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 Fernando Cota, 602-386-4183 Fernando.Cota@arizonachristian.edu ACU East Campus 2777 S Gilbert Rd, Chandler, AZ Contact Shelley Nelson, 602-386-4196 Shelley.Nelson@arizonachristian.edu Need more info? Contact Fernando Cota or Shelley Nelson for more information on the Degree Completion Program – or Click here and complete a quick form for more info. Start now and you could finish your degree in as little as 20...
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...
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