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City College is a not for profit private senior college in Florida accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS) to award Diplomas, Associate of Science and Bachelor of Science degrees. City College campuses are located in Fort Lauderdale, Gainesville, Miami, Hollywood and Altamonte Springs (Orlando)

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City College Academic Catalog

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  2. 2. MAIN CAMPUS - 2000 W. Commercial Blvd. Suite 200, BRANCH CAMPUS - 9300 S. Dadeland Blvd., Suite 200,Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309 Tel. (954) 492-5353 Fax (954) 491-1965 Miami, FL 33156 Tel. (305) 666-9242 Fax (305) 666-9243 http://www.citycollege.eduBRANCH CAMPUS - 7001 N.W. 4th Blvd., Gainesville, FL 32607 BRANCH CAMPUS - 6565 Taft Street Suite 207, Hollywood, FL 33024Tel. (352) 335-4000 Fax (352) 335-4303 Tel. (954) 744-1777 Fax (954) 983-0118 http://www.citycollege.edu2012-2013 Published December 2011 Vol. XVIIIThis catalog is current as of the time of printing. The College reserves the right to make changes in course content, equipment, materials, organizationalpolicy, tuition, and curriculum as circumstances dictate, subsequent to publication. The College expects its students to have knowledge of theinformation presented in this catalog and in other publications.The College is in compliance with the following: Title IV (The Civil Rights Act), Title IX (Discrimination on the Basis of Sex), The Equal Credit OpportunityAct (Discrimination in Lending), and The Age Discrimination Act. City College, 2000 W. Commercial Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, FL; 7001 N.W. 4th Blvd.,Gainesville, FL; 6565 Taft Street, Hollywood, FL, and 9300 S. Dadeland Blvd., Miami, FL, admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin toall rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the institution. It does not discriminate on the basis ofrace, color, or national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admission policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic andother institutionally administered programs.Students featured on cover (from left to right): Laura Caiazza, Graduate, Associate of Science in Broadcasting; Sunnie Williams, Graduate, Bachelor of Sciencein Business Administration; Douglas Carl, Student, Associate of Science in Emergency Medical Services; Najibe Eldik, Student, Associate of Science in EmergencyMedical Services.2 | Introduction
  3. 3. A Message From the PresidentOn behalf of the entire City College family, welcome! We are glad that you have chosen to pursue yourgoals and dreams here. City College provides students with services in financial aid, tutoring, careeradvising, and job placement. Please take advantage of the many opportunities afforded to you at theCollege.At City College “Your Job Tomorrow is our Job Today”. We are committed to your success and believe inyour potential to grow academically, personally, and professionally. Education is the key to success. Welook forward to seeing you at graduation!Esther Fike,President3 | A Message From the President
  4. 4. Table of Contents Refund Distribution Policy for Federal Title IV Programs General College Information 20 22 Office/Class Hours 22 A Message From the President 3 Change of Name or Address 22About City College 7 Degrees and Diplomas 22 Statement of Control 7 Bulletin Boards 22 Officers and Directors 7 Professional Dress Code 22 City College Board of Governors 7 Honor Code 22 Accreditation 7 Facilities 22 Children on Campus 22 State License 7 Parking 22 Approvals 7 Use of School Equipment and Property 22College Background 8 Loss of Personal Property 22 History 8 School Closing 22 Philosophy 8 Alcohol/Drug Possession, Usage and Distribution Policy 22 Mission 8 Drug Abuse Program 22 Goals and Objectives 8 Annual Crime Report/Clery Act 23 Facilities 8 Grievance Procedure 23 Equipment 8 Safe Place 23Admissions Policies and Procedures 11 Student Services 23 Application Procedures 11 Career Assistance and Development 23 Entrance Requirements 11 Tutoring 23 Home Schooling 11 Student Organizations 23 International Students 11 Fort Lauderdale 24 International High School and College Transcripts 11 Gainesville 24 Admissions Entrance Examinations 12 Hollywood 24 Essential Courses 12 Miami 24 Admissions Testing Exemptions 12 ABK Honor Society 24 Academic Entrance/Placement Requirements 12 Library 24 Advanced Placement Through Credit by Examination 12 Orientation 24 Advanced Standing for Professional Life/Work Experience 12 Housing 24 Advanced Placement for LPNs (Licensed Practical Nurses) 13 Services Available for Students With Disabilities 24 Transfer Credits 13 Policy Regarding Documentation of Disabilities 24 Transfer Credit for Students with Associate Degrees 13 Academic Policies and Procedures 27 Transfer Credit for Students with a Bachelor Degree or Higher 13 Unit of Credit 27 Transfer Credit for Students with Advanced Placement (AP) 13 Transfer of Active Paramedic License 14 Grading System 27 Incomplete Grade 27 Transfer Credits for RN to BSN (Bachelor of Science in Nursing) 14 Transfer Courses 27 Transferability of Credit 14 Advanced Standing for Professional Life/Work Experience 27 Criminal Background Checks 14 Course Withdrawals 27Financial Aid Information 17 Essential Courses 27 Loan Programs 17 Repeated Courses 27 William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan Programs 17 Repeated Courses in EMS and Nursing Programs 27 Typical Repayment Plans 17 Grade Penalty 28 Scholarships and Grants 17 Course Prerequisites 28 The Florida Association of Post Secondary Schools and Colleges (FAPSC) Course Cancellation 28 Scholarship Program (Fort Lauderdale Campus Only) 17 Course Numbering Guide 28 Florida Bright Future Scholarship Program 18 Florida’s Statewide Course Numbering System 28 Richard W. Skidmore Scholarship Fund 18 General Rule for Course Equivalencies 28 The C.M. Fike Memorial Grant for nursing students The Course Prefix 29 enrolling in the RN – BSN program at City College 18 Authority for Acceptance of Equivalent Courses 29 The C.M. Fike Memorial Scholarship for Surgical Technology Exceptions to the General Rule for Equivalency 29 and Anesthesia Technology students 18 Courses at Non regionally Accredited Institutions 29 Federal Pell Grant 18 Dropping or Adding Courses 29 Florida Student Assistance Grant 18 Change of Program 29 Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant 19 Dual Degree 29 Federal Work-Study 19 Auditing Classes 30 Policies and Procedures Verification 19 Residency Requirement 30 Selective Service 19 Externships 30 Graduation Requirements 30 Indemnification 19 Graduation with Honors 30 Refund Policy for All Students 19 Awards and Recognition 30 Return of Title IV Funds 20 Complete Status 30 Responsibility of a Student to Return Unearned Title IV, HEA Program Funds 20 Transcripts 304 | Table of Contents
