How does the program work?
The Weekend Degree Program is designed for a selected group of 25 learners. This means
you will attend classes with the predominantly same group of students for the entire
program. The degree program follows a specific course of study over a two-year period
that leads to an Associate of Arts degree. Classes meet fall, winter, spring and
summer quarters for two consecutive years (8 quarters/24 months).
The program will be taught in a hybrid format. The majority of the quarter will be
spent in an online learning environment. However, students will meet three different
times during the quarter in a traditional classroom setting. These classes will be
held on the Clark College campus, Friday night and all day Saturday.
What if I don't qualify for college level math?
We can still accept you into the program as long as your are currently enrolled in
MATH 089/090 or higher. Please be aware that it will be your responsibility to take
the appropriate math classes to get college level ready and the program may take longer
than 2 years. In a tiebreaker situation, priority acceptance will be given to those
with college-level Math eligibility.
Much of the coursework for the Weekend Degree Program is completed in an online environment.
As such, you will need to have access to a computer. Technical requirements for online
courses can be found on the web at www.clark.edu\elearning
To be most successful in this program, it is recommended you have the following:
- Access to a reliable computer with high speed or DSL Internet connectivity. Specific
technical requirements for online courses can be found on the Technical Requirements page.
- Basic computer skills including: keyboarding, Internet, email, and word processing
If you need to purchase a computer you have the option to make your purchase through
the Clark College Bookstore
. However, you are not required to purchase your computer through Clark College
to participate in the Weekend Degree Program.
How and when do I know if I am selected?
Once we have received all of your application materials you will receive an acknowledgement
of receipt. You can expect to receive a letter of acceptance to the program by May
25th. If you have questions about your selection status, please contact the eLearning
Department at (360) 992-2654.
What if I have transfer credits or have already taken classes at Clark?
You do not have to repeat requirements you have already fulfilled. If you don't need
a specific class that is being offered during one of the terms you are welcome to
take one of your elective requirements or take less classes. You only take the classes
in the program that you need.
Please contact the Financial Aid
office to determine your eligibility and to apply for financial aid. Ask about grants,
scholarships, loans, and student employment opportunities.