Arizona State University Online offers online programs through Arizona State University giving students the opportunity to take advantage of the university’s academic programs and faculty without actually having to attend classes on campus. This is an excellent way for students that work full time or have an otherwise busy schedule to obtain a degree from the University of Arizona. ASU is a superior research institution with state of the art technology and students worldwide are able to attend through the online program. Participating students are able to interact with ASU’s faculty and have access to the schools eight libraries, and they are a part of a community of thousands of ASU students that are earning their degrees. ASU offers the newest technology for learning including Google apps, Gmail, state of the art computer software, a Facebook application solely available for ASU students and both technical and research assistance help are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
ASU online offers undergraduate and graduate programs, as well as online certificates. The undergraduate and graduate programs are housed in ASU’s academic colleges that include the following:
- School of Letters and Sciences
- Hersberger Institute for Design and the Arts
- College of Liberal Arts and Science
- College of Public Programs
- W.P. Carey School of Business
- Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering
- School of Nutrition and Health Promotion
- College of Technology and Innovation
- New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences
- Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College
ASU is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Schools and Colleges.
Participation as an ASU online student requires the student to be self-disciplined, motivated, organized and aware of the resources that are available to them and how to use them. ASU has partnered with Google and offers Apps for Education to students, which allows them to access Google’s calendar from their My ASU page. This feature helps students keep track of due dates and deadlines. PDF readers, Google Docs, iWork and Microsoft Office are available free of charge for students use in generating spreadsheets, documents and presentations. Quicktime and Windows Media Player can be downloaded for free so that each student can have a video player on their computer to use when they need to watch videos for their courses. For every one course credit that they are enrolled in, students can expect to devote six hours per week to coursework. Students can access their university email, classes, announcements, software and more through a source known as My ASU. An online student orientation link is available on the schools webpage and serves as an introduction to ASU online and provides information to students on how to use the available resources.
ASU online has six begin dates per year, which offers students the opportunity to start taking classes at their convenience. Academic advisors are assigned to students to help them schedule courses in the appropriate order that they need to be taken. Academic advisors are available to answer questions, and if unable to do so, can refer students to the resources that can. In addition to the academic advising resource, available resources include online tutoring, disability resources and career services.
Sun Devil campus stores offer affordable services to students to assist with costs, such as the option of renting textbooks for the time period that they are needed, and the Sun Devil digital resource prints, binds and ships files prepared by students, and offers this service at an affordable price.
Financial aid and scholarship opportunities are available.
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
Sector Of Institution:4-year, Public
Highest Level Of Offering:Doctor's degree
Adult Age Enrollments:15,954
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