Support at Every Step for Online Bachelor's Degree Programs
Published on Jul 8, 2019 by Bridgette Cude
At Full Sail, our accelerated courses and immersive education philosophy set us apart. But we're unique for another reason too: Before you even apply, someone at Full Sail has your back.
Before you start
Your first step is to reach out to us. Request information online or call Full Sail at 800.226.7625. Then, an admissions representative will get back to you, sometimes within a few minutes.
Begin the conversation
Once you've put in a request, our team will work with you to schedule an admissions interview. In this 30-minute conversation, we'll answer your questions about enrollment and help you determine which degree path is right for you.
Your admissions rep will also talk about the things that make Full Sail different, including our immersive teaching style, monthly schedule, and accelerated degree programs.
Want to visit the campus? Full Sail offers two options: daily campus tours and monthly, degree-focused Behind the Scenes Tours. Learn more about tours and book your own here.
Application and Enrollment
After your admissions interview, the next person you'll work with is your enrollment guide. They'll help take you through some important enrollment steps, including:
- Funding options
- Enrollment documents
- Credit transfers
- Signing up for orientation
Your enrollment application is an online form which should take you about 15 minutes to complete. You'll just need basic information about your previous education.
A member of our Financial Aid department will be in contact with you to discuss your options for funding your education, including grants, loans, work studies, and scholarship opportunities. To get started, you'll need to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or FAFSA.
Once you're ready to enroll, your point person will direct you to our digital enrollment guide, called Launch. This will set you up with a dashboard of your To Dos before you start, so all of your information is in one place.
To complete the application process, you'll choose the month you'd like to start school and sign up for orientation. From here, you'll be assigned an academic advisor. Your enrollment rep will make sure to pass along everything your advisor needs to know and will be available for any questions you still have about the process.
While you're a student
Online Student Liaisons
During your first month as a student, you'll hear from an Online Student Liaison every week. They're here to check in on your online orientation progress, ask about your first class, and make sure you have what you need to start strong.
Throughout your time at Full Sail, Online Student Liaisons are there to help you with anything from accessing classes and Full Sail One communications to time management and organizational skills.
You can reach out to them anytime via call, text, or online through live chat.
Once you're enrolled, you'll be assigned an academic advisor. They can offer advice on things like your class schedule, your degree path, and any challenges in your way.
Their goal is to see students from orientation through graduation. If anything starts to derail your goals, you can reach out to your academic advisor. They'll share guidance on things like taking time off from school and graduation requirements.
Peer Tutoring and Student Success Services
Need some help understanding an assignment or another set of eyes on your work? Our CoPilot Center is the hub for campus and online students looking for help in general education and core courses.
We offer Peer Tutoring, a Writing Center, and Math Tutors with open-door "walk-in" hours throughout the week. Students can access these sessions online or in-person. You can also drop in on a tutoring session through our student intranet, Full Sail One, or schedule a time to meet online with a tutor outside of open-door hours. Keep an eye out for Student Success Seminars, writing labs, and math labs for online and in-person workshops throughout the year.
Full Sail provides equal access to all students, including those who qualify as persons with disabilities. Learn more about our facilities and services for students with disabilities here.
One of your most valuable support resources as a Full Sail student is our Career Development department. They work with you to prepare you for success in your industry by focusing on your potential career opportunities. They work three areas:
- Career advising: Degree-specific advisors work with students and graduates to offer career guidance.
- Industry outreach: This team maintains industry relationships, attends industry conferences, and hosts campus visits, tours, and presentations for potential employers.
- Alumni networking: This team supports Full Sail graduates throughout their career. They host alumni for on-site visits and lectures, sponsor alumni events, and maintain an online community for networking and support.
Campus and online students can access open-door hours with our Career Development team to talk one-on-one about things like developing a personal brand, industry research and resources, resumes and cover letters, interview tips, career strategies and planning, portfolios, and demo advice.
Three months before graduation, you'll also be assigned a primary career advisor. These staff members have industry-specific backgrounds and experience with that students might face in their perspective job market.
Even after you leave Full Sail, Career Development will stay in touch with you and continue to be a resource throughout your career. Grads still have access to career advisors and all of the resources provided by the department – including online workshops, hiring events in different cities across the country, and job lead searches.
And since our industries move fast and evolve constantly, we allow our graduates to come back for free to audit any current class in their degree program.