Advising

Admissions

Your first step before applying to any college or school on any Indiana University campus is to apply to the university at the Admissions Office, Administration Building, in person or online at The Office of Admissions and be accepted.

Academic Advising Center Staff

The academic advising center provides advising for all health sciences. Each advisor is cross-trained to work with every major in addition to their focus area.

Christine Behrend-Nelson, MSW
Academic Advisor
Focus: Radiography, Dental Hygiene
NS420
cbehrend@iusb.edu

Maria Vilardo, MS
Academic Advisor
Focus: Health Sciences
NS422
mnvilard@iusb.edu

Lori White, MDiv
Academic Advisor
Focus: RN-BSN
NS418
lorwhite@iusb.edu

Laurie Richards
Office Manager
NS416
lar2@iusb.edu

Peer Mentors

The role of our peer mentors is one of a guide, exposing students to various campus facets along their academic career, with the eventual goal of establishing the sense of connectedness that will help freshman as well as upper-class students become an integral part of our college and campus. 

The main goals of the peer mentor is to help fellow students find answers to questions; to share experiences and expertise both in and out of the classroom; and to help students establish links between the campus, faculty and student population.

Our 2017-18 Peer Mentors

Desmond Atem datem@iusb.edu
Gloria Hoffman gwoodcox@iusb.edu
Cedes Wise cebwise@iusb.edu
Daisy Lugo dailugo@iusb.edu
Jordan Walczewski jwalczew@iusb.edu
Joe Fitzhugh joefitz@iusb.edu

Contact:

Office located in Northside Hall 368
Office telephone number: 574-520-4248

Schedule Changes

For information about schedule adjustment refunds, drop deadlines, and other issues related to the semester calendar, please consult the Academic Calendar.

Clinical Application Deadlines

All clinical programs (nursing, dental hygiene, radiography and clinical laboratory sciences) require an application for acceptance into the program. Applications are available through the Advising Center for the BS in Nursing and the AS in Radiography. Applications for the BS in Dental Hygiene are available through the Dental Education program office in Education and Arts room 1250. For information about the application for the BS in Medical Imaging Technology, please contact the department at 574-520-4258. Admissions deadlines are:

Fall

Applications are available February 1st with a due date of March 1st for nursing and radiography (AS). Dental hygiene applications are available November 1st with a due date of March 1st. 

Spring

Applications are available September 1st and due October 1st for nursing only.

Schedule Adjustments (Withdrawal and Late Withdrawal Appeal Policy)

Students may withdraw from courses online through March 12 (11:59 pm) per the Registrar's policy. Please follow the IU South Bend Academic Calendar for refund dates. Beginning March 13, Dwyer College of Health Sciences students who wish to withdraw from a class must complete a Schedule Adjustment Form (from Registrar's Office or DCHS Advising Center) along with our Dwyer College of Health Sciences Late Withdrawal Appeal Form. Both forms must be signed by the student and faculty of the course, indicating a grade of W or F. In addition, students must submit documentation in support of their late appeal (see form for examples). Completed forms must be submitted to Dwyer College of Health Sciences Advising Center, NS416, and will be reviewed by the Assistant Dean and Dean for approval. All appeal requests must be processed no later than three days prior to the last day of the semester (April 24 at 5 pm). Once reviewed, the student will be contacted for further processing.