Welcome to your student resource center for academic success! You can choose from almost 40 different learning tools in seven different categories in a variety of formats including webinars, presentations, and PDFs. Click a title to view a description of each of the resources below.
The Online Learning: Is it Right For You? presentation discusses important aspects of online learning, such as time management and understanding different learning preferences. After viewing this nine minute presentation, you’ll be one step closer to knowing if online learning is right for you.
This Setting Personal Goals presentation offers useful advice and motivational tips to help you actualize your academic goals.
This presentation on Selecting the Academic Program that's Right for You will help you identify which program accommodates your academic strengths and professional ambitions. A variety of academic resources are also presented that will help with deciding on a degree program.
This slide show on Registration Basics: A Primer for Course Selection provides a comprehensive overview to the entire course registration process. Click through pages at your own pace as you learn about resources within the online campus and library, which can assist in course planning and registering.
Do you have questions about how to register within a Federal Student Aid (FSA) semester? What happens if you drop or withdrawal from a course? This presentation on Registration Considerations for Federal Student Aid explains the ins and outs of course planning and how it impacts your FSA.
Because there are certain instances where course overload may be helpful and necessary to help you move closer to achieving your academic goals, this presentation on Course Overload: Considerations for Scheduling Courses provides suggestions and insight for students planning to take an overload schedule.
Effective time management is one of the keys to success in higher education. This presentation on Time Management: Resources and Best Practices for the Online Learner offers recommendations and resources to help you manage your personal, professional, and academic life.
Reading demands can occupy a significant part of your academic schedule. This podcast, Maximize Your Time: Reading for Content in the Virtual Environment, provides excellent tips and insights to help you get the most out of your time spent reading.
Reading demands can occupy a significant part of your academic schedule. This resource, Maximize Your Time: Reading for Content in the Virtual Environment, provides excellent tips and insights to help you get the most out of your time spent reading.
Welcome new students! This webinar on Academic Advising Information for New Students will help you understand how your advising team is here to support your academic journey, as well as provide information on registering for your first classes and more!
This "MyGuide" is an all inclusive survival guide for every first year student.
This presentation will provide you with seven valuable tips to help you succeed at APUS. New or returning students will especially benefit from the information shared in this webinar.
View the "Academic Advising Syllabus" for all the information regarding our advising curriculum and pedagogy, advising processes, and advisor roles within our university.
The "Registering for Courses Not on Your Academic Plan" resource will provide you with step-by-step instructions on how to register for a class that does not appear on your Academic Plan and describes considerations you should make before completing this type of registration
The "Full Stime Study vs. Course Overload: Know Your Limits" presentation focuses on scheduling and planning. Specifically, it reviews the difference between full time study, taking a course overload, and other important factors to consider BEFORE scheduling to take more than 2 courses concurrently.
The "Registration Blocks Students Encounter & How to Avoid Them" presentation offers information on different registration blocks students may run into as well as how to avoid them and/or remove them.
The "Late Registration Process & When to Consider It" presentation offers information on late registration, the process, and when to consider a late registration.
This "Course Extension vs. Course Withdrawal & How to Request Them" presentation provides information on course extensions and withdrawals and may help you in your decision to request one of these options if you are unable to complete your course’s assignments on time.
This "Schedule Courses within Your Federal Student Aid Semester" resource offers information and tips on how to schedule courses to fit within your Federal Student Aid (FSA) semesters so that you maintain your desired course load and funding requirements.
This "Registering for Courses at the Next Program Level" presentation will explain some of the details associated with taking a class outside of your academic level. If you are a high school student hoping to pursue a concurrent enrollment, an undergraduate student interested in a graduate course, or a graduate student with a need or desire to take an undergraduate class, then this webinar will be helpful for you.
This "Pursuing an Independent Study Course Based On Your Interests" presentation will introduce you to the option of pursuing an independent study course based on your program of study. Issues such as how to register, pay for, and complete the requirements of an independent study are also discussed.
This "Disenrollment and Readmission" presentation will provide information on how to avoid disenrollment and what to do should you become disenrolled and seek to become readmitted to the University System.
This "Importance of Taking Core Courses at the Graduate Level" webinar provides a general overview for Graduate students and specifically discusses the importance of the Core courses. This webinar also includes a message from the Dean of Graduate Studies, Dr. Patricia Campbell.
This "Placement Exams: Know What You Need to Take Before You Register" presentation offers information on placement exams, what they are, what they cover, and why it's important to schedule general education courses based on placement exam results.
This "General Education Courses: The Importance of Taking Them Early in Your Program" webinar explains the role of general education courses within your degree program and highlights why they should be taken early in your academic career.
