Military Academics

Term Enrollment Learning

Term enrollment has a specified registration period and set start and end dates. Courses begin on the first Monday of each month for 12 start dates in a year. The duration of each course is 8 weeks, and students must complete all lesson assignments and exams within this period. Participation in weekly, Instructor-led threaded discussions is mandatory for all students enrolled under this model.

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Registration and Enrollment

  • Registration extends from the 1st-14th of the month before course start date.
  • Classes begin the first Monday of each month with 12 starts per year.
  • Each enrollment has a fixed start and end date.
  • End date is at the completion of 8 weeks from the start date.

Academic Calendar

Session Registration Drop/Add Period Start Date End Date
Jan 12/1/2016-12/14/2016 12/1/2016-12/14/2016 1/2/17 2/28/17
Feb 1/1/2017-1/14/2017 1/1/2017-1/14/2017 2/6/17 4/2/17
March 2/1/2017-2/14/2017 2/1/2017-2/14/2017 3/6/17 4/30/17
April 3/1/2017-3/14/2017 3/1/2017-3/14/2017 4/3/17 5/28/17
May 4/1/2017-4/14/2017 4/1/2017-4/14/2017 5/1/17 6/25/17
June 5/1/2017-5/14/2017 5/1/2017-5/14/2017 6/5/17 7/30/17
July 6/1/2017-6/14/2017 6/1/2017-6/14/2017 7/3/17 8/27/17
August 7/1/2017-7/14/2017 7/1/2017-7/14/2017 8/7/17 10/1/17
Sept 8/1/2017-8/14/2017 8/1/2017-8/14/2017 9/4/17 10/29/17
October 9/1/2017-9/14/2017 9/1/2017-9/14/2017 10/2/17 11/26/17
Nov 10/1/2017-10/14/2017 10/1/2017-10/14/2017 11/6/17 12/31/17
Dec 11/1/2017-11/14/2017 11/1/2017-11/14/2017 12/4/17 1/28/18

Course Components and Requirements

  • Each course is 8 weeks and is made up of 8 weekly lessons/modules
  • Lessons include lecture notes, review questions, multiple-choice exam
  • Multiple-choice exams and threaded discussions participation is required each week

Attendance & Participation Policies

  • Student attendance and participation in courses is determined by timely completion of tasks within each lesson – these include completion of multiple-choice exams and participation in weekly threaded discussions as outlined in the threaded discussion.
  • When students fail to complete course/lesson tasks in a timely manner, they will be contacted by the Course Instructor to determine the cause for non-participation in the course. In extenuating circumstances, students will be given a grace period of 3 days past the lesson due date to complete the tasks for that particular lesson.
  • Failure to complete lesson tasks (multiple-choice exams and threaded discussion posts) in a timely manner will result in a lower or failing grade in the course.
  • Students are expected to finish all course work within the 8 week time frame specified for each course. In extenuating circumstances, students may submit a written course extension request to the office of the Registrar. Extension requests must be submitted after week 6 and before the end-date for a course. A 4-week course extension may be granted at the discretion of the Dean and students must complete all remaining coursework by the revised course end-date.
  • Students who do not complete all course work by the course end-date (or the revised end-date in cases where an extension has been granted) will be given a course grade based on actual course work submitted against the total course requirements.

Course Add/Drop Policy

Students may drop a course and enroll in an alternative course by submitting an Add/Drop request to the office of the Registrar at any time during the open registration period for the course being dropped. Approvals of all add/drop requests are at the discretion of the Registrar. The Drop/Withdrawal date will be the date the form was received by the Registrar's office.

A new Enrollment Agreement will be processed for the added course and the student will be responsible for providing Ashworth College with new tuition assistance documents.

Tuition refunds for dropped/withdrawn courses are calculated as follows:

  • Before Course Start Date: Tuition refunded at 100%
  • During Week 1: Tuition refunded at 80%
  • During Week 2: Tuition refunded at 60%
  • During Week 3: Tuition refunded at 40%
  • During Week 4: Tuition refunded at 20%
  • After Week 4: Tuition refunded at 0%

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