Weekend College offers online and face-to-face classes to fit your busy schedule
Weekend College at Mount Saint Mary’s University is a regionally accredited degree program designed around the professional and personal needs of working adults.
The majority of our instruction takes place on select weekends, so that you never have to miss weekday work — while still retaining time to relax and enjoy your family and personal life.
By concentrating instruction into six intensive weekends per session, you can earn credits in a timely manner to help you achieve your dream of a college degree.
Plus, beginning in the fall, Weekend College will offer evening classes during the week providing you with greater flexibility to complete your degree.
And because Weekend College is from Mount Saint Mary’s University, you’re attending one of the top private small universities in the United States.
Plus — we’ve now blended online courses into our Weekend College offerings, so that you can earn your degree even faster. It’s all up to you.
Weekend College at Mount Saint Mary’s University. It’s college that works for today’s professionals.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is Weekend College?
Weekend College at Mount Saint Mary’s University is a fully accredited university degree program designed for working adults. It features a blending of face-to-face classroom instruction and interaction with fellow students on select weekends and evenings, hybrid classes, and online courses taught by the faculty of Mount Saint Mary’s University.
When is Weekend College?
As its name suggests, Weekend College is held on non-consecutive weekends at the Doheny Campus of Mount Saint Mary’s University, near downtown Los Angeles.
Weekend College will offer evening classes during the week beginning this fall; providing students with more choices to complete their degree.
Is Weekend College an “accelerated” degree program?
No, it’s not. Weekend College is designed to provide a complete college experience, based on a traditional curriculum where the content has been redesigned to fit the lifestyle of today’s working adult.
Can I attend Weekend College as a part-time student, or is it only for full-time students?
The choice is yours. Weekend College is for both part- and full-time students. It’s up to you how quickly you pursue your degree, based on your personal and professional commitments.
What GPA does Weekend College require for admission?
Weekend College has a 2.0 Cumulative GPA requirement for admission to the program. Our requirements also include:
- A completed and signed application with your application fee paid
- A personal interview
- Official transcripts from all the colleges and universities you’ve previously attended (if any)
- Official high school transcripts reflecting graduation or your GED if you’ve completed less than 24 transferrable college units
- Two (2) Letters of Recommendation
- A two-page Typed Essay
I have units or credits from another higher education institution. Can I transfer them to Weekend College?
Our counselors will examine your credits from other academic institutions and let you know how many will transfer toward your degree progress at Weekend College. We accept credits earned at regionally accredited institutions for courses considered equivalent to those in Weekend College’s baccalaureate curriculum. For more information on credit transfers, please click here to contact a Mount counselor.
Who are the faculty of Weekend College?
The very same instructors who teach weekday classes at Mount Saint Mary’s University also teach for Weekend College.
Is Weekend College co-educational?
While most programs at Mount Saint Mary’s University are primarily for women, Weekend College is co-educational, just like our graduate and nursing programs. Men and women are encouraged to apply.
How much does Weekend College cost?
Our per-unit tuition fee is currently $669. Most of our Weekend College classes are 3 units, meaning your cost for one class (separate of other enrollment fees) would be $2007. Click here for all fees.
How many classes can I take at a time?
Many Weekend College students enroll in at least two 3-unit courses each semester. This provides them with at least 6 units. You may take as many courses as you like each semester.
Some students take advantage of our 1-unit seminar courses that are offered on a single weekend (separate weekends from our regular instruction). These seminars allow our students to increase their unit count in a timely and cost efficient manner. Click here to learn more about Weekend College courses.
How do I know which classes to take?
Your Mount advisor will assist you with course selection and will stay with you every step of the way, ensuring your success in the Weekend College program. You can reach Mount advisors by phone, fax or in person during the week, and on face-to-face instructional weekends at the Doheny campus.
How much time can I expect to spend on homework?
Plan to spend at least two hours per unit, per week, in study time. For example, if you take one 3-unit course, you’ll need to study six hours per week for that course.
When I graduate, does my diploma say “Weekend College”?
No – you will receive the very same Mount Saint Mary’s University diploma as students attending our weekday program.
What if I need to take a semester off due to professional or personal issues?
No problem – you may take a maximum of three semesters off without having to reapply to Weekend College.
I might need to miss weekend classes now and again. What are Weekend College’s attendance policies?
Regular class attendance is essential for academic success in Weekend College. Instructors may set their own attendance rules, but the following is generally accepted:
- If you know that you’ll need to miss an entire class weekend, do not enroll in that semester
- If an emergency arises, it may be possible to make up missed work (at your instructors’ discretion), though it is quite difficult due to the weekend format
- If you miss two class weekends (which equals one-third of the semester), you will not pass those courses
If I drop a course, do I receive a refund?
You may, depending on when you submit an approved Drop/Add form to the Office of the Registrar. Click here for date requirements and refund percentages.
How much are books?
Plan to spend about $75 to $125 for each 3-unit course’s book requirements.
How long does it take to graduate?
Weekend College is designed to allow working adults to complete a four-year bachelor’s degree program in four years. To do so, you’ll need to complete 9-12 units per semester and maintain year-round attendance.
When is the Weekend College office open?
We are open Monday-Friday, 8AM-5PM, and on face-to-face instructional weekends, on the Doheny campus.
How can I learn more about Weekend College?
We recommend you attend one of our Information Sessions, held at the Doheny Campus of Mount Saint Mary’s University, where you’ll attend Weekend College’s face-to-face classes. Information sessions are held periodically, so click here to request your place at an upcoming session now.