If you are even considering coming to APU, I would highly encourage coming to an APU All Access campus preview. I love APU All Access. I love it so much that I went to two of them and now host students who come. :)
I went to my first APU All Access my junior year. My best friend and I had wanted to go to APU for years. Jana’s Dad is an alumni of the college so she had been here for Homecoming many a few times but want to experience APU as a student. I had never been to APU and was hoping it would live up to Jana’s stories and what I’d heard from others.
I had so much fun my first preview weekend! It was fun to experience dorm life, go to a chapel, sit in on classes, and just learn more about APU.
So why did I go to a second APU All Access? I know, it seems kind of strange. One of my best friends moved away in junior high and called me to tell me she was going to an APU All Access campus preview in January of my senior year. I only get to see her about every other year and I couldn’t think of a better way to spend a weekend. :)
I was accepted in December because I did “Early Action” but I thought that another APU All Access could confirm my discoing. It definitely did! You may have heard that APU has great community and that everyone is really friendly, and its true! The best example that I experienced while I was visiting occurred after sitting in on a Journalism class.
The professor talked to me and the other preview student before starting class. He asked us where we were from and if we were interested in Journalism. The class was interesting but after it was over a girl in the class stopped us and asked us why we were interested in APU. She shared her experience in the Journalism program and then asked us where we were headed next. It was lunchtime so she offered to drive us back to East Campus even though we said we could easily walk or talk the trolley. While driving us back she shared more about why she loved APU and how much she enjoyed her classes.
It seems like such a small gesture but looking back it really meant a lot to me as a preview student. A college student not even related to the All-Access program took time out of her day to spend time with, talking to, and talk about APU with some high schooler who, in way, interrupted her classes and routine. It just showed the honest friendliness and community at APU.
Honestly, if you have any interest in APU, come to an APU All Access campus preview. I’ve heard the best way to choose a college is to go to the campus and envision yourself there. Personally, APU definitely fit that description and I easily ruled out others by visiting campus.
I had an awesome time hanging out with the girls who stayed in my room for All Access :) I’m so glad they enjoyed their weekend here. Both are planning on coming to APU next year! Can’t wait to see you guys! :)
P.S. Just a helpful college hint… ALWAYS randomly hit the “Control/Command S” button while typing ANYTHING. While writing this blog and outlining the entire book of Exodus my Microsoft Word decided it would be funny to have “an unexpected error.” Not so funny when it only recovers half of each document. Sigh. Oh well :)
Also, if you are interested in an APU All Access campus preview you should go here:
(It gives dates, cost, and all the fun events that you’ll do :)