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State Council of Higher Education for Virginia
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Regulations Governing the Certification of Certain Institutions to Confer Degrees, Diplomas and Certificates [8 VAC 40 ‑ 31]
Action Regulatory Language for Enrollment Agreement Legislation
Stage NOIRA
Comment Period Ends 10/31/2018
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10/31/18  4:11 pm
Commenter: Erin Parker, University of Maryland University College

Comment in response to Notice of Intended Regulatory Action 8175
 

University of Maryland University College (“UMUC”) appreciates the opportunity to comment on the proposed regulations.  Based on the requirement in the regulations that the enrollment agreement provide a statement regarding a student’s cancellation rights, it appears that the intent of the regulation is for enrollment agreements to be issued at the time of admission.  In this regard, 8VAC40-31-160(N)(3)-(4) provides that a student applicant be given 3 business days to cancel his/her enrollment without financial obligation.  This cancellation right only applies to student applicants.  If a student registers for his/her first class at a Virginia location more than 3 business days after applying to the institution, it would be misleading to notify such students of a cancellation right that no longer applies to the student.  Therefore, we seek clarification in the regulations that the requirement to provide students with an enrollment agreement occurs at the time of admission and does not apply to a student who registers for a class at a Virginia location after admission.  Thank you for the opportunity to provide feedback.