Dec 06, 2021  
2010-2011 Argosy University Academic Catalog—Undergraduate Programs | Volume 1, Issue 3 
    
2010-2011 Argosy University Academic Catalog—Undergraduate Programs | Volume 1, Issue 3 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Catalog Addendum|Volume 1, Issue 3


 


Introduction


The errata listed below have been applied to the 2010-2011 Argosy University Academic Catalog—Undergraduate Programs, Volume 1, Issue 1. In addition to correcting errors in the 2010-2011 Argosy University Academic Catalog—Undergraduate Programs, Volume 1, Issue 1, this publication includes new and updated information.

The list below compiles corrected and updated items with a short description of where the new information has been inserted. Students are encouraged to contact their academic advisor or program chair in the event they have any questions regarding changes in program requirements.


General Revisions to the Argosy University Academic Catalog—Undergraduate Programs  


Update

The following update applies to Section One, Introduction .

The state licensing  information for Argosy University, Seattle  should be replaced with the following:

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; Master of Arts in Education in Higher and Postsecondary Education; Master of Arts in Education in Teaching and Learning; Master of Business Administration; Master of Public Administration; Master of Public Health; Master of Science in Human Resource Management; Master of Science in Management; 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 Five, Admission Policies .

Conditional Admission ” should be replaced with the following:

Conditional Admission

Conditional admission may be granted to an applicant pending receipt of official transcripts or other equivalent official documentation such as a diploma. Students must also submit additional basis of admission documentation based on their program of study. To be eligible for conditional admission to matriculate into the program, unofficial transcripts must show receipt of the degree required for admission to the program. Students who are conditionally admitted to a program are not eligible to receive financial aid until documentation is provided and the conditional status removed. Campus-based students who fail to submit all official transcripts by the last day of their first session (for a 7.5 week class) or semester (for a 15 week class) will be withdrawn from the program, credits will not be transcripted, and tuition will be refunded.

Students enrolled in Argosy University Online Programs have 10 weeks from the first day of their first class to provide all official transcripts. Failure to provide official transcripts will result in the student being withdrawn from the program, credits will not be transcripted, and tuition will be refunded.

Update

The following update applies to Section Five, Admission Policies .

Exceptions to Admission Requirements ” should be replaced with the following:

Exceptions to Admission Requirements

Applicants with grade point averages lower than the stated minimum may be considered for admission in accordance with the policy stated within the admission requirements section of the Academic Catalog for each program. An admission by exception must be approved by the program chair. Exceptions must be justified, documented, signed, placed, and retained in the student’s academic file. Students admitted on an exception basis will be assigned “Provisional Status” in accordance with Argosy University policies regarding Satisfactory Academic Progress. Students enrolled in campus-based programs will have a maximum of one semester to meet the standards for academic progress. Students enrolled in Argosy University Online Programs have a maximum of four sessions to meet the standards for academic progress. Provisional status does not impact a student’s eligibility for financial aid.

Update

The following update applies to Section Five, Admission Policies .

Readmission Process After Withdrawal/Dismissal ” should be replaced with the following:

Readmission Process After Withdrawal/Dismissal

Students who have been dismissed from Argosy University based on failure to meet standards of academic progress for a period of greater than one year must reapply for admission. Students who have been dismissed from Argosy University may apply for readmission one year after the dismissal but must provide demonstrable evidence of likely academic success to be considered. Students who have been dismissed from Argosy University and not readmitted to a program of study are prohibited from taking coursework at any Argosy University campus or online. Students who are readmitted after an absence of one year or more must complete all requirements of the program in the catalog for the year of readmission. This may require additional course work, replacement of courses that have been substantially modified, and/or other academic requirements.

Update

The following update applies to Section Five, Admission Policies .

International Admission Policy ” should be replaced with the following:

International Admission Policy

All international (nonimmigrant) applicants to Argosy University must meet the same admission standards as all other students (Section Five, Admission Policies ). Not all programs at all campuses are available to international students requiring an F-1 visa. Interested international students should confirm with the campus admissions department the availability of any particular program.

Update

The following update applies to Section Five, Admission Policies .

English Language Proficiency Policy ” should be replaced with the following:

English Language Proficiency Policy

Regardless of country of birth or citizenship, immigrant or nonimmigrant status, all applicants to Argosy University whose “first” language is not English must demonstrate proficiency in the English language. Demonstration that English is an applicant’s “first” language can be satisfied if the applicant submits a diploma from secondary school (or above) in a system in which English is the official language of instruction. If English is not the applicant’s “first” language, the applicant will need to meet the minimum English Language Proficiency standard through submission of an official minimum score selected from the Argosy University pre-approved list of testing opportunities to demonstrate proficiency.

See below for the current pre-approved list of testing opportunities: 

 

  Minimum Acceptable Scores to Demonstrate English Language Proficiency

 
 Degree Level
 English Language Proficiency Test Associate’s and Bachelor’s Level Degree Programs
Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL®)

 
500 Paper
–or–
61 Internet (iBT)
Berlitz¹



 
Listening and Reading: B1
–and–
Writing: B1
–and–
Speaking: B1
EF International Language Schools 106
ELS Language Schools 109
International Test of English Proficiency (iTEP) 4.5
Kaplan Educational Centers

 
Successful completion of Kaplan Course Level: High Intermediate
–or–
Placement/Progress Test Score: 500
Michigan English Language Assessment Battery (MELAB)² 80
Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) Critical Reading Score³ 526
Preuba Aptitud Academica (PAA) Engilsh Proficiency Section 526
Test of English for International Communication (TOEIC®) Academic Test 700

University of Cambridge (UK) Local Exam Syndicate


 

 

 

First Certificate in English (FCE) aka Level III: Grade A or B
–or–
Certificate in Advanced English (CAE) aka Level IV: Grade C
–or–
Certificate in Proficiency in English (CPE) aka Level V: Grade C
–or–
International English Language Testing System (IELTS): Level 6.5
 
 Notes

¹ Satisfactory completion of all three Berlitz tests is required. Tests must be completed at an authorized Berlitz testing center. Online tests must be proctored at an authorized Berlitz testing center. For more information regarding Berlitz, contact edmc@berlitz.com.

² The MELAB is also known as the Michigan Test.

³ Prior to April 2005, the Critical Reading section of the SAT was known as the Verbal section.

 

 
Correction

The following correction applies to Section Five, Admission Policies .

“A completed and signed enrollment agreement” should be added to the list of items students must submit under “Admission Requirements for Nonimmigrant Students.”

Update (in red)

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

Payment Policies and Financing Options ” should be replaced with the following:

Payment Policies and Financing Options

Regardless of the method used to finance his/her education, all students must agree to a financial plan. All charges on a student’s account are considered due and payable when the charge is incurred. In special circumstances, students may be allowed to carry a balance until the end of the course. The balance is still considered to be due at the start of the course and the balance being carried is not considered an extension of credit.

Update (in red)

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

Payment in Full ” should be replaced with the following:

Payment in Full

Tuition and fees are expected to be paid in full one month prior to the start of the course or at the time of registration, whichever is sooner.

Update

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

Tuition Waiver for a Future Course ” should be added to the above referenced section after “Tuition Reimbursement”:

Tuition Waiver for a Future Course (Argosy University Online Programs)

Students receiving a grade of “W” for a course will be granted a Tuition Waiver for a Future Course upon their return. Tuition for the course assigned a grade of “W” will be credited toward the student’s account. Any student retaking a course within 90 days of receiving a grade of “W” will be granted a Tuition Waiver for a Future Course. Students must re-take the entire course.

The policy applies to students enrolled in Argosy University Online Programs.

