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Academic Catalog

    Argosy University
   
 
  Oct 18, 2017
 
 
    
2011-2012 Argosy University Academic Catalog—Undergraduate Programs | Volume 2, Issue 3 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Undergraduate Catalog Addendum | Volume 2, Issue 3



Introduction


About this Catalog Addendum

The updates listed below apply to the 2011-2012 Argosy University Academic Catalog—Undergraduate Programs, Volume 2, Issue 1. In addition to correcting errors in the 2011-2012 Argosy University Academic Catalog—Undergraduate Programs | Volume 2, Issue 1, this publication compiles new and updated information.

The entries below describe where the new information should be inserted. Students are encouraged to contact their academic advisor or program chair in the event they have any questions regarding changes in program requirements.

See auprograms.info for program duration, tuition, fees, and other costs, median debt, federal salary data, alumni success, and other important info. 


Revisions to the Argosy University Academic Catalog—Undergraduate Programs


Update

The following update applies to Section One, Introduction .

The entry for Argosy University, Seattle under “State Licensing” (second topic under “Accreditation and State Licensing ”) has changed. See below for statement with updates highlighted in red:

Argosy University, Seattle is authorized by the Washington Higher Education Coordinating Board (HECB) and meets the requirements and minimum educational standards established for degree-granting institutions under the Degree Granting Act. This authorization is subject to periodic review, and authorizes Argosy University, Seattle to offer the following degree programs: Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Arts; Bachelor of Arts in Psychology; Bachelor of Science in Business Administration; Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice; Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology; Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology; Master of Arts in Education in Adult Education and Training; Master of Arts in Education in Educational Leadership (in teach out); Master of Arts in Education in Higher and Postsecondary Education; Master of Arts in Education in Teaching and Learning; Master of Arts in Forensic Psychology; Master of Business Administration; Master of Public Administration; Master of Public Health; Master of Science in Human Resource Management; Master of Science in Management (in teach out); Master of Science in Non-Profit Management; Master of Science in Organizational Leadership; Master of Science in Service Sector Management; Education Specialist in Teaching and Learning; Doctor of Business Administration; Doctor of Education in Community College Executive Leadership; Doctor of Education in Counseling Psychology; Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership; Doctor of Education in Teaching and Learning; Doctor of Education in Organizational Leadership; and Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology. Authorization by the HECB does not carry with it an endorsement by the board of the institution or its programs. Any person desiring information about the requirements of the Act or the applicability of those requirements to the institution may contact the HECB office at P.O. Box 43430, Olympia, WA 98504-3430.

Update

The following update applies to Section One, Introduction .

The phone number for the Minnesota Office of Higher Education has changed is now reflected in the entry for Argosy University, Twin Cities under “State Licensing” (second topic under “Accreditation and State Licensing ”). See below for statement with the updated phone number highlighted in red:

Argosy University, Twin Cities is registered as a private institution with the Minnesota Office of Higher Education (1450 Energy Park Drive, Suite 350, St. Paul, MN 55108, 1.651.642.0533, www.ohe.state.mn.us) pursuant to sections 136A.61 to 136A.71. Registration is not an endorsement of the institution. Credits earned at the institution may not transfer to all other institutions.

Update

The following update applies to Section One, Introduction .

The entry for Argosy University, Washington DC under “State Licensing” (second topic under “Accreditation and State Licensing ”) has changed. See below for revised statement:

Argosy University, Orange County, the main campus of Argosy University, Argosy University, Washington DC, is certified to operate by the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (James Monroe Building, 101 North 14th Street, Richmond, VA 23219, 1.804.225.2600). Each course or degree, diploma, or certificate program offered in Virginia is approved by the governing board of the institution. Any credit earned for coursework offered by Argosy University, Washington DC can be transferred to Argosy University, Orange County, as part of an existing degree, diploma, or certificate program offered by the institution.

Update

The following update applies to Section One, Introduction .

The third paragraph under “Programmatic Accreditation ” has been replaced with the following:

The Argosy University, Twin Cities’ Associate of Applied Science in Medical Assisting degree program is accredited by the Commission on Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org) upon the recommendation of the American Association of Medical Assisting Education Review Board (MAERB)
(20 N. Wacker Drive, Suite 1575, Chicago, IL 60606).

Update

The following update applies to Section One, Introduction .

The second sentence under “Ownership ” has been changed to reflect the new address for the Argosy Education Group. See below for update highlighted in red:

Argosy Education Group, Inc. is located at 601 South Lewis Street, Orange, CA, 92868, 714.620.3700 and Education Management Corporation is located at 210 Sixth Avenue, Suite 3300, Pittsburgh, PA 15222.

Correction

The following corrections apply to Section Five, Admission Policies .

The first sentence of the first paragraph under “Conditional Admission ” should read as follows:

Conditional Admission may be granted to an applicant pending receipt of official transcripts or other equivalent documentation.

The following sentence should be inserted after the fourth sentence of the first paragraph:

International students requiring an F-1 visa are not eligible for conditional admission status.

Correction

The following correction applies to Section Six, Financial Policies and Assistance .

The first sentence under “Federal Subsidized Stafford Loan” (second item under “Loans”) should read as follows:

This is a fixed rate subsidized loan administered by the Federal Government.

Correction

The following correction applies to Section Six, Financial Policies and Assistance .

