There are many reasons why you may have stopped working toward your bachelor’s degree. Maybe you found a great job that didn’t have the flexibility you needed for school. Maybe you found yourself taking care of family. Maybe it just wasn’t the right time for you.
Whatever the reason you stopped before, if you’re ready to finish your bachelor’s degree now, it’s never been easier. With convenient, 100% online programs at Antioch University, you can work, raise a family, and still complete your degree. Though you’ll still be completing the same work you would in an in-person degree program, online programs help you save time and money. Offering all the intellectual challenge you’d get in the classroom, but with much more flexibility for completing your work, finishing your bachelor’s degree with online completion can bring you the best of both worlds.
Best of all, the work you’ve already done toward your degree can be put to use immediately with transfer credits. In general, most of your credits will apply directly to your online degree completion program, but it’s always a good idea to schedule an unofficial transcript review with the admissions office. You can do this at any time so you know exactly where you stand, even before you apply to the program.
There are a few things that the admissions office will take into consideration when looking over your transcripts. First, they will want to see that you performed well (usually receiving at least a C or 2.0 GPA) in an accredited institution. They may also have some requirements that the transfer credits be current—taken in the last ten years—if they are within your major. However, many students transfer credits from much further in their past, so do be sure to speak with an admissions officer and not write anything off yourself.
At Antioch, we will also want to ensure that you have at least 24 transferable credits before you begin the program. However, you can transfer up to 75 credits, because your experience counts to us and we want you to take advantage of all we offer—no matter how close you are to getting your bachelor’s degree.
Because your credits may transfer differently to different programs, doing a transcript review with the admissions office will ensure that you get the best value out of your degree. After all, you’ve already spent money on your transfer credits, and you want to ensure you can use as many of them as possible. Additionally, the more credits you are able to transfer over, the faster you will be able to complete your online bachelor’s degree.
Once you’ve discovered which of your credits will transfer over, applying online is fast and simple. It usually requires only a transcript, resume, and essay, though there may be some additional requirements, like reference letters or an admissions interview, as well.
From there, the sky’s the limit. All of our standards are the same, whether you take a program online or on-campus, so you can expect finishing your bachelor’s degree online to be exciting, intellectually stimulating, and most of all, convenient. Balancing work, life, and school can be a challenge, but most students say that with the convenience and flexibility of an online degree completion program, they’re able to juggle all their responsibilities and feel immense pride in their accomplishments. We offer extensive student support, including tuition assistance in the form of financial aid and scholarships, and we work closely with all our students to ensure they are on track and making the most of their time at Antioch.
So, no matter what your reasons for stopping were, we’re here to help you finish. Now is your time. With online degree completion, getting your degree is as quick and easy as possible—perfect for anyone who is ready to go back to school, no matter what outside obligations they have.