Welcome to the South Baylo University information hub for all things related to COVID-19 and distance learning. Follow the links below to find important information, including course updates and resources for students and faculty. If you need help and cannot find an answer on this website, please contact the person listed on the right for support.
Thank you for your cooperation and patience and we wish you good health!
SBU Notice for covid-19
On Thursday, March 19, Governor Gavin Newsom ordered all individuals living in the State of California to stay home or at their place of residence in an effort to slow the statewide spread of the novel coronavirus. SBU posts important announcement to keep SBU community updated with recent development and changes
Please be advised that some of the information is applied to the Spring quarter only due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
FAQs – Distance Education
@READ: Student Guideline for Distance Learning
- SBU utilizes Google Meet for online live class delivery. Also, SBU uses Google Classroom which is an e-learning platform for a variety of learning activities, communication. Your instructors will provide all class materials and resources via Google Classroom.
- You will receive a Classroom Invitation from your instructor of each course you registered prior to the first class. When you get the invitation, you can access the classroom by clicking the ‘JOIN’ button in your email. Then you will find all information in the classroom. Your instructors will also share Google Meet online links in the classroom or by email.
- For all communication, faculty will use your current email address in the school portal which you provided to the school. Students aren’t required to use SBU email, but they must use their email address provided to the school. If you want to change your primary email in the school system, please submit the Change of Contact form to the Registrar (email@example.com) by email. Then inform your instructor(s) of the new email address.
- After you changed your primary email account in the school portal, please use your previous password and pin. Do not try to re-sign up with a new email address.
- The students who have other Google Suite accounts such as @uci, @usc…, we strongly recommend using another account. A Gmail account is the best one.
- If you recently added new courses, please notify your instructors immediately. Instructors will contact you to allow you to join courses.
Can I receive training on how to handle distance education?
Yes. SBU plans to provide two remote video conference sessions to train you on what to expect distance learning with your SBU faculty will be like.
- Session 1: April 7, 2020 – 10:00 am to 11:00 am
- Session 2: April 9, 2020 – 01:00 pm to 02:00 pm
To join the video meetings, click the link below:
Otherwise, to join by phone, dial +1 513-536-6096 and enter this PIN: 326 215 141#
How can I access distance courses that I registered?
You will receive an invitation email from an instructor of each course you registered prior to the first class. You see “JOIN” button in the invitation email. You can access the distance course by clicking “JOIN” button.
If you did not receive an invitation email, please contact one of the following persons.
- Dr. Pia Melen, 714-533-1495 x:225 or firstname.lastname@example.org
- Dr. Hyo Jung Knag, 714-533-1495 x:232 or email@example.com
- Dr. Henry Choi, 714-533-1495 x:228 or firstname.lastname@example.org
- Dr. Ki Haeng Cho, 213-738-0712 x:136 or email@example.com
- Alex Jung, 213-738-0712 x:203 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Do I need a school email address to access courses?
No, the students do not need a school email address to access courses.
Where can I find information on how to use Google Classroom and Google Meet?
FAQs – Class/Internship Registration
How do I register distance education courses?
How do I add or drop courses?
How do I register clinic internship hours?
SBU will offer the clinical internship hours for the Spring quarter as approved by the ACAOM. The clinic internship training will be provided via distance education due to COVID-19 pandemic. You can register for the clinic internship hours on the school website linked at https://www.southbaylo.edu/web/internship-registration/
The detailed clinical internship schedule can be found on the https://southbaylo.edu/web/data/internship-schedule-spring2020.pdf
If you complete and submit the internship registration form, Clinic Directors will email you the letter of verification after the review of your academic records.
Contact information for Clinic Directors
Anaheim Clinic Director: Dr. Sandjaya Tr, email@example.com
Los Angeles Clinic Director: Dr. Gray Jang, firstname.lastname@example.org
When will school clinics be opened?
Where can I contact the school during the COVID-19 pandemic?
Campus remains open to provide “essential” services. However, during the period of the COVID-19 pandemic, students are encouraged to contact the person listed below by email, if needed.
