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Accelerated Associate of Arts and Science Degree (AAS)

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When it comes to education, adult learners have different concerns than traditional students. You are balancing a job, family, career aspirations and other responsibilities. You have dreams, but you also need to manage the day by day. You don't have time to waste. That's where the Accelerated Associate of Arts and Sciences Degree comes in.

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Workability is Key

The Accelerated Associate of Arts and Sciences Degree is exactly what it says it is: accelerated. All courses follow a 7-week format and are guaranteed online. Accelerated courses are more workable, because you can focus on fewer courses at a time, an ideal option for working adults who want to get ahead.

7-Week Courses

All courses are accelerated and available online.

60 Credits

Typically fulfills the 60 general education credits required for a bachelor's degree, which puts you halfway to a bachelor's degree.

Area of Emphasis

Choose or customize an area of emphasis that excites you and helps you fast-forward to your future career goals.

Get Credit for Prior Learning

What do we mean by prior learning? Prior learning can be any knowledge or abilities that you have gained outside of formal higher education. Any skills acquired through work, military, technical training or other experiences may be recognized and applied toward the required credits. Ask us for an unofficial credit evaluation to learn where you stand with prior learning.

Already Have an Associate of Applied Science Degree?

If you already have an Associate of Applied Science Degree from a regionally accredited technical college, you might be able to transfer as a junior and continue towards a degree with accelerated courses. Contact us for a credit evaluation.

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Flexible Class Scheduling

You can enroll in the Accelerated Degree Program at any time during the year and will start taking classes during the first available semester — January, Fall, Spring or Summer. 3-week courses are offered in January. During fall and spring, 7-week courses are the primary option with 14-week courses recommended as needed. In summer, 4-week, 6-week, 8-week and 10-week courses are offered. Each class is typically 3 credits.

Childcare Support

We have launched a Phoenix Childcare Support Program. Students who are Pell Grant eligible or have a demonstrated financial need can apply each semester for a grant to be applied towards the expense of daycare for children aged infant to 12-years old.

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The cost of a class is determined by the number of credits and will depend on whether you are degree or non-degree seeking. See Student Billing for tuition and fees.

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Next Steps

All accelerated classes will be offered online. When you enroll in the program, you will benefit from branch campus tuition. Therefore, you will need to choose a branch campus location closest to where you live — either Manitowoc, Marinette or Sheboygan. Important enrollment deadlines are available from the Bursar's Office.

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1. Evaluation

When you connect with an admissions advisor they will not only help you with your application, they can also evaluate any prior learning with an unofficial credit evaluation. 

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2. Apply Online

Don't forget! Choose one of our branch campus locations — Manitowoc, Marinette or Sheboygan. New users will need to create an account. Check out our helpful hints.


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3. Consultation

Once your application processes, you will be connected with a UW-Green Bay academic advisor.

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Let's Work It Out

It's perfectly normal to have questions—and a lot of them! Our dedicated admissions counselors are ready to assist in whatever way they can. You're one message away from answers.

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