Student Identity Verification

Filed under General University Policies

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

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

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 ABTU credit hour courses which… Read more »

Satisfactory Academic Progress

Filed under General University Policies

Satisfactory Academic Progress  Credit Hour Programs 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%… 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Returning Student A student who has withdrawn and wishes to return to ABTU, may do so as long as he/she is in good academic and financial standing.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

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 »

Refund of Tuition

Filed under General University Policies

The ABTU Refund Policy is also in the University Catalog Refund of Tuition Policy  ABTU’s refund policy conforms to the standards set by the Missouri Department of Higher Education & Workforce Development (MDHEWD) and Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC).  ABTU uses a time-based Refund Policy with a refund schedule for all credit hour courses, and another refund schedule for all… Read more »

Proctored Examinations

Filed under General University Policies

Proctored Examinations Degree Programs In an effort to protect the integrity of ABTU’s degree programs, our graduates, as well as the realm of online education, ABTU degree seeking students are required to complete periodic proctored final exams, which are appropriately spaced throughout the duration of the program. The table below indicates the number of proctored exams… Read more »

Official Transcripts – TRA-PL-1015

Filed under General University Policies

Official Transcripts All transcripts that contain a signature, seal, certification, or any other image or mark required to validate the authenticity of the document will be maintained in its original hard copy in the student’s file or in an imaged media format. ABTU may maintain a record in an imaged media format only if the… Read more »