Addendum 2019-2020

This document serves as an addendum to the 2019-2020 Presentation College Catalog. It should be noted that these policies and procedures outlined herein are in addition to any and all applicable policies in the 2019-2020 Catalog.

Section:  ACADEMIC POLICIES

ACTIVE DUTY

A student who is a member, or the spouse of a member if the member has a dependent child, of the national guard or reserve forces of the United States and who is ordered to state military service or federal service of duty has the following options:

  1. Withdraw from the student's entire registration and receive a full refund of tuition and mandatory fees.
  2. Make arrangements with the student's instructors for course grades, or for incompletes that shall be completed by the student at a later date. If such arrangements are made, the student's registration shall remain intact and tuition and mandatory fees shall be assessed for the courses in full.

Readmission of service members

Presentation College must promptly readmit a service member with the same academic status as he had when last attending the school or accepted for admission to the school. This requirement applies to any student who cannot attend school due to military service.

The student must notify Presentation College via the Registrar's Office of the student's military service and intention to return to school as follows:

Notification of military service. The student (or an appropriate officer of the armed forces or official of the Department of Defense) must give oral or written notice of such service to the Registrar's Office as far in advance as is reasonable under the circumstances. This notice does not have to indicate whether the student intends to return to the school and may not be subject to any rule of timeliness. (Timeliness must be determined by the facts in each case.) Alternatively, at the time of readmission, the student may submit an attestation of military service that necessitated the student’s absence from the school. No notice is required if precluded by military necessity, such as service in operations that are classified or would be compromised by such notice.

Notification of intent to return to Presentation College. The student must also give oral or written notice of the student's intent to return to Presentation College within three years after the completion of the period of service. A student who is hospitalized or convalescing due to an illness or injury incurred or aggravated during the performance of service must notify the school within two years after the end of the period needed for recovery from the illness or injury. A student who fails to apply for readmission within these periods does not automatically forfeit eligibility for readmission but is subject to Presentation College’s established leave of absence policy and general practices.

Presentation College must promptly readmit the student into the next class or classes in the program beginning after the student provides notice of intent to re-enroll, unless the student requests a later date or unusual circumstances require the school to admit the student at a later date. This requirement supersedes state law—for example, a school must readmit a qualifying service member to the next class even if that class is at the maximum enrollment level set by the state.

Presentation College must admit the student with the same academic status, which means

  • to the same program to which the student was last admitted or, if that exact program is no longer offered, the program that is most similar to that program, unless she chooses a different program;
  • at the same enrollment status, unless the student wants to enroll at a different enrollment status;
  • with the same number of credit hours or clock hours previously completed, unless the student is readmitted to a different program to which the completed credit hours or clock hours are not transferable, and
  • with the same academic standing (e.g., with the same satisfactory academic progress status) the student previously had.

If the student is readmitted to the same program, for the first academic year in which the student returns, Presentation College must assess the tuition and fee charges that the student was or would have been assessed for the academic year during which the student left the school. However, if the student's veterans education benefits or other service member education benefits will pay the higher tuition and fee charges that other students in the program are paying for the year, the school may assess those charges to the student as well.

If the student is admitted to a different program, and for subsequent academic years for a student admitted to the same program, the school must assess no more than the tuition and fee charges that other students in the program are assessed for that academic year.

The cumulative length of the absence and of all previous absences from the school for military service may not exceed five years. Only the time the student spends actually performing service is counted. Refer to FSA Guidance, p. 2-73, for further information: https://ifap.ed.gov/fsahandbook/attachments/1819FSAHbkVol2Ch3.pdf