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Adult College Completion Initiative (ACC)

OSSE’s Adult College Completion Initiative (ACC) seeks to encourage adult learners who have attended college and left without obtaining a degree, to earn their postsecondary credential. Adult learners often run into various challenges that prohibit them from completing their degree goal. The ACC working group aims to provide stronger institutionalized and community based support for adult learners through a district-wide marketing campaign designed to educate stopped out adult learners about the available paths for college completion. Upon the completion of a successful marketing campaign, the ACC working group will develop a targeted program model designed to address the many barriers to adult learner college completion.

The Adult College Completion Initiative (ACC) is led by OSSE and community and postsecondary partners. The ACC working group is responsible for establishing the guiding principles of the ACC Initiative and for developing and implementing strategic plans.


To increase the number of stopped out adult learners who complete their postsecondary credential.

Estimated Students to be Served in FY 2014

4,565 students per DCTAG data


Adult learners who have attended college and left without obtaining a degree

OSSE's Adult College Completion Fair

Are you over the age of 18 and interested in going to college? Did you start college but were unable to finish?

If that’s you, join us for the 2nd Annual Adult College Completion Fair.
At the fair, you’ll learn about multiple pathways you can take to start and finish college. Come explore your college and career
interests, complete a degree audit, discover your postsecondary options and find a school and how to pay for it. There is no
better time than now to start or finish your degree.

It’s never too late to #BeAFinisher

See you on April 9 at One Judiciary Square and be sure to bring a friend!

Pre-register at bit.ly/AdultCollegeCompletionFair
[the first 100 registrants get a surprise at check in]

For more information about the fair, contact Tiffany DeJesus at Tiffany.Dejesus@dc.gov or (202) 741-6415.

OSSE’s Adult College Completion working group hosted its Inaugural Adult College Completion Fair at the R.I.S.E Demonstration Center. The fair was designed to educate adult learners who left college without obtaining a degree and first-time adult college students who are seeking pathways to college completion. The event featured college and career advising and resources; workshops on college admissions and financial aid; and information on career exploration. Please view the gallery here.

Adult College Completion Survey

Did you start college, but leave without obtaining a degree? The District of Columbia Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE) is conducting research on postsecondary education for the Adult College and Completion Initiative (ACC), and we want to hear from you. Take our brief survey on your experience, and help us gather data on how to best assist you in completing your degree: Adult College Completion Survey

Your responses are confidential and your identity will remain anonymous unless you indicate that you would like to be contacted for follow up. If you have any questions regarding the survey or would like to request the survey in an alternative format, please contact Tiffany DeJesus.


Program Contact

Tiffany DeJesus, Program Manager, College and Career Readiness, OSSE/Division of Postsecondary and Career Education, (202) 741-6415 or Tiffany.dejesus@dc.gov

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Tiffany DeJesus
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Contact Phone: 
(202) 741-6415
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Education, Office of the State Superintendent of

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810 1st Street NE