How IDEAL Works
Individually Designed Education for Adult Learners (IDEAL) students connect with an advisor who helps them evaluate their past experiences, including college coursework, credit by examination, or military training, for transfer credit. Students define their academic goals and plot a course of study with their advisor. Courses are offered in two formats: independent study or online through Averett’s course management program.
Students take courses according to the schedule they have designed. Online courses require interacting with other students and the instructor through Averett’s course management program. Independent study courses require regular interaction with their instructors. Academic advising sessions are scheduled regularly to review progress and discuss future course plans to reach the minimum 120 total credit hours to earn a Bachelor’s degree. Transfer students must earn 30 or more credit hours at Averett.
IDEAL is an adult education program that is designed to be fully portable, meaning students can combine their studies at Averett with classes taken elsewhere.
Adult Education – Who Can Apply
- Have no college background
- Have some college background but no degree
- Have earned an associate’s and want to earn a Bachelor’s degree
- Deployed with one of the armed forces or travel for work
We require official transcripts from all previously attended colleges and universities. If you have earned less than 12 college credit hours, official high school transcripts are required. We prefer applicants whose cumulative GPA in high school was at least a 2.5 or in previous college coursework was at least a 2.0.