-Admissions Inquiry: Seon Kim, email@example.com
-Registrar: Woo Jin Han, firstname.lastname@example.org
-International Student Services: Woo Jin Han, email@example.com
-Financial Aid: Mimi Park, firstname.lastname@example.org
-Finance Department: Michelle Jang, email@example.com
-Operation and Personnel Department: Sohila Mohiyeddini, firstname.lastname@example.org
FAQs – International Students
Can I be excused from meeting full course of study requirements?
Yes, full course of study requirements can be waived as a direct result of the impact from COVID-19.
Can I return to the United States if I am continuing my study outside of the country as a result of COVID-19?
Yes. Students who continue to make normal progress in their course of study remain eligible for admission into the United States.
However, because of the changing array of travel restrictions, students should refer to their local embassy’s website through the U.S. Department of State for any updates about visa issuance. Also, DHS and the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) websites provide information about current travel restrictions to the United States.
What is the requirement for Initial status students who have already arrived in the United States?
Initial students currently in the United States that have reported to their school should be made Active in SEVIS and follow the guidelines the school provides to all its F students related to COVID-19.
If Initial students have not arrived in the United States, they should remain in their home country.
Can DSOs electronically send signed Forms I-20 to students instead of physically mailing the forms?
Yes, due to COVID-19, DSOs may electronically send Forms I-20 to student email addresses listed in SEVIS. Schools do not need to request permission from SEVP or report their plans to electronically send Forms I-20 as part of their COVID-19 procedural changes.
SEVP has identified the following methods to sign and send the Form I-20:
• Email a scanned version of the physically signed Form I-20;
• Email a digitally signed Form I-20 using electronic signature software; or
• Email a digitally signed Form I-20 that contains a digitally reproduced copy of a physical signature.
FAQs – Financial Aid
Am I eligible for financial aid even if I register less than 8 units?
Yes. In spring quarter of 2020, students who registered less than 8 units are eligible for financial aid. Please see the Financial Aid Officer, Mimi, for details. She can be reached at email@example.com or 714-533-1495.
When is the disbursement date?
The disbursement date in the spring quarter is 4/30/20.
How will a financial aid check be delivered to each student?
A method of delivering a check to each student is not determined yet as of April 6, 2020. Each student will be informed of the delivery method at the time of disbursement.
FAQs – Registrar
How can I request an official transcript?
How can I change my contact information?
How can I request for leave of absence?
For more information, please visit the Office of Registrar.
FAQs – Library
Are school libraries open during the COVID-19 pandemic?
The Los Angeles and Anaheim libraries will remain closed through June 1, 2020; however, staff are available via email and will continue to provide library services.
No late charges for books that were borrowed in the winter quarter of 2020 will be applied to student accounts.
How can I check out books during the COVID-19 pandemic?
You can check out books with the following procedure.
- Complete and submit the Book Request Form to Vanja Anderson, firstname.lastname@example.org for Anaheim campus or Lily Lin, email@example.com for the Los Angeles campus.
- Students will receive detailed pickup information from the librarian
However, please be advised that you must know the following conditions prior to borrowing books.
– You must return all of the books you borrowed in previous quarters.
– You can not check out textbooks and magazines.
How can I return books to the library during the COVID-19 pandemic?
You can drop off the book(s) at the secured box located in front of the entrance door or mail the book(s) to the school where you picked up at your own expense. Borrowed books must be returned in time.
How can I access library resources during the COVID-19 pandemic?
FAQs – Student Services
How can I contact the Student Services Coordinator?
How can I file a complaint during the COVID-19 pandemic?
Please contact the Student Services Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you want to have a live meeting with our staff, please submit the form below.
Request a live Meeting
Master’s Degree Program
- Dr. Hyo Jeong Kang
- Dr. Ki Haeng Cho
- Dr. Sandjaya Tri
Phone: (714) 533-1495 Ext. 247
- Dr. Gray Deukshin Jang
Phone: (213) 738-0712
DAOM Degree Program
- Dr. Soo Kim: 213-738-0712, email@example.com
- Dr. Rabiha E-Habbal: 714-533-1495 x:312, firstname.lastname@example.org
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