The Student Experience

Hear from our students

About the Online Experience:

Online experience with incredible personalized attention
“Having experience with both online and on campus classes from Law school to community college, I can honestly say I have never received as much individual attention as I did when attending Continuing & Career Education at Assumption College . My professors knew my name, knew my background and what was important to me in life. This interaction on a personal level helped me feel comfortable and enabled me to have better discussions. It was easy to understand assignments and to get feedback after they were completed. Without the experience and guidance, I gained from attending Assumption College, I would not be the person I am today.”

The best online educational experience I have had
“My online experience at Assumption College was phenomenal. Attending school online allowed me to continue working, spend time with my family and meet other responsibilities while still getting an excellent education. The online classes were managed well, the software worked well and the professors were heavily engaged with the class. Some of the best moments were sitting in a virtual class with video communication and having small discussions with the instructors in real time. I have attended classes online and on campus, both as an undergrad and a law school student. I can honestly say that Assumption College’s online courses were the best educational experience I have had.”

Accessible classmates and professors
“I had a very good experience at Assumption College throughout my Business Studies program.  I was a little skeptical of the online class experience and hoped I would be able to learn in that format.  Taking online classes at Assumption College was much easier than I thought.  If I had questions, it was easy enough to post a discussion to the board for fellow classmates to share their input, or go to the professor for help.”

About Assumption Faculty and Staff:

Professors display genuine passion to help students excel
“I had an amazing experience completing my Bachelor’s Degree in the online program. The online program allowed me to pursue my educational goals while working full-time and raising a family. The professors displayed their genuine passion to help students excel. I always felt that my voice was heard whether it was with my advisor, professor, or other staff at CCE.”

Meaningful conversations both one-on-one and in online sessions
“The faculty at Assumption are amazing. Over the course of two years I had so many meaningful conversations both one-on-one and in online sessions with the instructor and classmates. Professors constantly offered to arrange video sessions and phone calls with students to discuss the week’s material if needed. They were knowledgeable in their fields and brought a range of experience to the online classroom. My theology professor made a lasting impact on my life and my faith. This was something I could not put a price on, and it all happened over the internet.”

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Frequently Asked Questions

Is there online tutoring?
Yes. Online tutoring services are available through e-tutoring.

If you are local to central Massachusetts, the on-campus Academic Support Center is a peer tutoring service which is provided by the College for the benefit of the entire Assumption College community. It is located in the D’Alzon Library on the second floor. It is supervised by the Director and staffed by students and qualified professionals who have been selected for their abilities as tutors in areas such as math, economics, statistics, accounting, quantitative methods, science, writing, and foreign languages. Small group tutorials in study skills are also available.

Learn more about the Academic Support Center.

Is on-campus tutoring available to CCE students?
The Academic Support Center is a peer tutoring service which is provided by the College for the benefit of the entire Assumption College community. It is in the D’Alzon Library on the second floor, 508-767-7071. It is supervised by the Director and staffed by students and qualified professionals who have been selected for their abilities as tutors in areas such as math, economics, statistics, accounting, quantitative methods, science, writing, and foreign languages. Small group tutorials in study skills are also available.
What services are available to students with disabilities?
Students with special needs, including learning disabilities, are encouraged to call the Director of the Academic Support Center at 508-767-7311.
My computer is old. Will it work for online classes?
If you are at all unsure about your computer or ability to use it for online classes, we suggest coming to one of the on-campus information sessions to learn about the online learning platform. If you need immediate assistance with connecting to your online class, please call the helpdesk at 508-767-7060.
Can I take a single class or do I need to enroll in a program?
Up to two classes may be taken as a non-matriculating student. After that students are encouraged to matriculate into a full program.
Do the professors of the online classes strictly teach online?
While some of the CCE faculty teach solely online, we have many instructors who teach both in-classroom at Assumption College in our undergraduate programs as well as online.
What is the process to apply to the CCE program?
We will need an online application, your prior college or high school transcripts, and a FAFSA submitted if you are seeking Financial Aid.
I have not gone to College in quite some time. Do my credits expire?
No, credits are part of your academic record from your prior college. Your prior college’s Registrar’s office has those on file. You can request to have an official transcript sent to you or to the college you are transferring to.
What is an official transcript?
An official transcript is a transcript that is sent in a sealed envelope from one college to another college. It is not opened by the student. Unofficial transcripts are provided without the raised seal and issued to the student directly for your review.
Should I have a transfer evaluation done before starting with a college?
Yes. It is strongly advised no matter what college you are looking to attend that you know before starting how your credits are accepted into the degree program you are looking to complete.
How much money will I get from Financial Aid?
It is suggested that you apply for Federal Student Aid by submitting the FAFSA. Each student is different and financial status is different for everyone. Once you submit the FAFSA, you can work with the Assumption College Financial Aid office through the process.
How quickly can I get my degree or certificate?
Each student is different as far as what courses are transferred in, what life experience may be considered, if you can CLEP a class, and what courses would then be needed to complete a degree. Financial considerations would also be a factor, including if your employer could assist you in paying for school, how much financial aid will cover your courses, how many courses you enroll in during the semester, and if you are considering taking classes year round. It is recommended that you speak with your advisor about your individual program plan

Certificate programs can potentially be completed in a year or year and a half. Generally, there are two courses offered per semester, one in Term A and one in Term B. So if it is a 6 course certificate it could be completed within a year time frame, 8 courses is a year and a semester.