Policies

Degree Program Entry and Time Limitation

Wexford University uses open enrollment admissions process which allows students to register and begin their degree program on an ongoing basis. Students must complete all their degree requirements within five years from the date of enrollment. Doctoral students must complete their program in no fewer than two years and no more than 10 years from the initial date of enrollment. Extensions for extenuating circumstances are available through the Student Services Department. Students are expected to demonstrate reasonable progress toward completion of their study program. The University defines reasonable academic progress as the successful completion of one course every 3 months for a minimum of four courses per year. Though students determine their lesson completion goals and set their own study schedules, Wexford University expects students to actively pursue their studies and regularly submit coursework.

AA degrees have an estimated completion time of 12 – 18 months BS degrees have an estimated completion time of 12 – 18 months
MA/MS degrees have an estimated completion time of 12 – 14 months EdD degrees have an estimated completion time of 24- 30 months

The maximum time for completing an associate’s degree program is 48 months.
The maximum time for completing a bachelor’s degree program is 48 months.
The maximum time for completing a master’s degree program is 36 months.
The maximum time for completing a doctoral degree program is 60 months.

If a student enrolled in a degree program finds it necessary, they may request a 3-month extension of time upon payment of a $1,000 administrative fee. Extensions must be continuous. If a student has not completed their degree in the allowed time or fails to maintain their tuition extensions, then they must re-apply for admission.

Grading System

Wexford University records grades for completed courses only. Incomplete coursework will not be recorded. The following system of grading is used.

A = 4.0 B = 3.0 C = 2.0 D = 1.0 F = 0.0

Grade Point Average

The academic standing of a student is expressed in terms of a grade point average (GPA). A grade point average is computed by dividing the total number of grade points earned at Wexford University by the total number of hours attempted at Wexford University.

Undergraduate Transfer and Extra-Institutional Learning Credit Policy

Due to considerable differences in course content and instructional quality of work done at other colleges or universities, Wexford University does not consider grade points or hours attempted for work completed at other institutions. Therefore, transfer credit neither raises nor lowers a student’s grade point average. A simple “credit” is given.

Satisfactory Student Progress

Wexford University encourages persistent efforts on the part of all students. To maintain an active standing, students must:
(1) Maintain a GPA of 2.00 on a 4.00 scale for undergraduate work completed at Wexford University and a GPA of 3.00 on a 4.00 scale for graduate work completed.
(2) Complete at least one course within a 16 week period.

Student Records and Transcripts

Each student’s record will be made available, upon written request of the student, to employers and other duly authorized persons. Only official written transcripts bearing the school seal will be issued. A $25 transcript fee must accompany each request; however, if the student has paid a $200 graduation fee, transcript requests will be the current rate.

A separate fee is required for each transcript recipient. Wexford University will not honor transcript requests of any student having a past financial obligation to the college. Transcripts from other institutions found in admission files cannot be reproduced for student use. These transcripts must be obtained directly from the other institutions.

Academic Extension

Occasionally students encounter personal challenges for difficulties while enrolled at Wexford University that prevent them from completing all course requirements within a three (3) month period. Under these circumstances, students may be granted a three month extension of time upon payment of a reduced tuition payment (see financial information section). Receiving an academic extension in no way suspends any financial obligations students may have to the college.

Continuing Education Courses

Refund and Cancellation Fee: When dropping a course, cancellation/refund requests must be made in writing to the Continuing Education business office at ce@wexford.edu no later than five (5) business days prior to beginning of the course. The request must include attendee’s full name. An administrative fee of 25% of total registration fees will be deducted, with a minimum administrative fee of $25 (whichever is greater). A substitute may attend the program in your place. If you do not attend the program and do not submit a refund request, the University will retain all fees.

If you should have any questions prior to the start of the new quarter, please email our Continuing Education Department at ce@wexford.edu.

Withdrawal from the University

Students seeking to officially withdraw from Wexford University should notify the school and request any applicable tuition refund. The withdrawal procedure is as follows:

(1) The student may notify the college in any manner, written or verbal, of his/her intent to withdraw from a degree program and request a refund of applicable tuition.
(2) Refunds, if any, will be according to the stated college policy as outlined in the Financial Information section.
(3) All remaining balances, subject to any offset for refund, must be paid in full at the time of withdrawal.
(4) The withdrawal will become official when the student receives final written notification by the Registrar.

