Adult Undergraduate Studies

Earn Your Undergraduate Degree at the Speed of Life

For more than 20 years Avila University’s Institute for Professional Studies has helped working adults, parents, caregivers, and other adults earn their Bachelor’s degrees at their pace. Meeting students where they are in life with classes scheduled year-round and starting almost monthly, you can have your diploma sooner than you think. Professional networking. Face-to-face engagement. Online flexibility. Learning that goes beyond the lecture. That’s your advantage at the Avila Institute.

Designed for working adults, the degree programs offered through Avila’s Institute for Professional Studies offer:

  • 100% online classes for convenience and efficiency
  • A progressive and innovative curriculum
  • Free 24/7 tutoring services
  • Flexible scheduling and accelerated 8-week course terms
  • Transfer credit-friendly admission
  • Financial aid opportunities
  • Concierge-level admission and advising assistance
  • Real-world instruction with faculty who are experts working in their fields

*Avila University partners with Bright Horizons to provide employers with significant tuition discounts. Check with your employer if you’re eligible for EdAssist discounts.

Programs designed for Working Adults Looking to Complete Their Undergraduate Degree. 


Important Admissions Dates

  • October 1: FAFSA Available Online 
  • December 15: Application Priority Deadline (Early Submission) 
  • Ongoing: FAFSA due for Fall Registration, complete yours today!

choose from six degrees:

Psychology, B.A.Business Administration, B.A.Healthcare Management, B.S.
Human Resources, B.A.Strategic Communications, B.A.Liberal Arts, B.A.

Questions? Contact an Admissions Advisor and get the answers you need.

Ryan Meyer

Adult & Grad Admission Representative Phone 816-501-2955
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Caroline Riley

Associate Director of Admissions Phone 816-501-2483
You can earn your degree here. We can help.

A common concern of adult students returning to college is the fear of being the oldest student in the class, not being able to do the work, and not being able to afford tuition. We hear it all the time. Rest easy. You can do this. Your classes will be filled with students of all ages, backgrounds, and experiences. You might be one of the older students in the class, but chances are you’ll find peers with similar life experiences, situations, and concerns. Your professors and your classmates understand, we’ll all get through this together. You’ll find amazing support and understanding at Avila.

Another thing your professors understand is the unique position you’re in returning to college. You’ll find not only a caring faculty but also free, 24/7 tutoring services. Do your best and ask for help when you need it, and you’ll do just fine. As for tuition costs, that’s a real concern for everyone. Be sure to fill out your FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) and talk with our financial aid experts to get the most savings, aid, and scholarships available. Also, if you have college credits to transfer, if you’ve served in the military, and even your work experience can be transferred into college credits toward finishing your Bachelor’s degree at Avila. The more credit you can transfer, the fewer classes you’ll need to pay for (lowering your tuition amount), and the quicker you’ll earn your degree.


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