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Adult Learners

We Want You To Succeed

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If you have any previous college credit, please send us copies of all applicable transcripts.

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Our tradition is meeting the unique needs of adult learners like you. Students who returned to college after some time away, transferred from a community college or who decided to try college for the first time. We have a long history of focusing on a practical curriculum — because we know a priority for students like you is earning a degree that puts you in demand as a career professional.

You are willing to fit classes and study into your busy schedule because you aspire to something better — to excel in a career and in life. We think you deserve a university that also aspires to excellence — excellence we measure by how well you succeed in the classroom, completing your education and being hired in your chosen career. So we keep working each day to better support you.

Davenport University will help you advance your career or begin a new field of study to get the job you've always dreamed of. When you choose Davenport University, you are choosing a learning institution that focuses on the career paths that will move you forward in technology, business, and health professions -- some of the fastest growing industries in our country today.

Acceptance Process

  • Submit your application
  • Have your high school transcript sent to the Davenport University Registrar's Office
  • Have any official transcripts from any technical or post-secondary institutions sent to the Davenport University Registrar's Office
  • Submit official test scores for ACT or SAT, if available
  • Make an appointment with an admissions representative:

                   Call 800-686-1600
                   Chat live on our web site
                   Submit an appointment request form
                   Text 616-710-1866 or

Get Credit for your Expertise

You may earn university credit by completing portfolios that document prior experiential learning. Opportunities may include career and personal learning in job-related activities, travel, community leadership, specialized training programs, and in some cases, successful completion of national certification exams. See your academic advisor for information.