Accelerated Studies Program
NextStep is a fast-track alternative delivery program. Through this program, students may complete an Associate of Science Degree in General Studies (University Parallel) in 22 months.* Following completion of the degree, students may transfer to a four-year institution for completion of the bachelor's degree. NextStep is a component of the Accelerated Studies Program and is organized around a cohort concept. Generally, students attend classes two nights each week**, complete coursework via Interactive Television (ITV) and online modalities, and progress with the same group of students. Classes are generally held in 7 week blocks, allowing students continual progress through the program.
* Completion time may vary according to the number of courses taken each semester.
** Based on course availability or student schedule, students may attend classes more than two nights each week.
Refer to the A.S. in General Studies Degree Planning Guide for a detailed outline of the degree program in the NextStep format.
NOTE: New NextStep students are required to attend a NextStep Orientation / First Day of Classes. Students must attend a designated NextStep Registration in order to register for classes in this program.
Prospective NextStep students interested in receiving additional information, please contact Jennifer Thacker via e-mail at jgthacker@NortheastState.edu or call 423.547.8450.
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