General Information and Connecting with Staff

I need to meet with my adviser to discuss course registration for next semester and other advising issues. How do I do this?

All faculty and staff, including your academic adviser, will be available to meet via phone or video call. In some cases, depending on CDC and PA guidance, an in-person appointment may be possible. Please email your adviser and ask to set up a virtual appointment.

How do I contact a member of the Advising office staff?

Please use the contact information on our staff page if you would like to set up a meeting (video or phone) with any staff members during this period.

 

Health Professions Advising, and Scholarships and Fellowships

How do I receive guidance on external scholarships and fellowships?

Please reach out to Dean Goldberg or Dean Morris at externalscholarships@lafayette.edu for information and guidance during this time.

How do I receive guidance on health professions advising?

All advising appointments with Dr Waters and Ms Glaus will be conducted by phone (Dr Waters 610.330.5467 or for Ms Glaus 610.330.3355) or via Google Meet. More detailed directions will follow, so stay tuned. For all other inquiries, please email us directly at watersn@lafayette.eduglauss@lafayette.edu and emrickc@lafayette.edu.

As an applicant this year, will anything change with my HPAC committee letter?

No, our HPAC application process for students and alums applying to health professions school this cycle is not changing. We are prepared to conduct HPAC interviews as scheduled through online virtual platforms. Interview protocols will be refined with your interview invitations.

I am early in my preparation for my health professions career. Can HP Advising recommend some proactive steps I can take to insure I remain on track?

Yes, we can.  First, stay healthy and second, remain flexible.  Protocols are changing rapidly and your ability to seek answers on your own and versatility in responding to these challenges will be great preparation for your career!  We also urge you to READ!!  Watch for our emails and updates from campus resources like Gateway Career Center.  Check out and bookmark the professional society webpages for information on this health crisis.  Think of your education in a larger context–MCAT and GRE dates are in flux, but the AAMC and others are trying to contend with STEP 1 and 2 exams.  AACOM and AAMC have the upcoming residency match and the safety of providers on the front lines to manage. The ADA has issued proactive changes to dental education and clinics.  The Physician Assistant Education Association is issuing contingency planning for PAs and their education. The more you READ about how the profession you aspire to join is coping, the better able you will be to cope with any changes to your educational choices.  Try to reflect on and journal about this historical moment. If you feel a need to ACT, why not try to compose drafts of your CV? Seek out next summer’s potential internship programs? Consider your next potential volunteering opportunity? Read a compelling book (see our webpage for suggestions!)? Focus your energy on things under your control? Be patient, and cultivate an ability to withstand some ambiguity and uncertainty.

I am expecting to need a document signed/certified and mailed for the Common App, graduate school, or an FBI background check. What should I do?

Please visit our Forms page and initiate this process with the “Release Form for Dean’s Review/Certification”.

 

Accessibility Services and Accommodations during Lafayette's Spring 2021 Healthy Campus

How do I request my Letter of Accommodation for the Spring 2021 semester?

It is the student’s responsibility to make an official request for accommodations by completing the Letter of Accommodation request form every semester.

  • Complete and submit your Letters of Accommodation Request Form. You will receive an email confirming your submission
  • Your submission will give Accessibility Services permission to distribute the letters to the listed instructors/classes via Google Drive.
  • Please allow at least three to five business days to process your request. Accessibility Services will electronically send each instructor/class that you listed a copy of the letter. You will also receive a copy of the letter via email.

Can I change my accommodations?

If you would like to request to change or modify your existing accommodations, please contact Accessibility Service at resourcehub@lafayette.edu to set up an appointment. If you need to send additional documentation, please submit via email to resourcehub@lafayette.edu

 

How do I schedule an appointment with a staff member from Accessibility Services?

Accessibility Services will continue to meet with students virtually during the semester. Please contact resourcehub@lafayette.edu to schedule an appointment.

 

Academic Resource Hub Remote Learning Services

What support is being offered through the Academic Resource Hub?

The Academic Resource Hub has transitioned support programs to follow the COVID 19 protocols set forth by the college. Visit the Academic Resource Hub for more information regarding specific course support, including Peer Tutoring, Supplemental Instruction, and Mentored Study Group Sessions.  Visit the Hub virtually Monday-Friday 11am-1pm for questions and assistance.

If you have additional specific questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to deanofadvising@lafayette.edu or the appropriate Office of Advising staff member.