Adult and Continuing Education
Pace University’s Adult and Continuing Education provides flexible programs to allow the adult student to pursue their educational goals. Opportunities are provided in both credit (non degree & visiting students; degree programs; credit-bearing certificates;testing and prior learning options) and noncredit (personal and professional development; continuing professional development; senior programs) programs. For more information, please visit: www.pace.edu/adult.
The Undergraduate Admission Office and Adult and Continuing Education (ACE) work together to serve adult and other nontraditional students, including non-degree students. Degree-seeking students should start by making an appointment with the Adult Admission Counselor in Undergraduate Admission. Non-degree-seeking students may go directly to Adult and Continuing Education. Advisers will assist students with the following:
For more information, visit www.pace.edu/adult
Pace University’s Continuing and Professional Education offers a wide variety of noncredit courses, seminars, certificates, and training opportunities. For a list of courses, please visit: /page.cfm?doc_id=26437
ADULT DEGREE PROGRAMS
Individualized adult degrees combine your work-life experience with credit courses and complete your degree.Online Accelerated Bachelor’s Degrees can be completed in 24 months (for students with 64 transfer creditshttp://online,pace.edu. You can also contact the office at 212-346-1700 or via email at email@example.com
In order to receive a degree, students must become matriculated; that is, officially accepted into a degree program.
Students who wish to pursue a degree may be asked to take specific courses in order to demonstrate academic ability before being accepted into a degree program. Because many students come to Pace University with previous college credit, a meeting with an adviser is recommended for course selection. Credits earned during this period will be applied to degree requirements upon the student’s acceptance into a degree program. In general, the recommended requirements are:
Requirements for Matriculation
Completion of twelve (12) University Core credits at Pace University, including ENG 110 and 120* and a minimum 2.0 grade point average. In addition, students matriculating into the Lubin School of Business must complete MAT 103 or higher* within the 12 University Core credits. Students matriculating into the Lienhard School of Nursing and the School of Education must attain a 2.75 and 3.0 grade point average respectively. (Note: All I-R grades must be cleared before matriculation).
*Unless these writing or math courses transfer in from another institution. Other courses may be substituted.
PRIOR LEARNING ASSESSMENT
Adult students are likely to have acquired college-level learning outside of the academic classroom. In addition to evaluating transfer credit from prior college work, Pace University offers assessment of prior learning, including credit by examination, experiential learning assessment, and acceptance of ACE/PONSI-recommended credit.
Experiential Learning Assessment (ELA)—Pace University recognizes that adults often come to school with a great deal of experience and knowledge gained outside of a formal academic setting. Students interested in exploring the possibility of earning college credit for that knowledge should meet with an Adult and Continuing Education Adviser to explore the options available. When an adviser determines that a student may be eligible for experiential credit, the student will be encouraged to enroll in a prior learning assessment course (INT 196B). This course will guide the student through the process of writing a portfolio that will be submitted for evaluation to the appropriate academic department. A faculty evaluator reviews the portfolio and, if college-level learning is demonstrated, approves the granting of credits. Credit earned through portfolio assessment is entered on a student’s transcript as transfer credit. Students must be enrolled in a degree program; up to 36 portfolio credits* may be applied to the following degrees: Bachelor of Science in Professional Studies, Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies, Bachelor of Science in Professional Computer Studies, and Bachelor of Business Administration in Business Studies. Students may also apply up to 15 portfolio credits* to the other bachelor degrees with permission of the advisers of the school in which the degree is offered. The portfolio process may not be completed once the student has obtained 96 transfer credits towards a degree.
*There is no guarantee of earning 36 or 15 portfolio credits. The number of portfolio credits earned depends on the individual student’s experience and the extent to which that experience is deemed to be equivalent to comparable learning achieved in Pace University coursework.
College Level Examination Program (CLEP)
Accelerate completion of your degree by taking the CLEP exams. The College Level Examination Program, created by the College Board and Educational Testing Services, offers standardized tests at Pace that allow you to obtain college credit in general and subject areas.
For Non-Degree Seeking Students, Including Visiting Students and Post-Baccalaureate Students:
- Adult Degree Programs
Prior Learning Assessment
- Nondegree and Visiting Students
Noncredit/Continuing and Professional Ed
- Admission and registration processes.
Academic advisement including:
- tentative evaluation of transfer credits for educational planning
- review of degree programs best suited to meet the needs of students
- referral to appropriate resources for counseling and career services
- advisement for nondegree, noncredit, and continuing education programs.
- Assessment of prior learning for college credit.
- Preliminary advisement for special degree programs designed for adult students who have accumulated a large number of transfer credits or are planning to use prior learning assessment to complete their degree.
- Orientation to the academic world for returning adults and other nontraditional students.
- Bachelor of Art in Liberal Studies
- Bachelor of Science in Professional Studies
- Bachelor of Science in Professional Computer Studies
- Bachelor of Business Administration in Business Studies
- Summer Sessions: Enroll in our six-week summer sessions and get a head start on your next semester.