How does this impact my program?
With the arrangement, DMAC administrators will stop enrolling students, providing instruction and managing operations as of Oct. 19, 2017. Lynn University will manage the transition to ensure business as usual for students. DMAC students may transfer to Lynn with the same semester schedule, faculty, tuition rates and financial aid eligibility, plus added benefits, which include access to additional academic majors and enhanced student services on Lynn’s campus.
DMAC students may also choose to participate in a teach-out provision, which provides the same semester schedule, faculty, tuition rates and financial aid eligibility, without the use of the additional Lynn services.
Lynn and DMAC have established transition teams at both institutions to quickly and effectively address inquiries and expedite program completion for all DMAC students. Upon completion of your program, Lynn University will confer your degree.
Do I have to transfer or accept the transfer or teach-out option?
Yes, if you want to complete your current program. Otherwise, you may choose not to proceed or you may transfer to another institution.
Is there a due date to make this transfer or teach-out decision?
DMAC will cease operations as of Oct. 19, so students must elect an option by Oct. 19. The new semester begins on Oct. 23. All degrees earned after Oct. 19 will be conferred by Lynn University.
If I decide the teach-out option can I choose to transfer later?
Yes, you may transfer to Lynn at any time. The teach-out will only be offered for a limited time to aid the transition for DMAC students, so if you choose to transfer now, you may not switch to the teach-out option later.
What is the transfer process?
Students will need to complete a form indicating their choice of either transfer or teach-out option. If you have not already completed the form, contact Mike Arsenault at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Will all my credits transfer?
Lynn has agreed that DMAC students will be able to transfer all of the academic credits they have earned at DMAC so that they can proceed in their program on the same schedule, the same semester-based system and the same tuition as DMAC was charging. There will be no transfer fees.
DMAC students who transfer to Lynn University and maintain the same academic program will not be required to take additional courses. DMAC required undergraduate general education courses will be substituted by Lynn University core courses, however. The university will waive the requirement for a minimum number of courses to be taken at Lynn.
What is a teach-out provision?
A teach-out provision is a written plan developed by an institution that provides for the equitable treatment of students if an institution ceases to operate before all students have completed their program of study. In this case, students who wish to remain enrolled at DMAC can opt for a teach-out by which Lynn University faculty will continue to offer their program on behalf of DMAC. This would not entail any change in tuition or fees, schedule or location of courses. Upon completion of your program, Lynn University will confer your degree.
If I’m graduating in December, do I need to choose?
Yes. DMAC will cease operations as of Oct. 19.
I finish my degree on Oct. 18. What does this mean for me?
You will graduate with a DMAC degree.Stay tuned for more details about commencement from DMAC. Additionally, you will be welcomed into the Lynn alumni family. If you’re continuing education, you also will have opportunities with Lynn.
Can I take a combination of Lynn and DMAC courses?
Yes, DMAC students who transfer also will have the opportunity to select a Lynn major. Students pursuing a Lynn major must complete Lynn’s program requirements and pay standard Lynn tuition.
Will I graduate with a DMAC degree or Lynn degree?
Upon completion of your program, Lynn University will confer your degree. When the transaction is complete, DMAC will close and cease operations.
Will my tuition increase?
DMAC students can proceed in their program on the same schedule, the same semester-based system and the same tuition that DMAC was charging. Lynn will offer scholarships to match the difference between DMAC and Lynn tuition to current DMAC students and new students enrolling during the 2017-18 academic year. This means your out-of-pocket cost will remain at its current level through completion of your degree as long as you remain in your existing academic program. Incremental annual tuition increases may still apply.
DMAC students enrolled prior to January 2018 who leave their current academic programs, but decide to come back at a later date, may be eligible for scholarships at reduced tuition rates.
How do I apply my federal financial aid to Lynn?
You will need to re-submit your FAFSA to include Lynn’s OPE ID number (001505). For more information, please contact Lynn Student Financial Services at +1 561-237-7185.
What is Lynn’s FAFSA code?
The Free Application for Student Federal Aid (FAFSA) code for Lynn University is 001505.
How can I help ensure my financial aid is unaffected?
Students can have their FAFSA records sent to Lynn University for continuance of financial aid processing for this academic year. This should be done prior to Oct. 19, 2017.
Will current DMAC scholarships transfer to Lynn?
Will I be eligible for new scholarships?
