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  • Educational Partners
    edu California Coast University http www calcoast edu CCU Centralia College http www centralia edu Delgado Community College http www dcc edu Des Moines Area Community College https go dmacc edu Harrison College http www harrison edu Hibbing Community College http www hcc mnscu edu International Sports Sciences Association http www issaonline edu Iowa Central Community College http www iowacentral edu Lansing Community College http www lcc edu Lebanon PA

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  • Waldorf College Learning Partners
    Waldorf College Learning Partners Facts Request Information Educational Partners Online Partners Learning Partners Waldorf College Learning Partners Waldorf College Learning Partners Your browser does not support iframes Copyright 2015 Waldorf College Forest City Iowa 50436 800 292 1903 Residential Programs

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  • Download Information
    Residential Programs Academic Catalog 2015 16 Residential Programs Catalog Online Programs Academic Catalog 2015 16 Online Programs Catalog Published 10 29 15 Archived Catalogs Copyright 2015 Waldorf College Forest City Iowa 50436 800 292 1903 Residential Programs 877 267 2157

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  • Term Calendar
    Christmas Break for Term 3A15 12 23 15 to 12 29 15 1 week 4A16 11 25 15 to 02 09 16 02 24 16 03 01 16 04 19 16 5A16 02 10 16 to 04 12 16 04 27 16 05 03 16 06 21 16 Track B Term Registration Start Date Drop Date End Date 1B16 04 22 15 to 06 23 15 07 08 15 07 14 15 09 01 15 2B16 06 24 15 to 08 25 15 09 09 15 09 15 15 11 03 15 3B16 08 26 15 to 10 27 15 11 11 15 11 17 15 01 12 16 Christmas Break for Term 3B15 12 23 15 to 12 29 15 1 week 4B16 10 28 15 to 01 05 16 01 20 16 01 26 16 03 15 16 5B16 01 06 16 to 03 08 16 03 23 16 03 29 16 05 17 16 6B16 03 09 16 to 05 10 16 05 25 16 05 31 16 07 19 16 Academic Calendar 2016 2017 Term Enrollment Track A Term Registration Start Date Drop Date End Date 1A17 4 13 16 6 21 16 7 6 16 7 12 16 8 30 16 2A17 6 22 16 8 23 16 9 7 16 9 13 16 11 1 16 3A17 8 24 16 10 25 16 11 9 16 11 15 16 1 17 17 Christmas Break for Term 3A17 12 21 16 to 12 27 16 1 week 4A17 10 26 16 1 10 17 1 25 17 1 31 17 3 21 17 5A17 1 11 17 3 14 17 3 29 17 4 4 17 5 23 17 6A17 3 15 17 5 16 17 5 31 17 6 6 17 7 2 17

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  • Core Requirements
    A B S Term Course Schedule Continuing Education Programs of Study Online Program Policies Term Calendar Online Academics Core Requirements Core Requirements Click on the links below for the core requirements that are specific to the A A program the B A S programs and the B A and B S programs Associate in Arts Program Bachelor of Applied Science Programs Bachelor of Arts Programs and Bachelor of Science Programs

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  • Term Course Schedule
    Core Requirements Term Course Schedule Continuing Education Programs of Study Online Program Policies Term Calendar Online Academics Term Course Schedule Term Course Schedule p Your browser does not support iframes p Copyright 2015 Waldorf College Forest City Iowa 50436 800

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  • MyCAA
    loved one s assignment Waldorf College offers military spouses A personal training assessment manager to guide you through the registration process High quality self paced online portable courses Flexible schedules Certification exams included Certification programs include Accounting and Finance Bookkeeping Administration Chartered Financial Analyst CFA Start Your Own Business in Bookkeeping Administration Professional Business and Leadership Business Management and Organizational Leadership for PMP Administrative Office Assistant Career Prep Master Certified Associate in Project Management Exam Prep with Organizational Leadership Customer Sales and Service Representative CSSR Professional in Human Resources PHR Exam Prep Project Management Professional Exam Prep with Organizational Leadership Six Sigma Green Belt Business Management and Leadership Training Grant Writing Sales and Marketing Professional Career and Hospitality Day Care Administration Career Prep Personal Fitness Trainer Career Prep Master Become an Entrepreneur Event Planner Career Prep Photographer Career Prep Start Your Own Business in Floristry Start Your Own Business in Interior Decorating Start Your Own Business in Landscaping Start Your Own Business in Wedding Planning Education and Personal Development Teacher s Aide Green and Renewable Energy LEED Green Associate Career Prep Start Your Own Business in Alternative Energy Start your Business in Solar and Wind Energy Sustainable Management Career Prep Professional Sustainable Supply Chain Management Career Prep Healthcare and Allied Health Administrative Medical Assistant Career Prep Master Certified Electronic Health Records Career Prep Professional Certified Electronic Health Records Specialist Career Prep Day Care Administration Career Prep Dental Assistant Career Prep Medical Billing and Coding Career Prep Complete Pharmacy Technician Career Prep Professional Home Health Assistant Career Prep Professional Mental Health Care Career Prep Nursing Assistant Career Prep Professional Nursing Assisting Career Prep Nutritional Fitness Career Prep Nutritional Fitness Career Prep Professional Start Your Own Business in Aromatherapy Substance Abuse Counseling Career Prep Adolescent Development Legal and Criminal Justice Paralegal Career

