FAQ's & Things You Should Know

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The Parent's Guide:  FAQ's

Q: Where can I find info about ACCREDITATION?
A: Check out our QUICK FACTS page

Q: I'm visiting from out of town ... what hotels do you recommend?
A: Schreiner University has arranged special rates for our visitors at preferred hotels, including the famous YO Ranch Hotel and Conference Center. Click here to find out more.

Q: What are the immunization requirements?
A: All students must have an immunization record on file in the Health Center. All foreign students are required to have a TB test completed within the last year with documentation of results. We request your adherence to our recommendations, supported by the Texas Department of Health, that students present proof of immunization for MMR (Measles, Mumps, Rubella), Polio (not recommended for persons over 18), and Tetanus/Diphtheria. We also recommend the Meningococcal and Hepatitis B Vaccine. **In your admission packet is information on Bacterial Meningitis. It is required that you sign the area on the health form indicating that you received the information.

Q: How do I contact my son or daughter in an emergency?
A: In emergency cases, the Schreiner University Security and Safety Department is the contact point for students' family members. In the event of an emergency, family members may call (830) 739-1111 and the Security Officer on duty will deliver a message to the student.

Go to the SU Emergency Preparedness Manual >

Q: Does my son or daughter need a personal computer?
A: Owning a personal computer is not required at Schreiner. The University's computer lab houses 34 computers that students may use for coursework. Other areas that students may uses computers are the library, Student Affairs, and Fasken Learning Center.

Q: What is the recommended course load for freshmen?
A: We recommend that freshmen try 16-17 credits at the beginning, see how the schedule works and then if by several weeks into the term, they find it's too much, they can drop a class without any penalty to their GPA. This dropping of classes is possible until one week after mid-term.

Q: What tutorial assistance is available?
A: The Peer Tutor Lab in the Fasken Teaching and Learning Center is open Monday - Thursday from 1:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m., operated by a staff of 12-15 trained peer tutors who offer approximately 32 hours per week of free individual help for 60 courses per semester. This is an internationally certified program affiliated with the College Reading & Learning Association.

Q: When do students get their grades?
A: Students receive their grades at their permanent home address as soon as possible after the end of the term, usually about one week after the final grades are reported to the registrar's office. They will receive their grades unless financial obligations are not met and there are outstanding transcripts from other colleges or high schools.

Q: How much will my son/daughter need to study each day?
A: The general rule-of-thumb is: 3 hours of study for each hour of class. Study time for individual students depends on their course load and their unique needs and abilities.

Q: How does my student use Student Health Services?
A: Click here to go to the Health & Wellness Center. Student Health Services is not a substitute for major medical insurance.

Q: Does my son/daughter need to make an immediate decision on a major?
A: Many students enter the university undecided on a major. is prepared to work with students and offer personal advisement along with many interest and career inventories to assist the student in making a decision.

Q: Where do parents park when visiting the campus?
A: Ample parking is available on Schreiner Campus. Parents may use designated visitor parking spaces. There is no entry station on campus, so you can come and go as you please without special access permits.

Q: What is the University's class attendance policy?

A: Each instructor is responsible for establishing attendance standards in keeping with the nature of the course and will provide the student at the first class meeting a written copy of the policy. Developing a positive attendance policy helps to insure the likelihood of academic progress.

Q: Where should a student go for advice on academic questions?

A: Each student is assigned an academic adviser through the Registrar's Office. The student should see their academic advisor with any academic questions.

Q: Where and when can a student purchase textbooks and supplies?

A: A student can buy new and used textbooks and supplies at the Schreiner University Bookstore. The Bookstore should have all of the books in the week before classes begin.

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Q: Are parking permits required?

A: Yes. students will receive a parking permit at no charge to them. Regardless of where you park on campus you must display a parking permit on the bumper or back window of the driver's side. Students are given information on parking and permits from the Security and Safety Office.  Click for web site >




Q: If a student has been awarded work-study, when will he or she actually be assigned a job?

A: Students must interview and be hired for work-study jobs. Contact the Student Employment Office for specific information on work-study openings. Click for web site >

Q: Where is the Student Health and Wellness and when is it open?

A: The Health and Wellness Center, is located on the first level of the Cailloux Center, is open 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. If there is an emergency when the Health and Wellness Center is not open, contact the Security Officer on duty.  Click for web site >

Q: Is there a charge to use the Health and Wellness Services?

A: The University nurse provides basic first aid and assessment of minor illnesses and injury. There is no charge for these services.

Q: What are the immunization and Insurance requirements?

A: All incoming students are encouraged to have current immunizations for Polio, MMR, meningitis and TD. All international students are required to have a TB skin test or chest X-ray prior to registration. This information should be submitted to the Health and Wellness Center prior to registration. Health insurance is required for all resident and international students.

Q: How can I contact my son or daughter in an emergency?

In emergency cases, the Schreiner University Security and Safety Department is the contact point for students' family members. In the event of an emergency, family members may call (830) 739-1111 and the Security Officer on duty will deliver a message to the student.

Q: Does my son or daughter need a personal computer?

Owning a personal computer is not required at Schreiner. The University's computer lab houses many computers that students may use for coursework. Other areas that students may uses computers are the library, Student Affairs, and Fasken Learning Center. Click for more info

Q: What is the recommended course load for freshmen?

We recommend that freshmen try 16-17 credits at the beginning, see how the schedule works and then if by several weeks into the term, they find it's too much, they can drop a class without any penalty to their GPA. This dropping of classes is possible until one week after mid-term.

Q: What tutorial assistance is available?

The Peer Tutor Lab in the Fasken Teaching and Learning Center is open Monday - Thursday, operated by a staff of 12-15 trained peer tutors who offer approximately 32 hours per week of free individual help for 60 courses per semester. This is an internationally certified program affiliated with the College Reading & Learning Association.  Click for more info >

Q: When do students get their grades?

Students will be able to access their semester grades through Schreiner One (provided their account is clear) by viewing “Unofficial Transcripts” and/or Course History.

Q: What does a student need to do if he or she needs a copy of their transcripts?

Current students may use the form available in the registrar's office to request a transcript. There is a $5.00 charge for each copy of a transcript to be sent.
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