Jul 11, 2020  
2019-2020 Academic Catalog 
    
2019-2020 Academic Catalog

Summer 2020 Academic Quarterly Announcements


Summer 2020 Academic Quarterly Announcements

Important Dates to Remember: Academic Calendar     


Policy Announcements

Undergraduate Studies Reinstatement Policy

AS.008

Undergraduate students who have been academically dismissed from Life University as a result of the Academic Standing Policy (AS.038) and the Dismissal Appeal Process may apply for re- entry into an undergraduate program after one academic year and pending satisfactory completion of a minimum of 24 semester credits/36 quarter credits with a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher from an accredited institution of higher education. Re-admission is subject to review and approval by the Undergraduate Admissions Committee and the Dean to whom the program reports.

A student who is reinstated is automatically placed on academic probation until a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 is achieved. Academic requirements will be determined by the Catalog in force at the time the student re-enrolls at the University. For further information concerning reinstatement, students should consult with the Office of Admissions.

Should a student be academically dismissed a second time, they will not be reinstated to any undergraduate program within the University.

Procedure(s)

Reinstatement is not automatic upon request. The student must complete the Petition for Undergraduate Reinstatement package to include the following:

  • Completed Petition for Undergraduate Reinstatement Form
  • Student Statement (typed not handwritten) briefly explaining specific strategies the student will take to raise their GPA above required minimums. The student should reflect on the causes that led to academic difficulties and be sure to link the plan for academic improvement to concrete strategies and to a specific academic plan.
  • Academic Plan (developed with academic advisor input) showing quarterly course plan. The student must consult with their Academic Advisor before deviating from this Academic Plan. Students who deviate from the Academic Plan submitted during the reinstatement process will not be considered for reinstatement if they are dropped for low scholarship again in a subsequent quarter.
  • Statement from the Academic Advisor of the student’s department concurring (or not) with the academic plan (developed with academic adviser input). This is the academic advisor’s opportunity to offer reasoning in support of the student plan and the ability of the student to successfully achieve the plan and to note any reservations about the details of the plan. The academic advisor must submit this statement in hard copy with the reinstatement packet or via email to the Dean to whom the program reports. If academic advisor is not available, the program coordinator will complete this statement.
  • Unofficial Life University transcripts and copy of transcripts from any coursework taken elsewhere since the student was dismissed from Life University.
  • Admissions Application – A student who is petitioning for reinstatement may file an application before the reinstatement is approved. There is a non- refundable application fee.

The reinstatement packet will be kept on file for 6 years after the student’s graduation date.

Deadlines: Completed Reinstatement Packets must be submitted by the deadlines listed below

Reinstatement for Fall Quarter August 15th
Reinstatement for Winter Quarter November 10th
Reinstatement for Spring Quarter February 15th
Reinstatement for Summer Quarter May 10th

Graduate Studies Reinstatement Policy

AS.050

Graduate students who have been academically dismissed from any graduate program at Life University as a result of the Academic Standing Policy (AS.037) and the Dismissal Appeal Process may apply for re-entry into a graduate program after one academic year Re-admission is subject to review and approval by the Graduate Admissions Committee and the Dean.

A student who is reinstated is automatically placed on academic probation until a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 is achieved. Academic requirements will be determined by the Catalog in force at the time the student re-enrolls at the University. For further information concerning reinstatement, students should consult with the Office of Admissions.

Should a student be academically dismissed a second time, they will not be reinstated to any graduate program within the University.

Procedure(s)

Reinstatement is not automatic upon request. The student must complete the Petition for Graduate Reinstatement package to include the following:

