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SESSIONS COLLEGE LAUNCHES SUCCESSFUL "FINISH LINE" RETENTION PROGRAM(Tempe AZ - February 29, 2016)
Sessions College for Professional Design has formally adopted an innovative retention program after a successful pilot program period. Sessions is introducing this program, called Finish Line, to boost its already high completion rate at the vocational program level. Completion rates for its award-winning Professional Certificate programs are higher than 60%, exceeding the national average for post-secondary programs.
Sessions College recognized the life/work balance challenges adult learners face while they study to obtain or improve their design skill set. In September 2015, the College piloted Finish Line for students who were in danger of not completing their programs or who were concerned the remaining time constraints would diminish the benefits of their program.
Finish Line allows students in good standing the ability to extend the access to their programs or courses for a mere $25 a month for up to 12 months after the expiration of their term. No time commitment is required and there is no prepayment of the fee. This is an impactful approach to enhance the quality and flexibility of their educational experience. Most schools require students to re-enroll in their programs, causing financial hardships and often a decision not to complete a program.
Lisa Chattoo, a recent graduate of the Web Design Certificate program, stated, "When the deadline for my program was coming to an end, I started cramming in assignments staying up most nights and feeling disappointed that I couldn’t do my best work. When I found out about the extension program and its very low cost, I knew I was going to get the full benefit of my program with Sessions. It was a lifesaver! "
The Finish Line program has also been a powerful recruiting tool, according to Mhelanie Hernandez, Sessions Director of Admissions & Marketing. "We strive to make our students comfortable in the decision to enroll at Sessions. Knowing that we understand their concerns and have made a low-cost provision for an unexpected delay in completing their programs gives us a very favorable competitive distinction."
To learn more about the Finish Line and our affordable tuition, visit Vocational Certificate admissions.
About Sessions College
Sessions College offers accredited visual arts online degree and certificate programs as well as individual courses. Its mission is to prepare art and design professionals for successful careers by providing the highest quality of online design education. Students gain a thorough training in the technical, creative, and critical-thinking skills that are required for a fast-changing industry.
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