Nov 14, 2018  
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Fall 2018 Quarterly Announcements


Fall 2018 Academic Quarterly Announcements

 

Important Dates to Remember: Academic Calendar  

General LIFE Announcements


Doctor of Chiropractic Prerequisite Resequencing Announcement

The mission of Life University’s College of Chiropractic focuses on providing an educational environment that promotes graduating skilled and compassionate Doctor of Chiropractic to be primary care clinicians, physicians, teachers, and professionals. The college is constantly reviewing its curriculum and learning atmosphere to ensure that students are able to progress to graduation by identifying areas that can be better structured. These ongoing reviews yield changes that help to support a student’s learning journey from their first quarter to graduation. The college of chiropractic has performed a structural resequencing of its prerequisites that supports the acceleration of a student’s progression to completion of the Doctor of Chiropractic Program. This resequencing is part of the college’s commitment to continuous improvement and student success. This endeavor was a collaborative effort created and approved by the College of Chiropractic faculty and administration. 

This structural resequencing of the prerequisites will go into effect for each student in the Doctor of Chiropractic program starting Winter Quarter 2019. The sequenced prerequisites will be published in the Winter 2019 quarterly announcements and will be reflected in the University catalog as well as the Winter 2019 DCP course syllabi. 

The Life University College of Chiropractic prides itself on providing the best chiropractic education that promotes competent and skilled graduates. If you have any questions or comments, please contact Dr. Leslie King, Dean of the College of Chiropractic at lesliek@life.edu.


New & Revised Policies

Conditionally Admitted Students Policy (Revision; Effective Fall 2018)

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Any student who has been admitted to any academic program must provide all required documentation (as defined in the Conditional Acceptance Letter) to the Office of the Registrar by the end of the first quarter of attendance. Failure to submit the required documentation will result in a registration hold (preventing further registration) until such time that the required documentation is received.

Procedure: The Registrar will place a registration hold if conditions of acceptance have not been made as specified in the policy.

Undergraduate Academic Standing Policy (Revision; Effective Fall 2018)

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Good Standing Requirements: In order to maintain Good Standing students must have a completion rate equal to or greater than 70% and a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.5 or above.

Academic Warning (AW): Students with a cumulative GPA of 2.00-2.49 and/or have failed one course will be placed on Academic Warning.

Academic Warning Procedure: Students on Academic Warning will be restricted to registering for a maximum of 15 credit hours during the next quarter of enrollment and will be required to meet with their assigned academic advisor.

Academic Probation (AP): Students will be placed on Academic Probation if they have a cumulative GPA of less than 2.0 OR have less than a 70% completion rate OR have failed more than one course per quarter.

Academic Probation Procedure: Students who are placed on academic probation must meet the following requirements:

  • Limited to register for 12 credit hours per quarter
  • Retake failed course when the next course is available before other courses
  • Cannot register for accelerated courses
  • Will remain on Academic Performance Contract for 3 quarters
  • Must complete required tutoring
  • Must have academic advisement with a Specialized Professional Advisor

Academic Dismissal (AD): A student will be dismissed from the academic program if he/she fails to meet the conditions of the Academic Performance Contract.

Graduate Academic Standing Policy (Revision; Effective Fall 2018)

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Good Standing Requirements: In order to maintain Good Standing students must have a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or above and a 67% completion rate.

Academic Warning (AW): Students who receive a grade of “C” will be placed on Academic Warning.

Academic Warning Procedure: Students who are placed on academic warning must meet with their assigned advisor.

Academic Probation (AP): Students will be placed on Academic Probation if they have a cumulative GPA below 3.0 OR if they have less than a 67% Completion Rate.

Academic Probation Procedure: Students who are placed on academic probation will follow the below requirements:

  • Must meet with their assigned academic advisor
  • Will be placed on an Academic Performance Contract (APC)

Academic Dismissal (AD): A student will be dismissed from the academic program if the cumulative GPA falls below 3.0 for 3 consecutive quarters OR if the student fails (F, NP, WF, WNP) two or more courses regardless of GPA. Any provisional student who has not achieved GPA of 3.0 during the first 12 credit hours of the program will be dismissed from the academic program.

College of Chiropractic Academic Standing Policy (Revision; Effective Fall 2018)

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Good Standing Requirements: In order to maintain Good Standing students must have a minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.5 and a completion rate of equal to or greater than 70%.

