Students are graded as they complete individual units of the curriculum. Grades are determined by written and practical examination scores; completion of class work within the given time frame; classroom deportment and participation; and subjective teacher evaluation of attitude, interest and effort. Grades are compiled and checked for satisfactory academic progress each quarter of the total length of a program.

The Schools grading system is as follows:

Letter Grade
Grade Point
B..Above Average
80 - 89
70 - 79
60 - 69
Below 60
N.............No Credit

Upon completion of classroom and laboratory education with a grade point average of 2.0 or better, the student will be issued a diploma attesting to the successful completion of a combination of courses within a program.

Program changes will be considered and must be initiated with the Administration Office. A non-refundable fee of $250 will be charged to cover school administrative costs. A student should attend all classes in which they were originally enrolled until the requested change is officially authorized.

The U.S. Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERA) is observed. Current details are included in the Information Bulletin received when starting classes.


The Higher Education Act mandates institutions of higher education should establish minimum standards of "SATISFACTORY PROGRESS" for students receiving federal financial aid. MTI Business College of Stockton applies these standards to all students regardless of whether or not they are federal financial aid recipients and full-time or part-time students.

Satisfactory Academic Progress requires a student to attain a specific cumulative grade point average and cumulative number of credits determined at the end of each quarter of the program. The minimum requirement is to achieve a grade point average of 1.0 at the end of the first 25 percent of the program, 1.5 grade point average at the mid-point and 2.0 grade point average upon graduation.

If transfer credits are accepted from another institution the grades can be considered from these credits when calculating the grade point average for satisfactory academic progress. In addition, the transfer credits can shorten the length of the program and affect the maximum time frame of completion.

A students federal financial aid can be terminated for failure to maintain satisfactory academic progress. At the mid-point of an enrolled program if a financial aid student has not completed fifty (50%) of the required units they are notified and placed on financial aid warning. Signed documentation between either the Financial Aid Officer or Student Loan Assistant and the affected student goes into their file attesting they were notified of this status. The student will not be eligible again for federal financial aid until they have completed fifty percent (50%) of the necessary credits with the required grade point average. Once the conditions have been met second half financial aid monies can be ordered and received by the institution. NOTE: At the end of the financial aid warning period should a students' cumulative grade point average fall below the required minimum and if extenuating circumstances exist i.e. illness, death in the family, etc. a student must submit an appeal to the School Director or Associate Director. It should state why they did not meet the satisfactory academic progress and what has changed now allowing them to meet them. If the students' appeal is granted, the student is placed on financial aid probation for the next quarter of the program. The student is considered to be making satisfactory progress during this period. A student can be dismissed from school if the required cumulative grade point average is not reached at the end of the probationary quarter of their program.

Satisfactory Academic Progress includes a quantitative as well as a qualitative measure. The maximum time frame in which student's must complete their training cannot exceed one-and-one half times the number of weeks required to complete their program or they will be dismissed from school.The cumulative number of credits will be examined each quarter and the completion rate considered satisfactory if the student has completed two-thirds of the program courses attempted. If the completion rate is less than two-thirds the student can be placed on probation if it can be demonstrated that the reason for the poor completion rate has been resolved. If a probationary period is not granted in either a qualitative or quantitative measure of Satisfactory Academic Progress the student will be dismissed from school.

A student failing to achieve the required grade point average and credits during a probationary period can submit a second written appeal to the Directors explaining mitigating circumstances to substantiate consideration for an extension of time to their probation period. The one time extension allowed following a probation period will be a maximum of four weeks to gain the necessary credits and grades to remain in good standing. The students' enrollment will be terminated if an extension of time is denied or the student fails to earn the required units during the extension period.

A course that has been attempted with less than two-thirds percent completed becomes an Incomplete (I) on the student's appraisal and final transcript. A grade will replace an Incomplete if a student finishes two-thirds or more of the course by a date determined by the instructor. If after equaling or passing the two-thirds designation of the course and a student earns a grade below sixty percent, the Incomplete will revert to a failure grade (F). A course within a program that has not been attempted receives No Credit (N) on their appraisal and final transcript.

If a student repeats a subject which was previously failed in order to obtain a higher grade, the higher grade will be considered in calculating a grade point average. Transfer or test-out credits can be considered for meeting requirements to graduate, but not determining satisfactory progress or maximum program length.

Students who choose to withdraw from school will be considered terminated. Requests for re-enrollment in school, either after voluntary withdrawal or termination by the school because of unsatisfactory progress, will be considered after an interview with the Director and/or Associate Director. Upon re-enrollment the student will be given the opportunity for making up lost work. This work will be given credit with respect to the evaluation of the student maintaining Satisfactory Academic Progress as they complete their program.

Students at this institution receiving Federal funds will be eligible to receive Title IV aid for the maximum one-and-one half times the number of weeks required for completion of their program if they meet the requirements described in the preceding paragraphs and all Title IV eligibility criteria.

Veterans and persons eligible for veteran's benefits whose grade point average is below a 2.0 will be placed on probation for a maximum of 2 quarters. If their grade point average is below a 2.0 at the end if the probation period, veteran benefits going to them will be terminated. They will receive Title IV federal funding if they are eligible and in compliance with federal satisfactory progress standards.