General Admissions Requirements and Procedures
Applicants for admission to programs shall be admitted on the basis of:
- High school diploma, High School Equivalency (TASC/GED, etc.), or home school credentials or other evidence of successful secondary education completion that is permitted or recognized by the state.
Verification of successful secondary education completion is made by securing of independent and substantiating documentation or a signed attestation on the student’s enrollment agreement only when permissible by the institution’s accrediting body.
- Required technology (See Online Course/Distance Education > Resource and Equipment Requirements in this catalog for specific technology requirement.) and computer skills for students applying for online
- Specific programs may have additional admissions requirements. Refer to the specific program sections of this catalog for those requirements.
- The Institution does not currently accept students that either reside in or are living in the following states and U.S. territories: California, New York, Massachusetts, Guam, Puerto Rico.
- Factors that may limit the ability of the student to complete all necessary graduation requirements and/or factors that may negatively impact the graduate’s ability to obtain meaningful employment in field. Examples of such factors include, but are not limited to:
- family and/or other personal obligations, such as responsibility for minor children in situations where the applicant does not have adequate childcare assistance,
- lack of a reliable car or other means of transportation to enable the applicant to attend all classes and, after graduation, commute to places of potential employment,
- Criminal record that would inhibit the applicant’s ability to complete the program and/or obtain employment in the field,
- Lack of intent to seek employment in field or seek other benefit related to the training upon completion of program
Individuals interested in one of the Institution’s programs are to (1) Meet with a school representative. (2) Acquire and complete an Application for Admission. Applications for admission may be obtained from the Registrar or the admissions staff. (3) Receive admissions decision. (4) Complete and sign the enrollment agreement, remit the respective program fees (See Statement of Tuition and Fees for program of interest.), and fill out any other form or provide any other documentation the Institution may deem necessary. In addition, applicants for some healthcare programs must have on file any required immunizations, clearances, or other documentation prior to attending externships or clinicals.
Acceptance of applicants is also subject to minimum and maximum class size and academic scheduling requirements. Acceptance for admission indicates only that the applicant meets the minimum acceptance requirements. Applicants should not assume acceptance is an express or implicit guarantee or a representation of the likelihood of academic or career success or ability of the applicant to achieve the applicant’s goals.
Accommodations for Disabilities
Applicants needing an accommodation for a disability must make a written request to the Registrar at the time of acceptance indicating the nature and extent of the disability and specific accommodation requested.
Applicants may apply for admission any time prior to the starting date of the term for which the applicant desires admission. At the discretion of the Registrar and subject to maximum class sizes, the applicant may register late after the start of classes, so long as admissions requirements are met and all required documentation is on file.
Cancellation of Enrollment
All students enroll subject to their right to cancel their enrollment during their first term as provided for in their enrollment agreement. In addition, the Institution reserves the right to exercise professional judgment to cancel the student’s enrollment when it deems such action to be in the best interest of the Institution or the student. When a student’s enrollment is canceled without cause, the student will not be penalized either academically or financially. That is, the student will not receive withdrawals or failing grades, no academic records will be maintained, and any tuition already paid will be refunded. The legal obligation to follow the institution’s Dispute Resolution Procedure survives cancellation of the student’s enrollment.
Admission to: RN to BSN
- Admission to WVJC School of Nursing
- Unencumbered RN Nursing License
- Graduated from an accredited institution recognized by US Department of Education
- Official Transcripts demonstrating a “B” or better in all core nursing courses in the Associate of Nursing Degree
- Current Resume
Admission to: Nursing
Consideration for admission to the Nursing Program is based on the following:
- All Applicants
- Nursing Program Application and related components (includes fee)
- Entrance exam results
- Interview with the College Representative
- MeetsTEASrequirements (Reading-60, Math-60, Science-50, English-55)
*Refer to the Nursing Program Admission Packet for more information.
