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Student orientation

All the resources you’ll need in one convenient place.

Your success starts here

In this handy toolbox, you have access to all the helpful resources and support you’ll ever need to rise to the challenge of earning your degree. Give this page a scroll and find everything from help with math or writing that essay, to building a support group with other students and alumni, to career services or help dealing with life’s hurdles—everything you need to rise, it’s all right here.  

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Onboarding Checklist

Here's what you need to know before diving into your classes. We recommend adding this resource list to your bookmarks for easy access.

How to start strong

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Wondering about day-to-day life as a student? Here, you can learn more about what to expect and how Phoenixes enjoy online learning on their own time.

Piggy bank

Your education is an investment in yourself, your dreams and your future. We offer support and tools to help you understand your financial options and ways to save.

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As a Phoenix, you'll have a lifetime of career support from our experienced professionals. We're here to help you develop the skills, connections and confidence to pursue your career goals.


It's common for new students to have plenty of questions, so chances are, we've heard yours before. Here are the answers to what other students frequently ask us.

Learning resources and support

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As a student, you'll have 24/7 online access to our university library, with daily support from our librarians. Find up-to-date online information through our regularly expanded collection of books, journals and more.

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Math doesn't have to be scary — we'll meet you where you are in your math learning. Develop your skills and build your confidence in math with faculty that can teach or refresh you on anything from counting to calculus.

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Strengthen your writing and communication skills with on-demand resources. Our guides, templates, tutorials and samples can help you with anything from grammar basics to putting the finishing touches on a paper.


Get the support you need to maintain your well-being, manage your student obligations and find balance between work, school and life.

Making Phoenix community connections

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Make lasting connections with the Phoenix community and enhance your university experience by participating in organizations and groups run by students like you.

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Once a Phoenix, always a Phoenix. Connect with like-minded individuals within our massive network of over 1 million alumni.

Mentor and student meeting

Our program connects students to alumni volunteers from the Phoenix community for one-on-one mentorships, networking, inspiration, motivation and more.