This "Adding a Certificate or Minor & The Impact on Transfer Credit" resource goes through the process of adding a certificate or minor to your program, including how this will impact your transfer credit award and other helpful information.
This "Program Holds: A Student's Guide to Understanding" resource explains what a program hold is, who is a good candidate for a program hold, and how to request a program hold.
This "Program Deadline: Don't Let Your Program Expire" presentation offers valuable information on program deadlines and what you need to be aware of to avoid your program deadline expiring.
This "My Transfer Credit Has Been Established - What's Next?" presentation reviews how to review your Academic Plan, what courses to take first, the benefits of scheduling an Advising Session, and much, much more!
Did you know that you have the option to complete certain requirements by taking, and passing, exams in lieu of enrolling in certain courses? These exams can save you time and money. This presentation will discuss what proficiency exams are and how they can benefit you, as a student!
This "Accessing and Using the Online Library" resource will help you to understand how to access the Online Library and will describe some of the excellent resources housed within.
This "Navigating Sakai, The Online Classroom" resource offers information and tips to navigating Sakai, the online classroom. It also includes a quick demo of how to upload assignments.
The "Locating & Accessing Campus Resources" document offers information on various campus resources that are available to assist you throughout your academic career. This "Campus Resources" presentation offers a more detailed explanation of available tools and materials that will help you reach your academic goals.
To use the GPA Calculator, enter the number of hours completed and the grade earned. Once you have entered the courses for which you would like to calculate, select the CALCULATE button.
Please note that this tool will provide GPA calculations to the hundredth decimal point (3.67). However, your APUS GPA will be calculated to the ten-thousandth decimal point (3.6740).
Please remember that APUS courses are measured in semester hours. Using this calculator will only calculate the hours and grades entered, not factor into the cumulative GPA.
This "Grade Appeal Policies & Appealing a Decision" presentation focuses on the grade appeal process. Specifically, we will review the grade appeal policy, why you would want to appeal a final grade, and the steps to request a grade appeal, should you decide to do so.
The "Academic Warning vs. Probation" presentation explains the academic warning and probation policies and provides information about the tips, tools, and resources available to help promote your academic success.
This "Achieving Academic Success" presentation offers information on achieving academic success, in relation to the role of the academic advisor, time management, university resources and policies, as well as how to engage with fellow students, alumni and faculty in a virtual environment.
This "Course Materials 101" presentation offers information on APUS course materials policies, ebooks, and much more.
This "Downloading Your Student Agreement or GoArmyEd Agreement" resource explains what a Student Agreement is and the benefits of downloading your Student Agreement.
This "Networking and Building Community as an Online Student" presentation offers information on how to become more involved in the APUS community as an online student.
This"Managing Time in a Virtual World" resource covers five essential tips for managing your time in an online environment. In addition, please check out the Center for Teaching & Learning for more guidance on life & study skills.
This "Organizing Your Life" resource offers a number of ways to organize your school life, professional life, and personal life. There are just a few simple ideas to keep in mind to maintain good organization skills. In addition, please check out the Center for Teaching & Learning for more guidance on life and study skills.
If you are looking to make your essay-writing more clear and concise, read about the 3-Step Formula for Effective Paragraph Writing. In addition, please check out the Center for Teaching & Learning for more guidance on writing.
Check out this "Commas and Clauses" resource for information on how to use commas in sentences with dependent clauses. In addition, please check out the Center for Teaching & Learning for more guidance on writing.
The online library has provided some helpful information on writing at the college level. In addition, please check out the Center for Teaching & Learning for more guidance on writing.
The online library has provided some helpful information on library research. In addition, please check out the Center for Teaching & Learning for more guidance on research.
The online library has provided some helpful information on plagiarism prevention & a resource called TurnItIn. In addition, please check out the Center for Teaching & Learning for more guidance on academic integrity.
The online library has provided some helpful information on tutoring through Tutor.com. In addition, please check out the Center for Teaching & Learning for more guidance on skills development. Visit tutor.com today to get started.
For help on a variety of educational topics, visit OnlineLearningTips.com to expand your knowledge and seek out tips on studying, researching, writing, etc.
We suggest that you check out math videos that reinforce classroom instruction on a variety of math subjects, such as, algebra, geometry, trigonometry, calculus, statistics, etc. In addition, please check out the Center for Teaching & Learning for more guidance on math.
This "Finishing Your Degree: Ensure Your Requirements are Met" presentation offers information and resources for students who are close to completing their degree, including information on final program requirements and graduation requirements.
This "Seminar You Must Take as an Undergraduate Senior" presentation offers information on senior seminars for undergraduate programs.