Individuals interested in the nursing program are to follow these procedures: (1) Attend the Institution’s nursing information session. (2) Take the Nursing Entrance Exam. (3) Apply to the nursing program. (4) Interview with a campus representative. (5) Receive notification of admission decision. (6) Complete enrollment paperwork financial planning, and submit seat fee. (7) Complete required screening, immunizations, background checks, and acquire supplies.
- No Guarantee of Admission – Admission to the nursing program is highly Submission and completion of the minimum admission requirements does NOT guarantee admittance to the program.
- Licensure Eligibility – Requirements to become a registered nurse are evolving as the practice of nursing evolves. Generally, the requirements are becoming more stringent. Before starting classes, you should go to your state nursing board website (WVBON website address is: http://wvrnboard.wv.gov) to review and confirm that you can meet the eligibility requirements to become a registered Be advised that the requirements may change between the time that you can begin school and the time you graduate and apply to become a registered nurse. Any condition that could impair your ability to carry out nursing functions may disqualify you from eligibility to become a registered nurse. This could include mental, emotional, physical, or other conditions. You should also be aware that, any abuse of legal drugs or use of illegal drugs will be a basis for disqualification. You may be tested for inappropriate drug use while in school, as a condition to participate in clinical rotations at some sites, and prior to receiving your nursing license. Once licensed, you may be required to be tested for inappropriate drug use as a condition of employment. (The College makes no representations, suggestions or warranties that any student is or will be eligible for licensure. This is the sole responsibility and authority of the WVBON.)
Nursing Re-Admission Requirements
If you are considered a student under the Student Re-Admission definition, then the following applies:
The WVJC policy for re-admission implies that the student will be admitted under the current catalog and therefore the current curriculum and policies. If a student withdraws from WVJC, or if a student should be suspended for any reason, re-admission may be gained by meeting the following requirements:
- Be interviewed by Admissions and complete an application for readmission.
- Meet the general requirements for admission into the Nursing Program.
- Re-enroll in any course which had not been completed satisfactorily as outlined in the Institution’s catalog.
- Meet all re-admission requirements contained in the Nursing Program Student Handbook.
Re-admission is not guaranteed. The student’s application for re-admission will be evaluated along with the other current applications.
Re-Admission to Nursing from other West Virginia Junior College or East Ohio College Campuses
1. A student is ONLY permitted to re-enroll twice among all West Virginia Junior College or East Ohio College campuses.
2. If a student fails to complete the nursing program after the second re-enrollment, he/she must wait 1 year (12 months) before applying for re-admission to the nursing program. If the applicant is granted re-admission, the student will begin the program from the beginning and must re-take all nursing courses.
3. Extenuating circumstances may be considered by the President and Program Director.
Admission to: Medical Coding
In addition to the General Admissions Requirements, admission to the Medical Coding program is based on following:
- Interview with the Program Director
Individuals interested in the Medical Coding program are to follow these procedures:
(1) Interview with a Campus Representative. (2) Complete application. (3) Submit essay. (4) Receive notification of admission decision.
Admission to: Pharmacy Technician
In addition to the General Admissions Requirements, admission to the Pharmacy Technician program(s) is based on following:
- Entrance Exam Results
- Background Check
- Urine Drug Screen
- Interview with Program Director
IMPORTANT: Submission and completion of the minimum admission requirements does NOT guarantee admittance to the program. Random urine drug screens may be conducted at any time during your program.
Individuals interested in the Pharmacy Technician program(s) are to follow these procedures: (1) Interview with admissions (2) Complete Application (3) Complete the Math & English Proficiency Exam. (4) Interview with the Pharmacy Technician Program Director or qualified Pharmacy Technician designated individual. (5) Pass a background check. (6) Pass a Urine Drug Screen. (7) Receive notification of admission decision.
Admission to: Cybersecurity
In addition to General Admissions Requirements, admissions to the Cybersecurity program(s) is based on the following:
- Essay Review and Submission
- Panel Interview with the Program Director and designated faculty member(s)
- Pass a Background Check
IMPORTANT: Submission and completion of the minimum admission requirements does NOT guarantee admittance to the program. The Program Director’s admissions decisions are final. Individuals interested in this program are to follow these procedures: (1) Interview with a Campus Representative. (2) Complete application. (3) Complete Essay Review and Submission (4) Pass a background check (5) Interview with the Program Director and designated faculty member(s) (6) Receive notification of admission decision.
|Cybersecurity recommended technical requirements:
|16GB ram recommended
|16 GB ram recommended
|256GB SSD recommended
|256GB SSD recommended
Dual monitor configuration recommended
|Intel Chipset (not Apple M1/M2) – for virtual box compatibility.
|Dual monitor configuration recommended
Admission to: Dental Assisting
In addition to the General Admissions Requirements, admission to the Dental Assisting program(s) is based on the following:
- Urine Drug Screen – Interview with Program Director – IMPORTANT: Submission and completion of the minimum admission requirements does NOT guarantee admittance to the program. Random urine drug screens may be conducted at any time during your program
- Individuals interested in the Dental Assisting program(s) are to follow these procedures: (1) Interview with admissions (2) Complete Application (3) Interview with the Dental Assisting Program Director or qualified Dental Assisting designated individual (4) Pass a Urine Drug Screen (5) Receive notification of admission decision.
Transferring Credits/Degrees/Academic Credentials*
▶TO THIS INSTITUTION
Once the institution has made the determination that the education or training is substantially similar to the institution’s coursework, transfer credit will be accepted on the following basis.
- College credits earned at another institution accredited by an agency recognized by the United States Department of Education (USDE) or the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) may be accepted on the basis of an official transcript provided when “C” or better grades were earned at the previous institution.
- AP college credits may be accepted on the basis of a valid transcript issued by the College Board reflecting a score of 3 or higher.
- Dual enrollment college credits may be accepted on the basis of a valid transcript issued by the student’s high school reflecting a grade no lower than an A-.
- Credit for military experience may be accepted for appropriate learning acquired in military service on the basis of recommendations made by the American Council of Education’s (ACE) Guide to the Evaluation of Educational Experiences in the Armed Forces.
- Work Experience – Credit in the amount of one, four credit course may be granted for prior work experience under only the following circumstances.
- The student meets with the Program Director prior to beginning the program. This is necessary to allow the Program Director to assess the viability of work experience credit before course scheduling begins.
- The student will complete the Work Experience Course Credit Application. This application will include a portfolio within which the student must demonstrate competence in each of the course’s learning objectives.
- This application will be submitted to the Program Director at least two weeks prior to term in which the course would be scheduled. The Program Director will make the credit assessment. The Program Director’s decision is final.
- No more than seventy-five (75%) of the total number of a program’s credit hours will be accepted as transfer credits.
- Acceptance of transfer credits is at the Institution’s discretion. The student may be asked to provide course descriptions or other pertinent information necessary to evaluate coursework for which transfer of credit is being sought. In cases where proficiency may be in doubt, the institution reserves the right to test for proficiency.
- Nursing Program – Please refer to the nursing student handbook for additional requirements regarding transfer credit for the nursing program.
▶FROM THIS INSTITUTION TO OTHER EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS
Students are advised that it is frequently difficult to transfer credits (or degrees, diplomas, or other academic credentials) from one educational institution to another institution even if both institutions are accredited. Different educational institutions have different missions, so they design their curriculum, courses and educational programs differently. As a result, classes taken at one institution frequently will not match up very well with classes offered at another. Also, some educational institutions require specific institutional or educational program accreditation as a condition to accepting credits from another institution. Therefore, students should not enroll at this or any educational institution, if there is any possibility they may want to transfer academic credit or credentials (diplomas, degrees, certificates) to another educational institution unless they have determined in advance that they will be able to transfer credits. See the “Other Important Credit Transfer Information” section below for more important information.
