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Ignite Your Dreams

We’ve been delivering transformative experiences online since 1999, it’s a environment we know well.

Whether you chose to pursue your degree online to accommodate your work schedule, to have time with family, or just to take classes when it’s most convenient for you—our dedicated faculty are ready to meet you where you are— to challenge you, and to prepare you for leadership in your careers and personal lives. 

 The future always brings new opportunities to innovate, to adapt, and to prosper; at Gardner-Webb, our rigorous and innovative degree programs will shape you into a thinker, a doer, and a world-changer. Our commitment to you is that you will emerge equipped with the skills to impact your chosen profession, to ignite your career and to make a positive and lasting impact in the lives of others. 

Degree Completion Program for Working Adults

You’ve already accomplished so much. Now, you can do more than you ever dreamed possible with Gardner-Webb’s Undergraduate Online Degree Completion Program.

This program provides extended undergraduate studies through the Undergraduate Online Degree Completion Program (DCP) to meet the unique educational needs of working adults. 

Do you have previous college credits in which you earned a 2.0 or better? Our DCP program allows you to apply those credit hours toward a bachelor’s degree. You’ll even be paired with a Success Coach who provides personalized academic advising, administrative support, and mentoring for the duration of your program, helping you stay focused on meeting your academic milestones and igniting your career.


Whatever your career goal, if it includes a degree, we are here for you. Just watch alumna Allie Williams’ (2018) story of how The Undergraduate Online Degree Completion Program helped her fulfill her dream of becoming the first person in her family to go to college. From homeless to college graduate, Allie’s story highlights GWU’s commitment to building relationships, empowering students to overcome the obstacles in their life, and helping each of you ignite your future!


Through our Pathways program, Gardner-Webb offers community college students incredible opportunities to complete their degrees. Our Pathways program is a partnership with Community Colleges, enabling you to transfer credits from your current Associate’s degree toward a corresponding Bachelor’s degree in the Undergraduate Online Degree Completion Program. 

Additionally, Gardner-Webb University is a participating institution in the North Carolina Community College Articulation Agreement, offering greater transfer opportunities for continuing your education.  

We are also a participating institution in the North Carolina RN-to-BSN Uniform Articulation Agreement, allowing registered nurses who hold an Associate in Nursing degree from a NC Community College to complete a BSN in as little as 1 year by following the NCCC RN-BSN 5 block degree program.

Visit our transfer equivalency database to find out more about which courses will transfer to GWU.

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As a student-centered university, Gardner-Webb is invested in helping you complete your degree, no matter how unique your situation. We currently offer 12 degree programs completely online, providing you with an affordable and flexible opportunity to pursue your education without sacrificing the quality of your academic experience. 

This commitment to excellence can be seen in third-party recognitions like Affordable Colleges Online naming our online Elementary Education program among the best in the nation and listing GWU among their “25 Best Bachelor’s in Healthcare Administration Online.”