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Tuition/Other Charges
Program tuition is payable in advance.  Other tuition payments plans may be arranged if required by Financial Aid Program Regulations.  Charges for textbooks, supplies, and incidentals are due when incurred.  (Since all books and supplies are not purchased at the same time but periodically throughout the period of enrollment, a list of current prices of such items is always posted.  There are no refunds on the purchase of books and supplies.)

 

Attendance Regulations
Students are expected to attend all scheduled classes on time, prepared and ready to participate in cooperative learning.  Day classes are normally in session Monday thru Friday 7:45 A.M. to 1:15 P.M..  Evening classes are normally in session Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday 5:00 P.M. to 9:30 P.M..  However, night HVAC hours are 5:30 P.M. to 9:30 P.M.
No system of cuts is recognized.  There are no excused absences.  All absences and tardiness are recorded by the instructor in each class.  Tardiness will be recorded in terms of number of minutes late and will be counted as time absent from instruction when total hours required for graduation are calculated (at least 90% of scheduled hours).  In case of excessive absences or tardiness (over 10%), a conference is held with the student to initiate attendance probation for one academic quarter.
Excessive absences will result in a reduction of grades.  Continued absences which exceed 10% beyond the one quarter probationary period will result in termination.

 

Class Size
Class size is constantly monitored to insure the effectiveness of instruction in the classroom and shop settings.  Maximum class size is 20 - 25 students.

 

Grading Policy / Satisfactory Progress
Associate Degree programs require a 2.5 Q.P.A. for graduation.  Diploma students must maintain a 2.0 Q.P.A.  Associate degrees cannot be awarded if an incomplete or failing grade appears on a transcript.  A student receiving a failing grade must repeat the class the next time it is offered.  An incomplete can be made up within one term following the receipt of the grade.  If the incomplete is not made up within this time, it becomes an "F".  If the normal length of training must be exceeded to accommodate make-up work, this will result in an additional cost to the student.  In no case may a student attend more than 2430 hours to complete an Associate Degree program or 1080 hours for the Building Maintenance and Combination Welding diploma programs, and 990 hours for the HVAC Night Diploma Program.  An incomplete or failing grade, if not removed in a timely fashion, may also jeopardize satisfactory academic progress.

PERCENT

GRADE

POINT AVERAGE

96-100

A

4.0

91-95

A-

3.7

87-90

B+

3.3

83-86

B

3.0

80-82

B-

2.7

77-79

C+

2.3

73-76

C

2.0

70-72

C-

1.7

67-69

D+

1.3

63-66

D

1.0

60-62

D-

0.7

Classroom participation constitutes a portion of the final grade.  For this reason, excessive absenteeism may result in a reduction of the final grade.
Upon graduation, students will receive three (3) copies of their Official Transcript.  Additional Transcripts are available at a nominal fee.
Report Cards will be issued mid-term and/or quarterly, depending upon the curriculum.
Report Cards will be issued no later than one week after the marking period ends.

 

Graduation Requirements
1.
  All associate programs require a 2.5 Q.P.A. or better to graduate.  Diploma programs (Combination Welding, Building Maintenance, and Evening HVAC) must have a 2.0 average.
2.  A student must have a satisfactory attendance record, (at least 90% of total scheduled hours).
3.  Students must have all financial obligations cleared to receive an Associate Degree, Diploma, or Certificate.
4.  Associate Degree candidates cannot have an "I" or "F" on their transcript.
5.  Borrowed tools, books, or equipment must be returned.
6.  Associate candidates failing to meet all criteria for graduation may receive a Certificate of Attendance.
7.  Welding students:  If attendance and grade requirements are not satisfactorily attained, a student may receive two certificates:
            Oxyacetylene        75 hours
            Arc Welding        120 hours

Any welding student wishing to take the A.W.S. or A.S.M.E. Welding Qualification Test at the completion of the course must have all monies owed for the course paid in full.  The cost of the test is not part of the tuition and must be paid for before taking the test.

 

Holidays
Good Friday, Easter Monday
Memorial Day, Week of July 4th, Labor Day
Thanksgiving Day, Friday, and the following Monday
Christmas Week - as scheduled
Days between terms - as scheduled

 

Office Hours
Window hours at the office are from 7:45 A.M. to 4:00 P.M. (Monday through Friday).  The office will be open Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday until 9:00 P.M. for evening students.

 

Changes
The school reserves the right to change instructors, schedules, courses, textbooks, tuition rates, and rules and regulations when necessary or desirable in its opinion.  (The payments and the total cost in the contract between student and school are based on tuition rates presently in effect and are subject to change in case of a tuition increase.)  All changes are subject to the approval of the State Board of Private Licensed Schools of the Pennsylvania Department of Education, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.

 

Family Educational Rights & Privacy Act
Pursuant to this Act of 1974, a student has the right to inspect his/her educational records, maintained by the school. A student who desires to review his/her student file must make a written request to the President of Dean Institute of Technology.

 

ADDITIONAL REGULATIONS REGARDING STUDENTS ARE SET FORTH IN THE DEAN TECH STUDENT HANDBOOK.