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Frequently Asked Questions About Online Degrees: Part 1


By Lauren Abraham
Communications Major, College of Humanities and Social Sciences

These days, it seems as though more and more students are deciding to earn their college education online. If you have considered an online degree, it is likely you have some questions. So, here are answers to some frequently asked questions about online degrees to help you on your educational journey!

How do I Enroll?

At Grand Canyon University, an enrollment representative can help guide you through the online admissions process. Whether you are a new or returning student, you may apply online or request entrance into a new program or modality by contacting the university.

If you choose to fill out the free GCU online application, the next step is to request transcripts from each educational institution you have attended. Official transcripts may be mailed, faxed or hand-delivered. If you are seeking financial aid, visit the Free Application for Student Federal Aid website for more information. Finally, once your application has been submitted, your enrollment representative will contact you to plan your next steps.

What is the Online Classroom Like?

GCU’s dynamic online learning platform will allow you to stay connected with your classmates and teachers via online discussions. In your program, you will benefit by receiving instruction from full-time faculty members and fully trained adjunct instructors who are committed to your success.

What Tools do I Need to be Successful?

At the beginning of your online degree program, you will enter a tutorial to become familiar with its online structure. GCU’s learning management system offers a variety of learning tools, discussion forums, eBooks and other resources to help you get started. Therefore, you can learn to successfully navigate the online classroom.

For over 65 years, Grand Canyon University has been the gateway to success for countless scholars and industry leaders. To learn more about GCU’s majors and programs, visit our website today or use the Request More Information button at the top of the page.

About Lauren Abraham
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Communications Major, Digital Copywriter for GCU Blogs

Lauren Abraham is a junior at Grand Canyon University. She was born and raised in Phoenix and enjoys living here. She has loved her time at GCU so far, as she has made many friendships and discovered what she is passionate about. Currently, she is studying communication with a minor in marketing. She has always loved writing and working with people, and one day hopes to become an editor or journalist. In her free time, she enjoys staying active and spending time with her family and friends.

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