The first sentence under “Federal Unsubsidized Stafford Loan” (third item under “Loans”) should read as follows:

This is a fixed rate loan administered by the Federal Government and is not based on need.

Update

The following update applies to Section Six, Financial Policies and Assistance .

Institutional Refund Policy ” has been revised. Updates apply to the first two paragraphs and the chart under “Campus-Based Programs.” The policy is reproduced in its entirety below with the specific updates conveyed in red:

Institutional Refund Policy

The Institutional Refund Policy applies to students, other than those attending campuses in California, Georgia, Tennessee, Virginia, and Wisconsin who drop all courses in a semester, whether through providing notification to the University or ceasing attendance without notification. Students dropping all courses in a semester are considered withdrawn for refund purposes and are subject to the Return of Title IV Funds Policy .

Fees will be refunded according to the refund percentage shown in the tables below. If a student is enrolled in course(s) across the entire semester, the evaluation period for the refund percentage will be the entire 15-week semester. If a student is only enrolled in course(s) in one 7.5-week session during the semester, the evaluation period will be for that session of instructional time. Tuition deposits are non-refundable for students who fail to matriculate in their designated program of study. Refunds are made within 30 days of the date of determination.

 
Campus-Based Programs
  If Student Withdraws from the Institution
Refund Percentage
     
  On or before the applicable Add/Drop date 100%
     
  Between the day after the applicable Add/Drop date and 25% of the semester or instructional time 50%
     
  Between the end of the first 25% and 50% of the semester or instructional time 25%
     
  After the first 50% of the semester or instructional time 0%
 
 
Argosy University Online Programs
  If a Student Withdraws from a Course Refund Percentage
     
  After attending Week One 75%
     
  After attending Week Two 50%
     
  After attending Week Three 0%
     

Updates

The following updates apply to Section Six, Financial Policies and Assistance .

The following refund policies are now organized under a single heading, “State Refund Policies ”: Georgia, California, Florida, Virginia, and Tennessee. The Wisconsin state refund policy applies to Wisconsin residents who are enrolled in Argosy University Online Programs is also added. The section is reproduced below in its entirety with specific updates conveyed in red.

State Refund Policies

The following state policies apply the day after the applicable add/drop date for the term.

Georgia State Refund Policy

The Georgia State Refund Policy applies to students who drop all courses in a semester from Argosy University, Atlanta whether through providing notification to the University or ceasing attendance without notification. Students dropping all courses in a semester are considered withdrawn for refund purposes and are subject to the Return of Title IV Funds Policy . Georgia students are entitled to a full refund of all monies paid, including application fees, if the student requests a refund within three (3) business days after signing an enrollment agreement.

 

  If Student Withdraws from the Institution Refund Percentage
     
  On or before the first day of classes 100%
     
  After the first day of class but before the end of the first 5% of the semester or instructional time 95%
     
  Between the end of the first 5% and 10% of the semester or instructional time 90%
     
  Between the end of the first 10% and 25% of the semester or instructional time 75%
     
  Between the end of the first 25% and 50% of the semester or instructional time 50%
     
  After the first 50% of the semester or instructional time 0%

Fees will be refunded according to the refund percentage shown in the table above. Refunds are made within 30 days of the date of determination.

California State Pro Rata Refund Policy (Correction in red)

California students have the right to cancel their enrollment agreement and receive a full refund of all charges if the student withdraws by the first class or the seventh day after the enrollment agreement is signed, whichever is later. If the student does not withdraw by this time, the student will have to follow the California State Pro Rata Refund Policy that is calculated as follows:

1. An administration (registration) fee of $100 is deducted from the total cost of tuition and fees for the semester.
2. This figure is divided by the number of hours in the program.
3. The quotient is the hourly charge for the program.
4. The amount owed by the student for the purpose of calculating a refund is derived by multiplying the total hours attended by the hourly charge for instructions, plus the amount of the registration fee specified in line one.
5. The refund is the amount in excess of the figure derived in line four that was paid by the student.

For example, if a student completes only four class sessions of a 10-session course, and paid $1100 tuition, the student would receive a refund of $600, using the calculations in the illustration below:

 

  Calculations Used by the California State Pro Rata Refund Policy
 
  $1100 total paid (-) $100 administration (registration) fee = $1000 base for refund
   
  $1000 tuition (÷) 10 sessions = $100 per class session
   
  $100 per session (x) 4 classes attended = $400 tuition owed
   
  $1100 total paid (-) $500 tuition used plus fee = $600 Refund
 


Students who withdraw on or before the first day of class shall receive a full refund of the amount paid for institutional charges, less the application fee. Any notification of withdrawal or cancellation and any request for a refund must be made in writing.

The administrative fee is not retained if a student withdraws on or before the first day of the semester. 

 
Florida Cancellation Policy

Florida students who cancel any obligation within three working days of the original commitment will be provided a full refund.

Virginia State Policy

 Campus-Based Programs 

The Virginia state policy applies to students who attend the Argosy University, Washington DC campus located in Arlington, VA. Virginia students who cancel any obligation within three business days of the original commitment will be provided a full refund, less a $100 administrative (registration) fee.

