Balancing School … and Everything Else?!?

It can seem like an impossible task. You know you are supposed to go back to school, but how can you when it feels like every minute of the day is already taken up with responsibilities to church, work and family? How can you balance it all?

At Grace University we understand the priorities in your life and the demands on your time. Our academic counselors and professors are prepared to work with you and pray with you as your return to school to reach God’s call on your life. Some helpful hints include:

  • Get organized. Make a designated study space. Have one place in your home or office that contains all of your course materials so you can stay organized.
  • Schedule your priorities. Of course you need to schedule study time and make note of major papers and projects on your calendar. But also put down other priorities such as your kid’s soccer game and date night and make sure you make time for God.
  • Involve your family. Going back to school is a family affair, so make sure they understand why you are going back to school and help them be a part of the experience. Study with your kids when they are doing their homework and model the importance of education.
  • Communicate. Keep the lines of communication open. Share your struggles and successes with your family and professors so they know how they can support you.

Going back to school is not easy, but the rewards are worth it! Contact the School of Professional & Graduate Studies or call (402)449-2826 for more information on online degree programs in Business Leadership, Psychology and Ministry Studies and take the next step today.

Online Learning? Is it for you?

Online Learning? Is it for you?

Many adult learners returning to school are excited about Grace University’s online degree programs. But many who are used to a traditional classroom wonder if online is right for them. A lot of the questions relate to course content or communication with faculty and fellow students.

At Grace University, online learning is a dynamic, integrated experience where you will enjoy the benefits of working from any location and customizing your own study schedule.  You get the benefit of devoted faculty who are committed to getting to know you on a personal level and developing curriculum to meet your educational needs. Grace University online courses are not a one-size-fits-all class pulled off an academic shelf. Our online courses are customized to give you the same academic rigor and personal development as an on-campus course. Professors actively work with you and communicate with you on a regular basis. You will be working with your fellow students and having in-depth discussions to build a strong support network with your classmates as you earn your degrees and grow together.

And most importantly, your courses will have the same biblical integration as all Grace University courses and you will have professors who care for you and is praying for you and God’s call on your life.

Contact the School of Professional & Graduate Studies or call (402)449-2826 for more information on online degree programs in Business Leadership, Psychology and Christian Ministry and take the next step today.

New Online Degree Programs Approved

New Online Degree Programs Approved

Grace University is pleased to announce that the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) has approved the university’s change request application for two online adult degree completion programs. Beginning in the fall of 2015, adult degree completion students have the opportunity to earn their bachelor’s degree in business leadership or psychology totally online. Continue reading “New Online Degree Programs Approved”

Family Ties Strong for Students at Grace

Family Ties Strong for Students at Grace

Longtime photography studio owner Dennis Applegarth understands the value of education. But because he also values time spent with his children, Applegarth pursued higher education alongside his three children at Grace University.

This spring, he graduated with one of them, and in 2012, he did the same. Continue reading “Family Ties Strong for Students at Grace”