UPDATED September 1, 2021
You’re officially enrolled as an online student at the University of Arizona Global Campus, and you’re about to kick off a whole new adventure, filled with excitement, opportunity, fulfillment and, no doubt, a little bit of fear.
In preparation of Day 1, you’ve likely entered your student portal to poke around and review your course materials and assignments. By now you also should have set up your student email account, downloaded the mobile app, and taken a tour of Canvas, the University of Arizona Global Campus online classroom.
Despite these initial steps, things can still feel a little overwhelming, and looking into the portal alone may not make you feel ready to start this new journey.
However, going back to school as an adult should not be stressful, and we’re here to make sure you have everything for a successful student experience. To ensure you are settling in and have what you need for the most positive Day 1 and beyond, we’ve compiled this resource guide to help you along the way.
Need to know how to access the library? Want to network with fellow students to get real-time feedback from those who are in the same boat as you? Know you’re going to need a tutor to freshen up on your math or English composition skills? Think you might qualify for a scholarship? Looking for career advice? Seeking connection in a club or honor society? We’ve covered it all here.
Be sure to keep this guide handy as you progress through your degree program and check back whenever you need some direction. If you have any questions, email us at [email protected] or contact your advisor.
Good luck, and we’ll see you at commencement! In the meantime, here’s our guide!
You are not alone! Earning an online degree can be a collective experience. Beyond our Facebook groups, there are growing number of clubs and organizations you can join to network and connect with like-minded peers. Whether you are into business management or you can’t get enough of coding, there’s a club for you. Check out the list below, and sign up today! If you have any questions, send an email to [email protected].
- Center for Women’s Leadership at Forbes School of Business and Technology®
- CHAMPS Distinguished Mentor Club (DMC)
- Dallas College Alumni & Transfer Club
- Early Childhood Education Club
- Forbes School of Business and Technology® Accounting & Finance Club
- Forbes School of Business and Technology® Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
- Forbes School of Business and Technology® Association of Leadership Professionals (ALP)
- Forbes School of Business and Technology® Business Administration, Operations, and Supply Management Club
- Forbes School of Business and Technology® Marketing Club
- Forbes School of Business and Technology® Project Management Club
- Forbes School of Business and Technology® Society For Human Resource Management Chapter
- Global Black Community
- LatinX Club
- Online Master of Arts in Education (MAED)
- Maricopa Community Colleges Alumni & Transfer Club
- Psych Club
- Science Book and Video Club at the University of Arizona Global Campus
- Sigma Epsilon Kappa
- Society for the Advancement of Management
- Society of Professional Journalists
- Toastmasters International
- United Medical Academy Alumni & Transfer Club
- University of Arizona Global Campus Chess Club
- University of Arizona Global Campus Community for Asian Pacific Students & Allies (CAPSA)
- University of Arizona Global Campus LGBTQ+ Ally Association
- University of Arizona Global Campus Military Support and Leadership Club
- University of Arizona Global Campus Ph.D. Education Student Club
- University of Arizona Global Campus Women in STEM Club
- Women In Technology International (WITI) Club
Hey, Ava, write my paper for me! The University of Arizona Global Campus Virtual Assistant can’t help you write your paper (that would be cheating!), but she can assist with nearly anything else UAGC-related, including tuition information, catalog details, student resource guides, and much more. If you stump Ava, don’t fret. We also have student advisors standing by to chat during normal business hours, Monday through Friday, 6 am to 6 pm PST. The next time you’re in a bind, visit UAGC.edu and click the CHAT icon on the right side to connect.
No, we’re not talking about the Big Dipper. Constellation is the University of Arizona Global Campus interactive platform that stores all your digital course materials in one place. Most books feature audio options, so you can listen while you drive, clean, etc. Additionally, there’s a feature that allows you to digitally highlight important pieces of information you want to make note of and remember. To learn more about these features, visit: Constellation Tutorials. Download the app, and get started.
