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Adult Degree & Continuing Studies

With our Adult Degree & Continuing Studies (ADCS) program you will receive a respected, employer-valued education that is convenient, flexible, and affordable. Online courses, plus evening and weekend classes are offered in Cambria, Blair, and Centre counties. 

    • flexible  degree and certificate options tailored for working adults

    • Become that someone who shows your family 
      that anything is possible when you put your mind to it.

    • Prior experience and credits mean something. 
      Ask us about our generous transfer policy.

    • flexible  degree and certificate options tailored for working adults

    • Become that someone who shows your family 
      that anything is possible when you put your mind to it.

    • Prior experience and credits mean something. 
      Ask us about our generous transfer policy.

  • 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 

    E-mail:  oce@francis.edu

    Phone: 814.472.3012

    Office Location:
    Suite 211
    Library & Learning Commons

    Request Info

    ADCS Application 

    The SFU Advantage for Adult Learners

    Dream big, but not alone.

    Balancing life and class obligations won't be easy, but dreaming big is worth the sacrifices. Let's do this together.

    • Find counselors and advisers for the whole journey.
    • Money matters: We'll help you navigate financial aid.
    • Take classes at your own pace. 
    • Study where values are as important as careers. 
  • 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.  Up to 98 credits potentially could  transfer into our degree completion programs.  Get the details of our generous transfer credit policy and request a free evaluation.

    Transfer Credits

    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

  • Summer 2017 Open Houses

    Learn about online and on-site programs, financial aid, transferring credits, and more. 

    • Aug. 8  (JFK Center SFU campus) 5-7 p.m. 
    • Aug. 15 (Johnstown Panera Bread) 5-7 p.m.
    • Aug. 21 (Altoona Sheetz Corporate, 6th Ave) 5-7 p.m.

    Register to attend:
    814-427-3012 or  oce@francis.edu

  • Request Information or Apply Now
    Please fill out the

    ADCS Request Information Form

    Interested in Enrolling Into a Program? 
    Complete the ADCS Application