  • Completed Petition for Graduate Reinstatement Form
  • Student Statement (typed not handwritten) with explanation and documentation of the factors and circumstances that contributed to the failure to achieve the academic standards as well as evidence that these issues have been resolved. The student should also identify specific strategies that will be taken to maintain a GPA of 3.0 or higher.
  • Academic Plan (developed with academic advisor input) showing quarterly course plan to include the initial 16 credit hours to be taken and the steps necessary to complete the degree requirements within the five-year time period as required by University policy. This plan should recognize that all prior courses in which grades of C or less were earned must be repeated or replaced with an approved substitution. If reinstated, the student’s GPA will revert to 0.0 and courses with a grade of B or above will be treated as internal transfer credit and therefore will have no bearing on the GPA. Upon reinstatement, the student must achieve a cumulative GPA of at least 3.00 in the next 16 credit hours of graduate credit attempted. The student must consult with their academic advisor before deviating from this Academic Plan.
  • Statement from the academic advisor of the student’s department concurring (or not) with the academic plan (developed with academic advisor input). This is the Academic advisor’s opportunity to offer reasoning in support of the student plan and the ability of the student to successfully achieve the plan and to note any reservations about the details of the plan. The Academic advisor must submit this statement in hard copy with the reinstatement packet or via email to the Dean to whom the program reports. If the academic advisor is not available, the program coordinator will complete this statement.
  • Unofficial Life University transcripts and copy of transcripts from any coursework taken elsewhere since the student was dismissed from Life University.
  • Admissions Application – A student who is petitioning for reinstatement may file an application before the reinstatement is approved. There is a non- refundable application fee.

The reinstatement packet will be kept on file for 6 years after the student’s graduation date.

Deadlines: Completed Reinstatement Packets must be submitted by the deadlines listed below

Reinstatement for Fall Quarter August 15th
Reinstatement for Winter Quarter November 10th
Reinstatement for Spring Quarter February 15th
Reinstatement for Summer Quarter May 10th


CGUS/COE Returning (Hiatus) Policy

AS.049

Any previously enrolled undergraduate or graduate student who left in good standing and who has not been enrolled at Life University for less than 3 consecutive quarters must initiate reactivation via the Readmission Form and submit to the Registrar’s Office. This requirement does not apply to Dual Degree students who are enrolled at Life University for consecutive quarters in either declared program, including those enrolled in the DC program. Students who “sit out” from one of their programs while enrolled in the second program will not need to complete the Readmissions Application.

Accreditation Substantive Change Policy

AS.048

Overview

Life University is institutionally accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) and complies with SACSCOC’s Substantive Change for SACSCOC Accredited Institutions Policy Statement. As such, Life University reports, and when necessary, gains approval for all substantive changes as required by SACSCOC, and/or applicable programmatic accrediting agency.

Procedure(s)

It is incumbent upon any institutional member responsible for a program with accreditation considering a change that would be considered under an accreditation agency’s substantive change policy to work through their supervisor first and then with the Accreditation Liaison. Please refer to the appropriate accrediting agency’s substantive change policy for the specific types and components included in the agency’s substantive change(s), specific procedures to be used for each, respective approval/notification requirements, and reporting timelines.

Any potential accreditation Substantive Change must be immediately reported to the Accreditation Liaison in order to determine any needed actions. The Accreditation Liaison will work with the appropriate institutional administrator(s), faculty, or staff and applicable accrediting agency personnel to ensure that correct procedures are followed.

Under no circumstances are accreditation Substantive Changes to be made without prior approval of the Accreditation Liaison, nor are any Substantive Change requests to be submitted to any accreditation agency; all accreditation Substantive Change requests will be made by the Accreditation Liaison, after conferring with and approval of the University President.

Means by Which Institutional Members are Informed of the Life University Accreditation Substantive Change Policy and Procedure:

University Vice Presidents, Deans, Associate/Assistant Deans and Directors have a fundamental responsibility to be aware of the Accreditation Substantive Change policy and to assure that their faculty/staff are informed and adhere to this policy. This policy will be posted on the Life University website under University Policies.

Transitional Course for Main Campus Provisional Students Policy

AS.046

All main campus (MC) students admitted with a provisional status, must take any required transitional courses on the main campus.

Procedure(s)

The Undergraduate Admissions Committee will review all files for those applicants not meeting full admissions standards.  All applicants must have a New Student Data (NSD) form saved in Perceptive Content (PC) that clearly indicates if the student is being considered for admission to a main campus (MC) or distance education (DDE) program.  If the committee recommends that the applicant take one or more transitional courses, this will be indicated on the committee decision form.  No MC student will be allowed to take an online transitional course unless an exception is made by the appropriate Dean(s).

