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 * Registration
Registration dates are specified in the calendar provided in this catalog. 2011 non-refundable registration fee is $100.00.

* Measure of Quarter Units
The university currently operates on the quarter system. There are four regular quarters per year. Each quarter consists of 11 weeks. Each quarter unit represents 10 clock hours of lecture.

* Academic Load Policy
The normal academic requirements for a full-time student are as follows:
• Undergraduate Students: 12 units or more per quarter.
• Master Students: 8 units or more per quarter.
• Doctoral Students: 8 units or more per quarter.
Students with less than the specified units above are considered as part-time students.

* Grading System and Transcripts
Classification of Class Standing for Undergraduate Programs
• Freshmen:   
• Sophomore: 
• Junior:         
• Senior:         
0-29 quarter units
30-59 quarter units
60-89 quarter units
90 or more quarter units

* Grade Percent Grade Point
A                   90-100%       4.00     Excellent
B                   80-89%         3.00     Good
C                   70-79%         2.00     Satisfactory
D                   60-69%         1.00     Poor
F Below          60%             0.00     Failure
I Incomplete                        0.00
P Passed course(not included in GPA)
Challenge exam                  0.00
GR                 Grade
GP                 Grade Points
GPA               Grade Points Average
UT                  Units
UT ATT           Units Attended
UT EARN        Units Earned
SP                 Satisfactory Progress
AU                 Audit
CR                 Credit
NC                 No Credit
TC                 Transfer Credit
RD                 Report Delayed
W                  Withdrawal
WP                Withdrawal Passing
WF                Withdrawal Failing

* Incomplete Grades
Any course that has an assignment due and has not been turned in by the time of final examination or failure to take the final examination will be assigned the grade of 'F'. student who obtains an approval from the faculty in charge to turn in the required work within a stipulated later time or take a late final examination may receive the grade of 'I'. The 'I' is awarded for compelling reasons such as medical or deemed appropriate by the faculty in charge of the course. All course requirements that are due must be completed no later than the end of the next quarter. Otherwise, the 'I' will automatically change to an 'F'.

* Passing Grade
A student who receives a 'D' in a course must repeat the course. The course in which the 'D' was earned cannot be counted towards the degree major.

* Repeating Courses to Raise Grade Point Average
A student who receives a grade of 'C' or lower may repeat courses to raise the grade point average. Whenever a course is repeated in an attempt to raise the grade point average, only the highest grade earned will be recorded as the official grade and the lower grades will be removed from the student’s record. A course may be repeated one time.

* Scholastic Honors
International Lordland University graduates receiving degrees will be honored in accordance with the following categories:

Graduate Honors Cumulative        GPA
Summa Cum Laude                     3.90–4.00
Magna Cum Laude                      3.70–3.89
Cum Laude                                 3.50–3.69

* Directed Independent Study
An Independent Study course allows students to study one or more topics of importance that are related to the student's major field of study. Independent study classes may be arranged under special circumstances with the permission of the Dean. Independent study classes may not be taken at the same time that the class in question is being offered. All students that register for an independent study class will be under the direct supervision of the instructor as assigned by Dean. Students may not exceed 12 units of Independent Study courses.
Independent study class will begin on the first day of the academic quarter and end on the last day of the academic quarter. The student will be required to meet at least weekly with the assigned instructor and to complete all assignments and pass the test as prescribed by the course syllabus. Independent study may not be substituted for a class which is being regularly offered at the time. Only those students who maintain a GPA of 2.5 or higher will be permitted to take an independent study course. All Directed Independent Study projects must be completed before the end of the term in which students are enrolled. Directed Independent Study is not an option for international students, veterans or other students whose tuition is paid by third parties.

* Language of Instruction
The primary language of instruction is English. However, International Lordland University offers instructions in foreign languages for those students who are not fluent in English. Students may inquire at the administration office to determine which languages are available.

* Grade Reports
Grades are reported within two weeks of the end of the quarter. Students are notified of any grade deficiency.

