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Welcome to Graduate and Seminary New Student Orientation. Fall 2010. Graduate Orientation – Fall 2010. Dr. Douglas Mann – Director of The Graduate School at Liberty University & LU Online Associate Dean for the college of Arts and Sciences Dr. Ron Godwin – Vice Chancellor & Acting Provost

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Graduate orientation fall 2010
Graduate Orientation – Fall 2010

  • Dr. Douglas Mann– Director of The Graduate School at Liberty University & LU Online Associate Dean for the college of Arts and Sciences

  • Dr. Ron Godwin– Vice Chancellor & Acting Provost

  • Dr. Ron Hawkins – Vice Provost for The Graduate School and Online Programs

  • Nathan Habecker– Financial Aid

  • Larry Shackleton – Vice President for Administrative Information Management/Registrar

  • Robert Jarman– Student Accounts

  • Larry Provost – Director of Commuter Affairs

  • Pat Faulkinberry- Liberty One Card Office


  • Nicole Coldren– Residential Graduate Admissions/New Enrollment

  • Nicole Coldren– Graduate International Advisor

  • Mike Floyd – Director of Residential Graduate Student Affairs

  • Randy Miller – Library and Research

  • Dr. Emily Heady- Graduate Writing Center

  • Clint Melton – Assistant Director of the Career Center

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Graduate Orientation – Fall 2010

Director of The Graduate School & LU Online Associate Dean for the College of Arts and Sciences

Dr. Douglas Mann

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Graduate Orientation – Fall 2010

Vice Chancellor


Acting Provost

Dr. Ron Godwin

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Graduate Orientation – Fall 2010

Vice-Provost for the Graduate School and Online Programs

Dr. Ron Hawkins

Financial aid nathan habecker

Financial AidNathan Habecker

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Graduate Orientation – Fall 2010

  • FAFSA – www.fafsa.ed.gov

  • Stafford Loans, Grad PLUS loans

  • Dropping or withdrawing from classes: Aid will change

  • ASIST – check financial aid awards, messages, documents needed and more

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Graduate Orientation – Fall 2010

Vice President for Administrative Information Management/Registrar

Larry Shackleton

Student service center
Student Service Center

  • One Stop Shop

    • Registrar

    • Financial Aid

    • Student Accounts


      8:30 – 4:30 every day we have classes

Registrar s office responsibilities
Registrar’s Office Responsibilities

  • Scheduling of Classes

  • Class Registration

  • Recording of Grades

  • Academic Standing

  • Degree Audits

  • Commencement


  • Class Registration is via the Web

  • Late October for Spring Registration

  • Late March for Fall Registration

  • Add/Drop Week

  • Last Date to Withdraw from a Class is the last day of classes


  • High standard

  • Professor makes decision

  • F Grade is posted

  • Appeal process

  • Class can be repeated but grade can not be removed

  • Only one chance

Withdrawal from liberty
Withdrawal from Liberty

  • In writing

  • Up until the last day of class

  • Grades will be posted with “W” grade

Registrar web site
Registrar Web Site

  • www.liberty.edu/academics/registrar

  • Routine Tasks

  • Registration

  • Calendars

  • Catalogs

  • Commencement

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Graduate Orientation – Fall 2010

Student Accounts

Robert Jarman

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Graduate Orientation – Fall 2010

Student Account Responsibilities

  • Process Payments

  • Provide Counsel

  • Process Refunds

  • Issue Monthly Bills

  • Cash Personal Checks

  • Commuter Meal Plans

  • Assist with Financial Check-In and Book Voucher Advances

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Graduate Orientation – Fall 2010

Accessing Information on ASIST

Our online services include:

“Student Account”

“Make A Payment”

“Financial Check-In”

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Graduate Orientation – Fall 2010

Financial Check-In

Complete Financial Check-In onlinethrough ASIST.

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Graduate Orientation – Fall 2010

Financial Check-In

  • ALL students must complete Financial Check-In online each semester.

  • This includes those receiving financial aid, loans, scholarships or payments that result in a credit balance.

