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Transition to University College

The merger of Azusa Pacific Online University and the School of Adult and Professional Studies (APS) formed University College (UC), a unique and independent institution as part of the Azusa Pacific family.

Inside APOU: A long journey worthwhile

Director of Enrollment Jennifer Moore shares her story of coming full circle in her educational journey and the transformation she experienced in reaching those goals.

B.S. in Health Sciences joins degree offerings

Azusa Pacific Online University is pleased to announce a new degree offering—a Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences (BSHS)—launching this spring.

Meet APOU’s Class of 2013

On December 14, 2013, APOU will celebrate the commencement of more than 20 graduates, conferring associate’s degrees and its first bachelor’s degree. Read more about the journeys and future plans of these accomplished learners.

Inside APOU: Discovering the value of education

In the newest entry to our Inside APOU blog, staff member, Joe Dawson, shares his educational journey and how he's discovered the value of a college degree for his career goals.

Inside APOU: It's never too late

In the newest entry to our Inside APOU blog, staff member, Christina Zigler, shares her story of pursuing her educational goals later in life, and finding it's never too late to earn a college degree.

New Section for Transfer Students

Azusa Pacific Online University (APOU) recently launched a new section dedicated to providing resources and information for transfer students.

Inside APOU: How APOU lives out our values

Learn more about how Azusa Pacific Online University's core values are practically lived out through the institution's principles, in the conclusion of our core values series on our blog, Inside APOU.

APOU launches B.A. in Leadership

APOU students will now have the opportunity to enroll in the B.A. in Leadership with an emphasis in Organizational Sustainability.

Inside APOU: What it means to value learning

Learn more about how Azusa Pacific Online University seeks to be an institution committed to learning and nurturing new thinking, in our core values series on our blog, Inside APOU.

Inside APOU: What it means to be caring

Learn more about how Azusa Pacific Online University seeks to be a caring institution, committed to God-honoring excellence, in our core values series on our blog, Inside APOU.

Inside APOU: What it means to be exemplary

Learn more about how Azusa Pacific Online University seeks to be an exemplary institution, committed to God-honoring excellence, in a new series on the university's core values on our blog, Inside APOU.

Inside APOU: New publication exemplifies the value of learning

One of Azusa Pacific Online University's core values is a commitment to learning, exemplified through a newly published book, "Authentic Leadership."

Q & A: Life coaches share APOU's impact

Take a look as a few of APOU’s life coaches share their experiences with students over the past year and describe their role at the university.

APOU welcomes high school students

Azusa Pacific Online University announces the launch of its High School Concurrent Enrollment Program, offering high school students the opportunity to enroll in college-level courses.

Center to host inaugural symposium

The Center for Online Innovative Learning invites the community to participate in and attend its pioneer event, the 2013 Summer Symposium, from June 5 to 7.

Inside APOU: Faculty serves APOU's core values

Faculty members are the manifestation of one of APOU's guiding principles, academic excellence. Visit our blog, Inside APOU, to learn more about the role faculty play in the student's journey.

APOU student applies education to profession

While pursuing an Associate of Arts, Azusa Pacific Online University student Josh Parrish has seen the impact of APOU's coursework in his professionalism and work ethic.

APOU partners with Tutor.com

As part of a commitment to student success, Azusa Pacific Online University encourages learners to take advantage of free online tutoring from Tutor.com.

Inside APOU: Being part of a 114-year legacy

Although APOU opened its doors to online learners in June 2011, the university embodies a long-standing legacy in Christian higher education. Learn more about our history in EVP Deana Porterfield's entry to our blog.

APOU launches free, open career course

APOU introduces a free, open course, called Career 101: Four Steps to a Meaningful Career, to help learners discover a career they can love.

APOU featured in Campus Technology

In a recent article by Campus Technology, "Small Colleges Take Giant Steps in the Cloud," APOU's chief operations officer, Don Davis, speaks about how APOU is utilizing cloud solutions for IT services.

Inside APOU: Embracing the new year

APOU's Executive Vice President Deana Porterfield encourages learners to embrace 2013 by focusing on their education.

Inside APOU: Communicating a message

Being able to speak your message effectively is an important quality for a learner's professional and educational career. Learn more about APOU's institutional learning outcome of "oral communication" on our blog.

New Program Offerings at APOU

Seeking to provide today's learners with relevant and marketable educational opportunities, APOU recently added several new offerings to its academic programs.

Inside APOU: History in the making

Executive Vice President Deana Porterfield reflects on the significance and meaning of APOU's first graduating class on our blog, Inside APOU.