Clarification

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

The first sentence of the third paragraph under “Financial Aid ” should read as follows:

If the financial aid awarded is not sufficient to cover a student’s educational expenses, the student must make alternative arrangements to pay the difference in full by the end of the payment period.

Deletion

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

The first sentence of the fourth paragraph under “Financial Aid  ” should be deleted:

Students who do not have Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) confirmation are required to make an initial payment of at least 25 percent by the deadline.

Clarification

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

The third sentence of the first paragraph under “Estimated Cost of Attendance Budget ” should read as follows:

The cost of attendance budget may include tuition and fees, books and supplies, loan fees, an allowance for food, housing and transportation, as well as miscellaneous or personal expenses.

Deletion

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

“Academic Competitive Grant” listed under “Types of Financial Assistance ” should be deleted.

Update

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

The third sentence of the second paragraph under “State Aid Programs ” should read as follows:

To do so, the student needs to provide a written request to the Student Financial Aid Office prior to the beginning of the financial aid term.

Update

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

Institutional Refund Policy ” should be replaced with the following:

Institutional Refund Policy

The Institutional Refund Policy applies to students, other than those attending campuses in California, Georgia, Tennessee and Virginia who officially drop all courses in a semester and provide notification to the University. 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. 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 withdrawal date.

Campus-based Programs

 

  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 first 10% of the semester or instructional time 90%
     
  Between the end of the first 10% 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%
     

 

Update

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

Course Add/Drop Refund Policy ” should be replaced with the following:

 

 

Course Add/Drop Refund Policy

Campus-Based Programs

Students dropping a course must provide official notification to the Student Services Department by completing an Add/Drop Form. Students officially dropping all courses in a semester are considered withdrawn for refund purposes and are subject to the institutional refund policy as published in this Academic Catalog.

Note: For weekend courses, the official start date may precede the on-campus component. Tuition credits will be applied to the student’s account according to the refund schedule below.
 

     
   15 Week Courses  
     
   If Student Officially Drops a Course  Refund Percentage
    
   By end of business of the second Friday after the session start date 100% 
     
   After end of business of the second Friday of the session start date 0% 
    
     
   7.5 Week Courses  
     
   If Student Officially Drops a Course Refund Percentage 
    
   Within the first seven days of the session start date 100% 
     
   After the seventh day of the session start date 0% 
     
 
 
Argosy University Online Programs

Students enrolled in Argosy University Online Programs should refer to the Argosy University Insitutional Refund Policy when dropping a course.

 

Update

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

Grades ” should be replaced with the following:

 

Grades

Students who officially withdraw from a course after the end of the add/drop period and before the completion of 67% of instructional time will receive a grade of “Withdrawn” (“W”). Students who officially withdraw from a course after the completion of more than 67% of instructional time will receive a grade of “Failure Due to Late Withdrawal” (“WF”). See below for deadlines as they apply to 15 week courses, 7.5 week courses, and 5 week courses. Refer to Section Seven, Academic Policies and Procedures under “Additional Grades” for detailed descriptions of grade of “W” and grade of “WF.”

 

   
  15 Week Courses
     
  A student who officially withdraws from a 15 week course Grade Received
 
  Notifies the University by end of Week 10 W
     
  Notifies the University after the end of Week 10 WF
     
 
     
  7.5 Week Courses  
     
  A student who officially withdraws from a 7.5 week course Grade Received
 
  Notifies the University by the end of week 5 W
     
  Notifies the University after the end of week 5 WF
     
 
   
  5 Week Courses
   
  A student who officially withdraws from a 5 week course Grade Received
 
  Notifies the University by the end of week 3 W
     
  Notifies the University after the end of week 3 WF
     
 
   
  Students enrolled in campus-based programs who officially drop a course before the end of the add/drop period will have the course removed from their transcript. A record of the course attempted remains on the student’s ledger and in the student’s academic record.
   
   

 Update

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

The first sentence of the fourth paragraph under “Return of Title IV Policy ” should be read as follows:

If the student received more than the amount of Federal student financial assistance earned, the difference will be returned to the Federal student financial assistance programs from which funds were received in the following order: Unsubsidized Stafford Loan, Unsubsidized Direct Loan, Subsidized Stafford Loan, Subsidized Direct Loan, Perkins Loan, PLUS Loan, Pell Grant, SEOG.
 

 

Addition

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

Academic Year ” should be inserted as the first topic described under Section Seven, Academic Policies and Procedures.

 

Academic Year

 
     
 
Campus-Based Programs
 
     
  Bachelor’s Level Degree Programs  
    Description
  Item  
 
  Academic Year A minimum of 30 weeks of instructional time; 24 earned credits
     
  Course 7.5 weeks of instructional time
     
  Instructional Week
 
Seven consecutive calendar days. An Instructional week begins Tuesday at 12: 00 Mountain Time (MT) to 11:59 pm MT the following Monday.
     
 
 
Argosy University Online Programs
 
     
  Bachelor’s Level Degree Programs  
     
  Item Description
 
  Academic Year A minimum of 30 weeks of instructional time; 24 earned credits
     
  Course Five weeks of instructional time
     
  Instructional Week
 
Seven consecutive calendar days. An Instructional week begins Tuesday at 12: 00 Mountain Time (MT) to 11:59 pm MT the following Monday.
     
 

 

Update

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

Continuous Enrollment Policies ” should be replaced with the following:

Continuous Enrollment Policies

Argosy University Campus-Based Programs

Matriculated students must be continuously enrolled in the program from the time of matriculation through graduation. Enrollment in any part of an academic semester satisfies this requirement (e.g., enrollment in a single 7.5-week session).

Students who must take time off request temporary withdrawal from Argosy University. Students seeking temporary withdrawal status must provide an expected date of return and receive approval from student services. Students approved for temporary withdrawal may re-enter their program at any time prior to the anticipated return date without approval. Failure to re-enter Argosy University by the expected date of return will result in withdrawal from Argosy University. Students are permitted to take up to three semesters of temporary withdrawal. The three semesters may be taken either consecutively or intermittently. Students using federal financial aid need to consult their financial aid advisor prior to seeking a temporary withdrawal from Argosy University.

In accordance with U.S. federal regulations, international students in valid nonimmigrant status must maintain full-time enrollment as stipulated in this catalog (see below). It is the student’s responsibility to stay abreast of all requirements for maintaining appropriate student status. Nonimmigrant students are urged to periodically review all federal requirements for maintaining proper status, including those for full-time study, with the campus International Student Advisor. Students who do not register for the current semester will be considered withdrawn from the program.

Argosy University Online Programs

Students enrolled in Argosy University Online Programs who take a break of 29 consecutive calendar days or less remain continuously enrolled and are classified as a full-time student. Students who need to take a break of longer than 29 days should contact their Academic Advisor and request a Leave of Absence. Students who have not attended class for over 29 consecutive calendar days are considered withdrawn from the University unless they have an approved Leave of Absence on file. If a student does not return from an approved Leave of Absence, the official withdrawal date and beginning of the loan grace period (if applicable) is the last date of class attendance.
 

Update

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

“Levels of Enrollment” should be replaced with “Level of Enrollment Criteria ” as conveyed below:

 

Level of Enrollment Criteria

 
     
 
Campus-Based Programs
   
       
  Level of Enrollment  Criteria
    
 
  Full-Time 12 or more credit hours per semester  
     
  Half-Time 6-11 credit hours per semester  
     
  Less Than Half-Time Fewer than 6 credit hours per semester  
       
   
 
     
 
Argosy University Online Programs
  All students enrolled in Argosy University Online Programs who remain continuously enrolled, including breaks of 29 consecutive calendar days or less, are classified as full-time.