Doctor of Chiropractic Program (DCP) Maximum Credit Hours per Quarter Policy

AS.047

Doctor of Chiropractic Program (DCP) students may enroll for a maximum cumulative total of 27.5 credit hours per quarter for all degree plans. Those students seeking to take more than 27.5, must have an institutional cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above and must receive approval from the Dean.

Procedure(s)

The student must contact, in writing, the Dean’s Office requesting permission to take more than 27.5 credit hours in any given quarter by Friday of Week 10 the prior quarter. The required form (Student Action Form) must include the number of credit hours and the courses requested, the rationale as to why the additional credits are needed, and the student’s current cumulative GPA and total credits completed toward degree. The Dean or his/her designee will review the request and respond to the student.

Any student who has enrolled in more than 27.5 credit hours without permission of the Dean will be contacted and asked to withdraw from courses sufficient enough to lower the total credit hours being attempted to 27.5 or less. If the student does not respond, the Dean’s Office will withdraw the student from courses sufficient enough to lower the total credit hours being attempted to 27.5 hours or less.

Payment Due Information to all Students


For Summer Quarter 2020 payment is due by Sunday, July 26, 2020 (including mandatory meal plans). Dis-enrollment by the Registrar’s office will be effective July 27, 2020. If you have any questions or concerns, contact the Student Accounts office.

Acceptable Forms of Payment

  1. Confirmed financial aid (loans, grants, and scholarships)
  2. Credit Cards and checks via online through EagleNet
Summer 2020 Payment Plan

Enrollment starts on 05/24/20 and ends on 07/11/20. Installment payments are due July 18th, Aug 18th & Sept 18th. You must enroll prior by Friday of week 1 to take advantage of the payment plan ($25 Setup Fee).

Simple Steps to Enroll:

  1. Go to EagleNet
  2. Click on Student Accounts
  3. Click on LU Payment Plan
  4. Click Enroll in Payment Plan

Neither Your Diploma nor your Transcript will be released until all financial obligations to the University have been met. 

Summer Quarter Financial Aid Disbursement Procedures


Direct Deposit. Life University is pleased to provide direct deposit for all living expense disbursements. To have your monies deposited directly into your U.S. bank account, visit EagleNet to enroll.

Disbursement Policy. Summer 2020 quarter initial disbursements for Direct Subsidized and Unsubsidized Loans, Pell Grant, GTEG, and SEOG will begin in the first week of classes July 13, 2020.

Life University will release living expense refunds to students only after verifying student’s attendance status and making sure no financial or academic holds are on their records. Students must be enrolled in courses counting towards their degree to be reviewed for aid eligibility. Federal aid cannot be awarded for courses that do not count toward the degree. 

All unpaid tuition/fees/meal plans and other University debts (such as but not limited to lab fees or institutional charges) are deducted from students’ financial aid before disbursement. 

The disbursement for Graduate PLUS Loans, HOPE Scholarship and most tuition-based scholarships will occur during the 2nd week of the quarter, provided funds are available. Only students who have submitted all the necessary requirements will have their disbursement available during this time frame.

Please remember that in order to qualify for Georgia Tuition Equalization Grant GTEG you must be enrolled UG full-time (12 hours or more). In addition, to qualify for a full-time HOPE award you must be enrolled UG full-time (12 hours or more) or to receive part-time award you must be enrolled in UG 6-11 hours.

Educational/Living Expense Refund. Direct Deposits will be made when all proceeds have been received and all eligibility requirements for Financial Aid programs have been met, and in accordance with Federal Regulations related to Title IV funds which are: 

  • No later than 14 days after the first day of class if Federal funds are credited on or before the first day of class. OR
  • No later than 14 days after the credit balance occurred if the funds were credited after classes began.

You will receive your living expense refund on or after July 13, 2020:

  • If you are making Satisfactory Academic Progress (as defined by the Financial Aid office), and
  • Your aid proceeds have been disbursed to Life University. 

However, if you receive an educational/living expense refund before July 13, 2020 and drop hours that week, you may be over-awarded on your financial aid eligibility. Federal Regulations require that the Financial Aid Department notify the Office of Student Accounts to send back the amount of your aid, if any, you are not eligible to receive, due to the drop-in hours. (See Disbursement Policy above).

