Graduate Catalog - Grace University

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Graduate Catalog - Grace University

UNIVERSITY RESIDENCEHOUSING REQUIREMENTSNormally, students in traditional undergraduate programs taking 9 or more hours at Grace University and under the age of21 are required to live on campus in order to foster community and encourage personal growth. On-campus residence isseen as an important part of the total ―Grace experience.‖While most graduate students do not live on campus, those who do are expected to enroll in at least six semester hours(exemptions available). In the case of cooperative programs, the expectation is a minimum of six semester hours betweenthe various campuses.FURNISHINGSAll dorm rooms are connected to the Grace University network for internet capability. Rooms are furnished with beds,desks, dressers and chairs. Students furnish towels, pillows and bedding. Optional student furnishings may includecomputers, telephones, floor rugs, mini-refrigerators and/or microwaves.MARRIED STUDENT HOUSINGThe University has a limited number of unfurnished apartments. Married students should inquire at the Business Officeregarding University housing, availability, rates, etc.STUDENT SERVICESADVISINGEach student is assigned a faculty advisor who can guide the student through the course selection, course sequencing andprogram requirements so that the student can complete his or her program. Advisors will assist advisees based upon astudent‘s program sequence, any previous experience and education in their field, and expressed career goals. Advisingcounsel will be based upon the catalog under which a student began matriculation, though changes in programming while astudent is taking coursework may be appropriate, depending upon class offerings and student needs.GRACE CAREER SERVICESWhile most graduate students enter programs with some career goals in mind, advisors, faculty, and career counseling canbe of some assistance as a student pursues these goals. Career counseling and testing is available from the PsychologyDepartment through Grace Career Services. Further, exposure to opportunities for ministry and career options frequentlytakes place through interaction with student colleagues, classroom and ministry experiences, and professional exposure tomany who are already doing ministry. Students may take advantage of a battery of career assessments available throughCareer Services (fees may apply). Students may be encouraged to explore other online assessments as well.In addition to career counseling, the University operates a placement service through Grace Career Services. Jobopportunities may be useful both during and after matriculation. The University may also encourage individuals seekingplacement to contact other resources such as monster.com, accessomaha.com, careerlink.com, jobleads.org,christianjobs.com and jobsinaflash.org.PROFESSIONAL COUNSELINGThe University recognizes that during the college years, students may need some professional counseling related topersonal and relational aspects of life. The graduate school's Counseling Program provides services for all students,spouses, and children. The student may wish an outside referral or the faculty may determine that a referral to a peer maynot be ethical; the graduate counseling faculty will gladly offer referrals to outside providers of counseling services. GraceUniversity does not accept responsibility for referred services and students are to be smart consumers when making choicesabout accepting referrals. On occasion, students on University probation may be referred to professional counseling as acomponent of a remediation plan. The University practices all relevant and legal guidelines with respect to confidentiality.19

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