More than 500 students are enrolled in Anderson University's eleven ACCEL degree programs. Many reside in the Upstate of South Carolina and Northeast Georgia, but students enrolled in our online programs live as far away as Ohio, California, and Washington, DC. These are students like you. They work. They have families. They are making sacrifices to finish their education. We'd like to share just a few of their success stories.
Savanna Thompson ('11)
During my last year at Anderson, a business law class inspired me to learn more about law school and the legal profession as a whole. After much prayer and research, I decided to take the LSAT (Law School Admissions Test) to see if the possibility of attending law school was open to me. After scoring in the 93rd percentile on the test, I applied and have been accepted to several great law schools. One of these schools is the University of Alabama, the 35th-ranked (U.S. News and World Report) law school in the country. When the Associate Dean for Admissions called to inform me of my acceptance, I was thrilled, but when they informed me that they were offering me an academic excellence scholarship of over $20,000, I was ecstatic. After visiting the campus with my family, I've decided to accept Alabama's generous scholarship and offer of admission.
I share this with you for two reasons: First, so that anyone else in the ACCEL program who may be considering law school knows that it's definitely a possibility that is open to them. When I graduated from AU, a 31-year-old mother of two, attending law school seemed as likely to me as a trip to the moon. Through God and with the support of my family, though, I was able to attain my goal, and they can, too. The second reason I share this is because I honestly feel that enrolling in the ACCEL program was one of the best investments I've ever made, and I hope to encourage anyone who is considering completing or beginning their education in a non-traditional program to strongly consider ACCEL as well.
Though I cannot say what my future will hold, I know that any success I enjoy or positive difference I am able to make in my community is largely due to the education and preparation that I received as an AU student, and I am forever grateful.