Grace College to Offer Three New GOAL Online Degree Programs

Pictured from left to right: Steve Grill, Grace College, Dean of the School of Adult and Community Education; Leslie Carnes, Ivy Tech, Department Chair for Business Administration; Seelpa Keshvala, Ivy Tech, Warsaw Campus President; Lori Roe, Ivy Tech, Assistant Chair for Liberal Arts and Science; Bill Katip, Grace College, President; Tim Ziebarth, Grace College, Dean of Online Education

Grace College and Ivy Tech have recently approved articulation agreements for three new online degree completion programs through the Grace Opportunity for Adult Learners (GOAL) program. These articulation agreements allow individuals graduating from Ivy Tech with an associate degree to seamlessly transfer all their college credits into one of GOAL’s Bachelor of Science degrees. Beginning in August 2014, Grace College will offer three additional degrees: a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Bachelor of Science in General Studies, and Bachelor of Science in Human Services.

The GOAL program is specifically designed for adult learners, Ivy Tech graduates, and others who have obtained at least 60 hours of college credit, allowing them to complete their four-year degree while continuing full-time life responsibilities. With convenient scheduling, current technology, and outstanding instruction, Grace offers the faculty, courses, and academic resources to make completing a bachelor’s degree a reality.

These three new degree options serve those who have interrupted their higher education journey for work, family, or other commitments, building upon previous college credits and life-long learning experiences to allow a student to complete the GOAL program in 16 months.

“Grace is excited to deepen our partnership with Ivy Tech students in offering alternative access to new online bachelor’s degrees,” said Dr. Steve Grill, dean of the School of Adult and Community Education. “We are constantly looking for ways to strengthen education in the state of Indiana, and this is a prime opportunity.”

“This new transfer agreement with Grace College will allow for greater opportunity for our students to pursue a bachelor’s degree,” said Dr. Russ Baker, vice president of the University and Transfer Division at Ivy Tech Community College. “With the help of Grace College we are creating a seamless higher education system that is more accessible and affordable for our students.”

Grace College and Seminary is an evangelical Christian community of higher education that offers undergraduate and graduate degrees and applies biblical values in strengthening character, sharpening competence, and preparing for service. Grace College also offers flexible online graduate degrees, on-campus and online degree completion programs, and highly affordable, easily accessible degree programs in Detroit, Fort Wayne and Indianapolis.  The 180-acre main campus is located in the historic resort town of Winona Lake, near Warsaw, Indiana.

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