 

Update

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

Leave of Absence ” should be inserted on the above referenced page following the updated “Level of Enrollment Criteria”:

 

Leave of Absence (Argosy University Online Programs)

Overall Considerations

Students who are enrolled in Argosy University Online Programs may request a Leave of Absence. A Leave of Absence is not available to students enrolled in campus-based programs (including those campus-based students who are taking online courses).

Students enrolled in Argosy University Online Programs who take a break of 29 consecutive calendar days or less remain continuously enrolled and are classified as a full-time student. Students who need to take a break longer than 29 consecutive calendar days should contact their Academic Counselor and request a Leave of Absence. Refer to “Leave of Absence Procedures” described below.

Students enrolled in Argosy University Online Programs who have not attended class for over 29 consecutive calendar days are considered withdrawn from Argosy University unless they have an approved Leave of Absence on file.

Signed Leave of Absence forms submitted after 29 consecutive calendar days of the last date of attendance will not be accepted.

Leave of Absence Procedures

Students enrolled in Argosy University Online Programs may request a Leave of Absence under two instances:

  1. Future Leave of Absence A student may request a Leave of Absence to take place at a date that occurs while s/he is not enrolled in a course. Students who request a Future Leave of Absence must submit a signed Leave of Absence Request Form to their Academic Counselor 14 calendar days prior to the effective date of the Leave of Absence.

    If extenuating circumstances prevent a student from submitting a Leave of Absence Request Form prior to 14 calendar days before the effective date of the Leave of Absence, the Leave of Absence form will be accepted on a case by case basis. Qualifying extenuating circumstances include military deployment, extended serious medical emergencies, extended serious family emergencies, jury duty, or natural disasters.
     
  2. Immediate Leave of Absence: A student may request a Leave of Absence to take place immediately due to extenuating circumstances while s/he is enrolled in a course. Students who request an immediate Leave of Absence must submit a signed Leave of Absence Request Form to their Academic Counselor. Forms will be accepted on a case by case basis Qualifying extenuating circumstances include military deployment, extended serious medical emergencies, extended serious family emergencies, jury duty, or natural disasters.

Students may not request an immediate Leave of Absence after the last day of week 3 of a 5 week class.

In the event of a natural disaster, Argosy University will evaluate the need for the impacted student in the disaster zone to be automatically placed on an approved Leave of Absence.

Additional Leave of Absence or an Extension of a Current Leave of Absence

Students are limited to no more than two Leaves of Absence of 60 calendar days or less within a 12-month period. Students may be granted an additional Leave of Absence or an extension of a current Leave of Absence due to extenuating circumstances. Students who request an additional Leave of Absence or an extension to a current Leave of Absence must submit a signed Leave of Absence form to their Academic Counselor. The form must explain the extenuating circumstances that require an additional Leave of Absence or an extension of a current Leave of Absence. Extenuating circumstances include military deployment, extended serious medical emergencies, extended serious family emergencies, jury duty, or natural disasters. Requests for an additional Leave of Absence or an extension of a current Leave of Absence must be received 15 calendar days prior to the end of the current Leave of Absence. Leaves of Absence (including extensions) may not exceed 180 calendar days in a 12-month period.

Returning from an Approved Leave of Absence

Students returning from an approved Leave of Absence that was granted while they were enrolled in a course will be allowed to complete coursework started prior to the leave with no additional tuition and/or fee charges assessed. The University allows students who begin a Leave of Absence during a course to withdraw with an Approved Tuition Waiver for a Future Course. Although students will not be charged for the subsequent course, students must re-take the entire course.

If a student does not return from an approved Leave of Absence, the official withdrawal date and beginning of the loan grace period (if applicable) is the last date of class attendance.

Leaves of Absence may not exceed 180 calendar days in a 12-month period. The 12-month period begins the first day of the first Leave of Absence. Students who fail to return on the 180th calendar day will be administratively withdrawn from Argosy University.


Clarification (in red)

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

Registration ” should read as follows:

Registration

Students intending to enroll for a given   session    must do so during the registration period and complete plans for payment of tuition and fees according to the tuition payment policy.

Update

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

Add/Drop Registration ” should be replaced with the following:

Add/Drop Registration

Campus-Based Programs

Registered students may add a class during the registration period by submitting a signed and dated Add/Drop Request Form to the Student Services Department or by doing so online. Students will not be able to add a given class to their schedules if the course is closed.

Argosy University strongly urges all students to complete their entire course schedule during the official registration period. However, if students elect to add a course after the official registration period, they may do so by completing the Add/Drop Request Form. Adds after the official start date of a course must have campus dean or program chair approval. No adds will be allowed after the end of the add/drop period.

Students will not be permitted to add a course after the end of the add/drop period. For intersessions, students are not allowed to enter the course after its official start date. Unless otherwise authorized, students are not allowed to enter an online course after the second day of a 7.5-week course and after the fifth day of a 15-week course.

Students who want to drop a course may do so by submitting a signed and dated Add/Drop Request Form to the Student Services Department or by doing so online. A fee may be charged to students submitting a request to drop a course(s) after the official start date of the course(s) or during the add/drop period.

Argosy University Online Programs

Students enrolled in Argosy University Online Programs may not add courses after the course start date. Students enrolled in Argosy University Online Programs, who choose to withdraw after the start of the course, will follow the withdrawal policy.

Update

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

Late Registration ” should be replaced with the following:

Late Registration

Campus-Based Programs

Late registration during the add/drop period will be allowed for 7.5 week and 15 week courses, provided the courses have not been closed to additional enrollment. A late fee is assessed to any student who registers after the registration deadline.

Argosy University Online Programs

Late registration is not an option for 5 week courses taken by students enrolled in Argosy University Online Programs.

Update

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

“Online Courses” described under “Course Types and Delivery Methods ” should be replaced with the following:

Online Courses

Online courses are those in which 100% of instruction is delivered via the internet. Students enrolled in bachelor’s and master’s level programs may take 100 percent of their coursework in a fully online format. Students who wish to take 100 percent of their coursework in a fully online format do so through Argosy University Online Programs.

Update

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

“Standardized Tests” under Course/Credit Transfer  should be replaced with the following:

Standardized Examinations

For select associate’s level and bachelor’s level degree programs, National testing credit is accepted for commonly administered and accepted tests such as the College Level Examination Program (CLEP), DSST (formerly known as Dantes Subject Standardized Tests), Excelsior College Examinations (ECE), and Advanced Placement (AP). As many as 30 credit hours may be earned in combination of national testing and prior learning assessment credit.

National testing credit is listed on the student’s transcript and may not be removed once it has been recorded. Exam scores must meet or exceed minimum qualifying scores established by Argosy University. For a description of the type and amount of credit that can be applied toward an undergraduate degree, see your Academic Advisor.

Addition

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

“Prior Learning Assessment” should be added to the above referenced section after “Standardized Examinations”:

Prior Learning Assessment

The Prior Learning Assessment portfolio process determines if learning acquired outside of a university classroom is equivalent to academic learning and is eligible for college credit. Learning that is eligible for Prior Learning Assessment includes recognized professional licenses and certifications.

Prior Learning Assessment applies only to associate’s level or bachelor’s level degree programs. Credit awards may be applied to elective, general education, and core requirements as appropriate to the content of the learning. As many as 30 credit hours may be earned in combination of prior learning assessment credit and national testing.