The Office of Student Access and Wellness
The Access and Wellness office fosters equal opportunities for student success through accessible educational programs, disability-related advocacy, faculty and staff education, and an enhanced awareness of individual abilities and contributions. A member of the Office of Student Access and Wellness, your Student Advocate provides guidance, counseling, and support if you are referred to the office.
The University of Arizona Global Campus supports students with a wide variety of disabilities and chronic health conditions. Services include disability-related advocacy and advice, as well as authorizing requests for specific accommodations. For more information, contact a member of the University of Arizona Global Campus' Student Access and Wellness staff at [email protected] or 866.974.5700, ext. 20050, or you can request accommodation by submitting the Accommodation Request form and an Access and Wellness Counselor will reach out to you.
Do you consider yourself an academic all-star? The University of Arizona Global Campus Honors Program engages a community of exceptional students in educational opportunities that promote leadership, innovation, global perspective, and civic responsibility. To be eligible for acceptance into the Honors Program, students must be actively seeking a bachelor’s degree, have completed 15 credits or more at UAGC with a cumulative GPA of 3.75 or higher or complete 30 or more transferrable credits with a cumulative college GPA of 3.75 or higher.
Academic Honors Societies
The University of Arizona Global Campus celebrates academic excellence and believes those who achieve it deserve to be recognized. As such, your success at the University of Arizona Global Campus can earn you the opportunity to become a member of one or more of eight distinct honor societies. To get more information on these societies, click on the name below:
- Alpha Sigma Lambda
- Delta Alpha Pi International Honor Society
- Golden Key International Honour Society
- Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society
- SALUTE Veterans National Honor Society
- Sigma Beta Delta
- Sigma Nu Tau
- Tau Upsilon Alpha
By now, you’ve likely heard of the Dean’s List, but you may be wondering what it is, and how you can get your named added. To become part of this prestigious group of students, undergraduates must complete 12 or more credits; have a cumulative grade point average of 3.50 or above; have completed at least one course since the time the previous Dean’s List was determined; be currently enrolled, attending, or on an approved Academic Leave; and be in good academic standing. We encourage you to reach out to your assigned Academic Advisor to review your file and provide guidance on how you can reach this goal. For more information, check out: Dean's List.
Did you know that at the University of Arizona Global Campus, you can start taking master’s degree-level courses while earning your bachelor’s degree? SMART Track lets you enroll in up to nine applicable credits of graduate-level coursework to fulfill the elective credit requirements for your bachelor’s degree. In addition to other criteria, you must be a senior-level student with 108+ credits earned toward a bachelor’s degree at the University of Arizona Global Campus. To learn more about this program, visit SMART Track. For details on courses, visit the University of Arizona Global Campus course catalog.
The UAGC Library is your one-stop-shop for all things research. The online resource is available 24/7 from your device or desktop and gives you access to a wide selection of scholarly journals and articles, ebooks, academic videos, newspapers, business research tools, and more. A Distance Learning Librarian will you help you navigate the library and make the research process easy, effective, and efficient. Access the library through your online classroom or your Student Portal.
Get your papers reviewed before turning them in. View useful videos and webinars. Access your free Grammarly account, get help with proofreading, and receive instant feedback on how to correct errors. From formatting your research paper to establishing discussion topics using the APA writing standard, the University of Arizona Global Campus Writing Center is available to help every step of the way. Have a quick question about writing or APA style? Easily connect with a tutor by clicking on the Writing Center tab from your class. Tutors are available to help 24/7. Online Writing Consultants will be there to help you succeed. You can reach the consultants at the Writing Center by chat or email at [email protected]. You also can access the Writing Center here.
CHAMPS, which stands for Collaborative and Holistic Academic Mentoring for Peer Success, promotes success by connecting mentees who need additional support with mentors who are interested in developing their leadership and marketability. The peer mentoring program creates the best mentee-to-mentor match possible and leverages emerging technologies to create a digital space for new and supportive relationships to blossom. You also might be a great mentor, too, and CHAMPS is always looking for students to help their peers. You can find applications to participate as a mentee or mentor in the CHAMPS Peer Mentoring system. You can also email [email protected] for more information.