A Virginia student will be considered withdrawn from Argosy University after seven consecutive instructional days after the last day on which the student actually attended the school. Termination may be effected earlier by written notice. In the event that a written notice is submitted, the effective date of termination will be the date the student last attended classes. Argosy University will earn tuition and fees based on when the student last attended as follows:

  •  After the first day of classes and before the first 25% of the semester, 50% refunded
  • Between 25% and 50% of the semester or instructional time, 25% refunded
  • After 50% of the semester or instructional time, 10% refunded

Argosy University Online Programs

Argosy University will earn tuition and fees for its online programs based on when the student last attended as follows:

  • After the 5th calendar day following the date of enrollment but prior to receipt by the school of the first completed lesson assignment, all moneys paid to the school shall be refunded, except the administrative (registration) fee of $100.

If a student enrolls and withdraws after submission of the first completed lesson assignment, but prior to the completion of the program:

  • After starting the program and before the first 25% of the semester or instructional time, 75% refunded
  • Between 25%, but less than 50% of the semester or instructional time, 50% refunded
  • More than 50%, but less than 75% of the semester or instructional time, 25% refunded
  • After 75% of the semester or instructional time, 0% refunded

The percentage of the program completed shall be determined by comparing the number of completed lesson assignments received by the school to the total number of lesson assignments required in the program.

Fractions of credit for courses completed shall be determined by dividing the total amount of time required to complete the period or the program by the amount of time the student actually spent in the program or the period or by the number of correspondence course lessons completed, as described in the contract. 

Tennessee State Policy

The Tennessee state policy applies to students who attend Argosy University, Nashville which is located in Nashville, TN. Tennessee students have the right to cancel their enrollment agreement and receive a full refund of all charges, less a $100 administrative (registration) fee, if the student withdraws on or before the first class. Argosy University will earn tuition and fees based on when the student last attended as follows:

  •  On or before the first day of classes, or fails to begin classes, the refund shall equal the sum of all amounts paid for the period of enrollment, less an administrative (registration) fee of $100.
  • After the first day of class, but before the first 10% of the semester or instructional time, 75% refunded
  • After 10%, but before 25% of the semester or instructional time, 25% refunded. 

The University may use the Institutional Refund policy where it is more beneficial to the student.

   
 
Wisconsin Refund Policy

The student will receive a full refund of all money paid if the student cancels within the three-business-day cancellation period; the student accepted was unqualified and the school did not secure a disclaimer; the school procured the student’s enrollment as the result of false representations in the written materials used by the school or in oral representations made by or on behalf of the school. The school will issue refunds within 10 business days of cancellation.

  Partial Refund   

 A student who withdraws or is dismissed after the three-business day cancellation period, but before completing 60% of the potential units of instruction in the current enrollment period, shall be entitled to a pro rata refund, as calculated below, less any amounts owed by the student for the current enrollment period, less a one-time application fee of $50 and the enrollment fee of $100.

Pro rata refund shall be determined as the number of units remaining after the last unit completed divided by the total number of units in the enrollment period, rounded downward to the nearest ten percent. Pro rata refund is the resulting percent applied to the total tuition and other required costs paid by the student for the current enrollment period.

The school will make every effort to refund prepaid amounts for books, supplies and other charges unless the student has consumed or used those items and they can no longer be used or sold to new students, or returned by the school to the supplier.

The school will issue refunds within 40 days of the effective date of termination. A written notice of withdrawal is not required. The student is considered withdrawn from the school if the student fails to attend classes, utilize instructional facilities, or submit lessons, without providing an explanation to the school regarding the inactivity for 15 days.

No refund is required for any student who withdraws or is dismissed after completing 60% of the potential units of instruction in the current enrollment period unless a student withdraws due to mitigating circumstances, which are those that directly prohibit pursuit of a program and which are beyond the student’s control.

Adjustments of the Tuition and Fee Charges

Before Attending Any Units of Instruction

100% refund less a one-time application fee of $50 and the enrollment fee of $100. 
 

 

 
Adjustment of Charges after Completing

       
    At Least     But Less Than     Refund of Tuition  
  1 unit/calendar day 10% 90%
  10% 20% 80%
  20% 30% 70%
  30% 40% 60%
  40% 50% 50%
  50% 60% 40%
  60% no refund no refund
 
 Update

The following update applies to Section Six, Financial Policies and Assistance .

“Course Drop Refund Deadlines” has been re-titled to read “Institutional Refund: Course Drop and Withdrawal Refund Deadlines.”

Update

The following update applies to Section Six, Financial Policies and Assistance .

The first sentence under “Institutional Refund: Course Drop and Withdrawal Refund Deadlines” should read as follows:

In order to receive a refund of 100 percent, students must officially drop a course or withdraw from the University through Student Services by the following dates.

Update

The following update applies to Section Seven, Academic Policies and Procedures .

“Commencement and Petition to Graduate” has been re-titled “Petition to Graduate and Commencement .” In addition, the policy has been revised and should be replaced with the following:

Petition to Graduate and Commencement
Petition to Graduate

Campus-Based Programs

Students enrolled in campus-based programs are eligible for degree conferral when they have completed all degree program requirements. The graduation and degree conferral dates are based upon the last day of the course in which all academic requirements were completed. All students who wish to graduate, independent of participation in commencement ceremonies, must submit the Petition to Graduate form and appropriate fees to the Student Services Department by the campus deadline date. All forms are available from the Student Services Department or the student portal.

