Please read carefully all of our policies.
Cancellation, Drop, and Withdraw Policies
Student’s Right To Cancel
You have the right to cancel your agreement for a program of instruction, without any penalty or obligations, through attendance at the first class session or the seventh day after enrollment, whichever is later. 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 pro rata refund if you have completed 60 percent or less of the scheduled hours in the current payment period in your program through the last day of attendance. A written notice must be submitted to the Registrar. Cancellation must be requested and approved. The student will receive a 100% full refund – (minus) the application fee, STRF fee, and student ID fee.
Student Drop Policy:
- A student is considered to have dropped a course when the student drops the course(s) during the 1st week (7 calendar days from the start date of the class) that the course begins, with no intention of returning.
- A student may drop a course that they have enrolled in, within this timeframe, and receive a refund for all or part of the courses not taken.
- The course is completely taken off the student’s transcript, with no record of ever registering for the course.
- Your refund rights are described in the Refund Policy below.
- To drop your course(s), mail or deliver a signed and dated copy of the Notice of Drop form, which includes a written statement requesting to drop and the reasons for it, to the college.
Student Withdraw Policy:
- A student is considered to have withdrawn from a course when the student drops the course(s) after the first week that the course begins.
- When a student withdraws from a course, the student will receive a “W” on their transcript.
- Your refund rights are described in the Refund Policy below.
4. To withdraw from your course(s), mail or deliver a signed and dated copy of the Notice of Withdraw form, which includes a written statement requesting cancellation and the reasons for it, to the College.
Attendance and Leave of Absence Policies
Students are expected to attend all class meetings. The instructor will take attendance at all class meetings. Upon registration, the student accepts the responsibility of attending all classes and completing all the work the instructor gives. The instructor shall record and report the absences of all students to the school director.
A student who is late up to 15 minutes is considered being tardy. Three incidents of tardiness will be considered as one absence. Any tardiness over 15 minutes is considered as one absence.
Students are subject to dismissal for failure to meet minimum attendance standards, for failure to meet minimum academic progress standards, or for failure to meet financial obligations. The minimum attendance requirement is 80% attendance of all class meetings.
Students may be dismissed from the school for any unsafe act, theft, vandalism of any sort, illegal drug use, or the use of alcohol or being under the influence of any controlled substance.
Students who wish to drop out may do so at any time during the entire course of the program. Students who cancel up until midnight of the seventh day of enrollment will receive a full refund, including the registration fee. No approval from school is needed. After the fifth day, the refund will be prorated as indicated in the refund of tuition section of this catalog.
Withdrawals and drops must be done in writing and either delivered in person or mailed to the school director.
Should your circumstances be such that a leave of absence is needed, please submit an application for a leave of absence to the school director. The request for a leave of absence may be granted for a reasonable time, as warranted by the circumstances. If a student repeatedly resorts to the use of a leave of absence, and if such applications show a pattern of delays, or should the issuance of a leave of absence be such that it would significantly interfere with the planned completion of the program of study, the School Director may dismiss a student from the program and issue the appropriate refunds according to the refund policy.
Transferred Credits Policy
TIC does not award credit/unit for prior experiential learning. Challenge examinations are not allowed.
For certificate program, no transfer of credits/units and challenge examinations are allowed.
TIC has not entered into an articulation or transfer agreement with any other college or university at this time.
Probation and Dismissal Polices
Students must achieve at least a “D” passing grade to receive credit for a particular class. Students may retake any classes for which they have not achieved these passing grade requirements. If the student falls below 1.0, which is “F” grade, the student will be placed on academic probation. Should the student continue to fail to achieve “D” grade in the classes taken during academic probation, the student shall be dismissed.
The students must achieve at least a “D” average to receive credit for the program.
