unlike traditional colleges and universities, we have no
residency requirements, no buildings or campus, no full-time faculty, and we
do not offer a catalogue of courses. Instead, we use technology to reach
students, allowing them to pursue their degree from wherever they are
located. We recognize that not everyone has the time or money required to
attend a traditional college or university.
What degree majors do you offer? back to top
Please click here for a complete list of majors. We do not offer any
Medical Related Degrees.
How long will it take to receive my degree? back to top
The portfolio assessment will take anywhere from 1-3 business days. One
you have been approved and pay the program tuition, we will proceed in
completing your graduation package. You will receive your degree in about
30-days and often times less. The process depends on how complete your
application is, and whether or not we will require additional information
Can I use a degree from Adams College to gain entrance into a traditional
graduate school or another institution? back to top
In simple terms, some schools will accept your degree from Adams College
and some may not. In reality, few colleges or universities recognize all
credits earned at other institutions. This goes for traditional colleges,
such as Harvard or Boston College, as well as non-traditional colleges like
Adams College. Therefore, if you wish to use your degree from Adams College
as the basis for further education, or to transfer your credits earned at
Adams College to another educational institution, we strongly encourage you
to contact that institution before pursuing your degree at Adams College to
determine their policy regarding transfer credits.
What if I earned an Associate or Bachelor degree from a local College or
University. How many of these credits will transfer to Adams College toward
my degree program? back to top
We will transfer all credits earned from a regionally or nationally
accredited college or university toward your Adams College Degree.
How much does it cost to obtain a degree from Adams College? back to top
Does Adams College offer financial aid program or tuition assistance? back to top
- Bachelor Degree $ 399.00
- Masters Degree $ 499.00
- PhD $ 599.00
- Juris Doctor (Law Degree) $ 699.00
(not designed for admittance to any state bar exam.)
- Apostille(authentication from embassy) $ 500.00
No. Due to the low cost of our program, Adams does not offer tuition
assistance at this time.
More questions? back to top
Any questions not covered here can be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org.
We will do our best to respond to your question within 4-hours, during
normal business hours.