Frequently Asked Questions

1. Do I need to take the GRE?
No, our online programs do not require the GRE or other standardized tests for admission.

2. How much does my program cost?
For information regarding tuition cost for any of the programs, see our financial aid page. Also, feel free contact Graduate Admissions at (325) 674-6911 or at with any questions about tuition.

3. What financial aid options are available?
Federal financial aid may be available to students who are U.S. citizens or permanents residents. For more information and to complete the online application visit, Students are always encouraged to seek tuition assistance from their employers first and coordinate the balance with financial aid. For some programs, we also accept VA Benefits such as the Montgomery GI Bill as tuition payment.

4. How do I apply? When do I start the program?
There are 6 start dates to each of our programs.

Entry Term Application Deadline Classes Begin
Fall 1August 17, 2012August 27, 2012
Fall 2October 5, 2012October 15, 2012
Spring 1January 4, 2013January 14, 2013
Spring 2February 22, 2013March 4, 2013
Summer 1April 26, 2013May 6, 2013
Summer 2June 21, 2013July 1, 2013

5. How much time is required to complete the programs?
This program is designed for working professionals and may be completed in as few as two years.

6. Will my diploma say “online” degree?
No. You will receive the same degree and diploma as students who complete programs on ACU’s campus.

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