Middlesex Accelerated Associates Program (MAP)

With MxCC’s Accelerated Program (MAP) you can get your Associates Degree in just 13 months!  MAP connects you with outstanding faculty and rigorous coursework. Even better, its unbeatable price makes it the most efficient and cost-effective way to complete your Associate Degree in General Studies, Criminal Justice,  Business Administration, Liberal Arts, and Criminology.  Whether you’re looking to transfer to a 4 year school or get the degree you need, let MxCC put you on the MAP!

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Instead of enrolling in traditional 15 week semesters, MAP students complete their coursework in 5-week mini-semesters.  This means a more intense learning environment that moves you more quickly toward your degree.  Even better, MAP courses are 95% online, putting you in charge of your school schedule.


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In the MAP program you will:

  • Work with professors who are experts in online teaching.
  • Work closely with an MxCC mentor who will help you navigate college and the rigors of an accelerated degree.
  • Have access to a designated MAP librarian.
  • Complete your degree in just 13 months!
  • Learn in online communities of like-minded students.
  • Be connected to a local  campus. 


Students who have placed into ENG 101 and MAT 137 are eligible for the program.  The program is ideal for students who are looking to take only two courses at a time, but who also understand that those courses move 3 times faster than traditional college courses.  If you work hard and you’re ready for college, MAP may just be the program for you!

The program is currently accepting students in General Studies, Criminal Justice, Criminology, Business Studies, and Liberal Arts.

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Interested in putting your education in the fast lane? Download a MAP Application and apply today!

Want more info before deciding if you’re ready for an accelerated degree program?  Find out more about MAP by contacting:





Rebecca Rist-Brown

Associate Professor & Program Coordinator, Criminal Justice & Criminology Studies
Phone: 860-343-5849
Email: rristbrown@mxcc.edu
Office Location: Snow Hall, Room 508
Office Hours: Mondays & Wednesdays 9:30 – 11:00 a.m., Tuesdays & Thursdays 10:45 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.


Susan Lugli

Associate Professor, Business; Program Coordinator, Business Administration and Marketing Business Administration/Marketing
Phone: 860-343-5840
Email: slugli@mxcc.edu
Office Location: Wheaton 313
Office Hours: Tuesdays & Thursdays 12:00 – 3:00 p.m., Wednesdays 3:00 – 6:00 p.m. (or by appointment)

Frequently Asked Questions about MAP

If you don’t pass a class, it may be possible to take another accelerated section of that class later in the semester.  It may also be possible to pick up a 15 week version of that class in the following semester.  If you do not pass a class that is a fundamental prerequisite (such as ENG 101), you will fall behind in the program.

You may drop a course within the add/drop window specified in your handbook. You may withdraw from a course until the withdrawal deadline of a given accelerated semester (see your student handbook for dates).  Dropping a course will not result in a refund unless the course is dropped prior to the accelerated semester beginning.  Withdrawing from a course will never result in a refund.  Dropping or withdrawing from a course may prevent you from graduating within 13 months, especially if the course is a prerequisite (see “What if I don’t pass a course?” above).  Dropping a course or withdrawing from a course may affect a student’s financial aid.  Please consult with the financial aid office before dropping a course or withdrawing from a course.

Yes!  Most of your instructors will keep office hours (office hours are posted on the syllabus) and would love to meet you in person.  If your instructor does not have office hours, please send them a note through the “Messages” tool to request a face-to-face meeting.

The cost of the program for academic year 2017-2018 is $8,970.  Financial aid is available for qualified students, though most students will be paying out of pocket for at least a portion of their courses.

You must be using a computer (not a tablet or phone) for your courses.  Windows and OS X are both supported.

You will need a modern web browser (such as Firefox, Chrome, or Safari), word processing software, spreadsheet software, and presentation software.  Online versions of MS Office are freely available to MAP students.

Yes, financial aid is available.  Financial aid may not cover winter or summer requirements – please contact the financial aid office to discuss your aid needs and qualifications.

Absolutely!  This 13 month degree should qualify you to enter our sister CSUs as a standing junior.  UConn and private colleges and universities may accept fewer credits – please work with a transfer advisor at your destination institution to determine your transfer opportunities.

If you have a general question, please contact your assigned MAP mentor.  For an advising issue, please contact your assigned MAP advisor.  If you have a problem in a given class, please contact your instructor.

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