One of the goals of the university is to help students achieve success by providing skills-enhancement training when necessary. Students with developmental needs must begin their skills-enhancement courses during their first term of study and may take other courses concurrently, provided they meet any prerequisites. Failure to complete a developmental studies course successfully after two attempts will result in academic dismissal. Successful completion of a developmental studies class (099 level course) requires a final grade of 70 percent or better.
Students who cannot complete their course work prior to the term or semester end date may request additional time from their professor if they have completed a minimum of 50 percent of the course. If approved by the professor, students will be assessed a fee (see fee schedule). Only one request will be granted per course. Students will be given a maximum of 14 additional calendar days beyond the official published last day of the course to complete the course. Students will be notified by their professor if the additional time has been approved and a temporary grade of I (incomplete) will be awarded.
Failure to complete all requirements for the course within the 14-day period will result in a final grade that incorporates grades of 0 for any incomplete assignments. If the student receives an F, the student will be required to re-enroll in the course and pay the appropriate tuition. If he or she earns a D, (undergraduate) and the course is required to fulfill major requirements, the student may be required to re-enroll in the course and pay the appropriate tuition.
Students need to contact their Student Success Advisor in order to drop a course to allow American Sentinel to better assist students in achieving their academic goals.
Prior to the start of the course through Week 1 Drops: Students may drop a course through the first week for no additional fee. Courses dropped in the first week will not appear on the student’s transcript. American Sentinel’s academic week starts on Monday at 5 a.m. and runs through the following Monday at 4:59 a.m. (7 full days) Students who drop a course in the first week may also add a course at the same time without paying the late registration fee.
Weeks 2-5 Drops: Students may drop a course between week two and the last day of week 5 for no additional fee (Admin fee for students withdrawing from American Sentinel still applies). Courses dropped in weeks 2-5 will appear on the student’s transcript with the letter grade of “W”. “W” grades are not calculated in the student’s GPA.
American Sentinel will process a refund for courses dropped after week 1 and before the last day of week 5 according to the refund policy*. Refunds will be processed and paid within 30 days. If the student has a balance owing the University, any refund will be applied toward the balance rather than sent to the student.
*Students may not drop a course after week 5.
Students who fail to register during the scheduled registration period may register for a course from the day after registration closes until the first Friday after the term has started. To register late for a course, go to http://my.americansentinel.edu/Academics/Calendar_Registration.aspx. Students registering late must still post to the course discussion forum to be counted in attendance during week one, as defined in the attendance and participation policy.
Late registration does not change the refund policy, which states that the university processes refunds for courses dropped after week one and before the last day of week five. The refund policy begins with the first day of the course, not the day a student registers. Late registration does not extend the length of the course nor the course end date.