Jacksonville College Now Offering Associate Degrees Online
Effective this May, Jacksonville College will begin offering its first fully online associate degree program. The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) has approved Jacksonville College’s request to offer 50% or more of the credits for degree and diploma programs via electronic distance learning (online courses). According to JC Academic Dean Lynn Nabi, “This approval from SACSCOC shows their faith in the educational degree we are providing to our students. This will provide long-term stability and growth for Jacksonville College.”
The new online degree program will benefit students who have difficulty physically commuting to classes. The flexibility of being able to arrange classes around their own schedule and from any location will allow many students to earn a degree while saving time and money that would otherwise be spent commuting to and from campus. Individuals with difficult work demands, family responsibilities, physical limitations, or generally busy schedules will be able to attend virtual classes on their own schedules. Students from all over the world will now be able to earn an associate degree from Jacksonville College without stepping on campus.
Jacksonville College subscribes to the Texas Common Course Numbering System, and core course credits easily transfer to participating institutions. As a faith based junior college with a state based curriculum, Jacksonville College also offers a solid foundation for ministerial students who wish to complete the Texas Core courses necessary to pursue a degree at the BMA Theological Seminary in Jacksonville.
Be sure to take advantage of Jacksonville College’s online courses. Registration is ongoing, and tuition rates are reduced for Maymester and Summer I and II. Summer Pell Grants are available for those who qualify.
Schedule for Summer and Fall 2015
Maymester (all online courses): May 14 - 29
Summer I (online and face-to-face courses): June 2 - July 2
Summer I (online and face-to-face courses): July 8 to August 6
Summer I (online and face-to-face courses): August 17 to November 24
Students can take up to 7 hours during Maymester, up to 10 hours during Summer I, and up to 10 hours during Summer II.
Full course schedules are available at www.jacksonville-college.edu. Online application for admission is available for new students, and current students may register for classes online.
Jaguar Day Across Texas
We want to thank individuals and churches for giving to Jaguar Day Across Texas (JDAT) on May 3. If you have not yet made a gift to Jacksonville College, you can still give to the JDAT effort through June. Please consider giving sacrificially to help us. Make checks payable to Jacksonville College, and make a notation on the check for Jaguar Day. Mail checks to 105 B.J. Albritton Drive, Jacksonville, Texas 75766.
Jacksonville College Commencement
Date: May 8, 2015
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Location: Curtis Carroll Field House/Gymnasium
Speaker: David Butler, pastor of Peoples Church in Jacksonville, Texas