Goldey-Beacom College Transitions to Fully Online Instruction

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August 26, 2020
Goldey-Beacom College (GBC) today announced that all undergraduate classes are now online. Graduate and doctoral classes are already 100 percent online.
 
“Although we optimistically planned for the return of our students to the classroom this fall,” said Dr. Colleen Perry Keith, “we have been ready for this abrupt change.”
 
Until today, the College planned to use a hybrid format. Over the last several months, the leadership team has been developing a contingency plan for multiple scenarios. At this time, prevailing conditions dictated an immediate transition to online instruction. Dr. Keith assured the College community saying, “This is not a last-minute scramble, but rather a sad concession to the inevitable reality of the times, and we are prepared to meet it with the same level of integrity we would have brought to the hybrid class format.”
 
The College’s first priority is to protect its students and employees. Fall classes will begin online Monday, August 24, 2020. On-campus housing for residential students is suspended for the fall semester. Move-In Weekend, scheduled for August 21-23, is cancelled.
 
Founded in 1886, Goldey-Beacom College has approximately 1,800 students enrolled from 22 states and over 60 nations. The College offers 41 degree options in its graduate and undergraduate programs with majors in psychology, economics, criminal justice, English and all areas of business including accounting, business administration, entrepreneurship and finance.
 
Recent program additions include the Doctor of Business Administration program which started in fall 2018 and the M.A. in Counseling Psychology in fall 2019. The B. A. in Human Services and the B. A. in Communication and Media will begin in fall 2020. 
 
The College is committed to connecting its graduates with careers in their respective fields. For over a decade, the College has achieved a 90 percent placement rate for graduates. Goldey-Beacom College is located in Pike Creek Valley, a suburb of Wilmington, Delaware.  The College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education and the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs.
 
                    
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