ACADEMIC POLICY

Academic Satisfactory Progress

[IEP (Intensive English Language Training Program: ESL]

All IEP (ESL) students must maintain a GPA of 70% (C-) or higher in all courses at all times. Students will be periodically evaluated by instructors to determine satisfactory progress.  Students failing to maintain a required passing grade may be placed on probation and will be required to repeat the course.  Tutoring and remediation services are available for any student needing help.

[EFL/ESL Teacher Training Program]

All EFL/ESL teacher training program students must maintain a GPA of 80% (B-) or higher in all courses at all times. Students will be periodically evaluated by instructors to determine satisfactory progress.  Students failing to maintain a required passing grade may be placed on probation and will be required to repeat the course.  Tutoring and remediation services are available for any student needing help.

Appeal to course grades or promotion decisions

Students also have the right to appeal course grades and promotion decisions. 

  1. The first step of the appeal process is for the student to speak with the instructor who assigned the grade.
  2. If the student is not satisfied after speaking with the instructor, he/she can make a formal appeal to the grade or promotion decision by submitting a request form for re-evaluation of course grades or promotion decisions to the Academic Director/ the administration.
  3. Within 48 hours from the submission of the request form, the Academic Director will meet with the student and the instructor to review the student’s grade and progress.
  4. The joint decision of the Academic Director and the classroom teacher is final and cannot be appealed. The final decision letter will be sent to a student and also placed in the student’s folder.

Appeal to determination of successful completion of the program

Any student who feels that the result of the determination of successful completion of the program is inaccurate can appeal the determination.

  1. Notify the Academic Director/the administration in writing via an email or mail.
  2. The student will make arrangements to meet with the Academic Director.
  3. The Academic Director will meet with the student and the instructor to review the components of the determination.
  4. The decision of the Academic Director is final and cannot be appealed. The final decision letter will be sent to a student via an email or mail and also placed in the student’s file.

The way to be an ESL Teacher

TESOL (Teacher Training Program)