▶ FROM OTHER WEST VIRGINIA JUNIOR COLLEGE CAMPUSES
Credits received from other West Virginia Junior College, East Ohio College, or United Career Institute campuses will be accepted with a “D” or better grade. However, the receiving campus reserves the right to require the student to repeat any course if, in its sole opinion, there are substantial deficiencies in the student’s knowledge of the course subject matter.
▶OTHER IMPORTANT CREDIT TRANSFER INFORMATION
The Institution’s occupational degree programs are terminal degrees; therefore, students should assume that credits earned are not transferrable to another program or institution. Furthermore, this Institution offers programs and courses with a career training emphasis designed to assist the graduate in obtaining employment; they are not designed for transfer. In addition, the Institution does not offer programs or courses (with or without a liberal arts/academic emphasis offered at many two and four year colleges) designed to transfer. As such, although this Institution’s accreditation demonstrates that it has met recognized academic and educational standards, courses, credits, degrees, diplomas or certificates awarded by this Institution are generally not transferable to other educational institutions. It should also be noted that there are different types of accreditation. If the school to which a student may desire to transfer credits has different accreditation from this institution, credits may not transfer. Therefore, this accredited Institution does not imply, promise or guarantee the transferability of any course, credit, degree, diploma, or credentials earned at this Institution to any other educational institution. Prospective students must decide if their goal is short term, career focused training that this school offers or broadly focused liberal arts focused academic education.
Whether or not courses, credits, degrees, diplomas or other academic credentials can be transferred is a determination made solely by the institution at which the student desires to pursue further education. Therefore, applicants for admission to this Institution are responsible to contact any other institutions to which they may desire to transfer to determine transferability, before beginning classes. Applicants should assume their courses, credits, degrees, diplomas, or other academic credentials are not transferable unless they have advance written approval from the institution to which the student may transfer.
A credit hour is a unit of measure, not necessarily an indicator of transferability of credit. The receiving institution, rather than the training institution, decides whether to accept credits for transfer.
*Nursing student should refer to the Nursing Program Student Handbook for additional information and requirements.
As noted in the section titled “Transferring Credits/Degrees/Academic Credential”, transferring credits is frequently difficult or impossible. Therefore, the best approach is for a student to plan on completing his/her educational career at the institution where he/she began. Students should not enroll at this, or any educational institution, planning to transfer credits, degrees, diplomas, or other academic credentials. In order to assist students who may, at some late date, change their mind and decide to continue their education, this institution has entered into articulation agreements with the post-secondary institutions listed below. Please note that this does not guarantee transfer of some or all credits to those institutions; the requirements change from time to time and the articulation agreements may be terminated at any time. Before enrolling, it is the student’s responsibility to request current articulation agreements, if any, review them, and then discuss transferability with the other educational institutions so the student can make a fully informed decision.
The following schools/universities have entered into an articulation agreement with this Institution. Check with the Institution for the most current information before enrolling. Also, be advised that the Articulation Agreement are not of indefinite duration and may terminate at any time.
|American National University/National College
|St. Francis University – Francis Worldwide
|University of Phoenix
|Seton Hill University
Note: This list is current as of the time of printing. Check with the campus for the most updated list.
Credit By Examination
Students who already possess adequate knowledge or skill development may receive credit for certain coursework on the basis of satisfactory performance on examinations administered by the Institution. Students may also receive credit by showing proficiency through industry certification. The Institution reserves the right to exercise its professional educational discretion regarding the granting of credit. Students who desire to apply for credit by examination or certification must notify the Institution prior to the first week of classes. No grade is assigned for credit granted by examination or certification.
Tuition and Obligation to Provide Services
Tuition is charged on a term by term basis, and is due and payable in full at the beginning of each term. (Payment of tuition may be deferred until receipt of financial aid in those cases where the student is relying on such aid to pay tuition. Pursuant to the Veteran’s Benefits and Transition Act of 2018, the institution will not impose any penalty, including the assessment of late fees, the denial of access to classes, libraries or other institutional facilities, or the requirement that a Chapter 31 or Chapter 33 recipient borrow additional funds to cover the individual’s inability to meet his or her financial obligations to the institution due to the delayed disbursement of a payment by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.) In addition to tuition, the student is responsible for the application fee, seat fee, (for the student’s first term only), education resource fee (per term), and other educational expenses included in the cost of attendance.
