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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!
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

Dean's List for Spring 2020: Lifelong Learning

by Bro. Daniel P. Wisniewski, O.S.F.S., Ph.D. Jun 8, 2020

Congratulations to the following lifelong learning students for making the Spring 2020 Dean’s List.

To qualify for Dean’s List, a student must have a minimum 3.50 GPA on no fewer than 12 credit hours (excluding pass/fail and audited courses). Our university patron, Saint Francis de Sales, had such a high regard for learning that he considered education to be the “eighth sacrament.” With that same esteem, the president, administration, and faculty of the University congratulate these men and women on their outstanding achievement. 

Luis V. Alvarado
Brandon Anders
Samantha E. Angelina
Brandon M. Blobe
Suzanne Bongiovanni
Heidi C. Boudargham
Thomas Brown
Melissa A. Bullard
Yolanda Calfapietra
Dorkyann De la Cruz
Eugene J. Eckhart III
Michele C. Fontanez
Heather V. Francis
Allyson J. Genito
Joseph Ginda
Alicia T. Harris
Amanda G. Hay
Tiffany L. Hendricks
David L. Hicks
Wayne J. Hodge
Ryan C. Hoff
Nathaniel J. Hulstein
Anthony Kelly
Brian E. Kelly
Sharon Koch
Marcey A. Kroll
Jeanne Kunkle
Thomas J. Kuriakose
Tara L. Lacava
Melissa MacNichol
Tyler R. Marlatt
Joseline Medina
Gabrielle M. Mendonca
Keith J. Menser
Diana M. Morales
Don J. Morgan
Jared Moyer
Mary K. Nealis
Alyssa T. Niedbalski
Gabriellia M. Nunez Becker
Jaime M. Oldford
George C. Perry
Nicholas Rich
Vanessa M. Riquelmy
Judhy C. Rosado
Alexandra M. Rowlands
Chris L. Rzonca
Rebecca D. Scott
Andrew Segal
Carey L. Shellenberger
Laurie L. Slagle
Aubrey L. Smith
Devon M. Souls
John J. Steier
Matthew Stilwell
Julia A. Taylor
Stacy L. Urbany
Jennifer Walbert
Kelse M. Weston
Alexander C. Williamson
Sherri L. Wilson
Rachel L. Wilson-Weller 


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