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Adult Degree & Continuing Studies

With our Adult Degree & Continuing Studies program you will receive a respected, valued education that is convenient, flexible, and affordable with evening, weekend and online classes in four locations in Cambria, Blair, and Centre counties. 

  • Connect With Us!

    Talk to our advisors to design a complete education and career plan. 
    Dr. Julie Barris, Program Director
    Mrs. Billie Kochara, Assistant Director
    Ms. Nicole Bopp, Specialist
    Mrs. Lois Quist, Program Coordinator 
    oce@francis.edu, 814.472.3012

    Office Location:
    Suite 211
    Library & Learning Commons

    Programs Tailored for Adults...for You

    We understand the many thoughts that go through a person’s head when deciding to go to school. Will I spend a lot of time driving to class? Will I have to spend my evenings in class? How will I pay for this?  We want to ease your mind and let you know that there are many options that can help you meet your career goals in a way that fits where you are in life. 

  • Convenient Locations

    Convenient locations

    Our classes are also offered at four convenient locations in Cambria, Blair and Centre counties, as well as online.

    • Loretto
    • State College
    • Altoona
    • Johnstown
    • Huntingdon
    • Somerset

     

    Flexible Classes that fit your life

    The fastest growing population in higher education is adult learners that work 10, 15, 20 or more hours during the week.  We understand this and provide programs that have the convenience and flexibility adult learners need to be successful.  To further ensure that our courses fit a student’s busy life, each student is assigned an advisor to work with on scheduling, career planning, etc. Classes are offered in many formats, including:

     

    • Evening
    • Online
    • Saturdays
    • Accelerated and Condensed Classes

     

    Generous Credit Transfer

    We value your prior college credits, experience, military training and work-place training. Our generous credit transfer policy maximizes your other college courses with up to 64 credits transferring into our BS in accounting and management degrees and up to 98 credits potentially transferring into our degree completion programs. The associate of applied science degrees transfer in at least 27 credits from the career and technology centers for both adult and high school programs. 

    For a free transfer credit evaluation, have your transcripts emailed, faxed or sent to one of our counselors who will gladly let you know how many credits could potentially transfer into the degree of your choice. Have more than 4 transcripts? No worries. We will review all of your transcripts to help you transfer in the most that you can!

    Email your transcripts to: oce@francis.edu
    Fax them to: 814-472-3299
    Mail them to: Saint Francis University, Attn: ADCS, PO BOX 600, Loretto, PA 15940

    Affordable Tuition

    You work hard for your money and we want to ensure you get the best education at an affordable price.  We discount the per credit tuition more than 50 percent. In addition to being one of the lowest per credit rates in central Pennsylvania, we do not have any hidden fees.     

    Graduation Requirement

    Obtaining your degree or additional credential is your prime goal, and we are right there with you each step of the way. Meeting the graduation requirements is also important, so be sure to check out the information found in our university catalog.

    For questions about graduation or your academic standing, please contact one of our Adult Degree & Continuing Studies Program Advisors.

  • Adult Degree & Continuing Studies at SFU