Thursday, December 22, 2016

Thank You for Spreading Holiday Cheer!

Buddy the Elf said that, “The best way to spread Christmas cheer is singing loud for all to hear!”

But at Peirce College, we decided it was best to save everyone from the sound of us singing (You’re welcome). Instead, we’ve helped spread holiday cheer in a different way – by supporting others. We want to thank our entire Peirce family for all the impact giving you’ve done with us throughout 2016, especially over the past few weeks. Here’s a look at all the ways we’ve been giving back during this Season of Giving:
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  • We had a very successful Veteran’s Day drive thanks to the entire Peirce community. We collected six full boxes of donations, which included items such as hygiene products, socks, gloves, and much more. We gifted these goods to the Veterans Multi-Service Center.
  • Our Peirce family members also donated to the Youth Action Toy Drive. This is our 11th year collaborating with them to collect gifts for families in the Philadelphia area. This time around, we were able to donate over 65 toys and books, which have been given to 16 families in need.
  • Finally, for the seventh season in a row, the Peirce community collected money to donate to the Thomas May Peirce Elementary School. We raised $835.00, which went towards winter coats, hats, and gloves for children in need.

Thank you to everyone who helped make all these contributions possible. We are so proud to have joined you in helping those who could benefit from our support. We hope everyone has a safe, healthy, and happy holiday season!

Monday, December 19, 2016

Peirce College Holiday Break Reminders

Holiday break is just around the corner and we hope you are getting ready to spend some time with your family and friends! As a reminder, Peirce College will be closed from Friday, December 23rd through Monday, January 2nd, reopening on Tuesday, January 3rd. However, Session 2 Interim and Winter Session online classes will continue as planned while the campus is closed. Please remember to keep up with your studies if you signed up for classes during this time.

For your convenience, we will still have assistance available during the break. If you need to get in contact with Admissions, there will be representatives on campus December 27, December 28, and December 29 from 9:00am to 1:00pm. If you need to get in contact with Academic Advising, representatives will be available via phone on December 27 and on-campus on December 28 and 29 from 9:00am to 1:00pm. If you need to contact Student Financial Services, representatives will be available via phone on December 27, 28, and 29 from 9:00am to 1:00pm.

If you have any questions, please contact these offices directly at 888.467.3472, followed by their departmental extensions:
  • Admissions Department: ext. 9214
  • The Advising Center: ext. 9177
  • Office of Financial Aid: ext. 9370
  • Business Office: ext. 9600

Students who need any technical assistance between Dec. 23rd and Jan. 2nd should contact the Peirce Help Desk by calling 877.670.9189, or by using Live Chat through the tech support link on the online course website. Faculty members teaching online courses during this time will be available through their normal means of communication.

If you have an immediate need during a time our offices aren’t open, please call 888.467.3472, ext. 9284, and a team member will be available to help you.

Have a wonderful holiday!  We’ll see you in the New Year.

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

'Tis the Season for a New Laptop

Have you been waiting for the best time to buy a new laptop? Wait no longer! Black Friday deals may be over, but Peirce College and Best Buy have an ongoing deal you won’t want to pass up.

For Peirce students, Best Buy is offering up to 10% off certain laptop notebooks and there is a personal Best Buy representative waiting to take your call and place your order. The best part? If you’re eligible, you might even be able to use financial aid money that’s left over after paying for educational expenses. Now you can buy that laptop you have always wanted!

There are only a few small steps you have to take first:
  1. Reach out to your financial aid specialist and discuss your options.
  2. Once approved, you can call Michael, the Best Buy representative (information listed below) to discuss laptops, pricing, and to place your order.
  3. Once ordered and shipped, you must enjoy the new laptop and tell everyone about the great deal you got!
So what are you waiting for? This opportunity is only one meeting away. Schedule an appointment now with your financial aid specialist and get one step closer to owning a brand new laptop today!

Best Buy Representative:
Michael Koerpel
Best Buy Direct Account Manager
Office: 612-292-0260
Fax: 952-430-2238

Hours of Operation: 8:30am to 5:00pm EST

Monday, December 5, 2016

Are You Ready for Something Different?

Are you ready to take the skills you already have and put those towards that degree you have always wanted? Well, now’s your chance! Join us on Thursday, December 8th from 5:30pm to 7:30pm for Peirce Night where you can learn how Peirce College can help you get the degree you need for the career you deserve!

It’s open house, so stop by when you can, grab a free swag bag, a bite of great food, and get access to the following exclusive offers that make taking the next step a little bit easier: 
  •         We’ll waive the $50 re-application fee
  •         A $100 book voucher when you register for classes *
  •        Entry into a Peirce Fitbit® raffle

Your personal enrollment expert will also be on hand to guide you so you can move forward:
  •        One-on-one college counseling and free, on the spot transcript evaluation to identify the right degree path for you
  •        Tour Peirce College’s campus and learn about our customized student support services
  •         Learn about Peirce Fit ™, our revolutionary learning model that lets you choose each week either to attend class in person or online.
  •         Understand how competency-based education can help put you on the most direct path to a degree, if you’re interested in IT.

So what are you waiting for? Sign up now to take the first step toward earning your degree!

*$100 book voucher will be awarded to students who register for classes by the week of 1/17/17 for text book purchases only.

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Peirce's Online Intensive Winter Session Is Here!

Interested in accelerating your degree path? Now you can by taking advantage of Peirce's Online Intensive Winter Session!
Winter courses are three weeks long, and run from December 26 through January 15. These courses meet entirely online, allowing you to learn from home or anywhere else with an internet connection and making it easy for you to fit them into your busy holiday season. 
Since winter courses take place between other sessions, you will not be taking any other courses at the same time. There are no pre-course or post-course assignments for intensive winter courses; all of your work is to be completed during the three-week winter session. 
The following classes are offered for the 2016-2017 session:
·         BUS100 – Introduction to Business
·         FIN100 – Introduction to Personal Finance
·         HCA101 – Introduction to Healthcare Administration
·         HCA210 – Healthcare Delivery in the US
·         HIT100 – Medical Terminology
·         HIT101 – Introduction to Health Information Management
·         HUM102 – Introduction to Ethics
·         HUM105 – World Religions
·         LAW103 – Business Law
·         MGT310 – Ethical Leadership
·         PSY101 – Introduction to Psychology
·         PSY270 – Abnormal Psychology
·         SCI220 – The Physical World
·         SOC101 – General Sociology

Don’t let winter break slow you down; keep pushing through to earn your degree! Our expert Peirce faculty will be on hand to support you through your Winter Session course as you earn 3 credits in 3 weeks. The deadline to enroll is December 14th.  Contact your academic advisor today!