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ADMISSION POLICIES
See ''UNIVERSITY POLICIES'' page for detailed Academic Policies :

Entrance Requirements :
Entrance in any of our training programs requires that prospective students possess a high school diploma or its equivalent, and achieve an average grade of 70 in entrance tests given by The University of America in English, Spelling, and Basic Mathematics. Each person is accepted only if, in the school's opinion, such individual has the possibility of success in the chosen objective.

A. Enrollment Policy :
Students may enroll on any day school is in session.

B. Credit Evaluation Policy :
This institution will inquire about each veteran or eligible person’s previous education and training, and request transcripts from all prior institutions, including military training, traditional college coursework and vocational training. Previous transcripts will be evaluated and credit will be granted, as appropriate. The veteran or eligible person and DVA will be notified of the evaluation result. (NOTE: ALL PRIOR TRAINING MUST BE EVALUATED.)

C. Attendance Policies :
1. Absence - Absence will be considered excused under the following circumstances: illness, death, or birth in the immediate family, and other valid reasons substantiated in writing and at the discretion of the school director. All other absences will be considered unexcused.
2. Tardiness - Tardiness is a disruption of a good learning environment and is to be discouraged. Tardiness without legitimate reason on two occasions in one class will be considered as one unexcused absence.
3. Interruption for Unsatisfactory Attendance - Students who have not maintained the required minimum attendance average of 80 percent class will be placed on probation for one month. If the student does not improve the attendance average to the required minimum by the end of the probationary period, the student will be terminated from the training program. Student will be notified accordingly.
4. Cutting classes - Cutting of classes will be considered as unexcused absences.
5. Make-Up Work - Make-up work may be required for any absence. However, hours of make-up work cannot be accepted as hours of class attendance.
6. Leave of Absence - Written requests for leaves of absence will be considered and such leaves may be granted to students at the discretion of the university.

Grades and Grade Point Averages

Each course is given a final grade with the number of quality points per credit hour assigned as follows:

Grade Significance Quality Points Percentage
A Distinction 4.0 95-100
A- Excellent 3.67 90-94.99
B+ Very Good 3.33 87-89.99
B Good 3.00 84-86.99
B- Satisfactory 2.67 80-83.99
c+ Average 2.33 77-79.99
c Passing 2.00 74-76.99
c- Failure 1.67 70-73.99
D+ 1.33 67-69.99
D 1.00 64-66.99
D- 0.67 60-63.99
F 0.00 < 59.99

The credits will be counted only once, and the grade earned the second time will supersede the earlier grade. The record of the earlier grade will remain on the transcript, although it will not enter into the computation of the grade point average. A grade of Incomplete is given to course work that is not completed within the prescribed course time limits. An "I" is computed as an "F" for determining grade point average. Students may repeat courses in order to earn a higher grade and more quality points. Courses may be repeated only once.

Scholastic Honors

To encourage excellence and high academic achievement by The University of America students, the following categories of scholastic honors are recognized for students enrolled in the degree program. In order to qualify for any of the categories, a student must complete a minimum of four courses in one calendar year (January through December).

  • President's Honor Roll 4.00
  • Dean's List 3.50 to 3.99
  • Honor Roll 3.20 to 3.49.

Graduation honors are awarded for academic work performed by the student during his undergraduate program. The baccalaureate degree will be conferred as follows:

  • Summa cum Laude 3.90 or above
  • Magna cum Laude 3.75 to 3.89
  • Cum Laude 3.60 to 3.74

The grade point calculation is made on all credits earned from The l University of America and transfer credits through specific enrollment in the degree program in order to qualify for graduation honors.

2. Grade Average required for certifying completion of a courseis a passing grade of 70 percent. Upon successful completion, the appropriate degree, diploma or certificate will be awarded.

1. Conditions for interruption for unsatisfactory progress:

When the grade average of a student is unsatisfactory (below 70 percent) for a calendar month, the student will be placed on probation. If, during the next month the student's grade average is still unsatisfactory, the student will be interrupted and the VA will be promptly notified.

1. Condition for re-enrollment:

Re-enrollment or re-entrance will be approved only after evidence is shown to the director's satisfaction that conditions that caused the interruption for unsatisfactory progress have been rectified.

E. Conduct Policy

Students shall at all time when on the school premises conduct themselves in an orderly and considerate manner, and shall appear for classes in a sober and receptive condition. Violation of this condition is a just cause for dismissal.

F. Refund Policy

This school has and maintains a policy for the refund of the unused portion of tuition, fees and other charges in the event the veteran or eligible person fails to enter the course or withdraws, or is discontinued there from at any time prior to the completion. The amount charged to the veteran or eligible person for tuition, fees, and other charges does not exceed the approximate pro rata portion of the total charges for tuition, fees and other charges and that the length of the completed portion of the course should bear to its total length.

THE UNIVERSITY`S INSTRUCTIONAL SCHEDULE:
For All Programs:

Programs are offered via distance-learning as well as on campus:

A. Training is offered on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays depending on how many students registered for the full- time class room programs, at the moment university class room instructions are offered only on Tuesdays, Wednesday and Thursdays. This schedules changes from time to time.

B. Class periods meet on the following schedule:
Lecture: 11:30 - 2:30 a.m. Break: 1:00 - 1:10 p.m.
Lab: 1:11 – 2:00 p.m.
Lunch:  2:00 – 2:30 p.m.
Lecture/Discussion:            2:30 – 4; 30 p.m.
Second evening  lecture ;   5pm - 7.30 pm 
Third  lecture;                      9pm – 12; 30 am 

Instructional hours
Net instructional hours are 6 clock hours per day, 5 days per week, 30 clock hours per week, for 36 weeks, for a total training period of 1080 clock hours.

Holidays - : UA is closed for the following holidays and/or vacation time:
1. Presidents' Day,
2. Independence Day,
3. Memorial Day,
4. Thanksgiving and Friday after Thanksgiving,
5. two weeks for Christmas
6. and New Year's.