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Upcoming Information Sessions

Upcoming Information Sessions

Do you have a lot of questions about how Arizona Christian University’s Degree Completion Program (DCP) will work for you? Questions such as, “Is this college thing really for me?” “How do I get started?” or “Can I even afford an education right now?” If you think going back to college one night a week for as little as 20 months to finish your Bachelor’s degree sounds like a good fit, one of the upcoming Information Sessions is for you! We will do our best to answer all of your questions. Please join us from 6 p.m. – 7 p.m.: Tuesday, April 18th – ACU Chandler-Gilbert Campus (2777 S. Gilbert Rd.) Tuesday, April 18th – ACU Phoenix Campus (2625 E. Cactus Rd., Phoenix) Thursday, April 20th – ACU Peoria Campus (8385  W. Mariners Way) During the Information Session, you’ll gain a personal introduction to the Bachelor Degree programs offered at Arizona Christian University through the Degree Completion Program for working adults. Degrees are offered in Behavioral Health, Business Administration, Christian Ministries, and both Elementary and Secondary Education. You’ll also have the opportunity to meet the DCP staff who will be personally involved in your education plan. Please e-mail dcpinfo@arizonachristian.edu with any questions. $30 Application fee waived for those in attendance. Click here to...
A New Year – A New You!

A New Year – A New You!

Can you believe 2016 has already started? A new year always brings out the best of intentions. It’s a great symbol for a new start. Yet, how many of those good intentions fall to the wayside for some reason or another? We start out strong, but somehow fizzle out in our New Year’s resolutions – sometimes before the first week of the New Year is over! The Degree Completion Program at Arizona Christian University, however, may be the perfect answer and opportunity for you to begin a fresh new start and get plugged into classes in Behavioral Health, Business Administration, and Christian Leadership. These classes will not only give you skills and abilities toward self-improvement goals, they’ll help you work toward a Bachelor’s degree that can give a fresh start in your career or help you accomplish a goal you may have started long ago. Our unique system helps students continue on in their goals as relationships are built. Students encourage each other and form strong bonds that press them on toward the goal of wearing that cap and gown and walking across the stage to receive their well-deserved diploma. DCP students enjoy coming to class one night a week and learning alongside other adults in Christian community. These classes keep those good intentions intact and prevent them from fizzling out and falling to the wayside. Is there a better time to get started than now? Classes for Arizona Christian University’s Degree Completion Program start in January with Orientation on January 21st at 6:00 pm. It’s not too late for you to get plugged in and registered! All you need...
Now Enrolling for our New Classes!

Now Enrolling for our New Classes!

Finish your degree from Arizona Christian University! The Degree Completion Program for professional adults offers four degree programs: Behavioral Health, Business Administration, Christian Ministries or Education. The Degree Completion Program at ACU is designed for someone just like you. The course format is built for busy adults who work during the day or need to balance the responsibilities of family, career, and other commitments. Here are some of the great ways the DCP can fit into your life: Study one subject at a time – and still be a full-time students with 12 credit hours/semester. Learn from Christian instructors who incorporate biblical teaching in every course. Pursue your degree with other adult students who have full busy lives – just like you. Graduate with a Bachelor’s Degree that gives you the skills needed to elevate your career. Apply now for the Degree Completion Program (DCP) at one of our great locations: ACU Phoenix 2625 E Cactus Rd, Phoenix, AZ 602-386-4118 DCPinfo@arizonachristian.edu ACU Chandler-Gilbert 2777 S Gilbert Rd, Chandler, AZ ACU Peoria* 8385 W Mariners Way, Peoria, AZ Need more info? The DCP staff will be glad to walk you through the application process and work with you on transferring credit hours from college coursework, military training, testing or Prior Learning Credit. Click here and complete a quick form to find out more or join us at one of our upcoming Information Sessions. The $30 application fee is waived for all those in attendance. Start now and you could finish your degree in as little as 20 months! *Full program pending HLC...
Announcing New Peoria Location for DCP!