Addition

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

Second Bachelor’s Degree  ” should be added to the above referenced section following “Prior Learning Assessment”:

Second Bachelor’s Degree

Students with an earned bachelor’s degree who want to complete a second bachelor’s degree program may apply for admission to Argosy University for a second bachelor’s degree program through the standard admissions process. A minimum of 30 credits in residence in addition to the minimum number of credits required for the first degree program (typically 120) are required to complete a second bachelor’s degree. Students who hold a bachelor’s degree can apply transfer credits to fulfill General Education and elective requirements for a second degree.

Update

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

Attendance ” should be replaced with the following:

Attendance

Campus-Based Programs

Students are expected to engage in weekly academic activity by attending classes and/or participating in the online portion of a course.

Academic activity is defined by (a) attending a face-to-face course, (b) posting a substantive response in a discussion section of the online classroom, (c) engaging in online tutorials, (d) submitting an assignment either in-person or via the online classroom, or (e) taking an exam.
Students who do not have any academic activity for 14 consecutive days will be administratively withdrawn from the course and may be administratively withdrawn from the University. Online and blended courses start on the first day of the semester or session.

A student who does not participate in the course prior to the Add/Drop date for the session, and has not submitted an official Add/Drop Form, will be dropped from the course automatically and receive a refund based on the applicable Argosy University refund policy.

Attendance is not equivalent to participation. Student grades will be impacted by the frequency and quality of participation in class, whether face-to-face or online, consistent with the requirements of the particular course and as outlined in the course syllabus.

The last day of attendance is based on the student’s last academic related activity in the classroom.

Argosy University Online Programs

Students enrolled in Argosy University Online Programs must have an academic related activity in to their course at least two days each week. Academic activity is defined by (a) posting a substantive response in a discussion section of the online classroom, (b) engaging in online tutorials, (c) submitting an assignment via the online classroom, or (d) taking an exam.

Students who fail to meet the attendance requirements for a week will be given an absence for that week. Students who fail to meet the attendance requirements for 2 weeks during a course will be administratively withdrawn from the course. Students who are dropped for not meeting attendance requirements and do not attend class within 29 consecutive calendar days of their last date of attendance will be administratively withdrawn from school.

An instructional week is defined as beginning on Tuesday at 12:00 am Mountain Time (MT) to 11:59 pm MT the following Monday.

The last day of attendance is based on the student’s last academic related activity in the classroom.

Addition

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

Voluntary Intent to Continue ” should be added to the above referenced section after “Attendance Policy in Undergraduate Programs” as follows:

Voluntary Intent to Continue

Campus-Based Programs

Students who are in the first session of the semester and are administratively dropped from all of their courses in that session must have a Voluntary Intent to Continue on file in order to not be considered withdrawn from the University. Students will have 4 business days from their date of determination to file the Voluntary Intent to Continue. Students who do not have a Voluntary Intent to Continue on file after the 4th business day and are dropped from all their courses will be administratively withdrawn from the University.

Argosy University Online Programs

Students who have been out of attendance for 14 consecutive days must have a Voluntary Intent to Continue on file. Students who fail to submit a Voluntary Intent to Continue by the 30th day out of attendance will be administratively withdrawn from the University.

Update

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

Withdrawal Policy ” inclusive of “Withdrawal Date” should be replaced with the following:

 

Withdrawal Policy

Campus-Based Programs

Argosy University considers a student as withdrawn when he or she drops all courses within a session.

Students who are in the first session of their semester and are administratively dropped from all of their courses in that session must have a Voluntary Intent to Continue on file in order to not be considered withdrawn from the University. Students will have 4 business days from their date of determination to file the Voluntary Intent to Continue. Students who do not have a Voluntary Intent to Continue on file after the 4th business day and are dropped from all their courses will be administratively withdrawn from the University.

A student who intends to withdraw from Argosy University should submit a letter to the Student Services Department requesting withdrawal. Any student in good standing who wishes to discontinue study will be withdrawn. The student must resolve any financial obligations to Argosy University before receiving an official transcript from the Student Services Department

Argosy University Online Programs

A student enrolled in Argosy University Online Programs is withdrawn when he or she fails to meet attendance requirement for the current course, or reaches 29 days out of attendance. Students enrolled in Argosy University Online Programs should contact their Academic Counselor requesting to withdrawal. The student must resolve any financial obligations to Argosy University before receiving an official transcript.

Withdrawal Date

For official withdrawals, a student’s notification date is the date the student officially notifies the institution in writing of his or her intent to withdraw.

For administrative withdrawals, a student’s withdrawal date is:

  • The midpoint of the payment period or period of enrollment

–or–

  • Any earlier or later date which the institution documents as the last date of academically related activity by the student

For students enrolled in Argosy University Online programs, the withdrawal date is designated as the date when the student has been out of attendance for 29 days with no academic related activity.

If a student begins the withdrawal process and otherwise officially notifies the institution of his or her intent to withdraw, the withdrawal date is the earlier of the two unless the institution documents a later last date of attendance. 
 

 

Update

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

Grade Level Classification ” should be replaced with the following:
 

Campus-Based Programs

Undergraduate students are assigned to a grade level based on the total number of credit hours earned. Grade Levels for students enrolled in campus-based programs are determined as follows:

 

  Grade Level           Credit Hours Earned
 
  Freshman   0-24 completed credit hours
  Sophomore   25-59 completed credit hours
  Junior   60-89 completed credit hours
  Senior   90+ completed credit hours

 

Argosy University Online Programs

Undergraduate students are assigned to a grade level based on the total number of credit hours earned. Grade Levels for students enrolled in Argosy University Online Programs are determined as follows:

 

  Grade Level           Credit Hours Earned
 
  Freshman   0-24 completed credit hours
  Sophomore   25-48 completed credit hours
  Junior   49-72 completed credit hours
  Senior   72+ completed credit hours

 


Update

The following updates apply to Section Seven, Academic Policies and Procedures .

The second sentence of the second paragraph under “Grade Appeal Procedures ” should be replaced with the following:

Students may appeal a grade or evaluative comment only during session following the issuance of the grade or evaluative comment.

The first sentence of the third paragraph under “Grade Appeal Procedures ” should be replaced with the following:

If, after receiving a written response to the grade appeal from the program chair, the student wishes to pursue the issue, he/she must, within 14 calendar days, request in writing further investigation from the campus vice president of Academic Affairs.

Update

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

The second sentence under “Grade Changes ” should be replaced with the following:

Grade changes may only occur during the session following the issuance of the grade or evaluative comment and with the appropriate approvals.

Update

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

 

Standards for Academic Progress ” should be replaced with the following:

Standards for Academic Progress

To maintain academic progress, each student must meet the required standards of the following three criteria:

  • Maintain a minimum acceptable cumulative grade point average (CGPA);
  • Achieve the minimum incremental completion rate (ICR); and 
  •  Complete the program within a maximum allowable time frame
Cumulative Grade Point Average

To continue enrollment in an academic program, students must maintain a cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of 2.00 or above. CGPA is reviewed at the end of each evaluation point. Students who fall below the aforementioned CGPA cutoffs are deemed to be on Academic Probation. Students who fail to raise their CGPA above the cutoffs at the next evaluation point (see “Academic Probation” described below) are deemed as not making Satisfactory Academic Progress and are academically dismissed.

Incremental Completion Rate

To continue enrollment in an academic program, students must successfully complete at least 66.67 percent of the cumulative course credit hours attempted at Argosy University. The incremental completion rate (ICR) is reviewed at each evaluation point.

Maximum Allowable Time Frame

Students must successfully complete all program requirements within 150 percent of the program length based in credit hours.
The maximum allowable time frame is calculated as a period of time during which a student attempts 1.5 times the number of credit hours required to complete the program.

Example

  • Students enrolled in a 120 credit program can attempt up to 180 credit hours.

