LIFE Takes You to the Next Level

You've already started down the path toward your future. Learning Institue for Fulfillment and Engagement (LIFE) programs will propel you ahead. Offered for adult learners aged 23 or older and who have at least three years of work experience, our bachelor's and master's programs are designed for flexibility to fit into your life. Earn up to 27 credits per year with face-to-face classes.

LIFE is centered around you, with small class sizes and individualized instruction as well as personalized, on-site academic advising.

Flexible Start Dates

Take one five-week session at a time with class held in the evenings once per week for three hours. Nine sessions are offered year-round so you can start anytime.

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Credit Transfers

We evaluate and transfer all of your previous credits from other accredited colleges and universities and work with you to design a plan to guide you toward graduation.

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Student Support

You'll find a variety of services to support your LIFE education at the UD campus and at our sites across the country, including learning support, free childcare/childcare reimbursement, and on-campus/site parking.

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Find a Location that Works for You


Dubuque, Iowa

2000 University Avenue
Dubuque, Iowa 52001


Cedar Rapids, Iowa

296 Blairs Ferry Road NE
Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52402


Tempe, Arizona

2900 S. Diablo Way
Diablo Technology Park Building D
Suite D281
Tempe, Arizona 85282


Meridian, Idaho

3071 E. Franklin Road
Parkway Plaza Building
Suite 204
Meridian, Idaho 83642


2021-2022 LIFE Academic Year Calendar

Fall 2021

  • Session 1: 8/24/21 to 9/23/21 (no Monday classes)
  • Session 2: 9/27/21 to 10/28/21
  • Session 3: 11/1/21 to 12/9/21 (no classes the week of Thanksgiving, 11/22-11/26)

Spring 2022

  • Session 4: 1/4/22 to 2/3/22 (no Monday classes)
  • Session 5: 2/7/22 to 3/17/22 (no classes the week of Spring Break, 2/28-3/4)
  • Session 6: 3/21/22 to 4/21/22

Summer 2022

  • Session 7: 4/25/22 to 5/26/22
  • Session 8: 5/31/22 to 6/30/22 (no Monday classes)
  • Session 9: 7/11/22 to 8/11/22


  • UD closed Presidents Day, 2/21/22, LIFE has classes
  • Spring Break, Feb. 28 - March 4, 2022
  • Easter, April 17, 2022
  • Commencement, December 16, 2021 and April 30, 2022

We're Here to Help with Your Investment

A degree is an important investment, and we're here to help. As a LIFE student you are eligible for federal financial aid programs to help offset costs. We also offer a 10 percent tuition discount through our EdAssist partnership for employees of participating employers.

Get to know our LIFE - Adult Accelerated Degrees team.