Several advising options are available at Grace University. First, full-time faculty members are available for academic advising. Faculty members are available during regular business hours for consultation with regard to academic and career planning. The scope of the academic advice includes:
1. Analyzing interests related to academic and career planning; or 2. Determining the best educational program for achieving a chosen career or goal; 3. Selecting courses and student activities that maximize opportunities and potential; 4. Developing an academic plan that encompasses both the course work and the supplemental needs of the student.
New Student Orientation
The New Student Orientation program assists first-time students and new transfer students in their transition to GU. This program exposes new students to broad-based educational opportunities on campus and introduces students to college life. This orientation is also designed to familiarize them with campus facilities, policies and regulations, faculty, administrators, and staff. The University offers this orientation during the first week of each quarter.
Library orientation is designed to help new and current students learn more about library services and resources. This orientation is held at the beginning of each quarter for all students. The University also offers this orientation by appointment, at any time.
In order to assist its degree students, the University provides job placement assistance within the University and through its network affiliations with business-related companies. Assistance in the preparation of a resume is provided upon student request. In addition, a bulletin board is maintained with job announcements and career opportunities. Students' personal resumes are maintained for alumni at their request. These services are provided at no cost to the students. The University, however, does not guarantee employment or a specific level of income from its placement assistance. All these services are available from the Office of Student Services.
Grace University provides tutorial assistance to students who indicate a need for such service. Course instructors are the primary source for this assistance. The purpose is to permit in-depth discussions regarding class presentations and materials presented in class. The service is provided at no cost to the student. The University encourages students to take advantage of the free tutoring services.
The University does not provide student housing. However, there are many private apartments and boarding houses around the University. Please find the following housing information: (A)Grace University does not have dormitory facilities under its control (B) There is plenty of housing available near the university and in surrounding areas. Costs vary depending on the area and type of housing. (C) Grace University has no responsibility to find or assist a student in finding housing. Student Handbook Students are strongly encouraged to familiarize themselves with this handbook as it offers current and pertinent information. It describes various student activities available on campus, as well as the rules and regulations affecting the students.
The University provides a student lounge with lunchroom, microwave, wireless Internet on campus and quiet and comfortable studying area. Every quarter the University hosts a party for students, faculty, and staff to welcome new students and as a reunion for returning students.
Refusal of Service
The University may refuse any type of service to students who have an unpaid tuition and/or fees balance. The University may refuse a student who has left matriculation with financial obligations unclear.
Transnational Association of Christian Colleges and Schools (TRACS)
In accordance with requirements issued by the U.S. Department of Education, any student who has already followed the Grievance/Complaint Procedures as specified above, and feels the issue is not resolved, may contact our accrediting agency: Transnational Association of Christian Colleges and Schools (TRACS)
Grace University is a member of the Transnational Association of Christian Colleges and Schools (TRACS) http://www.tracs.org/ [15935 Forest Road, Forest, VA 24551; Telephone: (434) 525-9539; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org], having been awarded Candidate Status as a Category II institution by the TRACS Accreditation Commission on April 13, 2021. This status is effective for a period of up to five years. TRACS is recognized by the United States Department of Education (ED), the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA), and the International Network for Quality Assurance Agencies in Higher Education (INQAAHE).
Instructions for Filing a Complaint with TRACS
Individuals should be able to make an inquiry to TRACS regarding a complaint or about issues and concerns that could be considered complaints. At such time, TRACS will direct the individual to the TRACS website (www.tracs.org) with instructions to download a packet containing: Policies and Procedures for Complaints against Member Institutions; TRACS Complaint Information Sheet; TRACS Complaint Processing Form.
TRACS’s response and its obligations to meet the specific timetables outlined in these procedures will begin only after the complainant submits all documents required in the TRACS Complaint Information Sheet.
A formal complaint is one that is: Submitted in writing using the TRACS Complaint Processing Form (including answering fully all the questions and attaching all required supporting documentation); Signed; Sent to the attention of the President of TRACS by the complainant(s). Complaints which are not in writing, anonymous, or sent electronically or through facsimile transmission will not be considered.
Two hard copies of the fully completed TRACS Complaint Processing Form and all supporting documents are to be sent, not electronically nor through facsimile transmission, to President, Transnational Association of Christian Colleges and Schools, 15935 Forest Rd. Forest VA 24551.