Open Houses, Open Minds The Keys to Success

 bree_056Just a few short weeks ago Albertus Magnus College held one of its most successful Open Houses at its East Hartford Campus, 111 Founders Plaza. This event was open to all prospective students and families, and showcased the different associates, bachelor and master’s programs that we have to offer.

The main difference that sets Albertus Magnus College out from its surroundings is the way we structure our classes. The Division of Professional and Graduate Studies strives to create accessible and affordable programs for working adults that will fit into a busy lifestyle. Our two structures include our Cohort-based classes, and our Modular-based classes.

  1. Cohort-Based:  When you hear Albertus Magnus College students refer to their classes as “Cohort-Based,” what they are really stating is that they are participating in our accelerated degree program that allows students to take one class at a time and receive their degree in as little as two years. This approach provides students with a pre-sequenced set of classes along with one specific day that all of their classes will take place on, for the next two years.

  2. Modular-Based: Our “Modular-Based” classes were created for our students who have a bit more flexibility and are looking to create their own schedule. This format is offered at the New Haven campus, and permits students to take 1-2 classes throughout an eight-week segment. Each student has the opportunity to have his or her own unique class schedule.

These two structures were talked about in-depth during our January Open House, and will continue to be highlighted as a key to success for fitting education into a working adult’s life.

We hope that those who attended the January 29 session took advantage of the opportunities to sit down with our financial aid counselors, academic advisors and professors to voice any concerns that might be standing in their way of pursuing a degree.

It was wonderful to see such a great turn out, and we look forward to our next Open Houses; March 11, 2014, at the New Haven Campus and April 23, 2014, at the East Hartford Campus.  Visit albertus.edu to register for one of these events or for details.

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