Academic Probation and Suspension

When a student’s cumulative grade point average falls below 2.00 at the undergraduate level, probation occurs. A student on academic probation has a maximum of six months to raise the cumulative average above the minimum standard, either by completing additional courses or repeating courses bearing inadequate grades. When an undergraduate course is repeated, the original grade is replaced by the subsequent course grade. The cost for repeating a course may vary; contact the college for a determination. Academic suspension will follow only if a student is unable to return to active status within six months. Suspended students may apply for readmission to the college after a period of one year.

Inactive Status

In the event the college fails to receive any coursework from a student within a four month period, he/she will be placed on inactive status. To return to active status, the student may inform the registrar of the desire to do so, and submit a $50 reactivation fee. If an inactive student chooses not to return to active status within a six month period, the process for withdrawal from the college will be initiated by the college.

Advanced Placement Credit

Wexford University accepts transfer and college equivalent credit in partial fulfillment of undergraduate program requirements subject to the guidelines under Policy for Awarding Undergraduate Transfer and Extra- Institutional Learning Credit.

Placement Assistance

Wexford University will assist students and graduates in career placement through our resume services and networking contacts.

Policy for Awarding Transfer & Extra Institutional Learning Credit

Recognition for Prior Learning

Wexford University defines extra-institutional learning as learning that is attained outside of accredited post-secondary education institutions. Students bring with them a wealth of learning from work and life experience, independent reading and study, the mass media, and participation in formal courses sponsored by associations, businesses, government, industries, the military, and unions.

Types of Recognition

Wexford University recognizes the prior learning of admitted students by awarding credit for:
(1) Transfer courses completed at an institution which is state-licensed, accredited by an accrediting agency recognized by the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Education or the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA); or international equivalent and documented through official transcript when the credit is applicable to the student’s degree program at Wexford University. Wexford University has the right to accept or deny credits from any educational institution it determines to be acceptable. A GPA of 2.0 or greater is required for credits to be transferable.

(2) Credit by examination. Wexford University offers testing for credit by examination. Wexford University also accepts the recommendations of the American Council on Education College Credit Recommendation Service as listed in The Guide to Educational Credit by Examination. These include Advanced Placement Examinations, College Level Examination Program General Examinations (CLEP), ACT PEP: Regents College Examinations. Semester hours of credit toward graduation earned on the basis of these tests are granted with a grade of P (Pass), and neither raises nor lowers a student’s grade point average (GPA).
(3) Credit for training programs. ACE College Credit Recommendation Service evaluations as outlined in The National Guide to Educational Credit for Training Programs are accepted, subject to the student’s degree requirements.
(4) Available Soon: Military training: Any military training which is applicable to a diploma or degree will be accepted for transfer credit based on the recommendations of the American Council on Education (ACE) as outlined in the Guide to Educational Experiences in the Armed Services. To be official, all required forms must be sent directly to Wexford University from the issuing authority. DD Form 295, Application for the Evaluation for Learning Experiences During Military Services is available to active-duty service members, reservists, and National Guard members from military education officers. The form must be certified by an authorized commissioned officer or his/her designee in order to be official.
(5) Foreign Credentials. Wexford University welcomes applications from individuals with credentials from non- U.S. Institutions. Such applicants may be required to first obtain an independent foreign credentials evaluation from Educational Credential Evaluators, Inc. (ECE), Post Office Box 92970, Milwaukee, WI 53202-0970, USA, telephone (414) 289-3400, fax (414) 289-3411, or another independent U.S. Evaluator approved by the college. Request forms and cost information are available at the ECE website (www.ece.org). Foreign undergraduate applicants must obtain a general evaluation while subject evaluations will be required for individual transfer courses.
Transfer of Credits

The acceptance of transfer credits between duly licensed/accredited institutions (defined previously) or those approved by state governing agencies, lies within the discretion of the receiving college or university. Credits earned at other institutions may or may not be accepted by Wexford University. Likewise, credits earned at Wexford University may or may not be accepted by another institution depending upon its own programs, policies, and regulations. Students planning to complete credit elsewhere before applying to Wexford University are advised to contact the Admissions Office and check on the acceptability of credits from that institution. Likewise, any student relying on Wexford University credit for transfer to or enrollment in another institution is urged to check with that institution prior to enrollment at Wexford University.

