Welcome to graduate school and Asbury University’s Howard and Beverly Dayton School of Business (DSB)! We are here to support you as you pursue your educational and professional goals and want you to succeed. The first step on your pathway success is to read through the information provided in this resource page and view the related links. This information will guide you through your next steps as you prepare for your first semester. If you have any questions, please contact our MBA Director, Cindy Dean. Blessings as you begin your MBA program at Asbury University.
Here are the topics we will cover (you may click on any of these topics to go directly to that section).
- Graduate Business Team Introduction
- How to Access Your Asbury Email
- How to Reset Your Password
- Accessing Your Student Portal
- Registering for Classes
- Completing the Financial Aid Process
- Ordering your Textbooks
- Navigating Discovery
- YouSeeU – Your Online Classroom
- Technology Requirements
- Creating Your BioSig ID
Questions? Contact Information
The Graduate Business Team
Dr. Mike Kane, Dean and MBA Curriculum Coordinator
Cindy Dean, MBA Director
Dr. George Allen, Professor of Marketing
Alesha Graves, Professor of Accounting
Dr. Paul Hamilton, Professor of Analytics and Economics
Mike Ross, Professor of Marketing
Emily Walsh, Professor of Accounting
Dr. Mike Yoder, Professor of Human Resource and Organizational Management
What You Need to Know to Get Started
How to Access Your Asbury Email
Every student at Asbury University receives a unique email address
to communicate with professors, staff, and other students and to stay informed
about campus activities. Once you begin your first semester at Asbury, all
University correspondence will only be sent to your Asbury email. For this reason, it is imperative that
you check your Asbury email daily, even if you aren’t enrolled in a course.
Additionally, support offices (Registrar, Financial Aid, and Student Accounts)
contact you through your Asbury email.
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 office.asbury.edu into the URL bar of your browser and sign in with your Asbury email address and password.
Your email address is: firstname.lastname@example.org
Your password is the first four letters of your last name and your 5-digit zip code. If your last name is shorter than four letters, your password is your entire last name plus as many letters as necessary from the start of your first name to total four characters, and then your 5-digit zip code.
User Name: John.Smith@asbury.edu
For Example with a Short Last Name:
User Name: William.Doe@asbury.edu
For more details about how to use your Asbury email:
How to add your Asbury email account to your smart phone:
How to add your Asbury email account to Microsoft Outlook on your personal computer:
How to Reset
your Asbury Password:
You can reset your Asbury password or unlock your account at anytime by logging into password.asbury.edu. Before you can change your password or unlock your account, you must setup your password.asbury.edu 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 password.asbury.edu account. Changing the password here will change it for all Asbury sites: Discovery, your Student Portal, etc.
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Accessing Your Student Portal
Through your Student Portal you can register for classes, complete your financial registration, see your student bill, view your unofficial transcript, update your emergency contact and more. In addition, it displays your classification, advisor and the program you are currently enrolled in. Please see the section on Registering for Classes for more information on class registration.
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Once you have received your Asbury email, you will be ready to register for your first semester. Students register online through your Student Portal.
Students should register for ALL courses that they intend to enroll in for the semester, including classes that start in the second half of the semester. Please refer to your projected course schedule provided by the graduate studies coordinator to ensure you enroll for the correct classes. If you have any questions regarding course registration, please contact the MBA Graduate Coordinator at (859) 858-3511, ext 2214 or email@example.com.
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: http://www.fafsa.ed.gov/
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.
Ordering Your 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 http://bookstore.asbury.edu and to use the book’s ISBN number when searching for a textbook online.
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. Professors 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.
All online courses will use Zoom for virtual class sessions. Please see the link below for more information on using Zoom for your classes.
YouSeeU Virtual Classroom
YouSeeU is the online virtual classroom where your weekly class sessions will be held. You can access your virtual classroom in Discovery by clicking on your course, and then selecting “Activities” and then “Virtual Classroom”.
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.
Creating Your BioSig Identity
According to federal requirements, all
educational institutions are charged with "verifying the identity of a
student who participates in and completes the course or
program." Given this requirement, all Asbury University students must
verify their identity prior to beginning any online coursework. Students
will authenticate through the creation and use of a biometric signature
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- Change in Course Plans
- Class Registration
- Student Care/Concerns
- General Questions
|- Curriculum Questions
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|- Technical/Network Account Issues
- Discovery Issues
- Student Portal Issues
|- Commencement Information
- Withdrawal from University
|- Financial Aid Information
- Questions about Student Loans
|- Payment Plans
- Account Charges