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: Complete the program in as little as 20 months – with Classes meeting only one night a week! 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 602-386-4183 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!...
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...
Benefits of Earning Your Degree

Benefits of Earning Your Degree

A college degree is so much more than just a piece of paper or a diploma hanging on a wall. In today’s society, earning a Bachelor’s Degree equals the ability to earn a higher salary, be more satisfied in a career, and develop an overall higher quality of life. New studies are showing that the “earnings gap between young adults with and without bachelor’s degrees has stretched to its widest level in nearly half a century.” In the long run the value of a college education outweighs the rising cost of tuition. The Pew Research Center recently published a report on the Rising Cost of Not Going to College. Their findings point out that “virtually every measure of economic well-being and career attainment – from personal earnings to job satisfaction to the share employed full time – young college graduates are outperforming their peers with less education.” They explain that when today’s young adults are compared to others from previous generations, the disparity has never been greater between the economic outcomes of college graduates and those who have a high school diploma or less formal education. The study of employed 25-32 year-olds also finds that those who are “college graduates are more likely than those without any college experience to say that their education has been ‘very useful’ in preparing them for work and a career (46% vs. 31%).” This study also states that the young adults with an education agree that they have the necessary training to advance in their careers. The benefits of earning a Bachelor’s Degree far outweigh the financial burden of the cost of the...
Academic Concerns for Adult Students

Academic Concerns for Adult Students

Students returning to school after several years are often concerned about keeping up with academics. Taking tests and writing essays may seem like a distant, and often unpleasant, memory from long ago. Yet when the goal is as important as finishing a degree, many are working hard to brush up on the study skills from the past to keep up with classmates in the present. The Degree Completion Program (DCP) at ACU is conscious of the concern that many adult students have regarding study skills and collegiate writing assignments. The accelerated, 20-month schedules for the Behavioral Studies, Business Administration, and Christian Ministries Bachelor’s Degrees all begin with a course specifically designed for adult students to set them up for success. This course helps adults sharpen the skills they already have from previous college and workplace experience. Here are five tips for adult students to keep in mind when preparing to go back to college: 1. Let God be part of your journey. He has made it possible for you to come this far, lean on Him to carry you through to the celebration at the end. Pull together support from family and friends and ask them to pray you through each class and any times of struggle. 2. Be patient with yourself. The more time you’ve spent away from school the more difficult it may be to feel comfortable. It’s possible that it will all come rushing back, but if it doesn’t, be gracious with yourself and keep trying. You are doing something noble and worthwhile, don’t let negativity weigh you down. 3. Adjust your schedule. Carve out an...