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The Bachelor of General Studies Degree (BGS) is a flexible degree program available to part-time and full-time students who are 25 years of age or older. The BGS is especially appropriate for those who have gained significant learning through work and life experience.

Credit requirements for the BGS degree can be met through college coursework (taken at Eastern and other regionally accredited colleges) in combination with a maximum of 60 credits of nontraditional learning such as Eastern's Credit for Lifelong Learning (CLL) program (open to those 25 years and older), CLEP (College Level Examination Program) and DSST tests, and American Council on Education (ACE) credit recommendations for military training.

Upon entry to the BGS program, each student completes a learning agreement with a Continuing Education advisor. This agreement outlines the student's proposed plan of study and ensures that all degree and University requirements will be met.  There is no time limit on when prior transfer courses were taken.  A minimum of 30 credits must be earned through actual coursework completed with Eastern.

For more information about the Bachelor of General Studies (BGS) degree, call the School of Continuing Education at 860-465-0206. 


What the School of Continuing Education Does!

As an integral part of Eastern Connecticut State University, the School of Continuing Education (SCE) has a multi-faceted role in serving the residents of Connecticut.

SCE is dedicated to advising adults who want to return to college to finish their degree or attend college for the first time. The advisors in the School of Continuing Education are experts at assisting part-time and Bachelor of General Studies students.  Our Fast Track Bachelor of General Studies (BGS) Degree Completion Program was designed for busy individuals who are at least 25 years old and who already have 60 or more prior college credits. The Fast Track is the quickest, most efficient way for most people to finish their bachelor's degree. In addition, you can accelerate your degree in many ways, through Credit for Life Long Learning, Fast Track courses, and by taking CLEP and DSST tests.

In addition, SCE runs a comprehensive winter and summer session schedule with such choices as online classes and accelerated classes in one-week, two-week, three-week and five- or six-week formats. Many students accelerate their degree by taking these accelerated formats.

In addition to college credit courses, the School of Continuing Education offers thousands of professional, non-credit courses through its affiliation with Gatlin Educational Services/Ed2Go.  Every fall and spring, the school makes available the SHRM® Learning System course for those seeking to take the Society of Human Resources examination.

SCE provides additional learning opportunities to all Eastern students with:

·         Off-campus sites (Groton, Sub Base, and Manchester and Capital Community Colleges) 

·         EasternOnline

·         Global Field Courses, which are short-term study abroad experiences

The School of Continuing Education also manages facility rentals to organizations in the community.

If you have questions, please, call (860) 465-0206.

Associate Dean Carol Williams
School of Continuing Education at Eastern

Summer Classes


Well, Summer Session A began yesterday, May 23rd, the day after a stirring Commencement Ceremony at the  XL Center.  It may not feel like summer yet but warm weather IS coming.   Over the years, and I have been here at Eastern many summers, I have heard both faculty and students talk about the special dynamic that emerges in summer classes.  There seems to be a "we're all in it together" mentality toward learning that develops.  The classes are smaller and more intimate as a result.  And generally people are very motivated--they signed up for that summer course for a particular reason.  If you are taking a class this summer, I hope that you will really enjoy it.  Let us know how your summer experience is going.


Carol J. Williams, Associate Dean, School of Continuing Education

Summer at Eastern is a Great Experience!

Right now registration is open for summer courses at Eastern Connecticut State University!  Get a jump on your degree!  Or start college in a relaxed atmosphere filled with the excitement of learning.   There are many courses to choose from:


·         Courses on-campus in Willimantic:

·         Courses in Groton:

·         EasternOnline courses:

Is money a concern?  Financial assistance may be available for the summer.  Check out these options:


·         Grants and Scholarships:

·         TuitionPay Payment Plan:

·         Contact the Financial Aid Office:

Register for summer now and receive a quality education in the relaxed atmosphere of Eastern.


Susan Crowley, Webmaster


Discover the School of Continuing Education at Eastern

If this is your first time visiting this blog, welcome!  When you visit  , you will find many options and resources at the School of Continuing Education.  Here's just a few:

·         Part-time Student Orientation:  This handy web page lets you learn what you will need for success at your convenience and the resources available to you.

·         Off-Campus courses.

·         Online Courses (EasternOnline).

·         On-Campus courses.  To see all courses, visit

·         Thousands of Non-Credit Professional Courses are available online through the School of Continuing Education.  If you're interested, SHRM is available on-ground twice a year.

·         Our advisors are the best.  Not only do they help you get started, they assist every time you ask, right up to graduation day.  Call (860) 465-0206 for an advisement appointment.   Phone advisement appointments are also available. 

·         Other.  We have Global Field Courses from which to choose a short-term study abroad experience.  There's Fast Track (accelerated) courses in several disciplines.  We welcome veterans and currently enlisted military personnel.  We are also a member of the Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges serving the Navy. 

    for details.  We invite you to explore and learn about the amazing educational experiences awaiting you at Eastern.   Questions?  Just call (860) 465-0206 or comment in the comment box.   We love hearing from you.

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