* Transcripts
Transcripts will be sent at the student's written request or that of any other institution authorized by the student by applying on the corresponding form. Transcripts are sent within ten working days. The first official transcript will be free of charge. There will be a charge for every additional official transcript requested. Transcript fees are listed in the financial section of this catalog.

* Transfer Credit Policy
Students may transfer coursework credits earned at other institutions towards International Lordland University programs if the institution meets or exceeds the standards of International Lordland University and has jurisdictional/state approval to operate at the time of the student's attendance or if the institution is accredited by an accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Coursework from other institutions must have a minimum grade of 2.0 on a scale of 4.0 and must be applicable to fulfilling the degree requirements for the respective degree programs offered at International Lordland University.
Copies of course descriptions from a catalog that were current for the year of attendance along with copies of course syllabi are required for all unaccredited and/or out of state institutions except for institutions approved by the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education(BPPE).
Work completed at exempt institutions will be evaluated on an individual basis by the approximate course content equivalency to courses offered at International Lordland University. Coursework from foreign institutions require transcripts to be translated by a professional service that has current membership in the National Association of Credit Evaluation Services(NACES).
Each request for a transfer of credits must be received by the Office of Admissions and Records no later than the commencement of classes for new students and by the last quarter of their program for current students who have taken one or more courses at another institution while working toward their degree at International Lordland University. Only one official transcript per institution attended will be accepted and must be sent directly from the institution to International Lordland University. Transfer credits are awarded by the Admissions Committee after review.
The maximum transferable units/credits allowable are as follows, except for veterans and eligible persons who are required to transfer all previous credits/units where appropriate:

• Bachelor Programs: 75% of total coursework
• Master Programs:    10 quarter units
• Doctoral Programs:   0 quarter units

* Credit by Challenge Examination
Students may challenge courses by taking examinations developed by International Lordland University. In order to earn credits by challenge examination, a student must first submit a 'Course Challenge Examination' application that can be obtained from the administration office during normal business hours. Once students are approved to take the Course Challenge Examination, the student is required to pay the examination fee before taking the exam.
Course Challenge Examinations will be granted to regularly enrolled students to obtain credit by challenge examination in subject matters in which they are qualified through non-traditional education or experience, and for which credit has not previously been granted for any similar course.
The examination may include written, oral, technical skills, or a combination thereof, and will be sufficiently comprehensive to determine that the student possess essentially the same knowledge and/or skills as those students who successfully completed similar courses offered at the university. The letter grade of 'P' will be awarded to those who pass the course challenge examination. Those who fail, however, will receive no grade and there will be no record of non-passing of the course challenge examination on the student's permanent record.
Credit by challenge examination shall not be allowed for the purpose of earning a higher grade for a previously taken course. The only way to earn a higher grade for a course that was once taken is to repeat the course and pay normal course unit fees.
Units of credits earned through the credit by challenge examination procedure may not apply toward satisfying the residence requirements for any degree or certificate granted by the University. Credit granted through challenge examination follows the same regulation as in the transfer credit policy and cannot exceed the maximum limits described in the section of transfer credit policy.

* Audit to Credit
Once Audit students are accepted into a degree program, changes from audit to credit can be made prior to the beginning of the third week of a given quarter in which the student is taking the course he wishes to change from audit to credit. Students who wish to change from audit to credit status must fill out and submit the 'Audit to Credit' form that is available in the admissions office during normal business hours.

* Credit for Prior Experiential Learning
International Lordland University may award credits for prior experiential learning under some circumstances.

* Make-up Exam Policy
Make-up assignments for missed classes, quizzes, mid-term and final exams for a specific course shall be made only by the instructor in charge and only at the discretion of the instructor. Make-up and re-test final exams may be given as follows:
• The Dean of the School shall make the final decision with respect to granting or denial of the request for make-up examination or re-test.
• If a student misses the final examination, the student must contact the instructor in charge and must secure his/her endorsement on the MAKE-UP EXAMINATION REQUEST form, which can be obtained at the Registrar's office.
• If a re-test is desired, secure the instructor's endorsement on the RE-TEST REQUEST form indicating that the student has made a good faith effort to pass the course, and could reasonably be expected to pass a retest. The retest is given at the discretion of the instructor in charge of the course.
• The make-up examination or re-test must be completed before the end of the fifth week of the next quarter.
• A grade of 'I' or incomplete will be given to the course until the results of the make-up or re-test are known.

