Click on a policy name to see all of the information relating to that policy.Course Repeat Policy
Credit Transfer Policy
Notice Concerning Transferability of Credits and Credentials Earned at Our Institution
This institution’s policy on attendance is based on the premise that regular communication between the teacher and the student and, also, among students themselves, has significant value in the learning process. To assure this timely communication, your instructor will respond to each of your assignment submissions or exam submissions within 7 days. To further assure this timely communication, you must respond to each of your instructor’s inquiries within 7 days as well.
A student is enrolled in an online course must demonstrate regular and substantive interaction with the instructor. Regular and substantive interaction is defined as completing one of the following academically related activities once a week in order to be marked as having attended and actively participating:
- Post to the course discussion board substantive comments relevant to the subject
- Substantive exchanges with the instructor about course content, concepts, and assignments
- Submit a graded unit assignment or exercise
- Attempt a pre-final exam or final exam
- Submit a final project
Assignments should be completed timely and within the posted deadlines. Limited extensions of time may only be granted for unexpected business, health, or personal emergencies, whenever those are communicated in advance of missing a due date. Emergencies require a written proof. In the rare occurrence of a technical issue preventing students from submitting assignments on time, the late penalty will not be applied, provided the technical issue is university-wide and outside of the control of individual students.
Students must use the following procedure to file a grievance: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Students should first attempt to address the issue with the responsible party in writing. A copy of the communication shall be preserved in the course messaging system.
- If a satisfactory solution cannot be found, the student may submit a grievance form to the Chief Academic Officer within 21 calendar days of the alleged incident. The grievance form is available upon request from the Chief Academic Officer.
- The Chief Academic Officer shall issue a decision within 2 weeks of the grievance submission.
- The student may appeal the decision to the Brentwood University Chief Executive Officer within 2 weeks of receiving the committee’s decision, and a final decision will be made by the CEO within 2 weeks of the student appeal.
NOTE: If the complaint cannot be resolved after exhausting the institution’s grievance procedure, the student may file a complaint with the California Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education. www.bppe.ca.gov
Harassment or Discrimination Policy
Conduct on the part of faculty, staff or students, which violates this policy includes but is not limited to:
- Unwelcome or unwanted sexual advances or requests for sexual favors, or insinuations that a grade or other academic achievement is dependent upon the granting of sexual favors.
- Unwelcome physical contact, including patting, pinching, hugging, kissing, fondling, etc.
- Offensive conduct, verbal or written, including sexually explicit jokes, comments, innuendo or other tasteless actions that would offend a reasonably sensitive person
- The display of sexually offensive pictures, posters, illustrations or objects
- Slurs, jokes, or ridicule based on race, ethnic or national origin, religion, gender or disability.
Individuals who have questions or who experience harassment should immediately report the offence to the University Chief Academic Officer.
Non Academic Disciplinary Action
Leave of Absence Policy
A student may not begin a Leave of Absence while an active course is in progress -a withdrawal procedure must be initiated by the student, instead. A LOA can begin upon the completion of the active course term.
Maintenance and Confidentiality of Student Records
Brentwood University strictly observes the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) – a federal law, which protects the privacy of student education records, establishes the right of students to inspect and review their education records, and provides guidelines for the correction of inaccurate and misleading information.
As allowed by FERPA, disclosure of student records without consent is acceptable when disclosure is made to university officials of this university or other universities where the student seeks enrollment. Such officials must have legitimate educational interest – which is a need to review education records in order to fulfill professional responsibility.
Also as allowed by FERPA, Directory information may be disclosed without consent UNLESS the student has invoked his/her FERPA right to limit disclosure of that information. Directory information includes: name, address, email address, telephone number, previous educational institutions attended, major and concentration, degrees and awards, dates of attendance, participation in school activities and sports, weight and height.
Students who wish to inspect their education record, can do so by submitting a request to Academic Affairs office in writing – all requests will be honored within 15 business days of request.
As required by FERPA, students are allowed to limit disclosure of personally identifiable information contained in their education records or in the school Directory. To invoke their FERPA rights to limit disclosure, students should submit a request to Academic Affairs office in writing – all requests will be honored within 15 business days of request.
Students who feel that Brentwood University has failed to comply with the requirements of FERPA have the right to file a complaint with the US Department of Education.
- Platforms: Mac OS X 10.2 or higher or Windows XP or higher;
- Hardware: 256 Mb RAM, CD-ROM, and 1 Gb free disk space;
- Productivity Software: Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Excel 2003 or higher; Adobe Reader 8.0 or higher;
- Web Browser: Firefox 3.0 or higher, Internet Explorer 8.0 or higher, Safari 4.0 or higher, or Chrome;
- Networking: 56k dialup modem, DSL, or Cable modem;
- Email: Outlook, Outlook Express, Mac Mail, Eudora, Entourage, or Yahoo/Hotmail/Gmail.
- The following are recommended for optimal performance
- Productivity Software: Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Excel 2007 or higher;
- Networking: Broadband Internet connection (DSL, cable, or other).
- Ability to access course and program material on the Internet;
- Ability to correspond with University staff, faculty, and students through email and the Internet.
- The policy of this institution is to update the official school catalog annually, in January of each year.
- Annual updates may be made by the use of supplements or inserts accompanying the catalog. If changes in educational programs, educational services, procedures, or policies required to be included in the catalog by statute or regulation are implemented before the issuance of the annually updated catalog, those changes shall be reflected at the time they are made in supplements or inserts accompanying the catalog.
- This institution makes its current catalog and current program brochures available to the public at no charge. Individuals who wish to obtain a copy can make arrangements by simply calling the school’s office or by accessing the institution’s website at www.brentwooduniversity.com
- This institution has not had a pending petition in bankruptcy, is not operating as a debtor in possession and has not filed a bankruptcy petition within the preceding five years nor has had a petition in bankruptcy filed against it within the preceding five years that resulted in reorganization under chapter 11 of the United States Bankruptcy Code
- If a student obtains a loan to pay for an educational program, the student will have the responsibility to repay the full amount of the loan plus interest, less the amount of any refund, and that, if the student has received federal student financial aid funds, the student is entitled to a refund of the moneys not paid from federal student financial aid program funds.
- Brentwood University has no responsibility to find or assist a student in funding housing. This institution does not operate dormitories or other housing facilities. This institution does not provide assistance nor does it have any responsibility to assist students in finding housing. Housing in the immediate area is available in two story walkup and garden apartments. Monthly rent for a one bedroom unit is approximately $1,200 a month. (www.apartmentguide.com)
- None of the educational services offered lead to occupations that require licensure.