STUDENT POLICIES

Student Registration
First time registrants are required to participate in a student orientation program, which will review all registration policies at LIC/LISMA Language Centers. At that time they will also meet with a student councilor to thoroughly review the process of entering the United States for the purpose of study, how best to study. An introduction to living in the United States and places of importance in the surrounding areas are also discussed.
 Students should register for classes as soon as they are eligible to do so. Following an advisement session with of the each student a student, a placement exam is given. It will be graded by a qualified teacher on staff and placement will be determined.
 
Registration for classes
Students are to register for classes as soon as they are eligible to do so with the assistance of an Admissions Counselor. Before registering for the first time, all students participate in an orientation, which includes an academic advising session. During the advising session the Counselor provides a complete overview of the enrollment and registration process. The Counselor carefully reviews an enrollment agreement with each student. The enrollment agreement contains information relevant to registration, hours of school operation, cost of the program, course schedule, attendance policy, leave of absence information, withdrawal policies, graduation information and program refunds, if necessary. This document also contains grading system for the school. If the student has very limited English language skills, there school provides a person who can clearly explain the process in their native tongue.
Continuing students must register in person, before the start of the next session.

Attendance
All students must maintain a minimum of 80% attendance in order to pass each level of instruction. Students are expected to attend classes for the number of hours for which they have enrolled in order to maintain their F-1 status. All students must maintain a minimum of 80% attendance in order to pass each level of instruction. Students are expected to attend classes for the number of hours for which they have enrolled in order to maintain their F-1 status. Those students, who do not maintain a minimum of 80% attendance, will have the option to attend a six-week Summer session at the school. Placement in the summer session will be based on your Spring course placement. If a student has fallen below the 80% attendance requirement, and does not enroll in the six-week summer program, s/he will be terminated for “failure to maintain attendance.” Students will be notified that they are required to attend the Summer session within three weeks after their final exams.
 
Leave of Absence
A Leave of Absence may be granted if the reason is determined to be valid by school officials. A written request for a leave must be submitted prior to the leave of absence. A leave of absence cannot exceed thirty (30) days. Only one leave of absence may be granted to a student in any 12-month period.
 
Re-Admission
Any student who has withdrawn from the school and desires re-admission must sign a new enrollment agreement for the hours remaining to complete the program. The student will be retested to determine his/her level of proficiency. Any tuition due to the school will be determined and payment must be arranged before re-admittance. Students will be charged the hourly rate for the hours that they need to complete the program. Students will be permitted to re-enter at the discretion of the Executive Director and after a careful review of their academic records. A student requesting re-admittance after failing to maintain satisfactory progress will not be admitted for one grading period. If reinstated as a regular student, he or she will be placed on academic probation until at least the following grading period.
 
Examinations
Students will be given tests and quizzes throughout each term as well as a mid-term and final.
 
Completion of Program
A student must have completed all required courses, passed each level of proficiency, attended at least eighty percent (80%) of class hours offered, and satisfied all financial obligations before he/she is eligible to graduate. The school awards a certificate of completion for all courses.