    Attendance, schedule, housing, and financial arrangements are confirm through Financial Check In.

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Graduate Orientation – Fall 2010

Financial Check-In

  • Upon registration for each semester.

  • Deadlines for each upcoming semester are posted to the Splash page and listed on the Student Accounts web site.

  • It is the student’s responsibility to resolve all Financial Check-In issues by deadlines.

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Graduate Orientation – Fall 2010

If the Financial Check-In Deadline is Missed

  • Subject to losing Resident Housing assignment and class schedule.

  • Student will have to re-register, and may not be able to get courses all courses reinstated.

  • $125 late check-in fee

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Graduate Orientation – Fall 2010

Installment Payments are Automatic

Payment plans with installments will automatically be drafted from the bank account or credit card information entered on the system.

Students are contacted by LU email and telephone regarding all draft issues.

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Graduate Orientation – Fall 2010

Installment Adjustments

  • Will be needed whenever there is a change on the student account as shown in Financial Check-In.

  • It is the student’s responsibility to check the Financial Check-In area of ASIST monthly, at least 5 days prior to scheduled payments.

  • Payments will NOT be adjusted automatically. The system will always draft the last confirmed amount. The new draft amount must be confirmed by the student through Financial Check-In.

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Graduate Orientation – Fall 2010

Refund Process


  • Register refund preference with Liberty ONE according to the instructions provided with the new ID card choosing from the following options:

  • Activate the card as a free debit card account and have all credit balances refunded to that account. (FASTEST METHOD)

  • Have the money refunded via electronic funds transfer to the student’s checking account.

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Graduate Orientation – Fall 2010

Refund Process


We have two refund processes:

  • AUTOMATED (preferred) - 3 business days from the day the loan money is credited to the student account.

  • MANUAL - Student need to refund request in writing by email, letter, FAX or in person at our cashier counter. 10-14 days (email is preferred): email sent to: [email protected]

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Graduate Orientation – Fall 2010

Receiving the Refund


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Graduate Orientation – Fall 2010

The Refund Recipient

  • PLUS Loan:The parent, unless they have authorized Student Accounts in writing that the student can have the refund.

  • All Other Loans: The student.

  • Overpayment: The student submits written request with payee name and address.

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Graduate Orientation – Fall 2010


  • The bill will be sent on or about the 26th of each month via email.

  • Finance charges of 12% APR will be charged to any unpaid balances starting in October.

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Graduate Orientation – Fall 2010

Book Voucher

Available only if the student has a Credit on the student’s account (as viewed in Financial Check-In) and choose not to wait for a refund.

Otherwise, books can be purchased directly from the bookstore or other sources.

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Graduate Orientation – Fall 2010

Processing the Book Voucher

  • Log onto ASIST

  • Choose Financial Check-In

  • Choose year and term (i.e. – Fall ‘10)

  • Go to Book Voucher link

  • CAUTION: The amount entered cannot be changed, increased, or removed.

Fee appeals process
Fee Appeals Process

  • Give students the opportunity to address fees that have been assessed to their account that they wish to dispute.

  • Financial Check-In must be completed for the current term.

  • All supportive documentation must be included with the appeal as attachments.

  • Must have been a university error.

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Fee Appeals Process


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Fee Appeals Process

  • Fees that can be Appealed:

    • $125.00 Late Check-In Fee

    • $35.00 Returned Payment Fee

    • $79.00 Transportation Fee

    • $265.00 Activity Fee

  • An appeal must be submitted within 30 days of billing/notification.

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Graduate Orientation – Fall 2010

Key Contacts

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 434-592-5100 or Toll Free at 888-632-5551

Fax: 434-582-2620

Commuter affairs
Commuter Affairs

Larry Provost, Director

Commuter web site
Commuter Web Site


  • Spiritual Support

  • Moving Off-Campus

  • Find a Place to Live

  • Commuter Resources

  • Campus Connections

  • Lynchburg Community

  • Contact Info

  • FAQ

Lu apartment finder
LU Apartment Finder


Please be aware that the City of Lynchburg allows only three (3) unrelated people to occupy a dwelling.

