Accept the Challenge
Many working adults have a goal to complete a college education, but juggling work and family can be a challenge. For over thirty years, Limestone College has provided educational opportunities at Online & Evening sites throughout South Carolina for working adults who want to complete a degree. The distinctive, accelerated format allows students time for in-depth study, research, and improved concentration in earning an associate’s or a bachelor’s degree.
The Evening and Online program accepts students on a continuous enrollment basis, which means that students can be admitted to the program at any time during the year. You can also get a head start on your degree by transferring credits you’ve already earned from other accredited colleges. View our College Partnerships page.
To enter an Associate or Bachelor’s degree program, you must:
- Have earned an acceptable high school diploma OR GED® equivalent
- Complete the online Application for Admission
- Provide official transcripts from your high school and all colleges or universities you have attended
- Submit your scores from the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) or the American College Test (ACT) to Extended Campus Admissions Office, unless you are 21 years of age or older or in military service.
Why should I choose Limestone College?
Limestone’s Evening and Online program is designed for working adults. We offer a flexible schedule of classes that are only eight weeks in length. With six terms per year, you can finish your degree sooner than you think. Evening classes are held two nights a week at six locations throughout South Carolina. Classes are small and offer individualized learning. We also offer convenient Online classes to give students the ability to learn day or night based around their personal preferences and schedules. For convenience, courses may be taken in the classroom or online each term. We offer affordable tuition and flexible transfer of prior college credit from accredited colleges or universities.
Is Limestone’s Evening and Online program accredited?
Yes! Limestone College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award associate, baccalaureate, and master’s degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033 or call 1-404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Limestone College.
How long will it take to get my degree with the Online and Evening program?
The time it takes to complete your degree depends on several factors. Once you have been accepted to Limestone, your Advisor can help you map out a plan with a timeline to finish your degree. 1. If you have previously attended another college, you may transfer up to 66 semester hours from regionally accredited two-year colleges and up to 92 hours from regionally accredited four-year colleges to pursue a Bachelor’s degree. 2. In addition, students may earn credit by taking nationally developed examinations or by Limestone College developed tests. Limestone College accepts credit based on the Advanced Placement Exams (AP), College Level Examination Program (CLEP), and Defense Activity for NonTraditional Education Support (DANTES) Subject Standardized Test (DSST). 3. You must obtain a passing score on these tests as recommended by the American Council on Education (ACE). A maximum of twenty-five percent (25%) of all degree requirements may be earned by credit through examination. Evening and Classroom program students can normally complete 36 credits a year. A Bachelor’s degree requires a minimum of 123 credit hours and an Associate’s Degree requires a minimum of 31 credit hours.
What if I’ve already taken courses at another college, can I transfer that credit?
Yes, in general, students can transfer up to 66 semester hours from regionally accredited two-year colleges and up to 92 hours from regionally accredited four-year colleges to pursue a Bachelor’s degree.
How many classes will I need to take at a time?
Our program is designed for students to focus on two courses every eight weeks. Students can take two classes in the Evening classroom, two Online courses or a combination of both.
Will I need to be online at designated times?
No, Limestone College’s Online program is designed for working adults who need flexibility in their schedule. There is no need to log-on to the internet at any specific time, as long as you log-in each week to receive and complete your assignments. The courses are flexible allowing you to complete the coursework at your convenience during the 8-week term.
My company offers tuition reimbursement; can I use those funds to pay for my degree at Limestone?
Yes, if your employer offers reimbursement for college classes, then you can use these funds to finance your degree. Under Limestone College’s policy for company reimbursement, tuition may be paid after employer reimbursement is received. To enroll in a class, a student must provide a letter from his/her employer indicating company reimbursement.
How much does it cost to attend Limestone’s Evening and Online program?
The Evening and Online program has a special tuition rate which makes college costs reasonable and affordable. We are dedicated to helping students and their families make attendance at Limestone College a reality, regardless of their financial situation. Once a student is accepted to Limestone, we begin working to build a financial aid package customized to each student's needs. With little or no upfront expense for many students, your college education is more affordable than you think. CLICK HERE for tuition and financial aid information.
What are the requirements to enter an Associate or Bachelor’s degree program at Limestone?
To begin a degree program at Limestone College, you must:
• Have earned an acceptable high school diploma OR GED® equivalent
• Complete the online Application for Admission
• Provide official transcripts from your high school and all colleges or universities you have attended
• Submit your scores from the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) or the American College Test (ACT) to Online & Evening Admissions Office, unless you are 21 years of age or older or in military service.
Where are evening classes held?
Classes are offered for your convenience at various sites throughout South Carolina, including Gaffney, Greenville, Columbia, Charleston, Florence, and Aiken. Most of our students enjoy the small evening classes because they are able to receive the one-on-one attention they deserve. The average evening class size is about 16 students. The small classes offer more opportunities for class participation and individual attention.
What is the evening class schedule?
Classes usually meet on Tuesday and Thursday evenings each week face-to-face and once a week online. Each evening class session meets for an hour and a half, for a total of 16 sessions. At some sites, courses are also offered Monday and Wednesday nights.
Classes are eight weeks long and two courses can be taken at the same time. If desired, a student can take classes on the internet and in the classroom simultaneously.
I’ve never taken a class online. What is it like?
Courses in the Internet program have the same content as the traditional classroom courses. The only difference is that the course material is delivered within a virtual learning environment called Blackboard. All of the information for the course – lectures, assignments, discussions, exams and more - is housed in the online learning system. Once you have enrolled in an online class, you will receive Blackboard training and your log-in information.
In online courses, there are no specific times that the student must be online, but normally the professor will have specific “office hours” available for discussion with students. The student will be required to take online exams with a proctor who is approved by the College.
How do I apply for admission to Limestone’s Evening and Online program?
We offer an online application process with no fee required. CLICK HERE to get started today!