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5 Time Management Tips for Online Students

By on March 19, 2019 in Student life with 0 Comments
5 Time Management Tips for Online Students

If you believed “there just aren’t enough hours in the day” before enrolling in an online degree program, get ready to feel even more time-constrained once class begins. Perennial procrastinators and masters of mañana face the toughest time-management challenges in online programs. But even the most self-disciplined and efficient distance learner can struggle to stay […]

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How to Earn Your Master’s Degree While Working Full Time

How to Earn Your Master’s Degree While Working Full Time

Online graduate degree programs have made it incredibly convenient for working adults to earn a master’s while retaining their full-time jobs. But “convenient” is definitely not the same thing as “easy.” Sure, you’ll enjoy the flexible structure. But online programs still require you to augment your off-work hours with class time. Add on personal commitments […]

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Student Spotlight: Keri Croy, MBA-Organizational Development

Student Spotlight: Keri Croy, MBA-Organizational Development

Big things await ACU Online student Keri Croy, a talented and passionate payroll specialist. She’s currently pursuing her MBA in hopes of scoring a promotion — but along the way, she’s gaining so much more. In addition to benefiting from the business curriculum of her MBA program, she’s learning about Christ-centered leadership, which she hopes […]

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Student Spotlight: Hannah Gramling, MBA-Marketing

Student Spotlight: Hannah Gramling, MBA-Marketing

ACU Online’s MBA in Marketing program attracts students from all walks of life. Many already enjoy successful careers but hope that their graduate degree will take them to the next level. This is certainly the case for MBA-Marketing student Hannah Gramling. A real estate agent by profession, Hannah is intent on gaining her brokerage license […]

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How to Stay Motivated While Taking Online Classes

By on December 19, 2018 in Student life with 0 Comments
How to Stay Motivated While Taking Online Classes

Going online for your degree program seems like the perfect fit for starting your graduate degree journey. After all, you are already busy with family and career, so there is no way you have time to physically go to class. When you actually get into your program, however, you may find that it’s a little […]

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Six Easy Ways to Network with Your Online Classmates

By on November 10, 2018 in Graduate School, Student life with 0 Comments
Six Easy Ways to Network with Your Online Classmates

Online degree programs are great for self-starters who love the flexibility and autonomy they afford. However, the downside is there’s less face-to-face contact with peers. Some online students worry that this lack of in-person networking will affect their ability to cultivate the professional relationships so vital to post-graduation career success. Professional connections are a significant […]

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5 Strategies for Success in Graduate School

5 Strategies for Success in Graduate School

Excelling in graduate-level courses and securing your advanced degree requires you to up your undergraduate game in a big way. Graduate students are expected to have: A greater level of academic maturity High emotional intelligence Social professionalism Interpersonal respectfulness Strong research, critical thinking and writing skills For some grad students, this means adopting a few […]

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Prepare for Your First Online College Class with These Essential Tips

By on September 28, 2018 in Student life with 0 Comments
Prepare for Your First Online College Class with These Essential Tips

When you enroll in online classes at Abilene Christian University, you’re taking the next step in fulfilling your life’s calling. It’s a big undertaking that affects your future and it’s important to prepare for success before you even get started with your first online class. ACU Online’s Senior New Student Ambassador, Elisabeth Evan, put together […]

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Online Learning and Graduation: Can Online Students Attend Graduation Ceremonies?

By on September 21, 2018 in About ACU, Student life with 0 Comments
Online Learning and Graduation: Can Online Students Attend Graduation Ceremonies?

Graduation is a crucial milestone of the college experience. Whether students attend classes online or in a classroom, they desire a final ceremony in which they and their fellow students can celebrate their academic journey and accomplishments. This important ritual should not be limited to on-campus students only. It’s just as important for online students […]

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Distraction Free Studying: How to Quit Wasting Time On the Internet

By on September 14, 2018 in Student life with 0 Comments
Distraction Free Studying: How to Quit Wasting Time On the Internet

The internet has opened so many doors for us all — including the ability to take online classes and study from the comfort of our homes. Unfortunately, however, it can also be a very easy place to waste time. How many times have you sat down to write a paper, study for a test, or […]

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