American Public University is a relatively new institution of higher learning, having been established in 2002. It is a sister school to American Military University, which was founded in 1991. More than 100,000 students are enrolled in the all-online school, taking courses in more than 190 academic programs. The university also offers courses of study for the military-minded person. Its flexibility is attractive to working professionals and those wishing to return to school after long absences.
Here are a few more strong points of APU:
The flexibility and convenience of an online university is increasingly more appealing to working adults, busy parents and students who are returning to the classroom after being away for an extended time. As an exclusive online campus, APU affords students the opportunity to study and spend class time as their schedule permits. Students are not tied to rigid time demands.
Students who begin their academic career at APU and then wish to move elsewhere should be prepared to essentially start over. Taking transfer credits from APU to other colleges and universities is usually not allowed.
Because it is a virtual campus, meeting with academic advisors is done through chat functions and other online methods. This is certainly convenient, but some students may be disappointed to not be able to visit face to face with a career counselor.
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