IPSA and Member Schools are not liable in any cases of force majeure (according to the law) or for actions of the students and their consequences.
Minimum Study Requirement
F-1 students must study at our school for a minimum of 3 consecutive Intensive program sessions to be eligible for transfer to another school in the U.S.. Students who come to our school to take one or two sessions and then leave the US in compliance with federal immigration law and without transferring to any other school are not subject to this requirement.
The minimum number of students in order to open a class is 3 for Level 1 to 10, and 4 for level 11 and TOEFL classes. The maximum number of students per class is 14.
Course Attendance Requirements
In the Intensive Program, a student can miss a total of three classes. Arriving students can only miss the first two days of classes and must begin attending class by the third day of scheduled classes. Students who miss more classes than are allowed, as outlined above, are required to repeat the course level. In addition, students who miss classes excessively may put their status in danger.
Students must complete all course requirements to enter the next level. If, for special reasons, the student cannot take exams (oral or written) on the scheduled dates, he/she must pay $20 per exam in order to take the exams on other dates, subject to prior agreement of the teacher and the campus director, or the assistant director.
It is understood that any participate in a our program will obey the laws of the host country. This of course forbids the use of illegal drugs and alcohol consumption by minors. Students are expected to be courteous and respectful at all times and abusive behavior will not be tolerated. The School reserves the right to expel (without refund) any student whose behavior violates the school's policies or those of special program providers, tour operators, etc. Furthermore, any expenses incurred by the IPSA and school in terminating the program of a student who violates the policies and rules of conduct will be the responsibility of the participant.
Postponement of Courses
The office must receive written notification at least 21 days before your course begins in order to transfer the deposits to a later course date. If it becomes necessary to postpone the program you have booked, we will try in all cases to reschedule for you but if the notice is less than two weeks we reserve the right to charge 20% of the tuition fee. Three weeks notice is also required to change accommodation. Refunds can only be given if this notice period is given. If the request for postponement is received less than 30 days before the course begins and then the course with a new starting date is cancelled before this new starting date, the course is considered to be cancelled less than 30 days before the beginning of the course regardless the actual date when the cancellation notice has been received.
Cancellation before arrival
You must inform our office about your camcellation in writing. If the U.S. Consulate in your country refuses to issue you a student visa you must cancel the course and return the letter of refusal from the U.S. Embassy, the original Letter of Acceptance and I-20 to the IPSA Enrollment Center without delay. Any refunds will be made within 30 days of cancellation notification (if visa was not requested) or receiving the above mentioned documents. Cancellation fees are charged as follows, and any balance is refunded less any bank charges and non-refundable items:
- If the course is cancelled more than 30 days before the course begins: the cancellation fee is charged in the amount of the Tuition Deposit.
- If the course is cancelled 30 days or less before the course begins: the cancellation fee is charged in the amount of Tuition Deposit plus 20% of the Tuition fee.
In case of partial cancellation of the course, we reserve the right to charge 20% of the tuition fee for the cancelled portion of the course.
Cancellation after the course and/or lodging has started
In no case money will be refunded once the course and/or lodging has started. No refund can be given for partial attendance or the discontinuance or interruption of a course. Deposits and fees are not transferable from person to person. Students are advised to take out cancellation insurance with their local provider in case they need to cancel their courses within 21 days of the start date, or while they are on the course. We reserve the right to cancel any class.
There is no refund if a student requested an I-20 and received a student visa unless this visa has been cancelled by the American Embassy/Consulate before the beginning of the course.
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