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Stewart Peeler

Making a Smooth Transition

Stewart Peeler graduated high school with the goal of pursuing a bachelor’s degree in business and management. He believed a general business degree would allow him to follow a variety of career paths, but halfway through his program he decided to switch his focus to audio engineering. Unfortunately, changing majors pushed him back a year and caused him to lose confidence, so he took a break from school. Now, with GFA, Stewart is making a smooth transition back into college so he can complete the degree he set out to earn.
 
How did you discover GFA?
 
I actually found GFA through a friend on Facebook. She posted about it saying it was one of the best things she’d ever done, so I decided to look into it.
 
What was your favorite class and why?
 
All the course offerings are really cool, but so far my favorite course has been Human Origins. It’s taught by Donald Johanson, the man who discovered Lucy in the 1970s! 
 
What are your plans for the future?
 
After taking GFA courses online, I decided to look into degree programs through ASU Online. ASU’s enrollment coaches helped me apply to the communications program, and I’ve had great experiences with my academic advisor, success coach, and the faculty at ASU. I always tell people that if I could re-do my life starting from the day I graduated high school, I would have enrolled in a program through ASU Online immediately.
 
What did you like best about GFA?
 
It’s the best way to prepare for college. You can try college classes without worrying about admissions requirements or financial obligations. All you have to do is create an account and register for a class. A few minutes later, you’re learning from some of the smartest professors in the world. The ease of enrolling in these courses is unparallelled.
 
What advice do you have for future GFA students and/or ASU Sun Devils?
 
Find something that interests you. If I’m tired at the end of the day but know I’ll be reading and learning about something interesting that I can use in conversation or my day-to-day life, I stay motivated to continue with my coursework. I love applying what I’ve learned in class to my actual life. You absolutely have to find something you’re passionate about.
 
 
Inspired by Stewart’s story? Learn more about Global Freshman Academy as a pathway to Arizona State University.



“After taking GFA courses online, I decided to look into degree programs through ASU Online. ASU’s enrollment coaches helped me apply to the communications program, and I’ve had great experiences with my academic advisor, success coach, and the faculty at ASU.”





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