Academic Structure

The Access College is intended for local students who have an academic background which demonstrates the ability to succeed at Valpo if provided additional support throughout their freshman and sophomore years of college. Students in the program will be on track to receive an Associates Degree and will take classes that prepare them to pursue a Bachelor’s Degree in a major in the Liberal Arts, Social Sciences, and Business.  

This Access College support will consist of pre-college preparation during the summer before the student’s fall attendance and intrusive advising practices/programming during the duration of the academic year, including a prescribed curriculum created to acclimate students to university rigor while satisfying requirements for a two year degree and prepare for four-year course of study if desired.