Payment of tuition, fees, and all other expenses is not contingent upon receipt of financial aid of any kind including, but not limited to, Federal Pell Grants, Federal Stafford Student Loans, or other types of loans, grants, benefits, etc. The Institution does not guarantee the receipt or likelihood of receipt of any financial aid. Eligibility for Title IV student financial aid (grants, loans, etc.) is controlled by the U.S. Department of Education. Important notice: Students are cautioned to carefully read the student financial aid section of this catalog. A student’s financial aid assistance could be terminated for any number of reasons (some of which may not be within the student’s control) before the student graduates. If this occurs, the student’s enrollment will cease (unless the student pays and the School accepts tuition and fees from another source), and both the School and student will be deemed to have fully discharged all legal obligations to each other.
Payment of tuition is solely for the right to attend classes and is not contingent upon satisfactory progress or placement upon graduation or the provision of any other service. In the event a student fails to pay tuition for any term (regardless of the reason), the Institution shall have no further obligation to that student. Tuition, fees, and other expenses for each program may be found at the end of this catalog. Diplomas will be issued only upon payment in full of tuition or other fees owed. In addition, delinquent balances may be turned over to collection agencies and/or other collection actions may be taken.
The Institution’s only obligation under the student’s enrollment agreement is to complete classes in any term that it begins offering classes and for which the student has paid in full all tuition and fees due. The Institution reserves the right to delay the start of, suspend, cancel or permanently terminate any course, class, educational program, school term or other educational activities or services, and/or permanently discontinue campus operations.
If a student withdraws from school and believes individual circumstances related to that student warrant an exception from the refund policy published in the student’s enrollment agreement, the student may appeal to the Campus President.
The statement of tuition, fees and all other charges can be found on the last page of this catalog and are effective for the student’s first term, but may be changed/increased for any term after the student’s first term in school. If the institution increases or changes in any way its tuition and/or fees, all students will be notified of this change. The Financial Aid Officer will send this notification by email to the student’s institutionally assigned email address. If a student does not yet have an institutionally assigned email, they will either be sent a letter through United States Postal Service or through email using the email given to the institution during the enrollment process.
Textbooks and Supplies Policy
The institution includes the cost of textbook use in tuition and fees. The cost the institution can offer students is below competitive market rates. Students have the right to opt out of this program and purchase books themselves. If a student chooses to do so, he/she is to notify the institution in writing at least 4 business days prior the first day of any module in which he/she wishes to purchase his/her textbooks. The student will receive a disbursement for the credit for the institution’s cost of respective textbooks no later than the 7th day of the respective module. The student must then purchase his/her textbooks by the end of week 1 of the module.
If students choose to use the institution’s books, rather than buy their own books, they must return their books in good and usable condition at the end of each module, or on or before the date of termination if attendance is terminated. Failure to do so will result in the student being charged the replacement cost of all unreturned books. Students should be aware that they may not use Title IV funds to cover these costs if these charges occur after their withdraw date.
For convenience to the students, supplies specific to a student’s program are also included in tuition and fees. Examples of such included supplies are nursing tool kits (containing stethoscope, blood pressure cuff, etc.), scrubs with the institution’s logo embroidered, computer build towers, certain test fees, and other program specific required items. Contact the institution for more details of supplies included in the tuition and fees.
The cost the institution can offer students these included supplies is below competitive market rates. Students have the right to opt out of this program and purchase some or all otherwise included supplies themselves. If a student chooses to do so, he/she is to notify the institution in writing at least 4 business days prior to the first day of the module in which the supply is needed. The student will receive a disbursement for the credit for the amount of the respective supply no later than the 7th day of the module. The student must then purchase the supply by the end of week 1 of the module.
