FAQ's

Some Frequently Asked Questions about the Accelerated Degree Program:

How does the accelerated pace work?
What degrees and majors do you offer?
Do you offer any certificate programs?
What time do your courses meet?
Does the Accelerated Degree Program offer online courses?
How much is your tuition, and how can I make a payment?
Is Financial Aid available?
Does Albertus Magnus College accept transfer credits?
How can I receive credit for life experience?
How do I become a student in the Accelerated Degree Program?
After reviewing this website, what should I do next?

How does the accelerated pace work?

Our Accelerated Degree Program offers five, eight-week modules throughout the year. Mods 1 and 2 are during the fall, Mods 3 and 4 are during the spring, and Mod 5 is during the summer. Most of our students are full-time, which means that they take two classes every Mod. By taking two classes during all five Mods, students earn 30 credits a year and can complete their Associate degree in two years and their Bachelor degree in four years.
Students who have transfer credits, take more than two classes each mod, or take classes during our summer inter-session may complete their Associate or Bachelor degree in even less time!

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What degrees and majors do you offer?

We offer Associate and Bachelor degrees in the following majors.

  • Business Administration (Accounting / Finance)
  • Management (Marketing, Health Care, International, Human Resource)
  • Management Information Systems
  • Communications
  • Criminal Justice
  • English
  • General Studies
  • Humanities
  • Human Services
  • Philosophy & Religion
  • Psychology (General, Art Therapy, Child Development / Mental Health)
  • Social Science
  • Sociology

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Do you offer any certificate programs?

Yes, we offer three certificate programs. They are The Certificate in Business Administration, The Certificate in Human Resource Management, and The Certificate in Management Information Systems. Certificates require the completion of six to eight classes in a given discipline. The required courses for these certificates may be applied to both an Associate or Bachelor degree.

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What time do your courses meet?

Most of our courses meet twice a week in the evening. We have Monday / Wednesday classes or Tuesday / Thursday classes that meet from 5:30PM to 7:50PM or from 8PM to 10:20PM. Students who wish to take two classes may take them "back to back" on the same days or come to class on different days. We also offer a few Saturday morning courses that run from 8:30AM to 1:10PM. Please click on our Course Schedule to see our course selection and times.

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Does the Accelerated Degree Program offer online courses?

Yes. Our program offers nearly 75% of our courses either in a blended or online format. Blended courses, which we call AMC NetOption, meet once a week in a classroom setting, and once a week through performing various assignments on-line in an asynchronous format. This format gives students the flexibility of spending more time at home while still being able to have physical classroom contact with professors and peers. (Please note: Our program does not offer enough online / blended courses for a student to earn his or her degree entirely through this format.)

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How much is your tuition, and how can I make a payment?

ADP Tuition and Fees

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Is Financial Aid available?

Yes! Both full and part time matriculated students may apply for financial aid at Albertus Magnus College. Full time students are those who take two or more classes per Mod, and part time students are those who take one class per Mod. To apply, matriculated students must fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and an institutional aid application. For further information, you may call the Office of Financial Aid at (203) 773-8508.

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Does Albertus Magnus College accept transfer credits?

Albertus Magnus College will accept transfer credits from any regionally accredited two or four year college. (Coursework must be completed with a minimum grade of C or better.) In order to have your transcripts evaluated, you must have official transcripts sent from that institution to the Office of Continuing Education. Once you have become a matriculated student in our Accelerated Degree Program, the Registrar will evaluate the transcripts and assign credit accordingly. Here are some basic guidelines:

A maximum of 90 credits is transferable toward a Bachelor degree from an accredited four-year college for work done satisfactorily (grade C or better).

A maximum of 64 credits (grade C or better) is transferable toward a Bachelor degree from junior and community colleges.

A maximum of 39 credits (grade C or better) is transferable toward an Associate degree.

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How can I receive credit for life experience?

Students may receive credit for life experience through CLEP and / or DANTES examinations, challenge exams, or portfolios. Most life experience credit is given through the examination option. The Registrar's Office maintains guidelines on specific test acceptance and scoring proficiency. Information about the CLEP and DANTES can be obtained by making an appointment with an academic coordinator - call 203.773.8505.

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How do I become a student in the Accelerated Degree Program?

Admission Requirements and Application Process

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After reviewing this website, what should I do next?

The next step is to set up an appointment with one of our academic coordinators. We are available on Monday through Thursday from 8:30AM to 8PM and Friday from 8:30AM to 4:30PM. Our academic coordinators are available to do the following:
· Answer questions about the application and matriculation process
· Help you become a new student
· Help you pick out classes
· Help you choose your major
· Help evaluate transfer credits and give you an estimated completion date
To make an appointment, simply call our office at (203)773-8505, and we will be more than happy to assist you!

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