Thank you for your interest in Chestnut Hill College’s ACCELERATED Degree Program. We offer the opportunity to begin or complete a certificate, associate or baccalaureate degree in an accelerated eight-week format. In this convenient degree program, the calendar year is divided into six (6) eight-week sessions. You can start in any session, at any time of the year. All the classes needed to complete your degree are offered in the evening or on Saturdays. Guaranteed. Classes run one or two nights a week, Friday afternoons, Saturday mornings or Saturday afternoons.

Chestnut Hill College ACCELERATED offers courses at three locations: the main campus in Chestnut Hill; at the PJA School in Upper Darby; and at Montgomery County Community College, Pottstown Campus.   Chestnut Hill College ACCELERATED makes it possible for you to be enrolled as a part-time student – but take as many classes as students going to school full-time during the day. All while juggling the demands of a full-time job.

No previous credits are needed to apply for admission, but up to 25 college courses are accepted in transfer. The ACCELERATED Degree Program even works with you to determine whether your work experience can be evaluated for additional college credit. Whether you want to begin a career, change careers or develop professionally, the ACCELERATED Degree Program is designed to make higher education accessible, affordable and convenient for the working adult.

An individual day, evening or weekend appointment with the Director of Admissions or Off-Site/Transfer Coordinator or Academic Advisor can be made by calling the ACCELERATED Degree Program Main Office at 215-248-7063, or by calling the Director of Admissions at 215-248-7062.

We look forward to working with you to attain your personal, professional, and educational goals.

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Director of Admissions
Chestnut Hill College
School of Continuing and Professional Studies
9601 Germantown Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19118-2693