  5. 5. Privacy Rights of Students 30 Bachelor of Science in Business Administration 40 Directory Information 31 Management Major 40Standards of Satisfactory Progress 31 Accounting Major 42 Evaluation Points 31 Project Management Major 44 Academic Year (AY) 31 RN to BSN (Bachelor of Science in Nursing) 45 Minimum Standards of Satisfactory Academic Progress for Degree Programs 31 Programmatic Entry Requirements 45 Minimum Standards of Satisfactory Academic Progress for Diploma Programs 31 Associate of Science Programs 47 Standards of Satisfactory Progress for Students Associate of Science in Allied Health 47 Receiving VA Educational Benefits 31 Programmatic Entry Requirements 47 Academic Changes that will Impact Calculations to Satisfactory Medical Assisting Major 47 Academic Progress (SAP): 32 Medical Office Administration Major with a Track in Insurance Billing and Coding 48 Previously Withdrawn or Dropped Nursing Students 32 Mental Health Technology Major 49 Transfer Courses 32 Alternative Track: Alcohol/Substance Abuse Specialist 49 Advanced Standing/Credit by Examination/Advanced Standing for Professional Associate of Science Anesthesia Technology 51 Life/Work Experience 32 Programmatic Entry Requirements 51 Course Incompletes 32 Associate of Science in Broadcasting 53 Course Withdrawals 32 Associate of Science in Business Administration 54 Change of Program 32 Accounting Major 54 Academic Probation and Dismissal, Extended Enrollment, Management Major 55 Re-Entry and Appeal Policies 32 Associate of Science in Criminal Justice 56 Academic Probation and Academic Dismissal 32 Associate of Science Emergency Medical Services 57 EMS Academic Dismissal 32 Programmatic Entry Requirements 57 EMS and Nursing Three Strike Rule 32 Associate of Science in Legal Assisting/Paralegal 59 Extended Enrollment Status 32 Associate of Science in Nursing 60 Academic Probation Appeal Procedure 33 Programmatic Entry Requirements 60 Mitigating Circumstances 33 Associate of Science in Private Investigation Services 62 Reestablishing Eligibility for Reentry After Academic Dismissal 33 Associate of Science Surgical Technology 63 Reestablishing Eligibility for Reentry Programmatic Entry Requirements 63 After Academic Dismissal – Nursing Program 33 Attendance and Withdrawal Policies 33 Diploma Programs 65 Attendance Policy for Campus-Based (Traditional) Courses 33 Diploma in Phlebotomy 65 Attendance Policy for Online (Non-Traditional) Courses 34 Diploma in Private Investigation Services 66 Voluntary Withdrawal from City College 34 Continuing Education/Professional Enhancement Courses: 67 Voluntary Withdrawal from Online Courses 34 First Responder 67 Administrative Withdrawal/Dismissal from The College 34 ACLS Provider Course 67 Leave of Absence 34 PALS Provider Course 67 City College Online Policies and Procedures 35 ITLS Trauma Provider Course 67 Online Course Requirements 35 Pediatric Education for Pre-hospital Professionals (PEPP) 67 Course Cancellation 35 Course Descriptions 69 Guidelines for Online Enrollment 35 Accounting (AC or ACG) 69 Hybrid Students 35 Advertising (ADV) 69 Students Enrolled in Online Programs 35 Anesthesia Technology (AT) 70 City College Online Classroom Policies 35 Biological Sciences (BSC or MC) 71 City College Online Weekly Schedule 35 Business Law (BUL) 72 Conduct Policy for Classes 35 Chemistry (CHM) 72 Late Work 36 Computer General Studies 73 Online Examinations Process 36 (Non-Computer Science) (CGS) 73 Examination Makeup Policies 36 Criminal Justice (CCJ) 73 Verification of Identity During Examinations 36 City College Usage Report 36 Developmental Psychology (DEP) 74 Technology Requirements for City College Online Courses 36 Economics (ECO) 74 Emergency Medical Services (EM or EMS) 74Student Code of Conduct Policy and Academic Integrity 36 English Composition (EN or ENC) 77 Anti-Hazing Policy 36 Environmental Studies (EVR) 78 Definition of Terms 36 Academic Integrity 36 Finance (FI or FIN) 78 Suspension 37 General Business (GEB) 78 Conduct Dismissal 37 Geography (GEA) 79 Disciplinary Procedures 37 Health Information Management (HIM) 79 Disciplinary Sanctions 37 Health Sciences/Resources (HSC) 79 Appeals to Violations of the Code of Conduct Decisions 37 Human Services (HUS) 80Programs of Study 39 Humanities (HUM) 81 General Education 39 Information Systems Management (ISM) 81 Bachelor of Science Programs 40 Interdisciplinary Studies (IDS) 81 Literature (LIT) 825 | Table of Contents
  6. 6. Management (MAN) 82 Speech Communication (SPC) 93 Management-Applied (MNA) 82 Statistics (STA) 93 Marketing (MAR) 83 Student Life Skills (SLS) 93 Mathematics (MAT) 84 Surgical Technology (STS) 94 Mathematics - General and Finite (MGF) 84 Administration and Professional Staff 97 Mathematics - Technical and Business (MTB) 84 City College Administration 97 Medical Assisting Technology (MEA) 84 Online 97 Medical Laboratory Science (MLT) 85 Fort Lauderdale - Main Campus 97 Nursing (NU/NUR/NSP) 85 Gainesville - Branch Campus 98 Nutrition (HUN) 88 Hollywood - Branch Campus 98 Office Systems Technology (OST) 88 Miami - Branch Campus 98 Paralegal/Legal Assisting (PLA) 89 2012-2013 City College Faculty 99 Philosophy (PHI) 90 Fort Lauderdale Campus 99 Political Science (POS) 90 Gainesville Campus 99 Private Investigation (PI) 90 Miami Campus 100 Psychology (PSY) 91 2012 Academic Calendar 101 Radio-Television (RTV) 91 2013 Academic Calendar 102 Reading (RD) 92 Campus Maps 103 Small Business Management (SBM) 92 Fort Lauderdale 103 Sociology (SYG) 93 Gainesville 104 Sociology of Demography (SYD) 93 Hollywood 105 Spanish (SPN) 93 Miami 1066 | Table of Contents
  7. 7. About City CollegeStatement of ControlCity College, Inc. is a non-profit institution of higher learning as recognized by the Internal Revenue Service under section 501(c)(3).Officers and DirectorsR. Esther Fike - PresidentDavid W. Meek - DirectorStephen Friskney - DirectorCity College Board of GovernorsMichael BurgioRobert A. CaseCy Casoria, J.D.Mary M. DeBaiseR. Esther FikeDavid W. MeekStephen FriskneyAccreditationCity College is a Senior College accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS) to award Diplomas, Associate ofScience and Bachelor of Science degrees. ACICS is located at 750 First Street NE, Suite 980, Washington, DC 20002-4241, phone (202) 336-6780.State LicenseCity College is licensed by the Commission for Independent Education, 325 W. Gaines Street, Suite 1414, Tallahassee, FL. Information regarding theCollege may be obtained by contacting the Executive Director, Commission for Independent Education, Department of Education, Tallahassee, Florida,(888) 224-6684.ApprovalsThe College is authorized by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to accept and enroll non-immigrant students. City College is approved by theFlorida State Approving Agency (SAA) to train veterans and other eligible persons under the Veterans Administration Assistance Program.7 | About City College
  8. 8. College Background •  To offer sound educational programs at the Diploma, Associates and Bachelors Degree levels. •  To continually evaluate and appraise every facet of the Colleges programs to ensure relevance to the needs of the employmentHistory community, effective preparation of students for success in career and compatibility with the Colleges standards.City College was originally established in 1984 as Draughons College ofBusiness, a branch of Draughons Junior College of Business founded in Facilities1896 in Paducah, Kentucky. In May 1988, City College, Inc. established abranch campus in Gainesville, Florida. The College received approval from Fort Lauderdale Campusthe State Board of Independent Colleges and Universities (SBICU) to offer The College is located at 2000 W. Commercial Blvd. The classrooms,Associate of Science degrees at the Fort Lauderdale campus in Fall 1989, laboratories, and administrative offices occupy approximately 50,000and at the Gainesville campus in Fall 1991. square feet of a two-story atrium building situated on 9 acres of land. Parking is available to students. Classrooms are intentionally designedIn June 1997, City College expanded its educational facilities to include a to limit the number of students per room so that maximum personalbranch in Miami, Florida. In July 1999 the College received approval from attention can be given to each student.SBICU to offer Bachelor of Science degrees. Quality education continuesto be the goal of City College. Your Job Tomorrow Is Our Job Today! City Historically, Fort Lauderdale is world renowned for its beaches and people.College is committed to providing our students with an Extraordinary Its varied business