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.
Criteria for ACCESS
You are welcome to apply to the ACCESS program if you meet one of the following criteria. (Additional documentation may be required to determine eligibility.)
- Has a fulltime career and/or other significant non-academic responsibilities (e.g., being self-supporting, having financial dependents)
- Has been out of high school for 5+ years
- Is a veteran or active duty service member
- Is pursuing post-baccalaureate studies (e.g., certificate, second degree)
ACCESS Majors & Programs of Study
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.
Year at a Glance — Plan Your Schedule!
ACCESS Admissions & Aid
The ACCESS program is designed for adult learners like you. We want to make it easy for you to continue your education—or to start a new degree or certificate program. All we require for admission are a high school diploma or GED and the desire to learn.
Why Choose DeSales ACCESS?
You'll be academically satisfied
You'll be prepared to succeed
You'll be in good company
You'll build up your resume
For Those Who Serve
Update on Bethlehem and Lansdale Campuses
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: