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Accelerated Bachelor's Degree for Adults

Accelerated Degree and Certificate Programs Designed Especially for You

Flexible, affordable and accommodating, the ACCESS Program makes the dream of achieving your education goals a reality. Designed specifically for adults, this award-winning program helps you successfully complete college courses and earn your bachelor's degree or certificate at the pace, location and times you choose. Learn on campus or online, day or evening. ACCESS is also ideal if you're just looking for personal enrichment.

Because the ACCESS program is designed for adult learners like you, the admissions requirements are minimal and applying is easy.

Choose From a Variety of Programs

The ACCESS Program offers a wide range of accelerated degree and certificate programs to satisfy your needs. There are numerous options for each of the main career areas listed below. Click on the program of your choice for more information.


ACCESS Majors & Programs of Study

With both online and traditional classroom programs, DeSales offers flexible options for adult learners and a variety of dynamic academic programs. You'll be well prepared for a career when you graduate. What are you waiting for?
Find Your Program

ACCESS Fits Into Your Lifestyle

The ACCESS Program lets you design your education around your busy schedule:

  • Many start dates throughout the year. See all dates here
  • Easy start/stop/restart — because life doesn't always cooperate.
  • Classes are available online, on campus, or in our Flex format, which combines the best of both!
ACCESS Business Programs
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Flex Classes: In Class or Online

Flex classes are designed for students who enjoy the experience of live-time, instructor-led classes but can't always physically get to campus. 

Courses are offered in Center Valley with students being able to participate synchronously from anywhere in the world via the internet.

Learn more about Online and Flex Classes
Life experience credits

Unmatched Life Experience Credit and Credit Transfer Policy

Your life experience and/or past college credits are as important to DeSales University as they are to you.

  • Credit transfer policy: Transfer up to 25 courses (75 credits) grade C- or better.
  • Take CLEP (College Level Examination Program) testing or a DSU challenge exam to earn credits.
  • Credits from work experience through prior learning assessment.
  • Credits for military and corporate training.

Affordable Tuition and Financial Support

Don't let worries about tuition stop you from becoming a DeSales University student. We offer very affordable tuition costs, tuition deferment and financial aid for those who qualify. Learn more about ACCESS tuition and fees

Superior Support

Returning or starting college as an adult can be a daunting experience. DeSales University understands this. Have questions about credits transfer and life experience credits? Unsure which program best serves your needs? Need financial help? Our superior support system starts with our Information Sessions where you'll get the answers to all your questions. Then, when you become an Access student, you will be assigned an advisor to help guide you to your education goal. Your advisor will assist you through the application process, help develop an academic plan, and inform you about available student resources and services, including tutoring. 

ACCESS support

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