sites, along with those in the city of Miami, offer theEducational Experience. student numerous opportunities in their career fields. In August 2011, City College established a branch campus in Hollywood, Gainesville CampusFlorida. The first students started October 3, 2011. Initial programs offered City College, Gainesville branch, is located at 7001 N.W. 4th Blvd.,at the campus were Emergency Medical Services, Allied Health, and Gainesville, Florida. The classrooms and administrative offices occupyBusiness. approximately 21,500 square feet of an attractive building in a beautifully landscaped setting that is only minutes from area shopping centers andPhilosophy downtown Gainesville. Ample parking is available.City College is dedicated to the training and education of men and women Hollywood Campusfor a full life and a successful career in a number of fields. The College City College, Hollywood branch, is located in Hollywood, FL on the 2ndoffers its students a quality education in an atmosphere of personalized and 3rd floors of 6565 Taft Street Office Complex. The College occupiesattention. City College considers the student as an individual and strives 12,972 square feet on the 2nd floor and 3,500 square feet on the 3rd floorto be aware at all times of the needs of each member of its student body. for a total of 16,472 square feet. Ample parking is available.The College seeks to give students an understanding of and respectfor their own and others ideas and thoughts. Graduates of City College Miami Campusare imbued with the belief that they should understand and practice City College, Miami Branch, is located at 9300 S. Dadeland Blvd., Suitetheir responsibilities to family, individuals and community by becoming 200, Miami, FL 33156. The classroom, laboratories, and administrativeeffective and contributing citizens. offices occupy approximately 24,000 square feet of two buildings in the Dadeland Towers office park. There is a large, safe and secure parkingMission garage adjacent to one of the buildings in the park. The facility offers a variety of both indoor and outdoor study areas to accommodate studentThe mission of City College is to educate and train students in their needs. Miami is known for its beautiful beaches, diversity of cultures, andchosen major for employment in specific career fields. The College awards entrepreneurial opportunities.Diplomas, Associate of Science or Bachelor of Science degrees based onthe students successful completion of required coursework. EquipmentGoals and Objectives Fort Lauderdale Campus The campus has ample computer labs for student instruction, tutoring,The following goals are integral to the mission of the College: research and writing. Special laboratory classrooms have been developed •  To maintain employer satisfaction within the community by to simulate actual working conditions for the Emergency Medical Services, providing professionally trained and educated graduates for industry, Nursing, Medical Assisting, Anesthesia Technology, Surgical Technology business, health care and government. and Broadcasting students. Private Investigation Services’ students train •  To encourage students to realize the importance of reaching personal with cameras and video equipment that meet industry standards. The and professional goals through self-motivation, individual growth, campus has a Library with additional computers for student use. and the pursuit of excellence. •  To prepare students for employment in specific career fields. •  To facilitate entry of graduates into their chosen careers.8 | College Background
  9. 9. Gainesville Campus Miami CampusThe College has four computer labs for student instruction, tutoring, The Miami campus teaches computer courses in its own state of theresearch and writing. Special laboratory classrooms have been developed industry computer labs. Additional computers are available for studentto simulate actual working conditions for the Emergency Medical Services use in the Library. Special laboratory classrooms have been developed toand Allied Health programs. Additional computers are available for student simulate actual working conditions for the Emergency Medical Services,use in the Library. Nursing, Anesthesia Technology, Surgical Technology, and Allied Health programs. Private Investigation Services’ students train with camera andHollywood Campus video equipment that meet industry standards.The College has seven classrooms and a computer lab. Special laboratoryclassrooms have been developed to simulate actual working conditions forthe Emergency Medical Services and Allied Health. The campus also hascomputers for student use in the Library.9 | College Background
  10. 10. Admissions Policies and Procedures 01. Admissions Policies and Procedures • Application Procedures • Entrance Requirements • International Students • Admissions Entrance Exams • Academic Entrance/Placement Requirements • Criminal Background Checks • Programmatic Entry Requirements • Financial Aid Allison Morgan - Graduate Associate of Science in Legal Assisting/ 10 | Section Title Paralegal10 |Admissions Policies and Procedures Admissions Policies and Procedures Course Descriptions
  11. 11. Admissions Policies 6. Non-US citizens, who are permanent residents of the United States, must submit a copy of their permanent residence document.and Procedures Entrance Requirements In order to gain admission into City College, a prospective student mustCity College welcomes applications from qualified students who desire provide Proof of Graduation in the form of one of the following:an education which will enrich their lives and equip them with the skillsto begin productive careers and become industry professionals. A rolling a. An official high school transcript from an institution whose academicadmissions policy governs most of City College programs. Most degree rigor, accreditation and academic standards are deemed appropriateprograms commence quarterly. by the Academic Council or Executive Management team of City College.Applicants must complete the City College Admissions Application. b. Passing General Equivalency Diploma (GED) test scores.Students should apply at the campus where they plan to attend. All c. An official transcript from a post-secondary school whoseapplicants must complete the high school attestation, on the City College accreditation is recognized by the US Department of Educationapplication, that they have proof of high school graduation such as a or by a NACES approved International school – that demonstratesstandard High School Diploma, a general equivalency diploma (GED), or its completion of an Associate, Bachelor, Masters, or higher degree.equivalent. d. Copy of DD214 indicating high school graduation for military students.Official transcripts must be provided to the Academic Department priorto enrollment but no later than 30 days after the start of the initial term of Home Schoolingenrollment. If an official transcript or GED cannot be obtained within thirty City College considers applications from individuals who have completed(30) days of a student’s enrollment, that student is subject to removal from a homeschool program. The prospective student must submit aenrollment. Certificates of attendance and/or completion, exceptional homeschooled transcript listing all coursework completed. The transcriptStudent diplomas, or Special Student diplomas are not considered will evidence final grades and units earned for each course completed. Aqualifying documents for admission. Students who have a non-US High brief description of each course the student has taken with informationSchool Diploma should refer to the section on “International High School regarding the teaching materials. This may include the title and authorand College Transcripts” (page 11) for