How do I get started?
Online programs may include requirements, procedures, and policies unique to the university's more traditional programs. For more information on how to get started in an APU online program, please contact the appropriate office. For graduate programs, call Graduate Admissions at (626) 815-4570 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. For degree completion programs, call Craig Ackermann, associate director of recruitment with the School of Adult and Professional Studies, at (626) 387-5775 or email email@example.com.
How often do I need to be online?
Plan to be online 6–10 hours per week per unit and be sure to participate in threaded discussions daily. However, you do not need to be online at a specific time of day.
How will I know how to use my virtual classroom?
You will be required to take a two-week online orientation prior to the start date of your class. Required assignments and a tutorial during this orientation will help you familiarize yourself with submitting papers, using the discussion area, and other components of your online program courses.
How much does my program cost?
Each program has a different cost. Visit your program website and click on the "Tuition and Aid" tab to view costs related to your program.
How can I pay for my program?
Several types of financial aid are available to help you pay for your program, including federal loans, state grants, fellowships, scholarships, and company reimbursement. For more information on financial aid opportunities, contact the appropriate office: APS (School of Adult and Professional Studies) Student Financial Services at (626) 815-5301 or the Office of Graduate Student Financial Services at (626) 815-4570.
What services do online students have access to at APU?
Online students can access the same resources that our on-campus students use, including the University Bookstore, library services, the Computer Store, and more. Visit www.apu.edu/resources to view a complete list of services available to you as an APU student.
Will my diploma show that I earned my degree online?
APU is a fully accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). Your diploma will state Azusa Pacific University and the degree obtained. Your degree will not use the word "Online" or show that you earned your degree online in any way.
What if I can't find my course in Sakai?
First, verify that you are enrolled in the course by looking under your classes in your Student Center tab in home.apu.edu. You can also contact your instructor to be sure he or she has created a Sakai Companion site for the course. If you still cannot find your course, contact the IMT Support Desk at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling (626) 815-5050 for assistance.