Students may not receive their diploma or transcript until all financial obligations to the University have been satisfied.

Argosy University Online Programs

Students enrolled in Argosy University Online programs are eligible for degree conferral when they have completed all degree program requirements. The graduation and degree conferral dates are based upon the last day of the course in which all academic requirements were completed. All students who wish to graduate, independent of participation in commencement ceremonies, must submit the Petition to Graduate form and appropriate fees to the Student Services Department by the campus deadline date. All forms are available from the Student Services Department or the student portal.

Students may not receive their diploma or transcript until all financial obligations to the University have been satisfied.

Commencement

Campus-Based Programs

In order to participate in commencement ceremonies, students enrolled in campus-based programs must have completed all degree requirements or be scheduled to complete them in the semester in which the commencement ceremony is scheduled. In addition to satisfying the above degree requirements, students who wish to participate in commencement ceremonies must submit a petition to graduate by the deadline established by the campus.

Argosy University Online Programs

In order to participate in commencement ceremonies, students must have completed all degree requirements or be scheduled to complete them during the month in which the commencement ceremony is scheduled. In addition to satisfying the above degree requirements, students enrolled in Argosy University Online Programs must submit a formal request to the campus in whose commencement they wish to participate by the deadline established by the campus.

Update

The following update applies to the Associate of Applied Science (AAS) in Histotechnology  degree program.

Argosy University, Dallas should be added to the list of campuses that offer the AAS in Histotechnology degree program. See below for updated list of offering campuses:

Associate of Applied Science in Histotechnology Degree Program
Offering Campuses

Argosy University, Dallas; Argosy University, Twin Cities

Update

The following update applies to the Associate of Applied Science (AAS) in Medical Assisting  degree program.

Argosy University, Dallas should be added to the list of campuses that offer the AAS in Medical Assisting degree program. See below for updated list of offering campuses:

Associate of Applied Science in Medical Assisting Degree Program
Offering Campuses

Argosy University, Dallas; Argosy University, Twin Cities

Update

The following update applies to the Associate of Science (AS) in Medical Laboratory Technology  degree program.

Argosy University, Dallas should be added to the list of campuses that offer the AS in Medical Laboratory Technology degree program. See below for updated list of offering campuses:

Associate of Science in Medical Laboratory Technology Degree Program
Offering Campuses

Argosy University, Dallas; Argosy University, Twin Cities

Updates

The following updates apply to the Associate of Arts (AA) in Psychology  degree program.
 

Argosy University, Phoenix should be added to the list of campuses that offer the AA in Psychology degree program. See below for the updated list of offering campuses:

Associate of Arts in Psychology Degree Program
Offering Campuses

Argosy University, Phoenix*; Argosy University, Salt Lake City

 Note

*Offered only in the fully online format through Argosy University Online Programs.  

Admission requirements have been revised as conveyed below. Updated information is highlighted in red:
 

 
Admission Requirements

Applicants must provide proof of high school graduation or GED and meet one of the following conditions:

  • ACT Composite score of 18 or above, or
  • Combined Math and Critical Reading SAT score of 870, or
  • Minimum High School or College GPA as follows:
    • For students with 12 or fewer college credits, cumulative High School GPA of 2.0 or above
    • For students with 13 or more college credits, cumulative College GPA of 2.0 or above
  • A minimum score on an Argosy University pre-approved English language proficiency test is required for all applicants whose native language is not English or who have not graduated from an institution at which English is the language of instruction as specified in Section Five, Admission Policies, “English Language Proficiency Policy.”

–OR–

Applicants with lower grade point averages and scores on ACT or SAT will be admitted and assigned “Academic/Financial Aid Warning” in accordance with Argosy University’s Standards for Satisfactory Progress.

Other Admissions Requirements
  • Proof of high school graduation documented by one of the following:
    • Official high school transcript
    • State issued high school equivalency (home school)
    • Official General Educational Development (GED) document
    • Official college transcript from a regionally accredited institution, or nationally accredited institution approved by the Dean of the College of Undergraduate Studies, or an appropriately certified foreign institution that shows proof of high school graduation
  • Proof of high school graduation or earned college degree

All applications for admission must be submitted to the Admissions Department. An admissions representative will help interested applicants complete the following required documentation:

  • Complete Application for Admission Form
  • Application fee (Non-refundable, except in California and Arizona. In the state of Arizona, the application fee is refundable if the application is canceled within three business days of the applicant signing the Enrollment Agreement.)
  • Official transcripts from all postsecondary schools attended*
  • Proof of high school graduation or GED or college degree from a regionally accredited institution or nationally accredited institution approved and documented by the faculty and dean of the College of Undergraduate Studies

 Note    


* Students admitted on the basis of their high school GPA need only submit official transcripts for coursework they wish to have considered for transfer credit. 

 
 Updates

The following updates apply to the Associate of Science (AS) in Business Administration  degree program.

Argosy University, Phoenix should be added to the list of campuses that offer the AS in Business Administration degree program. See below for updated list of offering campuses:

Associate of Science in Business Administration Degree Program
Offering Campuses

Argosy University, Phoenix*; Argosy University, Salt Lake City

   

  Note  

 *Offered only in the fully online format through Argosy University Online Programs. 