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  • Online Program Policies
    student is on Temporary status A Waldorf transcript may be issued for students on Conditional Status but will not list transfer credit Students with Accepted Status may be issued a Waldorf transcript listing all institutional credit Falsification or omission of information on College application may be cause for rescinding admission acceptance Back to top Transfer Credit Waldorf allows transfer credit for prior academic credits training and relevant professional licenses and certifications Up to 75 percent of undergraduate courses can be transferred into the degree program based upon the degree requirements Academic Credit Grades earned must be a C or higher for prior undergraduate academic credit to be eligible for transfer Professional Licenses Certificates and Training Programs Waldorf uses guidelines established by the American Council on Education ACE to determine if certain training programs certificates professional licenses and or military training warrant awarding academic credit Transfer Credit by Examination Waldorf College accepts credit by examination from the following The College Level Examination Program CLEP Defense Activity for Non Traditional Education DANTES Transcript Request Service Waldorf offers a transcript request service For 10 per transcript request we will contact the prior colleges and or universities the applicant has attended to secure all the transcripts needed Two forms must be completed and signed in order to process the request The Request for Official Transcript form is sent to each individual college to process the transcript request the payment form is kept at Waldorf for processing We are unable to process the request without both signed forms being submitted These forms can be accessed by visiting www waldorf edu When completed please fax to 251 224 0573 Back to top Accommodation for Disabilities It is the policy of Waldorf College to provide reasonable accommodation for persons defined as disabled under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and all other local and state requirements dealing with students who have recognized disabilities A request for reasonable accommodation will be granted provided that the following criteria are met The request for reasonable accommodation is based on individual needs The request does not require a financial burden on Waldorf College that is beyond what is viewed as customary and reasonable The request does not compromise the basic requirements of the course Waldorf online students who would like to request academic accommodations for a disability will need to contact the learning disabilities specialist and provide appropriate documentation of their disability at least two weeks prior their first class meeting Kristin Wempen Disabilities Specialist E mail AACE waldorf edu Office Phone 641 585 8211 Fax 641 585 8194 Appropriate documentation will include the Initial Online Academic Accommodation Request available in the myWaldorf Student Portal a diagnosis of the disability testing results and the impact of the disability on the student in the online learning environment The college is required by law to have current documentation of the disability in order to provide accommodations Typically academic testing results are required to be within the last three years The time frame of testing for certain disabilities can be more or less frequent based on the area of disability and the possibility of a change in the disability or condition pertaining to student need and the requirements of our office Insufficient or incomplete documentation can result in a delay in the accommodations or the implementation of limited or temporary accommodations until appropriate and up to date documentation is received in our office Back to top Academic Policies Courses Course Load Policy The academic advisor must approve all course loads over seven credit hours Students requesting course loads over seven hours must have a minimum GPA of 3 0 The maximum course load allowed is nine credit hours 3 courses without prior approval of the Assistant Dean for Online Learning A student may not take courses in overlapping terms with the exception of the Residency courses Course Structure Students access their course on the Waldorf learning platform Blackboard using their login and password which are e mailed to the student before the start of his her first term Once logged in the student will be presented with a personalized welcome page and a list of enrolled courses After the student enters the online course the first screen they see is the announcement section The announcement section contains important information concerning the course On the left of the screen the student will see a button for each section of the course The students should review the entire syllabus for each course so that they are aware of all course requirements Waldorf courses are designed and developed to match the content and rigor of the