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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 1 Comment
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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How to Stay Motivated While Taking Online Classes

By on June 15, 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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A Century-Old Tradition: ACU Through the Years

By on January 10, 2018 in About ACU, Student life with 0 Comments
A Century-Old Tradition: ACU Through the Years

When A.B. Barret and Charles Roberson first dreamed up the idea of building a new school in West Texas, they couldn’t have imagined that 100 years later people would be earning degrees in both Abilene AND from afar thanks to technological advances. As an ACU Online student, whether you live near campus or are taking […]

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Student Spotlight: Zarur De Leon-Torres, Master of Healthcare Administration (MHA)

By on December 13, 2017 in Student life with 1 Comment
Student Spotlight: Zarur De Leon-Torres, Master of Healthcare Administration (MHA)

Zarur De Leon-Torres is a Navy Reservist and a full-time student in ACU Online’s Master of Healthcare Administration (MHA) program. As a Navy corpsman, Zarur worked in field medicine; a role similar to an EMT. Later, he had some specialized training in Naval dentistry, an experience that inspired him to consider becoming a dentist. With […]

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Cheer from Anywhere: ACU Athletics — Go Wildcats!

By on October 18, 2017 in Student life with 0 Comments
Cheer from Anywhere: ACU Athletics — Go Wildcats!

Abilene Christian University has a thriving athletics program. Part of NCAA Division I and a member of the Southland Conference, we offer 16 collegiate sports for men and women. We’re proud of our Wildcat athletes, as they’ve won more national team championships than all but four universities in the nation—while also working hard in the […]

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MBA Program Student Spotlight: Bre Otero

By on October 5, 2017 in ACU Programs, Student life with 0 Comments
MBA Program Student Spotlight: Bre Otero

Bre Otero always felt called to be a leader. To achieve this, she also knew she wanted to earn a graduate degree, but she wasn’t sure when and how she could fit it in. After Bre earned her bachelor’s degree in business administration in 2011 (from University of North Texas), she worked in her field […]

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