* Credit/ No Credit Grading Policy
A student in good standing may elect to be graded on a Credit/ No Credit basis in certain courses. A grade of Credit(CR) is awarded for work equivalent to all grades which earn 3.0 or more grade point. No credit is awarded for work equivalent to all grades which earn less than 3.0 grade points. The units earned will be counted in satisfaction of program requirements, but will be disregarded in determining a student's GPA. No Credit is a no penalty grade.
• CR–credit (3.0 grade points or better), units awarded are not calculated in the GPA.
• NC–no credit (less than 3.0 grade points), No units awarded, i.e., units are not
calculated in the GPA.
Certain courses, at the discretion of the instructor and/or the school, may not be taken on a CR/NC basis. These courses are designated in the quarterly schedule of classes. Students who wish to be graded on a Credit/No Credit basis must submit a petition to the Administration Office by the deadline date listed in the appropriate class schedule. No Exceptions to the deadlines will be made.
An evaluation on a Credit/No Credit basis may not be changed later to a letter grade, nor may the reverse occur. No exceptions to this policy will be made.

* Incomplete Work
Any incomplete work for a course must be made up no later than the fifth week of the subsequent quarter in which the incomplete grade was granted or a tentative grade will be assigned to the course by the instructor and automatically becomes effective and is placed on the permanent record of the student. An instructor is under no obligation to assign an incomplete grade or to administer a make-up examination. Exceptions or extensions to this policy are made only with the approval of Dean of Academic Affairs.

* Adding or Dropping Courses
Any course can be added to your schedule within five business days of the first class session. After the fifth business day, courses cannot be added. Courses can be dropped up to four weeks after commencing classes. After that day no more changes can be made to your schedule. Students may add or drop courses after the Add/Drop course deadlines by securing an approval from the instructor in charge or from Dean of Academic Dean and completing the add/drop form, available at the Registrar's office. Deadlines for adding or dropping courses are listed in the academic calendar.
The difference in tuition resulting from a reduction in the number of credits registered will be refunded to the student in accordance with the published refund policy. If the number of units is increased after the program change, the student must pay the difference in tuition.

* Class Availability
The availability of each on site course listed in the catalog is contingent upon the requisite number of students registering for each course.

* Enrollment Cancellation
All students have the right to cancel their enrollment for a course of instruction, including any equipment such as books, materials and supplies or any other goods related to the instruction offered in the Enrollment Agreement, until midnight of the fifth business day from which the student attended the first class. Business day means a day on which the student is scheduled to attend a class session. Cancellation shall occur when the student gives a written notice of cancellation to the registrar's office.
This can be done by mail, hand delivery, or telegram. The written notice of cancellation, if sent by mail, is effective when deposited in the mail properly addressed with postage prepaid. The written notice of cancellation need not take any particular form and, however expressed, it is effective if it shows that the student no longer wishes to be bound by the Enrollment Agreement. Students will be given two 'Enrollment Agreement Cancellation' forms at the time of enrolling to use in the event he/she decides to cancel their enrollment, but may use any written notice that they wish.
The 'Enrollment Agreement Cancellation' forms may also be obtained at the administration office during normal business hours. If the Institution has given the student any equipment, including books or other materials, he/she shall return it to the University within 30 days following the date of the notice of cancellation. If the student fails to return any equipment, including books, or other materials, in good condition within 30 day period, the University may deduct its documented cost for the equipment, etc. from any refund that may be due to the student. Once the student pays for the equipment, it is theirs to keep without further obligation. If the student cancels their enrollment, the Institution will refund any money that he/she paid, less any deduction for equipment, etc. not timely returned in good condition, within 30 days after your notice of cancellation is received.

