Adult Undergraduate Overview

You can do this.

More than 40 percent of Lewis students are adult learners just like you. Many have full-time jobs. Many have families. All of them chose Lewis’ supportive educational community to help make their transition back to school as easy as possible and earn a respected degree.

Why Lewis?

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  • Ranked as one of U.S. News & World Report’s “Top Tier Colleges”
  • Discounted tuition for adult learners to make earning your degree affordable. Lewis partners with numerous employers for tuition discounts.
  • Convenient campus locations offer accelerated course options in day, evening, online and blended formats - whatever works to help you balance work, family and education
  • We continually modify our innovative degree programs to match the market’s high-demand jobs
  • Small, adult-only classrooms provide the ideal learning environment to learn with and from your peers
  • Earn up to 30 credit hours for your college-level learning developed through prior work and personal experiences through our Prior Learning Assessment
  • Faculty bring “real-world” experience and instruction to the classroom, which is immediately relevant to your career
  • Mentoring and support every step of the way – from admission through graduation, and with career support long after
  • Academic resources and support services geared specifically for adult learners

Adult Undergraduate Application Requirements

With new sessions starting every 8 weeks, we’re always ready for you to take the next step in life. Review our Adult Undergraduate Application Checklist to see the admission requirements for your specific program of interest.

Application Checklist

  • Completed Application Form
  • Official transcripts from all colleges attended

Decision Timeline

Upon receiving a completed application, the Office of Admission will notify you of your status within 1 to 3 weeks.

For any questions regarding Adult Undergraduate Admission at Lewis University, contact us at or call (815) 836-5250.