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DeSales Adult Studies

Discover why so many of our adult students agree that DeSales is one of the best schools to finish your degree. Our advisors will guide you through the process of earning a degree, whether you are changing careers, reentering the workforce, or moving up in your current job.

What do you want to study?

DeSales offers a wide variety of programs and majors from nursing and healthcare to criminal justice, to business, the sciences, and everything in between. Degrees and certificate programs are available on-campus, online, and hybrid, which combines the best of both. Our motto here is "be who you are and be that well," and that's exactly what we'll prepare you for — success in your profession. 

  • Friendly advisors are with you from start to finish
  • Scholarship opportunities available
  • Generous transfer credit policy

DeSales Fits Into Your Busy Lifestyle

The ACCESS Program lets you design your education around your busy schedule:

  • Many start dates throughout the year. See all dates here
  • Easy start/stop/restart — because life doesn't always cooperate.
  • Classes are available online, on campus, or in our Flex format, which combines the best of both!
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DeSales really is different

Once you experience the DeSales difference — the open door policy of our faculty, genuine friendliness of your peers, small class sizes, and robust support network — you'll know you've come to the right place.

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 build up your resume

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

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.
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Toni James '16 ACCESS
The ACCESS program provided me the flexibility of being a student and, more importantly, a mother.
Toni James '16, ACCESS Business Administration


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