Bree Youse

Bree Youse of Credit Adjustments Inc., is completing her accounting degree through Bluffton's adult program.

Accounting degree completion


With classes offered in the
fall, spring and summer.

Our accounting degree completion program seeks to increase career opportunities for working adults who hold an associate degree in accounting, while maintaining their busy schedules.

Classes build upon previously taken coursework, so you can quickly contribute to organizations in new and exciting ways. Our coursework emphasizes experiential learning. Bring in three years of course credit from any accredited college, and complete your bachelor’s degree in one year through Bluffton.

To qualify
To be admitted, you must have completed a minimum of 60 hours of transferable college credit and a minimum 2.0-grade point average. Preference is given to students 23 years of age or older with prior work experience 

Program length 
The program includes 30 credit hours of core content over two semesters and one summer. A total of 122 semester hours is needed to graduate. Depending of the number of hours transferred, you may have additional hours to complete. These additional semester hours may be obtained in several ways: courses taken at Bluffton or other institutions, testing through College Level Examination Program (CLEP), or DANTES Subject Standardized Tests (DSST). Our academic advisors are available to help you determine the best fit. 

Bluffton University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission (HLC) and a member of the North Central Association. Bluffton programs at the off-site locations fall under this same accreditation.

Graduate school 
Many graduates who have completed accelerated degree completion programs at Bluffton have been accepted into, and successfully completed, master’s programs. Because we are fully accredited, students should not have any difficulty in being accepted into a master’s degree program.

Financial aid 
Students in the accounting degree completion program are considered full-time and may be eligible for state and federal grants or loans. Completion of the Free Applications for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is required to determine eligibility. Most students qualify for the Federal Direct Loan Program.

In addition to grants or loans, we offer a deferred payment plan to qualified students who are eligible for reimbursement by their employer. Check with your employer to see if they offer educational assistance. Another option is to arrange a personal payment plan, either by the semester or monthly.


  • Attend weekly, three-hour synchronous online sessions
  • Courses offered through a blend of synchronous virtual classroom courses one night a week for three hours and asynchronous online courses completed at your own pace
  • Degree completion in as little as one year

Enhance your communication skills, increase self-awareness and grow into the professional you strive to be through Bluffton’s program. Our small class sizes and dedicated faculty ensure that you have what you need to be prepared for the next step.