Pace’s 100% online AA in General Arts and Sciences program offers several educational advancement opportunities that cater to those seeking to complete a degree program. Students can apply any prior college credit they’ve earned and we offer the opportunity to transform your life and work experience into college credit through the Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) process.

Upcoming Start Date

The next start date is

01/21/2021

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Completed applications must be submitted two weeks prior to the next start date.


Application Submission and Review

ANNOUNCEMENT: Due to COVID-19, the Late Fall 2020 start has been cancelled. There will be only one Fall 2020 start.

Students have five opportunities to begin the program each year, including two in the Fall, two in the Spring, and one in the Summer.

Candidates will be notified of an admission decision via email within two weeks of a completed application submission.

Accepted students will receive additional information on how to submit a deposit to secure their place in the program and how to make an appointment with an academic advisor.

In addition, accepted students will be able to initiate a request to have transfer credits accepted and will receive instructions on how to complete their Preliminary Transfer Credit Evaluation.

Candidates can apply up to one month prior to their desired start date. We encourage prospective students, however, to submit their application well before the deadline if possible. This is especially important for those who plan to utilize federal financial aid.

Candidates can also use the Applicant Portal to check the status of their application. Please wait for 24-hours after application submission to use this tool.


Admission Requirements

Candidates with fewer than 56 eligible college credits should apply for the AA in General Arts and Sciences degree. Candidates with more than 56 eligible college credits should apply for a bachelor’s degree. Once enrolled, students can also apply for Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) credits, which can be awarded for life/work experience. For detailed information regarding eligibility, please visit our Maximize Credits page.

AA in General Arts and Sciences candidates should have a minimum high school GPA of 80 or 2.5 on a 4.0 scale. Those whose GPA is lower than required can submit a one-page essay or personal statement that addresses why the program is a good fit, specifically considering the online learning environment, and provide any justification for the reported GPA.


Admission Materials

  • A completed online application
  • A current, professional resume
  • SAT or ACT scores from applicants who have graduated from high school within four years prior to applying
  • Official college/university transcripts from all previously attended institutions, if applicable
  • Official high school transcript, diploma, or GED certification

Paper transcripts can be sent to:

Pace University
Application Processing Center
861 Bedford Road
Pleasantville, NY 10570

Digital transcripts can be sent to: undergradadmission@pace.edu

International students whose primary institution did not teach in English and reside outside of the United States are required to submit one of the following English proficiency scores:

  • TOEFL
  • Paper-based version: 550
  • Computer-based version: 213
  • Internet based-version: 80
  • IELTS: 6.5
  • Pearson PTE: 54

Please also become familiar with additional admission requirements as listed on our International Students page.


Application Process for Former Pace Students

Individuals who have previously attended Pace University but not graduated are eligible for a modified admission process should they wish to return to complete their degree. Applicants meeting this criteria will need to begin the process by completing the following forms:

In addition, you will need to provide a current, professional resume, a one to two paragraph personal essay addressing how you think the program will benefit you, and official transcripts from any institution attended after leaving Pace University.

Paper transcripts can be sent to:

Pace University
Application Processing Center
861 Bedford Road
Pleasantville, NY 10570

Digital transcripts can be sent to: undergradadmission@pace.edu

Please reach out to an admission advisor at degreecompletion@pace.edu or (886) 815-5166 to begin the conversation about returning to Pace.


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