Veterans Peirce

Honored to Serve Those Who Serve Our Country

Peirce College has served veterans, service members and their families for more than 150 years. We will maximize credits awarded for your military training, professional training and certifications as well as credits from other institutions and credit-by-exam programs. Contact us today to learn how to: 

  • Embed stackable, employer-recognized certifications into your program
  • Apply up to 102 transfer credits toward your degree - including credit for your military training
  • Get a free, preliminary review of your transfer credits
  • Earn credit for what you have learned in your career and your life
  • Take flexible, online courses built around your schedule
  • Meet with your professors during weekly, optional, live online sessions

At Peirce, you will work with dedicated academic, financial aid and career counselors who stay with you every step of the way.

Peirce College Accreditations and Approvals

  • Middle States Commission on Higher Education
  • Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP)
  • Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management (CAHIIM)
  • American Bar Association (ABA)


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?

Our current list of academic programs includes:

Certificates of Proficiency (undergraduate)

Associate degrees (61 credits)

Bachelor’s degrees (121 credits)

*Up to 102 transfer credits may be applied to this degree; all other bachelor's degrees can accommodate up to 90 transfer credits. 

Master’s degrees (30-36 credits)

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.

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