SCHOOL POLICIES

SCHOOL FACILITIES
Zoom Graphics School of Design is located at 1800 Oak Street, Suite D, Bakersfield, CA 93301. The site consists of approximately 1200 square feet including classrooms, conference room and break area and is fully ADA compliant. Zoom Graphics School of Design provides individualized training in a small classroom setting. Students are equipped with individual computer workstations with program software and internet access for online research and learning resources.

PROGRAM START AND END DATES
January 1, 2016 through December 31, 2016. Individual start dates are on the first Monday following enrollment.

ENROLLMENT REQUIREMENTS
A student must have the ability to read and write English at the level of a graduate of an American high school as demonstrated by the possession of a high school diploma, GED or passage of the California high school proficiency exam.

Zoom Graphics will except students from other countries if they demonstrate ability to read and write English at the level of a graduate of an American high school as demonstrated by the possession of a high school diploma, GED or passage of the California high school proficiency exam. (No visa services will be provided.)

ABILITY-TO-BENEFIT (ATB) STUDENTS
ZOOM GRAPHICS DOES NOT ACCEPT ABILITY-TO-BENEFIT (ATB) STUDENTS

CONDITIONS FOR RE-ENROLLMENT
Re-enrollment or re-entrance will be approved only after evidence is shown to the director’s satisfaction that conditions, which caused the interruption for unsatisfactory progress, have been rectified.

ATTENDANCE
Students are expected to attend class as expected to be present for work. The school recognizes that some absences are inevitable. In such cases, it is imperative the student notify the school each day of the absence.

If student fails to maintain satisfactory attendance, defined as three un-excused absences, the student, will be placed on 30-day probation. If attendance does not improve, the student will be interrupted or terminated from the school. Consistent tardiness will be also be cause for termination.

SCHEDULE CHANGES
Due to circumstances beyond our control, Zoom Graphics reserves the right to change, cancel, postpone instructors or classes. Every effort will be made to accommodate students who are inconvenienced by such changes.

TARDINESS is defined as 15 minutes after the start of class, or leaving 15 minutes before end of class. Five late arrivals will be counted as one absence. Cutting Class will be considered as an un-excused absence. Student is required to make-up work for any absence. Additional course hours will not be granted for missed class time.

LEAVE OF ABSENCE
It is the policy of the school to grant a Leave of Absence only in an emergency situations such as illness, family death or legal matters. In order to be granted a leave, the student must have a written request to the director. A leave must not exceed 60 days and only one leave will be granted during an enrollment period.

BREAKS
Breaks are at the discretion of the student, as long as the break time doesn’t exceed thirty minutes of course of instruction.

PROGRESS AND GRADING SYSTEM
To remain in good standing and graduate, a student must maintain a C average. If student falls below a 2.0 GPA, the student will be placed on a 30-day probation. If, during the next 30 days, the student’s grade average is still unsatisfactory, the student’s program can be interrupted and the funding source will be promptly notified.
The grading system:

A Outstanding
B Above average
C Average
D Below average
F Failing

GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS
Upon satisfactory completion of course requirements student will receive certification, certifying completion of program. Student must complete 80 percent of course hours and all assignments to graduate before end date. However, no monetary credit or discounted tuition will be refunded to student.

SCHOOL CONDUCT POLICY
Student’s shall conduct themselves in a proper manner during enrollment period. Inadequate behavior or the use of offensive language may be subject to interruption of program or dismissal.

STUDENT RECORD RETENTION
The school shall maintain permanent student records for a period of five years, retaining a permanent transcript, along with a copy of certificate and graded progress reports of courses and units which the certificate was based.

NOTICE OF STUDENTS RIGHTS

You may cancel your contract for school, without any penalty or obligation on the fifth business day following your first class sessions described in the NOTICE OF CANCELLATION form that will be given to you at the first class you go to. A different cancellation policy applies for home study or correspondence courses.

Read the notice of cancellation form for an explanation of your cancellation rights and responsibilities. If you have lost your notice of cancellation form, ask the school for a sample copy.