Transfer Policy

Undergraduates pursuing a degree may receive up to 45 credit hours for Associate’s (or 90 for Bachelor’s) of transfer credit for courses which satisfy the subject matter and curriculum requirements of students’ degree programs at Wexford University. Graduate students pursuing a Master’s Degree may receive up to 6 credit hours of transfer credit for courses which satisfy the subject matter and curriculum requirements for students’ degree programs at Wexford University.

Limits on Awarding Transfer and Extra-Institutional Credit

Wexford University reserves the right to accept or reject any or all academic credits offered for transfer.

No Entrance Exams Required for Enrollment
No SAT and ACT for AA or BS and no GRE for graduate programs.

Fast Guide to Starting Your Degree Program

1. Ask for an application by entering your contact information at our site: www.wexford.edu
2. Complete the application and submit application fee.
3. You will receive a response by email. If accepted into your degree program of choice, you will be able to start your studies immediately following your acknowledgement of acceptance. The University will either request payment, or process your first month’s payment (based on how you elected to pay for your tuition.
4. Order any materials you will need for your first course.
5. Receive access to your Wexford University course materials via our online learning portal.
6. Receive your course materials paid for and begin your first course.
7. Complete a quiz; get feedback and continue on to the next quiz or the final exam.
8. Continue learning and growing and you will have earned your college degree!

Nondiscrimination Policy

Wexford University, in compliance with Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Educational Amendment of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, dis- ability (mental or physical), or any other consideration made unlawful by Federal, State, or Local laws, in any of its policies, procedures, or practices. This nondiscrimination policy covers all of the University’s Programs and activities, including, but not limited to, academic admissions, educational and financial policies and services, and other school- administered programs.

Accommodating Students with Disabilities

Wexford University is in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, and state and local regulations regarding students and applicants with disabilities. A disability is a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more of the major life activities of the individual. Wexford University’s admissions decisions are made using criteria independent of an applicant’s disability. Students with disabilities desiring to enroll in the Program at Wexford University must be able to meet the admission standards of the University.

Wexford University will make efforts to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities, to the extent that such accommodations are readily achievable. Though the University takes the needs of students with disabilities seriously, it is not able to guarantee that all services requested can or will be provided. Specifically, accommodations that are unduly burdensome or that fundamentally alter the nature of the service, program, or activity may not be entertained.

Students with disabilities who require accommodations must make those needs known to the Office of Admissions at the time of application. For more information, please contact the Office of Admissions.

Notice Concerning Transferability of Credits and Credentials at Wexford University

The transferability of credits you earn at Wexford University is at the complete discretion of an institution to which you may seek to transfer. Acceptance of the degree you earn at Wexford University is also at the complete discretion of the institution to which you may seek to transfer. If the degree that you earn at this institution is not accepted at the institution to which you seek to transfer, you may be required to repeat some or all of your coursework at that institution. For this reason you should make certain that your attendance at this institution will meet your educational goals. This may include contacting an institution to which you may seek to transfer after attending Wexford University to determine if your degree will transfer.

University’s Right to Change or Modify This Information

The University reserves the right to make additions, deletions, and modifications to curricula, course descriptions, degree requirements, academic policies, schedules and academic calendars, and tuition and fees. Although every effort is made to ensure the accuracy of the information published on the Wexford University website, it is normal to expect changes in course listings and other information. The University reserves the right to effect changes without notice or obligation, including the right to discontinue a course or group of courses or a degree program. The University expects each student to have knowledge of the information presented on the Academic website.

Dispute Resolution

Any dispute concerning any matter under a student Enrollment Agreement and any courses and services provided by Wexford University shall be governed by California law 131 and any proceedings, judicial or arbitration, shall take place in the County of Orange, State of California.