Washington Adventist University’s School of Graduate and Professional Studies Starts Fall 2nd Session Classes Oct. 19

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One Step Away Program Offers Returning Students Way to Finish Degree Faster

"The One Step Away Program offers credit for life experience."

October 19 marks the start of the second session of fall courses offered by Washington Adventist University’s School of Graduate and Professional Studies (SGPS). The adult evening program, now in its 30th year, offers 11 accelerated undergraduate programs and eight master’s programs.

Anyone interested in earning a new degree or completing one that is still unfinished should call the SGPS office staff at 301-891-4092 for assistance in finding the program and schedule that best suits their needs.

Former Washington Adventist University (and Columbia Union College) students who have already completed at least 75 percent of their degree program can benefit from the university’s One Step Away Program, which helps returning students reach their degree faster and with greater ease. It provides credit for life experience and offers classes on campus and online. Financial assistance is available to eligible students in the form of application fee waivers and scholarship funds. The program also offers participants academic and writing support, along with tutoring services. Anyone interested in matriculating under the One Step Away Program should contact Sharon Grey-Coker at 301-891-4163 or onestep(at)wau(dot)edu

The SGPS office is open from 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., Monday through Thursday; and 8:30 a.m. to noon on Friday. During those hours, SGPS advisors will be on hand to answer questions and help with class registrations. New classes start the week of October 19-23.

The university campus is located in suburban Takoma Park, Md. near the intersection of Carroll Ave. and Flower Ave. with convenient, free parking and easy access to bus stops and a Capital Bikeshare station on campus. The Takoma Metro station is 1.5 miles away.
For more information, go to http://www.wau.edu .

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Washington Adventist University is a four-year private college that is part of the Seventh-day Adventist system of higher education. The university has been educating college students since 1904 on a 19-acre campus in suburban Takoma Park, close to the nation’s capital. A total of 1,185 students of all faiths participate in the university’s eight graduate and 32 undergraduate programs. The 2014 edition of U.S. News & World Report ranked Washington Adventist University among the best regional colleges in the north.

Media Contacts:
Angie Crews, 301-891-4134, acrews(at)wau(dot)edu
Donna Bigler, 240-286-1169, dbigler(at)wau(dot)edu

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