Date: June 9, 2009
For the first time in the 12 years distance degrees have been offered, students taking six credits or more through the Andrews University Center for Distance Learning and Instructional Technology (DLiT) are eligible to apply for financial aid for the following degree programs: Associate of Arts in Personal Ministry; Bachelor of Arts in Religion; Bachelor of Arts in General Studies with an emphasis in Humanities; Bachelor of Arts in General Studies with an emphasis in Human Organization and Behavior; and a Bachelor of Arts in General Studies with an emphasis in Cross-cultural Studies.
“Students accepted to Andrews University as freshmen but who wish to wait one year before coming to campus or would like to increase their GPA before attending are now eligible to take courses through DLiT without negatively affecting their Andrews Partnership Scholarship (APS), which offers freshman and transfer students $2,000 to $8,000 per year for up to four years,” says Marsha Beal, director for DLiT.
Undergraduate distance-degree programs have been available at Andrews since 1997 for students studying off-campus. The coursework is taught through paper-based correspondence and is electronically enhanced through several classes that are available online. The Center for Distance Learning & Instructional Technology (DLiT) was established in September 2003 to meet the growing distance-learning and instructional technology needs. Andrews University and Griggs University Partnership, a multimedia lab and Desire2Learn administration are all part of DLiT. Learn more by visiting www.andrews.edu/dlit.
-Written by Keri Suarez, media relations specialist, Office of Integrated Marketing & Communication