Academic Warning (AW): Students who meet any of the following criteria will be placed on Academic Warning:

  • Cumulative GPA of 2.0-2.49
  • Less than a 70% completion rate
  • Have failed 2 or more courses in one quarter
  • Have failed the same course two times
  • Registered for less than 18 credits per quarter

Academic Warning Procedure: Students who are placed on academic warning must follow the following requirements:

  • Required to register for the number of credit hours determined in accordance with the DCP Progression Policy
  • Retake failed course(s) the next quarter
  • Must meet with assigned academic advisor
  • Recommended academic support

Academic Probation (AP): Students will be placed on Academic Probation if the cumulative GPA falls below 2.0 if they have failed the same course three times OR noncompliance of the DCP Progression Policy.

Academic Probation Procedure: Students who are placed on Academic Probation must follow the below requirements:

  • Will be placed on Academic Performance Contract (APC)
  • Will be limited in the amount of credit hours they can register for determined by GPA range
    • > 1.95 = 20-23 credit hours
    • 1.5 - 1.95 = 16-19 credit hours
    • < 1.5 = 12-15 credit hours
  • Must retake failed course(s) the next quarter
  • Required Academic Support
  • Required to have academic advisement with a Specialized Professional Advisor (SPA) or an AAT Coordinator (if applicable)

Academic Dismissal (AD): A student will be dismissed from the program if he/she fails to meet conditions of the Academic Performance Contract (APC).

CGUS Academic Advising Policy (Revision; Effective Fall 2018)

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Advisement for registration for all returning students, for all courses, will begin on Monday of Week 7 and run through close of business on Friday of Week 10. Advising is required for all students prior to registration. Advising holds are specific to the advisor and will be lifted once an advising session has occurred. It is essential that students make appointments to see their advisors before registration in order to remove the advising hold. For classes that have restrictions or require special permission, students must contact the department and/or faculty to obtain permission to register. Permission must be updated in Colleague to allow a student to register for the course.

Continuing undergraduate and graduate students who are not registered for courses (during the academic year; Fall, Winter, and Spring) by close of business on Friday of Week 10 are considered late registrants and will be charged a $50 late fee.

DCP Progression Policy (Effective Fall 2018)

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In accordance with the Council on Chiropractic Education Policy 56 which states that at least 70% of entering students must complete the Doctor of Chiropractic Program within 150% of the time normally designated for completion of the degree, each student enrolled in the DCP will be required to successfully complete an average of 18 credits per quarter in residence which will be checked in 4 quarter increments.

Procedure: Every College of Chiropractic student who has completed 4, 8, and 12 quarters in residence will be audited by a Specialized Professional Advisor (SPA) to determine if they have successfully completed the average number of credit hours attempted per quarters in residence in the DCP.

Credit hours required for successful completion are:

  • 72 credit hours after 4 quarters in residence
  • 144 credit hours after 8 quarters in residence
  • 216 credit hours after 12 quarters in residence

Any student that is found in non-compliance with the policy will be placed on an Academic Performance Contract, receive 4 quarter degree plan, and required to meet with a SPA until they are back on track for completion.

COC Final Dismissal Policy (Effective 8/26/18)

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Final dismissal in the College of Chiropractic (COC) results if a student is dismissed a second time. There is no appeal for final dismissal.

Procedure: After a student has been dismissed from the COC, they may appeal their dismissal to the COC Dismissal Appeals Committee. The COC Dismissal Appeals Committee will review the information provided by the appellant and recommend to the Vice President of Academic Affairs (VPAA). The final decision is up to the VPAA. If the VPAA approves accepting the appeal, the student will be allowed to register for courses within that program within 2 quarters of receiving the decision. If they do not register within 2 quarters, they will have to reapply to the program and be evaluated for readmission through the COC Admissions Committee. Readmission is not guaranteed. If the student is dismissed again after approval from the VPAA, then the student will be considered academically dismissed and will no longer be eligible for readmission.

If the student appeals to the COC Dismissal Appeals Committee and their appeal is recommended for and approved by the VPAA, they may be considered for readmission after completing the requirements of the Reinstatement Policy. If the student is dismissed again after returning under the Reinstatement policy, the student will be considered academically dismissed and will no longer be eligible for readmission.

Payment Due Information to all Students


For Fall Quarter 2018 payment is due by Sunday October 14, 2018 (including mandatory meal plans). Dis-enrollment by the Registrar’s office will be effective October 15, 2018. If you have any questions or concerns, contact the Student Accounts office.

