We have helped thousands of incarcerated individuals throughout the United States reach their education goals!

Available Courses, Certificates & Degrees

Take individual courses or earn a complete degree through print-based correspondence. 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.

The Prison Education Program (PEP) provides a way for students without access to technology to meet their educational and learning goals. Our print-based courses enables you to work from study material that is mailed to you.

The Prison Education Program (PEP) operates on a semester based system which includes two separate term start dates. Semester one will open at the start of the term and ends 16 weeks later. Semester two will open 16 weeks after Semester one and end 8 weeks later. All non incarcerated students are expected to finish by the end of term. Incarcerated students may take up to one year from the start date of the term to complete the course if needed.

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. Prison Education Program (PEP) is not responsible for mailed items which are held or rejected by the correctional facility.


Please be aware that tuition rates will be changing starting in the Fall #1 2023 semester! For the Spring #1, Spring #2 and Summer 2023 semesters, the current rate will still apply.


$264 per credit hour or typically $794 per course

NOTE: CLS by Barbri courses (Paralegal Courses), have a different tuition rate.