About University College

SOMETHING BETTER Part-Time Undergraduate Study

‌University College at Sacred Heart serves as the admissions office for part-time undergraduate studies. A wide selection of undergraduate degrees and certificate programs can be completed as a part-time student. In addition, visiting students wishing to take pre-requisite courses for graduate school can be assisted through our office. Part-time students include career-focused individuals, returning students, working professionals and adult learners. Choosing part-time studies at SHU makes the opportunity to earn a quality education from a respected University manageable, affordable, and achievable.

Our associate and bachelor’s degree programs will provide you with the specialized knowledge and skills you need to achieve success, advance your career or secure your dream job.

As a Part-time Student, SHU Offers You:

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  • ‌Innovative course formats with online, on-ground, day, evening and Saturday classes
  • Multiple and convenient start dates including fall, spring, winter, and summer, in conjunction with separate accelerated AHEAD terms in fall and spring.
  • Classes taught by accomplished and involved full- and part-time SHU faculty with real-world experience and proven success.
  • A simple and straightforward admissions process with applications accepted on a rolling basis and no standardized test scores required.
  • Comprehensive financial assistance to help you meet your educational goals, including scholarships and loans.
  • Personalized attention from dedicated staff that will guide you through the transfer credit process, advise you during the application process, and prepare you for declaring your major.
  • Generous transfer credit policies with CLEP, Dantes and Excelsior credits accepted. 

Additional Part-Time Options, Benefits and Courses:

  • We have staff ready to answer questions from Veterans and military families about the Yellow Ribbon program as it pertains to the application and financial assistance processes.
  • We offer unique and special programs for high school students, Pre-College and Taste of College, which provide opportunities for local high school students to enroll in SHU courses for college credit!
  • University College is home to the Center for Financial Education (CFE) at our Landmark Campus in Stamford, CT, which offers opportunities for continuing education and training in the financial services area.