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Apollos University Announces Middle States Accreditation Candidacy

7/7/2020 3:45:31 PM


Apollos University is proud to announce that the Middle States Associations Commissions on Elementary and Secondary Education (MSA-CESS) has approved Apollos as a candidate for accreditation for the professional development, certificate programs.  Apollos is currently institutionally accredited by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC), recognized by CHEA, and is approved to operate in all 50 states via state authorizations.  

Need an accredited degree but your professional or personal life makes traditional programs impractical?  Have a degree, but need short term, career advancing credentials?  Apollos University is your solution.  Besides advancing careers through degrees from the associate to the doctorate level, Apollos University also offers bachelor level, graduate, and post-graduate certificates in business and information technology.  You can complete your chosen degree or certificate completely online from a distance or take our hybrid classes at the Great Falls, Montana location.

Of the candidacy announcement Dr. Scott Eidson, President of Apollos University, stated “As we know, the COVID-19 situation has changed everything.  As America goes back to work, employers are looking for candidates who have invested in themselves and advanced their knowledge and skill sets.  And, as the face of accreditation is changing and the perceived differences between national and regional accreditation fall away, it is important that all institutions align ourselves with accreditors that support our missions and the goals of the students we serve.  It is therefore a privilege and an honor to announce that Apollos is constantly working to meet additional standards of quality assurance and provide the best possible credentials for its current students, our diversified and growing alumni, and our future stakeholders.”

To learn more about how you can earn an Apollos certificate and advance your career and leadership skills, visit www.apollos.edu and engage our team in a live chat.  Or you can email info@apollos.edu to begin the conversation and find out how Apollos can be the gateway to your future!


Wishing everyone a safe and happy 4th of July!

7/3/2020 2:35:07 PM




From the Apollos University family to yours, wishing everyone a safe and happy 4th of July!


Memorial Day 2020

5/25/2020 9:58:30 AM


Memorial Day 2020

Each VA national cemetery will conduct a brief wreath laying ceremony, accompanied by a moment of silence and the playing of Taps. In keeping with CDC guidelines to limit large gatherings, the ceremonies will not be open to the public.

VA invites you to participate in these ceremonies virtually. Live stream links and videos of Memorial Day 2020 Ceremonies at VA National Cemeteries from across the country will be posted here as they appear on May 25.

LIVE STREAM 

Leave a tribute on Veterans Legacy Memorial Website

The Veterans Legacy Memorial (VLM) website is the nation’s first digital platform dedicated entirely to the memory of the 3.7 million Veterans interred in VA national cemeteries. We invite family, friends, and visitors to leave tributes or comments on Veteran’s memorial pages.


Apollos University Spring 2020 Scholarship Program

4/17/2020 2:58:33 PM


Applications due May 22, 2020

Apollos University is committed to connecting individuals to career advancing knowledge.  We are dedicated to improving lives, to serving the local global community, and to providing the highest quality education at an affordable tuition rate to students who seek to increase their career advancement opportunities and enhance their leadership skills.  In keeping with our vision and mission, Apollos is offering two scholarship programs, one specific to Montana residents and one available to students around the world. Apollos is offering 3 (one 25% and two 15%) tuition scholarship opportunities at all degree levels including (1) Associate of Science in Business Administration (2) Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSBA), (3) Bachelor of Science in Information Technology (BSIT), (4) Master of Business Administration (MBA), (5) Master of Science in Organizational Management (MSOM), and (6) Doctorate of Business Administration (DBA).

Scholarships

  • One 25% tuition scholarship for each listed degree program.
  • Two 15% tuition scholarship for each listed degree program.
  • E-textbooks are also provided without cost for all awarded scholarships
  • Winners will be announced on May 31, 2020.

Eligibility requirements for each program are as follows:

2020 Apollos Scholarship Program

  1. Apply to the applicable degree program at https://apollos.edu/account/register.aspx and complete the online Orientation Program by May 22, 2020.
  2. Pay the application fee and submit the required paperwork to complete the application process by May 22, 2020.
  3. Complete and email a typed, 2-page, double spaced essay (Times New Roman 12 point font) describing “Your academic and professional achievements to date and how an Apollos degree will further your personal and career goals.”  Email completed essay to info@apollos.edu with the subject line “2020 Apollos Scholarship” by May 22, 2020.

2020 Montana Resident Scholarship Program

  1. Proof of Montana Residency
  2. Apply to the applicable degree program at https://apollos.edu/account/register.aspx and complete the online Orientation Program by May 22, 2020.
  3. Pay the application fee and submit the required paperwork to complete the application process by May 22, 2020. Complete and email a typed, 2-page, double spaced essay (Times New Roman 12 point font) describing “Your academic and professional achievements to date and how an Apollos degree will further your personal and career goals.”  Email completed essay to info@apollos.edu with the subject line “2020 Montana Resident Scholarship” by May 22, 2020. 

