Asbury Academy Now Online and On Campus

WILMORE, Ky. — Asbury University is expanding the reach of Asbury Academy, its “early access to college” program, by offering dual enrollment classes both on campus and online starting this fall.

Asbury Academy online courses will build on the success of the campus program in which high-school seniors with a 3.0 GPA can take classes for high-school and college credit simultaneously. The online classes will be offered in an eight-week intensive format with time for two classes per semester. Current course offerings includes classes in English, New Testament, Old Testament, Philosophy and Psychology, with more to be added as the program grows.

One of the strongest advantages to the online program is its availability. Students around the world, from “missionary kids” to homeschooling families, can gain experience navigating college coursework and learn from an institution grounded in a Christian worldview.

“The transition to college is a monumental time in a student’s life,” said Asbury Academy Coordinator Kim Okesson. “Dual-enrollment courses help students successfully bridge that gap. I’ve worked in Christian higher education since 1992 and have supported numerous college students in their academic pursuits. I’m excited about the opportunities Asbury Academy affords high school students to pursue academic excellence in a Christian college setting.”

Students who enroll in Asbury Academy on-campus are eligible for four free credit hours each semester of their senior year of high school. Additional courses are available at 50 percent of the regular tuition rate, and they can choose from among 80 course offerings at the 100 and 200 level.

“Asbury Academy online or on campus is a great way for seniors in high school to get a head start on their college credits and to get a taste of a quality Asbury education,” said Dr. Mark Troyer, Vice President for Enrollment. “The ability to engage from anywhere around the world allows alumni and others to encourage starting the Asbury experience early.”

The application deadline to begin the Fall 2013 semester is August 13. For more information or to apply online, click here.

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