studentservices

ADSM assists its students with a comprehensive range of programs, services facilities to support each student’s academic and personal pursuits. Our primary objective is to provide our students with the resources necessary to create for our students a supportive environment that catalyzes learning, personal development, and career preparation.


Academic Services

Academic Services provides support to students in many capacities. These include personal and academic support for all undergraduate students, program support for faculty in the deliverance of an integrated curriculum, and the monitoring and implementation of the School’s academic policies and procedures. The office advises students about their academic program, and assists them with consultation and referral for academic concerns as well as personal, cultural, and social concerns and quality-of-life issues.

The office provides the following programs and services:


  • Academic advisement;
  • Coordination of the Orientation program;
  • Specific class-based programming;
  • Services for students with learning differences and physical disabilities;
  • Support with difficult personal issues;
  • Coordination of the Dean’s List;
  • Support for students in academic difficulty or on academic probation; and
  • Transfer Student support processes, and curriculum delivery for integrated academic programs.

Services for Students with Disabilities

Academic and support services are available for qualified students with learning disabilities and ADHD, medical and psychological conditions, and sensory and mobility impairments. Students interested in receiving services are responsible for identifying themselves to Disability Services, along with providing qualified and current documentation of their disability and need for academic accommodation(s). Students are strongly encouraged to contact the manager of Disability Services at the outset of their academic career at ADSM

Health & Outreach Services

ADSM provides outreach and programming that will increase students’ awareness and make information available on a wide range of health topics. It is our commitment to provide resources that will help ADSM students develop life skills to assist them in making responsible choices about sexuality, alcohol and other drugs, nutrition, stress management, relationships, eating concerns/disorders, and other health-related behaviors. To this end, ADSM shall designate a Health & Safety Administrator who shall oversee all health and safety related programs, including the following:


  • Personal Counseling - A counselor shall be available to students for the provision of personal counseling and support for issues ranging from stress management, peer and family issues, social engagement, emotional wellness, etc. For more serious issues beyond the scope of ADSM’s personal counseling, the counselor shall refer the student to a qualified medical professional who is licensed to operate in the UAE.
  • Nutrition Counseling - A nutritionist is available to work with students individually and in groups. Topics of discussion can include eating concerns/disorders, weight management, eating for optimum athletic performance, eating “on the go” and general nutrition concerns.
  • Eating Concerns/Disorders - A team consisting of a clinician, a nutritionist, and a therapist will work with students who are diagnosed with an eating disorder.
  • Stress Management - Many opportunities exist to participate in stress management programs, including yoga, exercise, meditation, step aerobics, etc.
  • Sexual Assault Resource Group (SARG) - The SARG program provides resources, support, and advocacy to victims of sexual assault and abuse. As advocates, SARG volunteers assist students by providing information about medical and community resources, as well as options regarding legal, personal, academic, and School disciplinary issues. SARG consists of volunteers drawn from the faculty, administration, and staff. SARG strives to educate the ADSM community about issues of sexual assault, abuse, and harassment.

Financial Service

Student Financial Services provides services to students and their families in the areas of financial aid, financing options, and student accounts. Financial Services staff is available to help with any of the following:


  • Assistance applying for financial aid;
  • Assistance understanding your student account and payment options;
  • Recommendations about financing options;
  • Loan/debt counseling;
  • Planning finances for all four years; and
  • Emergency loans and advances (on a limited basis).

Campus Development & Services

The Office of Campus Development & Services provides a wide range of assistance—building security, shuttle service, lost and found, fire safety and detection, crime prevention, escorts, law enforcement, and emergency ADSM OneCard replacement—24 hours per day, seven days per week, 365 days per year.

ADSM assumes no responsibility for damage to any vehicle while it is parked on ADSM property, during towing, or while in the possession of the towing agent. Please note that any car parked in a space not designated for students may be ticketed and/or towed. In the interest of community safety, and to reduce vandalism and theft, please remove all valuable articles from your car and lock it when not in use.

ADSM considers unauthorized parking in handicap areas a serious offense, and violators may be ticketed and towed. Please honor handicap parking spaces.

Records

Education records are records, files, documents, and other materials maintained by ADSM which contain information directly related to a student.

ADSM maintains the following general records:

  • Admission and current education status records are maintained in Academic Services. These records are open to students and may be reviewed by appointment. ADSM students will be provided copies of ADSM transcripts, degree audits, and their original student essays. Should a student require a transcript, he or she must complete a transcript request in writing at the Registrar’s office.
  • Security and law enforcement records are retained by the Office of the VP of Finance & Administration.
  • Disciplinary records are generally maintained by the Undergraduate and Graduate Student Affairs Offices. Students may review these by appointment.
  • Financial aid records are maintained by Financial Services. Students may review these by appointment. Students are not permitted to review their parents’ financial records, unless the documents were jointly signed and submitted by the parents and the student, or if the parent has given written permission.
  • Campus Development amp; Services also maintains student activities and campus records.
  • School Honor Committee records are kept by the adviser of the Honor Committee. Students may review their records by submitting a written request to the Honor Committee adviser. An appointment will then be made to review the appropriate records in the Student Affairs’ office. In certain instances, records will be redacted to remove references to other students.

Registrar

The Academic Records and Registration Office manages course registration for students and maintains the student transcript, an official record of transfer credit and course work completed at ADSM. The Registrar’s office evaluates course work and certifies graduate and undergraduate degree candidates prior to issuing a diploma.


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