2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog

Degree Completion Programs

Greenville College offers four degree completion programs. The business administration, criminal justice administration, health psychology, and organizational leadership majors offers working adults an opportunity to complete their undergraduate education in a learner centered, accelerated format. Students completing the adult degree completion programs earn the bachelor of science degree. Students’ work and life experiences are related to modern management and leadership theory to produce a productive and useful learning environment. Students take classes online and may have one evening per week of synchronous learning.

Admission Requirements

Adults who have a minimum of three years of full time work experience, and have earned a minimum of 60 transferable semester credit hours, are eligible to apply for admission to an adult degree completion program.

To be admitted to an adult degree completion program, a student must have:

  • A minimum of 60 (maximum 82) transferable semester credits of prior college work with a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 or above.
  • A minimum of three years of full time work experience.
  • Official transcripts from all colleges/universities attended.
  • A writing sample verifying competency in college writing skills.

Types of Admission

  • Full Admission: Student has met all requirements.
  • Provisional Admission: Students who have a grade point average of less than 2.0 on previous college coursework must petition for provisional admissions. If provisional admission is granted, completion of first four courses with grades of C or better will give the student full admission and eligibility to continue in the program.

Transcript Evaluation

The adult degree completion Academic Advisor provides an assessment of the student’s academic history upon receipt of official transcripts, military records (DD214), and other American Council on Education (ACE) accredited instruction. Once the evaluation is complete, the student will receive an unofficial transcript evaluation for review in preparation for enrollment in the adult degree completion program. It is not necessary to have an application on file for the student to request a transcript evaluation.

Credit for Life Experience

Credit based on work or other voluntary experience may be considered based on a request by a student. A petition available from the Records Office must be completed and submitted to the registrar for consideration. The decision for such advanced placement would be the prerogative of the registrar in consultation with the head of the department in which the course is given. A fee may apply for placing credit for life experience onto a transcript.

Academic Review Policy

The unique nature of the adult degree completion program necessitates the College to monitor students’ progress.

  1. To remain in good standing, students are expected to maintain a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.00.
  2. Students with less than a 2.00 grade point average at the end of term 1 maybe be dismissed or placed on academic warning. The student on warning must attain a C or better for all courses in term 2 to continue in the program.
  3. Students who miss three consecutive class meetings in a term are subject to administrative withdrawal and must apply for readmission if they wish to complete the program.
  4. Students who receive F grades for two or more courses in any term will be dropped at the end of the term in which the student is currently enrolled. If such students wish to complete the program, they must apply for readmission to the program and repeat failed courses before continuing to new courses.
  5. Student, with provisional admission for academic reasons who are able to complete all four courses in Term 1 with grades of C or better will receive full admission and be eligible to continue in Term 2.

Students who do not maintain the minimum academic standard may jeopardize their financial aid.

Program Costs

Tuition per credit hour $420
Evaluation of Learning Experience Essays $100 per essay
Posting of PLA1 credits to transcript $35 per credit
Graduation fee $125

The costs of texts and materials vary from course to course. Students are responsible to acquire their own textbooks.

Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) credits include Learning Experience Essays, CLEP scores, and formal training experiences.

Degree Requirements

A bachelor’s degree is earned with a major in business administration, criminal justice administration, health psychology, or organizational leadership. The major requires a total of 120 credits with a minimum of 38 credits taken through Greenville College. Students must achieve a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.00 for all coursework completed at Greenville College to graduate. Major course requirements are listed in the Majors & Minors section of the catalog.

General education requirements may be met through one of the following options:

  1. Present a transcript documenting an earned Associate of Arts (A.A.) or Associate of Science (A.S.) from an accredited college.
  2. Satisfy the following distributed requirements:

    i. Humanities – 12 semester credit hours

    ii. Mathematics or Science – 9 semester credit hours

    iii. Social Science – 9 semester credit hours

    iv. Religion – 3 semester credit hours (met in program)

    v. Communication – 3 semester credit hours (met in program)

    vi. Philosophy – 3 semester credit hours (met in program)