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Evening & Online Adult Studies

Flexible, affordable, and accommodating, the ACCESS program can help make your educational dreams a reality. Successfully earn or finish your bachelor’s degree or certificate at the pace, location, and times you choose.

Designed for adult learners like you, the admissions requirements are minimal and applying is easy.

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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?
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10% Discount on Online Summer Classes

Are you looking to finish your degree or start a new one? With a 10% summer tuition discount and classes starting as early as May, you can reach your true potential. Classes run throughout the summer.

10% Tuition Discount is for undergraduate online summer classes only.

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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 Evening & Online 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.

Virtual One-on-One Visits

Email access@desales.edu to set up your one-on-one virtual meeting with one of our friendly advisors.  Your advisor will contact you to schedule a date and send you a Zoom online conference invitation. 

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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.

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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.
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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!
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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.
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ACCESS Program Relaunching Education Major

by Janelle Hill Jul 10, 2019
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Looking to begin a new career as a teacher? The ACCESS program at DeSales University is relaunching its early childhood elementary education major for adult students.

ACCESS is bringing back the PreK-4 education certification starting in the fall of 2019. It suspended the program several years ago after the state of Pennsylvania changed certification requirements. 

“It was a little bit chaotic,” says Dr. Katrin Blamey, chair of the education department. “We really had to figure out exactly what the new requirements were.”

The department recently conducted research and—with a strong economy and growing teacher shortage in Pennsylvania—felt that the time was right to reboot the program. 

“There’s a huge need right now for teachers, especially in the urban areas like Philadelphia. When you look at the data on how many certifications have been awarded in the state, the number has declined over the last 10 years dramatically.”

Dr. Katrin Blamey, chair of education department

To accommodate students’ schedules, all of the courses will be offered in the evening or online. Adult students will also have an advisor to answer any questions and to guide them through their time at DeSales.  

“It’s a great career opportunity,” says Michael Yergey, executive director of ACCESS. “It’s a schedule that would fit for most working adults and we will advise them every step of the way.”