Scholarships and Grants
The University of Arizona Global Campus offers several grants to assist you with paying for your education. Click on the items listed below to learn more.
- Welcome Grant
- Pathway Grant
- Scholar Grant
- Alumni Tuition Grant
- Bridge Grant
- Bright Horizons Tuition Grant
- Full Tuition Grant
- Government Full Tuition Grant
- Active Duty Service Member Grant
- Veteran Grant
- StraighterLine Tuition Grant
The University of Arizona Global Campus Career Services team is available to assist you during your years in school and beyond. A specialist will provide advice, guidance, and resources as you earn your degree and seek professional advancement. Whether you need to optimize your resume, search for a position, or prepare for an interview, Career Services can help. Visit “My Career” in your Student Portal to start your journey at the University of Arizona Global Campus Career and Professional Development Center. You can also contact Career Services at 866.974.5700 ext. 20057, or email [email protected] to take advantage of the tools and services.
Although the University of Arizona Global Campus encourages continuous enrollment from the time of matriculation through graduation for all students, from time to time circumstances may arise that warrant a short break in enrollment. Should you experience an extraordinary personal situation that would require a request for an academic leave from the program, you are encouraged to discuss the matter with your Academic Advisor. You must complete the Academic Leave Request form, which is under My Forms in the student portal. Keep in mind that failure to return to school on or before the scheduled/approved re-entry date will result in a termination of the academic leave.
So, what’s all this for? The paperwork, assignments, late nights, and early mornings will all be recognized at commencement—which takes place in San Diego in the spring and fall during a weekend celebration that culminates in a special ceremony. Take part in our pre-commencement celebration activities, explore the city, and join your fellow graduates as you complete this chapter of your life and start a new journey. In order to graduate, you must fulfill everything on this list:
- Complete all courses required for your program.
- Meet the required GPA, as specified in the University of Arizona Global Campus Academic Catalog.
- Submit the Petition to Graduate form within six months of graduating.
- Pay the $150 graduation fee.
- Pay all fees, tuition, and balances in full.
- Clear any holds.
If all of these requirements are met after a final audit, your school status will officially change from pending grad to graduate, and you will receive a petition to graduate. Diplomas will be mailed out 6–8 weeks after you’re placed into graduate status. In order to be eligible to walk at commencement, you will need to submit certain documentation, which will be available in your student portal.
For the most up-to-date information, check out the newsletter, which can be found on our graduation home page, here: Graduation Ceremony.
You can also follow along with this graduation checklist to stay on track in preparation for your big day: https://edgecastcdn.net/006FDC/PDF/Graduation_Checklist.pdf
Your relationship with the University of Arizona Global Campus doesn’t end after you graduate. As an alum, you will be invited to join the UAGC Alumni Association (AUAA) and also enjoy additional benefits including:
- UAGC Rewards
- Career Services
- Online Alumni Communities
- Professional Development and Networking Events
- Tuition Grant
Contact Alumni Relations at [email protected] or 866.974.5700 ext. 20057
Numbers You May Need:
Keep the following contact information handy for all things support:
General Global Campus line: 866.974.5700
Canvas (classroom) Tech Support: 844.690.9180
Student Portal Tech Support: 800.285.9796 Option 1
VitalSource Customer Service: 855.200.4146
Office 365, Student Email, UAGC Mobile: https://support.ashford.edu/hc/en-us* to chat or call 800.285.9796 Option 2
ALEKS Customer Support: 800.258.2374 or to chat, visit https://mhedu.force.com/aleks/s/alekscontactsupport
Library Tech Support: Text 855.838.2989
FAFSA Support: 800.433.3243; FAFSA School Code: 001881
*Ashford University is now the University of Arizona Global Campus