residential courses However courses are laid out in a consistent manner so students are able to navigate the courses with ease Course Professors Students may find information about their professor in the online course by clicking on the Professor link Students should direct all course related questions to the professor The preferred contact method for all Waldorf online faculty is their Waldorf e mail as this provides a written record of all communication However many faculty members will make phone appointments if e mail correspondence will not suffice Student Course Evaluation Students are asked to complete a Student Course Evaluation for each course Students may remain anonymous The Notification of the Student Course Evaluation is located in Week Unit 7 of each course and at the end of the residency courses Student Course Evaluations enable the college to measure the effectiveness of the course and to pinpoint problem areas The evaluation rates the textbook course content assessments assignments and the course professor If students wish to be contacted by the Dean of the College concerning their comments they should provide a contact phone number on the survey Assessments and Assignments Waldorf courses are divided into eight units each normally containing objective and subjective assignments and one or more class discussion Depending on the course papers projects and or a proctored final exam may be required Students will receive feedback from their professor for each subjective assignment graded An e mail notification will also be provided for each assignment when it is graded Students can access faculty feedback and comments through the My Grades section of the Blackboard course After the conclusion of a term final course grades are available in the myWaldorf Student Portal Back to top Grading Procedures Academic Integrity Cheating and other forms of deception are causes for dismissal Examples of cheating include the following Utilizing another student s answers during an exam Using unauthorized materials during an exam Having someone take your exam for you Using unauthorized test materials Disseminating exams to others Plagiarism Falsifying information Other causes for dismissal from Waldorf College include Failure to pay tuition or fees due Failure to abide by college rules and regulations Plagiarism Policy Plagiarism is using someone else s words or ideas and representing them as your own without giving due credit to your source of information If the plagiarism policy is violated the student may fail an assignment course or be dismissed This includes copying from a book magazine newspaper website or any other sources without giving credit to that source If students incorporate another author s writings into their paper they must include this text in quotation marks if directly quoted and cite their source s Intentional plagiarism is deliberate cheating and includes but is not limited to Downloading a free research paper or purchasing a paper online Buying a paper from a commercial paper mill Faking a citation Submitting a paper written by someone else Copying an entire article or a paper from any source Resubmitting a paper that you have submitted for another course Unintentional plagiarism can occur when a writer commits the following acts Copying and pasting to recreate a paper from several courses without citing them Copying or paraphrasing sentences or paragraphs from sources without using proper citations Plagiarism whether intentional or unintentional remains a very serious academic offense Plagiarism Detection Waldorf uses TurnItIn as its plagiarism detection service The service compares a student s work to internet sites internet and library databases and its own database The service provides a report to both the professor and student indicating the percentage of material that is found in other sources If the professor finds that the report indicates plagiarism he or she will work with the Dean of the College to determine the appropriate action Back to top Final Exams Many courses require a final exam These comprehensive exams allow students faculty and Waldorf to know the student s level of knowledge at the completion of the course If the course has a final exam it is a required exam and must be taken before the end of the term If the student does not complete the final exam within the limits of the term or an approved extension the grade for the entire course will be changed to an F The following are important facts concerning proctored final examinations Students may retain up to three approved proctors on file with the College It is the student s responsibility to ensure a proctor is approved by the College before the final exam See the proctor policy and proctor approval sections within this policy for more information Students should request to sit for a final examination during the last two weeks of the course by submission of Final Examination Request form located in the Student Portal Final Examinations must be submitted for grading prior to midnight Central Standard Time CST on the last day of class Refer to course exam instructions for materials allowed during final examination Materials not specified in the exam instructions are not permitted Students may use a computer to access the online exam and or type