Announcing New Peoria Location for DCP!

Arizona Christian University is excited to announce the expansion of the Degree Completion Program! College classes are now offered to adults in three locations throughout the Valley! In addition to the Main Campus on Cactus Rd in Central Phoenix, and the Chandler-Gilbert Location in the East Valley, adults will be able to go back to school in the Peoria Location* in the West Valley. The Degree Completion Program at ACU offers a distinct, affordable option for professional adults like you to finish your education and earn your Bachelor’s Degree in one of our incredible academic programs. This newest DCP location is conveniently nestled in the P83 Entertainment District near several restaurants and the Peoria Sports Complex. It is right off of the 101 at 83rd Ave. and Bell Road at 8385 W Mariners Way. Now, no matter where you live, there are ACU classes available near you! Classes begin in Peoria, and all locations, on September 27th. If you would like to know more about how you could finish your degree in less than two years, please join us at one of our Information Sessions. The $30 application fee will be waived for all attendees! Which location is right for you? Call 602-386-4118 or e-mail DCPinfo@arizonachristian.edu. We’ll be glad to get you started!   *Pending HLC...
ACU adds Education to the Degree Completion Program!

ACU adds Education to the Degree Completion Program!

Arizona Christian University is excited to announce the addition of Elementary and Secondary Education to the Degree Completion Program! If you’ve always wanted to go back to school to become a teacher, this is an excellent opportunity to take the courses required for State Certification and earn your Bachelor’s Degree! Our classes are convenient and are great for adults who have work, church, and family responsibilities to manage. You can finish your degree in less than two years by attending classes only one night a week! We even have some online options available. Find out more about the Education Degree and attend one of the upcoming Information Sessions. We’d love to have you join us so that we can answer your questions and help you get started toward completing your degree today! The Application fee of $30 will be waived for all of those who attend the Session. Please call Linda Gillenwater 3 or e-mail dcpinfo@arizonachristian.edu with any...
54th Commencement Ceremony in December

54th Commencement Ceremony in December

With great excitement, Arizona Christian University (ACU) has announced the addition of a second commencement ceremony for the 2015-2016 academic year on December 12, 2015.  The increasing number of both traditional and Degree Completion Program (DCP) students completing their degrees has created the need for this 54th Commencement Ceremony. Part of the excitement is due to the fact that this is the first December commencement in ACU’s history. The need for an additional commencement ceremony is a testimony of the school’s growth and its adaptability toward the needs of the students. Both the traditional and DCP students finishing their coursework in December will still have the option to participate in the spring ceremony, which will be held on May 14, 2016. Having the opportunity to choose the additional commencement ceremony gives ACU’s graduating students the flexibility needed for a competitive edge in today’s job market. It is expected that Degree Completion Program students will be well represented at the December Commencement Ceremony. Several DCP students from cohorts which began in January and May of 2014 will be completing their program in time to participate. Congratulations to all of our graduates who are taking the mission of ACU to “transform culture with truth” out into the world! December 12 commencement applications must be submitted by October 9, 2015.   Are you interesting in graduating from Arizona Christian University? The Degree Completion Program now has classes in two locations. Apply now for the next cohort program beginning January, 2016 or click here for more information. Fernando Cota or Shelley Nelson will be glad to answer all of your questions and help you Finish your Bachelor’s degree in as...
It’s Not Too Late!

It’s Not Too Late!

If you’re thinking about going back to school and finishing your degree – it’s never too late! In fact, Arizona Christian University has made it easier than ever for professional adults to go back to school and earn a Bachelor’s degree in Behavioral Health, Business Administration or Christian Ministries. The Degree Completion Program (DCP) is designed for adults who are ready to take the next step of their education. We are committed to helping our students successfully complete their college degree. Due to our unique class format, many students can graduate from ACU in as little as 20 months. Are you ready? With two convenient locations in the Valley, you could begin your path toward finishing your education with the Degree Completion Program on September 22! The DCP staff will be glad to walk through the three step Application Process with you and help you develop an academic plan that works best for you. Apply Now to get started! Join us for Orientation from 6-8pm at either campus: ACU Main Campus 2625 E Cactus Rd, Phoenix, AZ Contact Linda Gillenwater, 602-386-4118 ACU East Campus 2777 S Gilbert Rd, Chandler, AZ Contact Linda Gillenwater, 602-386-4118...

