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Intensive College Courses & Programs

Peirce College understands what adult learners looking to complete their education need. You need something immediate, something flexible – but something with the best education and support you can get. You need college classes that fit into your busy lifestyle. At Peirce, that’s exactly what we give you.

Peirce's accelerated college courses run throughout the entire year through our six-session school calendar, which allows you to get through more classes in less time than you would at schools with traditional two or three-semester schedules. But what if you want to earn credits even quicker than that? By enrolling in select intensive college courses, you can. These classes will earn you the same amount of credits as a normal 8-week course would but in less than half the time.

2018-2019 Intensive Courses Academic Calendar (Updated 2/26/18)

2017-2018 Intensive Courses Academic Calendar (Updated 4/13/17)

2016-2017 Intensive Courses Academic Calendar (Updated 3/4/16)

Our intensive college courses let you take an additional course per session or add a winter session course and earn your degree faster while still maintaining your busy work and family life. Eligible Peirce students can take select Intensive courses, but they must be registered at least one week in advance of the session start.

Peirce also welcomes guest students from other colleges and universities into our intensive winter and weekend college classes. Guest students can complete classes rapidly and apply the credits toward their degree. Guest students should consult with their academic advisor at their primary college to review transfer credit policies.

Intensive Course Formats

Intensive Online Courses

Take an eight-week course entirely online and be done with it in just three weeks without ever setting foot on campus.

Intensive Winter Courses

Don't let your winter break go to waste! Peirce's intensive winter courses run from December 26 through January 15 and meet entirely online.

Intensive Weekend Courses

Intensive weekend classes are one-credit accelerated courses that meet just once a week on Saturdays and coincide with your regular courses.

Intensive Course Formats

Our intensive online, winter and weekend college courses aren’t for everyone. Since you’ll be compressing eight weeks of work into three, your workload will be more, as the name implies, intense. But if you want a faster way to earn your degree, and you're in good academic standing (2.0 GPA or higher), intensive courses might be right for you.

If you're currently a Peirce College student, speak with your Peirce academic advisor about available courses and your enrollment eligibility. If you're not yet a Peirce College student, then you'll want to speak with an admissions rep about enrolling at Peirce or taking intensive winter, online and/or weekend college courses here as a guest student.

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