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Adult Degree Completion

You've already accomplished a great deal in your life. At Etown, we strive to see you rewarded for your efforts and help you see the finish line for your degree. Etown's School of Graduate and Professional Studies (SGPS) accepts and applies credits from past institutions as well as Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) credits based on past professional and military experience to help you finish your bachelor's online faster.

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Complete Your Degree Online

Students who have attended other institutions of higher education may have their completed credits evaluated by an Elizabethtown College admissions counselor in order to finish their bachelor's degree online. SGPS will accept:

  • Up to 95 transferable credits from an accredited four-year institution.
  • Up to 64 credits from any accredited two-year college, technical or trade school.

No more than a total of 95 credits will be accepted in combination of two- and four-year colleges or universities attended. Students must take at least 30 credits with Elizabethtown College to meet residency requirements and completion of a bachelor’s degree. (15 Elizabethtown College credits are required for residency to complete an associate degree.) To qualify, transfer credits taken at another institution of higher education must be at least 100 college-level and carry a grade of at least C- to transfer into an undergraduate program. Remedial courses are not transferrable.

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Your Guide to Finishing Your Degree at Etown

We pride ourselves making on adult degree completion opportunities attainable. Finish the bachelor's degree you've already put in some of the work for, or continue your education. 

Apply to the Elizabethtown College School of Graduate and Professional Studies.

Connect with our Admissions Coordinators for a Comprehensive Transfer Credit Evaluation. When you reach out to one of our admissions coordinators, they will conduct a thorough evaluation of your completed credits. If you possess professional certifications or military credits, you may qualify for additional transfer credits and you can take our Professional Learning Assessment.

After the evaluation, you will receive detailed information regarding which credits are eligible for transfer. You can then kickstart your educational journey with Elizabethtown College's School of Graduate and Professional Studies, leveraging the credits you've earned from your previous institutions.

Ready to get started at SGPS Etown?

I committed to finishing this incomplete chapter in my life, not content simply to earn my diploma, but to do so at the highest level of achievement. I recommend Etown's SGPS program to all of my colleagues interested in personal development and continuing their education.

Already Have Professional Certifications or Military Credit? Take our Prior Learning Assessment (PLA)

Do you have professional certifications or military credit? You may be able to use your prior learning through Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) to gain credits towards your degree. SGPS offers credits based on past professional experience as well as military training to help you save money on tuition and showcase the skills and knowledge you can already prove!

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Take Advantage of Dual Enrollment with Harrisburg Area Community College (HACC)

Elizabethtown has established a dual-admission agreement with Harrisburg Area Community College (HACC). Counselors at HACC can supply students with course listings that will work towards both their HACC and Etown requirements. HACC students nearing the end of their associate degree can meet with the appropriate SGPS admissions coordinator to receive an evaluation of their credits.

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