After the end of the cancellation period, you also have the right to stop school at any time, and you have the right to receive a refund for the part of the course not taken. Your refund rights are described in the contract. If you have lost your contract, ask the school for a description of the refund policy.

If the school closes before you graduate, you may be entitled to a refund. Contact The Bureau For Private Postsecondary Education at the address and telephone number printed below for information.

If you have any complaints, questions, or problems which you cannot work out with the school, write or call:

BUREAU FOR PRIVATE POSTSECONDARY EDUCATION
2535 Capitol Oaks Dr., Suite 400, Sacramento, CA. 95833
(916) 431-6959 Fax (916) 263-1897 www.bppe.ca.gov

REFUND POLICY
You are obligated to pay only for educational services rendered and for unreturned equipment. The refund shall be the amount you paid for instruction multiplied by fraction, the numerator of which is the number of hours of instruction that you have received but for which you have paid, and the denominator of which is the total number of hours of instruction for which you have paid.

If you obtain equipment, as specified in the agreement as a separate charge, and return it in good condition within 30 days following the date of withdrawal, the school shall refund the charge for the equipment paid by the student. If you fail to return the equipment in good condition, allowing for reasonable wear and tear, within this 30-day period, the school may offset against the refund the document cost to the school of that equipment.

You shall be liable for the amount, if any, by which the documented cost for equipment exceeds the prorated refund amount. The documented cost of the equipment charges stated in the contract. For a list of charges, see the Schedule of Tuition, Fees and Training Materials.

If the amount that you have paid is more than the amount that you owe for the time you attended, then a refund will be made within 30 days of withdrawal. If the amount that you owe is more than the amount that you have previously paid, then you will have to make arrangements to pay it.

If a student obtains a loan to pay for an educational program, 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.

REIMBURSEMENT FOR VETERANS
For information or for resolution of specific payment problems, the veteran should call the DVA nationwide toll free number at 1-800-827-1000. (Note: The maximum non-refundable registration fee allowed by VA is $10 for non-accredited schools.)

CANCELLATION AGREEMENT
You have the right to cancel the enrollment agreement and obtain a refund of charges paid through attendance at the first class session, or seventh day after enrollment, whichever is later.

WITHDRAWEL FROM A COURSE OF STUDY
You have the right to withdraw from a course of instruction at any time. If you withdraw from the course of instruction the school will remit a refund less the registration fee, within 30 days following your withdrawal date.

FINANCIAL AID POLICIES
Zoom Graphics School of Design does not participate in federal and state financial aid programs

AUTHORIZATIONS
Zoom Graphics School of Design is a private institution that is authorized to operate by the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education. Authorization to operate means compliance with state standards.

ACCREDITATIONS
Zoom Graphics School of Design or any of its programs are not accredited by an accrediting agency or recognized by the United States Department of Education.

WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT
OUR PENDING APPLICATION FOR STATE APPROVAL

The institution’s application for approval to operate has not yet been reviewed by the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education. For more information, call the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education at (916) 574-7720. or toll free at (888) 370-7589. Or visit its website at www.bppe.ca.gov
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“Any questions a student may have regarding this catalog that have not been satisfactorily answered by the institution may be directed to the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education at 2535 Capitol Oaks Drive, Suite 400, Sacramento, CA 95833 or P.O. Box 980818, West Sacramento, CA 95798-0818, www.bppe.ca.gov, toll-free telephone number (888) 370-7589 or by fax (916) 263-1897.”

A student or any member of the public may file a complaint about this institution with the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education by calling (888) 370-7589 or by completing a complaint form, which can be obtained on the Bureau’s internet website
www.bppe.ca.gov

OBSERVED SCHOOL HOLIDAYS
Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Presidents’ Day
Good Friday
Memorial Day
Fourth of July
Labor Day
Veterans’ Day
Thanksgiving Day & Day After
Christmas Week
New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day

Students will be notified of school's administrative days

 


 

 

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