The student will have other indirect costs (i.e. room and board, other supplies such as pens, notebooks, flash drives, personal and miscellaneous, and transportation) that are not included in tuition and fees. The student should visit the Consumer Information, Price of Attendance page of the institution’s website for more information about indirect costs.
Dispute Resolution Procedure Notice*
The college prides itself in maintaining good relations with its students. It is our goal that you, our current or former student, be completely satisfied with our college, but we recognize that good faith differences of opinion can occur. Recognizing that each student is a unique individual with different needs, concerns, and perceptions, it is the policy of this college to attempt to meet students’ needs and concerns if the College is reasonably able to do so. To resolve disputes quickly, fairly, and in good faith the College has developed this Dispute Resolution Procedure. By enrolling, students agree to follow each step-in good faith. If you have any questions about these procedures contact the Corporate President.
A. DISPUTE– If a dispute or concern arises, we suggest that you, the student, and college instructor or the official involved, should both attempt to settle the matter informally between the two of you. That’s really the best resolution to any kind of dispute.
B. GRIEVANCE– If the dispute is not informally resolved at Step A above, you must file a written complaint using the term “Grievance” with the Corporate President describing the dispute in detail and the requested solution. A written response and proposed resolution will be provided to you by the college.
C. MEDIATION– If you are not satisfied with the college’s response at Step B above, you must make a written request for “mediation”. If you fail to file a written request for mediation within one (1) year of the college’s response and proposed resolution and you will be legally barred from filing a lawsuit. The college will pay any administrative fees and mediator fees and shall select a Mediator/Mediation organization, which may include, but not limited to: (a) an American Arbitration Association member; (b) a retired state judge; or (c) an attorney with mediation experience and/or State Bar sponsored training in mediation. The College may waive mediation, in which case either party may request arbitration.
D. ARBITRATION– If you are still not satisfied, you are required to arbitrate the dispute. See the college arbitration agreement immediately following this notice for details on your obligation to arbitrate.
Agreement to Arbitrate Disputes in Lieu of a Court Trial,
Jury Trial and/or Class/Mass Action Lawsuit*
Please note: Except as noted below, to resolve disputes quickly, fairly, and in good faith without using the court system both you, the current or former student, and the College agree that any and all disputes between us will be settled through final and binding arbitration, under the Federal Arbitration Act using the American Arbitration Association (AAA) and the AAA Consumer Arbitration Rules as set forth below. (If the AAA cannot or will not arbitrate for any reason, the College will apply to the local court to appoint an arbitrator who is an attorney with at least 10 years’ experience as an attorney 5 years’ experience as an arbitrator.)
Note- Arbitration is the last step in the campus “Dispute Resolution Procedure”. The entire procedure can be reviewed in the admissions section of the campus catalog, on the consumer information page of the campus website, or in the enrollment agreement. If you have any questions, contact the Corporate President.
- I understand this agreement to arbitrate includes any type of dispute* (except as noted below) with the College or any of its agents, related to and including but not limited to, disputes arising from my education/academics, career success, advertisements or other inducements to enroll, the enrollment process, job placement or other services, financial aid, student loans, etc., and regardless of whether the dispute is based on breach of contract, any representation made by the school or its agents, or any law, regulation tort or equity claim or otherwise. I also agree that the obligation for both parties to arbitrate shall be irrevocable and cannot be waived by either party, and shall apply whether or not I am still in school.
- I understand that I may review the American Arbitration Association rules at http://www.adr.org or if I do not have Internet access, the College will provide me a copy of the rules upon my request.
- I also agree that each party has the right to have his/her/its case presented individually and ruled upon individually by the arbitrator. As such, I agree that the arbitration shall be conducted and resolved on an individual basis only. I will not combine my claim with any other person’s claim nor will I participate in or allow my claim to be part of any class action, mass action, private attorney general action or multiple plaintiff arbitrations of any kind no matter how described. (If for any reason the arbitration provisions of this agreement are invalidated, the agreement for individual consideration of my claim shall apply to all court proceedings.)
