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Continuing Education - Adult Daytime Undergraduate Learners

Application for Continuing Education

Briar Cliff University (BCU) welcomes continuing education adult undergraduate learners who wish to enroll in daytime classes. Whether you have attended college previously or have never taken a college course, BCU offers a warm supportive environment and academic excellence with a faculty attuned to the needs of Continuing Education (CE) students.

CE students may choose daytime classes for all Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Arts majors (fulltime or part-time enrollment).

Be inspired by other adult learners who have successfully completed their Briar Cliff degrees.

Services for Briar Cliff CE Students

Individualized Campus Visit
We invite you to visit campus and experience Briar Cliff for yourself. You will meet admissions counselors, financial aid counselors, academic advisors and others who specialize in working with adult learners. To make the most of your visit to campus, contact us before you plan to visit. Appointments are available days, evenings, and weekends.

Transcript Evaluation
Once we receive a copy of your official transcripts, we can evaluate them to determine how many credits will transfer to Briar Cliff. If you are planning to transfer after completing a two year program at a community college, our Continuing Education Admissions Counselor will work with you to plan the classes you should take at the community college.

Personalized Academic Planning
Briar Cliff arranges for each Continuing Education student to have a personal academic advisor who is trained in course selection and registration.  You will meet with your CE admissions counselor several times per year. Your advisor will help you select courses and plan your academic program from start to finish.

Career Services
Briar Cliff University’s Career Services Office will help you with career exploration, résumé development, interviewing and successful job search techniques. In addition, internships are available at businesses and organizations in Sioux City and throughout the region.

Scholarships for DAYTIME/FULL TIME CE Students
Briar Cliff University recognizes that scholarships are important to adult learners, too. Briar Cliff awards scholarships to academically qualified transfer students. Your CE admissions counselor has information about other scholarships.

CE Specialists
The executive director of CE, CE Admissions Counselor, the Graduate Admissions Counselor and CE support staff are knowledgeable and experienced CE student service professionals. You will benefit from their expertise and high level of service from your first visit, through the admissions process and during your entire time of study at BCU. 

CE Orientation
A special orientation session for new CE students focuses on the information most important to BCU’s adult learners. Attending orientation will assure you that you are ready to go when your classes begin.  Sessions are held at times that accommodate adult learners’ busy schedules.

Bookstore Services
The Briar Cliff University bookstore staff is available to help CE students whose schedules make it difficult to visit the bookstore.  Order books online, make arrangements to visit the bookstore outside of normal business hours by calling 712-279-5416 or have your books delivered to you at a pick-up location. With a BCU student I.D. number, you may charge books on your Briar Cliff student account. For more information, call 712-279-5416 or visit the bookstore's webpage.

Contact Us
With questions or for more information, please call 712-279-5200 or 800-662-3303, email admissions@briarcliff.edu or write to:

Briar Cliff University
Office of Continuing Education
3303 Rebecca Street
Sioux City, Iowa   51104

When requesting information, please remember to include your name, address and phone number.

For information about one of BCU's adult online degree completion program and masters' degrees, please visit:

  • Adult Online Degree Completion for working adults majoring in Accounting, Business Administration, Human Resource Management, Professional Studies, and RN-BSN degree completion. This is an accelerated program format featuring degree completion in as little as 18 months.
  • Graduate Opportunities include the Online Management Certificate, Master of Arts in Human Resource Management, and Master of Science in Nursing.