Frequently Asked Questions

Will you recognize the credits that I have already earned?

At the institutions that you have previously attended, you worked hard to complete the courses in your program of study. We will do our best to match credits that you earned previously with UWRF requirements. Please contact the program director for additional information on how credits may transfer into an “Option B” minor if they are not able to transfer into the general education or business administration major requirements.

How long will it take to complete my degree?

We understand that you want to move through your degree program at a pace that is comfortable for you and your busy schedule. The length of time that it will take to complete your degree will depend on the number of courses that you enroll in during a given term. With many of the courses being scheduled in a convenient 8-week, one-evening-per-week format, you may be able to quickly move through your degree program, while still attending to your other important responsibilities.

I needed to leave school at one point in my life and wasn’t doing well academically. Am I eligible to return to finish my degree?

Things sometimes happen during the course of our academic journey that we need to revisit and work through. Contact the Adult Degree Completion Program Director for more information on beginning the journey back to degree completion.

I have been away from the classroom for a while. Am I going to be competitive in the classroom with other students?

Adult students bring many things to the classroom including experience, knowledge, and a passion to succeed. You may find that at this time in your life you are even more prepared for college work than you were a few years ago. Your experience counts and is valued.

I have never taken an online course. What is it like and will all of the courses be online?

Online courses allow people flexibility to take courses in a format that is convenient to them. Online courses also allow people to access coursework if their life situation were to change (e.g., travel for work, relocation, other time related necessities). Not all of the courses in the Business Administration Adult Degree Completion Program are online. Most of the courses will be in a face-to-face format with online courses supplementing our program of study when applicable. You and the program director will develop a plan that includes the format that best fits your needs. The Business Administration program requirements cannot all be completed online.

How do I re-enter to continue my studies at UW-River Falls?

Congratulations on taking the first step toward re-entering UW-River Falls! Re-entering the university after taking some time away is a short process. Complete the re-entry application form. Please contact the Adult Degree Completion Program Director for additional information about re-entry.

Am I able to “test-out” of courses?

It may be possible to test out of selected course requirements. Please contact the Adult Degree Completion Program Director for information.

Do I need to take placement exams?

You may need to take placement exams in the areas of Math and English if you have not completed courses in those areas. Please contact the program director for more information regarding placement exams.

What is AACSB and what does that mean for me?

Fewer than 5 percent of the world's business schools meet the rigorous standards of AACSB International (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business) accreditation, which includes managing resources to achieve a vibrant and relevant mission, high-caliber teaching of quality and current curricula, faculty scholarship, and meaningful interaction between students and faculty. Attending our AACSB-accredited program will give you the career advantage you seek.

For more information, please contact Michael Bilden, Adult Degree Completion Program Director and Assistant Dean:

Contact Us

College of Business and Economics
Adult Degree Completion Program
23e South Hall
410 S. Third St.
River Falls, WI 54022