All grades are included in the maximum allowable credit hours and incremental completion rate calculations. Transfer credits that reduce total program credit hour requirements will reduce the maximum allowable credits attempted at Argosy University. Students may also be required to meet calendar maximum timeframe requirements in certain programs and should review the graduation requirements listed in the program description.

Students may not attempt more than 150% of the credits required to complete their degree program. Students who attempt credits beyond 150% of the credits required to complete their degree program will be dismissed from Argosy University.

 

Update

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

“Developmental Courses” should be inserted on the above referenced page under “Factors Affecting Academic Progress ”:

Developmental Courses

Students are required to take Developmental Courses based on their performance on designated placement tests (See “Math and English Assessment Policy ” under Section Seven, Academic Policies and Procedures). Developmental Course credits are included when calculating a student’s maximum time frame and incremental completion rate. Developmental Course credits do not count towards the total number of credits required for graduation, nor do they count in the CGPA.

Update

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

Academic Probation ” has been moved to appear after “Factors Affecting Academic Progress.” The current policy should be replaced with the following:

 

Academic Probation

The conditions under which students are placed on academic probation are not limited to failure to meet the standards for academic progress requirements. Students should review Section Four, Student Rights and Responsibilities .

Campus-Based Programs

The evaluation point for students enrolled in Campus-Based programs will occur at the end of the semester.

All students, regardless of the program in which they are enrolled, will be placed on academic probation under either of the following conditions:

  • The student earns a cumulative grade point average (CGPA) below 2.0 at the end of the semester.
  • The student fails to earn 66.67% of credit hours attempted on a cumulative basis at the end of a session.

A student on academic probation remains eligible for financial aid for up to one semester.

Argosy University Online Programs

The evaluation point for students enrolled in Argosy University Online Programs will occur after each 12 attempted credits.

All students, regardless of the program in which they are enrolled, will be placed on academic probation under either of the following conditions:

  • The student earns a cumulative grade point average (CGPA) below 2.0 after attempting 12 credits.
  • The student fails to earn 66.67% of credit hours attempted on a cumulative basis after attempting 12 credit hours.

A student on academic probation remains eligible for financial aid for up to four sessions.

Removal from Academic Probation

Campus-Based Programs

Criteria for Removal from Academic Probation

Students will be removed from academic probation when they have met the standards for academic progress.

Schedule for Removal from Academic Probation

After being placed on academic probation, students will have a maximum of one semester to meet the standards for academic progress.

Argosy University Online Programs

Criteria for Removal from Academic Probation

Students will be removed from academic probation when they have met the standards for academic progress.

Schedule for Removal from Academic Probation

After being placed on academic probation, students will have a maximum of four sessions to meet the standards for academic progress.

 

Update

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

General Probation  has been moved to follow “Academic Dismissal.” See entry below.

Update

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

“Dismissal” is now divided into two separate sections: “Academic Dismissal” and “Other Reasons for Dismissal.”

Academic Dismissal ” should be replaced with the following:

Academic Dismissal

 After the final session of probation, students who have not met the standards for academic progress will be dismissed. If the student is readmitted after successfully appealing his/her dismissal, the student will re-enter on probation and be required to meet the standards for academic progress within one semester for students enrolled in campus-based programs or four sessions for students enrolled in Argosy University Online Programs. Please note that students may be dismissed for academic reasons without previous academic action, including failure to complete all program requirements within the maximum allowable time frame.

Students who have been dismissed are prohibited from taking or continuing in coursework at any Argosy University campus or online, regardless of circumstance or pending appeal. Students must successfully appeal a dismissal in order to re-enter any Argosy University campus or program.

Other Reasons for Dismissal ” should be inserted after “General Probation .”


Update

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

General Probation ” should be inserted following “Academic Dismissal .” There are no further changes to this policy.

Update

 

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

Other Reasons for Dismissal ” should be inserted following “General Probation .” There are no further changes to this policy.

Update

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

Commencement and Petition to Graduate ” should be replaced with the following:

Commencement and Petition to Graduate

Students 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.

Correction

The following correction applies to the footnotes associated with the College of Undergraduate Studies chart under “General Education Curriculum and Credit Distribution Requirements for Undergraduate Programs .”

The course number associated with Microeconomics is ECO202 and not ECO201 as originally indicated. Footnote number six should read as follows:

6Students in the Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree program are required to take ECO 202  Microeconomics to fulfill the Social Sciences distribution requirement.

Updates

The following updates apply to the Associate of Applied Science (AAS) in Diagnostic Medical Sonography degree program .

The fourth bullet point under “Admission Requirements ” for the General Sonography concentration and Echocardiography concentration should be replaced with the following:

  • 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 .”

The second bullet point under “Admission Requirements ” for the Vascular Technology concentration should be replaced with the following:

  • 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 .”

The sixth bullet point under the paragraph that reads, “All applications for admission to the program must be submitted to the Admissions Department. An admissions representative will help interested students to complete the following documentation” should be replaced with the following:

  • SAT or ACT score and pre-approved English language proficiency exam score (if applicable)

Updates

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

The fifth bullet point under “Admission Requirements ” for Track I should be replaced with the following:

  • 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 .”

The second bullet point under “Admission Requirements ” for Track II should be replaced with the following:

  • 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 .”

Update

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

The sixth bullet point under the paragraph that reads, “All applications for admission to the AAS in Histotechnology degree program must be submitted to the Admissions Department. An admissions representative will help interested students to complete the following documentation” should be replaced with the following:

  • SAT or ACT score and pre-approved English language proficiency exam score (if applicable)

Updates

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

The fifth bullet point under “Admission Requirements ” for Track I should be replaced with the following:

  • 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 .”

The second bullet point under “Admission Requirements ” for Track II should be replaced with the following:

  • 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 .”

The sixth bullet point under the paragraph that reads, “All applications for admission to the AAS in Medical Assisting degree program must be submitted to the Admissions Department. An admissions representative will help interested students to complete the following documentation” should be replaced with the following:

  • SAT, ACT, or Argosy University Entrance Exam score and pre-approved English language proficiency exam score (if applicable)

Update

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

The fourth bullet point under “Admission Requirements ” should be replaced with the following:

  • 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.”

Update

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

The sixth bullet point under the paragraph that reads, “All applications for admission to the program must be submitted to the Admissions Department. An admissions representative will help interested students to complete the following documentation” should be replaced with the following:

  • SAT or ACT score and pre-approved English language proficiency exam score (if applicable)

Update

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

The following should be inserted after the first paragraph under “Clinical Training Requirement”:

Argosy University will provide each student an appropriate clinical training assignment. Every effort will be made to secure facilities that can provide the student with the best possible educational experience. Students may be placed outside the Minneapolis/St. Paul area, including possible out of state locations. Students may need to relocate for clinical training. Argosy University, Twin Cities reserves the right to not enroll any student who refuses to be placed in a Clinical Training Facility outside the Minneapolis/St. Paul area, including possible out of state locations. Students may rotate through weekend and or evening rotations as required by the clinical training site.

All clinical training facilities involving human patient contact require a criminal background check on the student(s) assigned to their facilities, in accordance with Minnesota State Law. If a student’s record is found to have a felony or assault conviction, the student will not be accepted for clinical training, may not be allowed to site for a registration or certification exam, and may not be allowed to work in the field. Any site requiring a drug and or alcohol screening any associated fees is the responsibility of the student.

Updates

The following updates apply to the Associate of Applied Science in Veterinary Technology degree program .

The fifth bullet point under “Admission Requirements ” should be replaced with the following:

  • 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 .”

