Don't have time, money to earn a degree? University Without Walls can help with that

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

SPRINGFIELD -- There are many reasons why people put off getting a bachelor's degree, and Jose Delgado, a pre-admissions adviser and recruitment coordinator for the University Without Walls, has heard them all.

"Some people are afraid they are too old, others have full-time jobs and a family to support. For many people it's a money issue, a time issue, or both," he said.

University Without Walls (UWW) is a program of the University of Massachusetts Amherst that allows nontraditional students to earn a bachelor's degree online while earning credit for work and life experience.

On Wednesday from 5:30-7 p.m., Delgado will offer an informational session for people who are interested in obtaining their degree but are not sure how to do it. The session will be held in the UMass Center in Springfield, Room 028, 1500 Main St.

At UWW, students can design their own program of study, take classes online or on campus to fit into their busy lives, and bring in or earn up to 100 credits for their prior learning and experience.

"I meet with so many people who have just lost their confidence, they think they aren't smart enough, or think too much time has passed for them to go back to school," Delgado said. "What's great about UWW is that it is a realistic program that takes into account our students' unique circumstances."  Read more...

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