Tuition and Fees

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The total cost for ABTU programs consists of two components, tuition and the course materials fee.  To provide all ABTU students with a simple pricing structure, all semester credit hour (SCH) bearing courses, regardless of program level, have the same tuition cost per credit hour, as well as the same cost for course materials.  Any… Read more »

Transfer of Credits

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TRA-PL-0113   Transfer of Credits At ABTU, every effort is made to ensure students receive the maximum amount of applicable transfer credits, and also that top-quality programs and courses are presented to our students.  The University seeks to achieve academic excellence and ensure the substantial content of each ABTU course.  When attempting to transfer ABTU credits… Read more »

Sufficient Course Progress – SCP-PL-0814

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Sufficient Course Progress A student must maintain sufficient progress through the midpoint of the course in order to maintain enrollment beyond the mid-term. ABTU will check a student’s progress through the first 4 weeks of the course, to ensure they are making sufficient weekly progress through the course. If the student fails to meet the… Read more »

Student Records & Privacy

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Student Records & Privacy The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) ABTU complies with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA) which requires ABTU to allow students to review and request changes to the student’s education records maintained by ABTU, notify students at least annually of this inspection right, and maintain… Read more »

Student Inquiries – STI-PL-0211

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Student Inquiries   Students’ inquiries related to the curriculum are addressed to the instructors. Questions related to academics and advising are addressed to the Dean of the College. Inquiries related to administrative services are addressed to the Registrar. Staff members should strive to respond to students’ inquiries and questions promptly. All inquiries should be answered… Read more »

Student Identity Verification

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Legal Basis for Identity Verification Based on the United States Federal Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA), Public Law 110-315, and in compliance with DEAC standards, ABTU has processes in place through which we establish that the student who registers in a distance education course or program is the same student who participates in and completes… Read more »

Student Conduct – STC-PL-0211

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Student Conduct   ABTU online students are expected to conduct themselves in an honest and appropriate manner, to act responsibly and in accordance with good taste, to observe ABTU’s regulations as well as all municipal, state and federal laws. Students are to respect the rights of others. Although ABTU lectures are online, traditional classroom conduct… Read more »

Solicitations – SOL-PL-0211

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Solicitations     The following activities are prohibited at all times:   Solicitation from students towards ABTU staff or faculty Solicitation by students in the classroom, on the web, or by contacting other students, faculty, or staff via any means of communication.   ABTU’s policy prohibits any and all types of solicitation in working areas,… Read more »

Semester Credit Hour Measurement

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Semester Credit Hour Measurement ABTU adheres to the Carnegie formula for credit hours.  The Carnegie formula states that one (1) credit hour per semester equals 15 contact hours plus 30 hours of outside study and preparation.  This is comparable to the educational industry standard. This standard is applied to all ABTU credit hour courses which… Read more »