Student hits ASU trifecta with GFA, ASUO and campus immersion earning 3.9 GPA

Before Global Freshman Academy (GFA), 32-year-old mother of three, Morgan Richards had relinquished her dream of pursuing a bachelor’s degree until her children were older. But, after discovering GFA, she was able to begin her college career immediately, even while living abroad in Dubai. After completing 12 GFA credits and converting them for ASU credit, Richards was admitted to ASU and enrolled in online courses. 

“For those of us who are a little bit older, there is a bit of a learning curve taking all your coursework online. GFA made it easy to learn the technology. When I moved over to ASU Online, I was already comfortable with the way things worked online. The ASU Online classes were the same pace and intensity as the GFA classes,” Richards explains.

Returning to Arizona and with her kids a bit older, Richards is now a full-time, ASU Tempe campus immersion student taking 21 credits. She’s earned 73 credits so far, has a 3.9 GPA and plans to graduate in May 2019 with a bachelor’s degree in anthropology. Then, she will take her Ph.D. in Anthropology at ASU.