Admission requirements have been revised as conveyed below. Updated information is highlighted in red:

 
 
Admission Requirements

Applicants must provide proof of high school graduation or GED and meet one of the following conditions:

  • ACT Composite score of 18 or above, or
  • Combined Math and Critical Reading SAT score of 870, or
  • Minimum High School or College GPA as follows:
    • For students with 12 or fewer college credits, cumulative High School GPA of 2.0 or above
    • For students with 13 or more college credits, cumulative College GPA of 2.0 or above
  • A minimum score on an Argosy University pre-approved English language proficiency test is required for all applicants whose native language is not English or who have not graduated from an institution at which English is the language of instruction as specified in Section Five, Admission Policies, “English Language Proficiency Policy.”

 –  OR–

Applicants with lower grade point averages and scores on ACT or SAT will be admitted and assigned “Academic/Financial Aid Warning” in accordance with Argosy University’s Standards for Satisfactory Progress. 

Other Admissions Requirements
  • Proof of high school graduation documented by one of the following:
    • Official high school transcript
    • State issued high school equivalency (home school)
    • Official General Educational Development (GED) document
    • Official college transcript from a regionally accredited institution, or nationally accredited institution approved by the Dean of the College of Undergraduate Studies, or an appropriately certified foreign institution that shows proof of high school graduation
  • Proof of high school graduation or earned college degree

All applications for admission must be submitted to the Admissions Department. An admissions representative will help interested applicants complete the following required documentation:

  • Complete Application for Admission Form
  • Application fee (Non-refundable, except in California and Arizona. In the state of Arizona, the application fee is refundable if the application is canceled within three business days of the applicant signing the Enrollment Agreement.)
  • Official transcripts from all postsecondary schools attended*
  • Proof of high school graduation or GED or college degree from a regionally accredited institution or nationally accredited institution approved and documented by the faculty and dean of the College of Undergraduate Studies

  Note  


*   Students admitted on the basis of their high school GPA need only submit official transcripts for coursework they wish to have considered for transfer credit.  

   
Updates

The following updates apply to the Associate of Science (AS) in Criminal Justice  degree program.

Argosy University, Phoenix should be added to the list of campuses that offer the AS in Criminal Justice degree program. See below for updated list of offering campuses:

Associate of Science in Criminal Justice Program
Offering Campuses

Argosy University, Phoenix*; Argosy University, Salt Lake City

   
   Note 
*Offered only in the fully online format through Argosy University Online Programs.
   

Admission requirements have been revised as conveyed below. Updated information is highlighted in red:
 

 
Admission Requirements

Applicants must provide proof of high school graduation or GED and meet one of the following conditions:

  • ACT Composite score of 18 or above, or
  • Combined Math and Critical Reading SAT score of 870, or
  • Minimum High School or College GPA as follows:
    • For students with 12 or fewer college credits, cumulative High School GPA of 2.0 or above
    • For students with 13 or more college credits, cumulative College GPA of 2.0 or above
  • A minimum score on an Argosy University pre-approved English language proficiency test is required for all applicants whose native language is not English or who have not graduated from an institution at which English is the language of instruction as specified in Section Five, Admission Policies, “English Language Proficiency Policy.”

–OR–
Applicants with lower grade point averages and scores on ACT or SAT will be admitted and assigned “Academic/Financial Aid Warning” in accordance with Argosy University’s Standards for Satisfactory Progress.

Other Admissions Requirements
  • Proof of high school graduation documented by one of the following:
    • Official high school transcript
    • State issued high school equivalency (home school)
    • Official General Educational Development (GED) document
    • Official college transcript from a regionally accredited institution, or nationally accredited institution approved by the Dean of the College of Undergraduate Studies, or an appropriately certified foreign institution that shows proof of high school graduation
  • Proof of high school graduation or earned college degree

All applications for admission must be submitted to the Admissions Department. An admissions representative will help interested applicants complete the following required documentation:

  • Complete Application for Admission Form
  • Application fee (Non-refundable, except in California and Arizona. In the state of Arizona, the application fee is refundable if the application is canceled within three business days of the applicant signing the Enrollment Agreement.)
  • Official transcripts from all postsecondary schools attended*
  • Proof of high school graduation or GED or college degree from a regionally accredited institution or nationally accredited institution approved and documented by the faculty and dean of the College of Undergraduate Studies
 Note   

* Students admitted on the basis of their high school GPA need only submit official transcripts for coursework they wish to have considered for transfer credit.
   
Updates

The following update apply to the Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Liberal Arts  degree program.

Admission requirements have been revised as conveyed below. Updated information is highlighted in red:
 

 
Admission Requirements

Applicants must provide proof of high school graduation or GED and meet one of the following conditions:

  • ACT Composite score of 18 or above, or
  • Combined Math and Critical Reading SAT score of 870, or
  •  Minimum High School or College GPA as follows:
    • For students with 12 or fewer college credits, cumulative High School GPA of 2.0 or above
    • For students with 13 or more college credits, cumulative College GPA of 2.0 or above
  • A minimum score on an Argosy University pre-approved English language proficiency test is required for all applicants whose native language is not English or who have not graduated from an institution at which English is the language of instruction as specified in Section Five, Admission Policies, “English Language Proficiency Policy.”

–OR–

Applicants with lower grade point averages and scores on ACT or SAT will be admitted and assigned “Academic/Financial Aid Warning” in accordance with Argosy University’s Standards for Satisfactory Progress.

