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Mashdots College is licensed to operate by the California Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education

Any questions a student may have regarding this catalog that have not been satisfactorily answered by the institution may be directed to the Bureau for Postsecondary Education at

1747 N. Market Blvd, Ste 225

Sacramento, CA 95834

P.O. Box 980818, West Sacramento, CA 95798-0818

Web site address: www.bppe.ca.gov

Toll-free telephone number: (888) 370-7589 or (916) 574-8900 or by fax (916) 263-1897

For Prospective Students:

As a prospective student, you are encouraged to review this catalog prior to signing an enrollment agreement. You are also encouraged to review the School Performance Fact Sheet, which must be provided to the student prior to signing an enrollment agreement.

Approval to operate means the institution is compliant by the with the minimum standards contained in the California Private Postsecondary Education Act of 2009 (as amended) and Division 7.5 of Title 5 of the California Code of Regulations

A student or any member of the public may file a complaint about this institution with the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education by calling (888) 370-7589 toll-free or by completing a complaint form, which can be obtained on the Bureau's internet website: www.bppe.ca.gov

Mashdots College

117 S. Louise Street, Glendale,

California 91205

Telephone: (818) 548-9345 

E-mail: info@mashdotscollege.org  Website: mashdotscollege.org

Mashdots College does not offer Distance Education Programs.

       NATURE AND MISSION OF THE COLLEGE  

 

       DEGREE AND CERTIFICATE PROGRAMS

  • Degree Program—Bachelor of Arts in Armenian Studies

  • Certificate Programs

  • Armenian Language & Linguistics

  • Armenian Studies (Advanced)

  • Computer Education

  • Early Childhood Education

  • ESL

  • Translation & Interpretation​

       ADMISSIONS INFORMATION

  • Ability-to-Benefit-Students    

  • Admission to the B.A. Program

  • Notice to Prospective Degree Program Students

  • Credit for Experiential Learning

  • Acceptance through Provisional Entrance Program

  • Leave of Absence

  • Withdrawal from the College

  • Returning Student Re-Admission

  • Re-Admission of Academically Disqualified Students

  • Retention of Records

 

       ACADEMIC INFORMATION

  • Registration

  • Academic Progress

  • Alternative Instructional Modes

  • Grades

  • Transferability of credits

  • Graduation and Honors

 

       FINANCIAL INFORMATION 

  • Tuition and Fees

  • Tuition Refunds

  • Delinquent Payment of Tuition

  • Student Tuition Recovery Fund

  • Financial Aid Programs

 

 

       SERVICES TO STUDENTS AND COMMUNITY

 

       RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES 

  • Rights

  • Responsibilities 

  • Judicial Procedures 

 

       GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS 

       DESCRIPTION OF PROGRAMS 

  • Degree Program 

  • Certificate Programs 

       DESCRIPTION OF COURSES 

 

       PERSONNEL

 

       MARKETING

NATURE AND MISSION OF THE COLLEGE

MASHDOTS COLLEGE, an independent non-sectarian institution of higher education founded in 1992 in California, offers quality undergraduate education in selected fields and career-related certificate programs. Through its academic and co-curricular programs, the College provides rich educational opportunities that relate to both the academic and personal development of its students.

Mashdots College has been established in honor of Saint Mesrob Mashdots, founder of the first Armenian school, inventor of the Armenian alphabet, and original translator of the Bible into Armenian. Among the aims of the College is the commitment to propagate the rich Armenian heritage through the preparation of teachers, as well as leaders for community organizations.

The basic intention of the Board of Trustees of Mashdots College is to offer quality education in the centuries old tradition of Armenian higher education.

Within this tradition, the Board is dedicated to assisting faculty and administrators to facilitate the discovery, advancement and dissemination of knowledge, as well as developing good character and effective citizenship. In this perspective, the Board is committed to academic programs that meet the needs of the Armenian community in the United States.

  • Degree Program

  • Bachelor of Arts in Armenian Studies

  • Certificate Programs

  • 1Armenian Language and Linguistics

  • Armenian Studies (Advanced Certificate)

  • Early Childhood Education

  • English as a Second Language

  • Translation and Interpretation (Armenian/English/Arabic)

  • Computer Training

 

DEGREE AND CERTIFICATE PROGRAMS

 

DEGREE PROGRAMS

BACHELOR OF ARTS IN ARMENIAN STUDIES

The Armenian Studies Department offers a Bachelor of Arts degree in Armenian Studies. A wide range of courses offers students an extensive background in Armenian history and culture—including language, literature, art, music, history, geography, and political science. The Armenian Studies program also provides the preparatory education necessary for graduate studies in the field.​

The Armenian Studies Department maintains a sizable collection of books, journals, and newspapers. Books covering the entire spectrum of Armenian studies are found in the collection, including old and rare books. Professional journals of Armenian studies are received regularly from all Armenian academic centers. Newspapers from all over the world are also collected at Mashdots College.

