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Student Advocacy and Advisement

The mission of the Student Advocacy and Advisement Center is to enhance the student experience, success and retention.

We do this by providing a one-stop-shop where students can receive answers for advisement, financial aid, student accounts and registration and assistance with student advocacy..


Student Advocacy Center Staff

Tameka Glass, Director of Student Advocacy and Advisement


Student Advocacy Front Desk Representatives

Stephen Jordan, Student Advocate
Sonya Coker, Student Advocate
Shamere Reynolds, Student Experience Coordinator


PASS Advisors

PASS Advisors provide advisement for Undergraduate and Chiropractic students.

Rebecca Schoonover (A – F, International)
Rebecca.Schoonover@LIFE.edu

Corey Hamilton (G-M)
Corey.Hamilton@LIFE.edu

Curtis Coleman (N-S, Athletes)
Curtis.Coleman@LIFE.edu

Teshia Sims (T-Z,Provisional and Online)
Teshia.Sims@LIFE.edu

 


Academic Advisement

PASS (Progressive Advisement for Student Success), Student Advocates and the Student Experience Coordinator play a hug role in students’ holistic experience at Life University. The Student Advocacy Center works closely with many of the other offices around campus to ensure that students’ 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.

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 Advisement is a mandatory process at Life University. 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.

After Orientation, members of the PASS advising team teach the First Year Experience (FYE) 101 and 103 series (1101 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, and study skills), various assessments to engage students in discussion about these topics, and presentations by a variety of campus offices and resources.


Walk-In Advisement

Walk-in Advisement is for students that have not set up an appointment with their designated PASS Advisor. The student will be with the On-Call PASS Advisor with basic questions.


Appointments

Students can set an appointment with their designated PASS Advisor here. Type your assigned PASS Advisor’s name to see availability.


Office Hours

8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Extended hours for New Student Orientation.
Contact Number: 770.426.2667


Registration (After Grade Reports Processed)

Wednesday, September 28, 2016 – 1:00 PM**
Transfer Student DC Advisement and Registration

Wednesday, September 28, 2016 – 1:00 PM
PASS Advisor Registration; from Pre-DC (UG) to DC*

Thursday, September 29, 2016 – 1:00 PM
New Student Web Registration, E-mail & Blackboard Orientation

Thursday, September 29, 2016 – 1:00 PM**
New DC PASS Advisor WEB Registration


New Student Advisement and Registration

Tuesday, September 27, 2016
By Appointment (see Orientation Schedule)

Wednesday, September 28, 2016
By Appointment (see Orientation Schedule)

Thursday, September 29, 2016
By Appointment (see Orientation Schedule)

 

  • *Students moving from Life University’s Undergraduate Program into the Doctor of Chiropractic Program will have to attend a Week 7 meeting during the previous quarter at which time they will have selected courses. Registration for this population will be done by PASS advisors during the week of September 26, 2016 through September 30, 2016. Students can then view their schedules via Web Advisor beginning September 29, 2016.
  • **New students can check for general Orientation information on the Life University website and will receive a schedule via email once they have been accepted.