Student Services

ACADEMIC ADVISING

Academic Advising helps students reach their educational and career goals by utilizing the College’s collective resources to refer students to the appropriate academic support services.

 

ADMISSIONS

Interested in a pursuing your degree? We’ll guide you through the application process and answer any questions you have along the way.

CAREER SERVICES

Are you in the process of deciding your career after College? Stop by the office of career services to gain information on internships, fellowships and additional professional development resources.

 

COUNSELING SERVICES

Comprehensive services for your health is important, and we strive to ensure you live a healthy and happy life at Morehouse College. We are happy to provide you with health related advisories and information, student confidentiality and privacy policies, referrals, student insurance forms, and to assist you in maintaining and improving your physical and mental health.

 

DISABILITY SERVICES

Helps qualified-differently abled undergraduate students have accessible coursework, housing, transportation, and activities.

FINANCIAL AID

A college education is a major investment in your future. Learn more information about Scholarships, Grants, Loans, and Work study!

OFFICE OF HOUSING & RESIDENTIAL EDUCATION

The vision for OHRE is to become a “premier collegiate housing and residential education program.” As such, residential education at Morehouse College will be regarded as a leader in collegiate housing and residential life programs in the country featuring a newly designed residential curriculum that enhances the experiences for African-American men.

 

INTERNATIONAL STUDENT SERVICES

The Office of International Student Services is the primary international student support unit at Morehouse providing services, sponsoring and co-sponsoring programs and events during the year to enhance global experiences for the entire campus community.

 

 

LEARNING AND RESOURCE CENTER

Serves students, faculty and staff by providing technological support services, lab and classroom facilities, and multimedia equipment.

 

 

OFFICE OF REGISTRAR

Provides academic services to students, faculty and alumni, including: course information and registration, transcripts, major declaration, new course creation, and much more.

 

SEXUAL MISCONDUCT RESOURCES

Morehouse College is committed to maintaining an environment that is free of unlawful harassment and discrimination. Thus, in accordance with federal law and its commitment to a fair and open campus environment, Morehouse cannot and will not tolerate discrimination against or harassment of any individual or group based upon race, sex, color, religion, ethnic or national origin, gender, genetic information, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, veteran’s status, or any factor that is a prohibited consideration under applicable law. 

 

STUDENT CODE OF CONDUCT

The Code reflects the College’s mission and identity, and it exists to guide conduct, safeguarding and promoting the College’s educational activity. Learn why ethical conduct and compliance with all applicable laws, policies, rules, and regulations is expected at Morehouse College. Gain access to forms regarding violations of these laws, policies, rules and regulations.

 

STUDENT HEALTH SERVICES

Comprehensive services for your health is important, and we strive to ensure you live a healthy and happy life at Morehouse College. We are happy to provide you with health related advisories and information, student confidentiality and privacy policies, referrals, student insurance forms, and to assist you in maintaining and improving your physical and mental health.

ACCESS CARD SERVICES

Provides student I.D. and access to campus operations.

ACADEMIC ADVISING

Students are encouraged to see their academic advisor at least twice each semester. Additionally, Douglass Academic Resource Center's twitter account is another way for students to receive academic advice.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTION 1:
What are some important dates I should be aware of throughout the academic year?

Important registration, withdrawal, advising, and exam dates can be viewed on the Academic Calendar

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTION 2:
Who should students contact when having difficulty communicating with their faculty advisor?

Students who have difficulty identifying or communicating with their faculty advisor(s) should contact their department chair(s).

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTION 3:
Can students pick who they would prefer to advise them?

A Faculty Advisor will be assigned to each student who has declared a major or minor through the appropriate department(s).

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTION 4:
What if I am an undeclared major?

Students who are undecided about their major will be assigned an academic advisor as well. It is imperative that students complete their general education courses and in a timely manner to help ensure they can declare a major by their second semester of their sophomore year.

FOR MORE INFORMATION ON ACADEMIC ADVISING, CLICK HERE

 

ADMISSIONS

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTION 1:
When is Morehouse’s early-action decision and regular action dates?

Morehouse’s early action/early decision date is November 1, 2017. Morehouse’s regular action dates are Spring-November 1 and Fall-February 1.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTION 2:
How many students does Morehouse College enroll every year?

Approximately 2,100 students, representing more than 40 states and 14 countries 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTION 3:
What is Morehouse College’s student to faculty ratio?   14:1

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTION 4:
How many academic divisions does Morehouse College have?

28 majors are offered in three academic divisions: Business Administration and Economics, Humanities, and Social Sciences

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTION 5:
How can prospective students contact Morehouse’s office of admissions?

