University College of Azusa Pacific University supports a wide range of distance education programs, including master’s degrees, bachelor’s degrees, associate’s degrees, and post-graduate certificates.
ONLINE LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES
University College follows a trimester calendar with year-round classes that offer accelerated programming. Each traditional 16-week semester is divided into two 8-week sessions allowing for greater flexibility. Degree programs includes studies in:
- Criminal justice
- Health sciences
- Liberal studies
Resources are available to eLearners, and include academic support such as 24/7 tutoring, access to libraries and databases, writing skills support, and math prerequisite preparation; a Career and Vocation Center; virtual chapel programs; accommodations for students with disabilities; an Office of Student Financial Services, and assistance ordering textbooks via the University Bookstore.
Online coursework is asynchronous and hosted on the Moodle learning management platform. Courses feature chat forums to enable real-time communication with faculty and peers, assignments and projects that will be submitted virtually, and threaded discussion boards for added communications. Although programs retain similar classroom characteristics, programs vary in requirements and the amount of time to completion.
University College maintains an open admissions policy. For prospective students, basic admissions criteria for undergraduate programs require the completion of the online application, a minimum 2.0 GPA (4.0 scale), and submission of all official transcripts (secondary and postsecondary, if applicable). General graduate admission requirements include the completion of the online application, a minimum cumulative 3.0 GPA (4.0 scale), and submission of official college transcripts with proof of a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution.
ABOUT THE SCHOOL
University College (also known as Azusa Pacific University College) is a result to the merger of Azusa Pacific Online University and the School of Adult and Professional Studies. University College is a four-year, primarily associate’s, private not-for-profit school, with its main location in Glendora, California. Azusa Pacific University approved the formation of this independent institution with an intended goal of providing more flexible learning options for nontraditional students, including online and evening class sessions. Following the Christian-centered principles of Azusa Pacific University, University College’s purpose statement is: “We create for people a new hope for the future by investing in lives through learning pathways that are Christ-centered, flexible, and accessible.”
Azusa Pacific University, the parent school of University College, is a four-year, private Christian-based higher educational institution, located in the San Gabriel Valley community of Azusa, California. The institution first opened in 1899, as the Training School for Christian Workers. The school has continued to grow and now operates as one of the largest Christian universities within the United States. In addition to its main campus in Azusa and its online and adult school, University College, APU maintains the following regional campuses:
- High Desert Victorville)
- Inland Empire (San Bernardino)
- Los Angeles
- Orange County
- San Diego
- Ventura County
Azusa Pacific University supports over 100 associate’s, bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degree programs, in which are housed in the following Schools and Colleges: Behavioral and Applied Sciences; Business and Management; Education; Nursing; Leung School of Accounting; Liberal Arts and Sciences; Music and the Arts; Seminary; Theology; and the University College.
As part of their evangelical beliefs, APU promotes a motto of “God First,” and begins their mission statement with: “Today at Azusa Pacific University, we work together as a team of difference makers to advance the work of God in the world through scholarship, teaching, and building disciples across all levels and delivery systems of collegiate education.”
STUDENT FINANCIAL AID
University College partners with federal and state agencies to provide grants and loans. Grants include the Cal Grant A (California residents); Cal Grant B (California residents); and the Federal Pell Grant. Available loans include the Federal Direct Subsidized/Unsubsidized Loan; Federal Direct PLUS Loan; and alternative student loans from private lenders. In order to qualify for student aid, students must complete the FAFSA, and should use Azusa Pacific’s school code: 001117.
In addition, University College is a supporter of the Yellow Ribbon Program and the Servicemembers Opportunity College in order to provide financial assistance and tuition discounts to eligible active and reserve military personnel, veterans, and spouses.
Degree and certificate programs offered by University College of Azusa Pacific University are regionally accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.
Sector Of Institution:Private, not-for-profit, 4-year or above
Highest Level Of Offering:Doctorate degree
Total Enrollments:Azusa Pacific University: 10,755; University College: 726
Adult Age Enrollments:Azusa Pacific University: 5,193; University College: 574
Percent Admitted:Azusa Pacific University: 82%; University College: Open Admissions
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