DCP Welcomes Shelley Nelson to the Team!

It is so amazing to see the Degree Completion Program growing! Now that we have a beautiful new east-side location, we’ve been able to add Shelley Nelson as the DCP Campus Director for ACU East. Shelley may be new in her position as a Campus Director, but she is not new to DCP! Several of our Business Administration students know her already as an instructor from some of their courses. In fact, Shelley has been an adjunct faculty member at ACU in both DCP and the traditional program since 2011. As a resident of Chandler, Shelley brings a great deal of both local and institutional knowledge to the team. She will be a great asset we bring more educational accessibility to East Valley residents. It’s great to have such a familiar face become even more involved in the program and its growth! When asked about how she feels about leading the new DCP campus in Chandler she explains,“I’m super excited to bring the degree completion program to the East Valley. It’s just perfect for adults who want to finish their degree. The Christian worldview woven throughout each course gives students a new perspective that’s truly life-changing. Can’t wait to get started!” Shelley has already spoken with several adults in the area who are looking forward to going back to school in a Christian environment in their own back yard. It’s as if they’ve been waiting for an opportunity like this. Now, finishing their degree is much more accessible! What about you? Class begin September 27th at The Grove Church, 2777 S. Gilbert Rd in Chandler, AZ and at the Main...
Announcing New East-Side Location for DCP!

Announcing New East-Side Location for DCP!

Arizona Christian University is committed to helping adults go back to school to finish their Bachelor’s degrees. Now, to make it even more convenient, we have added a new site to the East Valley for Degree Completion students. The same incredible degrees of Behavioral Health, Business Administration, and Christian Ministries will be offered at The Grove in Chandler this fall.* The Degree Completion Program is continuing as usual at our main ACU Campus on Cactus Rd, in Central Phoenix. The addition of ACU East now allows new students to choose the most convenient option. An informational meeting will be held at The Grove Church in Chandler, AZ on August 30, 2015. Watch for more details and sign-up info or contact our staff at 602-386-4183 or dcpinfo@arizonachristian.edu to register. Apply today for either ACU Main or ACU East! You can also e-mail dcpinfo@arizonachristian.edu for more information about our degree programs to find out how you can complete your degree in as little as 20 months! Are you ready to take the next step toward success? Call 602-386-4183 today and speak to Fernando Cota, DCP Admissions Counselor, or e-mail him at Fernando.Cota@arizonachristian.edu, and he’ll be glad to help you put you on the right path toward success and answer any questions you may have.       *Pending HLC approval for full degree at East Valley...
The DCP Launches New Website!

The DCP Launches New Website!

The Degree Completion Program now offers more comprehensive information along with a brand new look on the recently launched web pages! Check it out to find out more about the program, how to get started, and the three different degrees being offered in the Bachelor Degree program for working adults. For those wondering if the Degree Completion Program is the right fit, the new site offers more interactive tools in specific items of interest such as financial aid, veteran benefits, or degree requirements. The benefits of the program, as well as the specific course lists in the Behavioral Health, Business Administration, and Christian Ministry degrees, are also outlined. We even have a new web address! Visit DCP.arizonachristian.edu to check out the new pages and find out all the information you need or to pass the word along to friends or family who might be interested. Of course the new website still offers the same features of the online application and opportunity to request additional information. All the tools to connect with the DCP on Social Media outlets such as Facebook and Twitter are still there as well. Is the Degree Completion Program right for you? Call to speak to Fernando Cota, DCP Admissions Counselor or e-mail him at Fernando.Cota@arizonachristian.edu and he’ll be glad to help you get started and answer any...
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