Student Stories



Luis Martinez

Finding the Andrews online program opened an opportunity to complete my degree. It was the right moment in my life. I put all my effort into overcoming obstacles. Completing my studies built confidence and made new employment options possible.

BA Religion 2016, Puerto Rico

Isaac Nicolao

Starting my Andrews program at a distance allowed me to study as I was able to pay. With many courses finished online, I came to complete my degree on campus in one year. This Adventist university is the best with the range of courses and so many qualified lecturers. I studied by God's grace. To me this opportunity was like saying I was lost but now I am found.

BA Religion, Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania

Tanya Thomas

Being a single mother, the power of God through Andrews University has given me hope for a more fulfilled and prosperous future. My advisor has always been available; this really makes a difference. Andrews Online is convenient and a blessing, but it takes hard work and dedication as you must manage your time wisely.

AS Business, Michigan, USA

Sandra Blackmer

The best advice I can give someone considering studying online is to plan out a daily and weekly study schedule and stick to it. Don’t procrastinate when it comes to keeping up with the course assignments or it can become tempting to give up altogether.

The professors are excellent—very instructive and helpful. The overall program provides a quality learning environment.

BA General Studies: English, Idaho, USA

Samuel Tsegai

Although I was accepted to Adventist universities in other African countries, I was unable to attend due to the government preventing young men from leaving the country. The village where I live and teach is very remote. Even though it was difficult and expensive to travel to use internet, I was very happy to send my assignments and communicate with my teachers via email. Before internet, sometimes books and lessons were lost or confiscated in the mail.

Education is gladness. It means finding your place within the progress of your era and successfully serving for the good of not just yourself, but everyone around you. After 12 years of studies at a distance, I am so happy to graduate with a BA Theology

GU BA Theology, Eritrea, Africa

Amanda Sanders

Andrews online provided me with the Christian perspective and support I needed to graduate with two degrees. To succeed, be consistent and disciplined in studies and use Andrews University's online resources to the full.

AA in Personal Ministries & BA in Religion

Karen Lifshay

My Andrews experience helped me feel more confident that I can complete a task I started and that part of completing it is to learn from others and let them help you along the way. I have become a more well-rounded person because of the variety of learning activities in the classes I took and the way I was encouraged to approach each of them with an open mind. I have also learned that there is no end or age limit to learning... I am in awe that this (graduation) is really happening!

BS General Studies: English