Prospective students and visitors can contact admissions through the following options:

Mail: Morehouse College ,Office of Admissions, 830 Westview Drive, S.W. Atlanta, GA 30314
Phone Number: (844) 512-6672
Tour Information: Marilyn Bibby, Assistant Director of Campus Tours & Special Events

FOR MORE INFORMATION ON ADMISSIONS, CLICK HERE

 

CAREER SERVICES

The Office of Career Services is dedicated to educating, advising, and connecting students to opportunities for summer and post-graduation in order to foster their intellectual, social, and personal transformations. 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTION 1:

What specific services does your office provide to students?

Students can receive assistance creating resumes, CVs or cover letters, finding and applying for internships/fellowships, interviews, and identifying career pathways

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTION 2:

How can students contact the office of career services?

Students can email Bridget Baggett, Director of Career Development & Engagement at bridget.baggett@morehouse.edu . Additionally, students can call her office at 470-639-0723

FOR MORE INFORMATION ON CAREER SERVICES, CLICK HERE

 

COUNSELING SERVICES

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTION 1:

Who can students contact if they need emergency assistance?

If the student is on campus and in need of assistance they can call 404-215-2666. If they are off campus during a time they need emergency assistance they can call 911.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTION 2:

Does Morehouse make accommodations for students with disabilities?

Yes, disability services are offered at the Counseling Resource Center. At the Student Counseling & Disability Center we care and we are committed to the personal development and success of every Morehouse College Student. 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTION 3:
Is Counseling Free? All registered full- time and part-time students receive free counseling?

Our team of professionals, including licensed psychologists, counselors, counseling interns and an administrative assistant, are available to campus organizations, academic departments, administrators and staff for presentations. Counseling resources provide support for students in need of individual assistance, and encourages self-learning in a confidential environment.

FOR MORE INFORMATION ON COUNSELING SERVICES, CLICK HERE

 

DISABILITY SERVICES

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTION 1:
How can students with disabilities receive accommodations for completing assignments?

Recommendations for academic accommodations are generally listed in the documentation presented by students from their doctors. Once the student presents this documentation to Disability Services, the student’s professors will make the accommodations.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTION 2:

Does disability services specialize in compensatory techniques and coping strategies?

The Center helps students understand their learning strengths and weaknesses, explains how their disabilities may affect their performance in courses, chosen careers, or social settings, and teaches students compensatory strategies to improve their chances at success in life.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTION 3:
Housing allots a certain number of spaces within the residence halls. These spaces can be used to accommodate the needs of students with disabilities. In order to use one of the allotted spaces, a student must provide the Center with documentation of a disability-related need for special housing.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTION 4:
Are workshops offered for students to learn?

Each semester the Center offers a series of informational workshops on topics like individual learning styles; improving study skills, managing your time, enhancing your memory and preparing for a test. These workshops are announced through NSO, CASA, via email and on signs posted throughout campus.

FOR MORE INFORMATION ON DISABILITY SERVICES, CLICK HERE

 

FINANCIAL AID

The primary purpose of Morehouse’s Office of Financial Aid is to serve students who need assistance in meeting the basic cost of their education.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTION 1:
Who is eligible for financial aid?

Because funds are limited, federal and state regulations require that these funds go to students who completed their FAFSA and demonstrate financial need. The FAFSA can be completed as early as January 1 for the following year. Morehouse’s priority deadline for filing the FAFSA is February 15. The deadline for submitting all necessary documentation pertaining to the FAFSA is April 1.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTION 2:
What types of financial aid are available to Morehouse students?

There are four types of financial aid available to Morehouse students: Scholarships, Grants, Loans and Work-study

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTION 3:
How do I pay the balance not covered by financial aid?

The college has made arrangements with The Tuition Pay Plan and Higher Education Services for parents to make monthly payment.  To contact them, highereducationservices.com 1-800-422-0010

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTION 4:
I have an outside scholarship. Should I notify the financial aid office?

Yes. If you are receiving a scholarship or any other form of financial aid from university, private, or government sources, you must report it to the Office of Financial Aid. You will be liable in the event that you receive a refund generated by a financial aid over-award.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTION 5:
Do I have to be a full time to receive financial aid?

Some aid does require full-time enrollment (12 hours per semester), but most programs including Pell grants, supplemental grants, work-study, and federal loans do not require full time enrollment. However, they do require at least half time enrollment. Part time students may also receive aid, but your award amount will be adjusted based on the number of credits for which you enroll. If you have a question about a type of aid not listed above, please contact the Office of Financial Aid.

FOR MORE INFORMATION ON FINANCIAL AID, CLICK HERE

 

OFFICE OF INTERNATIONAL STUDENT SERVICES

Through fellowship groups, fun events, and mentoring opportunities, the members of Morehouse's international community support one another and seek to grow together as a diverse family.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTION 1:
What is the first step, for international students, in the application process?

