Undergraduate Students: Services to Support You This Fall (7-29-20)

Dear Students,

We hope you are staying well during this unprecedented season. We recognize that the world’s global health crisis and country’s racial and social unrest have brought a complex set of physical and emotional challenges to our institution and our lives. To navigate these difficult times, invest in your health and wellness, and foster a sense of belonging in our community, we want to provide tools that encourage your well-being and support you reaching your academic and personal potential. Consequently, APU faculty and staff are working hard to provide Christ-centered support services, programs, and educational opportunities in remote settings to help you thrive academically, physically, emotionally, socially, and spiritually.

Here are a few updates regarding services, as we anticipate our semester together:

Health and Wellness

Student Health Center (SHC)

The SHC is open and available to support student health and safety. In-person appointments for COVID-19 testing are available at a reduced cost. Telehealth appointments, as well as regular in-person primary care health appointments, will be available.

All undergraduate students are automatically enrolled in our student health insurance plan, and this coverage will not change as we move to remote learning. If you live out of state, you can still seek services using your student health insurance plan. Students who wish to request a waiver from the student insurance plan may do so at Health Insurance - Student Health Center.

Contact: Student Health Center, (626) 815-2100, healthcntr@apu.edu

University Counseling Center (UCC)

The UCC offers resources to support your emotional health. Ongoing individual, couples, and group sessions are offered through teletherapy appointments, and we offer immediate crisis care over the phone as needed. Please look for an email invitation soon to participate in APU's Mental Well-Being course to gain helpful tools to better care for yourself and others so that you may thrive during this challenging time.

Contact info: University Counseling Center, (626) 815-2109, ucc@apu.edu

Academic Thriving

Accessibility and Disability Resources (ADR)

ADR engages in an interactive process with each student to discuss and determine disability-related accommodations within all learning environments. Incoming and current students may contact ADR at any time during the year to discuss the need for accommodations or adjustments to current accommodations. View ADR's Student Online Accommodations, Testing, and Services Guide.

Contact: Accessibility and Disability Resources, (626) 815-2067, disabilityservices@apu.edu

Academic Advising

We want to help you navigate your academic journey. Connect with the Academic Success Center (ASC) for free, personalized Academic Success Coaching. In addition, all First- and Second-Year students can schedule virtual advising appointments via tutortrac.apu.edu with assigned Academic Success Coaches. ASC also facilitates Junior and Senior major meetings to ensure program graduation plans are on track.

Contact: Academic Success Center, (626) 815-3886, advising@apu.edu,

Academic Tutoring

The Tutoring Center Online Appointemet continues to offer high-quality peer tutoring through virtual appointments with student tutors. Our tutors have excelled at the courses they support and receive regular training to ensure they have the right tools and resources to best support you. All students can make free appointments at .

Contact: Tutoring Center, (626) 344-2978 (call or text), tutoring@apu.edu

Academic Testing Center

The Testing Center offers test proctoring services for accommodated exams, FLATS (Foreign Language credit by examination) exams, and independent study exams through a safe and secure remote proctoring format. For more information on available services and to book an appointment, please visit the Testing Center website.

Contact: Academic Testing Center, (626) 815-3849, testingcenter@apu.edu

Writing Center and Speaking Center

These centers provide students with assistance on writing and presentation at any stage of the project development process. Free online appointments are available Monday-Saturday. Video-chat, audio-only, or text-based (chat) options are available. To make an appointment, please visit apu.mywconline.com. For “How-to” appointment demonstrations, please see our Scheduling FAQs playlist on our YouTube channel. Feel free to also browse digital handouts on our website.

Contact: Writing Center and Speaking Center, (626) 815-6000, Ext. 3142, writingcenterstaff@apu.edu

Career Center

The APU Career Center will offer a robust suite of consulting appointments, workshops, and job fairs this fall. From résumé and cover letter review, to assessment interpretations, and graduate school decision-making, the Career Center team is here to assist you. If you haven't already, go to apu.joinhandshake.com, activate your profile, and gain access to jobs, internships, and consulting appointments with the Career Center staff. If you have questions, please email us at career@apu.edu.

Contact: Career Center, (626) 815-2103, career@apu.edu

We hope this information is helpful to you as you prepare for fall semester. If you have additional questions or concerns, please contact any of these offices for additional information. Stay tuned for additional communications next week in the Remote Learning Success Series with an emphasis on spiritual life and student engagement. We continue to pray for your wellness and peace.

Sincerely,

Student Affairs and the Office of the Provost