Professional Studies Program Admission Process/Requirements
Individuals wishing to enroll in the Professional Studies Program must:
- Be 24 years of age or older and have been out of high school for 7 or more years.
- Provide official transcripts documenting all college/university credit.
- Have completed an applicable Associate Degree Program or approximately 60 hours of transferable credit with a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 or better.
Students may apply for the Professional Studies Program by returning a Quincy University Professional Studies Program Application for Admissions to the Quincy University Office of Adult Studies.
All majors within the Professional Studies Program require that the student complete a minimum of 124 semester hours of college credit that have been approved and accepted by Quincy University. This includes six credit hours of theology or religion coursework. Many associate degree programs require only 50-55 credit hours, which when combined with the 48 credit hours of the Professional Studies Program degree does not give the student the 124 credit hours needed for graduation. These electives may be completed in a variety of different ways including taking additional courses at a two-year college, taking electives at Quincy University, taking distance education or online courses which are transferable to QU, or CARE Credits.
Quincy University grants credit in certain cases for practical or life experiences which are related to the academic content of a regular QU course. Such credit is referred to as Credit for Academically Related Experience (CARE credit). Assistance in making application to receive such credit is available through the Office of Adult Studies. The CARE Credit Review Committee and the Vice President for Academic Affairs review all CARE credit applications and professional portfolios.
2012-2013 Tuition – PSP
Tuition (per credit hour) $345
General Fee (per credit hour) $15