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Non-Traditional Undergraduate Student

Discover what The Ashland Promise means for you

The Ashland Promise expresses for Non-Traditional Undergraduate students in the following ways:

1. We teach you how to think, not what to think. Non-traditional students tend to arrive at college with unique life experiences, and we’re committed to providing an education that allows you to leverage those experiences and make a real difference in the world. 
2. We will work with you to create a fully personalized and customized educational success plan that takes into consideration your life experience and goals for improved job opportunities after graduation. This is our daily commitment to Accent on the Individual. From recruitment to employment, you will design a detailed four-year plan outlining academic requirements required to graduate in your chosen field of study in four years.

3. Ashland University is regularly ranked nationally among the best private universities in the Midwest—as well as one of the most affordable, a distinction that we promise will continue into the future.
4. You will have personalized mentorship throughout your educational journey in alignment with our commitment to Accent on the Individual. Our faculty and staff promise to guide you toward reaching your goals and help you become the person you were meant to be, a person who leads and serves with integrity.

5. We promise a welcoming, open and diverse campus community, guided by our Christian heritage and a culture of dignity and respect. 
6. You will be given the opportunity to participate in at least one relevant internship or applied learning experience during your educational experience at Ashland University.

7. You will have the opportunity to learn to lead through one or more of these means: clubs and organizations, study abroad, mission trips, internships or applied learning opportunities.
8. Ashland University guarantees you will have a job or acceptance into graduate school within one year of graduation. If you are not employed or admitted to graduate school within one year of graduating, or if you ever need additional assistance on your career or educational journey, Ashland University will provide access to career and life calling services for life.

Once you graduate, there are so many options for what is next in your life. Some immediately get a job. Some have big plans, but life surprises them with something unexpected. Some grab the world by the horns, only to feel how sharp the tip can be. Regardless of your life’s journey since your high school graduation, now, a university experience is calling your name. At Ashland University, we have a clear plan forward for you, a plan that will take into account all of your life and career experience as well as the demands of your adult life.

The Ashland Promise positions you to take that next step with confidence. We’ll work with you from day one to develop a personalized plan for your education and ensure it’s affordable. From there, we will connect you with life-changing mentors, and submerse you in a diverse campus community filled with transformative experiences that’s meant to teach you how to think, not what to think. Your next step here at Ashland University will help stretch, grow and guide you to whatever your amazing future looks like after your time at Ashland.

Being an Ashland Eagle means a commitment well beyond graduation. We are deeply invested in your success beyond your time here and will work to ensure you have a job or acceptance to graduate school within one year of graduation. From your university application to job acceptance and beyond, you’re an Eagle for life, and that’s a bond that cannot be broken.

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