The fifth bullet point under the paragraph that reads, “All applications for admission to the AAS in Veterinary Technology program must be submitted to the Admissions Department. An admissions representative will help interested students to complete the following documentation” should be replaced with the following:

  • SAT, ACT, or Argosy University Entrance Exam score and pre-approved English language proficiency exam score (if applicable)

Update

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

The list under “Optional Additional Courses” has changed as follows. VET112-Veterinary Office Procedures has been replaced with VET113 Veterinary Practice and Animal Shelter Management. Two additional courses (VET145- Veterinary Massage Therapy and VET155- Mathematics in the Veterinary Field) have been added. Please see below for complete list with updates denoted in red:

 

Optional Additional Courses

  • VET 113 - Veterinary Practice and Animal Shelter Management (3)
  • VET 125 - Animal Behavior (3)
  • VET 126 - Introduction to Canine Training (3)
  • VET 135 - Complementary and Integrative Approaches to Veterinary Care (3)
  • VET 145 - Veterinary Massage Therapy (3)
  • VET 155 - Mathematics in the Veterinary Field (3)
  • VET 160 - Veterinary Ultrasonography (3)
  • VET 206 - Veterinary Dentistry (3)
  • VET 221 - Advanced Equine Techniques (3)
  • VET 226 - Advanced K-9 Training (3)
  • VET 244 - Emergency and Critical Care (3)
  • VET 250 - AZEW Aquatics, Zoology, Exotics, and Wildlife † (3)
  • VET 260 - Wildlife Handling (3)
  • VET 270 - Ecology (3)
Notes:

VET electives do not fulfill the General Education electives requirements.

VET250 VET260 and VET270 denote a wildlife track. Completion of two of the three courses will qualify students to receive a letter of recognition stating that they have successfully completed additional studies in wildlife.

 

 

Update

The following update applies to the Associate of Science (AS) in Dental Hygiene degree program .

The fourth bullet point under “Admission Requirements ” should be replaced with the following:

  • 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 .”

The sixth bullet point under the paragraph that reads, “All applications for admission to the AS in Dental Hygiene program must be submitted to the Admissions Department. An admissions representative will help interested students to complete the following documentation” should be replaced with the following:

  • SAT or ACT score and pre-approved English language proficiency exam score (if applicable)

Correction

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

The second sentence of the first paragraphy under “Program Overview ”, Track II” should be replaced with the following (correction denoted in red):

The Track II program of study requires the satisfactory completion of 51 semester credit hours that includes 3 credit hours of general education, 42 credit hours of program-specific courses, and 6 credit hours of clinical training.

Update

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

The fourth bullet point under “Admission Requirements ” for Track I should be replaced with the following:

  • 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 .”

Updates

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

The second bullet point under “Admission Requirements ” for Track II should be replaced with the following:

  • 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 .”

The sixth bullet point under the paragraph that reads, “All applications for admission to the AS in Medical Laboratory degree program must be submitted to the Admissions Department. An admissions representative will help interested students to complete the following documentation” should be replaced with the following:

  • SAT, ACT, or Argosy University Entrance Exam score and pre-approved English language proficiency exam score (if applicable)

 Updates

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

The fourth bullet point under “Admission Requirements ” for Track I  should be replaced with the following:

  • 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 .”

The second bullet point under “Admission Requirements ” for Track II should be replaced with the following:

  • 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 .”

The sixth bullet point under the paragraph that reads, “An admissions representative will help interested applicants complete the following required documentation” should be replaced with the following:

  • SAT or ACT score and pre-approved English language proficiency exam score (if applicable)

Update

The following update applies to the Associate of Science (AS) in Radiation Therapy degree program .

“AS in Radiation Therapy Degree Program Optional Additional Course” should be inserted on the above referenced page after “Clinical Training Requirement”:

 
 
 

AS in Radiation Therapy Degree Program Optional Additional Course

Students enrolled in the AS in Radiation Therapy degree program may take an additional optional course that provides instruction in a specific area of radiation therapy. This course is not included in the total number of courses required for graduation. The optional radiation therapy course does not satisfy the general education elective requirements.

Optional Additional Course

  • RTH215 -Death and Dying (1)

Note:



RTH elective does not fulfill the General Education electives requirements.

 

Updates

The following updates apply to the Bachelor of Science (BS) in Medical Technology degree program .

The second bullet point under “Admission Requirements ” should be replaced with the following:

  • 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 .”

The sixth bullet point under the paragraph that reads, “All application for admission to the program must be submitted to the Admissions Department. An admissions representative will help interested students to complete the following documentation” should be replaced with the following:

  • Pre-approved English language proficiency exam score (if applicable)
Clarification and Update

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

Clarification (in red)

The third bullet point under “Admission Requirements ” should read as follows:

  • Minimum High School or College GPA as follows:
    •   For students with 12 or less 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
Update

The fourth bullet point under “Admission Requirements ” should be replaced with the following:

  • 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 .”

Clarification and Update

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

Clarification (in red)

The third bullet point under “Admission Requirements ” should read as follows:

  • Minimum High School or College GPA as follows:
    • For students with 12 or less 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
Update

The fourth bullet point under “Admission Requirements ” should be replaced with the following:

  • 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 .”

Clarification and Update

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

Clarification (in red)

The third bullet point under “Admission Requirements ” should read as follows:

  • Minimum High School or College GPA as follows:
    •   For students with 12 or less 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

The fourth bullet point under “Admission Requirements ” should be replaced with the following:

  • 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 .”

Correction

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

MGT302 Organizational Behavior should be replaced with MKT 302 Marketing  under “Business Core Requirements .” See below for corrected Business Core Requirements course list:

 

Business Core Requirements — Students Are Required to Take the Following

  • ACC 201 - Principles of Accounting (3)
  • ACC 202 - Principles of Management Accounting (3)
  • BUS 212 - Business Law and Corporate Ethics (3)
  • BUS 381 - Solutions-Focused Leadership (3)
  • BUS 423 - Business Psychology (3)
  • BUS 480 - Business Tactics and Execution (3)
  • BUS 499 - Business Policy and Strategic Solutions (3)
  • COM 301 - Negotiation and Conflict Resolution (3)
  • FIN 401 - Financial Management (3)
  • MGT 330 - Business Information Systems (3)
  • MGT 340 - Solutions-Focused Decision Making (3)
  • MGT 400 - Managing People for Performance (3)
  • MGT 402 - Project Management (3)
  • MGT 411 - Human Resource Management (3)
  • MKT302 – Marketing (3)

Business Core Requirements—45 Credit Hours

 

Correction

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

MKT433 Marketing Strategy and Implementation should be replaced with BUS 433 International Marketing  under “Marketing Concentration Requirements .” See below for corrected Marketing Concentration course list:

 

Marketing Concentration Requirements — Students Are Required to Take the Following

BUS 365 - Marketing, Sales and Channel Management (3)
BUS 433 – International Marketing (3)
MKT 431 - Consumer Behavior (3)
MKT 432 - Marketing Research and Analysis (3)

Marketing Concentration Requirements — 12 Credit Hours

 

Clarification and Update

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

Clarification (in red)

The third bullet point under “Admission Requirements ” should read as follows:

  • Minimum High School or College GPA as follows:
    • For students with 12 or less 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
Update

The fourth bullet point under “Admission Requirements ” should be replaced with the following:

  • 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 .”

Correction

The following correction applies to the Fundamentals of Management Certificate Program .

Argosy University, Chicago and Argosy University, Dallas should be removed from the list of campuses that offer the Fundamentals of Management Certificate Program.

