When you pursue your education at Abilene Christian University, you will expand on what you already know and gain valuable skills to leverage in your career. Our 100% online degree programs are designed for busy working adults just like you – intentionally structured to allow you to balance work, life and other commitments. As a student of ACU Online, you are part of a vibrant, virtual, inclusive community.
Providing connection, community, and support for your success
What to expect as a student at ACU Online
Our online degree programs offer you valuable growth opportunities as you take the next step in your career. You will forge relationships with professors who are leaders in their field. And you will be challenged to improve yourself every day, building your skills and developing a vision for your unique place in the world.
Regardless of your obligations, ACU’s online degree programs offer rigorous learning at a pace that allows you to maintain work and personal commitments. Combining convenience and quality, our fully-online courses last for seven weeks and are offered in six sessions per year.
ACU Online students use Canvas for all of their learning and coursework. Canvas support is provided by ACU student services and academics. Support directly from Canvas is also available on a 24/7 basis for platform-related issues.
How to succeed as a student
All ACU students can access free telemedicine, counseling, and health coaching through Timely Care.
All ACU Online Students receive software licenses for Microsoft Office, Adobe Creative Cloud, and Google Suite.
ACU Online Students receive subscriptions to key academic resources including:
- Grammarly Premium
- LinkedIn Learning
- Right Now Media
- Wall Street Journal
Online Writing Center
The ACU Online Writing Center offers numerous writing resources and tutorials on APA formatting, source integration, and more for graduate students*. The goal of the Writing Center is not to just “fix” a paper, but rather, help you develop the skills you need to do an even better job on your next assignment.
The Writing Center blog also provides writing tips on diverse topics including How To Use Grammarly and How To Use The Writing Center.
Be sure to explore these valuable tools to improve your academic writing skills.
*The writing center serves ACU Online doctoral and master’s students enrolled in Ed.D., DNP, MSOD, MACMR, and MFT programs.
Alpha Scholars Online
Alpha Scholars Online is dedicated to ensuring access for all online students completing undergraduate, master’s, and doctoral degrees. Alpha Scholars Online provides academic accommodations, tutoring, academic coaching, and mentoring relationships to students with disabilities at no additional cost.
Technology Service and Support
Our online students have free access to Team55, ACU’s frontline support group. Team55 handles all technology-related issues from password resets and account management to total computer failures. Call, chat, or email any time! Their hours and contact information can be found at acu.edu/team55 or acu.edu/helpdesk. This site also contains free access to an internal knowledge base containing thousands of articles for self-service as well as a conclusive list of services that campus IT provides.
Where to connect as a student
At ACU Online, we know student engagement is closely tied to student success. To guide our engagement strategy, we have closely listened to your feedback, suggestions, and recommendations. And we are excited to announce that ACU Online students can now form student clubs and organizations.
This recent development comes as the Student Success team is actively working to expand our professional and academic student organizations. It’s all about providing students opportunities to form bonds with one another and experience deeper belonging in their community.
Hear from our students
Did you know that Abilene Christian University is among the nation’s best universities? This year, U.S. News & World Report in its annual “Best Colleges” list ranked ACU as #2 in “Most Innovative” and #16 in “Best Regional Universities” in the West and #9 in “Learning Communities” nationally. Combine this educational excellence with the flexibility of an online format and it’s easy to understand why earning your degree from ACU Online makes sense. Whether you’re married and juggling work and kids, or a single professional meeting the demands of a growing career, ACU Online can fit into your busy life.
At ACU we believe everyone can be successful, given the right tools and support. Whether you are hoping to advance in your current field or change to an entirely new one, furthering your education is the first step towards that change. Hear what some of our students have to say about their experience.