How to Apply? (In a Nutshell)
We have a three step admissions process:
1- Online submission of basic information. Please click Admissions Step 1 – Basic Information Form.
2- Written application, we will send the form to you, please fill it out and send it back to us.
3- We will contact you to schedule an in school interview with our faculty if you live nearby.
Applications & Admissions
The University seeks mature, capable students who have the preparation and motivation needed to accomplish their academic and professional goals. In addition, it is expected that successful applicants will demonstrate a commitment to and a passion for their chosen field of study.
Admission decisions are based upon both objective and subjective criteria. An applicant’s previous academic record is an important predictor of his or her ability to succeed at the University. Previous work experience in the selected field of study may also be taken into consideration. Personal and/or professional letters of recommendation are included in the process. Finally, a personal interview with a university administrator is required of all resident applicants.
The University welcomes all adult learners and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, disability, gender or in any other way in its policies, practices, or procedures involving applicants, learners, faculty, staff and the public. Please note, however, that the University reserves the right to refuse admission to anyone the University believes does not meet its academic standards.
- Applications for admission to the University may be submitted at any time. However, the actual start of classes must coincide with the start of each semester. The admission adviser will assist the student in developing a schedule of classes each year.
- The prospective student wishing to apply for classes should contact the Admissions Office for an application and for information concerning enrollment. The prospective student must request that official transcripts be sent from all previous colleges attended. These transcripts must be official, must be sent to the Admissions Office at the University. Each applicant is advised that many institutions require several weeks to process a request to issue a transcript. The University understands that for some international applicants, unofficial transcripts are difficult to obtain. If unofficial transcripts are unavailable, notarized copies are acceptable.
- After the application materials have been completed and submitted, and transcripts received by the University, residents applicants should schedule an interview with the Dean of the School according to the School to which he or she is applying. Following the interview, the Evaluation Committee will receive the results of the interview and all admission materials to determine the admissibility of the applicant.
- If the applicant is accepted for admission, an acceptance letter will be sent to the applicant with an enrollment date. The student may enroll on that date or after that date and begin study at the University. If the applicant is not accepted the Admissions Office will send a letter to the applicant informing him or her of the decision, stating why the qualifications are deficient. A remedial plan is usually offered to encourage the student to continue in his or her quest for knowledge.
Students are expected to attend all scheduled classes. Absence from classes may have an adverse effect upon a student’s grade. Each instructor is expected to outline the attendance requirements at the beginning of the course and to include these requirements in the syllabus given to students.
Students are only allowed 3 days without approval from faculty. Students who are absent more than 3 days in two or more classes will have to meet with the Academic Dean and may face suspension for non-attendance.
All students are required to attend all classes, except in extreme extenuating circumstances. Excusable circumstances include illness, injury, childbirth, or other serious events. Students must furnish the school with documentation (for example, a note from a physician) following an excusable absence.
Students who are fifteen (15) minutes late for class must wait until a break to join the class. Three (3) instances of tardiness are also counted as an absence. All students must have 75% attendance of all courses, regardless of the nature of the absences. Those students who fail to maintain satisfactory class attendance in any subject will not be permitted to take the final exam in that particular subject.
If attendance fails to improve, the Director, at his/her discretion, may dismiss a student for unsatisfactory attendance. If a student has failed to attend class for 21 calendar days he/she will be withdrawn from the program.
Due to the enhanced policy that was adopted by Department of Homeland Security in the aftermath of Boston Bomb Incident, it is herein notified as follows.
- In the event of three or more “UNEXCUSED” absences within a single quarter or semester, our school is instructed to report it to Department of Homeland Security.
- Likewise, mere acts of signing the class attendance sheet without actually attending the classes will be automatically reported to Department of Homeland Security.
Leave of Absence
Students wishing to take a leave of absence from the University at any time during a semester must secure approval from the Dean by submitting a written request in person or by certified mail.
A student may be granted a leave of absence not to exceed a total of 180 calendar days in a 12 month period. If a student does not return at the expiration of a leave, the withdrawal policy will apply.
Refunds & Cancellations
Student’s Right to Cancel
- You have the right to cancel your agreement for a program of instruction, without any penalty or obligations, through attendance at the first class session or the seventh calendar day after enrollment, whichever is later. After the end of the cancellation period, you also have the right to stop school at any time; and you have the right to receive a pro rata refund if you have completed 60 percent or less of the scheduled days in the current payment period in your program through the last day of attendance.
