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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.


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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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.
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 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.

Learn more about Online and Flex Classes

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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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

New Support Services for Graduate and Adult Students

by Kristin Laudenslager Aug 27, 2019
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Graduate and adult undergraduate students now have even more resources and support at DeSales. 

Several offices have expanded their services this summer to better meet the specific needs of our graduate, non-traditional undergraduate and veteran students. DeSales will now provide counseling, academic, and career support for our entire student body. 

The Counseling Center provides personal counseling services to help students develop their full potential and overcome obstacles to their educational and/or personal growth.

Counselors offer confidential assistance to any student who is experiencing difficulties of a personal, emotional, or social nature, or who simply feels the need for support and/or encouragement. The use of this service is never made a part of academic or any other permanent record. (Unless a student is perceived to be imminently dangerous to self or others, all meetings are completely confidential.)

Counseling Center
Dorothy Day Student Center
610-282-1100 ext. 1776

The Academic Resource Center (ARC) assists graduate and non-traditional undergraduate students by:

  • Collaborating with library staff members to promote research and information literacy skills that enhance student writing
  • Assisting with documentation in several disciplines (MLA, APA, Turabian), grammar, and mechanics
  • Assisting non-native/multilingual students and English language learners who must write in academic English
  • Providing tutorial sessions to facilitate deeper academic writing-through-content skills 

Academic Resource Center
Dooling Hall, Room 23
Greg Rogers, Graduate Writing Support Specialist

610.282.1100, ext. 2096

The Career Development Center offers one-on-one coaching sessions, programs and webinars to serve the specific needs of our undergraduate, graduate, adult undergraduate, and veteran students. Areas of expertise include (but are not limited to) initial full-time employment, job transition, best hiring/job search practices, and re-entering the workforce. 

Career Development Center
Dooling Hall
Aubree Robizer, Career Coach
610.282.1100 Ext. 1738
M-Th: 11am - 7pm 
F: 8:30am - 4:45pm