American Sentinel offers a variety of support services and other resources that help students navigate the university and make the most of their student experience. We understand that our students are busy, working professionals who need flexibility while balancing school, family and work.
Student Support Services
Each new student works with a dedicated new-student success advisor who helps the student register for courses and guides him or her through the first two terms.
Upon completion of his or her first two courses, each student will be assigned to a student success advisor who is a specialist in that student’s particular program. These dedicated student success advisors provide ongoing support, encouragement and quick responses to scheduling, academic or other questions throughout the student’s time at American Sentinel.
NetTutor – Online Tutoring Services
NetTutor is the leader in online tutoring services and is complimentary to all American Sentinel students. Expert tutors are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, to assist students with questions regarding almost any subject. Students may also submit papers or offline questions and receive quick, detailed feedback.
New Student Resource Center
Just for new students, the New Student Resource Center provides all the information a new student needs to make his or her first few courses successful. Resources include a get-started checklist, tips on time management, FAQs and more.
MyAmericanSentinel is a student’s personal portal to American Sentinel University. It provides a centralized location to access courses, announcements, reminders and online communities. It also provides information about financial aid and academic resources such as Moodle, our learning management system, and MyGrades.
My Campus is a place where American Sentinel students can connect with classmates, share stories and study tips, and support one another along the path to graduation.
What will you find at My Campus?
- Resources to help you achieve academic success: You’ll find articles, videos, webinars and more to help you navigate online learning, improve your academic skills and overcome the challenges you face as an adult learner.
- Opportunities to connect: Connect with other students on online message boards and forums to discuss goal-setting, classes, networking and other topics.
- Social networking: My Campus is your online student community. There, you can stay up on campus happenings and deadlines, share ideas and expertise, collaborate on projects and celebrate one another’s successes.
- Groups to join: My Campus allows students to create networks based on their own interests and needs. If you want to connect with a smaller group of people with whom you have certain things in common, My Campus makes it easy.
- People who can help: My Campus is an informal setting where you can post a question to other students or your advisor.
All students are introduced to services during a two-week facilitated orientation course. Additional helpful information is posted to the student website and/ or announced in American Sentinel’s monthly newsletter. In the orientation course, students are given the following written guides:
- Learning the Moodle System
- Course Structure
- Policy Essentials
- Essentials of Student Success
- Attaining Your Academic Goals
- Critical Thinking
- Time Management
- Research and Writing Process
- Taking Proctored Exams
- Planning for Success
- Student Support
Students are also introduced to the 24/7 virtual librarian service. While every American Sentinel course provides an overview on how to complete the course, orientation offers students a framework on how to approach all courses.
Students are guided through the academic catalog and other resources to better understand appeals and grievances and other academic issues and processes. They are given access to university forms for use with the registrar. At the end of orientation, each student works with their student success advisor to build a schedule for the remainder of their program.
The American Sentinel online library contains searchable, licensed databases with millions of articles, links to online resources, references, software download sites and learning tools to support students’ academic studies.
American Sentinel’s virtual librarians are accessible 24 hours a day, seven days a week by email. These professionals are exceptionally knowledgeable about American Sentinel’s degree programs and the sources available for research and assignments. All are highly trained in library and research services and many hold Ph.D.s.
Virtual librarians frequently create customized research videos for students that illustrate how to search commercial databases of academic and peer-reviewed journals. In recent surveys, students rated these librarians 100 percent on friendliness and timely service.
Students purchase their course material from our fulfillment partner, eCampus, or from other sources such as Amazon. As a leading provider of resources for online learning, eCampus offers excellent customer service and reasonable prices. You can also find American Sentinel T-shirts at eCampus.
Through MyAmericanSentinel, students find links to websites that advise on resume-writing and interviewing techniques. Also, American Sentinel offers an archive of its own career planning and military career webinars.
American Sentinel Blog
Our blog features regular posts on current issue articles, career discussions and more related to the business, health care, information technology and military fields. Visit the blog.
The Sentinel Newsletter
American Sentinel University publishes a monthly newsletter, The Sentinel, which contains important information as well as fun and interesting university news. View past issues.
American Sentinel partners with YourElevatorPitch.net, which helps job-seekers develop video resumes that present their experience and qualifications in a visual way. YourElevatorPitch works with people to understand their marketable skills, achievements and experience, then helps devise a personalized script. The result is a professionally produced, 60-second video that job seekers can email to prospective employers.