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Academic Policies Overview

Our academic policies are in place to protect your rights and the rights of others attending Summit University Online.

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Academic Policies Overview

Our academic policies are in place to protect your rights and the rights of others attending Summit University Online.

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Absence from Program

Students in all certificate programs or taking individual courses for credit who do not complete any course credits in six semesters (three years) are required to submit an essay explaining their absence and why they are now ready to continue their SU program studies. They may also be asked to speak with an SU representative. […]

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Academic Integrity Guidelines

Summit University asks its students to abide by guidelines of academic integrity when completing assigned work. Written work is a significant part of our assessment process. When submitting written work and forum responses, you must use your original words. Copying the words, ideas or images of others (from web sites, books, other students, etc.), and […]

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Billing and Payment Options

Summit University’s invoicing system provides credit and audit students with a complete breakdown of tuition and fees. Students are able to register for courses and pay their tuition and fees separately. Invoices will show tuition as separate from fees, such as tech support fees and textbook fees.  All students are required to pay the full […]

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Changing Student Status

Change of Status Option There may be occasions when an enrolled student wants to change status from for-credit to audit status or vice versa. The policy for change of status is explained below. Changing Status from For-Credit to Audit For-credit students who have paid in full and who no longer want to submit assignments for […]

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Credits and Course Load

Current certification programs require 18 credits of study. Courses are delivered based on a part-time study schedule; full-time options are not currently available. Students who wish to complete their program in three semesters should take an average of six credits a semester. To maintain a balanced pace and course load, all students are encouraged to […]

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Deferring Courses

From time to time, students find it necessary to postpone the completion of a class or classes during a semester due to personal hardships.  In the past, a student could simply defer a class at any point in the semester without financial or transcript penalty.  However, in order to help maintain the academic standards of […]

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Graduation Requirements

For certificate programs, in order to graduate and receive a certificate for successful completion, students are required to: Satisfactorily complete all course components Have a C average at time of program completion Satisfy all financial obligations Receive final approvals by the Graduation Committee  

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Grievance Procedure

Grievances may include, but are not limited to, complaints regarding fees, academic preparation, mentoring, grades and evaluations, dismissal procedures and instructors. If a disagreement occurs, students should first speak to their instructor and attempt to resolve the difference. Grievances that cannot be resolved directly between student and teacher should be submitted in writing to the […]

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