School of Professional Studies

Accelerated Learning at Albright College

A college education should be within the REACH of every adult learner.

At Albright, we feel that a college education should be within the reach of every adult learner who has the motivation to succeed. The Accelerated Degree Program (ADP) is built to allow students like you to complete accelerated courses around your schedule. The majority of adult learners at Albright College enroll in one accelerated course at a time, with some students electing to enroll in two accelerated courses at a time.

Each accelerated course at Albright College will typically consist of one evening of class from 6 p.m.-10 p.m., per week, along with other assignments to be completed each week outside of the classroom. An accelerated course at Albright College ranges from five to seven weeks in length.


Once you enroll in courses in your major, you’ll join a group of adult learners, who will take these courses together as a unit. Albright College has historically found that adult learners have a higher retention rate in when attending courses with their peers.

Albright College believes that every adult learner should have access to the most recent textbook and material for each course, so we include the cost of textbooks with tuition, to ensure you have the classroom materials to be successful in an accelerated course.

Adult Learners are guaranteed that once they begin their first accelerated course in their major; all future courses in their major will meet on the same night and a detailed calendar will be provided at orientation which can serve as a navigation tool for students.

Computer skills required for any course in Accelerated Degree Programs

  • Navigate the internet
  • Use a word processing program (Ex. Word, GoogleDocs)*
  • Use a presenting programs (Ex. PowerPoint)*
  • Send and receive emails
  • Run CDs/DVDs on a computer
  • Attach documents to emails
  • Download documents
  • Watch videos (ex. YouTube)

Assignment of Credit Hours for Accelerated Degree Programs

Download the ADP Assignment of Credit Hours document in PDF format.


*Albright College provides access to on demand video-trainings on this software, if students are not familiar. Albright College is fully accredited by the Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, 3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104-2680, 215-662-5606. The Commission on Higher Education is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Commission on Recognition of Postsecondary Accreditation. Albright College is also approved by the Pennsylvania Department of Education, 333 Market Street, Harrisburg, PA 17126, (717) 787-5041.

Albright College Accelerated Degree Programs was reviewed by the Council of Accelerated Programs (CAP) in 2013. Albright College’s Economics, Business and Accounting department is currently a candidate for Accreditation Council for Business Schools & Programs (ACBSP).