entrance requirements. of all textbooks, reference materials, DVDs, and other teaching media or activities utilized. The methods used for evaluation should accompany theSuccessful completion of a standardized entrance/placement examination homeschooled transcript. If homeschooled applicants previously attendedis required of all applicants. The Director of Education has the authority to another school, or have completed courses through the Florida Virtualwaive the examination requirement of an applicant who has satisfactorily School or through dual enrollment at a local college or university, officialcompleted the minimum (or equivalent) of a post-secondary Associates transcripts are required, and those courses should also be reflected on theDegree. homeschooled transcript.Application Procedures In addition, homeschooled applicants must submit a completed and notarized Home School Affidavit that verifies compliance with stateContact the Admissions Department for an appointment. The telephone statutory requirements that govern home school education.numbers are:Fort Lauderdale: (954) 492-5353 International StudentsGainesville: (352) 335-4000Hollywood: (954) 744-1777 City College has been approved to issue I-20s from the U.S. DepartmentMiami: (305) 666-9242 of Homeland Security to eligible foreign student applicants. International students interested in entering City College must demonstrate that they 1. An Admissions Representative will assist each applicant in have graduated from a secondary school, recognized by the Ministry of completing the necessary admissions paperwork. Education or equivalent entity, in their home country. All international 2. Transfer students and high school graduates must request their students must be fluent in English before they enroll. Applicants will be official transcript of grades be sent directly to the Colleges Academic asked to furnish proof of English language competency. Students must Department. Applicants who have taken the GED exam must also demonstrate that they are able to meet all costs of their education submit evidence of a satisfactory performance on the exam to the without financial aid, unless they are eligible non-citizens. Admissions Department. All transcripts must be submitted in English. 3. Students who have prior college experience will complete a transcript International High School and College Transcripts request form for each college attended. Applicants to City College who completed high school and or college 4. Students requesting financial aid assistance through the College outside of the United States must have their transcripts both translated must submit the Federal Financial Aid Application online. and evaluated by a National Association of Credential Evaluation Services 5. Students entering the College must meet the criteria listed (NACES) approved organization. This information can be located at http:// under both Entrance Requirements and Programmatic Entrance Prospective students are responsible for Requirements. the cost and fees associated with the translation and evaluation of their diplomas.11 | Admissions Policies and Procedures
  12. 12. The evaluation of the high school transcript must state that it is equivalent Admissions Testing Exemptionsto a US High School Diploma. Exemption scores will be accepted up to five years preceding the proposed program start date.College evaluations must include: Applicants to City College may be exempted from Language and Reading a. Evidence of an equivalent degree. testing if they can provide the following: b. A course by course description indicating the number of credits SAT Verbal 500 and above ACT English 19 and above earned and grade received. Scores Scores TOEFL by hand 500 and above TOEFL by 173 and aboveSpecial Note: Terrorist watchlist countries ComputerStudents who are unable to get their transcripts, because their country iBT 61 and above CLEP 50 and aboveof origin or country from which they earned their high school credentialsis on the US Department of State countries with severe terrorist AP 3 and above IB 4 and abovewarnings or countries with embargoes must complete a High School Acknowledgement Statement (if they do not have proof of graduation Applicants to City College may be exempted from Math testing if they canfrom high school from their native country). They must acknowledge that provide the following:they completed high school and have that acknowledgement statement SAT Math 500 and above ACT Math 19 and abovenotarized. In addition, the Academic department is required to make every Scores Scoresattempt to secure transcripts from these countries. TOEFL by hand 500 and above TOEFL by 173 and above ComputerHaiti: Due to the virtual destruction of the Haitian capital city of Port-au- iBT 61 and above CLEP 50 and abovePrince along with most government buildings during the earthquake of AP 3 and above IB 4 and aboveJanuary 12, 2010, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security cautionsacademic institutions to not expect a timely response to transcriptrequests submitted to that country (DHS Haitian Disaster Response Academic Entrance/Placement RequirementsBroadcast Message, January 20, 2010). Thus, City College will acceptas sufficient documentation a completed and notarized High School Advanced Placement Through Credit byGraduate Acknowledgement Statement when accompanied by additional Examinationdocumentation that supports the students claim of Haitian residency. Students who have successfully completed specialized and/or advancedSuch documentation may include, but is not limited to, copies of drivers courses in high school, have gained certain skill competencies or havelicenses, educational records, birth certificates, and other official records. gathered significant life experiences may request advanced placement in a subject area under certain conditions.Admissions Entrance Examinations These conditions include:In order to ensure a successful experience at City College, all applicants arerequired to take an entrance/placement evaluation prior to enrollment. 1. The course is required in the program (including electiveThe test utilized in the evaluation process is the Test of Adult Basic requirements).Education (TABE). EMS, Nursing, Anesthesia Technology and Surgical 2. The student can document established competency and/or has theTechnology have specific entry score requirements. The Director of approval of the Director of Education.Education has the authority to waive the examination requirement of an 3. The test-out must be taken within the first six (6) months ofapplicant who has satisfactorily completed the minimum or equivalent of Associate Degree at the post-secondary level. 4. A grade of 86% or better is scored on comprehensive examination (test-out).Placement testing is mandatory for all new students with no previous 5. The advanced placement (test-out) fee has been paid. The fee forsuccessful postsecondary education or standardized test scores. The the examination is $150 for EACH test-out or advanced standingevaluation determines admission into the College and placement in credit requested. This fee is charged regardless of the outcome of thecourses. TABE scores are valid for entry/acceptance for up to one year from examination. All advanced placement tests must be taken prior to thethe date of initial testing. student’s registration for his/her final term. 6. General Education courses are not eligible for Advanced PlacementEssential Courses Credit by examination.The College has developed courses to assist the student in eliminatingdeficiencies in Language, Math and Reading. Placement into these courses Advanced Standing for Professional Life/Workis determined by the score on the standardized skills assessment test Experience(TABE). Essential courses are in addition to, and do not fulfill, the course City College offers applicants the opportunity to obtain college credit forrequirements for any program of study. These courses are graded on a previous employment experience. Credit is given to students who canPass/No Pass basis. demonstrate that the learning and skills they acquired from work, non- classroom study, etc. are equivalent to the learning outcomes expected for particular courses within the College.12 | Admissions Policies and Procedures
