APU Student Handbook
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Last Revision: July 26, 2023

Message from the Provost

Welcome to the American Public University System!

As your faculty, staff, and administration at American Military University (AMU) and American Public University (APU) we are excited you chose APUS to pursue or continue your degree in higher education.  Such a major decision is an important step in your life, and we want to encourage you in your commitment, as the pursuit of your degree will require time and dedication.  However, we are here to assist you!

Your decision to pursue a degree with APUS offers you a wide variety of choices in degree programs that span many disciplines and include nano-certificates that may interest you.  We believe the online format at APUS will provide ease of access and convenience to help you as a student, allowing you to fully engage with other students and your instructor within your classroom.  Whatever degree path you choose, we are available to answer questions, help guide you to your maximum potential, and ensure you have the most options for your future!

APUS faculty members are committed to partnering with you during this course of your journey in education.  They bring their passion for enlightening you about their respective disciplines as well as their practical experience in the field.  Your success is what faculty, staff and administration aim to accomplish! 

We encourage you to use the university resources available to you in the pursuit of your education.  These include using our online library and resource center, reaching out to your academic advisor, and participating in co-curricular activities sponsored by our Student Service Office.  Your active participation and engagement in learning provides a solid foundation for obtaining a well-rounded education.

Finally, please use this Student Handbook as your guide to the policies and procedures of APUS. Browse the pages and acquaint yourself with the contents.  Seek guidance from your academic advisor.  Ask questions.  We stand ready to help you realize your goals.  Congratulations on taking the next step in fulfilling one of your dreams! 


Dr. Marie Gould Harper

Interim Provost