After extensive analysis, Assumption University has decided to sunset the Continuing and Career Education division (CCE). This decision reflects market realities exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic and opportunities that point in new directions for adult learners at the University, namely in the area of graduate studies.
As a result of this decision, the University will only be offering admission to existing non-matriculated CCE students who would like to matriculate into a credential granting program and are able to complete the remaining course requirements for their credential during the current academic year. Students who believe they are eligible for admission given these constraints should contact Kim Schandel, Dean of the School of Graduate and Professional Studies, for more information. Eligible students must complete the application process by September 15, 2020. The University will no longer be accepting any other applications for admission to CCE, nor rendering decisions for those who have completed applications
The CCE website will remain active for current CCE students.
Programs and Certificates
A Central Massachusetts Lifelong Learning Program
Since 1993, Assumption University has hosted the Worcester Institute for Senior Education (WISE), a lifelong learning institute for older adults in Central Massachusetts who share a love of learning and community engagement. WISE is a member-run organization in which peer learning, participation, and leadership are valued. Members develop a full schedule of educational and cultural programs, running from September into June. New members are always welcome!
Visit, the WISE website, for the latest course offerings, events schedule, membership benefit information, and more. This site also has instructions for joining WISE.