Prison College Program

Take Courses & 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.

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

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, or
  • Affordability - Tuition for correspondence courses is $220 per semester hour with the same low rate of tuition for both Colorado and non-Colorado residents. The Correspondence Education Program is also the only institution in Colorado that processes VA benefits 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.
  • TransferabilityASU 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. For a FREE unofficial evaluation of your previously earned credits, please fax, email, or mail copies of your unofficial transcripts to our contact.

Find out more about our Prison College Program:

Prison College Documents to Download & Print:

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

Toll Free: 1-800-548-6679
Fax: 719-587-7974