Scholarship Recipients Total Cost

Degree Programs

AAS

BSBA

BSIT

MBA

MSOM

DBA 

25% Scholarship

    Tuition

$9,056.25

$18,112.50

$18,118.50

$7,467.75

$7,467.75

$14,028.75

    Fees*

$100.00

$100.00

$100.00

$100.00

$100.00

$175.00

        Total Cost

$9,156.25

$18,212.50

$18,218.50

$7,567.75

$7,567.75

$14,203.75

   ** **   

15% Scholarship

    Tuition

$10,263.75

$20,527.50

$20,527.50

$8,463.45

$8,463.45

$15,899.25

    Fees*

$100.00

$100.00

$100.00

$100.00

$100.00

$175.00

        Total Cost

$10,363.75

$20,627.50

$20,627.50

$8,563.45

$8,563.45

$16,074.25

   *** ***   

*Fees Include: Application fee, one time Library fee, and graduation fee

** $9,056.25 if student has an Associate degree

*** $10,263.75 if student has an Associate Degree 


For more information contact:
info@apollos.edu


Letter from the President: 2019 in Review

3/3/2020 12:24:34 PM


Dear Apollos family,

As I reflect back on our achievements in 2019, I cannot help but be excited about what the rest of 2020 has in store.  And, as we look ahead, I would like to take a few moments and reflect back on an exceptional year. In my welcome speech at the Apollos University 2019 Graduation, I included a quote from writer Karen Lamb: “A year from now you may wish you had started today.”  I feel this aptly captures our achievements and initiatives from 2019 as we started many things, we achieved many things, and we laid the groundwork for many exciting projects worth noting in these reflections. In 2019, we welcomed new team and faculty members who enhanced our academic delivery and support services, we gained approvals for on-ground course offerings and secured physical classroom space, we met and surpassed accreditation compliance benchmarks, we honed our institutional effectiveness processes, we earned several community awards, we expanded our stakeholder outreach channels, and we expertly navigated the reaccreditation cycle.

Last year, we hired new team members who directly engage prospective students, applicants, and current students.  These 2019 additions to our support team have allowed us to enhance our services and has led to innovation in the ways we provide individualized student services through automation, delegation of tasks, and the application of new procedures for ensuring our students are happy and actively working toward achieving their academic and professional goals.

Another key achievement of 2019 was the approval and launch of on-ground course offerings.  We applied for and were approved through the Distance Education and Accrediting Commission (DEAC) to launch in-residence and blended course offerings.  As part of this project, we secured and furnished classroom space, expanding our physical footprint in the process. Students can now choose to take their courses entirely online or through the new blended platform.  This feature enhances our attractiveness to Great Falls residents and also opens doors for welcoming both domestic and international students. Achieving approvals to sponsor student visas and invite international learners to participate in blended classes is the next step in this strategic initiative.

The DEAC requires that accredited institutions meet established benchmarks pertaining to consumer disclosures, government regulations, external review of curriculum and services, and graduation and stakeholder satisfaction rates.  In 2019, Apollos met and surpassed all benchmarks and the Apollos team submitted all compliance requirements on or prior to the stated deadlines.

We also engaged in a complete overhaul of our institutional effectiveness and assessment processes.  Throughout 2019, the assessment team worked to enhance our data collection and reporting processes. In so doing, new measurements were established and improved benchmarks and targets were identified.  Throughout the process, assessment findings returned high levels of student, alumni, staff, faculty, and stakeholder satisfaction with Apollos program offerings and services. The assessment team also engaged various other departments throughout the university and challenged them with effectiveness improvement projects that are currently underway, and, when completed in 2020 will add additional layers of institutional achievement and effectiveness that will continue to drive the university forward in achieving our mission, growing the brand, and striving for excellence.

In 2019, Apollos University was awarded the Great Falls Area Chamber of Commerce 2019 Business of the Year Award.  The Chamber also honored me with the Ambassador of the Quarter award. Our involvement with the Chamber and the Great Falls community in general has expanded our network here in the local area and furthered our brand recognition among key stakeholders.  We are proud to be a part of this vibrant community and excited to be part of the growth and rebirth of the downtown area.

2019 also witnessed the expansion of our outreach channels.  We established numerous educational partnerships with both local and international organizations.  We honed our social media strategy and messaging and captured a wider following of social media-based stakeholders.  We also launched a new marketing campaign in late 2019 that has already resulted in greater brand recognition, growing interest in Apollos programs, and increasing enrollments.  

Finally, the biggest achievement of 2019 was the successful navigation of the DEAC reaccreditation compliance process which began for us back in October of 2018 and continued throughout 2019 with various deadlines and requirement milestones along the way.  The process culminated in the onsite visit of August 2019, which, I am proud to say, our team expertly handled. We responded to the Chair’s Report in early November 2019 and the DEAC Commission met in late January 2020. On February 24, 2020, we received notification from the DEAC that we achieved reaccreditation for another 5 years and that our application for in-residence course offerings is finalized and fully approved.  This process understandably was a major undertaking and I would personally like to thank our dedicated staff, faculty, and administrators as well as members of the Board of Directors, our Advisory Council members, and our students and alumni who participated in the process and made it such a success.

A year from now, Apollos will realize the benefits of all of these strategic initiatives and achievements.  Apollos leadership is focused on a vision of the future that adds value to awarded degrees, that makes the dream of achieving an advanced education available to more individuals, and that ensures the mission and core values of Apollos remains sustainable for many years to come.

Best wishes and Onward Bison!

Dr. Scott Eidson

Apollos President & COO

February 24, 2020

 


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