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Evening & Online Adult Studies

Don’t put off your dream of completing an undergraduate degree or propelling your career forward with a certificate. ACCESS is designed for students like you.

For more than 40 years, DeSales University’s award-winning ACCESS program has been helping adults like you achieve your educational goals. Whether you want to earn a bachelor’s degree, pursue specialized training leading to a certificate, or just take courses to enrich your life, you’re welcome in ACCESS.

ACCESS programs are designed with adults in mind. Accelerated degree classes meet on campus one evening per week for six- or eight-week sessions—or you can take your classes completely online. You can also choose to take day classes on the traditional 15-week schedule. And if life demands that you take time off, you can return when you’re ready and pick up just where you left off.

 

Online Degree Programs

 

 

 Evening / In-Class Degree Programs

 

 

Online Certificate Programs

 

Online Classes

Flexibility without Compromising Quality

Every bit as personal as our on-campus courses, online classes at DeSales are designed to be flexible enough to help maintain your work-life-study balance.
Learn more about online learning at DeSales

 

ACCESS Admissions & Aid

We Make It Easy

The ACCESS Admissions and Financial Aid team understands the unique needs and challenges of adult learners. We’ll guide you through the admission process. And we’ll help you make the best choices to fund your DeSales education so you can jump-start your career goals.

ACCESS ADMISSIONS & AID INFO

CLEP Testing

DeSales is a CLEP (College Level Examination Program) Test Center
We are also one of 1,400 nationwide and abroad. CLEP is an uncomplicated, reputable, and efficient way for you to get college credit for knowledge you have acquired on your own. 
Learn more about CLEP testing at DeSales

Office of Financial Aid - Here to Help

We'll guide you to make the best choices to fund your education at DeSales University. We can help make your college expenses affordable through a combination of grants, loans, student employment, and scholarship resources. 

DeSales Financial Aid Office
610.282.1100, ext. 1287
Fax: 610.282.0131
finaid@desales.edu
Monday–Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:45 p.m.

Online Prerequisite Courses for Healthcare Programs

Do you need prerequisite courses for admission to a health care program?

DeSales offers several online courses to fulfill this need. You're welcome to take these courses regardless of which university or program you plan to attend.

See available prerequisite courses for healthcare programs
Toni James '16 ACCESS
The ACCESS program provided me the flexibility of being a student and, more importantly, a mother.
Toni James '16, ACCESS Business Administration

Update on Bethlehem and Lansdale Campuses

by Bro. Daniel P. Wisniewski, OSFS, Provost Jul 9, 2019
2019-LansdaleCampus

DeSales University’s success in teaching adult learners in both the ACCESS and MBA programs continues to grow, and this growth is evident by the increased demand for online classes. Since 2013, enrollment in online classes in the ACCESS program grew by 22%, while online MBA registrations grew by 25% in the same time period. Online and hybrid classes, as well as our new Flex class format, have all reduced the need for face-to-face, in-classroom, learning.

Because of this changing demand, effective August 30, 2019, and pending approval of the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE), DeSales University ACCESS and MBA classes previously scheduled for the Fall 2019 session at the Bethlehem Area Campus located at 3001 Emrick Blvd in Bethlehem, Pa., and the Lansdale Campus located at 815 Sumneytown Pike, will be moved to the Center Valley main campus or will be held online.

The same advisors in ACCESS and MBA programs will continue to support students as they move through their respective programs. Students should reach out to their advisors to discuss and finalize their class schedule for Fall 2019 (and beyond).

Impacted faculty should continue to work with either the ACCESS or MBA program staff to evaluate alternative teaching assignments and/or online training.

Opened in 1988, the Bethlehem area campus has served ACCESS and MBA students well. The Lansdale campus helped DeSales establish a presence in Montgomery County for the last 18 years.  We greatly appreciate student, faculty, and staff patience as we work through this change together.  Please feel free to contact the following for any questions that you may have:

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