For more than 33 years, the Adult Degree Program at Mary Baldwin College has offered opportunities beyond those of most adult continuing education programs. Whether you're a first-time student or returning to college, whether you're looking to build your resume or change your career, you'll find that the Adult Degree Program provides the tools, flexibility, and personalized attention busy adults need to earn a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution.
With the same requirements and high standards as Mary Baldwin's residential College for Women, the Adult Degree Program offers more than 25 majors and minors on the main campus in Staunton and in 11 regional centers across the Commonwealth. Flexible learning options include weekend, evening, and summer classes as well as independent and online study. Students have the opportunity to receive credit for work and life experiences, the ability to transfer up to 90 semester hours from other accredited institutions, and access to full-time faculty advisors who can help navigate the college path and help map career goals.
What You Need to Know
Prospective ADP students must be at least 21 years old or have an associate's degree with a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.0. Students also must have completed high school or hold an equivalent degree.
Once enrolled in ADP, students must meet the same requirements as all other Mary Baldwin students. This includes:
- Completing 126 semester hours (which may include transfer credits)
- Completing a minimum of 36 of the total 126 semester hours at MBC
- Meeting the requirements of the Common Curriculum
- Completing the credit work in your major and a senior project
- Maintaining at least a 2.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale
- Meeting other requirements outlined in the college catalog specific to your major and your degree
- Acting in accordance with the honor code
* Meet Kathy Harman
After this working mother turned to Mary Baldwin's Adult Degree Program, success translated into "Real Results." Read her story.