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Now is the Time to Go to College!

Do you want to go to college? Do you have credits from your past college experience but did not complete your degree? Find out what you need to know from an Eastern Connecticut State University advisor at our convenient off-campus site in Groton. Information Sessions are at 6 p.m. on Monday evenings.  Call Gail at (860) 446-9457.

Pursue Your Bachelor's Degree at Manchester Community College

If you live near Manchester and you are interested in completing a 6169_121984989838_23286604838_2234791_1235388_n.jpgbachelor's degree that is convenient and affordable, a new Eastern Connecticut State University program may be perfect for you! 


The School of Continuing Education at Eastern is offering courses at Manchester Community College leading to a Bachelor of General Studies (BGS) degree with major concentrations in "Management" and "Human Services".  Other concentrations are possible depending on the credits that you have already.


The Eastern programs at MCC are "Fast Track" programs designed for working adults.  Courses meet in 7-week modules, either on Saturdays for Human Services or on Tuesday and Thursday evenings for Management.  Other Eastern courses needed for the bachelor's degree can be taken online or hybrid through Eastern.


For more information, visit and click on "Fast Track". To speak with an advisor about these Eastern programs, call (860) 465-0206 and ask for Joanne or George.


Associate Dean Carol Williams


What is Fast Track?

Perhaps you have seen the term "Fast Track" used to describe some of the kidsoncampus.jpgprograms in Eastern's School of Continuing Education.  People are drawn to these words because they imply that you will be able to finish your degree quickly.  But what does it really mean?

Students in the Fast Track transfer in their prior courses (no matter how long ago they took them), take a "core" of suggested courses through Eastern, and work with our advisors to find efficient and cost effective ways to complete the remaining credits needed to reach the 120 credits required for a bachelor's degree.

Students who enter the program with 60 or more prior credits can expect to graduate in two years or less! Students in the Fast Track take 10-14 "core" courses in 7-week blocks, two nights per week or on Saturday mornings. Students concentrate on only one course at a time and are encouraged to earn elective credits via CLEP or DSST tests, through Eastern's Credit for Lifelong Learning program or by transferring additional credits.

"Fast track" courses are offered at our off-campus sites and are scheduled in 7-week modules, either evenings or on Saturdays.  The evening "Fast Track" program is in Management and is available at our Groton and Rockville/Vernon sites.  Classes meet on either Tuesdays and Thursdays or Mondays and Wednesdays for 7 weeks.  So, you meet twice as often for half as long!!  This allows you to concentrate on only one course at a time yet finish two courses in a semester. 


The Saturday "Fast Track" program for those interested in the field of Human Services is available at the Groton Site as well as at Manchester Community College and Capital Community College.  Saturday "fast track" courses meet only once per week; the first six class meetings are from 8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. with the final class running from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 


Sound good?  Call (860) 465-0206 and ask your Continuing Education advisor if the "fast track" might be right for you.

--Carol Williams, Associate Dean of the School of Continuing Education

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