Degree Completion Program

Degree Completion Program for Management, Communications, and Human Services majors

For students who need to finish their bachelor's degree, the Degree Completion Program* provides a flexible and convenient way to finish their degree.Through Fisher College's Degree Completion Program (DCP), students earn credentials that could make a significant difference in their career advancement.

The requirements of this program are organized to afford the student flexibility and a well-rounded integrated learning experience. Students are able to apply college credits previously earned from an accredited institution as well as credits earned for life experience (Prior Learning Assessment).

The DCP is structured to provide a solid foundation in academic coursework in conjunction with general education courses that focus on the humanities, social sciences, and the natural sciences, all of which are highly valued by today's employers.

Entrance Requirements:

  • Complete and submit an Application for the Degree Completion Program.
  • Be at least 25 years of age.
  • Have earned at least 30 college-level credits at an accredited institution and earned a grade point average of 2.3 or better.
  • Have at least three years of progressive work experience.
*The Degree Completion Program applies to new students only and does not apply to degree concentrations

Program Guidelines:

  • Students may transfer up to 90 credits, of which 30 credits earned through Prior Learning Assessment may be applied. Prior Learning Credits must be earned at Fisher College. Transfer credits will not be accepted for Prior Learning.

  • Ten classes (30 credits) must be completed in the major.

  • The final 15 credits for degree completion will be taken in Interdisciplinary Studies. Any remaining credits necessary to complete the degree will be taken within the chosen major.

  • Immediately upon acceptance, students may not complete coursework at another college for transfer purposes.

  • There is an expectation of continuous enrollment and that students will enroll in consecutive terms or semesters.

  • Complete all degree requirements within 5 years.

  • Students who have a gap in enrollment that exceeds two consecutive terms or one semester will be withdrawn from the Degree Completion Program. Students who have been withdrawn from the program and wish to return are required to submit an application for readmission to the program.

  • Students who encounter extenuating circumstances that impact their enrollment should contact the Dean of Curriculum Development to discuss their situation and the options available.

Procedural Guidelines:

  • Division of Accelerated and Professional Studies (DAPS) students, please submit a Degree Completion Program Application to the DAPS Site Coordinator. Day Division students will submit their application to the Dean of Curriculum Development.

  • Students are encouraged to apply at least three weeks prior to the term in which they intend to enroll.

  • With the application, please submit an official transcript, unofficial transcript, or a degree audit. The DAPS Site Coordinator will use the material to conduct a Nonbinding Equivalency Assessment *.

  • The DAPS Site Coordinator will forward his/her recommendations to the Associate College Registrar, who will conduct the Official Equivalency Assessment. **

  • Accepted students must complete and sign the Degree Completion Accepted Student Contract.

*Nonbinding Equivalency Assessment
The purpose of this assessment is to give the student an approximation of how many courses and or credits may be eligible for the DCP. This assessment is not official and therefore it is not binding.

**Official Equivalency Assessment
This assessment will determine the exact courses and number of credits that will be eligible for the DCP. After the completion of the Official Equivalency Assessment, the DAPS Site Coordinator will receive the results and the student will be informed of the outcome of the assessment. The Official Equivalency Assessment will be completed within fourteen days from the time the documents are received by the Associate College Registrar.


Fisher College Division of Accelerated and Professional Studies

Anne Cardente
DIrector, DAPS Boston

Richard Potter
Director, DAPS Brockton

Donald Arruda
Director, DAPS New Bedford

Cheryl Enos
Director, DAPS North Attleboro

Fisher College Day Division
Nancy Pithis
Dean of Curriculum Development
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