Your Education. Your Schedule.
What's the one thing you need more of and can never get enough of? For most adults, it's time. If you're thinking about going back to school, an accelerated program is one way of making the best use of your time.
Here's how the accelerated program at Elizabethtown College works for adult students.
There are six ways to earn credits in the Elizabethtown program:
Five or Eight Week Classroom-based Courses
Each classroom-based course meets one night a week, in most cases. Accounting and computer courses meet twice a week. Learners take one course at a time. That lets them really focus on what they're doing—they don't have to juggle two or three courses at a time while they're trying to manage the rest of their lives.
Students tell us they like that, because it keeps them from feeling overwhelmed.
Five or Eight Week Online Courses
Online courses are also five or eight weeks long and don't require any classroom meetings. A few of them have a weekly online chat, and the rest require posting to the Blackboard website according to the schedule determined by the facilitator.
Online courses work well for our students who travel for their work, or have a particular reason to want to stay home for a while. For instance, one of our learners broke his foot and couldn't walk very well, let alone drive. He didn't miss a beat, though, because he took his courses online.
Blended courses are those where class members meet once or twice in the classroom throughout the course, and learn online the rest of the time.
Weekend intensive Courses
Weekend intensive courses are just that— intensive! Students meet Friday night, all day Saturday and half the day Sunday. When the weekend is over, they have two and a half weeks to write a research paper relating to what they learned.
One of the most valuable things adults bring to the classroom is their experience. At Elizabethtown College, we value what you have learned from the work you've done over the years. And we have a method by which you can get credit for documenting that knowledge.
The final (sixth) way to earn credits (at the undergraduate level) is through CLEP testing. That stands for College- Level Examination Program. Our admissions counselors can furnish you with all the information you need about CLEP.