Q & A: Meet APOU's First Graduates

On Dec. 15, 2012, APOU will celebrate the commencement of its first graduates. Read more about the journeys and future plans of several of the learners completing their degrees with APOU.

Inside APOU: Why your online education matters?

In her latest blog post to Inside APOU, Executive Vice President Deana Porterfield highlights some important qualities of online education and shares how APOU is a unique choice.

APOU Student Shares Journey, Sets Example

APOU student Daniel Wright, a retired United States Navy Chief Petty Officer pursuing his Associate of Arts degree, shares his educational journey.

Inside APOU: Becoming effective communicators

APOU places a strong emphasis on writing competency to help our students become effective communicators. Read more on our blog, Inside APOU.

Inside APOU: Responsibility and Relationships

In the final installment of her Inside APOU series, EVP Deana Porterfield shares how learners can build their influence through their words and interactions.

Inside APOU: Impacting Qualities

EVP Deana Porterfield continues her blog series on discovering your influence by sharing how APOU seeks to instill its cornerstone qualities in its students.

Inside APOU: The Educational Experience

In the first installment of her new Inside APOU blog series, EVP Deana Porterfield shares how the experience of higher education transforms students to be people of influence.

Inside APOU: Staying current

As an institutional learning outcome, APOU strives to instill students with the ability to stay current on trends in their field so they can make relevant real-world applications.

Emphasis Area Added to B.A. in Management

APOU students will now have the opportunity to enroll in the B.A. in Management with an emphasis in Information Systems Management.

Inside APOU: Investing in Your Future (Part Two)

What factors should you consider before starting your college education? Executive Vice President Deana Porterfield continues her reflection on the value of a higher education in Part Two of her blog entry to Inside APOU.

Inside APOU: Investing in Your Future (Part One)

What is the value of a college education? APOU's Executive Vice President Deana Porterfield shares how the college experience can be a worthwhile investment.

Inside APOU: Graduating difference makers

Azusa Pacific Online University’s CEO John Reynolds reflects on how Christ-centered universities are preparing difference makers around the world.

Inside APOU: Building an ethical foundation

Building a strong foundation of ethical knowledge and behavior in today's learners is more important and relevant than ever before. APOU's Academic Dean Kurt Takamine shares more on our blog, Inside APOU.

Inside APOU: The Tutor and the Digital Landscape

CEO John Reynolds finishes his series on the future of higher education and the Class of 2030 by looking into the evolving role of the teacher and the growth of digital learning.

Inside APOU: Celebrating one year of classes

Chief Operations Officer Don Davis reflects on APOU's first year of serving students with classes.

Inside APOU: Tension in higher education leadership

CEO John Reynolds reflects on the future of higher education leadership in light of recent tensions in the news, including the reinstating of University of Virginia's president, the Freeh Report, and the Aurora massacre.

Goal-Seeking Student Shares His Journey

As a testament to lifelong learning, APOU student Ron Manley shares his educational journey and what earning his degree in a faith-based environment means for him and his family.

Inside APOU: Case for online Christian higher education

Executive Vice President Deana Porterfield reflects on the value of Christian higher education, particularly how the online modality is serving today's learners

Inside APOU: Commitment to faith integration

Azusa Pacific Online University's Academic Dean Kurt Takamine reflects on the university's commitment to integrating faith and learning.

Inside APOU: The New Learner, Part 2

CEO John Reynolds continues his series on the future of higher education with the second part of an entry examining the shifts in delivery for the new learner.

Inside APOU: Introducing the eLearning team

Chief Operations Officer Don Davis introduces the team "behind the scenes" of APOU's online courses in his latest blog entry to Inside APOU.

Inside APOU: A transformational experience

In her debut post on Inside APOU, Executive Vice President Deana Porterfield shares the transforming power of an Azusa Pacific education.

Inside APOU: New lead faculty member

Academic Dean Kurt Takamine introduces the new lead faculty for the arts and sciences programs, Dr. Scott Edgar.

Inside APOU: The New Learner

APOU's CEO John Reynolds continues his series on the future of higher education by reflecting on delivery for the new learner in the Class of 2030.

Inside APOU: Focusing on accessibility, student success

Considering the challenges facing the future of higher education, Chief Operations Officer Don Davis reflects on APOU's commitments to accessibility and student success.

Deana Porterfield Joins APOU as Executive Vice President

Deana L. Porterfield, M.A., joins Azusa Pacific Online University (APOU) in the role of executive vice president.

