As part of Sun Devil Nation, you have access to a wealth of student support tools and resources with ASU+. We know everyone’s journey has its own unique twists and turns, so our support services are personalized and unique to you.
We asked students in our community to share some of their best ASU Online experiences and advice, read on to learn more.
Dayton, New Jersey
Bachelor of Science in nursing
What’s the best piece of advice you’d give to those considering studying with ASU Online?
DO IT! You will have an amazing learning experience and will be given support throughout the process, including academic and success coaching. Also, the library will become the best friend you never knew you wanted.
Have you used any services like academic advising or student success coaching at ASU? Can you share your experience?
I am eternally grateful for the dedication, conversations and support that my coaches gave me throughout my educational career at ASU. Amy Gordon, my success coach, helped me when I needed to make many tough decisions. I went through career changes, losing my home, my partner and my beloved dog when I first started at ASU, and Amy helped me sort out difficult choices and was there for me. My success coach was THE MOST proud of me graduating and gave me genuine appreciation each time I passed my classes. I never had faculty or a school give that much care and dedication to my success before Amy and ASU.
Do you have any tips for on-ground students who are now experiencing distance learning for the first time?
Use distance learning to enhance your time management. Remember, much of your grade is based on effort and true understanding of material versus whether or not you provide the right answers to questions. Distance learning will test your integrity, attention to detail and resourcefulness. The professors can determine if the work came genuinely from you. In addition, I encourage students to utilize responsible and effective communication skills with teachers and fellow students. It is important to let your teachers and group know if there is something you need or if you are having trouble with assignments.
ASU+ and the success center
The ASU+ suite of personalized support services includes success coaches, student well-being programs, time management courses, personal care programs and more. The success center is where you’ll meet your success coach — part personal advisor, part cheerleader. They help you adjust to learning online and offer support for every step of your educational journey as an ASU Online student.