Fall apartment fair
Fall Apartment Fair

Monday, November 1, 2010


DeMoss Hall

  • 15+ Exhibitors

  • Free food and giveaways!

Research crime statistics in your area
Research Crime Statistics in Your Area

Cindy KozerowCrime Prevention SpecialistLynchburg Police Department

(434) 455-6145

Renter s insurance
Renter’s Insurance

What if…

  • Someone breaks in and steals my stuff?

  • Fire or water damages my apartment and my stuff?

  • My dog bites my neighbor?

  • A friend sprains his ankle while visiting on my property?

Consider protecting your stuff with Renter’s Insurance for the small price of a pizza a month.


Online student center
Online Student Center


  • Buy & Sell Books, Furniture, Cars, etc..

Commuter meal plans
Commuter Meal Plans



Ride the GLTC bus for FREE anywhere in Lynchburg, with your Flames Pass!

New commuter bus routes

  • www.liberty.edu/transit

    Direct Service to:

  • Cornerstone

  • Walden Pond

  • Old Mill

  • Forestbrook

  • County Green

Park and ride and ave
Park and Ride (and $ave!)

Park your car at one of the following locations and step off the bus on campus.

Available from:

  • The Plaza (Memorial Avenue) (Bus 4F)

  • Macy’s (River Ridge Mall) (Bus 4F)

  • LU Residential Annex (Odd Fellows Rd) (Bus L3)


    Learn more: www.liberty.edu/transit

Join a carpool
Join a Carpool


  • Best parking on campus!

  • Lower vehicle registration fee

  • Save up to $800 per year

  • Carpool hangtags used on any vehicles registered

Commuter meet n greet
Commuter Meet-n-Greet

Where: Legacy at Linden Park

When: Monday, October 25, 2010



Commuter mentoring program

For students looking to go deeper with God while meeting with a mature Christian on a weekly basis.

Participating churches include:

  • Thomas Road Baptist Church

  • Timberlake Baptist Church

  • Hyland Heights Baptist Church

  • Blue Ridge Community Church

    To get involved, e-mail [email protected]

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Graduate Orientation – Fall 2010

  • Located just inside the Campus North student entrance.

  • Monday – Friday, 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM

  • 434-582-7771

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Graduate Orientation – Fall 2010

  • The official campus ID card, must present valid government issued photo ID to pick up the card.

  • Flames Cash, meal plans, student activities, LaHaye Student Center, athletic events, LU Transit, LU Post Office, ILRC

  • The replacement cost is $25.00

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Graduate Orientation – Fall 2010

Flames Cash is a declining balance account. Any funds deposited into this account can be spent with any participating merchant both on and off campus. For a complete listing of participating merchants visit www.liberty.edu/cardservices.


Students will use Flames Cash to print on campus

All resident student book vouchers will be deposited into Flames Cash


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Graduate Orientation – Fall 2010

Liberty Higher One Card

  • Higher One is the banking partner used by the university to disburse refunds

  • Every Liberty University student is issued a Higher One card

  • The card is the tool needed to select a refund preference

  • There are two refund options available:

    • 1. EASY REFUND (Open the OneAccount): an FDIC insured checking account . The Higher One card serves as the DEBIT card to use anywhere DEBIT MasterCard is accepted. Four ATM’s on campus. 2. ACH TRANSFER (Transfer to another bank): Refunds will be electronically deposited into your existing bank account.

Residential Graduate Admissions/New EnrollmentNicole Coldren2668 Campus North (Resident Enrollment Area)[email protected]

Welcome to Liberty University!

Registration and administrative process graduate resident students

Registration and Administrative Process – Graduate Resident Students

Admissions through first-time registration

Registration and all other administrative issues after your first enrollment is complete

Student Service Center (FA, Registrar, Student Accounts)

Utilize your faculty advisor for course planning throughout your program

International office graduate international advisor nicole coldren nlcoldren@liberty edu

International Office Resident StudentsGraduate International Advisor Nicole [email protected]

International student orientation
International Student Orientation Resident Students

  • Saturday, August 21st

  • 1:00 - 5:00 PM

  • DeMoss Hall – Room 1090

  • This is Required!