The first step is the same for every student.  Go to the Admissions link on our website.  Click on “common application” and complete it.  As you complete the application, including your test scores, references and essays, the admissions team will forward your name and information to the Office of International Student Services for follow up.  Following admission you will hear from the Office of International Student Services regarding visa interview requirements, the I-20 document and college expectations.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTION 2:
Are there special scholarships for international students?

No. Each application is considered individually.  Exceptional students will be given every consideration for available awards and resources.  We encourage all students to stack the deck by seeking outside resources in addition to Morehouse College scholarships only!  It always works to your advantage.

FOR MORE INFORMATION ON INTERNATIONAL STUDENT SERVICES, CLICK HERE

 

LEARNING RESOURCES CENTER

The Learning Resource Center is comprised of the following divisions:

Kilgore Residential Commons
The Kilgore Residential Commons will serve as the hub of student engagement around matters related to Residential Education, Housing Services, First-Year Experience, International Student Services and LGBT-Inclusion 

Kilgore Dean's Suite
The Kilgore Dean's Suite is the home of the Dean of the College, the Associate Dean of the College for Student Life, the Assistant Dean of the College for Student Conduct and the Assistant Director of Student Services 

Mays Hall Center for Career, Professional and Personal Development
This will serve as the hub of development for Morehouse College students around career planning and professional services, scholarships office, and Compass Enrollment Management Center

Archer Hall Center for Recreation, Intramurals and Fitness and Student Leadership
The Office of Recreation, Intramurals, and Fitness and Student Leadership will be housed in Archer Hall. This will also serve as a hub for student leadership with office space for SGA, CASA, RHA, Maroon Tiger, and the Torch Yearbook 

White Hall ROTC Center of Excellence
Serves as the hub for the Navy and Army ROTC units for the Metropolitan Atlanta, inclusive of the AUC

John Hope Park
Serves as the central point for student social engagement. The following spaces will be used as follows: Green Space, Stage, Fraternity-Life Benches, Seating Areas, Grilling area **pending approval from campus leadership

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTION 1:
Does Morehouse provide resources for LGBTQIA students?

Yes, located on the first floor of Kilgore Residence Hall, the Bayard Rustin Resource Center serves to provide an affirming space for various gender and sexual identities. The director of this resource centers facilitates campus programming in collaboration with Morehouse Safe Space, Morehouse’s gender and sexuality student collective. The LGBT Resource Center consists of a cozy student lounge which houses our small library of over 100 books, a collection of current magazines, a growing DVD library of both entertaining and educational films, several varieties of organizational and education pamphlets, and sexual health resources.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTION 2:
When will the Bayard Rustin Resource Center officially open for LGBTQIA students?

TBD

FOR MORE INFORMATION ON LEARNING RESOURCES, CLICK HERE

 

OFFICE OF THE REGISTRAR 

A Registrar:

  • Maintains the academic records of the institution
  • Schedules and registers students for classes
  • Schedules space and times for classes
  • Ensures that students meet graduation requirements
  • Plans commencement ceremonies
  • Processes grades
  • Prepares transcripts and diplomas
  • Produces data about students and classes
  • Ensures student data privacy requirements are met (FERPA)

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS 1:
How do I add/drop a course?

Students may drop and/add courses or change sections (during the period specified in the academic calendar) by picking up and completing a drop/add form from the Records and Registration office.

Please Note: Signatures of your department chair and course instructor are required.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS 2:
How do I cross register for courses?

The Atlanta Regional Council for Higher Education’s Cross Registration Program allows students at Morehouse College (home) to broaden their academic experience by registering for courses at any of the 19 member institutions and receive credit, while paying tuition costs to the home institution. Applications are available at The Office of Records & Registration, Gloster Hall – room 106, at http://www.atlantahighered.org/crossregistration

http://www.morehouse.edu/recordsregistration/arche.html

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS 3:
How can students request transcripts?

You can order transcripts using any major credit card. Your card will only be charged after your order has been completed. To order an official transcript(s), login to the Clearinghouse secure site. The site will walk you through placing your order, including delivery options and fees. You can order as many transcripts as you like in a single session. A $2.25 processing fee will be charged per recipient.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS 4:
What’s a normal and maximum course load for a student?

During the fall and spring semesters, the normal course load is 15-16 semester hours. An overload is any course load in the fall or spring semester in excess of 19 semester hours. The student must have a cumulative grade-point average of at least 3.0, with signed approval from the dean of the division in which the student has selected his major. An overload shall not result in a course load in excessive of 22 semester hours. Students are not permitted to take an overload during the summer session.

FOR MORE INFORMATION ON OFFICE OF THE REGISTRAR, CLICK HERE

 

SEXUAL MISCONDUCT RESOURCES

It is the policy of Morehouse College to respect the rights and dignity of the individual. Sexual misconduct, including sexual violence or sexual harassment, violates this principle and will not be tolerated. The College is committed to taking immediate, equitable and effective steps to respond to sexual misconduct, to prevent its recurrence, and to address its effects.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTION 1:
Does the Morehouse sexual misconduct policy and its procedures replace the criminal justice system?

