AND PROGRESS SYSTEM
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.
Schools grading system is as follows:
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.
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.
U.S. Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERA) is observed.
Current details are included in the Information Bulletin received
when starting classes.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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