Adult and Professional Education (APEX)
Degree and Non-Degree Program Options
Xavier University’s Adult and Professional Education Program (APEX) offers online, evening and accelerated classes for adults looking to complete their bachelor’s degree. Learn more about Xavier's degree and non-degree program options below.
Xavier offers two undergraduate degrees in accelerated, eight-week terms with classes in evening and online: The Bachelor of Liberal Arts and the B. A. in Organizational Leadership.
With traditional, semester-long classes during the day or evenings, choose from Xavier’s 90 undergraduate majors and 60 minors.
Take courses to gain knowledge or prepare for a Master’s program without completing an entire degree.
Education for Veterans
As a Yellow Ribbon School, up to 100% of tuition is covered at the undergraduate and graduate levels.
March Gladness Grant Application
The APEX March Gladness Scholarship supports students who have benefited from their experience at Xavier and who need additional financial assistance for their tuition costs. The scholarship is funded through donations from alumni, students, faculty, staff and friends to the annual Xavier March Gladness campaign.
Application will be available during the upcoming spring semester.
New Tuition Deferral Program Available
APEX students who receive tuition reimbursement from their employer now have the option to defer their tution payment until 45 days after the course is completed. The agreement and details can be found by following the lnk below.
The Benefits of a Xavier Education
Xavier has been educating students in the Jesuit tradition for nearly 200 years. Watch this five-minute video to hear APEX students, alumni and faculty describe what they value about Xavier's program for adult students.
What Students are Saying
I really wish I would have done it sooner. The fear of returning to school after being out for so long held me back, when in reality, the experience of the program—Xavier, the professors, and my peers—were nothing short of amazing.
Class of '18
If you’ve ever considered going to college as an adult, come to Xavier. I promise you’ll be supported as an APEX student and offered a multitude of services to ensure your success. You won’t regret your decision.
Class of '21
The camaraderie in the APEX classes between professor and student is very different from traditional classes. The professors realize that you are most likely working full-time and/or have a family in addition to being a student.
Class of '21
Advising dedicated to adult students will help you achieve your academic goals efficiently. Small classes provide opportunities to interact with faculty and network with peers.
Evening and online options, offered in accelerated 8-week or full-semester classes, provide flexibility to accommodate a range of adult schedules.
Students in the Accelerated Degree Completion Program pay a per-credit hour rate, which is a substantial discount, and are considered for a Xavier grant upon admission. Students in the Day/Evening program follow the regular undergraduate tuition and fees schedule and may be eligible for a transfer scholarship.