Palm Beach Atlantic University

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August 02, 2015

Accelerated Programs: FAQ

    MacArthur School of Leadership students during spring commencement. PBA is a private, accredited, Christ-centered college located in West Palm Beach, Florida, USA. PBAU offers more than 50 majors including pharmacy, nursing, ministry, MBA and leadership.

If you have any questions about the following, or do not see an answer to your question, please contact us at (888) 468-6722. You also may schedule an appointment with an admission counselor.

Q: How do PBA’s accelerated programs work?
We know you want to complete your studies as quickly as possible. Our accelerated programs allow you to tailor your studies to your life through:

  • Evening courses — offered 6–10 p.m., Monday through Thursday
  • Online courses — so you can study wherever and whenever it’s convenient for you
  • Convenient locations — you may take classes at our main campus in West Palm Beach or at our Wellington campus

Q: What accelerated programs are offered at PBA?

We offer:  

Q: How long will it take me to earn my degree?
That depends. If you have an associate degree, you can expect to graduate in two years (4 semesters), providing you have met your elective requirements. If you haven’t, you may satisfy your remaining elective credits if you have licenses, certificates, professional training or military training by applying for Professional Education Credit (PEC). If you transfer to PBA with less than 60 credits, you may benefit from the accelerated program and may apply for PEC.

Q: When may I start classes?
You may join our accelerated program in the fall, spring and summer.

Q: How do I get started?
You will need to complete an admissions application and pay a $35 undergraduate or a $45 graduate application fee. You will need to request official transcripts from institutions you have attended and have those sent to PBA.

Contact us at (888) 468-6722 to schedule a personal appointment with an admission counselor.

Q: How much will it cost?
Tuition and fees depend on several factors. First, your tuition is calculated per credit hour. Your total cost also will depend upon:

  • Student status — are you full-time or part-time?
  • Transfer credits — how many credits are transferring to PBA from your previous institution(s)
  • PEC hours — the number of Professional Education Credit (PEC) hours awarded
  • Financial aid — Florida residents, for example, receive the Florida Resident Access Grant (FRAG)
  • Tuition assistance — such as tuition reimbursement programs through your employer

Q: I’m not a Christian. Can I still attend PBA?
Certainly! We have a diverse student body and welcome people of all faiths. However, please know that you will be learning in a Christ-centered environment with professors who share the Christian worldview.

901 S. Flagler Drive
West Palm Beach, FL 33401
888-GO-TO-PBA 888-468-6722