Frequently Asked Questions

How many units do I take each term?

Full-time students take 6 units every 8 weeks. However, many candidates are working adults and do not take classes full time. Academic advising is highly recommended to determine the course load required.

How long is a term?

A term is comprised of two eight-week sessions, including final exams. Most classes are offered in accelerated eight-week sessions.

How many hours does each class session require?

Classes meet for approximately 4 hours and 15 minutes, once a week.

How many evenings per week do I attend classes?

Most students attend classes one evening per week.

How many students will there be in my classes?

APU is noted for its small classes with personalized attention. Most courses do not exceed 15–20 students.

Does APU require theses, dissertations, or capstone projects?

This program culminates in a comprehensive exam only.

How soon can I finish this program?

This educational counseling program could be completed in a year. Depending upon the desired course load, working individuals usually finish this program in 18–24 months.

Note: This information is current for the 2023-24 academic year; however, all stated academic information is subject to change. Please refer to the current Academic Catalog for more information.

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