fastFORWARD Blended Degree Program
The fastFORWARD Program at Newberry College is a realistic, affordable solution for working adults looking to complete a bachelor’s degree. By combining the practicality and convenience of online learning with the intimate philosophy and deep commitment of Newberry College, this blended program can show adult students the most direct route to a degree, then personally guide them every step of the way to the finish.
The fastFORWARD program is designed for busy, ambitious adults that have completed at least 60 credit hours of college courses and want to earn a bachelor's degree in either business-organizational management or early childhood education.
An advisor is on staff to thoroughly evaluate each fastFORWARD applicant's transcripts. Once accepted into the program, the advisor will help each student plot the most direct, manageable path to degree completion.
Because fastFORWARD students are typically already managing the responsibilities of work and family, the courses are a blend of evening class meetings and on-line collaboration.
The fastFORWARD blended approach allows adult learners to complete their degree in as little as 18 -24 months. The first graduates (December 2011) of our fastFORWARD Early Childhood Education Program received teacher certification in grades PK-3 and jobs in South Carolina public schools. Twelve students also completed the fastFORWARD Organizational Management business program. The adult transfer students completed fastFORWARD degrees using a blend of online and evening courses. The next cohorts are scheduled to begin in August 2013.
*The fastFORWARD program is currently not accepting applications for admissions. If you are interested in transferring to Newberry College, please contact the Office of Admissions.
fastFORWARD Organizational Management Admissions Requirement:
At least 60 transferable credit hours (preferably within the general education core curriculum requirements)
2.0 GPA or better on a 4.0 scale
25 years of age or older
2 years work experience
Business Departmental Degree Checklist (pdf)
fastFORWARD Early Childhood Education Admissions Requirement:
At least 60 transferable credit hours (preferably with an associate of arts or science degree in Early Childhood Development)
2.5 GPA or better on a 4.0 scale
Education Departmental Degree Checklist (pdf)
Computer and Technical Requirements for the fastFORWARD Program
Newberry College’s minimum computer requirements are intended to ensure that the equipment you use meets the minimum requirements to support you in your academic program. We have listed recommended features that provide a better experience; minimum requirements follow in parentheses. Most new computers sold today meet these recommendations. *Netbooks may not meet all requirements.
You will need an Internet connection to access the online portion of your course work as well as Microsoft Office Word, Excel & PowerPoint.
You can download the technical requirements checklist to review.