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Greg Kennedy, Trail
 

These policies apply only to courses offered directly by Gaia College. For courses offered by our educational partners the policies of the respective partner apply.

Policies for Online Programs
Policies for Classroom Programs

 

Policies for Online Programs

Admissions
Registration
Enrollment
Student conduct and dismissal
Conflict Resolution
Refunds
Copyright

Admissions

Gaia College programs are open to everyone with a strong interest in organic land care. Our programs are delivered at the college level, and we expect applicants to have a high school education and a working proficiency in reading and writing English.

Students without this level of prior education may require more time to study, complete the assignments, and participate in the on-line discussions. Also, they may not have the skills to produce acceptable assignments in order to graduate with a Gaia College Certificate. While these applicants may still be admitted to the program, they agree, by registering for a program, to hold Gaia College blameless should they fail to satisfactorily complete the program of study.

Gaia College reserves the right to refuse admission.

Registration

Students must register on-line at the Gaia College web site.

Enrollment

 Gaia College may limit the number of students who may enroll in any particular program.

Student conduct and dismissal

Students may be dismissed from the program for the following reasons:

  • Invalidated payment of fees,
  • Providing incorrect registration information,
  • Plagiarism,
  • Publishing, distributing or sharing access to program material without prior written authorization,
  • Using Gaia College resources for purposes other than personal study, and
  • Conducting him- or herself in a disrespectful manner in any correspondence related to our programs.

In case of dismissal, written notice will be sent to the student’s e-mail address.

Conflict Resolution

Should conflict arise between students, or between student(s) and an instructor, the following guidelines apply: first an attempt should be made to resolve the conflict directly with the person involved. If this is not successful, the parties may ask the Gaia College adminstrator to intervene. The administrator can simply act as an advisor or sounding board to help the parties resolve the conflict, or may directly mediate between the parties. The administrator may request written submissions from all parties, and may provide a written decision. That decision is final.

Refund Policy

This policy applies only to courses offered directly by Gaia College, and applies to both Canadian and International students. For courses offered by our educational partners the refund policy of our respective partner applies.

  • If written (e-mail) notice of withdrawal is received before commencement of the course, tuition fees are refunded in full.

  • If written (e-mail) notice of withdrawal is received within the first 2 weeks of the course, tuition fees less a $150.00 administration fee are refunded

  • No refunds are issued if notice of withdrawal is received after the first 2 weeks of the course.

Refunds owing to students shall be paid within 30 days of receipt of written notice of withdrawal or within 30 days of written notice of dismissal.

Copyright

By posting assignments and other material to the Gaia College web site students grant limited copyright to Gaia College for the purpose of making archival copies, and publishing their work for informational and promotional purposes.

 

Policies for Classroom Programs

Admissions
Registration
Enrollment
Student conduct and dismissal
Conflict resolution
Refunds
Copyright 

Admissions

Gaia College programs are open to everyone with a strong interest in organic land care. Our programs are delivered at the college level, and we expect applicants to have a high school education and a working proficiency in reading and writing English.

While applicants without this level of prior education will still be admitted to the program, they agree, by registering for a program, to hold Gaia College blameless should they fail to satisfactorily complete the program of study.

Gaia College reserves the right to refuse admission.

Registration

Students must register on-line at the Gaia College web site.

Enrollment

Gaia College may limit the number of students who may enroll in any particular program.

Student conduct and dismissal

Students may be dismissed from the program for the following reasons:

  • Invalidated payment of fees,
  • Providing incorrect registration information,
  • Plagiarism,
  • Publishing, distributing or sharing access to program material without prior written authorization,
  • Using Gaia College resources for purposes other than personal study, and
  • Conducting him- or herself in a disrespectful manner in any correspondence related to our programs.

In case of dismissal, written notice will be sent to the student’s e-mail address.

Conflict resolution

 Should conflict arise between students, or between student(s) and an instructor, the following guidelines apply: first an attempt should be made to resolve the conflict directly with the person involved. If this is not successful, the parties may ask the Gaia College adminstrator to intervene. The administrator can simply act as an advisor or sounding board to help the parties resolve the conflict, or may directly mediate between the parties. The administrator may request written submissions from all parties, and may provide a written decision. That decision is final.

Refund Policy

This policy applies only to courses offered directly by Gaia College, and applies to both Canadian and International students. For courses offered by our educational partners the refund policy of our respective partner applies.

Non-Refundable Fees

Any portion of the program fee allocated for:

  • Textbooks and other instructional materials
  • Access to on-line resources
  • Non-refundable registration fees (if specified as non-refundable)
  • Meals and refreshments

Refundable Fees

  • Program fees as follows:

If written (e-mail) notice of withdrawal is received at least 1 week before commencement of the program, Gaia College shall retain 10% of the tuition paid.

If written (e-mail) notice of withdrawal is received less than 1 week before commencement of the program, Gaia College shall retain 25% of the tuition paid.

No part of the tuition will be refunded after commencement of the program.

Refunds owing to students shall be paid within 30 days of receipt of written notice of withdrawal or within 30 days of written notice of dismissal.

Copyright

By posting assignments and other material to the Gaia College web site students grant limited copyright to Gaia College for the purpose of making archival copies, and publishing their work for informational and promotional purposes.

Revised November 3, 2012