If you’ve reached a point where earning that credential could make a significant difference in your career advancement, or earning your degree is an important milestone of personal growth, you should consider returning to school and enrolling in our Degree Completion Program (DCP).
If you have previous college transfer credits, but have yet to finish your bachelor’s degree, you’ll want to read on, because, at Fisher College, you can transfer up to 90 credits of previous coursework directly to our Degree Completion Program. Are you ready for a fresh start, and to finish the undergraduate degree you started years ago?
There are many accomplished individuals who, for one reason or another have not finished their degree. Let’s face it, sometimes life gets in the way of finishing your education. Raising families, building your career, relocating, and more, often take priority. If you’ve reached a point where earning that credential could make a significant difference in your career advancement, or earning your degree is an important milestone of personal growth, you should consider returning to school and enrolling in our Degree Completion Program (DCP).
Transferring credits from one college to another may be easier than you think. It also may be more common than you realize, especially if you are considering a DCP. According to the National Student Clearinghouse, around one-third of college students transfer schools before earning their degree. In some cases, the number of newly enrolled students may be comprised of 40% transfer students.
One the best aspects of the DCP is the number of credits that will transfer into your program of interest. Typically, transfer evaluations strive to match previously earned credits to a specific course at the transfer institution. Not so with DCP!
When we conduct a DCP credit evaluation, all successfully completed college-level courses are accepted. Our DCP Manager evaluates the student’s academic background and designs a program of study for that particular student. One recent applicant had attended two colleges and completed many courses. A traditional transfer evaluation resulted in 54 transfer credits; however, when we conducted a DCP evaluation, we were able to take 90 transfer credits! That’s a huge difference— and saves the student time and money.
Fisher’s DCP is designed for busy adults, including those who are working full-time. Courses are conveniently scheduled in 8-week terms and delivered fully online. Students who transfer in 90 credits need only 10 more classes to finish their degree. Terms are scheduled to begin every 8 weeks year-round. If the student takes 2 classes each term and begins their program in September, they will be finished with their degree by July!
In just 5 consecutive terms, it’s possible to finish a bachelor’s degree through the DCP. Admitted students are assigned a program advisor who will help guide them as they take courses in their area of interest. The degree options cover a wide range of interests:
- Communication and Media Studies
- Criminal Justice
- Early Childhood Education and Care
- Human Resource Management
- Human Services
- Information Technology
- Liberal Arts
- Sport Management
If you’ve earned undergraduate credits, but you haven’t completed your bachelor's degree, enrolling in Fisher’s Degree Completion Program will let you pick up where you left off. Fisher College’s Degree Completion Program can be the essential step toward attaining your goals.
This blog post was written by Nancy Pithis, Dean of Academic Operations at Fisher College. Dean Pithis has expertise in creating and managing special programs. For more information and to apply to Fisher’s DCP program contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 866-309-6539.