Graduate and Professional 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 discord have brought a complex set of physical and emotional challenges to our institution and our lives. To address 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

APU Telehealth

Beginning in late August, all current graduate and regional campus students will automatically be eligible for enrollment in APU Telehealth at no additional out-of-pocket cost. Our program, in partnership with a telehealth industry leader for higher education, provides students 24/7 access to online health, counseling, and crisis intervention services through a downloadable app. Additional information coming soon.

Student Health Center (SHC)

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.

For graduate and regional campus students who choose to opt into APU’s student health insurance plan, coverage will not change as we move to remote learning. If you live out of state, you can still seek services using the student health insurance plan. For more information about this plan please see: Health Insurance - Student Health Center.

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

University Counseling Center (UCC)

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

Academic Thriving

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 Success Center (ASC)

ASC continues to provide Expanded Student Support to ensure Professional students are connected to the available resources needed to achieve their academic goals. Graduate students are welcome to continue to interact with their departments for advising needs, but we are also here to help answer any academic concerns.

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

Academic Tutoring

The Tutoring Center Online Appointement 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

Writing Center and Speaking Center Find help with the writing process. From writing short answers for an assignment to working on your dissertation, we work with students on any project at any stage. Free online appointments are available Monday-Saturday. Video-chat, audio-only, or text-based (chat) options 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 to return to APU. If you have additional questions or concerns, please feel free to contact any of our 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