Why Mount Mercy

Why choose Mount Mercy’s Accelerated program over another program or online bachelor’s degree?

  • Because you want a rich learning experience
  • You want to sit in a classroom with other working adults and talk face-to-face with an experienced professor who knows your name and cares about your success
  • You want an education that’s built on an ethical foundation from a respected local institution

You want Mount Mercy. And the good news is, we want you.

Your Degree On Your Schedule

The Adult Accelerated program is designed to fit your busy life. The key is our block scheduling format. Rather than dividing the academic year into two semesters, we offer classes all year long in five- to ten-week blocks. Each block consists of one weekly class that meets on weeknights or Saturday mornings. New blocks start every five weeks.

Block scheduling means flexibility. You can start a new course whenever you’re ready, instead of waiting for a new semester to start. You can also take quick breaks if your work or home responsibilities start to pile up. Since new classes start so often, you won’t fall behind. 

In Your Neighborhood

Adult Accelerated classes are now available at three locations across Eastern Iowa. Through partnerships with Kirkwood and Hawkeye Community Colleges, we’re proud to serve Cedar Falls/Waterloo in addition to our main campus in Cedar Rapids. 

Transfer Your Credit

You can apply up to 90 credits from any regionally accredited college, ACE-recommended institution or military program. With an Associate of Arts or Associate of Applied Science degree in an approved major from Kirkwood Community College or Hawkeye Community College, you can transfer 75 two-year credits.  If you have questions about your credit, don’t hesitate to send us an email or call an admissions representative at 319-861-2392.

Community Connections

In an Adult Accelerated class, your business professor is also the VP of marketing at a local Fortune 1000 company. Your classmates are market research directors, sales managers and human resources executives. The connections you make in the classroom transfer directly into the community, helping you build a robust professional network that includes hundreds of Adult Accelerated Alumni employed with Eastern Iowa businesses.

The Right Price

The flat rate for accelerated classes for the 2016–17 academic year is $450 per credit hour. There are no hidden fees or extra charges other than books. In addition, all adult students are eligible for financial aid in the form of grants and loans. Since many of our students receive reimbursement checks from their workplace, we give you 45 days after your course ends to settle the bill.

Contact Us

Every Adult Accelerated student is different and we’re excited to work with you to reach your higher education goals. We encourage you to send us an email or call an admissions representative at 319-861-2392.