- Cancellation may occur when the student provides a written notice of cancellation at the following address: 2007 East Compton Boulevard, Compton, California 90221. This can be done by mail or by hand delivery.
- The written notice of cancellation, if sent by mail, is effective when deposited in the mail properly addressed with proper postage.
- The written notice of cancellation need not take any particular form and, however expressed, it is effective if it shows that the student no longer wishes to be bound by the Enrollment Agreement.
- If the Enrollment Agreement is cancelled the school will refund the student any money he/she paid, less an application fee not to exceed $250.00 and within 45 days after the notice of cancellation is received.
Withdrawal from the Program
You may withdraw from the school at any time after the cancellation period (described above) and receive a pro rata refund if you have completed 60 percent or less of the scheduled days in the current payment period in your program through the last day of attendance. The refund will be less an application fee not to exceed $250.00. If the student has completed more than 60% of the period of attendance for which the student was charged, the tuition is considered earned and the student will receive no refund.
For the purpose of determining a refund under this section, a student shall be deemed to have withdrawn from a program of instruction when any of the following occurs:
- The student notifies the institution of the student’s withdrawal or as of the date of the student’s withdrawal, whichever is later.
- The institution terminates the student’s enrollment for failure to maintain satisfactory progress; failure to abide by the rules and regulations of the institution; absences in excess of maximum set forth by the institution; and/or failure to meet financial obligations to the School.
- The student has failed to attend class for 21 calendar days.
- Failure to return from a leave of absence.
For the purpose of determining the amount of the refund, the date of the student’s withdrawal shall be deemed the last date of recorded attendance. The amount owed equals the daily charge for the program (total institutional charge, minus non-refundable fees, divided by the number of days in the program), multiplied by the number of days scheduled to attend, prior to withdrawal. For the purpose of determining when the refund must be paid, the student shall be deemed to have withdrawn at the end of 21 calendar days.
For programs beyond the current “payment period,” if you withdraw prior to the next payment period, all charges collected for the next period will be refunded. If any portion of the tuition was paid from the proceeds of a loan or third party, the refund shall be sent to the lender, third party or, if appropriate, to the state or federal agency that guaranteed or reinsured the loan. Any amount of the refund in excess of the unpaid balance of the loan shall be first used to repay any student financial aid programs from which the student received benefits, in proportion to the amount of the benefits received, and any remaining amount shall be paid to the student.
If the student has received federal student financial aid funds, the student is entitled to a refund of moneys not paid from federal student financial aid program funds.
Student Tuition Recovery Fund
You must pay the state-imposed assessment for the Student Tuition Recovery Fund (STRF) if all of the following applies to you:
- You are a student in an educational program, who is a California resident, or are enrolled in a residency program, and prepay all or part of your tuition either by cash, guaranteed student loans, or personal loans, and
- Your total charges are not paid by any third-party payer such as an employer, government program or other payer unless you have a separate agreement to repay the third party.
You are not eligible for protection from the STRF and you are not required to pay the STRF assessment, if either of the following applies:
- You are not a California resident, or are not enrolled in a residency program, or
- Your total charges are paid by a third party, such as an employer, government program or other payer, and you have no separate agreement to repay the third party.
The State of California created the Student Tuition Recovery Fund (STRF) to relieve or mitigate economic losses suffered by students in educational programs who are California residents, or are enrolled in a residency program, attending certain schools regulated by the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education.
You may be eligible for STRF if you are a California resident or are enrolled in a residency program, prepaid tuition, paid the STRF assessment, and suffered an economic loss as a result of any of the following:
- The school closed before the course of instruction was completed.
- The school’s failure to pay refunds or charges on behalf of a student to a third party for license fees or any other purpose, or to provide equipment or materials for which a charge was collected within 180 days before the closure of the school.
- The school’s failure to pay or reimburse loan proceeds under a federally guaranteed student loan program as required by law or to pay or reimburse proceeds received by the school prior to closure in excess of tuition and other cost.
- There was a material failure to comply with the Act or this Division within 30 days before the school closed or, if the material failure began earlier than 30 days prior to closure, the period determined by the Bureau.
- An inability after diligent efforts to prosecute, prove, and collect on a judgment against the institution for a violation of the Act.