Adult Student Admissions Information and Requirements

You are a non-traditional student if you are 25 years of age or older, earned at least 60 credit hours from a regionally accrediting agency, currently employed or have had a minimum of three years of work experience. The adult degree-completion programs are designed to serve the educational needs of the non-traditional, working adult, age 25 or older. These programs enable adult enrollees to complete coursework for a college degree during the evenings and on the weekends.

There are three adult degree-completion programs: Organizational Management, Criminal Justice Administration or Interdisciplinary Studies. Each program covers the subject matter in modular and serial courses. The program is held at the Shreveport Fire Academy in Shreveport, LA.

Any potential student desiring admission into an adult education program must:

  1. Be 25 years of age or older.
  2. Have completed at least 60 transferable credit hours from a regionally accredited institution or have an Associate of Arts degree.
    • A letter grade of “C” or better must be received in order for the credits to be accepted by Wiley College. Credits for developmental or remedial courses are not acceptable for transfer.
    • Students entering the adult degree-completion program with an Associate of Arts degree from an accredited program are exempt from taking additional General Education (GE) courses.
    • Students who have the required 60 hours of transferable college credit, but lack required GE courses, will need to enroll and pass needed GE courses in order to fulfill the requirements of the program and be eligible for graduation upon completion of the program.
  3. Have a cumulative GPA of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale from previously attended colleges or universities. All official transcripts must be submitted to Wiley College for evaluation of transfer credit(s) before.
  4. Be employed or have had significant work experience (minimum of three years). Please indicate current and past employment record on the application with listed references from most current position.

Application for Admission

A completed Application for Admission is required. All information must be accurate to the best of your knowledge as misleading or false information may result in denial of admission to Wiley College.

Official Transcript

Official transcripts are required from each college or university attended. Photocopies and faxed transcripts will not be considered for final admission. Coursework from one college posted on the transcript of another college will not be considered for final admission. Request all official documentation be sent through one of the following options:

By mail:

Wiley College
Office of Admissions and Recruitment
711 Wiley Avenue
Marshall, TX 75670

Wiley College accepts transcripts sent electronically from your high school using one of the following approved systems:

    • Parchment
    • National Student Clearinghouse
    • Scribbles Software
    • Credentials Solutions

Application Fee

A non-refundable application fee of $55.00 is required. You can submit your payment online, pay by phone at (903) 927-3207 or mail a money order to:

Wiley College
Office of Admissions and Recruitment
711Wiley Avenue
Marshall, TX 75670