  13. 13. Students who intend to obtain credit for prior learning and life experience Criteria for acceptance for transfer of credit are as follows:must be in good academic standing and the course must: a. The courses for transfer are similar in objectives and content to those •  Be required for degree completion. offered by City College. •  Not have an advanced standing/credit by examination option. b. The courses for transfer can be applied toward graduation •  Not have been an externship. requirements. c. The letter grade (or equivalent) in the course for transfer is a CStudents must submit an experiential portfolio for each course they wish or better (provided the C grade is defined as average or better).to receive credit for, along with an Advanced Standing for Professional Nursing and EMS core courses require a “B” or better.Life/Work Experience Request Form, to the Director of Education. The d. Credits transferred from institutions operating on quarters of tenportfolio must be approved within the first six (6) months of enrollment to twelve weeks are accepted as direct equivalent credits. Semesterand a student may only submit a portfolio once for each course they wish credits are multiplied by one and one-third to convert them intoto receive credit for. quarter credits. Fractional portions of credits are rounded on a course-to-course basis.The fee for the experiential portfolio review is $75.00. This fee is charged e. Credits in the areas of general education, skill and/or technicalregardless of the outcome of the portfolio review. courses may be considered for transfer.Advanced Placement for LPNs (Licensed Practical The decision of the Director of Education is final on questions of transferNurses) credits. No official evaluation of transfer of credit is made until the studentStudents from a U.S. Department of Education (USDOE) recognized, has been accepted by the College, and an official transcript from theregionally or nationally accredited, program that currently hold a Florida institution awarding the credits is received by the Department Chair andPractical Nurse License (LPN) will be appropriately placed after successful approved by the Director of Education.completion of the following: 1. Documentation of the following: Transfer Credit for Students with Associate a. Valid Florida Practical Nurse License (LPN) Degrees b. Skill lab competency. Students who have earned an Associate of Arts Degree from an 2. Completion of all prerequisites for admission into the program. accredited institution may transfer the general education portion of their 3. Submission of an official transcript showing graduation from a state degree as a block of credit to fulfill the 24 credit hour general education approved practical nursing program. requirement in all City College Associate degree programs. Equivalency 4. Successful completion of the NLN Nursing Acceleration Challenge will be evaluated based on a comparison of course prefix, title, course Exam (NACE) PN-RN, and attaining a minimum decision score of 70. descriptions and syllabi. Students may be required to complete specific Students are required to pay a $200 fee for this exam. Students with a general education course where required by degree program. score of less than 70 may repeat the exam within seven (7) days. This exam retake is covered under the $200 fee. Students who have earned an Associate of Science degree from an accredited institution will have their credit transferred on a course byIf all of the above criteria have been successfully met, the LPN may receive course basis provided that the courses are at least 80% equivalent inadvanced standing credit for: objectives and content to those offered by City College. Equivalency NUR1020C Fundamentals of Nursing will be evaluated based on a comparison of course prefix, title, course descriptions and syllabi. Students may be required to complete specific BSC1085 Anatomy and Physiology I general education course where required by degree program. BSC1086 Anatomy and Physiology II NUR 1110 Concepts of Nursing Practice Transfer Credit for Students with a Bachelor BSC1085L Anatomy and Physiology I Lab Degree or Higher BSC1086L Anatomy and Physiology II Lab Students who have earned a Bachelor or higher degree(s) from accredited institutions may transfer the general education portion of their earnedTransfer Credits degree as a block of credits to fulfill the general education requirement in all City College degree programs. Students may be required to complete specific general education course where required by degree program.City College evaluates credits for transfer from nationally or regionallyaccredited colleges, universities, technical and business schools. Transfer Credit for Students with AdvancedOfficial transcripts from all colleges attended must be received no later Placement (AP)than thirty days after the start of the students first term at City College in Students who have earned a score of 4 or higher on the College Boardorder to receive transfer credit. AP Examinations will receive Advanced Placement (AP) credit for those courses with City College equivalents. AP credit WILL NOT be awardedCity College will accept no more than 50% of transfer credits into a given based on another institutions award of AP credit. Student must requestprogram (with the exception of the Bachelor of Nursing program, which that their official AP transcript be sent to City College.will accept up to 65%).13 | Admissions Policies and Procedures
  14. 14. Transfer of Active Paramedic License a. Participating in externships or clinical rotations as part of theirCity College will accept persons with an active Paramedic License (from educational program while a student at the Collegeboth unaccredited and accredited schools) into the Associate of Science b. Sitting for state licensure examinations(AS), Emergency Medical Services program. These students will be required c. Being eligible for complete the following in order to earn an Associate of Science (AS)degree. Students who wish to enroll in EMS, Nursing, Surgical Technology, and Anesthesia Technology must receive, review and acknowledge by a. Meet all Admissions criteria (with the exception of Background check their signature the Colleges’ notification of its policies and procedures and Medical documentation). regarding criminal background screening and licensure as an allied health b. Register for 28 credits of General Education courses to include: care professional. Students who are admitted into one or more of these -- ENC1100 College English. programs have a continual obligation to notify the College within 30 days -- ENC1101 Composition. if they are arrested or convicted for a criminal offense while enrolled at the -- MAT1030 College Algebra. College. -- PSY1012 Principles of Psychology. -- 3 additional courses, one from each of the following disciplines: In 2009, the Florida Legislature enacted a law which actually precludes Humanities and Fine Arts, Mathematics and the Sciences, Social a state board from allowing a person to sit for a licensure examination if and Behavioral Science. the person was convicted (regardless of how the conviction was entered) c. Register for 4 credits of related requirements: of a long list of criminal acts. A copy of the Alert distributed by the -- SLS1201 Personal