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2020-2021 Academic Catalog 
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Spring 2021 Academic Quarterly Announcements

Spring 2021 Academic Quarterly Announcements








Important Dates to Remember: Academic Calendar     

Policy Announcements

Accreditation Substantive Change Policy


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


It is incumbent upon any institutional member considering a change that would be considered under any accreditation agency’s substantive change policy to contact 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 necessary 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 by anyone other than the Accreditation Liaison; all accreditation Substantive Change requests will be made by the Accreditation Liaison, after conferring with and approval of the University President.

Means by Which LIFE U Informs SACSCOC of accreditation decisions of other agencies:

The Accreditation Liaison will be responsible to notify SACSCOC of any accreditation decisions from other accreditation agencies. While most programmatic accreditors notify regional accreditors of accreditation decisions, including any change in its status with the agency, the Accreditation Liaison will also notify SACSCOC, or applicable accrediting agency, within 30 days of accreditation decisions. The Accreditation Liaison will maintain an Accreditation Tracking sheet to evidence each substantive change, notices to SACSCOC, and other accreditation actions.

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. Modifications to this policy are communicated to the above group via Administrative Council. This policy is also posted on the Life University website under University Policies.

Doctor of Chiropractic 1st Term GPA Requirement


A student enrolled in the Doctor of Chiropractic Program earning a 1 term GPA < 1.5 will be dismissed from the College of Chiropractic.

The College of Chiropractic Dean receives a list of students and their first term GPA on the day after grades are recorded by the Registrar’s office. Any student having a 1st term GPA < 1.5 will be dismissed from the College of Chiropractic. The student will receive a dismissal notification from the Dean, a hold placed on their account, and all courses chosen during pre-registration for the subsequent quarter eliminated.

Any student dismissed from the Doctor of Chiropractic Program may be eligibile to return under the COC Reinstatement Policy. If the student’s 1 term GPA is < 1.5 after returning under the COC Reinstatement Policy, the student will be considered academically dismissed and will no longer be eligible for readmission.

Payment Due Information to all Students

For Spring 2021, payment is due by Sunday, April 18, 2021 (including mandatory meal plans). Dis-enrollment by the Registrar’s office will be effective April 19, 2021. 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

Spring 2021 Payment Plan

Enrollment starts on 2/28/21 and ends on 4/9/21. Installment payments are due April 10, May 10, & June 10. 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. 

Spring 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. Spring 2021 quarter initial disbursements for Direct Subsidized and Unsubsidized Loans, Pell Grant, GTEG, and SEOG will begin in the first week of classes, April 5, 2021.

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 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 or Zell 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 April 5, 2021:

  • 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 April 5, 2021 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 Spring 2021

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 April 9 100% 0
Week 2 April 10 to April 16 90% 10
Week 3 April 17 to April 23 50% 50
Weeks 4-6 April 24 to May 14 25% 75
Week 7-end of quarter May 15 to June 18 0% 100

Does not include any fees or fines associated or incurred.

First 5-week Courses

Dates     Refund %
On or before   April 9 100%
April 10 to April 15 90%
April 16 to April 23 50%
April 24 to April 30 25%
May 1 to May 11 0%

Second 5-week Courses

Dates     Refund %
On or before   May 18 100%
May 19 to May 21 90%
May 22 to May 28 50%
May 29 to June 4 25%
June 5 to June 18 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:


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, February 27, 2021 and ends Monday, March 1, 2021 at 7am.

Priority Preregistration for DC begins Saturday, March 6, 2021 and ends Monday, March 8, 2021 at 7am.

GR and UG: Assigned preregistration starts Monday, March 2, 2021.

DC students: Assigned preregistration starts Monday, March 8, 2021.

To view your DC, Graduate, or Undergraduate Preregistration time, please login to EagleNet. Preregistration for all programs ends on Sunday, March 14, 2021, at 11:59pm.

Registration for new students, as well as current and returning students will open on Monday, March 15, 2021 at 8am and will remain open until Friday, April 9, 2021, 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, April 9, 2021.
  • If you do not plan to register for Spring 2021, please complete the Withdrawal/Hiatus Form and submit it to the Registrar’s Office as soon as possible.
    • Graduate and Undergraduate students must submit this form before Friday, March 19, 2021 to ensure you do not receive the $50 charge for non-registration.
  • Please rectify ALL HOLDS in advance of your priority/preregistration time!

College of Graduate & Undergraduate Studies Announcements

CGUS Spring 2021 Final Exam Schedule 

CGUS Spring 2021 Final Exam Schedule  

Undergraduate Spring 2021 Accelerated Classes

1st 5 weeks
          April 5, 2021 - May 11, 2021       

2nd 5 weeks
May 12, 2021 - June 19, 2021

SHS 102 - Personal Health and Fitness

Tues., Thurs. 1PM-2:50PM

NTR 320 - Alternative Nutrition (Lec)

Tues., Thurs. 3PM-4:50PM

SHS 142 - First Aid and CPR (Lec) 

Mon. 9AM-10:50AM

ENV 203/NTR 203 - Food Industry Sustainability/Sustainable

Agriculture & Food Systems (Lec) 

Mon., Wed. 1PM-2:50PM

SHS 142 - First Aid and CPR (Lab)

Wed., Fri. 9AM-10:50AM

POL 110 - Current Word Topics 

Mon. 11AM-12:50PM

SHS 401 - Current Trends in Weight Management (Lec)

Tues., Thurs. 1PM-2:50PM

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 - Concepts in Chiropractic (Lec)

Tues., Thurs. 1PM-2:50PM


ENG 111 - Poetry Writing (Lec)

Mon., Wed. 3PM-4:50PM


ENG 121 - Public Speaking (Lec)

Tues., Thurs., Fri. 1PM-2:50PM

Prerequisites may apply to some courses. Click on the course name for more information.

College of Chiropractic Announcements

COC Winter 2021 Final Exam Schedule

COC Winter 2021 Final Exam Schedule  

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. 


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