|Regulations Governing Certification of Certain Institutions to Confer Degrees, Diplomas, and Certifi
|Ended on 12/10/2012
8VAC40-31-160 E - 3. With regards to records alteration, what records are being referred to in this statement? Final transcript or formative documents like course grades in the LMS?
N-5 This section is confusing. 12 days, 14 days??
N-6 Leave of Absence - We provide for an LOA of up to one year. If a student is out for 6 months or more then for financial aid purposes, they would have to refile new paperwork (FAFSA etc). But most of our courses are offered only once/year, so for academic purposes, we give them up to a year. This proposed change would impact our policy and our retention rates since a student that is on LOA is still counted as a retained student according to ACICS. If we are required to limit this to 6 months, then the student would be withdrawn from the college at 6 months and have to reapply to return when their course is offered again (assuming they need to stay out for greater than 6 months)
Renewal Fee - the proposed fee for our institution will double from 2500 to 5000. For a non-profit, healthcare system based college, this is a significant hit to our budget. $2500 is a very significant number to us in regards to supplies for skills labs, equipment for teaching etc. It might be easier to adjust to a phased in increase over 2-3 years.