Your refund may be delayed if you filed your Financial Aid forms late, or they are incomplete. 

Drop & Meal Plan Refund Calculations for Summer 2020


Life University’s College of Chiropractic & College of Graduate and Undergraduate Studies

11 Week Courses Tuition & Meal Plan Refund Meal Plan Usage
Week 1 on or before July 17 100% 0
Week 2 July 18 to July 24 90% 10
Week 3 July 25 to July 31 50% 50
Weeks 4-6 Aug 1 to Aug 21 25% 75
Week 7-end of quarter Aug 22 to Sept 25  0% 100

Does not include any fees or fines associated or incurred.

First 5-week Courses

Dates     Refund %
On or before   July 17 100%
July 18 to July 24 90%
July 25 to July 31 50%
Aug 1 to Aug 7 25%
Aug 8 to Aug 18 0%

Second 5-week Courses

Dates     Refund %
On or before   Aug 25 100%
Aug 26 to Aug 28 90%
Aug 29 to Sept 4 50%
Sept 5 to Sept 11 25%
Sept 12 to Sept 25 0%

However, even if your Financial Aid has been received prior to dropping classes, it will have to be re-evaluated to determine eligibility and amount.

Graduation Information


Please click on the following links for graduation information:

Registration


To register for classes visit EagleNet

Please visit the Registrar’s web page for more information on the following:

  • Official Document Holds
  • Transcripts and Transcript Releases
  • Registration and Procedures
  • Guidelines for Registration
  • Enrollment Verification

Preregistration Time Summary

Priority Preregistration for GR and UG begins Saturday, May 23, 2020 and ends Monday, May 25, 2020 at 7am.

Priority Preregistration for DC begins Saturday, May 30, 2020 and ends Monday, June 1, 2020 at 7am.

GR and UG: Assigned preregistration starts Monday, May 25, 2020.

DC students: Assigned preregistration starts Monday, June 1, 2020.

To view your DC, Graduate, or Undergraduate Preregistration time, please login to EagleNet. Preregistration for all programs ends on Sunday, June 14, 2020, at 11:59pm.

Registration for new students, as well as current and returning students will open on Monday, June 15, 2020 at 8am and will remain open until Friday, July 17, 2020, 11:59pm.

Important to Note:

  • Preregistration times are randomly assigned and determined by the number of completed credit hours.
  • If you were assigned a priority preregistration time and miss the opportunity to utilize that window of time, you will have another opportunity for preregistration during the normal preregistration period. Once priority preregistration has closed, you can view your additional preregistration time in EagleNet.
  • Once your preregistration time opens, it will remain open until Friday, July 17, 2020.
  • If you do not plan to register for Summer 2020, please complete the Withdrawal/Hiatus Form and submit it to the Registrar’s Office as soon as possible.
  • Please rectify ALL HOLDS in advance of your priority/preregistration time!

College of Graduate & Undergraduate Studies Announcements


Final Exam Schedules for Spring 2020

CGUS Final Exams will be administered online during week 11 at your regularly scheduled class time for remote courses. Designated online (OL) courses will be given at a time communicated to you by your instructor.  

Update for CGUS (Undergraduate & Graduate) Students

Undergraduate students will not be required to return to campus for UG coursework for the Summer Quarter 2020.

Remote Instruction

CGUS-only courses (those specific to the Undergraduate program) will be delivered through either remote instruction, as they were during the previous Spring Quarter 2020, or as a fully online course. Any UG courses to be offered in the summer that were previously developed for the online format will be taught for the Summer Quarter as an online course; all other courses offered in the summer will remain in the remote format. All online courses utilize Proctorio as an exam monitoring software, and some courses require a separate lab component. The University will cover the Proctorio fee for the online (or remote) courses for one year; however, the student will be responsible for any additional online laboratory costs.

Graduate Students

Only graduate students enrolled in classes with specified lab components will return to campus.

Remote Instruction

CGUS-only courses (those specific to the Graduate program) will be delivered through either remote instruction, as they were during the previous Spring 2020 Quarter, or as an online course (e.g., MPSY).

