Gaining a bachelor’s degree in any discipline can be costly, mounting up fees as high as $50,000 per year. The cost combined with the pressure of undertaking a degree program can make it difficult for many people to complete their undergraduate education. However, University of Phoenix recently launched a program to offer more affordable tuition to students.
The 3+1 Transfer Pathway Program sees the University working with leading community colleges to offer a new avenue for learners. Students can now transfer 87 credits from previously completed courses at participating community colleges when undertaking one of the eligible University of Phoenix degree programs.
Aside from helping students move forward in their education, the program could also save them money in tuition fees. Thanks to the reduced tuition, a course waiver and the 87 transferred credits, students can complete a bachelor’s degree for as little as $12,200. That is a saving of $1,220 per student, which is a significant reduction in costs.
The program allows students to complete their degrees in a short period of time. University of Phoenix has formed alliances with some of the best-known community colleges in the country to establish this straightforward transfer pathway. The hassle-free system means that existing community college students can choose to continue their studies at University of Phoenix, saving them both money and time when it comes to their ongoing education.
For students considering the 3+1 Transfer Pathway Program, the first step in the process is understanding which degree programs qualify. University of Phoenix offers a variety of degrees in health, IT, and management. Currently, students who want to take advantage of the 3+1 Transfer Pathway Program can follow one of these degree programs:
- Registered Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing
- Bachelor of Science in Health Management
- Bachelor of Science in Information Technology
- Bachelor of Science in Management
Upon transferring 87 credits from a participating community college, students can complete one of the above programs at University of Phoenix. This includes 11 remaining courses that account for 33 credits. Thanks to the program, this process can take learners around 14 months to complete, making degree completion a streamlined process for their chosen course of study.
University of Phoenix is already working with a selection of esteemed community colleges to offer the 3+1 Transfer Pathway Program. This collaboration means that students currently studying at these colleges have the option of transferring their credits as part of the program. The current transfer agreement applies to students attending the following community colleges:
- Bergen Community College
- Dallas County College District
- El Camino Community College
- Houston Community College System
- Joliet Junior College
- Maricopa Community Colleges
- Tarrant County College District
Students considering the 3+1 program should speak to their advisors regarding whether their specific degree program is eligible for the transfer. Understanding the full commitment of this program as well as its countless benefits is a must for students.
For eligible students, the first deadline for associate degree registration is April 27, 2021. Those looking to complete a Bachelor of Science in Business will need to register for by April 7, 2021.
“The ultimate goal is to help prepare students for rewarding careers by getting them started on the right foot. This agreement is a pathway that will help students save money, while still completing their bachelor’s degree in four years. Eligible students need to complete just 11 classes to finish their bachelor’s degree and can graduate in as little as 14 months, when transferring 87 credits to University of Phoenix,” said University of Phoenix Provost John Woods, upon announcing the alliance with Dallas County College.
About University of Phoenix
Cambridge-educated John Sperling, PhD, founded University of Phoenix in 1976. The economist, professor and entrepreneur saw that there was a demand for significant change within the modern workplace.
Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, the University offers higher education opportunities to help students foster their knowledge and skills while propelling them toward their professional goals. University of Phoenix provides courses that help individuals boost their leadership skills while serving their communities.
With 45 years of experience, University of Phoenix offers flexible schedules, online learning and a variety of courses. Whatever your career goals, finding the ideal course for your professional needs is simple with this education provider. The University serves a diverse student population, offering programs at locations across the United States as well as online.
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