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Graduate Orientation – Fall 2010 Resident Students

Director of Residential Graduate Student Affairs

Mike Floyd

[email protected]


Campus North 1580

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Graduate Orientation – Fall 2010 Resident Students

  • Where do I go for Important Student Information?

    • www.liberty.edu/gradstudentaffairs

    • This page you will find information to help you get accustomed to life as a student.

    • The page includes a section on complaint procedures and a section on the Code of Honor

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Library and Research

Randy Miller

Services the ilrc offers
Services the ILRC offers Resident Students

  • Homepage: www.liberty.edu/library

  • Quarter-of-a-million books cataloged in LUCAS

  • Electronic books via NetLibrary and other e-book providers

  • Over 200 subscription databases

  • Over 33,000 electronic journals

  • Extended reference consultations

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Services the ILRC offers Resident Students

  • APA, MLA, Turabian sample pages

  • Worldcat provides citations for books, Ebsco databases for periodicals


    Towns, E. L., & McIntosh, G. (2004). Evaluating the church growth movement: 5 views. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan.


    Towns, Elmer L., and Gary McIntosh. Evaluating the Church Growth Movement: 5 Views. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 2004.

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Services the ILRC offers Resident Students

  • Use EZ Proxy for off-campus access to subscription resources

  • Use journal finder to find specific journals when you have a citation

  • Use interlibrary loan to obtain materials from other libraries – first time users must create an ILLiad account

  • As a graduate student, you may check out up to 35 books for 30 days

  • You will publish your thesis in our new Digital Commons

Graduate writing center

Graduate Writing Center Resident Students

Dr. Emily Heady

Services offered
Services Offered Resident Students

  • One-on-one tutoring

  • Documentation help

  • Grammar help

  • Research help

  • In-class presentations

  • E-mail quick answers

What we do
What We Do Resident Students

  • Diagnose and treat your primary writing problems

  • Provide in-depth, interactive conversations with tutors trained in writing pedagogy and other graduate disciplines

  • Seek to teach writing skills (rather than writing for you)

  • Support and augment the efforts of your professors

What we do not do
What We Do NOT Do Resident Students

  • Proofread

  • Contradict LU faculty

  • Rewrite your work

  • Encourage passive learning

  • Focus only on grades

Nuts and bolts
Nuts and Bolts Resident Students

To schedule a consultation, choose one of the following options:

  • Come by Campus North 1877

  • Call 592-4727

  • E-mail [email protected]

  • Visit www.liberty.edu/graduatewritingcenter

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Graduate Orientation – Fall 2010 Resident Students

Career Center

Assistant Director

Clint Melton

Calendar of workshops
Calendar of Workshops Resident Students

Resume Workshop:

1st, 3rd & 5th weeks of every month-Tuesday at 4:00pm

2nd & 4th weeks of every month- Wednesdays at 11:30am

Professional Etiquette Workshop

Monday, November 1st at 4:00pm

Financial Workshop

Thursday, October 7th at 4:00pm

 Huff Stewart and Carlton-Justin Victor

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Calendar of Workshops Resident Students

Job Searching/Networking Workshop

Thursday, September 23rd at 4:00pm

Monday, November 15th at 4:00pm

Speed Interviewing Workshop

Thursday, September 9th from 4:00pm-5:00pm at North Campus

Tuesday, November 9th from 4:00pm-5:00pm at North Campus

Advanced Resume Workshop:*

This workshop is only for those who have gone to a regular resume workshop or has had a meeting one-on-one with a critique.

Thursday October 14th at 4:00pm

Career center services
Career Center Services Resident Students

  • Career Direct / Career Assessment

  • Job Search and Research

  • Resume Assistance

  • Internships and Experience

  • Interviewing / Mock Interviews

  • Networking

  • Branding

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Graduate Orientation – Fall 2010 Resident Students

Department Sessions – Campus North