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Secure a Strong Future at The American Women’s College

We’re excited you’ve considered The American Women’s College as the next step on your career path, and we’re here to help. We offer a streamlined, easy application process, and the opportunity to earn college credits for your life and professional experiences. Take just a moment to explore our Admissions Hub page to make sure you have the information you need to get started.

Key Admission Dates

Our accelerated courses are six weeks long, so there are many opportunities throughout the year to start your program of choice.

A complete application includes sections you may not be able to finish in a day, such as letters of recommendation and transcripts.

To ensure you start when you want to, it is best to start and submit your application as soon as possible.

Application Deadline*Start Date*
January 11, 2024January 21, 2024
March 1, 2024March 10, 2024
April 17, 2024April 28, 2024
July 17, 2024July 21, 2024
August 30, 2024September 8, 2024
October 18, 2024October 27, 2024

*Start dates vary for some certificate programs. Please visit the certificate overview page you’re interested in for specific dates, or reach out to an enrollment counselor to learn more

How to Apply

Fill out the online application.

Check your program’s specific requirements.

Check our transfer credit policy.

Request and send transcripts.

Explore the Admission Pathways that Apply to You

Whether you have no college credits or some college credits, a lot of life experience or are just starting out after high school, are down the block from the university or are on another continent, we provide an easy admission path for you.

Explore the tabs below that make sense to you. Please note that we offer Prior Learning Assessment opportunities for college credit — find more information on the transfer students tab.

Get Help At Any Point

If you’d like to speak to a real person about this process, our enrollment counselors welcome your questions. Please reach out to them at 1-800-257-9247 or

Transfer Students

You may transfer up to 30 credits toward an associate degree and 90 credits* for a bachelor’s degree.

You can earn credits through:

  • Advanced Placement (AP)
  • American Council on Education (ACE)
  • Prior Learning Assessments (PLA) for life experiences
  • The College-Level Examination Program (CLEP)
  • The International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IB)
  • Sophia Learning
  • StraighterLine
  • Formal coursework and occupations offered by all branches of the military via a service member’s Joint Services Transcript (JST)

We reserve the right to deny coursework for transfer if considerable changes have occurred in the area of study since the course was originally taken.

To see the full details involved in each type of credit transfer, please visit our catalog page.

If you are a Massachusetts community college graduate, you may be eligible for the MA Transfer Guarantee. To learn more, please visit our MA Guarantee page.

MA Transfer Guarantee, More options made easy

Military-Affiliated Students

TAWC is proud to support our military women who are on active duty, military spouses, and veterans in their pursuit of higher education. As such, we provide a discounted tuition rate alongside your benefits.

Use Military Tuition Assistance Benefits

  1. Request and receive approval for using TA funds
  2. Request your transcripts
  3. File your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) — TAWC’s code is 002122

Use Your VA Benefits

  1. Complete the application for your VA benefits
  2. Request your transcripts
  3. File your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) — TAWC’s code is 002122

For more details regarding military benefits and support, visit our military page or reach out to Kara Murray, Senior Assistant Director of Student Financial Services, at 413-565-1200 or

International Students

If you are an international student, you’ll need to meet the following criteria to apply:

Please note: Bay Path University and The American Women’s College do not provide student visas for these degrees as they are 100% online.

Undergraduate Enrollment in Graduate Courses

An undergraduate student may request to enroll in up to 10 credits of graduate coursework (courses at or above the 500-level) by completing the Undergraduate Enrollment in Graduate Courses Form. To be eligible for graduate course registration, students must submit this form during the appropriate self-registration period, and must meet the following criteria at the time of their request:

  • Students must have at least a 3.00 cumulative GPA
  • Students must have earned a minimum of 60 credits

Note: Students enrolled in an undergraduate program or certificate that requires graduate coursework may take more than 10 credits of graduate coursework if it is specifically required for their program. However, undergraduate students intending to continue into a graduate degree program at Bay Path University should reference the “Credits transferring from another Bay Path University degree program” policy within the Transfer Policy and Residency Requirement section of the Graduate catalog, as certain programs may have specific minimum grade requirements, and students may only transfer in up to one-third of the credits required for their graduate degree.

Find Your Program

Each step you take toward completing an associate or bachelor’s degree or a certificate program helps you stand out in the workplace and secure a better future for yourself. Find the program that best suits your goals now.

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Tuition and Financial Aid

The American Women’s College is dedicated to providing career-focused education at an affordable rate. We work with each and every learner to help make our programs available financially as we connect you to resources for scholarships, grants, loans, and the FAFSA®.

Financial Aid

Frequently Asked Questions

Explore our FAQ page to find answers to questions you may have about the online programs.

We do accept transfer credits, which can help reduce your total tuition as well as time spent earning the degree. We accept up to 30 transfer credits to associate degree programs and up to 90 for bachelor’s degree programs. Visit our Admissions Hub page to review all of the types of transfer credits we accept. You may be surprised at what you can earn.

The friendly staff in the admissions office looks forward to answering your questions. Please reach out to 1-800-257-9247 or

The time it takes to complete your application file will vary based on obtaining letters of recommendation, transcripts, etc. Once your application file is complete, it typically takes 72 business hours to review and provide an answer as to whether you’ve been accepted to the program. See our How to Apply page for all steps.

The first step in the application process is to fill out the online application.

While you do not need to have all documents ready when you start your application, your application file (GPA/transcripts, letters of recommendation, goal statements, etc.) must be complete when you submit your application to the program. Incomplete files will not be considered. Please visit our Admission Hub page for full details of what’s needed.

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*The BS in Nursing allows of a maximum of 84 transfer credits. All other online bachelor’s programs allow a maximum transfer of 90 credits.