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Academic Advising

The Office of Academic Advising counsels undergraduate students who have not yet declared a major. To contact the office, call (626) 815-6000, Ext. 3715. Students with majors are advised within the department that houses their particular major. For more information, please contact your academic department.

Graduate students receive academic advising from their specific program advisor. For more information, please contact your academic department.

University Bookstore

The University Bookstore offers a wide range of merchandise and services. To learn more about how the bookstore can serve you, visit www.bookstore.apu.edu or call (626) 815-5044.

The Learning Enrichment Center

The Learning Enrichment Center (LEC) provides support to APU students through a variety of services and programs designed to promote academic success. Services include individualized and group tutoring; Supplemental Instruction Program (SI); training for the Peer-Led Team Learning Program (PLTL); student disability accommodations; College Level Examination Program (CLEP); examination proctoring services; freshman testing in reading, math, and writing; and individualized study strategies to support students in their academic endeavors toward excellence.

Libraries

Azusa Pacific University’s libraries include the William V. Marshburn Memorial Library, the Hugh and Hazel Darling Library, James L. Stamps Theological Library, and seven regional center libraries. A unified catalog identifies 215,000 books, 1,900 print serial titles and media, and provides access to more than 57 million through interlibrary loan. Students may use APU ID card to check out materials or remotely access electronic resources and online databases with their APU NetID.

For more information, visit www.apu.edu/library or call (626) 815-6000, Ext. 5066 (Darling), Ext. 3847 (Marshburn), or Ext. 5613 (Stamps).

The Math Center

The Math Center (Segerstrom Science Center 170) provides additional opportunities for APU students who need assistance at all levels of mathematics. Student tutors (mostly APU mathematics majors) are on site for walk-in tutoring from 2-8 p.m., Monday through Thursday, throughout each semester. The staff encourages learning mathematics by doing mathematics. The Math Center provides an excellent environment for math learners to develop and practice their math skills.

The Center for eLearning and Teaching

The Center for eLearning and Teaching provides quality learning experiences by creating courses and online programs that emphasize a sense of community. For more information, visit groups.apu.edu/dlce/ or call (626) 815-5038.

The Writing Center

Believing that clear communication builds community and demonstrates responsible stewardship of intellect, the Writing Center helps writers strengthen their abilities by learning the skills and concepts of strong writing in their respective disciplines.

To this end, the Writing Center staff:

  • Treats all writers with dignity and respect.
  • Teaches skills rather than simply corrects or fixes writing errors.
  • Supports the faculty’s pedagogical objectives.
  • Equips and trains in current methods and theories of writing instruction.
  • Offers creative and individualized writing support for varying disciplines, genres, and objectives.
  • Develops multilevel resources for writers, reference, print resources, workshops, and personal service.
  • Provides collaborative and interactive services to foster an ever-growing community of critical thinkers and writers.

Re/New Ministries

(Formerly known as the Youth Leadership Institute)

The Youth Leadership Institute (YLI) was originally the result of a five-year Lilly Endowment grant that concluded in December of 2006. YLI’s programs have since been adopted by Re/New Ministries. Though not officially affiliated with APU, Re/New seeks to carry on the YLI mission of training and mentoring current youth workers in the field, and encouraging emerging student leaders in vocational or marketplace service.

Throughout the year, Re/New hosts activities focused on developing high school students into the leaders of tomorrow while providing resources for current youth leaders to transform their youth groups into proving grounds for future leaders.

Note: This information is current for the 2013-14 academic year; however, all stated academic information is subject to change. Please refer to the current Academic Catalog for more information.