essay answers They may not use the internet to search for answers to the exam questions Unless otherwise specified in the exam instructions the exam is open book Valid government issued photo identification such as a driver s license is required for identity verification prior to examination administration Compliance with all identified final examination violations is required Violations are identified at the conclusion of this policy Students are allowed short breaks during the examination A total of 15 minutes break time is permitted during the four 4 hour examination No materials are allowed to leave or re enter the testing area Students are allotted four 4 hours for examination completion The time allotment is cumulative therefore short breaks taken during the examination administration are included in the time allotment Fees incurred by use of proctoring services are the responsibility of the student Final examinations should not be taken in an environment where the student is likely to be interrupted during examination administration i e the workplace or other interactive environment Proctor Policy Final exams are to be administered to students by an approved proctor on a date before the course end date that is mutually convenient The student is responsible for selecting a qualified proctor who must be approved by the college A list of acceptable proctors is provided in the Proctors section of this policy Proctors must submit to Waldorf s Student Services a signed Proctor Agreement for approval before being allowed to proctor an exam Proctors are to verify the student s identity remain in proximity while the student takes the exam assure that the four 4 hour exam time limit is strictly adhered to and assure that no unauthorized materials are allowed during the exam Proctor forms can be found in the myWaldorf Student Portal and in the course Students should allow time for the proctor to return the agreement to Waldorf and for processing before submitting the Final Examination Request form Proctors Waldorf reserves the right to verify proctor qualifications require additional evidence of eligibility or require a different proctor be selected The following may serve as Proctors Direct supervisor Personnel at a university college testing center private testing center military base testing office School principal or vice principal Full time librarian teacher or school counselor College professor dean or director Human resources manager training director officer Minister priest or rabbi of a church temple mosque or synagogue Unacceptable Proctors include Assistant Tutor Neighbor Relative Friend Current Waldorf student Anyone with a conflict of interest Individuals selected to serve as a proctor must have no vested interest in the outcome of the exam Falsifying proctor information or not following proctor testing procedures will result in failure of the course and may be cause for termination from the College Proctor Approval Students must provide the desired proctor with the Final Examination Policy and Waldorf s Proctor Agreement The proctor will complete the agreement and fax the document to Waldorf s Student Services at 251 224 0554 Once an approved proctor s is listed on the student s record the student only needs to submit the Final Examination Request form in which the pre approved proctor is listed Forms should be submitted to Student Services by fax at 251 224 0554 or email at students waldorf edu The final Examination Request Form can be found and completed in the myWaldorf Student Portal Waldorf will process the request and send the final exam or online final exam instructions to the identified pre approved proctor Students may have up to three approved proctors on file Information on the approved proctor will remain on file for the student and the student may use the proctor until one of the following occurs The student or proctor cancels the proctor agreement Waldorf disapproves or cancels the proctor agreement Proctor Responsibilities Keep the exam secure and only allow the student to access the exam in the proctor s presence The password must be kept confidential and should never be shared with the student Provide the student with a private area conducive to testing A computer with Internet access must be available Check student s photo ID to ensure the examinee is actually the person scheduled to test Ensure no copies of the exam are made Ensure that the student does not access notes articles or other unauthorized materials Unless otherwise specified only the textbook is allowed Time the exam and stop the examinee when time has been expended A maximum of four 4 hours is allowed for the exam Keep the exam during any breaks The student should never have access to the test without the proctor present and the test should never leave the testing room If a fee is charged for exam proctoring request payment from the student at the time of testing Students are responsible for any proctor fees Additional Final Examination Information As resources for virtual third party proctoring technology become available Waldorf College will permit students to take final examinations using that service Any costs associated with the proctoring technology are the responsibility of the student When and if this service becomes available Waldorf