Contact Person: Celeste Goodloe
Phone: (513) 745-3163
Web address: http://www.xavier.edu/CAPS/
Brief Description of Program:
The Center For Adult and Part-Time Students (CAPS) is a full-service office for adult students (22 years of age and older) who wish to begin or complete an associate's or bachelor's degree. The center also advises and registers all undergraduate non-degree students. CAPS admits, advises and registers undergraduate adult students. CAPS students may be full- or part-time and may pursue degrees through the day, evening and/or weekend study. Other CAPS services include free transcript evaluations and special financial assistance. Academic transcript evaluations are usually done before the application process when a student is looking for the best place to finish his or her degree. Once the evaluations are completed, students know the number of semester hours they must complete to earn a Xavier degree. CAPS also offers tuition grants to those who qualify and, through the office of the bursar, a tuition deferral program to those students who receive tuition assistance from their employers.
The accelerated Weekend Degree Program at Xavier University offers students access to a 4-year degree in 4-years! This accelerated degree option offers both a liberal arts degree and a management degree with classes scheduled on Saturdays. The Weekend Degree Program offers an intensive and accelerated study plan developed specifically to fit your schedule as an adult learner. Because the courses are all intensive and accelerated, students are responsible for learning roughly one-third of the course work outside class, on your own. The program makes it possible for you to graduate in four years -- or less, if you have transferable prior college credit. Courses are conveniently scheduled on Saturday mornings and afternoons in five, eight-week terms. The terms start every August, October, January, March and June. You may join the Weekend Degree Program at the start of any of the five, eight-week terms. The program begins with a required Sunday pre-assignment session. Generally this is on the Sunday prior to the first Saturday class. Faculty members may elect to schedule two additional Sunday class meetings during the term depending on the demands of the course material. \
Factors considered in making admission decisions for non-traditional students who have previously attended another college or university include, but are not limited to the following:
- the criteria for freshman admission
- the candidate's previous academic performance at other colleges and/or universities attended, including the rigor of the curriculum pursued and the overall grade point averages achieved.
Note: Students who do not qualify for admission in degree-seeking status may be allowed to begin at Xavier in a probationary status or as a non-degree student.
Office of Admission – Student under 22 years of age may transfer to Xavier by applying through our Office of Admission.
Phone: (513) 745-3355
Fax: (513) 745-3055
Office of Admission
Phone: (513) 745-3301
Fax: (513) 745-4319
Campus: On over 100 acres in a residential section of Cincinnati and approximately 40 miles from Dayton.
Average Class Size: 22.
Accreditation: North Central Association of Colleges and Schools; American Assembly of Collegiate Schools of Business.