Prospective Student Information – Adult & Professional Programs – Shorter University

Shorter University’s College of Adult & Professional Programs (CAPP) is committed to providing quality accelerated degree programs to working adult students. The curriculum, instruction, and administration of the programs are designed to interrelate theoretical and research knowledge with practical application. The concepts of life-long learning are emphasized and taught throughout the curricula.


Shorter University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award associate, baccalaureate, and master degrees.

Instructional Platforms

CAPP courses are taught on-ground, in person and/or through Synchronous instruction.  Synchronous instruction connects you with instructors and students at other CAPP locations.  In a Synchronous classroom, you’ll actively participate in classroom discussions, presentations and collaborate on academic projects in “real-time” through the streaming of video and audio.


CAPP courses are offered Monday – Thursday from 6:30pm -9:30pm. The exact night of your class will depend on the course(s) you are registered to take.

Academic Advising

Each student who enters the College of Adult and Professional Programs has been assigned to an academic advisor. These individuals can provide students with all necessary information and assistance relative to their success in the educational program. Setting an appointment with an advisor allows the advisor time to prepare all necessary materials and pertinent information for the advising session.

Student and Academic Resources

The College of Adult & Professional Programs offers various services to help students achieve success in the classroom and beyond.

Library & Computer Labs – The Libraries and computer labs provide access to a sufficient range of resources and services in support of the school’s curriculum and augment the students’ classroom experiences with independent learning.

Tutoring – Tutoring in Math and English is available to all CAPP students.  Tutoring services are available by appointment only.

Writing Lab – The Online Writing Lab (OWL) is staffed by our writing lab faculty. Faculty can review uploaded papers, correspond with students about their writing, and provide additional resources for students regarding writing.

Student Financial Aid and Military Benefits

We recognize that financial assistance is an important key to helping reach your educational and career goals. Financial assistance available through Shorter University may include Federal and State grants and/or Student Loans. The Financial Aid Office seeks to enable all qualified persons to attend Shorter University by putting together the best financial aid package possible for each student applicant.

Shorter University has been approved by the State of Georgia as a training facility for veterans applying for VA Educational Benefits.

The following VA Benefit programs are in place at Shorter University:

  • Montgomery GI Bill/Chapter 30: (active duty or veteran status) must have served in the United States Armed Forces and participated in the GI Bill program.  In most instances, veterans must also have been honorably discharged.
  • Montgomery GI Bill/Chapter 1606: (selected guard and reserves) must have completed all initial entry training (IET) and are now assigned to a Reserve and/or a Georgia National Guard Unit.
  • VA Vocational Rehabilitation/Chapter 31: (service-connected disabled veterans) must make application with local VA caseworker to have rehabilitation plan developed indicating a Shorter University degree plan.
  • REAP/Chapter 1607: (reservists who were activated for at least 90 days after September 11, 2001).
  • Post 9/11 GI Bill/Chapter 33: must have active duty service on or after September 11, 2001. Benefit is based on service credits.
  • Survivors and Dependents’ Educational Assistance Program/ Chapter 35 (dependents and spouses of 100% disabled or deceased Veterans).

Transfer Credit and Documented Learning

Transfer credit is evaluated at the point of the student’s admission to Shorter University. Only credits earned from regionally accredited institutions of higher education will be considered for transfer credit. Credit for transfer courses may be awarded only in subject areas within Shorter University’s regular curricular offerings and must be related to the student’s educational goals.

The Documented Learning Portfolio provides the student the opportunity to petition for credit based on life and work experience. A student interested in petitioning for documented learning credit should consult with his/her Academic Advisor to obtain a student’s guide outlining the policies and procedures for presenting documented learning for credit.