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Grace College now accepting applications for degree completion program

November 4th, 2016

Talk of the Town - Whitley County

Grace College is now accepting applications for the Grace Opportunities for Adult Learners (GOAL) program.  The degree completion program is offered residentially or fully online for adults who wish to complete their four-year degree while maintaining family and work responsibilities.  The next GOAL cohort will begin January 9, 2017. 

With convenient scheduling, current technology and outstanding instruction, Grace makes obtaining a bachelor's degree a reality for many area adults. Building on previous college credits and life experiences equivalent to about two years of college, a GOAL degree can be completed in just 16 months.

In 2014, Serena Case graduated from GOAL with a bachelor of science in business management. Case calls enrolling in GOAL "one of the best decisions" she has ever made. "GOAL has impacted my career in so many ways. It was a necessary stepping stone for the success I've had," she said.  In GOAL, Case mastered her subject area and built lasting relationships. "It gave me the tools and confidence I needed to pursue a career that I love," said Case.

Initially, Serena worked in manufacturing.  Four months after graduating from GOAL, she was hired as a quality engineering tech at DePuy Synthes in Warsaw.  After two years at DePuy, Case acquired her dream job: a clinical research associate at Medpace in Cinncinati, Ohio. "GOAL truly changes lives," she said. "Students graduate feeling confident and equipped."

At Grace's Winona Lake campus, GOAL students can earn a B.S. in management or a B.S. in quality management.  Each course meets one night per week for five weeks or for two day-long Saturday sessions.  Online degrees include a B.S. in management, a B.S. in human services and B.S. in business administration.

Grace College is now accepting applications for January GOAL cohorts. Prospective students should call 877-607-0012 or email admissions counselor Natalie Ferry at  Additional information about GOAL can be found at