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Academic Policies

The University operates on the quarter system for the MSTAM program, with each quarter consisting of 10 weeks of class work. Each quarter unit is equivalent to 10 hours of class.

The (SAP) of a student is measured by three concurrent parameters: the qualitative factor, the quantitative factor, and the completion within the maximum time frame factor.

Students must be present for at least 80% of the class time to obtain credit for a course. If a student has missed more than 20% of the class time, he or she will fail and the course must be repeated.

A Leave of Absence (LOA) refers to a specific time period during a student’s ongoing program of study when he or she is not in academic attendance.

A student may withdraw from the school any time after the add/ drop period (described above) and receive a pro rata refund if he or she has completed 60 percent or less of the scheduled days in the current payment period in his or her program through the last day of attendance.

The Chief Academic Officer must evaluate the student’s standing. If more than five years have elapsed, since the last prior enrollment, the Academic Committee will reevaluate the student’s placement and the student may be required to take a placement exam;

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