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The Support You Need to Reach Your Goals
At American Sentinel College, you will receive a Student Success Advisor whose purpose is to support you in achieving your academic goals. Your Student Success Advisor is available to help answer your questions, offer encouragement and direct you to the resources you need to complete your degree.
In March of 2021, American Sentinel University officially merged with Post University® to become American Sentinel College of Nursing & Health Sciences at Post University. Please pardon our appearance as we update all of our services to reflect our new name.
The American Sentinel student site is available as soon as you enroll at American Sentinel. The student site provides one central location where you can print your grades, look at your upcoming courses, view your account ledger, and find contact information.
The Student Center is located within the online classroom and is filled with helpful resources including tutorials, student lounges, course overviews, and staff contact information. Students in the MSN, NP, RN-BSN/MSN, MSN/MBA-HC, IPC Certificate and DNP programs will need to create a CastleBranch account prior to completing their practice experience hours. This guide is helpful when setting up an account.
The Writing Center
The writing center provides templates and tips to help you with required writing and research. The writing center also provides fast, detailed feedback on any paper drafts that you would like revised or edited.
Our online tutoring services are accessible 24 hours a day, seven days a week. You can submit papers for review, chat with a tutor and get your questions answered quickly.
The American Sentinel virtual library features searchable, licensed databases with millions of articles, links to online resources, references, software-downloaded sites and learning tools.
American Sentinel’s virtual librarians are accessible 24 hours a day, seven days a week via email. These professionals are knowledgeable about American Sentinel’s degree programs and the sources available for research and assignments. All are highly trained in library and research services and many hold Ph.D.s.
In recent surveys, students responded that they were 100 percent satisfied with the librarians’ friendliness and timely service.
Accommodations for Students with Disabilities
American Sentinel College is an Equal Opportunity Educational Institution and is committed to providing access to students with disabilities in accordance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA). Applicants, prospective students or current students with disabilities have the following rights and responsibilities:
- A statement or report from a licensed psychologist or psychiatrist that includes the following items:
- Statement of DSM-IV condition or impairment.
- Summary of assessment procedures used to make the diagnosis.
- Description of present symptoms and fluctuating condition symptoms in relation to the impairment.
- Current medications and side effects.
- A description of functional limitations in a major life activity.
- Recommendations for reasonable accommodations for the classroom and clinical setting (for the online classroom).
All students seeking accommodation under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act or the ADA must submit documentation of physical or mental disability from qualified medical or testing personnel. Expenses incurred in obtaining such documentation are the responsibility of the student. The following documentation should be forwarded to the university president upon admission or at any time concurrent with a request for accommodations:
For physical disabilities:
- A statement of the physical impairment from a licensed healthcare professional who is qualified and currently or recently associated with the student.
- A statement as to how the student is limited in functionality in a major life activity.
- Recommendation for reasonable classroom accommodations.
- In the case of hearing impairment, the student should also submit a report from an audiologist that includes the results of an audiogram, type of hearing loss (conductive, sensor, or neural) and the degree of the hearing loss (for resident programs such as the DNP Educational Leadership).
For mental disabilities:
- Right to equal access to all programs.
- Disability records will be maintained separately from academic records. Disability records will be used solely to determine appropriate services.
- Responsibility to give advance notification of accommodations needed prior to the beginning of enrollment.
- Responsibility to submit both documentation of their disability and a request for services.
- Responsibility to initiate the request for services or accommodations. Requests should be addressed to the university president. Students must communicate to the university president or designated members of the university staff the nature of their disability and any necessary and reasonable accommodations to allow them full participation in programs.
- Students must meet the requirements of the academic program of study with or without reasonable accommodation. Students are encouraged to submit a special needs request for any disability requiring accommodation immediately following enrollment and prior to starting classes. Once the university’s review has been completed and reasonable accommodations have been determined, an appropriate start date can be determined for the student.
For learning disabilities:
- A diagnostic interview by a qualified evaluator that includes historical information of learning difficulties in elementary, secondary and post-secondary education.
- A comprehensive diagnostic interview that addresses relevant background information supporting the impairment, including developmental history, academic history and psychosocial history.
- A record of comprehensive testing that is current (within past two years and after age of 18).
- A description of functional limitations in a major life activity.
- Recommendations as to reasonable accommodations for the classroom and clinical setting.
If a student wishes to file a complaint regarding any disability discrimination, the student should notify the university president within 10 calendar days of the discrimination incident. A hearing will be scheduled within seven calendar days of the notification at which time the student has the right to present further evidence and bring witnesses to support their position. Students also have the right to file an ADA or Section 504 complaint with the State Office of Civil Rights (OCR).