Title IV Information

Academic Progress

Minimal standards include maintenance of a “B” (3.0) or better average and no grades under a “B-” (2.67). Failure to meet these minimum standards of progress will result in the student being placed on probation or being dismissed.  All requirements for graduation must be completed within ten years from the date of matriculation in the Psy.D. program.   In the event of unusual extenuating circumstances, students may request extensions of the year time limit.  If a student withdraws, is expelled from the school, or fails to complete the requirements for a degree in the allotted time, a three-year period must elapse before the student may apply for readmission.  Please see the WSPP Student Handbook for additional information.

Class Attendance Policy

All students should be on time for each class, attend the entire class period, and attend all class meetings. A student should notify the instructor in advance, whenever possible, if special circumstances require the student to be late, leave early, or miss class.  Unless other arrangements are made, it is considered unacceptable to miss more than two (2) classes; unexcused absences are also unacceptable.

Disabled Students

WSPP maintains compliance with requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).  Any student with a disabling condition is requested to make formal notice of need for special accommodations to the Dean either in writing or in person. The request should include whatever considerations are necessary for the student to complete the program successfully.  The request should be made as soon after acceptance to the School as possible.  Every effort will be made to comply with the requests without compromising the quality of the program.  If a student/prospective student disagrees with a decision regarding an accommodation request, she/he may appeal the decision to the ADA/504 Accommodations Coordinator, who is appointed by the President of WSPP, or designee.   Please see the WSPP Student Handbook for more information regarding disabled students.

Withdrawals

Students wishing to withdraw from a course must do so in writing to the Dean.  A student who withdraws from a course after the second week of class will receive a grade of (W) Withdrawal. This course will not be counted in the student’s GPA but will appear on the transcript. A student may not withdraw from a course within the last four scheduled class sessions/meetings of the end of the semester.  Tuition refunds will be made according to the schedule below.  Please allow two weeks for processing.

Before 1st class meeting: 100% refund
Before 2nd class meeting: 80% refund
Before 4th class meeting: 60% refund
After 4th class meeting: NONE

Refund and Return of Title IV Financial Aid

WSPP complies with all Federal regulations regarding Title IV financial aid funds.  Funds borrowed in excess of tuition and fees are returned to the student and not retained by WSPP.  Students who do not begin attendance must repay all financial aid disbursed for the term.  When a student withdraws from courses for any reason or does not complete the courses, the student may no longer be eligible for the full amount of Title IV funds originally awarded to that student and, as such, may be responsible for repaying a portion of the funds.  This amount is pro-rated based on a Return of Title IV (R2T4) Calculation completed by WSPP’s Financial Aid Officer.  Upon completion of 60% of a semester, the student is considered to have earned all funds disbursed and is not required to return any funds.  Additional information may be obtained from WSPP’s Financial Aid Officer.

Graduation/Attrition for Admitted Students from 2007-2008 through 2012-2013

Complaint Policies and Procedures

WSPP maintains a firm commitment to effective, efficient, equitable, and fair resolution of all serious problems, complaints, allegations of improprieties, and grievances encountered by students. Certain situations, specifically course and examination grade appeals and suspension and expulsion, have additional procedural safeguards and policies.

WSPP fosters an atmosphere of mutual trust and support among all constituencies.  It is anticipated that most student complaints, disputes, and grievances can be handled in an informal manner.  In the rare circumstances in which informal resolution proves unsatisfactory and the student feels that his or her rights have not been sufficiently respected, formal procedures are offered to assist the student in reaching a fair resolution with a guarantee of appropriate due process and respect for personal rights.  A log of all formal complaints filed by students is maintained.

Please see the WSPP Student Handbook for more information regarding informal and formal resolution procedures as well as the maintenance of the student complaint log.

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