Inside APOU: Investing in student success

APOU's Chief Learner Officer Andrew Barton shares how APOU addresses student persistence rates by prioritizing student success and support.

APOU Announces Third Jars of Clay Scholarship Winner

Azusa Pacific Online University is pleased to introduce the third winner of the Jars of Clay Scholarship giveaway. Rachel Stelter, a resident of Illinois, has accepted one of three scholarships for an Azusa Pacific education.

Inside APOU: Lab work goes online

Azusa Pacific Online University's academic dean explores the challenge of bringing the liberal arts lab experience online in the blog, Inside APOU.

APOU Welcomes Jars of Clay Scholarship Winner

Azusa Pacific Online University (APOU) is pleased to introduce another winner for the Jars of Clay Scholarship giveaway. Krysta Cabral, a Southern California resident, has accepted one of three scholarships for an Azusa Pacific education.

Inside APOU: Value of affordability

CEO John Reynolds continues his blog series on the future of higher education by examining the value of affordability to the Class of 2030.

Inside APOU: Making a difference

In a new blog post on Inside APOU, Chief Operations Officer Don Davis reflects on how APOU is making a difference in students' lives.

Inside APOU: The many stories of APOU students

Chief Learner Officer Andrew Barton reflects on the diversity of APOU's student population in his blog post on Inside APOU.

Inside APOU: Liberal arts come to life online

This week's Inside APOU blog post reflects on the challenge for liberal arts subjects, such as art or science, to create a “real life” educational experience out of a virtual classroom.

APOU Merchandise Now Available

Azusa Pacific Online University (APOU) merchandise is now available for purchase at the University Bookstore!

APOU Military Student Shares her Story

Read more about how Azusa Pacific Online University is helping United States Coast Guard reservist, Kristen Vaca, earn an Associate of Arts online.

Inside APOU: Value of product

Continuing his series on the future of higher education and the Class of 2030, Azusa Pacific Online University's CEO, John Reynolds, reflects on the value of product for the future of higher education.

Inside APOU: Creating a company culture

Chief Operations Officer Don Davis shares how APOU has created and maintained its company culture on Inside APOU.

Inside APOU: Reducing the distance

Chief Learner Officer Andrew Barton reflects on how Azusa Pacific Online University strives to decrease distance in an online learning environment on Inside APOU.

Inside APOU: Introducing APOU's Lead Faculty

Inside APOU introduces two new lead faculty, Dr. Jeff Slattery for the the B.A. in Management and Dr. Nealy Brown for the B.A. in Applied Psychology.

Career Opportunities with APOU

Working to provide quality, online academic programs to a growing number of learners, Azusa Pacific Online University (APOU) is currently offering a variety of career opportunities across multiple departments.

APOU Announces Four New Programs

Azusa Pacific Online University (APOU) announces the addition of four new programs: an Associate Science in Health Sciences, Associate of Science in Management, Associate of Science in Information Technology, and Bachelor of Arts in Applied Psychology.

APOU Announces Jars of Clay Scholarship Winner

Azusa Pacific Online University (APOU) is pleased to announce one of the winners of the Jars of Clay Scholarship Giveaway. Chelsea Cathey, a Southern California resident, has accepted a scholarship to obtain an APOU education.

Jars of Clay Band Member Shares His APOU Experience

Stephen Mason, Jars of Clay band member and Azusa Pacific Online University student, shares his experience returning to college and how online classes are helping him achieve his educational goals.

APOU Launches Career and Vocation Center, iPad Giveaway

Azusa Pacific Online University (APOU) announces the launch of its Career and Vocation Center at career.apou.net. To celebrate this new website, APOU invites visitors, for a limited time, to enter an iPad giveaway.

APOU Welcomes Military Servicemembers and Veterans

Azusa Pacific Online University (APOU) announces the enrollment of military servicemembers and veterans.

APOU Announces Pre-Nursing Health Science Certificate Program

Starting with the October 24 session and in partnership with the APU School of Nursing, this certificate will offer students the opportunity to complete science and lab courses required by most nursing and health-related degree programs.

Azusa Pacific Online University Celebrates Grand Opening

Azusa Pacific Online University will official open its building and host an open house on August 23, 2011.

Kurt Takamine Named Azusa Pacific Online University's Academic Dean

Chief Executive Officer John C. Reynolds named Kurt S. Takamine, Ed.D., academic dean at Azusa Pacific Online University.

A New Chapter in Azusa Pacific's Story

Students make history as they become the first learners enrolled at Azusa Pacific Online University.