Online and Continuous Learning Administrative Staff
Dr. Benjamin Deaton, VP for Technology, Online Learning, and Innovation
Dr. Josh Herron, Dean of Online and Continuous Learning
Chesley Tench, Director of Post-Traditional Admissions
Latt Anthony, Director of Post-Traditional Recruiting
Amy Gutzmer, Director of Marketing and Communications for OCL
Post-Traditional Undergraduate Programs
Many degree programs are available for Post-Traditional students, including the following:
All Post-Traditional Programs follow a general Core Curriculum unless otherwise specified at the Program level:
University Core Curriculum (Post-Traditional)
College of Arts and Sciences:
Interdisciplinary Studies - Post-Traditional, B.A.
College of Business:
Business Administration - Post-Traditional, B.B.A.
Business Administration: Accounting - Post-Traditional, B.B.A.
Business Administration: Management - Post-Traditional, B.B.A.
Business Administration: Marketing - Post-Traditional, B.B.A.
Business Administration: Supply Chain Management - Post-Traditional, B.B.A.
Organizational Leadership - Post-Traditional, B.O.L.
Organizational Leadership: Human Resource Administration - Post-Traditional, B.O.L.
College of Christian Studies:
Christian Studies - Post-Traditional, B.C.S.
College of Education:
Elementary Education - Post-Traditional, B.S.
Elementary Education with add-on certification in Early Childhood Education - Post-Traditional, B.S.
College of Health Professions:
School of Allied Health
Human Services - Post-Traditional, B.H.S.
Human Services: Behavioral Health - Post-Traditional, B.H.S.
Human Services: Gerontology - Post-Traditional, B.H.S.
Health Care Management - Post-Traditional, B.S.
Health Science: Medical Imaging - Post-Traditional, B.S.H.S.
School of Nursing
Nursing (Accelerated) - Post-Traditional, B.S.N.
Nursing (RN to BSN) - Post-Traditional, B.S.N.
School of Public Service & Administration:
Criminal Justice - Post-Traditional, B.A.
Homeland Security and Emergency Services - Post-Traditional, B .A.
Homeland Security and Emergency Services: Emergency Services Management - Post-Traditional, B.A.
Admission to Post-Traditional Program
Given the accelerated nature of the program, a candidate for admission to a post-traditional undergraduate program must meet the following criteria; however, requirements may vary for specific academic programs (see the Academic Program in which you are interested for other requirements): (1) Complete the Adult Undergraduate Application for Admission at www.andersonuniversity.edu; (2) Submit the non-refundable application fee of $40; (3) Students who have completed prior college coursework are required to submit official transcripts from any regionally accredited college/university previously attended. Applicants must be eligible to return to the college in which they were last enrolled. Students who are academically suspended from another college will not be considered for admission to Anderson University during the period of suspension. To be considered for admission students must have a minimum 2.0 GPA in their previous college coursework and must have completed the equivalent of ENG 101 with a grade of “C” or better. (4) Students who have completed less than 24 college transferable credit hours must also submit their high school diploma or proof of successful completion of a high school equivalency program, such as the General Educational Development (GED) testing program. A GED score of 2500 is required for consideration; (5) International students and students for whom English is not their first language will be required to submit official results of the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), with scores of at least 550 (paper), 220 (computer), or 75 (internet).
Contractual Admission Requirements
Students who have less than a 2.0 cumulative grade point average (GPA) on previous college courses or who have earned a score less than 2500 on the GED may be admitted conditionally based on the support of the school/college dean. Students granted conditional admission to the Post-Traditional Program will be required to sign an agreement stating that a GPA of at least 2.0 must be earned within the first two terms of enrollment to remain in the program. Thereafter, students will come under the Satisfactory Academic Progress policy listed in the Anderson University catalog.
Financing your Education
Anderson University offers a tuition discount for all Post-Traditional students, which makes them ineligible for Institutional Scholarships through Anderson University. Preferred Partnership Grants are available to post-traditional students. Further, Post-Traditional students qualify for financial aid through federal and state funding. To apply for Federal and State Aid, students should submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) on or before the priority deadline of May 1. For a complete listing of federal and state aid, please visit our website at www.andersonuniversity.edu. Accelerated students are not awarded financial aid until they have been accepted into the program and have pre-registered for their classes. Outside scholarships are an excellent resource that can be used to further subsidize your education. The Internet is a good tool to use to search for scholarships. Some of the more popular websites are listed on our web page.
Adding/Dropping Adult Studies Courses
Students must use Self Service during to add and drop courses in accordance with the Important Dates sent from the Office of the Registrar. Courses dropped during this period do not appear on the student record, and the student is not charged for the class. Self Service closes once the add period ends and students must then complete a Course Withdrawal form to drop a course. Tuition charges are not assessed if
all courses are dropped by the end of add/drop period. Financial responsibility includes, but is not limited to: tuition, book charges, fees, and fines.
Withdrawal from Courses (Seated and Online)
Important: Please note that any changes in enrollment which occur during the add/drop and course withdrawal periods may result in revisions to your financial aid and/ or billing for the term. You should contact the Office of Financial Aid Planning to determine the impact of such changes on your financial aid and/or billing prior to adding/dropping or withdrawing from courses.
Students may withdraw from a course by the end of the add/drop period determined by the Office of the Registrar in the Important Dates email each semester without the course appearing on their transcript. After the add/drop period, students are financially responsible and will receive a grade. Students will receive a grade of “W” in any course dropped after financial responsibility begins.
Students may withdraw from any course up until the published last date to withdraw. Students should refer to the Adult Studies Academic Calendar for the exact drop and withdrawal dates for the respective term.
“Attendance” in an online class is as important as a seated class. Students who fail to maintain regular participation and complete course assignments will be subject to an administrative withdrawal and a grade of WF.
Students in all programs should refer to posted information each term and/or semester for specific withdrawal dates. Any course in which a grade of “W” is received is subject to tuition charges. Students should refer to the Financial Aid section of the catalog for specific information pertaining to charges for withdrawn courses. If a student exceeds the number of absences allowed in the course after the deadline for withdrawing from courses, the student will receive the grade of WF for the course.