College will inform students about the usage policy in the myWaldorf Student Portal Final Examination Violations The following final examination violations are subject to sanctions identified in the Academic Integrity Policy Use of materials or unapproved software technology other than a writing utensil course textbook and calculator or examination specific materials Use of the Internet to access any site other than the Blackboard Learning Management System Speaking with another individual during examination administration Use of a cellphone or technology other than the computer being used for examination administration Students encountering technical difficulty are allowed to access a cellphone to call technical support Materials exiting or re entering the testing area Exceeding the four 4 hour testing time limit Should any circumstances develop before or during a final examination including natural disasters emergencies power or internet outages etc the student and or proctor should contact Student Services immediately at 877 267 2157 Student Services hours are Monday through Thursday 8 a m to 5 p m CST and Friday 8 a m to 3 p m In the event the call is placed after standard operating hours please leave a message or email students waldorf edu Or contact Technical Support at 877 399 1063 Monday through Friday 8 a m to 11 p m CST Back to top Grading Scale The following scale is used to determine the final course grade A Excellent 90 100 4 00 Quality Points per semester hour B Good 80 89 3 00 Quality Points per semester hour C Average 70 79 2 00 Quality Points per semester hour D Passing 60 69 1 00 Quality Points per semester hour F Failing 59 0 0 00 Quality Points per semester hour I Incomplete 0 00 Quality Points per semester hour W Withdrawal 0 00 Quality Points per semester hour WF Unofficial Withdrawal 0 00 Quality points per semester hour R Course Retake 0 00 Quality Points per semester hour The grade point average GPA is computed by dividing the total number of quality points earned by the total number of semester hours completed The grade I indicates that the student for reasons satisfactory to the instructor has been granted a course extension This grade is given only when the work already finished has been of a quality acceptable for completion of the course A student receiving an I must complete the work within the prescribed extension period and then will receive a grade representing the quality of all work in the course If the student fails to complete the work before the end of the extension period the grade will be calculated based on the work completed before the end of the extension Although the I grade will be replaced with a letter grade when the course extension ends as long as the I grade remains it is counted as a grade of F when calculating Satisfactory Academic Progress SAP Therefore the I grade may affect future registrations GPAs and or FSA eligibility The grade W indicates that permission was granted after the drop date to withdraw from a course for which the student was registered Note Students are not permitted to withdraw from a course after the term end date The grade WF indicates that a student was institutionally withdrawn from a course See the Unofficial Withdrawal Policy for more information An F can only be removed from the transcript if the student repeats the course at Waldorf and earns a higher grade Back to top Dean s List Dean s List is calculated after each term Students who have earned a minimum grade point average of 3 50 for courses enrolled that term and have completed a minimum of six credits during the term will be included on the Dean s List Students may opt for their names and Dean s List designation to be posted on the website and sent to their hometown newspapers by completing the Hometown News Release Authorization form located at www waldorf edu Online Current Students Forms Back to top Course Retake Students must earn a cumulative GPA of 2 00 or higher on a 4 0 scale Students earning a D or below in a course have the option of retaking the course If a course is retaken the highest grade is counted and all lower grades appear as an R See also the Satisfactory Academic Progress section regarding the calculation of hours attempted Back to top Grade Appeal Policy Students who believe that a grading discrepancy has occurred should follow the procedures listed below Direct your grade challenge to your course professor via email Include in this written correspondence the course name and number the exam unit or final and the full text of the question or questions at issue the page number and text that you feel supports your answer Forward a copy of this email to the Student Services Department at students waldorf edu To allow the Waldorf College faculty to effectively process an exam challenge Waldorf College requires that the exam challenge grade challenge be submitted within 14 days of the grade report date Allow five to seven business days for a reply Students unsatisfied with the faculty member response should direct their grade appeal request to the Assistant Dean for Online Learning Non Academic Appeals and Grievances In instances where a student raises a question about a policy or decision the appropriate staff member will respond If it is not possible to resolve a matter through discussion