The College of Professional Studies offers undergraduate and graduate programs in an accelerated format. The program is designed to accommodate nontraditional students who also have to balance work, family, and community responsibilities. Undergraduate courses are offered in nine five-week sessions per year, while graduate courses are offered in eight six-week sessions per year.
Students facing financial difficulties can choose not to enroll for a session; however this can slow their progress toward degree completion. The goal of the Lou Holtz Persistence Scholarship is to help students stay continuously enrolled so that they maintain momentum toward graduation.