Serving Students

Personalized student services. Built around you.

Peirce College understands the needs of adults better than any other college or university in Philadelphia. Our advisors, counselors and faculty take the time to know you and understand your unique needs and goals so we can help you finish your degree, advance your career and transform your life.

5 Ways Peirce Works for You

  • Accelerated, 7- and 8-week courses offered online, on-campus or both
  • Apply up to 102 transfer credits to your bachelor’s degree
  • Earn credit for what you already know via Prior Learning Assessment, saving you time and money.
  • All programs prepare you for career advancement in a wide variety of fields.
  • Earn up to 12 graduate credits that apply to both your bachelor’s and master’s degree. When you finish your bachelor’s, you will have a third of your master’s already completed.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How long does it take to finish my degree?

The length of time it takes to finish your degree at Peirce College typically depends on the amount of transfer credit you bring in that can apply toward your degree and how many credits you can complete during each session.

The number of transfer credits a student brings with them varies greatly depending on several factors, including past college experience and whether they can earn credit for prior learning or professional licenses or certifications that can be applied to their degree program.

The Office of Admissions at Peirce College can provide a complementary preliminary review of your transfer credits so you can get an idea of how your transfer credits will apply to your degree. To speak with an enrollment specialist about your transfer credits, contact us at 888.467.3472 or

What programs does Peirce College offer?
Who teaches courses at Peirce College?

Courses at Peirce College are taught by the institution’s full-time faculty members and adjunct faculty members who blend theoretical classroom education with practical, real-world applications. This enables students to apply what they learn in their courses directly to their careers and prepare for professional growth. Peirce faculty members specialize in serving working adults and bring diverse backgrounds from their professional industry experience to the classroom. Faculty work closely with students every week and are available for online or face-to-face, personalized support.

How can I earn credit for what I already know?

You can earn credit at Peirce College for college-level knowledge you already possess through the following methods:

  • Credit-by-exam
  • Portfolio assessment
  • Credentials, training and other programs that have been evaluated for college credit

Credit-by-exam programs, such as the CLEP®, the College-level Exam Program, and Peirce College exams, allow students to test out of a degree requirement. These exams provide significant savings in time and money for adults who know the material because they are a fraction of the cost of course tuition and typically take less time to complete.

With portfolio assessment, students develop a portfolio containing evidence that they possess college-level knowledge that is equivalent to what they would have learned in a specific course that is required in their degree program. Like credit-by-exam, portfolio assessment typically costs much less than course tuition and can save adults who know the material time and money.

Students can also earn credit for professional licenses and certifications, professional and military training and other programs that have been evaluated for credit by Peirce College or the American Council on Education and fit a specific degree program requirement. There are no additional costs to earning this credit for students, who have completed the training or possess the credentials, which comes over as transfer credit.