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FAQ: Professional/Graduate Studies
My college credits are more than 20 years old. Will they still transfer?
Yes! Generally credit hours do not have a time restriction for transferring. It is important for the college hours to be on a transcript from a regionally accredited college or university.

Can I earn credit for my work and life experience?
Wheeling Jesuit University offers a portfolio process to document prior experiential learning, learning that has resulted from personal and professional experiences since high school that can be evaluated for college credit. Students may petition for a maximum of 30 credit hours through the portfolio process.

Are there scholarships, grants or loans available for adult students?
Yes! There is an Evening Student Scholarship available to students enrolled for at least 3 credit hours. Students must be an accepted student, complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), an application for the scholarship, and maintain a 3.2 cumulative grade point average. There is also a scholarship available for RN-MSN students enrolled in the online program. This scholarship follows the same criteria as the Evening Student Scholarship. Students should complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), an application for the scholarship and maintain a 3.2 cumulative grade point average.

Does WJU have executive education or professional enrichment programs?
We do offer courses that individuals can use for executive education or professional enrichment.

What types of employment can I gain with the BOLD degree?
Our graduates have acquired positions of leadership in administration of healthcare, non-profit organizations, education and manufacturing. Graduates have also used the degree to move into management, supervisory or administrative positions in social services and business.

Since there are few tests in the BOLD program how am I graded?
Module grades are usually based on three things: class participation, weekly writing assignments and an applied summary paper, completed outside of class. The applied summary paper documents that students understand and can apply the class discussions, reading and writing assignments to their own experiences.

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