Rules governing student conduct, admissions policies, graduation requirements, and other aspects of TIC’s operations are subject to change. Please check with the school director if you have questions regarding the content of this catalog. TIC reserves the right to adopt, amend, or repeal rules and policies that apply to students. Changes in the content of this catalog will be posted on bulletin boards and shown as a supplement to this catalog. This catalog does not constitute a contract or enrollment agreement, nor does it constitute a statement of the conditions of a contract between the student and TIC. The relationship of the individual student to TIC is governed by applicable state education codes, state regulations, and college policies.
Please refer to your enrollment agreement or enrollment contract for the specific terms under which you are to enroll. Changes to this catalog (which may from time to time be required by the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education of the State of California) will be initially added by means of an addendum and will appear at the end of the catalog.
TIC is committed to providing equal opportunities to all applicants to programs and to all applicants for employment. Therefore, no discrimination shall occur in any program or activity of TIC, including activities related to the solicitation of students or employees on the basis of race, color, religion, religious beliefs, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, age, disability, veteran’s status, or any other classification that precludes a person from consideration as an individual. Please direct any inquires regarding this policy, if any, to the School Director who is assigned the responsibility for assuring that this policy is followed.
Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education (BPPE)
As a prospective student, you are encouraged to review the catalog prior to signing an enrollment agreement. You are also encouraged to review the School Performance Fact Sheet, which must be provided to you prior to signing an enrollment agreement.
Bankruptcy or Pending Bankruptcy Disclosures
TIC does not have a pending petition in bankruptcy, is not operating as a debtor in possession, has not filed a petition within the preceding five years, and has not had a petition in bankruptcy filed against it within the preceding five years that resulted in reorganization under Chapter 11 of the United States Bankruptcy Code.
Federal and State Financial Aid Programs
TIC does not offer any form of financial aid; it does not participate in federal and state financial aid programs.
If a student obtains a loan to pay for an educational program, the student will have the responsibility to repay the full amount of the loan plus interest, less 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.
Student Tuition Recovery Fund Disclosures (STRF)
The State of California created the Student Tuition Recovery Fund (STRF) to relieve or mitigate economic losses suffered students who are California residents, or are enrolled in a residency program attending certain schools regulated by the Bureau for Private Postsecondary and Vocational Education.
You may be eligible for STRF if you are a California resident or are enrolled in a residency program, prepaid tuition, paid the STRF assessment, and suffered an economic loss as a result of any of the following:
1. The school closed before the course of instruction was completed.
2. The school’s failure to pay refunds or charges on behalf of a student to a third party for license fees or any other purpose, or to provide equipment or materials for which a charge was collected within 180 days before the closure of the school.
3. The school’s failure to pay or reimburse loan proceeds under a federally guaranteed student loan program as required by law or to pay or reimburse proceeds received by the school prior to closure in excess of tuition and other costs.
4. There was a material failure to comply with the Act or this Division within 30 days before the school closed or, if the material failure began earlier than 30 days prior to closure, the period determined by the Bureau.
5. An inability after diligent efforts to prosecute, prove, and collect on a judgment against TIC for a violation of the Act.
You must pay the state-imposed assessment for the Student-Tuition Recovery Fund (STRF) if all of the following applies to you:
- You are a student, who is a California resident and prepays all or part of your tuition either by cash, guaranteed student loans, or personal loans, and
- Your total charges are not paid by any third-party payer such as an employer, government program or other payer unless you have a separate agreement to repay the third party.
You are not eligible for protection from the STRF and you are not required to pay the STRF assessment, if either of the following applies:
- You are not a California resident.
- Your total charges are paid for by a third-party, such as an employer, government program or other payer, and you have no separate agreement to repay the third party.
Complaint Procedure for BPPE
Any questions a student may have regarding this catalog that have not been satisfactorily answered by TIC may be directed to the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education at 2535 Capital Oaks Drive, Suite 400, Sacramento, CA 95833, www.bppe.ca.gov, toll free telephone number (888) 370-7589, fax number (916) 263-1897.
A student or any member of the public may file a complaint about TIC with the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education by calling toll free number (888) 370-7589 or by completing a complaint form, which can be obtained on the bureau’s Internet Web site (www.bppe.ca.gov).