Post University was founded in 1890 with the goal of promoting a student-focused environment. Post University is career-oriented, encouraging students to learn and practice the skills that will help them succeed in their work fields of choice. In 1996, Post began to offer online degrees. These programs expanded rapidly, and Post became the first college in New England with accredited online programs. Post is currently considered the largest entirely-online degree provider in Connecticut. Post’s mission is to prepare students to tackle the global market place by fostering leadership skills, confidence, and competency.
Post’s online programs are designed for students that require flexibility in their schedules. By permitting students to pace themselves and establish their own educational routines, Post provides the opportunity for students to earn degrees without interrupting their careers or disrupting their families. Through Post’s online program, students can earn associate degrees, bachelor’s degrees, master’s degrees, graduate certificates, and professional certificates. According to Post’s website, the pacing of classes allows students to finish a bachelor’s degree in as little as 18 months and a master’s degree in up to 24 months, though these completion rates vary based on students’ individual situations. Possible majors include, but are not limited to, business, child studies, psychology, accounting, finance, project management, and education. Post has an online MBA program with seven possible specializations as well. In addition to academics, Post offers a wide variety of student services, such as career, counseling, and safety services.
Post is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges. It first received this accreditation in 1972, and since then, has continued to uphold the educational standards set in place by the association.
Post University is unique in that it permits students to take up to 12 hours of course work prior to completing the application process. Classes take place over eight-week periods, six times a year. Specific requirements vary based on the major department in which students plan to enroll. However, there are some requirements that are the same regardless of concentration. For prospective undergraduate students, these include the application and high school transcripts or GED scores. Prospective graduate students must have earned a bachelor’s degree prior to enrollment. They are required to submit an application, official transcripts from their undergraduate programs, and two letters of recommendation.
Other graduate admissions requirements vary by field. In many cases, however, students are expected to have maintained a high GPA and to show some professional experience. Post employs rolling admissions, and applications are accepted and judged throughout the year. Students can enroll in any of the six modules.
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