- I understand that to initiate arbitration of a dispute I am obligated to pay $150.00 or the cost of civil court filing fees that would be required as if I were filing a civil lawsuit, whichever is less, toward the AAA fees. I further understand that that the College will pay the balance of any AAA fees and the fee of the arbitrator, but the arbitrator shall have the right to assess the costs of arbitration against either party to the same extent as a court of law. Each party shall pay their attorney’s fees and arbitration costs to the extent allowed by law.
- I agree my obligation to arbitrate shall be interpreted as broadly as the law allows and shall include but not be limited to all disputes relating to the interpretation, applicability, enforceability or formation of this Agreement (including, but not limited to, any claim that all or part of this agreement to arbitrate is void or voidable for any reason) and I agree that the arbitrator shall have the exclusive authority to resolve any such issues related to my obligation to arbitrate under this Agreement.
- I agree that I must file a request for arbitration of any claim I may have within five years of the date I discontinue enrollment under this enrollment agreement and if I fail to do so, any claim I have is legally barred and cannot be pursued through arbitration, in court, through administrative agencies or otherwise, except as noted below.
- In the event that any part of this Agreement becomes legally unenforceable, that part shall be severed and the remainder shall be fully enforceable. If for any reason this Agreement is invalidated, then I and the College both agree to utilize the Dispute Resolution Procedure described in this agreement and the catalog (excluding the binding arbitration requirement) and if that doesn’t resolve the dispute, to engage in non-binding arbitration under this agreement as if the arbitration provision was fully enforceable, prior to any lawsuit or other court action. THE COLLEGE AND I ALSO AGREE THAT ANY TRIAL WILL BE BEFORE A JUDGE ONLY AND WITHOUT A JURY, AND WE BOTH IRREVOCABLY WAIVE OUR RIGHT TO A TRIAL BY JURY. I also agree that I will not combine or join my claim with anyone else’s claim in any sort of multiple plaintiff, mass action or class action lawsuit and will not allow any claim I have to become part of any type of class or collective action in which anyone proposes to act in a representative capacity on behalf of others. This agreement is subject to the law of the local jurisdiction. It is void where/if prohibited under controlling law.
- All arbitration procedures shall take place in the county where the campus is located.
- I understand that I may seek legal counsel before signing this agreement.
*Exceptions to the obligations listed above/Alternate Process For Dispute Regulations-
*Students may also file complaints with the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools, 7777 Leesburg Pike, Site 314, N. Falls Church, VA 22043, phone (703) 917-9503, https://abhes.org/complaintprocess/ and, or
*Students may also file complaints with the West Virginia Community and Technical College Systems (WVCTCS), 1018 Kanawha Blvd, East, Suite 700, Charleston, WV 25301, (304) 558-0265 www.wvctcs.org, or other government agencies.
*Students taking online courses have the right to file a complaint with the distance educational national oversight body known as the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NCSARA), https://nc-sara.org/student-complaints.
*The school cannot require the borrower to participate in arbitration or any internal dispute resolution process offered by the institution as a pre-condition to filing borrower defense to repayment application with the Department pursuant to §685.206(e); the school cannot, in any way, require students to limit, relinquish, or waive their ability to pursue filing a borrower defense claim, pursuant to §685.206(e) at any time; and any arbitration, required by a pre-dispute arbitration agreement, tolls the limitations period for filing a borrower defense to repayment application pursuant to §685.206(e)(6)(ii) (emphasis added).
*To the extent required by the American Arbitration Association, students may file a claim in small claims (magistrate) court.
*These procedures are subject to local controlling law (and for students receiving Title IV federal financial aid, USDOE regulation) and are not enforceable to the extent limited/prohibited by applicable law and do not include sexual harassment claims. Also, in regard to Direct Loans and Direct Consolidation Loans this agreement only applies to loans first dispersed on or after July 1, 2020.