PASS stands for Progressive Advisement for Student Success, and PASS Advisors play a hug role in students' holistic experience at Life University. The Coordinator of University Advisement and team of PASS Advisors work closely with many of the other office around campus to ensure that student needs are met and questions answered. The PASS Advisors make contact with students after acceptance by the enrollment management team, and discuss orientation and class schedules for the students' first few quarters. They also work with students to ensure needs are met with Financial Aid paperwork and housing arrangements.
After Orientation, members of the PASS advising team teach the First Year Experience (FYE) 101 and 103 series (1101 through 1104 online series for D.C. students), helping students further orient themselves to the LIFE campus and culture. Topics covered include Library resources, University policies, academic advising and planning, motivation, financial health, academic skills (learning styles, time management, study skills), various assessments to engage students in discussion about these topics, and presentations by a variety of campus offices and resources. These topics in FYE include all six elements of health within the Wellness Portfolio (physical, intellectual, emotional, social, environmental and spiritual), providing students with the resources and tools to become knowledgeable and resourceful students and citizens.
Students visit their PASS Advisor at least once per quarter to discuss registration and course selection for the upcoming quarter, and are invited to visit as often as needed to discuss any concerns, questions, or just to share news. PASS Advisors focus largely on the student as a whole, meaning they are invested in helping each student grow in all areas, not just academics.
At the completion of two quarters of work in the College of Chiropractic and three quarters in the College of Undergraduate Studies, students are transitioned to Faculty Advisors for the remainder of their academic career at Life University. At that point, PASS Advisors become advocates more than advisors for these students. Students can come by and see them, but the PASS Advisor will also direct them to appropriate resources outside their office, including the Faculty Advisor if necessary.
For more information or questions, please contact the Student Advocacy Center.
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