Sufficient Course Progress – SCP-PL-0814

Filed under General University Policies

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 3 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 – SRP-PL-0915

Filed under General University Policies

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

Filed under General University Policies

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 – SIV-PL-0311

Filed under General University Policies

Student Identity Verification Legal Basis for Identity Verification Based on the United States Federal Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA), Public Law 110-315, and in compliance with DETC 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… Read more »

Student Conduct – STC-PL-0211

Filed under General University Policies

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

Filed under General University Policies

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 – SCH-PL-0516

Filed under General University Policies

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 6-week ABTU courses.

Satisfactory Academic Progress – SAP-PL-0119

Filed under General University Policies

Satisfactory Academic Progress  In order to become an ABTU graduate, a student must meet certain academic standards.   There are two standards of measurement used to evaluate satisfactory academic progress (SAP): “qualitative,” which means overall GPA—the quality of one’s grades, and “quantitative,”—the quantity of courses completed, which means successfully completing at least 67% of the attempted… Read more »

Returning Student – RET-PL-1211

Filed under General University Policies

Returning Student A student who has withdrawn and wishes to return to ABTU, may do so as long as he/she is in good academic and financial standing. A student who wishes to re-enroll within 180 days of the last attendance need not complete a new enrollment agreement. A student returning within the same payment period… Read more »

Request for High School Transcripts or Equivalent – HST-PL-0415

Filed under General University Policies

Providing the University with acceptable proof of high school completion or receipt of a GED is the student’s responsibility. Validating documents can be an official high school transcript or diploma, verification of state GED, or DD214 indicating high school completion or equivalent. The student must self-certify high school completion by providing the school’s name, city, state, and year of… Read more »