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To the University of Phoenix Community,
Today’s education needs have changed. What worked years ago may not work today. We recognize the value of change. Our goal is to give students the same transformational education that we unveiled more than 30 years ago—when few people thought a traditional education could be offered any other way than during the day.
In order for us to continue delivering a quality education rooted in today’s practices and theories, we’re redefining and realigning foundational elements of our student experience.
We’re rolling out several major institutional projects which we believe will reinforce our culture of student success and serve as a model for other institutions of higher learning.
Beginning in February 2010, students who are new to the University and have fewer than 24 credits or who are re-entering their program with less than 24 credits completed will see a redesigned introductory First Year Sequence. In our new First Year Sequence courses students will learn skills that translate beyond the University environment and prepare them for the world outside our classrooms. Students will be progressively challenged and courses will be interrelated so that lessons learned in one course can be applied to others.
Additionally, to help students meet the economic, social and political forces that are driving job growth and demand for human capital, students are being offered greater choices in their field of study. We’re introducing degree programs in emerging areas of interest like education, health and wellness, and the environment.
We’re committed to meeting the demands of today’s workforce as well as the demands of the next generation of worker. From the beginning, we’ve put higher education within reach for adults who want to better their lives through education. And we have seen the value of hiring faculty members whose master’s and doctoral knowledge is enhanced by their on-the-job experiences.
We hope you’ll join us.
Dr. Bill Pepicello
Before you enroll, we want you to be informed about the time and financial commitments you'd take on.
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What to expect video
In school, as in life, clarity is good...Confusion isn't.
No one GETS THAT more than the faculty and staff at University of Phoenix.
That's why we thought it would be helpful to walk you through what to expect...
...and what not to expect...when you attend our University...
...and enroll for course work towards a diploma.
Before you enroll in our University, we must politely ask...
...are you truly willing to make the commitment?
Education requires hard work and dedication.
It demands time...energy...and financial resources.
You'll need to study. You'll need to spend fifteen to twenty hours per week.
You'll need to login to our student website at least four times per week for active class discussion.
Are you willing and able to do that? Are you sure?
Thomas Edison defined genius as "one percent inspiration...ninety nine percent perspiration."
The same is true of education. To succeed at University of Phoenix...
...you'll need to apply yourself and be willing to work hard.
To say the least, we want all of our students to succeed...but you'll need to do your part.
Of course, every job requires proper tools. Education is no different.
Students enrolled in our online programs or in our local campuses...
...must have access to a computer or a laptop.
To do the work assigned, you'll need the necessary supplies and software.
The better equipped you are, the more empowered you'll feel to perform.
Now a brief word about financing.
As you probably know, education isn't free. And money doesn't grow on trees.
Like checkout at any store, paying for tuition is a requirement.
We recommend you plan your financing in advance.
You may qualify for a loan. You may qualify for a grant.
But ALL students are responsible for meeting their financial commitments...
...and all loans need to be repaid when you successfully complete your degree program or if you withdraw from the University for any reason.
Before you make your final decision, we encourage you to thoughtfully consider whether these are commitments you are able and ready to fulfill.
We know you have a choice in schools and you'll need to weigh your options.
Other schools may offer similar programs at a lower cost. Only you can decide which school is the best fit for you.
But if your choice is University of Phoenix, we welcome you....and we'll look forward to helping you unlock your fullest potential.
To learn more about financing options, visit www.direct.ed.gov/applying.html.