Post University School Report Post University
is a small university located in Waterbury, Connecticut with the satellite centers and an online education program. Since 1890, Post University has been a student-focused, career-driven institution with a strong commitment to helping students reach their personal and professional objectives. Post offers its approximately 2,600 students close to 40 programs for associate's, bachelor's, and master's degrees and graduate and professional certificates.
Post University is the first school in Connecticut and New England to offer fully online certified and accredited accelerated degree programs. It is currently the largest provider of online education in Connecticut, although its online students log in from around the nation.
Post University is regionally accredited by the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges.
Post University Online offers a wide array of associates, bachelors and masters degree courses as well as many certifications that students may earn.
The University offers associate-level degrees in the following disciplines:
- Early Childhood Education
- Legal Studies
It offers bachelors degrees in:
- Business Administration
- Child Studies
- Computer Information Systems
- Criminal Justice
- Legal Studies
- Management for Registered Nurses
- Sports Management
Post has masters programs in the following areas:
- Human Services
Some of the certificate programs Post offers include:
- Graduate Certificate in Corporate Innovation
- Graduate Certificate in Leadership
- Professional Certificate in Forensic Accounting
- Certificate in Early Childhood Education
For students applying to undergraduate programs, they need to either 1) contact their high school and request that it forward their official school record, or 2) forward their GED high-school equivalency test scores to Post's Office of Admissions.
Transfer college students who have a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 or higher from an accredited two-year or four-year educational institution, may transfer credits from courses with a grade of C- or above.
Admission to the graduate programs at the University is based on the applicant's academic record. Generally, students applying to graduate programs at Post must have:
- Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution of higher education
- Evidence of progressive related work experience
- Final undergraduate GPA of at least 3.0. Significant work experience may overcome a lower GPA
- Ability to do graduate level work as evidenced by two academic or professional recommendations
In addition, some programs require students to submit a typed personal statement with their application. And in some cases, a personal interview may be required for entry.
The above are general requirements for most programs at Post. Some programs may have their own criteria. Students should consult the Post's Office of Admissions for further information.
Five Features that Make Post Stand Apart
- Accelerated Program. Students studying in one of Post's online programs can finish a bachelor's degree in 18 months or a master's degree in 12-24 months with the University's 8-week accelerated courses that are offered six times every year.
- On-Campus Curriculum. Online students receive virtually the same education as onsite students at Post. The curriculum for on-campus students is the same for online students. Online students are taught by the on-campus faculty who hold PhD degrees and have practical experience in their areas of expertise.
- Small Class Sizes. Post makes it a point to keep their class sizes small so that students will get more individualized attention and will have an opportunity to interact with their professors and fellow classmates.
- Real-World Knowledge. Post University's classes focus on giving students real-world knowledge so that they can immediately use their new skills in the workforce.
- Pre-Admission Credits. Prospective students are allowed to begin taking courses at Post University even while applying for admission. Applicants are permitted to take up to 12 credits while completing the application process.