Print-based Correspondence

COVID 19 and Prison College Program

Colorado Governor Polis has issued a stay at home order for the state from March 26, 2020 to April 26, 2020. Adams State University is still open and our employees are working remotely. During this time, response time may be slightly delayed.

Registration is currently open for the Summer May 2020 session.

Please note, most prisons throughout the United States have restricted movement inside prisons to prevent the spread of the virus. This has caused operational problems regarding proctoring and, in the rare occasion, mail delivery.

If a student’s proctor is not allowed to enter the facility or otherwise could not proctor their exam we will use the following process to help the incarcerated students:

  • Any Department of Corrections staff member can proctor exams
  • If a Department of Corrections staff member is unable to proctor, instructors can provide an alternative assignment to substitute for exams
  • If an instructor is unable to provide an alternative assignment, we will grant an extension until the lock down lifts.

Additionally, in the rare case that a student is unable to send anything out of the facility, we will automatically grant an extension until the lock down lifts.


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

Take courses and earn a 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.

Adams State University is committed to addressing the specific needs of incarcerated students.

Quality: Adams State University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, a commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools at 230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500, Chicago, Illinois, 60604. HLC can be contacted at 800-621-7440, inquiry@hlcommission.org.

Affordability: Tuition for correspondence courses is $220 per semester hour with the same low rate of tuition for both Colorado and non-Colorado residents.

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 transfer credit hours from regionally accredited institutions of Higher Education for a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree and up to 45 credit hours for an Associate of Arts or Associate of Science.

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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. The Correspondence Education Program is not responsible for mailed items which are held or rejected by the correctional facility.

Mailing Address
Adams State University
Correspondence Education Program
208 Edgemont Blvd., Suite 3000
Alamosa, CO 81101

719-587-7671
800-548-6679
Fax: 719-587-7974
exstudies@adams.edu