a student may appeal in writing for further consideration to the Dean of the College Waldorf College 106 S 6th St Forest City IA 50436 or by fax 641 585 8194 ATTN Dean of the College The Dean may be reached by phone at 641 585 8134 Should a student not be satisfied with the action taken by the Dean of the College the student may appeal the decision to the Waldorf President This policy is designed in accordance with the State Postsecondary Review Entry SPRE Guidelines and is intended to ensure that the student is given fair and equitable consideration in any matter that may arise Back to top Satisfactory Academic Progress Federal regulations require Waldorf College to establish and apply reasonable standards of Satisfactory Academic Progress SAP for eligible students to receive financial assistance under the programs authorized by Title IV of the Higher Education Act Waldorf students who wish to be considered for financial aid must Be in good standing at the College and Maintain satisfactory academic progress in their program of study as set forth in this policy SAP is a Federal Student Aid eligibility requirement and is administered by the College in addition to the academic standards of performance required under the Waldorf Satisfactory Academic Progress SAP policy The SAP policy is reviewed annually by the Waldorf Registrar Students are evaluated at the end of every term for SAP All students are evaluated on three standards grade point average qualitative measure semester hours completion ratio quantitative measure and maximum timeframe To maintain eligibility under SAP students must meet all three standards Standard 1 Grade Point Average Qualitative Measure Students must maintain a minimum qualitative measure of progress defined as the Cumulative Grade Point Average CGPA Undergraduate students must maintain a 2 0 Cumulative GPA Graduate students must maintain a 3 0 Cumulative GPA Standard 2 Semester Hour Completion Ratio Quantitative Measure Students either full time or part time must achieve a passing rate of at least 67 percent of all hours attempted to demonstrate proper pace Hours attempted include completed courses repeated courses withdrawals and incompletes Transfer credit if applicable is also calculated in the completion ratio Standard 3 Maximum Timeframe Students must complete their degree program within 150 percent of the semester hour requirements for the degree Students must complete an associate s degree within 90 semester hours a bachelor s degree within 180 semester hours and a graduate degree within 54 semester hours Students who are unable to complete their degree program within the timeframe limitation will no longer be eligible to use federal financial aid to cover any costs associated with completing their degree program Transfer credit if applicable is also calculated in the maximum timeframe calculation SAP Notification Students are notified of the SAP policy in the Waldorf catalog website and during the initial financial aid application process All periods of enrollment at Waldorf are calculated in SAP including periods of enrollment during which a student did not receive financial aid Cumulative GPAs are calculated using grades earned at Waldorf Transfer Credits Transfer credits accepted toward the student s degree program will be included when calculating the SAP Maximum Timeframe and quantitative progress This includes credit for English as a Second Language ESL and remedial courses if accepted toward the degree program Repeated Courses Students receiving Title IV Aid may repeat a course as allowed under the Waldorf Satisfactory Academic Progress policy Repeated courses will count toward the quantitative and maximum timeframe SAP standards Incomplete Grades Students receiving Title IV Aid may receive incomplete grades as allowed under the Waldorf Satisfactory Academic Progress policy Incomplete grades will count toward the quantitative and maximum timeframe standards of SAP Students who do not complete course requirements after an incomplete grade is assigned will receive a course grade based on the assignments completed with zeros being assigned for non completed assignments Second Bachelor s Degree Students must complete their degree program within 150 percent of the semester hour requirements for the degree Students must complete an associate s degree within 90 semester hours and a bachelor s degree within 180 semester hours Transfer credit if applicable is also calculated in the maximum timeframe calculation Students pursuing a second bachelor s degree are not eligible to receive Federal SEOG or Pell Grants SAP Evaluation Students are evaluated at the end of every term for SAP Students who have not met the conditions for satisfactory academic progress will be placed on academic warning for the following term and will be expected to work with their academic advisor to discuss enrollment options Students on SAP Warning status will continue to be eligible to receive federal aid for this additional term Students on SAP Warning status who fail to meet SAP standards at the end of the term will be dismissed from the college Appeal Guidelines Students on Failing SAP status may appeal to the Admissions and Academic Progress Committee if they have extenuating circumstances during the period of academic