Thursday, June 23, 2016

Why a Summer Start Works for Adult Learners

At Peirce, we’ve been helping comebackers like you earn their degree for more than 151 years. We know how to help you strike a balance between school, work and life so you can get the degree you need for the future you deserve.

While many people think of fall as a traditional time to back to school, there are many advantages to a summer start, especially for working adults.  If you know you’re ready to earn your degree, but not sure about the right time to start, here are some reasons to consider starting during our next summer session:

1.  Give yourself a warm up. In our next session – beginning on July 5th – we’re offering several courses that will help you ease back into college life. Use your summer start to knock out a few general education credits, and allow yourself some time to get used to being back in school.  You’ll be ready to hit the ground running when you dive into your major specific classes in the fall.
2.  Don’t leave money on the table.  If you’re eligible for PELL grants, you need to use these funds before the next academic year (which means before a fall start) or you will lose them.  Instead, you can use those funds to earn your initial credits when you enroll in a summer course.
3.  With Peirce Fit, you can complete your work from anywhere.   Worried that starting class in the summer means you can’t go on vacation? Or that you have to spend less time with your family?  At Peirce College, you don’t have to make that choice.  Peirce Fit gives you the option to choose week-to-week if you want to attend class on campus or online. Heading down to the Shore?  You can take your laptop and complete your classwork online that week.
4.  Peirce will give you $100 textbook voucher to help you get started. If you attend Peirce Night next week, and register for a July 5th start date while you’re there, you’ll get your $50 application fee waived and a $100 textbook voucher to put towards ordering your books. That’s a $150 bonus for getting started on achieving your goal!

Now is your time. If you’re ready to earn the degree you’ve always wanted, don’t wait.  You can register for Peirce Night here, or contact an admissions representative directly here.  After that, the second step is on us!


To learn more about how you can earn the degree you need for the career you deserve at Peirce College, click here