Glenville State College will be hosting an open house on July 21st at 9 a.m. in room 315 on the third floor of the Mollohan Campus Community Center to explain the new Regents Bachelor of Arts Degree.

Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m. This will be an excellent opportunity to learn more about the program and what it has to offer.

Since 1975, many West Virginia public colleges and universities have been offering the Regents Bachelor of Arts Degree Program (RBA).

Coordinated by the West Virginia Higher Education Policy commission, the Regents Bachelor of Arts Degree is a non-traditional approach to a general studies baccalaureate developed specifically for the adult student whose pursuit of a college degree has been interrupted.

Through this program, college credit can be awarded to students for work experience and alternative learning experiences that can count toward degree requirements. Rigid specialization requirements are not imposed for Regents Degree candidates.

Now, the RBA degree program is even better.

Glenville State College is one of the institutions in the state that are offering an enhanced version of the program through an initiative called RBA Today.

RBA offers students more flexibility and choices, including classes compressed into shorter time frames, options to receive credit for life and work experiences, and online, evening, and weekend classes.

With the RBA, most previous college credit hours can be counted.

"Sometimes life circumstances simply prevent students from completing their college degree. The RBA is perfect for those students," said Mary Alltop, GSC Educational Counselor and Coordinator of the RBA Program.

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