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University of Phoenix accepted me. Now what?

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So, you’ve applied and were accepted to University of Phoenix. Congratulations! You’ve taken the first step toward a brighter academic future. University of Phoenix is an institution designed for the needs of adult learners that provides the opportunity to enhance careers through higher education. 

But what happens next? Let’s look at what the University of Phoenix admissions process is like including its acceptance rate and the student experience. 

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What Is University of Phoenix's Acceptance Rate?

As a nontraditional institute of higher education, University of Phoenix helps working adults access a higher education. And it’s an effective approach: 59.5 percent of Phoenixes are first-generation college students, and 56.8 percent report as ethnic minorities. 

University of Phoenix knows that education is a key stepping stone down your career path. That’s why the University removed as many admissions barriers as possible including not charging application fees. 

However, you still need to meet the University's admission requirements to submit an application, which include: 

  • A high school diploma or GED
  • Age 16 or older
  • US citizen or legal permanent resident
  • Pass an English Language Proficiency Test

If you don’t meet the requirements, you won’t be able to apply for University of Phoenix. If you have any questions about your application or enrollment, you can always chat with a University of Phoenix enrollment representative at (844)-937-8679.

The University of Phoenix onboarding process

After you join University of Phoenix as a student, you’ll go through the onboarding process. For starters, you’ll need a computer and a reliable internet connection. While you can access some University of Phoenix systems via your smartphone, you’ll need a laptop or desktop computer to complete your coursework. 

During the onboarding process, you’ll need to: 

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Student Resources for University of Phoenix

University of Phoenix is primarily an online university, but that doesn’t mean you’re on your own. With well over 78,600 students enrolled in 2021, University of Phoenix has plenty of resources for its students. 

All students have access to: 

If you ever have questions about your classes or need help with tech support, in-person help is available 20 hours a day, five days a week. You can get in touch with the University via phone, email, or chat, and online resources like the Help Center are always available to you 24/7/365.

The University of Phoenix Counseling Skills Centers are also popular resources for students. These are educational training facilities that model mental health clinics. They offer pro-bono services from counseling graduate students to other University of Phoenix students. Consult the Counseling Skills Centers for help with: 

  • Mental health
  • Career counseling
  • Depression
  • Grief
  • Gender identity
  • Anxiety
  • Work-life balance
  • Time management

You will also have access to individual counseling, family counseling, and marriage or couples counseling at select locations.

Explore Your Virtual Classroom

Unlike traditional universities, the majority of University of Phoenix classes take place online. It’s a good idea to familiarize yourself with the virtual classroom before you start taking classes. This is where you’ll spend the bulk of your time as a Phoenix. In the virtual classroom, you can: 

  • Talk to other students and your instructor
  • Start conversations
  • Track your grades
  • See upcoming assignments
  • Receive instructor feedback

Once you log in, you’ll be able to view the course reading, submit assignments, participate in discussions and more. Make sure your login credentials give you access to the course and that you’re familiar with the virtual classroom before the first day of class. 

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Plan How You’ll Learn

University of Phoenix is highly attuned to the needs of adult learners. That’s why classes are available at a time and location that works best for you. Since 80.9 percent of University of Phoenix students are employed while they’re in school, you’ll have the flexibility to keep up with your life and career while you study. 

However, before your first day of class, it’s a good idea to schedule coursework into your daily routine. With no need to commute, you have the freedom to learn where and when you want. Classes don’t last an entire semester either, so you can learn on a realistic schedule that works with your life. Take just one course at a time or take as many as five classes at once. With over ten start dates per year for most classes, you’re in the driver’s seat.

Welcoming Decades of Adult Learners

As a soon-to-be Phoenix, you’re already disciplined and motivated. Even so, it’s a good idea to know what you can expect and how you can get the most value out of your education. Whether it’s the student resources or virtual classroom setup, University of Phoenix is here to help learners thrive. With virtual learning that matches the rigor and connection of traditional, in-person learning, it’s a great time to be a Phoenix.

 

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