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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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Generous Credit Transfer Policy

With DeSales' generous transfer policy, you can transfer up to 25 three-credit courses toward your DeSales degree — and if you already have your Associate's degree, all your credits will transfer to DSU.*

Wondering which of your credits will transfer? We'll be happy to give you a personalized, no-obligation transfer credit evaluation.


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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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Connect with an Advisor
We would love to meet you! Your dedicated advisor will help guide you with everything from admissions through graduation.
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Tuition & Fees
Our tuition rates for ACCESS courses are significantly lower than for traditional day classes.
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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Billing & Payment
We can offer a monthly payment plan option to help you pay for all or part of your college expenses.
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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.

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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Online Summer Classes at DeSales

Summer Classes at DeSales

Summer is a great time to get ahead or catch up with your studies. We have a wide variety of summer courses — both online and on campus.

2021 Undergrad Summer Class Session Dates

  • ACCESS Session 5 – May 17 to July 10 (8 weeks)
  • ACCESS Session 6 – July 12 to August 21 (6 weeks)
  • May Minimester – May 24 to June 12 (3 weeks)
  • Online Minimester 1 – May 24 to July 3 (6 weeks)
  • Online Minimester 2 – July 5 to August 14  (6 weeks)
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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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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!
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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.
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DeSales University Launching New Accelerated MBA Program

by Janelle Hill May 1, 2020
Accelerated MBA Program

DeSales University is giving recent college graduates and business professionals looking to change careers the chance to earn a Master’s of Business Administration (MBA) in just one year. 

The University is launching a new accelerated online MBA program beginning in August. Students with a business-related undergraduate degree can complete the program in 12 months. Those without a business background must complete three, six-week sessions of business foundation courses, which are offered at a 10 percent discount this summer. Those students will complete their degree in 15 months. 

“Our program will offer 13 elective focus areas, including healthcare management, supply chain management, data analytics, and project management.”

Dr. Karen Kent, Director of the MBA Program

Karen Kent, director of the MBA program, has deep experience working as an educator in a full-time cohort program. With the job market taking a hit amid the Coronavirus pandemic, Kent thought it was a natural time to offer this accelerated program. 

“Our faculty are excited and ready to launch the program,” she says. “Our program will offer 13 elective focus areas, including healthcare management, supply chain management, data analytics, and project management. Our faculty are made up of deeply experienced executives across many industries; students will have the opportunity to work, learn, and grow under the guidance of the finest business educators in their fields.” 

The program will have an emphasis on experiential learning, allowing students to interact and learn from business executives. Students will also serve as the DeSales MBA Consulting Team and work with companies on real-world projects. The program will also join forces with the DeSales Career Development Center to provide free bi-weekly seminars in career development support.

“These unique seminars will help students discover career fields, hone their executive skills, and explore their leadership styles—all designed to prepare our students for their best futures,” says Kent. 

Classes will be a mixture of asynchronous and synchronous online formats. Students can apply without submitting GMAT scores but they must have at least a 3.0 GPA for all previous coursework. Admission preference will be given to students who successfully completed at least one internship or those with career-related job experience. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis through August 2020. 

The DeSales University MBA program is a leader in online education, ranking on U.S. News & World Report’s 2020 list of Best Online MBA Programs and on the Best Online MBA Program for Veterans list for 2020. It’s also one of the most affordable private-school tuitions in the region.

Learn more about the new DeSales Accelerated MBA program

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