If you have been away from school for a few years, applying to college may seem overwhelming. Don’t worry! Our team of admission counselors is ready to help you through the entire admission process. They will work with you to understand your goals and find the program that is right for you. They’ll also answer any questions you may have about online learning.
For more information on the application process, click here for how to apply. Or to access our online application, click here. For other questions or to receive application support, contact an admissions counselor.
Six starts a year
Unlike most traditional schools that only have two semesters a year, The American Women’s College has six accelerated sessions per year. These accelerated six week sessions start in September, November, January, February, April and June. That means you can start at any time of the year. And if you can’t start in one session, you can always defer to the next.
General Criteria for Admission
Setting you up for college success is the mission of our admissions team. Therefore, in general, our admissions counselors and directors will want to make sure you are able to:
- Learn new information and skills related to your degree
- Communicate well in speech and writing
- Commit the time necessary to complete your degree
In addition to filling out the free online application, you will be asked to provide the following:
- High school diploma or GED
- Either 12 transferable college credits –OR– a short essay
- Official transcripts from all prior colleges and universities
- A scheduled conversation with one of our admissions directors, either in-person or by phone
We are accepting applications now to start in the next six-week session. If you are ready to apply, we invite you to fill out our free online application.
Applying other college credits towards your degree
Our admissions team is eager to help you transfer in any prior college credits you may have already earned. We generally accept your past credits – even ones earned many years ago – as long as:
- the school was regionally accredited
- the class level was 100 or higher, and
- your grade was a C- or higher
Credit for Prior Work & Volunteer Service
You may be eligible to earn college credits for prior learning gained in a non-academic work or volunteer setting. While eligibility for Prior Learning Credits is determined on an individual basis, the following types of experience are often eligible:
- Professional certifications, licenses and training programs
- Attendance at seminars, workshops and conferences
- Prior experiences in professional fields, travel and/or volunteerism
If you are interested in earning Prior Learning Credits, please contact us and speak with a counselor. She or he can discuss your experience with you to determine any documentation that you will need to provide along with your application.
Our credits cost only $400 each. You need 120 credits to earn a Bachelor’s degree. That means you can get a diploma for as little as $48,000. (That’s what many colleges charge for just one year!) And once you consider transferable credits, scholarships and grants, it could cost significantly less than that.