Prison College Program

Welcome to the Adams State University Prison College Program. Here you will find information about what Adams State University can offer to incarcerated individuals.

At Adams State University we know how important education is to all individuals, especially for those who happen to be incarcerated. Through correspondence courses, Adams State University provides an opportunity for incarcerated students to work for college credit and towards a degree. We have helped thousands of prisoners throughout the United States to reach their education goals.

Adams State University is committed to addressing the specific needs of incarcerated students by offering the following benefits:

  • Quality – All of our degrees are accredited by The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.
    http://www.ncahlc.org/
  • Availability –  Numerous degree options are available through correspondence delivery including Associate of Arts, Associate of Science, Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration, History, Government, Sociology and Interdisciplinary Studies. Interdisciplinary Degrees consist of two emphasis areas.   We also offer a correspondence Masters in Business Administration.
  • Affordability – Tuition for correspondence courses is $165 per semester hour with the same low rate of tuition for both Colorado and non-Colorado residents. In addition, the application fee is waived for incarcerated students.
  • Support – Each student is assigned an advisor who is a single point of contact, available year-round by toll-free telephone or US mail.
  • Transferability – ASU can accept up to 90 credit hours from regionally accredited institutions of Higher Education for a BA Degree and up to 45 credit hours for an AA/AS. We offer a FREE unofficial evaluation of credits before you apply.
  • FAQs
  • Printable Application to the Distance Degree Program (.PDF)
  • Printable Registration Form (.PDF)
  • Printable Catalog (.PDF)
  • Printable Third Party Release Form (.PDF)
  • Unofficial Evaluation – For a FREE unofficial evaluation of your previously earned credits, please fax, email, or mail copies of your unofficial transcripts to the following:Fax: 719-587-7974, Attn: Prison College Program
    Email:distanceadvisor@adams.eduMail:
    Adams State University
    Office of Extended Studies
    208 Edgemont Blvd., Suite 3000
    Alamosa, CO 81101

Contact Us:

Family members wishing to request information on behalf of an incarcerated student should call, email or instruct the student to submit a letter requesting a packet of information be mailed to them. The address provided must meet facility mailing requirements. Adams State Extended Studies is not responsible for mailed items which are held or rejected by the correctional facility.

Phone: 1-800-548-6679
Email:distanceadvisor@adams.edu

Mailing Address:
Adams State University
Office of Extended Studies
208 Edgemont Blvd., Suite 3000
Alamosa, CO 81101

Jim Bullington
Advisor: Prison Program 303-241-0550
E-mail: jbullington@adams.edu

About Christopher Zoukis, MBA

Christopher Zoukis, MBA, is the Managing Director of the Zoukis Consulting Group, a federal prison consultancy that assists attorneys, federal criminal defendants, and federal prisoners with prison preparation, in-prison matters, and reentry. His books include Directory of Federal Prisons (Middle Street Publishing, 2020), Federal Prison Handbook (Middle Street Publishing, 2017), Prison Education Guide (PLN Publishing, 2016), and College for Convicts: The Case for Higher Education in American Prisons (McFarland & Company, 2014).

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