ALU does not have dormitory facilities under its control. Housing is the responsibility of the student. There are many apartments for rent within a 1 to 10 mile radius. Many are within walking distance.
ALU provides a friendly setting in which students may explore concerns of a personal, academic, or career-related nature. Sometimes students experience academic difficulties not because they do not understand the specific course material, but rather due to other factors such as excessive anxiety, poorly developed study skills, or unrealistic expectations about how much they can handle.
ALU will provide students with one transcript at no charge upon graduation. If students wish to order additional transcripts, send a written request containing a signature to the Office of the Registrar.
The textbook list is posted online each session a month before the course starts to allow ample time for students to obtain a textbook. It is the student's responsibility to obtain the textbook(s) required.
ALU believes that study groups can be very valuable in the learning process. They can provide support, discipline, and ready feedback. Hybrid students can form study groups on campus. Areas are made available for students to study together on campus or at designated centers. For online students, ALU provides for “electronic interaction” between students and their Faculty Mentors, which it believes offsets this limitation.
ALU shall provide verifications for all current and past students. All enrollment or degree verification requests are provided in writing. No enrollment or degree verification requests shall be provided verbally.
ALU is committed to accommodating any student with a physical disability. In the delivery of online courses, the most likely physical limitations involve visual impairments, including blindness and dyslexia. Accommodations cannot be provided which would fundamentally alter the nature of the program, cause undue hardship on ALU, or jeopardize the health or safety of others. Reasonable accommodations must specifically address the fundamental limitations of the student’s specific disability. Any other types of disabilities (i.e. psychological disorders) are also assessed on an individual basis. Any physical limitation will be identified in the application process and determination of any necessary accommodations will be acknowledged and provided. A doctor’s statement will be required as needed.
Physical and online resources are made available to all students.