See below for corrected list of offering campuses:

FUNDAMENTALS OF MANAGEMENT CERTIFICATE PROGRAM

Offering Campuses

Argosy University, Inland Empire; Argosy University, Los Angeles; Argosy University, Orange County; Argosy University, San Diego; Argosy University, San Francisco Bay Area; Argosy University, Schaumburg

Correction

The following correction applies to the Extended Fundamentals of Management Certificate Program .

Argosy University, Dallas should be added to the list of campuses that offer the Extended Fundamentals of Management Certificate Program.

See below for corrected list of offering campuses:

EXTENDED FUNDAMENTALS OF MANAGEMENT CERTIFICATE PROGRAM

Offering Campuses

Argosy University, Chicago; Argosy University, Dallas; Argosy University, Inland Empire; Argosy University, Los Angeles; Argosy University, Orange County; Argosy University, San Diego; Argosy University, San Francisco Bay Area; Argosy University, Schaumburg


Corrections to “Section Twelve, Course Listings” of the Argosy University Academic Catalog—Undergraduate Programs


 

Corrections to existing courses should be inserted on the pages indicated below. Where no prerequisites are noted, none are required for that course.

 

Correction

The course description for DEN 223 Clinic Refresher  should be added to Section Twelve, Undergraduate Course Listings  as follows:

 

DEN223 – Clinic Refresher

1-3 credit hours

This is a course set up for students to complete their clinical requirements. Some students need more time than others to complete the requirements. This course is available for 1, 2, or 3 credits depending on the student’s needs. 

 
Correction

 

The prerequisite for MAT 106 Quantitative Literacy  should be MAT 096 Mathematics Review I .

Correction

 

The prerequisite for MAT 109 General Education Mathematics  should be MAT 096 Mathematics Review I .

Correction

The prerequisite for MAT 112 General Education Statistics  should be MAT 096 Mathematics Review I .

 


Additions and Revisions to “Section Twelve, Course Listings” of the Argosy University Academic Catalog—Undergraduate Programs


New Undergraduate Courses

The new courses described below have been added to the available course offerings. Where no prerequisites are noted, none are required for that course.

Addition

BUS201 – Introduction to Business in a Technology World
3 credit hours(s)
This course introduces students to business principles, concepts, and theories while emphasizing the synergy and integration of business functions and applications. Topics covered include: Management, leadership, global competition, entrepreneurship, human resource management, marketing, accounting, finance, business technology, and economics.

Addition

CJA140 – Introduction to Corrections
3 credit hours(s)
This course analyzes the organizational structure and operations of public and private prison systems, including management philosophies, policies and procedures, performance expectations, safety and security practices, and offender behaviors. Issues associated with gender, culture, race, ethnicity, gang activity and criminal organizations within prison systems are also explored.

Addition

COM106 – Information Literacy and Communication
3 credit hours(s)
The course provides an introduction to effectively using technology and tools in an academic and professional setting. Students will utilize computer technology including word processing, spreadsheet, database, and presentation software as well as social technologies to effectively communicate the information to various audiences. There is also a focus on research skills, including learning how to develop and focus a research topic; how to create a strategy for finding information; how to use appropriate tools to identify and locate potential sources of information; and how to evaluate and cite information found.

Addition

DMS130–Sectional Anatomy for Sonographers
2 credit hour(s)
This elective course studies human anatomy in body planes. Correlation with sonographic and other imaging slices, and helps prepare students to understand the relationship between anatomical structures.
Prerequisite(s): BIO 110

Addition

FIN201 – Foundations of Building Wealth
3 credit hours(s)
This course provides an introduction to personal financial management. Emphasis will be on personal financial decision making, interpreting financial data, budget planning, risk management, retirement and estate planning. The basic financial concepts of time value of money, asset valuation and risk and return will be presented. Students will be introduced to the fundamental concepts, techniques and theories for making effective financial decisions.

Addition

HUM200 – Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
3 credit hours(s)
This course aims to strengthen students’ abilities to read and listen critically, and to identify, analyze and evaluate formal and informal arguments in professional and everyday discourse. Students will learn to distinguish valid from invalid arguments, identify bias and evaluate evidence in arguments, respond reflectively to arguments, and generate well formed arguments of their own. Emphasis will be placed on applying these skills to evaluating real world arguments and solving real world problems from a variety of points of view.

Addition

HUM201 – United States History
3 credit hours(s)
This course presents a broad survey of the major political and social developments from the time of Columbus to the Civil War through the reconstruction. Students will use primary source documents to explore broad historical, cultural, and contextual themes of several major historical events and individuals.

Addition

HUM215 – Diversity and World Cultures
3 credit hours(s)
This course focuses on human diversity from a cross-cultural perspective. It examines patterns of social organization, the family, economics, politics, religion, the arts, and language across world cultures, and the interconnected nature of these systems. The impact of globalization and cultural change is also analyzed.

Addition

HUM220 – Ethics and Social Justice
3 credit hours(s)
This course explores the topic of social justice in the context of ethical decision making. Students will learn about social justice, defined as equitable and just access to resources, with an emphasis on human rights, from both a theoretical and applied perspective. Students will apply ethical decision making theory to consider contemporary themes and public policies surrounding issues of social justice.

Addition

HUM225 – Art and Media Appreciation
3 credit hours(s)
This course introduces students to the arts through a thematic survey of art and media. Students will explore classical visual art, as well as film, architecture, theater and dance as art mediums. Students will learn to distinguish between different art forms, major art movements, as well as to associate major works with their movement and artist. Students will critically analyze various works of art both aesthetically, and in cultural and historical contexts.

Addition

MGT240 – Motivating and Managing People
3 credit hour(s)
This course will emphasize the core concepts of organizational behavior to help students gain knowledge and understanding of individual, group and organization behavior in modern businesses. The course covers individual behavior, team processes, knowledge management, diversity, cross cultural conflict, leadership, and motivation from both the management and employee’s perspectives.

Addition

MKT230 – Principles of Marketing
3 credit hour(s)
The course provides the fundamentals of marketing management in a dynamic organizational environment, including an analysis of such functions as product development, promotion, channels of distribution, and logistics. An introduction to the basic tools of marketing research is also provided.
Prerequisite(s): ENG101, PSY180
Corequisite(s): ENG101, PSY180

Addition

RTH215 -Death and Dying
1 credit hour(s)
This course provides an overview of issues related to death and dying. The dying process, hospice care, and coping mechanisms will be examined from both the patient’s and family members’ perspectives. The ethical and supportive role of the healthcare provider will also be examined.

Addition

SCI201 – Ecology and Environmental Sustainability
3 credit hours(s)
An introduction to the interrelationships of living things to each other and their environment. Students learn about plant and animal identification and behaviors as these relate to the important ecological concepts of habitat, ecosystem, biological communities, and dynamic balance. The roles of natural resources and impact of human activity are also considered.

Addition

SCI215 – Contemporary Applications of the Sciences
3 credit hours(s)
This course provides a survey of modern applications of the natural sciences, including: biology, chemistry, physics, and earth science. Students will apply basic scientific principles and theories to contemporary issues such as biotechnology, nanotechnology, sustainable energy production, and Internet technology. Students will also discuss technological and scientific advances in political, economic, and cultural contexts. Special emphasis will be placed on critical thinking and problem solving in applied settings.

Addition

SOC260 – The Global Environment and Public Health
3 credit hours(s)
This course investigates global environmental issues such as global warming, urban planning, forest ecosystems, mining, environmental migration, biological systems, and other public issues. An overview of the policy issues related to the environmental change and problems which affect human health are emphasized. Sustainable development methods for resolving environment and public health problems are also discussed.

