Life Pacific College gladly welcomes you to check out our academic resources. We want your learning experience to be the best it can be. In order for that to happen, you need to have all the resources you can get. From checking out our Library to getting help from an Academic Advisor, we have it all.
The Registrar’s Office is available to assist students with academic advising. For the most current information see this page.
This catalog is intended to be a comprehensive representation of the programs offered by Life Pacific College. The first section contains general information pertinent to all programs. As you progress in the document, specific policies that pertain to each program (e.g., traditional program, degree completion program, Master of Arts program, and the Distance Learning program) are nested under their respective program heading.
Established through the LIFE Alumni Association, the college library provides information resources for academic pursuit and a comfortable place to study. There is a strong theological collection and a growing general education collection that total more than 45,000 volumes. Careful selection of new materials by staff and faculty contributes to the quality of the library’s collection. In addition, technological resources continue to become available to support academic pursuits. Computer stations are available for word processing, email, and research through access to the library catalog, online databases, and other Internet resources.
Students with Disabilities
The 1990 Americans with Disabilities Act mandated equal opportunity for students to participate in or benefit from the services offered by a place of public accommodation. This mandate is now inclusive of private universities. A qualified individual under ADA must have a physical or mental impairment which substantially limits one or more major life activities. Major life activities involve caring for oneself, performing manual tasks, walking, seeing, hearing, speaking, breathing, learning (which includes any type of diagnosed learning disability), and working. Moreover, a qualified disabled student must meet the academic and technical standards requisite for admission or participation in an education program or activity.
If a student is aware, or suspects, that he/she is a qualified individual under the ADA, it is his/her responsibility to take the following steps:
- Bring the completed form, along with formal documentation (no older than 3 years) from a doctor on letterhead stating the specific disability, to Aaron Yenney, Assistant to the V.P. of Academic Affairs in the Academics Affairs Office.
- Attend a meeting with the director of Life Challenges, Gayle Samples, in order to discuss and determine appropriate accomodations.
- Repeat this process at the beginning of each academic year (for long term disabilities).
If it is necessary for the student to be tested or assessed for a disability, it is the student’s responsibility to obtain this information from an outside source, such as a licensed psychologist or qualified educational therapist.
Office of Academic Affairs Responsibilities
It is the responsibility of Academic Affairs to serve as the starting point for any student who wishes to file a Disability Accommodation Application.
The Office of Academic Affairs will help any student identified as a qualified individual under the ADA with academic accommodations after they have filled out an application and met with the Assistant to the Academic Dean. Students will be required to meet with the director of the Life Challenges program, who endeavors to provide a link between students and their professors by establishing an in-classroom accommodation plan, and who will assist them in developing their academic accommodation plan and subsequent interaction with 38 individual professors. The director of Life Challenges will assist in contacting and notifying professors as needed.
In the event that a student’s disabilities will affect areas outside of Academics, such as his/her ability to fulfill chapel requirements, the Office of Student Life will be notified in order to provide reasonable accommodations. OSL will not waive the requirements for chapel. Students with severe diet restrictions, documented by a licensed physician, may also fill out the Disability Accommodation Application in regards to accommodations available in the Café or in regards to meal plan adjustments. Note: It is not the responsibility of OSL to provide any testing or assessments for a student who may have a qualifying disability.
Reasonable accommodations include the following:
- Allowance for the presence of a note-taker.
- Allowance for the presence of a tape recorder.
- Allowance for the presence of a scribe for tests.
- Oral recitation of test questions.
- Additional time for in-class assignments (time and a half for most circumstances; double time is the maximum time allowed for physical disabilities).
- Additional time for tests (time and a half for most circumstances; double time the maximum allowed for physical disabilities).
- Priority registration.
- Taking tests (at no charge) in the Library.
- Allowance for the presence of an interpreter
- Reserved seating for easier access
NOTE: It is not the responsibility of the Academics Office to change any technical requirements of classes or to give course waivers, nor to provide the necessary agents of accommodations. If a student is in need of items such as a tape recorder it will be his/her responsibility to provide one.