Other Admissions Requirements
  • Proof of high school graduation documented by one of the following:
    • Official high school transcript
    • State issued high school equivalency (home school)
    • Official General Educational Development (GED) document
    • Official college transcript from a regionally accredited institution, or nationally accredited institution approved by the Dean of the College of Undergraduate Studies, or an appropriately certified foreign institution that shows proof of high school graduation
  • Proof of high school graduation or earned college degree

All applications for admission must be submitted to the Admissions Department. An admissions representative will help interested applicants complete the following required documentation:

  • Complete Application for Admission Form
  • Application fee (Non-refundable, except in California and Arizona. In the state of Arizona, the application fee is refundable if the application is canceled within three business days of the applicant signing the Enrollment Agreement.)
  • Official transcripts from all postsecondary schools attended*
  • Proof of high school graduation or GED or college degree from a regionally accredited institution or nationally accredited institution approved and documented by the faculty and dean of the College of Undergraduate Studies

  Note  


* Students admitted on the basis of their high school GPA need only submit official transcripts for coursework they wish to have considered for transfer credit.

   
The second bullet point under “Graduation Requirements” has been revised as conveyed below. The updated information is highlighted in red:
 
 
  • Completion of a minimum of 120 credit hours as follows
    • 42 credit hours of General Education Curriculum Requirements1
    • 39 credit hours of Liberal Arts Core Requirements
    • 18 credit hours of Additional Liberal Arts Requirements
    •  21 credit hours of Open Elective Requirements2 
Footnote number one and footnote number two have been revised as conveyed below. The updated information is highlighted in red:
 
  1The General Education Requirements at Argosy University, Sarasota and Argosy University, Tampa are 45 credit hours. To satisfy these requirements, students choose an additional general education elective. Elective Requirements are 6 courses or 18 credit hours. The total credit hours required to complete the program remains the same at 120 credit hours.

2The Open Electives Requirements are 18 credit hours at Argosy University, Sarasota and Argosy University, Tampa.

   
“Liberal Arts Core Requirements (36 credit hours)” topic has been revised to reflect that SOC490 – Liberal Arts Capstone is now a required course under the Liberal Arts Core Requirements, increasing the total credits by three. See below for specific updates highlighted in red:
 
 
Liberal Arts Core Requirements (39 credit hours)

Students are required to complete thirteen core courses or 39 credit hours. All students are required to take four Prescribed Core Courses (12 credit hours). To complete the Liberal Arts Core Requirements, students choose three courses or 9 credit hours from each Interdisciplinary Category (The Individual, The Workplace, and Society) as listed below (27 credit hours).

     
   
Liberal Arts Core Requirements — Students Are Required to Take the Following

Prescribed Core Courses

  • COM 105 - Organizational Communication (3)†
  • HUM 440 - Critical Thinking: Common Sense and Everyday Life (3)†
  • SOC 416 - Sociological Perspectives on Class, Ethnicity, and Gender (3)†
  • SOC 490 - Liberal Arts Capstone (3)

The Individual — Students Choose Three of the Following

  • ENG 401 - Shakespeare Today (3)†
  • HUM 401 - American Voices (3)†
  • PSY 260 - Child and AdolescentDevelopment (3)
  • PSY 307 - Adulthood and Aging (3)
  • PSY 350 - Physiological Psychology (3)
  • PSY 362 - Personality Theories (3)
  • PSY 363 - Cognitive Psychology (3)

The Workplace — Students Choose Three of the Following

  • BUS 212 - Business Law and Corporate Ethics (3)
  • BUS 381 - Solutions-Focused Leadership (3)
  • BUS 423 - Business Psychology (3)
  • MGT 301 - Business Negotiation and Conflict Management (3)
  • MGT 400 - Managing People for Performance (3)
  • MGT 411 - Human Resource Management (3)
  • MGT 450 - Cultural Diversity in the Workplace (3)
  • PSY 405 - Interviewing Techniques (3)

Society—Students Choose Three of the Following

  • CJA 105 - Introduction to American Criminal Justice (3)
  • CJA 330 - Juvenile Delinquency (3)
  • CJA 426 - Terrorism (3)
  • COM 104 - Persuasion (3)†
  • COM 450 - Communication, Gender, and Culture (3)†
  • PSY 312 - Diversity (3)
  • PSY 310 - Social Psychology (3)
  • PSY 481 - Substance Abuse and the Family (3)
  • PSY 381 - Abnormal Psychology (3)
  • PSY 370 - Introduction to Addiction and Addictive Behavior (3)
  • PSY 303 - Introduction to Crime and Causes (3)
Liberal Arts Core Requirements—39 Credit Hours
 
“Open Electives Requirements (24 Credit Hours)” topic has been revised to reflect that the addition of 3 credits within the Liberal Arts Core Requirements. See below for specific updates highlighted in red:
 
 
Open Electives Requirements  (21 Credit Hours) 

Students choose seven courses or 21 credit hours from any area with the approval of the program chair.
 

Note


Open Electives Requirements are 6 courses or 18 credit hours for students at Argosy University, Sarasota and Argosy University, Tampa.

Note


Students at Argosy University, Twin Cities apply ASP 100 Skills for Success towards the Open Electives Requirements.
 

Update

The following update applies to the Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Psychology  degree program.

