The Center for Continuing Education at Guilford College is the first and longest-running adult degree program in North Carolina. Along with an outstanding academic reputation, the program has a caring and supportive faculty that understands the unique challenges of adult learners. Due in part to the adult-specific services and financial assistance programs offered, the Center for Continuing Education at Guilford College consistently achieves a higher graduation rate for adult learners than most other colleges in the U.S.
What does that mean to you? Our advisers and admissions staff will walk you through whatever questions you have about paying for your education, course requirements, and transferring college credits from other schools. We make it easy for you to stay in college and receive the degree you’ve always wanted.
Guilford College offers a variety of daytime and evening schedules to accommodate working professionals and parents. Daytime classes are available in several formats, ranging from 75 minutes to three hours in length. Evening classes are available one to two nights per week between 6 p.m. and 10:10 p.m. year round. We also offer some Saturday classes exclusively for adult program students, though not all major programs offer them.
|Adult Program Students at a Glance|
|First-time College Students||4%|
|Average Age||35 years|
|Average Number of Transfer Credits||49|
With 38 academic majors plus an additional five cooperative pre-professional programs, Guilford College allows students to choose from a wide range of interests and passions in pursuit of an A.B., B.S., B.F.A., or B.M. degree. The career possibilities within each major are numerous and varied. Guilford grads have pursued a wide range of professional and technical careers.
Adult students are fully integrated into the undergraduate program and can enroll in any major. However, our evening schedule makes it possible to be a full-time student while attending classes only two nights each week. The following majors can be completed exclusively through evening classes:
*Internships and student teaching must be completed during the day.
|Day Majors and Degree(s) Offered
|African American Studies||A.B.|
|Art||A.B. and B.F.A.|
|Biology||A.B. and B.S.|
|Chemistry||A.B. and B.S.|
|Community and Justice Studies||B.S.|
|Computing Technology and Information Systems||B.S.|
|Exercise and Sport Sciences||B.S.|
|Geology||A.B. and B.S.|
|Music||A.B. and B.M.|
|Peace and Conflict Studies||A.B.|
|Sociology and Anthropology||A.B.|
|Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies||A.B.|
The curriculum features 53 academic minors that make it possible for students to explore special interests apart from their majors or to pursue additional study in a field related to their major. Minors denoted with an asterisk (*) can be completed exclusively through evening classes.