Elmhurst Learning and Success Academy




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Following the academic calendar of Elmhurst College, the Elmhurst Learning and Success Academy offers a 16-week Fall Term, a four-week January Term (full time students), a 16-week Spring Term, and a six or eight-week summer term (full time students).

To earn the ELSA Certificate, students must complete a total of 128 semester hours of coursework (52 hours of required courses and 76 hours of individual choice/elective courses). For a list of current courses, please contact us.

Required Courses

Career Courses
ELS-018 Career Internship
ELS-020 Introduction to College Life

Independent Living
ELS-011 Healthy Living I
ELS-013 Healthy Living II
ELS-016 Planning for Future Independence
ELS-027 Preparation for Future Life

ELS-052 Concepts and Strategies
ELS-082 Financial Smarts I

ELS-040 Reading and Writing Strategies
ELS-041 Individual Literacy Needs

Social Issues
ELS-033 Self Determination
ELS-036 Service Learning I
ELS-037 Capstone-Service Learning
ELS-002 Educational Coaching

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