Admission requirements have been revised as conveyed below. Updated information is highlighted in red:
 

 
Admission Requirements

Applicants must provide proof of high school graduation or GED and meet one of the following conditions:

  • ACT Composite score of 18 or above, or
  • Combined Math and Critical Reading SAT score of 870, or
  • Minimum High School or College GPA as follows:
    • For students with 12 or fewer college credits, cumulative High School GPA of 2.0 or above
    • For students with 13 or more college credits, cumulative College GPA of 2.0 or above
  • A minimum score on an Argosy University pre-approved English language proficiency test is required for all applicants whose native language is not English or who have not graduated from an institution at which English is the language of instruction as specified in Section Five, Admission Policies, “English Language Proficiency Policy.”

–OR–

Applicants with lower grade point averages and scores on ACT or SAT will be admitted and assigned “Academic/Financial Aid Warning” in accordance with Argosy University’s Standards for Satisfactory Progress.

Other Admissions Requirements
  • Proof of high school graduation documented by one of the following:
    • Official high school transcript
    • State issued high school equivalency (home school)
    • Official General Educational Development (GED) document
    • Official college transcript from a regionally accredited institution, or nationally accredited institution approved by the Dean of the College of Undergraduate Studies, or an appropriately that shows proof of high school graduation
  • Proof of high school graduation or earned college degree

All applications for admission must be submitted to the Admissions Department. An admissions representative will help interested applicants complete the following required documentation:

  • Complete Application for Admission Form
  • Application fee (Non-refundable, except in California and Arizona. In the state of Arizona, the application fee is refundable if the application is canceled within three business days of the applicant signing the Enrollment Agreement.)
  • Official transcripts from all postsecondary schools attended*
  • Proof of high school graduation or GED or college degree from a regionally accredited institution or nationally accredited institution approved and documented by the faculty and dean of the College of Undergraduate Studies

Note


* Students admitted on the basis of their high school GPA need only submit official transcripts for coursework they wish to have considered for transfer credit.

   
 Update

The following update applies to the Bachelor of Science (BS) in Business Administration  degree program.

Admission requirements have been revised as conveyed below. Updated information is highlighted in red:
 

 

Admission Requirements

Applicants must provide proof of high school graduation or GED and meet one of the following conditions:

  • ACT Composite score of 18 or above, or
  • Combined Math and Critical Reading SAT score of 870, or
  • Minimum High School or College GPA as follows:
    • For students with 12 or fewer college credits, cumulative High School GPA of 2.0 or above
    • For students with 13 or more college credits, cumulative College GPA of 2.0 or above
  • A minimum score on an Argosy University pre-approved English language proficiency test is required for all applicants whose native language is not English or who have not graduated from an institution at which English is the language of instruction as specified in Section Five, Admission Policies, “English Language Proficiency Policy.”

–OR–

Applicants with lower grade point averages and scores on ACT or SAT will be admitted and assigned “Academic/Financial Aid Warning” in accordance with Argosy University’s Standards for Satisfactory Progress.

Other Admissions Requirements
  • Proof of high school graduation documented by one of the following:
    • Official high school transcript
    • State issued high school equivalency (home school)
    • Official General Educational Development (GED) document
    • Official college transcript from a regionally accredited institution, or nationally accredited institution approved by the Dean of the College of Undergraduate Studies, or an appropriately certified foreign institution that shows proof of high school graduation
  • Proof of high school graduation or earned college degree

All applications for admission must be submitted to the Admissions Department. An admissions representative will help interested applicants complete the following required documentation:

  • Complete Application for Admission Form
  • Application fee (Non-refundable, except in California and Arizona. In the state of Arizona, the application fee is refundable if the application is canceled within three business days of the applicant signing the Enrollment Agreement.)
  • Official transcripts from all postsecondary schools attended*
  • Proof of high school graduation or GED or college degree from a regionally accredited institution or nationally accredited institution approved and documented by the faculty and dean of the College of Undergraduate Studies

Note


* Students admitted on the basis of their high school GPA need only submit official transcripts for coursework they wish to have considered for transfer credit.

   
Update

The following update applies to the Bachelor of Science (BS) in Criminal Justice  degree program.

Admission requirements have been revised as conveyed below. Updated information is highlighted in red:

   
 
Admission Requirements

Applicants must provide proof of high school graduation or GED and meet one of the following conditions:

  • ACT Composite score of 18 or above, or
  • Combined Math and Critical Reading SAT score of 870, or
  • Minimum High School or College GPA as follows:
    • For students with 12 or fewer college credits, cumulative High School GPA of 2.0 or above
    • For students with 13 or more college credits, cumulative College GPA of 2.0 or above
  • A minimum score on an Argosy University pre-approved English language proficiency test is required for all applicants whose native language is not English or who have not graduated from an institution at which English is the language of instruction as specified in Section Five, Admission Policies, “English Language Proficiency Policy.”

–OR–

Applicants with lower grade point averages and scores on ACT or SAT will be admitted and assigned “Academic/Financial Aid Warning” in accordance with Argosy University’s Standards for Satisfactory Progress.

