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The University of Illinois Springfield will offer 27 new accelerated eight-week courses for prospective and current students. Most will begin Monday, Oct. 19 and end on Saturday, Dec. 5. Others, like athletic training, will start on Nov. 2 and end on Jan. 15, 2021. 

“We know this has been a challenging year for many people,” said UIS Interim Chancellor Karen Whitney. “Many students may not have been ready to start classes in August due to the COVID-19 pandemic but are ready to start now.”

"This is also a great opportunity for current students to add to their course load and potentially earn their degree in a shorter period of time."

~ Chancellor Karen Whitney

Accelerated courses will be offered in accountancy, athletic training, business, communication, educational leadership, human development counseling, management, mathematical sciences, philosophy, teacher education and theatre. Find a full list of accelerated courses available.

Prospective students should Apply by the end of the day on Friday, Oct. 16. Current UIS students can sign up until Oct. 25. All courses are eligible for financial assistance. 

For more information, prospective students are encouraged to contact the UIS Office of Admission at 217-206-4847 or Current UIS students should direct questions to the Office of Record and Registration at 217-206-6174 or