Continuing Education

A Flexible and Valuable Choice

Take classes whenever it's most convenient for you — day or evening — as a Continuing Education student. Guilford offers 40-plus majors, 10 of which can be completed exclusively during evening hours. You can be a full-time student by attending classes as few as two nights a week.

We understand the challenges you face juggling responsibilities and finances. For that reason, we've created a price structure that makes it easier to invest in your future — one that's sensitive to the specific needs of our Continuing Education students. Contact the Office of Financial Aid at 336.316.2354 to make a plan that works for you.

Tuition and Fees

Continuing Education Students  
Tuition $400 per credit hour
Student Activity Fee $190 per semester
College Fee $150 per semester
Parking $80/year or $40/semester


How to Apply

Ready to get started? Apply to a program that can get your career moving in the right direction. We have everything you'll need to become a Continuing Education student at Guilford.

Major in a Big Way

Guilford's inventive majors like Cyber and Network Security and Sustainable Food Systems offer you a clear path toward rewarding careers.

Stand Out From the Crowd

Make yourself more marketable to employers by expanding your experience with a minor. Thirteen of our 50-plus programs can be attended exclusively during evening hours.

How Can We Help?

Get the answers you need about applying and what financial aid options are available to you directly from your admission counselor.

Phi Theta Kappa

Do you have an excellent academic record?

Phi Theta Kappa scholarships are awarded to outstanding Continuing Education students who are transfer students pursuing their first bachelor's degree and are current members of the Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society. Award recipients must carry a minimum course load of eight semester hours and maintain a 3.0 GPA while at Guilford. Awards are $1,000 per semester for four semesters and are merit-based.

Outstanding Results

Give your career a boost with programs and services specially created to help you make the most of college. Develop your skill set and gain the experiences you need to sharpen your expertise and become more marketable. Whatever your passion, you'll discover a program with the coursework to match it at Guilford.

Well Represented

The Continuing Education Student Government Association serves the specific interests of adult students like you. The organization also brings the evening class community together by sponsoring exciting social and cultural events.

Top-Notch Faculty

92 percent of Guilford professors hold a terminal degree in their field of expertise.

64 Credits

That's how many credits Guilford's welcoming policy may accept when you transfer from a two-year college — it's also the percentage of transfer students in the Continuing Education program. You can also earn up to 16 credits from your military experience.

Knowledge by Night

You can complete your coursework for 10 different majors entirely during evening hours.

Help Made Easy

Guilford has many resources specifically designed for Continuing Education students. Our support services are committed to helping you make an easy transition into college and advancing your academic career. Once you're admitted, you'll meet with an adviser to assist you with choosing classes and making sure you understand your chosen degree program's requirements and options.

You'll also have access to career counseling, connections to service projects, and the option of sharing your journey through our mentoring program. We're here to support you in ways that matter. During your first term as a Continuing Education student, you'll have access to an invaluable Adult Transitions course and study lounges dedicated to Guilford's commuter and military veteran students.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is there an age requirement for admission to Guilford's Continuing Education program?

Yes. To qualify for Continuing Education courses at Guilford, you must either: 1) be 23 years old by the last day of the first term of enrollment; or 2) hold a baccalaureate degree from an approved academic institution.

Is financial aid available?

Yes! Submit the FAFSA using the Guilford College school code of 002931, and our Student Financial Aid counselors will work with you to find the best available financial aid to meet your needs.

How long does it take to graduate?

It depends on how many transfer credits you have and how many credits you complete per term. You must have a minimum of 128 total credits, complete at least one major and one minor, and meet all of Guilford's general education requirements to earn a degree. Guilford has a very generous transfer policy, but be aware that at least 32 credits must be taken through Guilford and must include half of the credits for your major and half of the credits for your minor.

When can I schedule my classes?

You can take classes during the day and/or evening. The evening schedule is set up so you can be enrolled full time while attending as few as two nights a week: Monday and Wednesday or Tuesday and Thursday.

What majors are offered in the evening?

We have 10 majors that are part of our evening degree program. All requirements for the major and general education requirements can be completed as part of the evening course schedule for the following majors: Accounting, African and African-American Studies, Business Administration, Community and Justice Studies, Computing Technology and Information Systems, Criminal Justice, Forensic Accounting, Forensic Biology, History and Cyber and Network Security. Education Studies classes can be completed during the evening, with the exception of the required semester of student teaching.

Will Guilford accept transfer credit?

Our welcoming and fair transfer policy accepts an unlimited number of transfer credits from regionally accredited four-year schools and universities and up to 64 credits from regionally accredited two-year community colleges and technical colleges. We also accept up to 16 credits for military service and up to 16 credits for College Level Examination Program (CLEP) tests.

How many students are in each class?

Based on enrollment during the last 10 years, there are, on average, 19 students in each class.

How can I get involved on campus?

While the Continuing Education program is exclusively for students age 23 and older, you are a valued community member. As such, we encourage you to participate and become an integral part of life at Guilford. Join the adult Student Government Association or attend a Theatre Studies production or a Bryan Series lecture (which has featured former President Bill Clinton and former British Prime Minister Tony Blair). You're always welcome to attend sporting events and show your school spirit by rooting for the Quakers!


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