Getting Started in Graduate Education at Asbury

Modified on: Mon, 2022, Nov 21 11:14 AM

Welcome to Asbury University! This document is designed to provide pertinent information about the program, the technology and your student account with Asbury.

The Graduate Education program offers a unique learning platform that allows students to attend class remotely in a live, synchronous web environment. Students will experience the benefits of the face to face classroom experience with the flexibility of an entirely online program.The GradEd programs at Asbury include Master of Arts, Master of Arts in Teaching, and Educational Leadership.

Dr. Sharon Bixler is the Dean of the School of Education. She has a PhD in STEM Education, a MA in Education with an Instructional Technology Endorsement, and a BA in Mathematics. 

What You Need to Know to Get Started

Asbury University Email

Every student at Asbury University receives a unique email address to communicate with professors and other students and stay informed about campus activities. After you have been accepted by the University, you should receive an email containing your network credentials (username and password). Once you have these credentials, you can log into your Asbury Email, your Student Portal, and more!

Your Asbury email account is an Outlook Exchange account and can be added to Microsoft Outlook on your computer, to your phone, or you can access your O365 account online. To access online, type into the URL bar of your browser (Chrome, Firefox or Safari) and sign in with your Asbury email address and password. 

For more details about how to use your Asbury email, read our solution The basics of accessing your Asbury email online (O365)

How to add your Asbury email account to your smartphone or computer:

How to Reset Your Asbury Password
You can reset your Asbury password or unlock your account at anytime by logging into Before you can change your password or unlock your account, you must setup your account. You will not be able to change your password (in the case of a forgotten password) if you have not already set up your account. Changing the password here will change it for all Asbury sites: Discovery, your Student Portal, etc.

How to Enroll with

Accessing Your Student Portal

Through your Student Portal you can register for classes, complete your financial registration, view your unofficial transcript, update your emergency contact and more. In addition, it displays your classification, advisor, major, and any minors you have declared. Please see the section on Registering for Classes for more information on class registration.

Accessing Your Student Portal

Registering for Classes

You can register for your in-person and online classes through your Student Portal. You will receive an email from the Registrar's office detailing your registration period. During this time, you can add and drop classes through your Student Portal.

How to Register for Classes through Your Student Portal

Completing the Financial Aid Process

Federal aid may be available to eligible students taking five or more credit hours each semester. 

Submit your FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid)

To receive financial aid determination at Asbury University, students must complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) for each academic year.

  • It is available January 1 and should be submitted as soon as possible for optimum consideration.
  • The Asbury University School Code is 001952
  •  FAFSA Website:

Graduate Aid Application

All Graduate students wishing to be considered for federal financial aid must complete a Graduate Aid Application annually. The GAA form will automatically be added as a checklist item in your application portal if you indicated that you will be using financial aid on your application. You can fill this out within your application portal, and it will automatically be submitted to the financial aid office for you. This form, along with the FAFSA, will enable us to determine your financial aid eligibility.

Note: If you did not indicate on your application that you plan on filing the FAFSA, please contact the financial aid office (


Discovery is the service powered by D2L Brightspace that Asbury uses for online class management. Students taking online classes will find all of their course content, assignments, syllabi, etc. on Discovery. Many professors teaching in-person classes also use Discovery to upload their syllabi and provide a place for online submission of assignments. As a student at Asbury, you will want to frequently check Discovery to stay up-to-date on your classes.

The Basics of Using Discovery

All online courses will use Zoom for virtual class sessions. Please see the link below for more information on using Zoom for your classes. 

Asbury Live - Zoom for Students

Finding and Ordering Textbooks

Students may order their textbooks online through the Asbury University Student Bookstore or by using your Student Portal. When ordering textbooks online through either of these avenues, students may pay for textbooks using a Student Voucher. Selecting the Student Voucher payment method will place textbook charges on your student account at the University. This will allow you to pay for the textbooks at a later date or use loans/grants/scholarships to pay for the textbooks. Students may also pay for textbooks with a credit card.

Note: Vouchers may only be used 3 weeks prior to classes starting, and two weeks after they begin. It is best to order all textbooks prior to the start of the semester.

If you wish, you may purchase your textbooks outside of Asbury University. Please note, when purchasing textbooks and materials outside of the institution, make sure that you are securing the correct required textbook editions and materials. The best ways to ensure that you are securing the correct textbooks and materials is to access textbook information through the Asbury University Online Bookstore at and to use the book’s ISBN number when searching for a textbook online.

How to Find and Order Textbooks

Asbury Decision Letter

You can log in and view your Asbury Decision Letter after you complete the application process. See the linked documentation for instructions.

How to Access Your Asbury Decision Letter

Technology Requirements

Asbury University has requirements/recommendations for student computers that will be brought to campus or used by online students. The document lists these as well as other frequently asked questions about computers at Asbury, the computer labs, discounts, and other software questions. 

Frequently Asked Questions about Computers at Asbury

Contact Information


Graduate Education Admissions

Gate Information

Jim Freeman x2502


Melanie Kinnell x2304

Course Plan Advising

Student Care

Jean Howell x2691

Technical/Network Account Issues

Issues with your Student Portal

Discovery Issues

Service Desk x2177



Commencement Information

Withdrawal from the University

Registrar's Office





Financial Aid Information

Financial Aid x2195

Payment Plans

Account Charges

Student Accounts x2330

Contact us:

  • Call 859-858-5177 or campus extension 2177
  • Click to visit us online at
  • Or Visit us in the Kinlaw Library, room 131

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