* Course Withdrawal with 'WP'
After the deadline to drop courses, students may withdraw from a course. If the student withdraws a course before the start of the sixth week from the first day of commencing classes, the student may receive a passing withdrawal 'WP' with the permission of the instructor in charge. All courses withdrawn after the start of the sixth week will be assigned a grade of failing withdrawal 'WF', unless reasons for withdrawing are accepted by the Dean of the school, at which time the course will be assigned a grade of 'WP'. Students planning withdrawal from a course should contact Dean of Academic Dean and submit a completed withdrawal form. Students who withdraw officially will receive refunds in accordance with the posted prorated refund schedule. Students who do not officially withdraw from a course will automatically receive a grade of 'F' and not be entitled to any refund.

An official withdrawal from classes may be requested by the student or initiated on his or her behalf by the instructor. The following conditions apply to official withdrawal:
• For regular classes, no record of the class will be entered on the student's permanent record if the official withdrawal is made on or before the last day to drop a class without it being recorded - the date given in the university's Academic Calendar and Schedule of Classes.
• If the withdrawal is made after the deadline for withdrawing without a 'W' and prior to the deadline for a withdrawal without the automatic assignment of an academic grade as listed in the academic calendar for that session, a 'W' will be recorded on the student's permanent record.
• A student attending a session after the deadline for withdrawal will not be eligible to receive a 'W'. The instructor must then assign an academic grade or an administrative symbol. Exceptions to this policy will be made only upon verification of extreme circumstances beyond the control of the student. Petitions requesting exceptions must be filed in the Admissions and Records Office.
• Withdrawal, 'W', symbols will be used in the calculation of lack of progress probation and disqualification status.

* Attendance Requirements
Instructors are obligated at the beginning of each quarter or course session to announce to their students their policy regarding excessive absence(s). When unexcused absences exceed the number of hours that the class meets in one week, or the instructor judges a student's absences to be so excessive as to make it impossible for the student to complete the course successfully, the instructor must drop the student from the class. This class attendance policy is predicated on the belief that enrollment in the University assumes maturity, seriousness of purpose and self-discipline. Each student is expected to attend the classes for which he/she is registered, to arrive on time and to stay the full class period. The University recognizes that absences may occur as a result of circumstances beyond a student's control, as well as from a student's failure to accept the responsibility for attending class regularly. Student Responsibility for Drop/Withdrawal It is the student's responsibility to officially drop any class which should not be in his or her program. This is true even if the student has never attended the class.

* Attendance and Tardiness
Students who accumulate more than four(4) unexcused absences from a regularly scheduled class are required to complete make-up assignments in order to be eligible to take the final examination. Courses that have not been completed with make-up assignments given by the instructor shall be automatically given the grade of 'I'. Students who accumulate more than six(6) unexcused absences from a regularly scheduled class are considered unofficially withdrawn from the course and are automatically given the grade of 'F'.
Excusable absences are as follows:
• Childbirth
• Documented illness
• Death in the family
• Emergency situations reported to the Dean
• Injury
• Jury Duty
• Military duty
Any student who arrives after the regularly scheduled start time of a class shall be considered tardy. Students who are more than 15 minutes late for a class will be considered absent unless acceptable reasons are given. Three tardies(3) shall be considered as one unexcused absence. If a student is absent on the day of final examination due to an unforeseen circumstance, a make-up examination may be arranged upon payment of the challenge examination fee and at the discretion of the professor.

* Course Information/ Syllabi
During the first week of classes the instructor will distribute to class members printed information about the course. This course information will include at least the following items:
•The instructor's grading policy
• Required texts and other materials
• A general outline of subject material to be covered in the course
• The availability of the instructor outside of class
• Prerequisite(s) and/ or corequisite(s) for the course
• Course goals, objectives and requirements
• Attendance requirements
• Policy on due dates and make-up work, and
• Schedule of examinations.

* Standards of Academic Progress
Probation and disqualification policies are based on the philosophy that the University has an obligation to assist students who, due to unsatisfactory academic performance, may experience difficulty in realizing their potential.