Welcome to Cambridge College
Where is the main campus of Cambridge College?
Cambridge College is located at 1000 Massachusetts Avenue in Cambridge, Massachusetts, across the Charles River from Boston and two blocks from Harvard University. If you are visiting the area, you are always welcome.
Is Cambridge College an accredited institution?
Yes. Cambridge College is a private non-profit college offering bachelor's, master's, and post-master's and doctoral degrees. The college is regionally accredited by the New England Association for Schools and Colleges (NEASC) and approved by the California Bureau for Private, Post-Secondary and Vocational Education.
Do I still have time to register for the current term?
Applicants are admitted for the upcoming term when applications and supporting materials are received and processed, no later than the add/drop deadline each term. Information is available from your admissions counselor.
What is meant by the term "accelerated" programs?
Adult students generally don't want to spend years earning a degree, nor is it necessary to do so, for three reasons:
Course schedules - Cambridge College schedules classes at times when adult students can come. Most classes are on weekends; and in the summer on weekdays also. Fewer, longer class meetings require less travel time and allow more time to focus on class topics in depth.
Adult learning - Adult students often do not "start from scratch." You have experience at home, at school and at work. Our faculty draw your experience in to the academic discussion, and it takes less time for you to "get the point."
Online learning and communication systems have also made interaction with classmates and instructors faster and more convenient.
We take full advantage of adult learning and accelerated formats to speed up your education. Most of our students are able to take 12 - 15 credits per term.
Will Cambridge College offer classes throughout the year so that I can finish my degree requirements quickly?
Yes. Cambridge College schedules classes year-round in three terms: spring, summer and fall. Spring and fall courses are primarily held on weekends, while summer courses are held both during the week and on weekends.
What are the class times?
Fall & Spring classes: Weekends: 9:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. including lunch hour and breaks. A typical course may meet three or four weekends, Saturday and Sunday.
Weekdays: 9:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. (4 days/week)
Weekends: 9:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m
The instructor may modify the class hours to accommodate the material and teaching style.
Are the classes held online or on location?
We believe in an adult learning model with collaborative learning classes led by qualified faculty (many are active practioners in the field they teach). Online courses complement on-site classes. Our Master of Management courses are in "blended learning" format, a blend of dynamic classroom learning combined with online learning.
Can Cambridge College assist me with financial aid?
Yes. Although the responsibility for course payment is yours, our financial aid office will gladly help you apply for a federal student loan.
Do I have to take any tests to enter Cambridge College?
No standardized entrance exams are needed. Rather, Cambridge College welcomes adult learners based on your motivation, your prior life achievements, and commitment to realizing your life goals.
For our bachelor's degree completion program, a high school diploma and 30 prior college credits are required, and three years of experience are recommended. For master's degree programs, a bachelor's degree is required and five years of experience are recommended. (Ask your admissions counselor for complete admission requirements, or go to the main Cambridge College website, to Admissions.)
Can I transfer my undergraduate or graduate credits from other institutions?
Yes. If you attended a regionally accredited college or university, we may accept your credits if they meet all general criteria for transfer and current program requirements. We may accept:
*up to 90 credits into a bachelor's degree completion program (30 prior credits are required).
*up to 12 graduate credits into our Master of Education programs.
*up to 9 credits into our Master of Management program.
What about text books and use of the library?
We recognize the high cost of books and make every attempt to use textbooks that are the best in their respective fields and are fairly priced. We also offer free access to an extensive Cambridge College Online Library, which lets you focus on your specialty.
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