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The Master's College

Academic Policies

Add/Drop

Credit Enrollments

Online Courses dropped before the first week of the class has ended (before the second Monday) will receive a 100% refund. Courses dropped during the second week (before the third Monday) will receive a 75% refund. Courses dropped during the third week (before the fourth Monday) will receive a 50% refund. Courses dropped after the third week are not eligible to receive a refund. Students can withdraw from a course without a grade being recorded until the end of the sixth week, after which a grade will be awarded based on work submitted up to that point. A 'W' will be given to any student who drops from weeks 2-6 in order to reflect that they have withdrawn from the course.

Students can freely add and drop courses themselves within the open Registration Period before courses begin. After the first day of class, students must submit a Petition to Add or Drop a Class form. If you are considering adjusting your schedule by adding or dropping, contact the TMC Online office at tmconline@masters.edu.

NOTE: During the Spring 1 session, traditional students are required to drop prior to the first day of class in order to receive a refund of the course fee. During the September session of Summer 2, traditional students can drop during their add/drop period within the first two weeks of class in order to receive a full refund of the course fee.

Audit Enrollments

Audit students who withdraw from classes before course materials have been received are eligible for a full tuition refund. There are no tuition refunds for Audit Enrollments after they have received either access to their course home page or a DVD lecture set.

Billing

Bills will be processed and sent on the 20th of the month following the end of registration.  Payments are due on the 10th of the month following the month of billing. If a student has not paid in full within 1 day of the payment due date, his/her account will be disabled.  This means that he/she will no longer be able to access course materials or homepages and will be stopped from any future registration.  Full account privileges will be restored upon payment.  If a student continues to neglect payment, standard delinquent account policies will apply.

International students are required to pay for courses prior to registering by calling Student Accounts at 661-362-2237 or making a payment here.

Textbooks

Textbooks are listed under Courses and can be purchased from our bookstore or an online retailer in advance of the course start date. Please ensure you have the required textbooks at the beginning of the course, and by the end of the first week at the latest. Students are responsible for completing assigned reading and submitting assignments according to the syllabus. Extensions are not granted for reasons which include not having access to course textbooks.

Audit Students

The Master's College Online department extends enrollment of online courses to students not wishing to pursue course credit, but rather are interested in personal enrichment. Such applicants are classified as 'audit' students.

Audit students enrolled in a course are able to access the course home page through the Learning Management platform, Joule for the duration of the course session. The course home page provides access to all course learning materials including video lectures, lecture notes, related handouts, the course e-book and other course resources.

Participation and Grading

Audit students can, and are encouraged to participate in discussion forums, but are under no obligation to do so. Given that audit students are not to receive grades, students are not required nor permitted to submit assignments or course work to the instructor for review or grading.

Copyright Policy

Students are required to adhere to The Master's College Copyright policy which states that course materials and resources are for personal educational use only. Reproduction and/or distribution of course materials is restricted.