Development. Florida Department of Health will be made available to all students and d. Register for EMS1010, Anatomy and Physiology for EMS. should be reviewed carefully by the student. For further information, you should consult ss. 456.013(3)(a), 456.039(1), 456.072(2), 464.018,Students with an active Paramedic License will receive credit for: Florida Statutes, and the other laws and regulations for the health careEMS1059, EMS1154C, EMS1155C, EMS1671, EMS1090L, EMS2690, profession in which you are enrolled.EMS2672, EMS2091L, EMS2691, EMS2673, EMS2092L, EMS2692, EMS2674,EMS2093L, EMS2693, EMS2675, EMS2094L, and EMS2694. State licensing boards have their own list of offenses which they believe should preclude a person from practicing a particular health profession,Transfer Credits for RN to BSN (Bachelor of particularly if the criminal act relates directly to their chosen health careScience in Nursing) field. There are occasions when a particular health care board might allowFor the RN to BSN (Bachelor of Science in Nursing) program there is no licensure if the applicant has had their rights restored, or if the convictionexpiration on credits transferred based upon graduation from an approved was entered many years ago, but this process is different from one boardnursing program and possession of an unencumbered license to practice to a RN in the student’s state of residence. Health facilities, including hospitals, doctor’s offices and health clinics, mayThe decision of the Director of Education is final on questions of transfer have a list of additional offenses that prohibit City College from placingcredits. No official evaluation of transfer of credit is made until the student students in clinical rotations as part of their required educational programhas been accepted by the College, and an official transcript from the if the student has been arrested or convicted of any of these criminalinstitution awarding the credits is reviewed by the Department Chair and offenses.approved by the Director of Education. As a result, City College requires each student enrolling in the associate programs in EMS, Nursing, Surgical Technology, and AnesthesiaTransferability of Credit Technology to be subject to criminal background screening at the time of their application. The cost of this screening is borne by the student,Transferability of City College credits to another college is at the discretion and may take several weeks for the results to be provided to the College.of the accepting institution. It is the students responsibility to confirm Students who are admitted into one or more of these programs havewhether or not credits will be accepted by another college of the students an ongoing obligation to notify the College within 30 days if they arechoice. arrested or convicted for a criminal offense while enrolled at the College. Each student who enrolls into EMS, Nursing, Surgical Technology, andCredits earned at any City College campus are mutually transferable in Anesthesia Technology should expect the following process:common programs at the same level. 1. Student enrolls into Associate of Science program in EMS, Nursing,Criminal Background Checks Surgical Technology, or Anesthesia Technology at City College. 2. City College takes the enrollment application and submits theCity College requires students entering the College’s EMS, Nursing, Surgical student’s personal information to its VECHS (criminal history)Technology, and Anesthesia Technology programs to disclose criminal program, for the purpose of obtaining a Level II backgroundbackground information and undergo a Level II criminal background screening (criminal background report) on the enrolled student.screening. The reason the College requires this information is because 3. If the student’s criminal background report reveals arrests orFlorida licensing boards, many health care facilities, and the Florida convictions that might preclude the student from participatingLegislature have enacted policies and regulations which preclude a in externships or clinical rotations as part of their educationalstudent who has been arrested or convicted of certain crimes from: program while a student at the College, sitting for state licensure examinations, or being eligible for employment upon graduation,14 | Admissions Policies and Procedures
  15. 15. the student will be notified and advised to schedule a meeting with dismiss the student from the program and will retain all charged the College’s education staff (Department Chair and/or the Director tuition. The student may seek admission into another program that of Education). The College may request additional information does not require compliance with criminal background criteria. or documents to clarify what is contained in the report. It is the 5. If it is determined by the College that the student’s criminal student’s responsibility to furnish the College with all necessary background report might preclude the student from being eligible information as to arrests, convictions or other dispositions of criminal to sit for the state licensing examination or from being employed in charges contained in their criminal background report. Failure by their chosen health profession, the student will be advised to contact the student to provide the necessary information will prevent the the applicable licensing board for a determination. The student student from enrolling in any subsequent term or quarter until such should refer to the Department of Health Alert regarding criminal information is provided to the College. acts which preclude licensure and consult the laws and regulations 4. Following the meeting and review of information furnished to the for the health care profession in which they are enrolled. Regardless, College by the student, if it is determined by the College that the whether the student chooses to withdraw or remain a student at the student’s criminal background report precludes participation in a College, the student shall be responsible for any and all tuition and externship or clinical rotation as part of their educational program, fees due as an enrolled student at the College. or from sitting for the state licensing examination, the College will15 | Admissions Policies and Procedures
  16. 16. Financial Aid Information 02. Financial Aid Information • Loan Programs • Scholarships and Grants • Policies and Procedures • Veriication • Selective Service • Indemniication • Refund Policy for all Students • Return of Title IV Funds Gretchen Warren - Graduate Bachelor of Science in Business16 | Section Title Administration16 |Finanacial Aid Information Financial Aid Information Course Descriptions
