Standards of Academic Integrity and University Code of ConductAll City Vision University students must comply with the Standards of Academic Integrity and University Code of Conduct. The consequences for violating these standards are described on the linked pages.
Credit Hour PolicyCity Vision follows the Carnegie Unit requirement of “one credit is equivalent to 45 hours of student work”. Thus, a three (3)-credit course incorporates approximately 135 hours of student work. Reading is 25 pages per hour for standard books and 20 for dense textbooks. Where needed we use much more detailed guidelines provided by Penn State University – Hours of Instructional Activity (HIA) Equivalents at: http://weblearning.psu.edu/resources/penn-state-online-resources/HIA/
Requirements for Good Standing & Academic ProbationThe academic policy of City Vision University is designed to meet ultimately the graduation requirement of a “C” average (2.00 GPA) on all work taken through the university, including credits accepted via transfer from other institutions. To remain in good standing, a student must maintain a minimum cumulative grade point average according to the number of credits completed at City Vision University, or accepted via transfer. The unit of credit is the semester hour. The following minimum grade point averages apply to associate’s degree students;
- Up to 15 credits 1.50 GPA
- 16-30 credits 1.70 GPA
- 31 credits and above 2.00 GPA
- Up to 30 credits 1.50 GPA
- 31 through 59 credits 1.70 GPA
- 60 through 89 credits 1.85 GPA
- 90 credits and above 2.00 GPA
Academic ProbationStudents who fail to earn the grade point average indicated above will be placed on Academic Probation for the next 6 credits of study. Students who are on Academic Probation and whose term achievements show substantial improvement but whose cumulative GPA is still just below the appropriate GPA for their Credits Completed level and thus would be subject to Academic Dismissal may instead be placed on Probation Continued status at the discretion of the Academic Oversight staff (Dean, Department Chair, or President).
Policy on Repeated Withdrawals for New StudentsIf a new student (who has not passed any City Vision courses) has withdrawn from six or more City Vision courses, they must either wait a year or complete a course at another school before they can sign up for courses again.
Grades and Grade Point AveragesEach course is given a final grade with the number of quality points per credit hour assigned as follows:
Academic HonorsGraduation honors are awarded for academic work performed by the student during his undergraduate program. Honors will be conferred as follows:
- Summa cum Laude 3.90 or above
- Magna cum Laude 3.75 to 3.89
- Cum Laude 3.60 to 3.74
Course Registration DeadlineStudents must register for courses before or on the first day of classes. Students may request an exception to register for courses after the first day of the term during the first week. Later course registrations are allowed only in exceptional circumstances, but not beyond the second week.
Dropping Courses and GradingOur preferred method is that students should drop courses using the official drop request form, but they may communicate their intent to drop to City Vision by any method including calling the university office at (816) 960-2008 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or discontinuing participation in the course. Students that no longer participate in courses may be administratively dropped for lack of attendance (see date of last attendance policy below).
Attendance PolicyStudents’ attendance in City Vision University courses will be evaluated at least every 14 days. Because this is an online program, attendance is based exclusively on the date of submission of coursework which would receive a grade, such as a written assignment, class forum post, or quiz. Simply logging into the online classroom is not counted as attendance; neither is simply sending a message to a professor. If a student has not attended a course, by the definition above, within the past 14 days, it will be determined whether the student is withdrawn from that course. If a student could not submit gradable work in the past 14 days, this determination will be made on the following basis: 1. Communication with the instructor or staff and/or 2. A review of their course progress and grade by Student Services staff assessing the student’s ability to successfully pass the course. 3. How late the student’s current assignments are, based on their due dates. Students may be notified weekly by City Vision if they are late in submitting assignments. Students that have a 14 day gap in submitting items for grading are administratively dropped unless they are granted an extension by their instructor or academic administration. The instructor or academic administration may grant an extension either through a documented email or by continuing to grade the late assignments. As of the 18-19 academic year, all extensions must be documented by email.
Last Date of Attendance Policy
Late Assignment Policy
- Assignments submitted more than 1 week late (after the following Sunday) will lose 1 letter grade (i.e. “A” becomes a “B”)
- Assignments submitted more than 2 weeks late will lose 2 letter grades (i.e. “A” becomes a “C”)
- Each week after that until the end of the term, the assignment will lose a further letter grade (“A” becomes “D”, and so on)
- Late but less than 1 week late: lose half a letter grade. For students with documented disabilities, this becomes “less than 1 week late, no penalty”.
- More than 1 week late less than 2 (after the following Sunday): lose 1 letter grade. i.e. “A” becomes a “B” For students with documented disabilities, this becomes ” One week late but less than 2 week late”.More than 2 weeks late will receive a zero unless granted an extension by City Vision’s president. Extensions are typically granted only for exceptional circumstances, such as an illness that would prevent you from doing course work at this time, or the death of a family member. For students with documented disabilities, we cannot extend this further except for in rare exceptions due to the difficulty that extremely late assignment submissions create in meeting US Department of Education requirements.
- Students not submitting anything for grading in the first two weeks will be dropped.
Course Extension Policy
Incomplete Grades PolicyIncomplete grades are assigned at the discretion of the instructor, with consultation from the Academic Oversight staff (Dean, Department Chair or President) overseeing the course in question, and other academic staff as needed. When incomplete grades are issued, the student will be informed as to how they may be resolved and the timeframe for resolution. This timeframe will be reasonable in length, and shall never exceed one academic term after the course was initially to have been completed. If the student does not meet the agreed upon timeframe, the grade will be converted to whatever grade the student would have received based on the work completed up to that point.
Proctor RequirementAs specified by the City Vision Standards of Admission, all City Vision students must comply with the Proctor Requirement policy.
Leave of AbsenceStudents may not request an official Leave of Absence from City Vision University, for financial aid purposes. Their financial aid status, as reported to NSLDS for Enrollment Reporting and used in R2T4 calculations, is always either enrolled or withdrawn. This policy supersedes any previous policies of City Vision pertaining to Leaves of Absence.
Class Levels by Credits
- Freshman: 0-30 credits
- Sophomore: 31-60 credits
- Junior: 61-90 credits
- Senior: 91-120 credits
- Transfer Credits & General Studies
- Academic Standing and Probation
- Grading Policies
- Attendance Policy
- Course Registrations, Drops, and Extensions
- Class Levels by Credits