Hybrid instruction

Graduate courses with a specified lab component will be delivered using a hybrid approach (lecture remote; lab on campus where appropriate). Specific details will be provided by the course instructor.  

Undergraduate Summer Quarter 2020 Accelerated Classes

1st 5 weeks
July 13, 2020 – August 14, 2020

2nd 5 weeks
August 19, 2020 – September 24, 2020

SHS 401 - Current Trends Weight Management  
Tues, Thurs. 1PM-2:50PM

ENG 111 - Poetry Writing  
Mon. 3PM-4:50PM

 

ENV 101 - An Introduction to Meteorology and Weather  
Tues, Thurs, Fri. 1PM-2:50PM

 

POL 110 - Current Word Topics  
Mon, Wed. 3PM-4:50PM

 

SHS 102 - Personal Health and Fitness  
Tues, Thurs. 1PM-2:50PM

 

SHS 142 - First Aid and CPR  Lec
Mon. 9AM-10:50AM

 

SHS 142 - First Aid and CPR  Lab
Wed, Fri. 9AM-10:50AM

 

SHS 324 - Fundamentals & Concepts of Chiropractic  
Tues, Thurs. 1PM-2:50PM

 

SHS 370 - Kinesiology  
Mon-Fri. 9AM-10:50AM

Registration for 2nd 5 weeks end on Tuesday, August 25, 2020. Prerequisites may apply to some courses. Click on the course name for more information.

College of Chiropractic Announcements


Final Exam Schedule for Spring 2020

COC Final Exams will be administered online during week 10 or 11 at your regularly scheduled class time. If you have questions about final exams please contact your instructor.

DC Registration

Registration for your summer quarter D.C. courses begins this Saturday, May 30, and we are all excited to see you back on campus beginning July 13, 2020 for the Summer Quarter! 

Above all, we want to assure you that your health and safety is our top concern. As we return to campus for in-person classes and patient care, there will be some changes to University operations. We will proceed with adherence to CDC and White House parameters for the Opening up America Again initiative, the most up-to-date social distancing guidelines, current executive orders from Georgia’s governor and other CDC/healthcare recommendations (e.g., COVID-19 screenings, physical distancing, etc.).

Registration Reminders

Remember when registering for DC courses that have both a lecture and lab, you must register for both. All lectures will be delivered in the remote format and the hands-on lab component for the course will be provided on campus. 

  • On-campus labs in quarters one (1) through seven (7) will be delivered in the afternoon/evenings.
  • On-campus labs in quarters eight (8) through thirteen (13) will be delivered in the morning.
  • Most on-campus labs will remain capped at 20 students and an instructor; some labs previously held in smaller rooms will be capped at 10 students and an instructor and have more sections available. 

For those who are unable to return to campus because of travel restrictions or health related issues, you will have the option of taking lecture only courses or courses with a remote lecture and remote lab section. 

Clinic Practicum Courses

Intern involvement in patient care will resume with limited schedules with adherence to CDC and White House parameters for the Opening up America Again initiative, the most up-to-date social distancing guidelines, current executive orders from Georgia’s governor and other CDC/healthcare recommendations.

  • NOTE: Quarterly CLIN practicum requirements resume as normal per the CLIN course practicum syllabi.

Appropriate public health and safety recommendations and hygiene protocols will be in place during lab and clinic times.

NBCE Information

Life University Requirements/Rules for Certification of National Board Eligibility            

Upcoming NBCE Application Deadlines & Administration Dates

NBCE Parts I, II, III and Physiotherapy

Part IV

For further information regarding NBCE testing please visit MyNBCE.org.

Clinic Announcements

For information on Level I, Level II, and Level III (PEAK and Outreach) please visit the PEAK Intern Handbook and the Outreach Intern Handbook located on Blackboard. 

Clinic Re-Entry Information for Students/Interns

If you are not active in clinic for one or more quarters, you will be required to take and pass the clinic re-entry exam (CLIN 5600). OSCE may affect this. Being “Active” is defined as having completed 10 spinal adjustments, one physical/CMR and one x-ray during the quarter. Please contact Dr. Mark Ferdarko with questions concerning re-entry. If you have any questions as to how OSCE may affect this, please contact Dr. Schwitz

Previous Quarterly Announcements