  17. 17. Financial Aid A Dependent Undergraduate student can borrow up to: •  $5,500, if the student is a first-year student enrolled in a program ofInformation study that is a full academic year. No more than $3,500 of this amount may be in subsidized loans. •  $6,500, if the student has earned a minimum of 36 credits and the remainder of the program of study is a full academic year. No more than $4,500 of this amount may be in subsidized loans.The following types of aid are available individually or in combinationto those who qualify and must be applied for annually. Applications for An Independent Undergraduate student can borrow up to:federal and state aid programs are available on the internet at http://www. •  $9,500, if the student is a first-year student enrolled in a program study that is a full academic year. No more than $3,500 of this amount may be in subsidized loans.Since aid received from any Department of Education assistance program •  $10,500, if the student has completed a minimum of 36 credits andmust be used only for educational purposes, students must sign a the remainder of the program of study is a full academic year. NoStatement of Educational Purpose stating that they will use the money more than $4,500 of this amount may be in subsidized loans.only for expenses related to attending college. •  $12,500, if the student has completed their 2nd year of study and is enrolled in a degree seeking program that will award a Bachelor’sLoan Programs Degree and the remainder of the program of study is a full academic(ALL LOANS MUST BE REPAID) year. No more than $5,500 of this amount may be in subsidized loans. •  For periods of undergraduate study that are less than an academicWilliam D. Ford Federal Direct Loan Programs year, the amounts a student can borrow will be less than those above. •  Federal Direct Subsidized Stafford Loans: also referred to as Direct •  The interest rate on new loans disbursed on or after July 1, 2011 is Stafford Loans or Direct Loans. Subsidized means the federal a fixed rate of 3.4 percent for subsidized loans and 6.8 percent for government pays the interest on these loans while the student is unsubsidized loans. The interest rate on new loads disbursed on or enrolled at least half time during grace periods and deferments after July 1, 2012 is a fixed rate of 6.8 percent for subsidized loans (postponements of repayment). The student must demonstrate and 6.8 percent for unsubsidized loans. The amounts given are the financial need to receive this type of loan. maximums a student may borrow. However, a student cannot borrow •  Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loans: also referred to as Direct more than the cost of education at a particular institution minus any Stafford Loans or Direct Loans. The federal government does not pay other financial aid received. the interest on these loans while the student is attending college, in a grace period, or in deferment. A student may qualify for an Scholarships and Grants Unsubsidized Loan regardless of financial need. •  Federal Direct PLUS Loans: for parents with good credit histories who want to borrow for their dependent students. The yearly limit on The Florida Association of Post Secondary the Parents Loans for Undergraduate Students (PLUS) is equal to the Schools and Colleges (FAPSC) Scholarship cost of attendance minus any other financial aid received. The interest will vary every July 1, but will never exceed 9%. Repayment begins Program (Fort Lauderdale Campus Only) City College participates in the scholarship program offered by The Florida within 60 days after the disbursement of funds. The chart below Association of Post Secondary Schools and Colleges (FAPSC). Florida shows estimated monthly payments and total interest charges for 7.9 residents may participate in the program if they are a high school senior percent loans of varying amounts, with typical repayment periods. with a minimum 2.0 GPA and graduating during 2011-2012 or awarded Rates may be different. a GED between March 1, 2011 and February 28, 2012. The winners are selected by FAPSC on the basis of a written essay, and the applicant’s highTypical Repayment Plans school transcript. City College is offering two full, tuition only scholarships, one (1) in the Total Loan Number of Monthly Total Repaid Associate Degree in Business and one (1) in the Associate Degree in Allied Amount Payments Payment Health. The student is responsible for the cost of books, fees, and supplies. $ 3,500 120 $ 50.00 $ 4,471.00 $ 5,000 120 $ 58.00 $ 6,905.00 The student’s account will be credited in an amount equal to the $ 7,500 120 $ 83.00 $10,357.00 scholarship at the start of classes for the quarter in which the scholarship $10,500 120 $121.00 $14,500.00 winner enrolls. The scholarships are not contingent on satisfactory progress while in college, however, the student will be subject to the same $15,000 120 $173.00 $20,714.00 satisfactory progress, probation, and other academic requirements as any other student attending the College.Federal Direct Consolidation Loans - one or more federal education loanscombined into a new Direct Loan. Only one monthly payment is made to The scholarship is available through FAPSC. The application deadline isthe U.S. Department of Education. For additional information, booklets are March 16, 2012. For more information applicants can access the FASPCavailable in the Financial Aid Office on Direct Loan Programs. website,, or contact the FAPSC office at (850) 577-3139.17 | Financial Aid Information
  18. 18. Florida Bright Future Scholarship Program •  Once selected for the grant, the applicant is required to submit a (i)The Florida Bright Future Scholarship Program is a state of Florida Thank You letter and (ii) resume to the Program Director.scholarship program with three levels: •  Applicants must complete the enrollment process and be accepted into the City College RN to BSN program. 1. Florida Academic Scholars Award •  Applicant must start classes on time 2. Florida Medallion Scholars Award •  Applicant must maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress 3. Florida Gold Seal Vocational Scholars Award •  1,000.00/term for students taking 12 or more credit hours per term •  750.00/term for students taking 8 -11 credit hours per termFor eligibility requirements, award amounts and deadlines, visit the FloridaDepartment of Education website: http://www.floridastudentfinancialaid. The C.M. Fike Memorial Scholarship for Surgicalorg. Technology and Anesthesia Technology students The Scholarship is intended to assist City College students to pursue anRichard W. Skidmore Scholarship Fund Associates degree in Surgical Technology or Anesthesia Technology. ToThe Richard W. Skidmore Scholarship Fund was established on November qualify and apply for the grant, applicants must complete the application1, 1994, by R. Wayne and Maxine Skidmore in memory of their son, Richard, and enrollment process. All enrollment documents must be complete andformer Director of Education of City College, Fort Lauderdale, Florida. accurate; additionally, all financial arrangements must also be complete and the student must be accepted into the Associate of AnesthesiaStudents in a diploma program may be eligible to apply for the scholarship Technology or Associate of Surgical Technology program. The deadline forafter completion of two quarters. Students in a degree program may be the application is one week prior to the start of a term. The Scholarship iseligible to apply after completion of three quarters. A student will not be an annual award paid quarterly on or about the third week in term. Theselected on the basis of race, color, creed or gender. The selection process Scholarship is for $1,000.00 per term, for students taking 9 or more creditis handled by the Scholarship Board, and the recipients name(s) will be hours. The College will award 5 Scholarships per term per campus.referred to the Board of Directors for final approval. Applicants must bein attendance at the Fort Lauderdale, Gainesville, Hollywood, or Miami Instructions:campuses. •  Applicants must complete the enrollment process and be accepted into the City College Surgical Technology or Anesthesia TechnologyAn application for a scholarship may be picked up in the Financial Aid program.Office. The applying student must submit a brief narrative of why they •  Applicant must start classes on timefeel they qualify for the scholarship. The students narrative must be •  Applicant must maintain Satisfactory Academic Progressaccompanied by a recommendation from a City College faculty member. •  Once selected for the Scholarship the applicant is required to submitAn applying student must have: a Thank You letter to the Program Director. •  $1,000.00/term for students taking 9 credit hours or more per term 1.  A CGPA of 2.0 2.  Good attendance Federal Pell Grant 3.  