Student Policies and Procedures
Student handbooks concerning policies and procedures are issued and reviewed during the first week of the spring semester. Handbooks are reviewed and revised annually in the Fall preceding matriculation.
Below are our current handbooks for the students who will graduate in May, 2012 through May, 2014.
- Didactic Year Handbook - Class of 2012
- Clinical Year Handbook - Class of 2012
- Didactic Year Handbook - Class of 2013
- Clinical Year Handbook - Class of 2013
- Didactic Year Handbook - Class of 2014
Policies and Procedures for Student Grievance
- To appeal a test, project or final grade you must do so in writing to the Academic Director, stating the reasons for differing with the assigned grade.
- The Academic Director will take the appeal to the PA Academic Committee for a final decision on the grade.
- The Academic Director will respond as soon as a review of the grade has been made.
- If the student continues to appeal the grade he/she may appeal to the Department Chair/Dean of Graduate Studies who may send this to an appointed committee for review and recommendation.
Reporting: In the event of non-academic, personnel, program or student grievance, the student should first informally discuss the matter in question with the person most directly involved. If the student feels the matter in question hasn’t been resolved, the student should discuss the issue with their advisor. Action: The advisor to whom the incident is reported will document the incident using the student grievance form.
Process: The report will be reviewed by the appropriate committee and will make recommendations as to action required.
Administration: The administration will institute/apply the recommendation.
Appeal: Any individual has the right to appeal the decision to the Program Director. If further appeal is desired by the student they may then appeal to the Dean of the Graduate College. There is no assurance that such an appeal will be approved.
Non Academic Grievance Policies and Procedures for Student Withdrawal
- Discuss the situation with your mentor/advisor
- Submit a written request to the program director
- Secure a withdrawal form from the registrar’s office and complete it
- Secure all required signatures
- Deliver the completed form to the registrar’s office.
- There is a $5.00 fee for withdrawal
If a student withdraws before mid-term, the student grade will be reported to the registrar as a withdrawal. If midterm has passed, the student grade will be reported to the registrar as withdrawal pass or withdrawal fail. No student can withdraw from any class in which an “F” has been received due to a violation of any policy.
Policies and Procedures for Refunds of Tuition and Fees
Withdrawal Policies and Procedures
If a student wishes to withdraw during the didactic phase of the BUPAP, the student must complete the following formal withdrawal process to avoid unwarranted failing grades and unwanted financial obligation. A student cannot withdraw after the fifth week of any semester. Exceptions will be considered and final determination made by the program director. Failure to complete any step of the procedure may result in failing grades and/or financial obligations.
If a student withdraws from the program, and subsequently receives a withdraw pass/fail, no refund will be offered. If a student is dismissed from the program, no refund will be issued.
Bethel University Tuition Refund Policy
- Withdrawal during first week of semester -- 100% of tuition refunded
- Withdrawal during second week of semester -- 80% of tuition refunded
- Withdrawal during third week of semester -- 60% of tuition refunded
- Withdrawal during fourth & fifth weeks -- 50% of tuition refunded
NO REFUND AFTER THE FIFTH WEEK
Policy for Student Records
Student records are accessible only by authorized program personnel. Students may view their own records only with appropriate supervision. Students are not allowed to view the records of another student under any circumstances.