Online Associate of Arts

OUR MISSION

The mission of Freed-Hardeman University is to help students develop their God-given talents for His glory by empowering them with an education that integrates Christian faith, scholarship and service. The online Associate of Arts Degree allows the University to share the Freed-Hardeman University experience with a greater number of students in Tennessee and across the U.S.

 

WHY STUDY HERE?

The online Associates Degree in General Studies is a 60-hour program that satisfies the general education requirements for most bachelor’s degrees. The degree is designed for those students who wish to participate in the Freed-Hardeman classroom experience, but logistically, cannot move to the campus in Henderson, Tennessee. 

Students will experience the same academic rigor, instructional excellence, and faith-based approach to learning that one would expect in our traditional classroom setting. Resources are available to ensure student success, and support staff are dedicated to answering all student questions and providing assistance when needed.  

Tennessee students who enroll in this program may be eligible for state funds dedicated to educational pursuits. Students enrolled in this program may be eligible for funds from TN Promise, TN Reconnect, and/or the TN Strong Act.

 

Jared Gott
Director of Academic Success and Records; Registrar

Office of Academic Success and Records
731-989-6456
jgott@fhu.edu

 

PROGRAM ADMITTANCE REQUIREMENTS

Admissions requirements for this program vary depending on the type of student enrolled.

 

EARLY-ADMIT SOPHOMORE

The online associate of arts degree is available to a selective cohort of exceptional high school sophomores. These students are eligible to simultaneously complete their AA Degree and their high school diploma requirements. Students interested in this program must complete the dual-enrollment application and meet the following criteria: 

  • Two academic letters of recommendation; AND

  • A proctored student essay; 500 word minimum; AND

  • Cumulative high school GPA of 3.25 or above and ACT composite score of 21 or higher or SAT equivalent; OR cumulative high school GPA of 3.75 or higher

Some courses may have additional prerequisite requirements not listed above.

 

DUAL-ENROLLMENT

Students enrolled in a dual-enrollment program may participate in the online courses, though they will not be enrolled to complete the full degree. Students interested in these courses must complete the dual-enrollment application and meet the following criteria:

  • Cumulative high school GPA of 3.00 or above and ACT composite score of 21 or higher or SAT equivalent; OR 

  • Cumulative high school GPA of 3.50 or higher

Some courses may have additional prerequisite requirements not listed above.

 

MILITARY PERSONNEL and NONTRADITIONAL STUDENTS

Adult students who are interested in completing the online associate of arts should complete the Undergraduate Admissions Application. Once the application is completed, a member of our Enrollment Management staff will contact you to walk you through the admissions process and to determine what documentation you will need to submit for admittance.