Argosy University is a for-profit educational institution that operates several campuses throughout the United States. The university was formed in early 2001 with the merger of the three other colleges. Certificates, bachelors, masters, doctoral, and post doctoral programs are available at the university. It even provides several online programs to accommodate those who are unable to attend traditional classes.
Programs are offered through the following departments:
College of Psychology and Behavioral Sciences
College of Education
College of Business
College of Health Sciences
College of Undergraduate Studies
Plus, Counselor Education and Marriage and Family Therapy degrees are offered.
Students can enroll in online programs as well for MBA, Master of Education programs, Master of Science, and doctoral programs in business and psychology. Details about the online programs can be found here.
Most Popular Fields of Study
Flexible learning programs that provide working students the advantage of receiving a quality education through self-paced lessons are available. Apart from weekend or evening programs at the college, students can opt for distance learning and online learning programs. The university also offers blended learning formats where you can attend classes and even take online lessons for some courses.
The Outreach Program is specially designed for large corporations and companies that want to provide training programs in healthcare, business and personal development to their employees. All training programs are conducted by faculty and leading industry professionals, which ensures that your employees receive the best training.
Students can schedule an appointment with academic counselors through their online system and visit the campus to see the facilities and academic provisions. Students can also apply online when admissions open in the Fall and Spring sessions.
General Admission Requirements
Official high school transcripts must be submitted at the time of application. In the absence of high school documents, students can submit GED scores, ACT, SAT or ACCUPLACER scores. In addition to this, students must also have an associate or a bachelor degree from an accredited institute with a minimum GPA of 2.0.
Associate Degree Requirements
Students applying for associate degree programs must provide ACT or SAT scores in addition to all education transcripts and a personal statement or essay.
Apart from providing all educational transcripts and SAT scores, international students must provide TOEFL scores as well. A photocopy of the I-94 form, passport and visa are also required. For more information about requirements for international students, please contact the Admissions Office.
Students are encouraged to apply for student loans and federal grants, if they are eligible. Additionally, they can also apply for scholarships organized by local or civic bodies.
To start the financial aid process, you must first complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and the university’s own Institutional Application for Financial Aid. Students are eligible to receive federal grants, loans, and financial benefits through work study programs. The university has also partnered with many personal lending services, which can help you get financial aid for your program.
Several scholarship programs, ranging from $1000 to $5000 per year, that the university provides to meritorious students such as the leadership award, alumni award, and merit award are available to qualifying students. Contact the university to find out the requirements for these scholarships.
Military veterans can take the advantage of special military benefits programs that include education stipends and spouse benefit programs. These include:
GI Bill Program: Students are eligible to receive education stipends that can help pay tuition costs.
Yellow Ribbon Program: The Yellow Ribbon program provides educational assistance to 9/11 veterans and their dependents.
Military Spouse Benefits: Married partners of military veterans can receive up to $4000 in education assistance.
Student Financial Aid Details
Most students are residents of Sarasota that travel to the university campus for their classes. Out-of-state and international students can rent apartments in neighboring areas since student housing is not available through the campus.
Student Enrollment Demographics
Sonja Fisher, Mrs Corporate America 2009
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Audrey Wicks, Jeff Award Winner
The institution as a whole is accredited by the Senior College and University Commission of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.
Further, the EdD in Counselor Education and Supervision program is accredited the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP).
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