substandard performance and are able to provide supporting documentation The student may appeal the dismissal to the Admissions and Academic Progress Committee Appeals may be filed by faxing the appeal to the attention of the Vice President of Academic Affairs at 641 585 8194 The appeal must include the reason s why the student failed to meet satisfactory academic progress and what will change to allow the student to meet the standards at the next evaluation The committee will make every effort to consider each appeal carefully and provide a decision within seven to 10 business days The committee will make one of the following decisions regarding the student s appeal The appeal will be denied the student will be dismissed academically and no longer be eligible for financial aid The appeal will be granted and the student placed on Academic Probation for one term the student should be able to meet satisfactory academic progress by the end of the probationary term If the student does not meet satisfactory academic progress at the end of the probationary term the student will be dismissed The appeal will be granted and the student will be placed on an Academic Plan because satisfactory academic progress cannot be met within one term The Academic Plan monitored on an individual basis will ensure that the student will be able to meet satisfactory academic progress by a specific point in time will have set conditions and can be evaluated at whatever periods as determined by the plan or at a minimum at the end of every term The student will be dismissed when he she fails to meet the conditions of the Academic Plan Students on academic probation or academic plan may be required to retake courses in which D or F grades were received take a reduced credit load and or become involved in special programs They are also required to submit periodic academic progress reports If it becomes apparent that a student is not profiting from the course as evidenced by poor attendance or poor performance the Vice President of Academic Affairs may dismiss a student without any warning period at any point during the term Reinstatement Students who do not submit any coursework within a twelve month period will be considered inactive and any tuition being held by the college will be forfeited Students desiring to return to their studies must be reevaluated and will be subject to any changed academic requirements tuition increases and policy changes in force at the time of reenrollment Back to top Attendance Policy Waldorf will verify each student s attendance in each registered course at the end of the first week The discussion board posting or Unit 1 Assessment or Assignment must be submitted to verify attendance Students who choose not to attend the first week will be institutionally dropped from the course Back to top Leave of Absence Policy Students unable to enroll in one or more terms may apply for a temporary Leave of Absence LOA from the College This policy is designed to allow a student the flexibility to take a temporary break from their academic program and upon return a student will not be required to apply for readmission to the College A student will not be granted a LOA in the middle of a term therefore for purposes of Title IV a student granted a temporary LOA will be considered withdrawn from the College during this time A student is expected to complete all courses if currently enrolled in a term and apply for a LOA to begin at the start of the next term in the academic program If a student is having difficulty or unable to complete all courses in the term the student may apply for an incomplete or an incomplete for special circumstance or the student may withdraw in which case a Return of Title IV calculation may be required A student may apply for a LOA by submitting the Leave of Absence Request Form located in the myWaldorf Student Portal All requests must be submitted a minimum of three weeks prior to the start of the term a student will be unable to attend A temporary LOA from the College will only be granted to a student planning to return to their academic program at the end of the LOA In addition the LOA request may not exceed more than two consecutive terms within a 12 month period A student may request more than one LOA during the student s academic program not to exceed two terms within a 12 month period A student may return from a LOA early and resume enrollment in the next available term or enrollment period Important facts concerning a Leave of Absence For purposes of Title IV a student will be considered withdrawn from the College while on a LOA therefore federal student loans are not eligible for an in school deferment A student will not be eligible to receive federal student aid while on a LOA A student who fails to return from a LOA will be required to reapply for admissions to the College after a period of 12 months of inactivity in their academic program Military Special Services Leave of Absence Provision Students requiring a military or special services deployment may request a provisional LOA for the designated deployment period up to 12 consecutive months A student may apply for a provisional LOA by submitting the Leave of Absence Request Form located in the myWaldorf Student Portal In addition a student must provide supporting