Accelerated Courses


With Sacred Heart’s convenient AHEAD course format, you can quickly and successfully complete core classes without sacrificing your work schedule or time with family.

AHEAD is University College’s accelerated course format. The core curriculum is the same for all University majors, so AHEAD core courses are available to all part-time students.

Classes are offered in an accelerated format consisting of seven and a half week terms. Classes meet either two nights a week for 2 hours and 15 minutes per night or one night for 4 hours and 30 minutes. AHEAD consists of four terms per year. You can take up to six AHEAD credits each term.

AHEAD classes provide you the unique opportunity to complete an associate or bachelor’s degree in less time than a traditional part-time program.

For more information regarding admission or registration, please contact or call 203-371-7830.