Looking for a Flexible School Program?
We all live busy lives, so if you are considering going back to school, you may not be sure how you can do so. You may have to continue working at your current job or have household and childcare obligations. The good news is that there are programs out there that are flexible and allow for those to attend college who might otherwise not be able to with a more traditional schedule. Here are five of them.
Trinity Washington University is a private university in Washington D.C. They have 5 schools within the college and in the 1980s they launched their innovation Weekend College Program. This program was aimed at working women to be able to earn their college degrees by offering classes on Friday evenings and Saturdays. Today, Trinity has expanded its programs for adults with classes offered every weekday evening as well as on Saturdays. They now call it Trinity’s School of Professional Studies, which is open to both men and women.
The School of Professional Studies specializes in innovative business, education, and liberal arts programs at the undergraduate level. It is designed for students who seek to advance their careers or make a career change. Beyond evening and weekend classes they also offer accelerated degree programs with eight-week classes.
Their main campus is minutes from downtown Washington D.C. and Capitol Hill and their Trinity at THEARC is in southeast D.C. Transfer students are welcome, and they offer programs to earn certificates, associates’ degrees, and bachelor’s degrees.
For more info on Trinity Washington University’s School of Professional Studies, please go here.
CUNY is the City University of New York and the nation’s largest urban public university. CUNY has 25 colleges spread across NYC’s 5 boroughs. They offer a variety of programs specifically designed to meet the academic goals of adult learners.
For example, they offer their Saturday Success Track Program for adult learners where you can earn your associate’s degree with flexibility and ease, one day a week on Saturdays in Tribeca. They also have Lehman College’s Adult Degree program which offers flexible admissions criteria, personalized advising, evening office hours, and classes that are designed for adults.
For more info on CUNY’s programs, please go here.
George Mason University is a public research university in Fairfax, VA. They offer OASIS, which stands for Online Adult Student Information Science. OASIS is the one-stop shop for all the information that is needed to complete an academic career.
They have the OASIS Transfer Credit Search Engine, which is a tool that is designed to assist new students in evaluating which course credits have been taken at previous institutions. They have two adult degree completion programs, the Bachelor of Individualized Study, and the Bachelor of Applied Science.
For more info on George Mason University’s OASIS program, please go here.
Middle Tennessee State University is a public university located in Murfreesboro, TN, and offers an adult degree completion program. Here you can get a Bachelor of Science in Integrated Studies, or a Bachelor of Science in Professional Studies. You can get a Master of Professional Studies in Strategic Leadership, a Master of Business Administration, and a Master of Liberal Arts.
They offer the largest adult degree program in the state and have a Prior Learning Assessment Program to see where you have already earned college credits in the past.
For more info on Middle Tennessee State’s Adult Degree Completion program, please go here.
Thomas Jefferson University is a private research university in Philadelphia, PA. They offer the School of Continuing and Professional Studies. They offer a variety of programs at the undergraduate, and graduate level that highlight leadership and management skills for advancing professionals. They also offer certificate programs in medical coding and healthcare management. They offer accelerated courses, as well as hybrid and online classes, along with individualized advising.
For more info on Thomas Jefferson University’s School of Continuing and Professional Studies, please go here.
There are many ways to go to college these days. If you need something more flexible, there are some great programs out there from Trinity Washington University and the other colleges that are listed.
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Julie Provost is a freelance writer, blogger, and owner of Soldier's Wife, Crazy Life, a support blog for military spouses. She lives in Tennessee with her National Guard husband and three boys.