documentation regarding the nature and period of deployment from their commanding officer or supervisor If the military or special services deployment occurs during a course the student should contact his or her Academic Advisor to discuss the options provided by the Military Deployment Policy and Incomplete for Special Circumstances Policy Academic and Financial Considerations Students should contact their Academic Advisor and the Financial Aid Office to discuss potential academic and financial implications prior to taking a LOA from their academic program Back to top Extension Policies Unit Extension There are circumstances when a student may not be able to complete a week s worth of assignments by the due date When this occurs the student may contact the professor and request a unit extension If the situation is not an emergency circumstance a student may qualify for a maximum of three additional days after the assignment and or assessment due date to complete the unit work However discussion boards must be completed by the due date The criteria to qualify for a unit extension are as follows The student is responsible for contacting the professor before the due date of the assignment The student will provide an explanation as to why he she cannot complete the assignment on time documentation may be requested If the professor approves the professor will e mail to the student in detail which assignments assessments are extended as well as the revised due date This documentation will also be sent to students waldorf edu If the professor does not approve the professor will e mail to the student in detail the reasons for denying the extension This document will be also sent to students waldorf edu Only 1 unit extension allowed per term If the situation is an emergency circumstance a student may qualify for three additional days after contacting the professor The student s circumstance must involve an unusual or critical circumstance such as military deployment temporary duty temporary additional duty permanent change of station major surgery natural disaster family emergency death in the immediate family or job relocation The criteria to qualify for an emergency unit extension are as follows Within five 5 days of the student s ability to make contact the student is responsible for notifying the professor of his or her situation The student is responsible for providing documentation such medical or deployment papers of the specific emergency situation If the professor approves the professor will e mail to the student in detail which assignments assessments including discussion boards are extended as well as the revised due date This documentation will also be sent to students waldorf edu If the professor does not approve the professor will e mail to the student in detail the reasons for denying the extension This document will be also sent to students waldorf edu Unless the Military Deployment policy is applicable only two weeks worth of work can apply to this extension Any student who misses over two weeks worth of coursework due to an emergency needs to apply for an Incomplete for Special Circumstances Unit extensions will not be granted after term end date Assignment Make Up Waldorf College delivers curriculum through a variety of assignment types and methodologies Assignment types are unique and carry specific submission requirements Assignment submittal information can be viewed within the assignment instructions in each course In the event technical difficulty occurs please refer to the Technology Policies located within the myWaldorf Student Portal The Waldorf Technical Support Department is available to assist students in resolving technical issues Technical Support may be contacted by phone at 877 399 1063 Monday through Friday 8 a m to 11 p m CST or by e mail at techsupport waldorf edu On occasions in which special consideration is granted by the course professor to make up or re submit an assignment specific instructions or assignment due dates for make up work should be followed Requests for special consideration to make up or re submit an assignment should be emailed to the course professor along with a specific date for submitting the assignment prior to the course end date Requests will be reviewed by the course professor who will render a decision based upon the merits of the case Back to top Incomplete Course Policy Students requesting additional time in excess of the prescribed enrollment period to successfully complete coursework may apply for an Incomplete Requests for an Incomplete should be the exception during a student s tenure academic progress throughout coursework is expected and promotes student success Should circumstances prevent regular on time course completion within the term period students have the option to request an Incomplete or withdraw from the course Academic and financial consequences should be noted when withdrawing from a course beyond the first week of the term period Prior to submitting the withdrawal request students are advised to review any applicable College policies including the Satisfactory Academic Progress policy and Refund Policy for Online Programs In addition academic advisement should be sought The following are important facts

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