Participate in class discussions The eligibility for this award is computed primarily on the basis of student/ 4.  Be involved in community affairs parent income and assets, family size and number in college. All students are encouraged to apply. The filing deadline for the award year is June 15The application deadline is March 1 of each year, and the scholarship will for new applications. The awarding period extends from July 1 to June awarded in the Spring Quarter of each year. There will be one or two$500 awards annually, based on funding available. Florida Student Assistance Grant The Florida Student Assistance Grant program (FSAG) is a financialThe C.M. Fike Memorial Grant for nursing aid program available to students who meet all eligibility criteria andstudents enrolling in the RN – BSN program at demonstrate substantial financial need. An FSAG award can range fromCity College $200 - $1,592 per academic year. Eligibility for an FSAG is determined byThe Grant is intended to assist City College ASN graduates to pursue the the institution. The application deadline is August 30.BSN degree. City College’s BSN program is delivered in an online format. To To be eligible for FSAG, you must:qualify and apply for the grant, applicants must complete the applicationand enrollment process. All enrollment documents must be complete and 1. Meet Florida residency requirement.accurate; additionally, all financial arrangements must also be complete 2. Enroll as a full-time student (12 credit hours each term).and the student must be accepted into the City College RN to BSN 3. Be a degree-seeking undergraduate student.program. The deadline for the application is one week prior to the start 4. Be a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen.of a term. The Grant is an annual award, paid quarterly, on or about the 5. Cannot hold a Bachelor’s Degree.third week in term. For students taking 8 -11 credit hours, the grant is in 6. Be registered with the Selective Service, if required.the amount of $750.00 per term; and, for students taking 12 or more credit 7. Not owe a refund in any state or federal grant or scholarship and nothours, the grant is in the amount of $1,000.00 per term. be in default on any state or federal student loan, unless satisfactory arrangements have been made to repay.Instructions/information: •  Complete the Grant Application18 | Financial Aid Information
  19. 19. Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity 3. If there is a change to the students eligibility the student will beGrant contacted and a new estimated award letter will be presented to theThe Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG) is student explaining the difference in their eligibility.a grant to help students pay for education after high school. It is for 4. A Federal Direct Stafford Loan application may be certified by theundergraduate students having the greatest financial need (with priority College prior to the completion of verification.given to Federal Pell grant recipients). It is awarded on a first come first 5. No Federal or Campus-Based funds will be disbursed prior to theserved basis. completion of verification. 6. The student will have 60 days after his/her last day of attendanceFederal Work-Study or the end of the academic year, whichever is earlier, to completeThe Federal Work-Study Program (FWS) provides jobs for undergraduate verification. However, in the interim, the student must have madestudents who need financial aid. FWS gives students a chance to earn arrangements with the College for payment of all tuition and feesmoney to help pay for educational expenses. Compensation will be at least due or risk termination at the option of the College. After 60 days, allthe current federal minimum wage. The total FWS award depends on need financial aid that might have been due is forfeited.and the amount of aid received from other programs. It is awarded on a 7. If the student supplies inaccurate information on any applicationfirst come first served basis. Students will be paid by the hour and receive a and refuses to correct same after being counseled by the institution,paycheck every two weeks. the College must refer this case to the Department of Education for resolution. Unless required by the Department of Education, noUseful Web Sites: financial aid will be disbursed to the student. •  Federal Student Aid Selective Service Find information on federal student aid and access publications In order to receive Title IV aid, students must be registered with Selective online. Service (also called the draft), if they are a male born after 12/31/59, at •  Completing the FASFA least 18 years of age, and not currently a member of the U.S. Armed Forces. index.html This web site explains how to complete the FAFSA and the purpose of Indemnification FAFSA questions. The student releases and holds harmless the institution, its employees, •  Federal Direct Loans its agents, and representatives from and against all liabilities, damages, and other expenses which may be imposed upon, incurred by, or asserted Use this web site to find out more information on the Direct Loan against it or them by reason of bodily injury or property damage which Program. may be suffered by the student from any cause, while enrolled as a •  Direct Loan Servicing student in the institution. When students are permitted to participate in individual or group tests, training, or demonstrations of ability, techniques, Use this web site to make Direct Loan online payments, view account commodities, equipment or procedures relating to course or intramural balance, change billing options, enroll in electronic services and activities under the auspices of the College, the student and parties more. executing the student enrollment contract authorize participation by •  The Occupational Outlook Handbook the student and releases the institution, and its officers, agents and employees from any and all responsibility for injury and damage to person Find information on various careers and their earning potential. or property.Policies and Procedures Verification Refund Policy for All StudentsThe College has developed the following policies and procedures A student may cancel his/her enrollment by telephone, in person, or inregarding the verification of information provided by applicants for writing:Federal Aid under the Title IV Programs: 1. Official termination date is the following: 1. Only those students who are selected for verification by the • The date the student notifies the College of his/her withdrawal Department of Education will be required to submit supporting or the date of the withdrawal whichever is later; or documentation. • The date when the College becomes aware that the student 2. All students will be notified on a timely basis, if they have been ceased attendance from all courses for the term. selected for verification and the supporting documentation that is 2. All refunds will be made within thirty (30) days of cancellation or required of them. The student will be notified via the Student Portal, termination. email, or a phone call. The institution will use as its reference the most 3. All monies, except the application fee, will be fully refunded if the recent verification guide supplied by the Department of Education. application is not accepted or if the student cancels within three (3) At that time, the student will be informed of the time parameters and business days after signing the enrollment agreement and making the consequences of not completing the verification and any other initial payment. documentation needed. The institution will assist the student by 4. For students who withdraw after classes begin for the mid-quarter, making any corrections to any information that is inaccurate. the following refund policy will apply:19 | Financial Aid Information