Addition

VET113 -Veterinary Practice and Animal Shelter Management
3 credit hour(s)
This course covers the principles of veterinary practice and shelter management. Topics include the development of leadership and interpersonal skills, inventory control, accounting, human resource issues, marketing for veterinary practices and shelter and community programs, and understanding animal welfare laws and non-profit organization guidelines. Students must provide their own transportation to any off-campus tour sites.
Prerequisite(s): PSY180; VET110

Addition

VET145 -Veterinary Massage Therapy
3 credit hour(s)
This class will introduce the student to the history and theory of massage therapy. At the end of the semester, the student will be able to perform a complete massage on a canine patient. The class will concentrate primarily on small animal massage therapy with some discussion into other species.
Prerequisite(s): VET 100; VET 110

Addition

VET155 -Mathematics in the Veterinary Field
1 credit hour(s)
This course focuses on a study of practical mathematics skills as they are applied in the veterinary profession. Topics include: review of the metric system and basic drug and fluid therapy calculations. Students will gain familiarity with and confidence in mathematical calculations and formulas needed in the veterinary field.
Prerequisite(s): VET110 (or corequisite)
Corequisite(s): VET110 (or prerequisite)


Revised Undergraduate Courses

The course descriptions listed below have been revised. Where no prerequisites are noted, none are required for that course.

Update

PSY 301 – Children and Violence
3 credit hour(s)
This course enables students to gain an understanding of the issues resulting from children’s exposure to violence. Through a review of research, students learn about children as both victims and perpetrators of violence. Potential negative outcomes are addressed as well as protective factors, which help mitigate the effects. Best practices for designing prevention and intervention programs are discussed in the context of individual, community, psychological, and judicial realms. Students will also learn about ethical considerations when working with children involved in violence, as well as the importance of cultural sensitivity when intervening.

Update

PSY 304 - Human Sexuality
3 credit hour(s)
This course examines human sexuality as expressed in attitudes, beliefs, and behaviors, and the influence of physiological, psychological and sociocultural factors on sexuality. Research methods and theoretical perspectives on sexuality, including dysfunction and its treatment are also addressed.

Update

PSY 422 – Forensic Psychology
3 credit hour(s)
The purpose of this course is to review the various areas in which psychology intersects with the law and the criminal justice system. Students will gain an understanding of the judicial system, the role of mental health practitioners within the judicial system, and its use of social science research.

Update

PSY 494 – Substance Abuse Treatment in the Criminal Justice System
3 credit hour(s)
This course examines treatment and intervention approaches that are effective with the offenders in the criminal justice system. Topics include relationship of substance abuse and the criminal justice system, assessment techniques, treatment modalities, and monitoring offenders.


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 .

Academic Officers ” should be updated as indicated below in red:
 

 

Academic Officers
Kathryn Tooredman, PhD
Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs
and Chief Academic Officer


Leanne Wruck, PhD
Assistant Vice President
Academic Affairs


Kathryn Miller, EdD

Assistant Vice President
Academic Resources


Kate Noone, MM
Vice President
Online and Distance Learning


Cynthia Larson-Daugherty, EdD
Dean
College of Business


Cynthia Kuck, PhD
Dean
College of Education


Carol Tolson, PhD

Associate Dean
College of Education


Anita Varrati, EdD

National Chair, Educational Administration Program
College of Education
 

Kristin Benson, PsyD
Dean
College of Health Sciences


Michael Matters, PhD, MPH
National Chair, Master of Public Health Program
College of Health Sciences


Susan Sances, PsyD
Dean
College of Psychology and Behavioral Sciences


Stephen Lally, PhD, ABPP
Associate Dean, Clinical Psychology Accreditation
College of Psychology and Behavioral Sciences


Andrea Morrison, PhD
Associate Dean, Clinical Training
College of Psychology and Behavioral Sciences


Rukmani Jayaraman, PhD
Dean
College of Undergraduate Studies


 

 

 

 

 

Jan Tucker, PhD
Associate Dean, Business
College of Undergraduate Studies


Colleen Miron, PhD
Associate Dean, General Education and Liberal Arts
College of Undergraduate Studies


Mukul Bhalla, PhD
Associate Dean, Psychology
College of Undergraduate Studies

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Update

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

Administrative Officers ” should be updated as indicated below in red:

Eric Evenson, PsyD
Vice Chancellor for Operations

Kenneth C. Stevens, CPA, CMA
Vice President
Financial Operations


Carl DeAngelo
Regional Vice President Financial Operations
East Group


Jared Crandall, MBA
Regional Vice President Financial Operations
West Group


William Brown, PsyD
Group Vice President
East Group
  Michael J. Falotico, PsyD  
Group Vice President
West Group


 Jeff Cross, MBA   
Vice President
 Admissions  

Greg Berniard, MBA
Vice President
Human Resources


Daron V. Rodriguez
Vice President
Marketing
  Joyce Mullen
Vice President
Regulatory Affairs Operations, Education Management LL
C

Stephanie Thurston, MBA
Associate Vice President
Reporting and Strategic Development


Julie Johnson, MBA
Vice President
Student Services


Anne K. Dean
Senior Director
Communications

Update

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

Campus Administration ” should be replaced with the following:
 

 Campus Administration
 

Ronald Swanson, DEd
Campus President
Argosy University, Atlanta

 

Vacant  
Campus President
Argosy University, Nashville

 

Tom Dyer, EdD
Campus President
Argosy University, Seattle

Vacant
Campus President
Argosy University, Chicago

 

 

Deborah Markos, MS 
Campus President
Argosy University, Phoenix

 

 

Vacant
Campus President
Argosy University, Southern California


Ronald Hyson, PhD
Campus President
Argosy University, Dallas

 

David Tietjen, MBA
Campus President
Argosy University, Salt Lake City

 

Patricia Meredith, MA
Campus President
Argosy University, Tampa

Marcia Bankirer, PhD
Campus President
Argosy University, Denver

 

Craig Raleigh, MSM
Campus Director
Argosy University, San Diego

 

Scott Tjaden, PhD
Campus President
Argosy University, Twin Cities

Warren Evans, PhD
Campus President
Argosy University, Hawai’i

 

 Richard Boorom, PhD    
Campus President
Argosy University, San Francisco Bay Area

 

David Erekson, PhD
Campus President
Argosy University, Washington DC

Vacant
Campus Director
Argosy University, Inland Empire

 

 Sandra L. Wise, PhD   
Campus President
Argosy University, Sarasota

 

 

Valerie Curry, MBA
Campus Director
Argosy University, Los Angeles

 

James Chitwood, DM
Campus President
Argosy University, Schaumburg

 
 

 

 

Update

The following update applies to Appendix IV: Schedule of Tuition and Fees .

DMFT Internship Extension Administrative Fee should be added to the list of Program Related Fees. The cost is $100.00 and is charged with registration for MF7801-EX1, MF7801-EX2, MF7801-EX3, MF7801-EX4, and MF7801-EX5.

Update

The following update applies to Appendix IV: Schedule of Tuition and Fees .

The following should added to the list of Graduate Programs (Doctoral Level) under “Digital Resource Fees, All Campuses Except Online”:

 

Program

Total Credit Hours Total Courses Digital Resource Fee Total Digital Resource Fees
Doctor of Education in Higher and Postsecondary Education 60 20 $95.00 $1,900.00
Education Specialist in Higher and Postsecondary Education 36 12 $95.00 $1,140.00

 

Update

The following update applies to Appendix V: Argosy University Campus Locations .

The new address for Argosy University, Inland Empire is 3401 Centre Lake Drive, Suite 200, Ontario, CA 91761-1201. The new phone number is 909.472.0800.