GOOD STANDING POLICY
The Good Standing policy sets out the general requirements for a student to continue study at the College. For this purpose, “good standing” means good academic standing, good financial standing, and good citizenship standing.
Good academic standing. To be in good academic standing, a student must
- Meet all requirements of the Assignment Completion Policy;
- Meet all requirements of the Attendance Policy; and
- Maintain a minimum grade percentage of 65% in all mandatory courses*
A student who is not in good academic standing is subject to the Academic Probation Policy.
*As of October 20th, 2022, the Bodywork Therapy program requires a passing grade in all Core Courses (Human Sciences, Ethics, Swedish, Deep Tissue, Integrative Bodywork, Body-Mind Integration, Student Clinic).
Good financial standing. To be in good financial standing a student must meet their financial obligations according to their established payment plan. Students who do not meet their payment plan requirements are subject to being placed on probation, which could prohibit the student from:
- Being registered in course work
- Participating in student events, including graduation
- Receiving transcripts and credentials, including proof of graduation
- Participating in practicums, clinics, and other activities
If a student is on probation, the College may bar the student from any College functions including any or all the following:
- one or more courses;
- one or more course-related activities (e.g., clinic hours, practicum, etc.);
- one or more social activities;
- graduation ceremonies, and
A student who otherwise completes all graduation requirements but who, at the graduation date owes less than $2000 to the College, may participate in graduation activities if the student has previously arranged with the College, in writing, a payment plan to pay the outstanding balance within three months of the student’s graduation date. If, within three months after the student’s graduation date, the student does not pay the amount due to the College in accordance with the written payment plan, then from the date of that default, the balance will accrue an interest rate of prime + 2% per month. If, six months after a student’s graduation date, the student still owes a balance to the College, the College reserves the right to assign the debt to a collection agency to collect the debt from the student. Part-time students on payment plans will be in default and subject to the interest rate and collection agency upon the final date of the original payment plan, not upon graduation.
Good citizenship standing. To be in good citizenship standing, a student must meet all the requirements of the Code of Conduct Policy and the Student Handbook. A student who is not in good citizenship standing is considered in breach of their student contract and subject to the relevant disciplinary actions.
*The Bodywork Therapy program requires a passing grade in all Core Courses (Human Sciences, Ethics, Swedish, Deep Tissue, Integrative Bodywork, Body-Mind Integration, Student Clinic). Students may take one fail or incomplete in one non-core class and still qualify for certification.