Student Services

Relativity School takes a holistic approach towards developing the full potential of each student and learning doesn't just happen in the classroom. Our job is to enrich the lives of our students and support a lifetime of achievement by fostering personal/professional best practices, facilitating collaborative experiences, empowering creative expressions and supporting our students in their needs.

We start as soon as you arrive with three full days immersed in informational tours, workshops, mixer events and faculty advisement. These are all part of The Relativity School First Year Experience which continues throughout the semester with breakout sessions and weekend workshops. A complete list of offerings is presented on your first day but some highlights include:

4-Year Career Development Commitment

  • Access to workshops, master classes + Hollywood Insider Series events
  • Resume + Cover Letter editing appointments
  • Access to exclusive Internships + Pre-Professional Opportunities
  • Career Information Release completion
  • 1:1 career development sessions w/ Director of Campus Life + Career Development
  • Development of online professional portfolio for relativityschool.org
  • Posting of online professional portfolio for relativityschool.org
  • Pre-graduation exit counseling session
  • Employment Placement Assistance
  • Relativity Job Boards
  • Verification of Employment

Developed by: Jennifer Boen
Director of Campus Life + Career Development

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BEFORE ORIENTATION

All new students complete part one of the following Everfi courses prior to arrival on campus for Orientation:

  • AlcoholEDU – AlcoholEDU is designed to help you make healthy and safe decisions while attending college.
  • Haven – Haven is a program created to address relationship violence, sexual assault and stalking.
  • Transit – Transit empowers you with the skills to successfully manage your finances while in school and beyond and minimizes dropout and student loan defaults through education.
DURING ORIENTATION

As soon as you arrive on campus, orientation starts with three full days immersed in informational tours, workshops, mixer events and faculty advisement. These are all part of The Relativity School First Year Experience which continues throughout the semester with breakout sessions and weekend workshops. A complete list of offerings is presented on your first day but some highlights include:

  • Goal Setting Workshop
  • Organizing Your Life
  • The Green Initiative
  • One-On-One with your Faculty Advisement
  • Financial Literacy
  • Paying Back Your Student Loans
  • Computer Lab
  • Safety Overview + Emergency Protocols
  • Best Practices for School + Life
  • Library Tour and Research Workshop
  • Nutrition + Wellness
REGISTRAR

The Registrar is responsible for the academic integrity of student records. The Registrar verifies enrollment for current and previous students, distribute grade, issues transcripts, processes degree petitions, performs degree audits, and issues diplomas. The Registrar also assist students with course registration, student status inquiries and procedures (Leave of Absence, Withdraw, etc.) and informs students of satisfactory academic progress. Student class attendance is also monitored and recorded by the Registrar.

FINANCIAL AID

Relativity School is committed to assisting students and their family in financing their education. Financial aid assistance is provided in various programs such as Federal Pell Grants, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant, Federal Direct Loans and Parent PLUS loans. All domestic students must file a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to qualify for any Federal Financial Aid.

PERSONAL ADVISING

Students that may be experiencing personal difficulties too specialized to handle in school will be advised of appropriate referrals to professional agencies within the community. Students wishing to discuss such a situation should make an appointment with the Director of Student Services or appropriate staff person. The confidentiality of the students will be respected. Students also have access to WellConnect, a confidential and voluntary counseling and resource referral service provided at no cost by Relativity School.

Additionally, the Dean of Student Services oversees a team of trained professionals centered in the Hub in F-10. Student Services provides a wide offering of services, from personal counseling, career counseling, extracurricular programming, international services, transportation solutions, to registrar services and financial aid. For any of these services, appointments are available upon a student’s request.

INTERNATIONAL STUDENT SERVICES

The Dean of Student Services coordinates assistance for enrolled International Students and ensures immigration compliance. A non-immigrant student F-1 Visa is required for all degree programs. Relativity School will assist students in obtaining such visas and will confirm student status with inquiring agencies. An I-20 immigration form will be issued to the student upon meeting all entrance and financial requirements. The student must take the I-20 form to the U.S. Embassy or Consulate in his or her county of residence to obtain a student visa in order to enter the United States. All students who attend Relativity School with a valid non-immigrant student status are required to comply with all United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and United States Citizenship and Immigration services (USCIS) regulations.

If you are unsure about a policy (i.e., wish to change your course of study, travel outside the United States, or accept employment), always check with the International Student advisor, who is the key contact for all international students. The International Student Advisor serves as the Designated School Official (DSO) on behalf of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. They also provide assistance and guidance with policies and procedures regarding non-immigrant student issues.

CAREER SERVICES
The school employs a Director of Campus Life + Career Development in Student Services that consults with students on professional goal-setting and arranges for additional pre-professional and professional opportunities. Student Services will reach out to new students to set an initial appointment and exit interviews. Workshops and Special Events are scheduled regularly for student support and development. See the Relativity School Professional Development Commitment for more information about career development, support and services. Specialized appointments are available upon request to address career-related issues or questions. Our goal in this process is to strongly position all students for gainful employment.
HEALTH AND WELLNESS

At Relativity School, we encourage students, faculty and staff to take care the “whole” you—including your body, mind and spirit. College can be overwhelming during necessary periods of high-level stress (final exams, project debuts, professionals) so we offer workshops, informational events, local resources, student discounts and support services to keep our students on the right path.

Student Resource Services (WellConnect) provides students, faculty and staff at Relativity School with confidential and professional guidance including personal concerns and anything that may affect your performance at school. Counselors are available by telephone 24 hours a day, every single day including holidays and weekends. These services are provided Relativity School at no cost.

Counseling services include immediate and ongoing support for:

  • Stress from school, home or job
  • Worries about not having enough money
  • Relationship issues with a spouse, boyfriend, girlfriend or parents
  • One-On-One with your Faculty Advisement
  • Financial Literacy
  • Paying Back Your Student Loans
  • Drug or alcohol problems that affect you or a loved one
  • Worries about children or finding a good child care
  • Test anxiety or time management challenges
  • Library Tour and Research Workshop
  • Housing or roommate problems

 

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