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2019-2020 University Catalog 
2019-2020 University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

2019 - 2020 Addenda and Errata

Errata Sheet for Rush University 2019 - 2020 University Catalog

This errata serves as the official notification of changes to the 2019 - 2020 catalog and should be used in conjunction with the printed and online versions.

Listed below are any changes, additions, corrections, or modifications to the 2019 - 2020 catalog since the 2019 published edition.  These changes have been authorized by the program director, college administration or University administration.

Addendum for Occupational Therapy (OTD) Curriculum

Requested on:   September 12, 2019

Submitted by:  Linda Olson, PhD

Page in the Catalog:  246

Content to be added:

General Program Requirements

The Rush University OTD program is a full-time program with classes occurring Monday-Friday, however, some evening and weekend hours may be required periodically for the completion of academic and clinical assignments. In these situations students will be given ample notice to arrange their schedules accordingly. Although the majority of classes are on campus, there are several courses that are online with both asynchronous and synchronous sessions. Technology requirements for those courses and the entire program can be found on page 247. Collaborative strategies are commonly used in the curriculum which means that students will need to work with their peers outside of scheduled class periods.

Erratum for Pass/No Pass Courses

Requested on: September 24, 2019

Submitted by: Scott B. Kinard, MPA

Pages in the Catalog: 289 - 394

Error: Courses were inadvertently not flagged as having a Pass/No Pass grading scheme.

Correction: 100 courses (listing available here) maintain a Pass/No Pass grading scheme and should have been flagged in the catalog as well.

Erratum for Doctor of Nursing Practice (BSN to DNP), Pediatic Clinical Nurse Specialist (PCNS)

Requested on: October 8, 2019

Submitted by: Mary E. Johnson, PhD, RN PMHCNS-BC, FAAN

Page in Catalog: 105

Error: Successful completion of the PCNS BSN to DNP track requires a minimum of 76 semester hours for graduation.

Correction: Successful completion of the PCNS BSN to DNP track requires a minimum of 74 semester hours for graduation.

Erratum for Clinical Nutrition with Dietetic Internship (CNDI) Curriculum

Requested on: October 11, 2019

Submitted by: Sarah Peterson, PhD, RD, LDN

Page in the Catalog: 204

Error: Plan of study and elective courses for Clinical Nutrition/Dietetic Internship Thesis Track contains errors.

Correction: Corrected plan of study available here.

Erratum for Biotechnology (MS) Curriculum

Requested on: October 18, 2019

Submitted by: Marenda A.Wilson-Pham, PhD

Page in Catalog: 267

Error: IPE-502 Inter-Professional Patient Centered Teams is listed as a required course for the MS in Biotechnology program.

Correction: IPE-502, a non-credit course, is not part of the plan of study for the MS in Biotechnology program and should therefore be removed.

Erratum for Office of Financial Aid

Requested on: November 6, 2019

Submitted by: Jill Gable, MBA

Page in catalog: 53-54

Error: Per compliance requirements established by the US Department of Veterans Affairs, the term “GI Bill” is a trademark that must be used in accordance with trademark guidelines. In all instances of the use of the term by Rush University, the trademark symbol must follow the term GI Bill.

Correction: We request all instances of the term GI Bill in the 2019-2020 Catalog be amended with the updated term GI Bill®.

Addendum for Office of Financial Aid

Requested on: November 6, 2019

Submitted by: Jill Gable, MBA

Page in catalog: 53-54

Content to be added:

VA Pending Payment

Beginning August 1, 2019, Rush University will not take any of the four following actions toward any student using U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Post 9/11 G.I. Bill® (Ch. 33) or Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment (Ch. 31) benefits, while their payment from the United States Department of Veterans Affairs is pending to the educational institution:

• Prevent their enrollment;

• Assess a late penalty fee to;

• Require they secure alternative or additional funding;

• Deny their access to any resources (access to classes, libraries, or other institutional facilities) available to other students who have satisfied their tuition and fee bills to the institution.


However, to qualify for this provision, such students may be required to:

• Produce the VA’s Certificate of Eligibility by the first day of class;

• Provide written request to be certified;

• Provide additional information needed to properly certify the enrollment as described in other institutional policies (see our VA School Certifying Official for all requirements).

Addendum for Office of Financial Aid

Requested on: November 20, 2019

Submitted by: Jill Gable, MBA

Page in catalog: 53

Content to be added: GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government Web site at

Addendum for Office of Student Accessibility Services

Requested on: February 4, 2020

Submitted by: Marie Lusk, MBA, MSW, LSW

Page in catalog: various

Content to be added:

Marie Lusk, MBA, MSW, LSW

Director, Office of Student Accessibility Services

600 S. Paulina St., Suite 901 AAC

phone (312) 942-5237


Erratum for Imaging Sciences (BS)

Requested on: February 6, 2020

Submitted by: Laura Vasquez, PhD

Page in catalog: 220

Error: Incorrect prerequisite course totals

Correction: The number of prerequisite hours for the imaging sciences program does not add up under Admissions Requirements. For them to add up, the number of hours for elective courses should be changed from 4 semester hours to 6 semester hours, and from 17 quarter hours to 19 quarter hours. The TOTAL number of General Education Courses should be changed from 34 semester hours to 36 semester hours, and from 57 quarter hours to 59 quarter hours.

Erratum for Office of Financial Aid

Requested on: March 2, 2020

Submitted by: Jill Gable, MBA and Ethel Arroyo, School Certifying Official

Page in catalog: 54

Error: Inaccurate sentence phrasing

Correction: Request “A monthly benefit paid directly to the veteran” be deleted from the listed Veteran Benefits in the catalog on page 54 including the following programs:  includes Montgomery GI Bill - active duty, Montgomery GI Bill - Selected Reserve, Reserve Educational Assistance Program, and Veteran Educational Assistance Program.