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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.

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

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

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

Year at a Glance — Plan Your Schedule!

We know you're busy — that's why we post our course schedule for the entire academic year. See when the courses you need are running, so you can better plan your workload and degree completion plan.
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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.

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How to Apply
We make the process easy, and our admission team will help you along the way.
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Transfer Credit
We’re happy to review your prior college courses and help you gain credit for work experiences and trainings.
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Attend an Information Session
We would love to meet you! Join us for an information session at one of our convenient locations.
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Tuition & Fees
Our tuition rates for ACCESS courses are significantly lower than for traditional day classes.
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Financial Aid & Scholarships
You may be eligible for Federal grants and loans, and DeSales has two scholarship programs earmarked for ACCESS students.
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Billing & Payment
We can offer a monthly payment plan option to help you pay for all or part of your college expenses.

Why Choose DeSales ACCESS?

You'll be academically satisfied

95% Satisfied
More than 9 out of 10 our adult students rate the overall quality of their academic program as good or excellent.

You'll be prepared to succeed

98% Employed
Almost all of our grads are employed. And, nearly three out four are working in a field related to their degree!

You'll be in good company

4,000+ Strong
Thousands of busy adults have earned a bachelor's degree or certificate in our award-winning adult program.

You'll build up your resume

Top 10 Skills
Proficiencies documented by our grads are among the top skills employers look for when hiring.
 

For Those Who Serve

We proudly welcome military personnel and veterans to our programs and campus. Our staff can help you access your education benefits, and DeSales provides many services and resources to support you while you are here.
MILITARY SERVICES & BENEFITS
Tammy Warner
DeSales gave me the unique opportunity to go to school full time at night and apply everything I was learning directly to my daytime job ... The value is clear and explains why ACCESS has been making a difference in the lives of students for over 40 years!
Tammy Warner Head, IT Transformation at Celgene
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

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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