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Application Deadline

July 1, 2014

At St. Edward's University, we understand the professional opportunities and personal sense of achievement that come with earning a college degree from a prestigious university. That’s why we created New College more than 40 years ago to serve adult students. 

In New College, you'll have opportunities to earn college credits for work history and life experience, along with access to multiple majors, flexible scheduling options and two campus locations. You’ll earn a degree and prepare to achieve professional growth and personal fulfillment.

New College Overview

Convenience for Busy Professionals

New College offers several scheduling options, including 14-week, accelerated 7-week, online and blended courses; Saturday and evening classes; and two campus options. This provides you flexibility while maintaining a high level of academic integrity. 

Challenging and Highly Valued

Our challenging academic programs and diverse learning community equip you with well-rounded knowledge, lifelong career skills and an expanded worldview — all highly valued in today’s global workplace. Plus, you get the support of a respected university with a history of innovation and success in guiding adult students to earn their degrees. 

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Professional Focus, Personal Rewards

You'll learn to think critically, and communicate and collaborate effectively — essential skills for succeeding in today’s business environment. As an adult learner, you can join a growing network of success stories and focus on job readiness, getting ahead and the ultimate reward — a deeply fulfilling life. 

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Gain Credits for Life, Work and Learning

Transfer students, military veterans, and students with past school, job and life experience may qualify for earned academic credit. This is possible through CLEP testing, existing certifications, and the New College Portfolio program, which enable students to earn specific course credit based on past experience. Your New College admission counselors can tell you more. 

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Get All the Help You Need to Succeed

St. Edward's provides the kind of admission and academic support you would expect from a leading private university. A St. Edward’s degree comes with a cadre of mentors, counselors and career support. 

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