Acceptable Forms of Payment . Payment in full can be accomplished in one of three ways:

  1. Confirmed financial aid (loans, grants, and scholarships)*
  2. Credit Cards and checks via online through EagleNet
  3. “FACTS” E-cashiers Tuition Management Payment Plan (Visit the Student Accounts website for further information)

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

Fall 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. 18/FA Qtr. initial disbursements for Direct Subsidized and Unsubsidized Loans, Pell Grant, GTEG, and SEOG will begin in the first week of classes October 1, 2018.

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 all other scholarships for Fall Quarter 2018 will occur during the 2nd week of the quarter, provided funds are available. Only students who have submitted all the necessary paperwork 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) as of October 8, 2018 for Fall Quarter. In addition, to qualify for a full-time HOPE award you must be enrolled UG full-time as of October 8, 2018, otherwise, you will receive a part-time (6-11 hours) HOPE award.

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 October 1, 2018:

  • 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 a living expense refund before October 1, 2018 and drop hours the week of October 1, 2018, 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 Fall 2018


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 October 5 100% 0
Week 2 October 6 to October 12 90% 10
Week 3 October 13 to October 19 50% 50
Weeks 4-6 October 20 to November 9 25% 75
Week 7-end of quarter November 10 to December 15 0% 100

First 5-week Courses

Dates     Refund %
On or before   Oct 5 100%
Oct 6 to Oct 12 90%
Oct 13 to Oct 19 50%
Oct 20 to Oct 26 25%
Nov 27 to Nov 6 0%

Second 5-week Courses

Dates     Refund %
On or before   Nov 13 100%
Nov 14 to Nov 16 90%
Nov 17 to Nov 23 50%
Nov 24 to Nov 30 25%
Dec 1 to Dec 15 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, August 25, 2018 and ends Monday, August 27, 2018 at 7am.

Priority Preregistration for DC begins Saturday, September 1, 2018 and ends Monday, September 3, 2018 at 7am.

GR and UG: Assigned preregistration starts Monday, August 27, 2018.

DC students: Assigned preregistration starts Monday, September 3, 2018.

To view your DC, Graduate, or Undergraduate Preregistration time, please login to EagleNet.

Preregistration for all programs ends on Sunday, September 9, 2018, at 11:59pm.

Registration for current and returning students will open on Monday, September 10, 2018 at 8am and will remain open until Friday, October 5, 2018, 11:59pm.

College of Graduate & Undergraduate Studies Announcements


Final Exam Schedules for Fall 2018

Department of Nutrition: UG Final Exam Schedule   

Department of Nutrition: MS Final Exam Schedule   

Natural Sciences & Mathematics: Final Exam Schedule    

Positive Human Development & Social Change: Final Exam Schedule    

Department of Sport Health Science: UG Final Exam Schedule    

Undergraduate Fall Quarter 2018 Accelerated Classes

1st 5 weeks
October 1, 2018 - November 6, 2018

2nd 5 weeks
November 7, 2018 - December 14, 2018

  ENV 103-Intro to Oceanograph   
Tues, Thurs, Fri, 1pm-3pm
  NTR 312-Food Safety Sanitation   
Fri, 3pm-7pm
  POL 110 - Current Word Topics 
Mon, Wed 9am-11am
  PSY 160 - Careers in Psychology 
Mon, Wed 11am-1pm
  SHS 102 - Personal Health and Fitness 
Tues, Thurs. 1pm-3pm
SHS 142 - First Aid CPR                           
Fri, 8AM-2PM
SHS 142 - First Aid CPR                           
Fri, 8AM-2PM
NTR 240 - Medical Terminology
Mon, 5pm-9pm
 

Registration for 2nd 5 weeks will continue and end on Tuesday, November 13, 2018. Pre-requisites may apply to some courses. Click on the course name for more information.

Preregistration

Graduate and Undergraduate Students: Preregistration begins Monday, August 27, 2018. Preregistration times are assigned by earned institutional credits.  Please log into EagleNet to view your scheduled pre-registration time.

College of Chiropractic Announcements


Final Exam Schedule for Summer 2018

Doctor of Chiropractic 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.

Preregistration Schedule for Doctor of Chiropractic Program

Preregistration for DC students begins on Monday, September 3, 2018. Preregistration is assigned by the number of completed institutional credits. Please login to EagleNet to view your scheduled preregistration time.

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 Quarterlies

Fall 2017

Summer 2017

Winter 2018 Quarterly Announcements   

Spring 2018 Quarterly Announcements   

Summer 2018 Quarterly Announcements