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Continuing Education

A Valuable Choice

Guilford offers 40-plus majors, and as a Continuing Education student, you can be a full-time student by attending classes as few as two days 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 Admission at 336.316.2100 or to discuss your options and to make a plan that works for you.


Tuition and Fees for CE Students  
Tuition $440 per credit hour
Student Activity Fee $180 per semester
College Fee $180 per semester
Parking Free


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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.

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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.

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.

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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. 

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 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.

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?

On average, there are 14 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!

Who do I contact for more information?

Contact the Office of Admission at 336.316.2100 or to discuss your options and speak with your dedicated counselor.