Other Admissions Requirements
  • Proof of high school graduation documented by one of the following:
    • Official high school transcript
    • State issued high school equivalency (home school)
    • Official General Educational Development (GED) document
    • Official college transcript from a regionally accredited institution, or nationally accredited institution approved by the Dean of the College of Undergraduate Studies, or an appropriately certified foreign institution that shows proof of high school graduation
  • Proof of high school graduation or earned college degree

All applications for admission must be submitted to the Admissions Department. An admissions representative will help interested applicants complete the following required documentation:

  • Complete Application for Admission Form
  • Application fee (Non-refundable, except in California and Arizona. In the state of Arizona, the application fee is refundable if the application is canceled within three business days of the applicant signing the Enrollment Agreement.)
  • Official transcripts from all postsecondary schools attended*
  • Proof of high school graduation or GED or college degree from a regionally accredited institution or nationally accredited institution approved and documented by the faculty and dean of the College of Undergraduate Studies

Note


* Students admitted on the basis of their high school GPA need only submit official transcripts for coursework they wish to have considered for transfer credit.

   

Appendices


Note: The updates below reflect changes that are in effect upon publication of this catalog addendum.
 
Update

The following update applies to Appendix I, Board of Directors, Board of Trustees, and Administration .

Julie Ducharme, DBA has been named Associate Dean, Business for the College of Undergraduate Studies.

Update

The following update applies to Appendix I, Board of Directors, Board of Trustees, and Administration .

Jon Crispin, DBA has been named Campus Director of Argosy University, Schaumburg.

Correction

The following correction applies to Appendix II, Argosy University Academic Calendar 2011-2012 .

The 2012 Spring Semester and 2012 Spring Semester Session I begin January 9, 2012 and not January 10, 2012 as originally published.

Correction

The following correction applies to Appendix IV, Schedule of Tuition and Fees .

“MA in Mental Health Counseling degree program” should be added to the list of programs associated with the (**) note attached to the tuition charts under the heading that reads “College of Education Master of Arts (MA)* and College of Psychology and Behavioral Sciences Master of Arts (MA) and Master of Science (MS) ** Programs.”

Update

The following Update applies to Appendix IV, Schedule of Tuition and Fees .

“Doctor of Marriage & Family Therapy (DMFT)” has been removed from the heading that reads “College of Business Certificates,* Doctor of Business Administration (DBA),* and Doctor of Education (EdD),* College of Education Doctor of Education (EdD) ** and Education Specialist (EdS), ** College of Psychology and Behavioral Sciences Doctor of Education (EdD) *** and Doctor of Marriage & Family Therapy (DMFT) *** Programs.” Please see below for updated tuition rates for the Doctor of Marriage & Family Therapy degree program.

Update

The following Update applies to Appendix IV, Schedule of Tuition and Fees .

“Doctor of Marriage & Family Therapy (DMFT) degree program” has been removed from the list of programs associated with the (***) note attached to the tuition charts under the heading that reads “College of Business Certificates,* Doctor of Business Administration (DBA),* and Doctor of Education (EdD),* College of Education Doctor of Education (EdD) ** and Education Specialist (EdS), ** College of Psychology and Behavioral Sciences Doctor of Education (EdD) *** and Doctor of Marriage & Family Therapy (DMFT) *** Programs.” Please see below for updated tuition rates for the Doctor of Marriage & Family Therapy degree program.

Update

The following Update applies to Appendix IV, Schedule of Tuition and Fees .

The tuition rates for the Doctor of Marriage & Therapy degree program should be inserted on the above referenced page:
 

Doctor of Marriage & Therapy (DMFT) Program

Students are charged per credit hour. See below for rate per credit hour.
 

  

All Argosy University On-Ground Campuses except Argosy University, Hawai‘i
Course Level—Standard Curriculum Tuition Per Credit Hour
7000, 8000, 9000 $958

 

Argosy University, Hawai‘i
Course Level—Standard Curriculum Tuition Per Credit Hour
7000, 8000, 9000 $987
Update

The following Update applies to Appendix IV, Schedule of Tuition and Fees .

The following fees should be inserted in the chart under “Program Related Fees”: Prior Learning Assessment Application, MBA Foundation Course Competency Test, and MBA Foundation Course Self-Paced Course and Competency Test. See chart below for the cost per each item:

Program Related Fees
Item Cost
Prior Learning Assessment Application $95.00
MBA Foundation Course Competency Test $65.00
MBA Foundation Course Self-Paced Course and Competency Test $350.00
Update

The following Update applies to Appendix IV, Schedule of Tuition and Fees .

The first tuition chart under “Argosy University Online Programs” should be updated to reflect the addition of the following associate’s level degree programs: Associate of Arts in Psychology degree program, Associate of Science in Business Administration degree program, and Associate of Science in Criminal Justice degree program. See below for updated chart and note:

Undergraduate Programs—Associate’s Level and Bachelor’s Level Degree Programs
College of Undergraduate Studies* Programs

Students are charged per credit hour. See below for rate per credit hour that is inclusive of the Digital Resource fee. 
 

Argosy University Online Programs

Course Level—Standard Curriculum

Tuition Per Credit Hour
<100, 100, 200, 300, 400 $540.00

Notes


*Applies to the Associate of Arts (AA) in Psychology degree program, Associate of Science (AS) in Business Administration degree program, Associate of Science (AS) in Criminal Justice degree program, Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Liberal Arts degree program, Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Psychology degree program, Bachelor of Science (BS) in Business Administration degree program, and Bachelor of Science (BS) in Criminal Justice degree program.