General Requirements for Adult and Professional Admissions

Required credits

To apply for admission to an accelerated degree program, you will first need to show proof of prior completion of 58 credit hours. If you don’t have the 58 credits required for admission, it’s no problem. There are various ways to accumulate credit toward the required 58 credits.

First, you can pick up the extra credits at either a local community college or right here at Spring Arbor University. If you have already attended college, obtain your college transcripts and count up the number of college credits you have. If you have graduated from an accredited university, or one that works with the MACRAO agreement, you may be able to transfer the college credits you already have.

We offer an Associate of Arts and an Associate of Science in Business program that will help you earn the credits you need so that you can then be admitted to one of our accelerated degree completion programs.  The curriculum is especially designed for students who wish to continue working toward a bachelor’s degree. The Associate of Arts allows students to begin pursuing their personal, professional and educational goals.

In addition to courses you have taken previously, we also accept the credits earned from various academic tests you’ve taken that prove your proficiency in a particular academic area. You can arrange to take a test, which might help you gain college credit.

Once enrolled in a program…

Once you have been accepted and enrolled in your program of choice, it is possible you could earn credit for prior learning experiences you have had. Credit can be earned by writing life-learning papers demonstrating appropriate college-level learning. Documented learning from professional training, seminars and licenses can also be evaluated. Please ask your admissions representative about the prior learning credit option available to enrolled students.

Program admission requirements

In addition to having the required 58 credits, there may be program-specific admission requirements you may have to satisfy before you are accepted into the program of your choice. Click on the link below that will take you to each program’s specific program requirements.

Endorsements

For more admissions requirements information, contact the site near you.