Friday, August 21, 2015

Peirce College Expands Flexibility and Convenience with New 3 Week Intensive Courses

Working adults can face many different challenges when deciding to return to school. One of the biggest challenges can be finding the time to focus on your degree and still balance work, family, and personal obligations. For one hundred and fifty years, Peirce has been committed to delivering education in a format that makes pursuing your academic goals as convenient as possible for busy adult learners.

Keeping in that tradition, we’re excited to announce our latest fulfillment of that commitment with our new intensive courses. These courses are a continuation of our strategic plan which includes goals to provide more flexibility for adult learners while also helping to accelerate the pace to graduation for students.

The new intensive courses, rolling out in the 2015 Fall Session, allow students to complete select on campus courses in just three weekends by attending classes on Fridays 5:30-9:30PM and Saturdays 9:00AM-3:00PM. However, as the name suggests, the courses are intensive and students must attend every class.

For students who aren’t able to make the commitment to be on campus, they’ll be able to enroll in online intensive courses that take place over a three week period during the Winter Session.
To be eligible for the intensive courses students must be in good academic standing with the college, which includes having a GPA of 2.0 or higher, and must have the approval of their academic advisors. In addition, all developmental coursework and prerequisites must be successfully completed.

Tuition for the intensive courses are the same as other courses offered at Peirce. As with any course, dropping an intensive course could affect your financial aid eligibility. For students who receive Financial Aid, once their eligibility for intensive courses has been determined they must review their intensive course registration with their Financial Aid Specialist.

The intensive course listing and schedule can be found on the Peirce College website at  and at under the My Advising tab. To register, please go to the student portal at under the My Classes tab or contact your academic advisor.

Note:  Peirce also welcomes guest students from other colleges and universities into our intensive courses. Guest students can complete classes rapidly and apply the credits toward their degree. If interested, guest students should consult with their academic advisor at their primary college to review transfer credit policies. Next, speak with a Peirce admissions representative about enrolling at Peirce to take intensive courses here as a guest student.