The following four colleges/universities comprise the VA ABA Consortium: George Mason University (GMU), Fairfax; Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU), Richmond; Old Dominion University (ODU), Norfolk; and University of Lynchburg. More information and helpful updates about the consortium can be found on the VA ABA Consortium website.
Individuals interested in applying to the ABA programs at University of Lynchburg should first apply online to the VA ABA Consortium at http://spedsurvey.gmu.edu/snap/2016/aba-consortium-application. For Cohort 5, the application deadline is April 1, 2016. Once an applicant is accepted by the ABA Consortium, he/she then applies to University of Lynchburg at http://admissions.lynchburg.edu/apply.
Applications received after April 1, 2016 may be considered, but first preference is given to applications received by the April 1 deadline. New cohorts begin each fall, and each of the four colleges/universities in the consortium may select eight students for each cohort.
Class Location and Schedule
Monday evenings, 4:30 – 7 p.m. (Cohort 3 and Cohort 5) or 7:30 – 10 p.m. (Cohort 4)
University of Lynchburg campus
Former Graduate Studies Building lower level (unless room change is announced)
1501 Lakeside Drive
Lynchburg, VA 24501
Parking Passes are obtained at the Campus Security Office located on the first floor of the Hall Campus Center. Bring your driver’s license, proof of insurance, and car registration.
Campus Security: 434.544.8100
Tuition is set by University of Lynchburg (LC). If there are 20 or more students in the cohort statewide, a 25% tuition discount will be offered off the established tuition rate for LC.
College IDs are obtained at the Campus Security Office located on the first floor of the Hall Campus Center.
Campus Security: 434.544.8100.
You will receive correspondence from the Graduate Studies Office once you are accepted into the course sequence which will include information on how to access your college online accounts (including email).
This course will use Blackboard to keep course documents, your assignments, and other resources you will need for the course. You will be provided with information to access courses on Blackboard.
You are welcome to obtain your books wherever you can purchase them. The LC Campus Store, located in the Dysdale Student Center, will be pleased to order them for you.
Course Delivery Format
Students meet in the former Graduate Studies Building, lower level, for coursework delivered through videoconferencing from multiple locations. The instructor will be either onsite or at a consortium member site. A University of Lynchburg instructor will teach one or two of the six courses offered throughout the consortium.
LC Technology Help Desk
GMU Technology Help Desk
Withdrawing or Dropping Courses
If you choose to withdraw or drop a course, you must inform your professor, but you will not be officially withdrawn unless you process the necessary add/drop form through the LC Registrar’s office, following institutional timelines and processes.