No, In the event that an individual files a report with Campus Police, the Morehouse College Police Department will report to the Atlanta Police Department certain alleged crimes, including some forms of Sexual Harassment, Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, or Stalking, which occur in Atlanta, Fulton County and constitute a felony under Georgia law. 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTION 2:
What is the role of Morehouse’s Title IX Coordinator?

Terraine Bailey, Morehouse’s current Title IX Coordinator, coordinates efforts to comply with Title IX. The Title IX Coordinator addresses and oversees the investigation and resolution of all complaints related to sexual and gender-based harassment involving students, faculty, staff, visitors, and vendors, including Sexual Misconduct and Assault, Sexual Harassment, Dating Violence, Domestic Violence, or Stalking. The title IX office is located in the Office of General Counsel and Compliance (Gloster 109).                                                     

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTION 3:
Where can Morehouse’s sexual misconduct procedures be found?
All procedures can be found at the following link: https://www.morehouse.edu/media/titleix/Sexual-Misconduct-Policy.pdf and will continually be published on the College’s intranet, as well as external website.              

FOR MORE INFORMATION ON TITLE IX, CLICK HERE                                               


STUDENT CODE OF CONDUCT

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTION 1:
What is the purpose of Morehouse’s student code of conduct? 

To communicate to all employees and students an expectation and requirement of ethical conduct and compliance with all applicable laws, policies, rules and regulations.

Where can the code of conduct policy be accessed? Please see the following link to access the Code of Conduct Policy: Morehouse College | Code of Conduct - Atlanta

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTION 2:
Is there a telephone number that students and employees of the college can use? If so, what are the hours of availability?

Students and employees can call our Ethics Line at 1-888-299-0540. They are available 24 hours a day and 7 days a week.

FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THE CODE OF CONDUCT POLICY, CLICK HERE

  

STUDENT HEALTH SERVICES 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTION 1:
What is Morehouses health insurance waiver criteria and process? 

Click here to read more information on the Waiver Criteria and Waiver Process.

All students must complete their waiver petition and supply any additional information before the waiver deadline of August 26th. Students who do not comply will remain enrolled in the Morehouse College Student Health Insurance plan, and will be held responsible for payment of the premium. 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTION 2:
How can students submit and gain access to health records and immunization forms? 

In an effort to improve patient care and diagnostic and patient outcomes, the Student Health Center implemented the electronic health recording (EHR) system, Medicat. Medicat is an EHR system developed specifically for student health centers and allows for easy access to health records for students and practitioners. Students are able to use the Medicat portal to: Upload their Pre-Entrance Health Form , Access their health records for all visits to the SHC, and Access and print immunization records. 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTION 3:
Does Morehouse have a student health center? 

Yes, The James B. Ellison, Sr. Student Health Center provides healthcare for all students registered in the current semester with four (4) or more credit hours. In case of illness, students are encouraged to visit the Student Health Center during normal hours of operation (Monday-Friday 9am-5pm). 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTION 4:
Is medical treatment free for Morehouse students?  

Medical treatment in the Student Health Center is FREE to all eligible Morehouse College students. A portion of student fees is designated to defray the cost of campus health services. Students are not required to pay for diagnosis, treatment or medication dispensed from the drug formulary. 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTION 5:

Does the Student Health Services have any required documentation for students?  

A pre-entrance medical examination and immunization form is required of all new and transfer students upon entering the College. In case of illness, students are urged to use Student Health Center during the hours of operation. Parents or guardians will be notified of any serious illness, accident or injury.

Students entering the health center are required to register at the front desk with their name, classification and the time of the visit. All students requiring medical service must complete a medical history and insurance information form. Students must present a valid Morehouse I.D. to be treated.

Students who have other insurance coverage (through their parents or other sources) are asked to have their insurance card or provide the Student Health Center with the necessary information regarding their insurance coverage (i.e., name of insurance company, complete address, telephone number, and policy and/or group number).

FOR MORE INFORMATION ON STUDENT HEALTH SERVICES, CLICK HERE

 

TIGER STUDENT CARD ID 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTION 1:
Where can I get my student id card made?

All students must go to Office of Access Control and get their picture taken and card processed.
Access Control is located in the basement of Sale Hall.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTION 2:
What is the importance of a student id card?

The student ID card is essential to the student’s accessibility of campus resources and operations. Some of these include access to meal plans, Woodruff Library, AUC campus entry, Campus events, book vouchers, payroll, and printing.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTION 3:
If a student misplaces their student id can they get another one remade for free?

No, all students will be charged for misplaced student ID cards.