St. Louis - General Transfer Guide

The Adult Degree Program (ADP) at Central Methodist University is designed to enable adult students to achieve their college degree in an environment that is convenient and accelerated to accommodate the needs of working adults. Students take one four-hour evening class each week and complete a 3-credit hour course in 5-7weeks.  Students only have to register one time, at the beginning of the program, and courses run sequentially year-round on the same night of the week each week, allowing for optimal planning with work and home commitments.

Learning Teams are an integral part of the CMU educational model. Teams are composed of three to five students who meet weekly outside of class in either a face-to-face or technology-mediated environment. Learning Teams function as project teams through which students learn more efficient problem-solving skills from the professional expertise of their peers. Employers consistently indicate the importance of functioning in teams in the workplace, and CMU's ADP reinforces the skills that employers demand.

Central Methodist University is accredited by The Higher Education Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. Additional endorsements and certifications are also held by individual programs.

Degree programs available

Bachelor of Science in Business
Bachelor of Science in Psychology
Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN-BSN)
Master of Education

All students must meet with an Admission Representative prior to applying to the Adult Degree Program. Please call 314-227-4400 to make an appointment.

Transfer Policy
  • Coursework is evaluated on a course-by-course basis.
  • No credit is awarded for developmental coursework.
  • College-level coursework with a grade of "D" or above will be considered for acceptance and application toward a CMU degree.Students transferring to CMU with a post-1995 Associate of Arts degree (and 60-89 hours of transfer credit) from a Missouri institution of higher education (or with a completed general education program consistent with the 42-hour General Education Curriculum described in the Missouri State Transfer and Articulation Agreement) are required to complete an advanced writing course, foreign language (for students pursuing the Bachelor of Arts degree), analytical skills (for students pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree), and any specified courses for a specific degree (BSE, BAcc, etc.) as identified in the catalog or as designated in any subsequent catalog. Students are cautioned, however, that Associate of Arts coursework might not meet individual program requirements.
  • Applicants with 23 or fewer hours of college credit completed must have the following:
    • 2.5 or better high school GPA with a college prep curriculum or GED at or above 50th percentile
    • 2.0 GPA on previous college coursework and be eligible to return to the last college attended
  • Applicants with 24 or more college credits completed must have the following:
    • 2.0 GPA on previous college coursework and be eligible to return to the last college attended
  • CMU computes cumulative GPA's on the basis of all hours attempted at all colleges attended. Courses that cannot transfer are not used in GPA calculations.
  • There is no maximum number of credits that may transfer to CMU; however, students must complete a minimum of 30 credits in residency.
  • In cases of repeated courses, the most recent grade earned will count in the student's GPA.
  • CMU limits vocational/technical credits to 18 hours.
  • CMU also recognizes credits earned through examinations such as CLEP, AP, and DSST; AARTS and SMART transcripted credits; and acknowledges ACE military credit recommendations.

Expenses (2013-14)

Bachelor degree core program                      $325 per credit hour

Master of Education degree core program    $270 per credit hour