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ADMISSIONS AND ACADEMIC POLICIES



Procedures

Students wishing to attend classes should submit an application form either online or by e-mail. A completed application for admission must be accompanied by the initial application fee of $125. If the application is rejected, the applicant will be notified, and any fees paid will be fully refunded.


Requirements

Students applying for admission must have graduated from high school or received a GED Certificate, and they will be required to present evidence of graduation, GED Certification, or equivalent. Students under the age of 18 must have an approved co-signer for enrollment.


Acceptance Notification

Upon acceptance for admission to this program, an acknowledgement will be immediately sent to the applicant. This acceptance is provisional until such time as a determination can be made regarding the acceptance of financial terms. Applicants agree to submit all information required by the school to determine the acceptance of the terms of enrollment, and they will be required to sign a Student Enrollment Agreement prior to the first day of class.


Non-Discrimination

The institution does not discriminate on the basis of sex, age, physical handicap, race, natural origin, sexual orientation, political affiliation, creed, or religion in admission to its programs and activities, including advertising, training, placement assistance, and employment.

The institution follows all policies pertaining to the admission of students with special needs, such as physical or mental handicaps or learning disabilities. Any special accommodation requests, if applicable, must be made in writing and documented by a physician. The Program Director is responsible for accepting students and determining whether applicants, including those with special needs, can benefit from the education.


Advanced Academic Standing and Transfer of Credit

Any student that has earned credit at another college may submit their transcript for evaluation, in order to determine if credits previously earned are applicable to the current program requirements. The student must also provide a copy of the catalog description from the school where credit was earned for each course considered for transfer. The potential student will be referred to Academic Advising for consultation.


Attendance and Participation

Due to the compressed nature of the course, students that miss a class session may find it difficult to master the material. Therefore, students are expected to attend every class meeting. If necessary, students may miss one class per module, and are responsible for all material covered during the missed class. Students absent for more than one class during a module will be referred to Academic Advising for further consultation. Students are expected to come prepared for every class and to actively participate in all classroom activities.


Evaluation and Grading

Students will be assessed based on classroom participation, professionalism, project work, written examinations, and skills assessments. The final grade for a course reflects a measurement of performance in achieving the necessary objectives of that course. Students are expected to complete all assignments and take all examinations. A final grade of 75% or higher is considered passing. A final grade of 74.9% or less is considered not passing, and the module must be retaken. All grades will be finalized within two weeks of the end of a module. Late homework will be accepted up to the last class of the module, but 1 point will be deducted from each late homework assignment. Absences, disruptions, and lack of preparation for class can result in deductions from professionalism points. In the event of an absence, one missed quiz per module can be replaced with an essay on the topics covered during the missed class, which is due within two weeks of the missed class. It is the student’s responsibility to keep track of all assignments and quizzes, and to make arrangements with the instructor for any make-up assignments. Students that miss the final exam of a module must make up the test within 2 weeks, or receive a 0. Students taking the final exam late will receive a maximum grade of 90% if the final is taken within one week, or 80% if the final is taken within two weeks of the scheduled exam date. Exceptions to this policy may be made at the discretion of the instructor in the event of medical emergencies, bereavement, or other exigent circumstances.


Cancellation Policy

If the student submits a written declaration of intent to withdraw within three days of signing an enrollment agreement, all monies paid by the student will be refunded. A student requesting cancellation more than three days after signing an enrollment agreement, but prior to starting classes, is entitled to a refund of all monies paid minus a registration fee of $25.


Refund Policy

If a student attends at least one class meeting before submitting formal written notification of withdrawal to the school, the student will be refunded a prorated amount of tuition for classes within the current module that occurred prior to official notification of withdrawal. If more than 50% of the module has been completed prior to official notification of withdrawal, no monies will be refunded. In the event that a student has agreed to a payment plan, the notification of intent to withdraw cancels the payment plan, and all tuition for any modules attended becomes immediately due and payable in full.


Termination Policy

The institution may terminate enrollment in the event that a student fails to comply with their financial obligation or the rules and regulations of the institution as stated in the current catalog. Students may also be suspended for failure to maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress. Students are expected to respect the property of the institution and the property of others while on or off campus, and are expected to respect the rights of others without regard to race, color, national origin, gender, sex, sexual orientation, age, or disability. Students failing to comply with this expectation may be suspended or terminated; such suspension/termination for valid reasons does not relieve the student of financial obligations to pay all tuition due per the refund policy.


Graduation

Upon completion of the course, students will receive proof of completion in the form of an official transcript showing courses completed and grades earned. The institution reserves the right to withhold graduation services from students that have failed to meet financial commitments.