All students are encouraged to apply for scholarships and aid that may help offset cost of attendance. Please contact Lynn’s Student Financial Services team at +1 561-237-7185 to discuss specific details regarding individual scenarios, including eligibility to Lynn scholarships.
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Will Lynn keep current Federal work study and DMAC student jobs?
Yes. Depending on the type of student job you hold, you will be advised to complete required paperwork through the Hannifan Center for Career Connections or directly with Employee Services so that you can be added to Lynn’s payroll. Checks and direct deposits are distributed on a bi-weekly basis.
Will we have access to Lynn’s student jobs?
Yes. Speak with Career Connections to identify Federal Work Study, Lynn internship and paid student worker opportunities. Employee Services can also advise students about Graduate Assistant roles. Click here for more information.
Do I need to pay for a parking pass?
No. You will receive your parking pass upon registering your vehicle at orientation Oct. 20.
Will we still have 7.5-week courses?
Will we still have the three main semesters?
Does Lynn use Canvas?
Yes. To ensure a smooth process, Lynn will maintain DMAC’s Canvas until all students are transitioned to Lynn’s campus. You will receive a Lynn ID, student number and lynn.edu email address at orientation on Oct. 20. After this, please watch DMAC’s Canvas closely for updates regarding the transition to Lynn’s Canvas.
What will happen to our licenses and storage?
All Adobe licensing will be transferred to Lynn and become accessible through your new lynn.edu email address. Our IT team is committed to making this transition as smooth as possible. More details will follow the Oct. 20 orientation.
How/where will we enroll in classes now? Do we still enroll two semesters at a time?
See your academic advisor to enroll in classes. Yes, DMAC students will still enroll two semesters at a time through the 2017-18 academic year. DMAC students may also elect to enroll in Lynn classes now, which are offered in 15-week and 8-week terms (depending on the program).
Where will I take classes?
Most hands-on studio classes will be offered at the former DMAC facility, which will become the Lynn University Design and Media Arts Center. Other core classes and electives may take place on the Lynn University main campus at 3601 North Military Trail, Boca Raton, Florida.
Will my professors change?
All DMAC faculty will be extended offers of employment by Lynn, contingent upon completion of background and credential checks. You will also gain access to new highly qualified faculty at Lynn who will bring additional skills and experience. We anticipate little or no disruption to courses because classes will in most cases be taught by faculty members within the same academic disciplines.
How does Lynn manage grades and attendance?
Lynn University issues a scholarship index (GPA, or grade point average) at the midterm point and at the end of each semester. The 4.0 GPA is determined by dividing the total number of earned quality points by the number of hours. Students can find this grade at my.lynn.edu or grades.lynn.edu.
Attendance is taken at each meeting of an on-campus class, or via discussion participation and assignment completion in online classes. Further information can be found in the Academic Catalog.
Lynn is an iPad-powered school. Will I get an iPad?
iPad Pros will be distributed on a per-course basis and must be returned upon completion of a degree program or purchased upon separation.
Who should I contact if I have questions?
Contact your academic advisor.
Will I have the option to live in Lynn University housing?
Yes. Lynn’s Housing and Residence Life team would gladly welcome any DMAC student who wishes to move onto campus for the remainder of Lynn’s fall term (through Dec. 16) or for the spring semester (Jan. 2–May 12). Lynn offers a variety of room types for students, including doubles and triples. Housing assignments are made on a first come, first serve basis depending on availability.
How much does on-campus housing cost?
Room and board starts at $5,985/semester. DMAC students who move-in as of Oct. 23, 2017 will receive prorated pricing for a partial Fall term. For pricing information, see: https://www.lynn.edu/admission...
What amenities are included with on-campus housing?
All students living on campus receive an unlimited meal plan in their housing cost. Our dining facility is open 24/7 for students. Those living on campus also have access to the campus post office, laundry facilities, study space, and lounges for hanging out with friends. In addition, those living on campus has easy access to our fitness center, two pools, outdoor recreational fields, as well as regular social activity in and around the residence halls.
How do I apply for on-campus housing?
Students who wish to reside on campus must submit an online application, contract, and housing preference form at https://my.lynn.edu/ICS/Orientation/Undergraduate_Day_Students.jnz
If I live on-campus, can I choose my own roommate?
Students may request to be housed with a specific roommate, and we will do our best to accommodate based on space availability and mutual interest.
Can I submit artwork to Celebration of the Arts?
Yes, and we strongly encourage you to do so.