The Armenian Studies Department sponsors community activities, such as guest lecture series, symposia, and publications.

Objectives of the Program

The Armenian Studies major is designed to provide a solid academic foundation in Armenian letters, history, politics and culture. As such, the program intends to prepare students for teaching in Armenian schools, for community service and leadership and/or for graduate studies in the field.

Students will be encouraged to apply their acquired knowledge by engaging in research and/or participating in pertinent campus and community activities. This major requires a minimum of 52 semester hours of which 40 are required and 12 are elective.

Students majoring in Armenian Studies must pass a placement test in Armenian Language. Should a student fail the test, she or he must take any or all of the following courses, based on the test results: Armenian 100, 101, 200, and 201.

GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

To obtain a bachelor’s degree from MC, a student must complete all the appropriate residency, semester hour and general education requirements, as well as specific major requirements.  In addition, to qualify for graduation, the student must have a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or better, both in the major and overall.  For the purpose of fulfilling elective requirements and general education requirements other than Written English, a course in which a D-lever grade was received will be counted only if the course was taken at MC.

BACHELOR'S DEGREE PROGRAM

To receive a bachelor's degree from MC, a student must complete the following:

A minimum of 128 semester hours, including all the general education requirements listed in this catalog and the appropriate major requirements listed in the Programs section of this catalog.

A minimum of 52 semester hours at MC.

A minimum of 33 semester hours at the upper-division level must be taken at MC.

CERTIFICATE PROGRAMS

A certificate program consists of a sequence or group of courses or contact hours that focus on an area of specialized knowledge. These programs are developed, administered and evaluated by Mashdots College's faculty or by faculty-approved professionals.

Individuals pursue certificate programs to prepare for new careers, to qualify for a promotion, to stay current in their field, to satisfy mandated education requirements, or simply to acquire new skills and knowledge. Completion of a certificate program signifies that the certificate holder has acquired certain proficiencies in a specialized area of study through an educational program. The certificate alone does not guarantee improved professional performance. The quality of performance depends on the newly acquired knowledge and skills.

ARMENIAN LANGUAGE AND LINGUISTICS

27 Units; Final Exam and Professional Paper Required

 

This certificate program is developed to update the knowledge and skills of elementary and secondary Armenian language teachers.

ARMENIAN STUDIES (Advanced)

52 Units; Final Exam and Professional Paper Required

This advanced certificate program prepares students for careers in teaching, research and many other fields that require writing skills and a broad background in the humanities.

COMPUTER TRAINING

16 Units; Final Exam Required

The computer training program provides a sound theoretical background along with practical computer knowledge to students interested in pursuing careers in office management, computerized accounting, computer systems technology, web-site design, systems administration, computer programming and network administration. Students will obtain a basic mastery of widely used practical applications, such as word processing, spreadsheet solutions, programming languages, and desktop publishing.

EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION

12 - 24 Units; Final Exam Required

The Early Childhood Education Program prepares students for positions in many types of childcare centers. Opportunities are available in day care centers, parent participation schools, church-sponsored schools and nursery schools.

ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE - Non-Credit

The English as Second Language (ESL) program is designed to teach international students to communicate effectively in English within the academic settings and to interact effectively with others in the business and social environment.

TRANSLATION AND INTERPRETATION - Armenian/English, Arabic/English 

​8-16 Units - Final Exam Required

The program is designed to provide professional training to students who have already achieved a high level of proficiency in Armenian/English and Arabic/English.

Interpretation facilitates communication between people using the spoken language and translators bridge the communication gap in writing. In addition to excellent language skills, both translators and interpreters must understand the issues and topics under discussion.

 

​Because English is the base language for most instruction, students must have a high degree of fluency in it. The program provides specialized court interpreter training classes and translation and interpretation courses to meet the growing need for translation and interpretation for meetings, conferences, or for individuals.by the United States.

ADMISSION INFORMATION

The educational goal of Mashdots College is to provide maximum opportunities for educational and personal growth; therefore, the student's goals and objectives are considered first in evaluating applicants for admission. Consideration will be given to previous formal and informal educational experience, and to the potential to succeed in an academic program. Mashdots

College seeks students who are creative, motivated, self-disciplined, and committed to learning.

In keeping with the above philosophy, the admission decision is made with emphasis placed on cumulative GPA, academic course of study, SAT or ACT

Ability-to-Benefit students scores, applicant statements, and personal recommendations. In cases where the applicant falls below a B average and/or below acceptable test scores, the faculty Admissions Committee is consulted.

The College does not admit students from other countries and student visa services are not provided.

Ability-to-Benefit Students. Students who have not graduated from high school or otherwise demonstrated high school graduation equivalency, are permitted to take an approved ATB test in order to be allowed to enroll in Mashdots College. Before an ATB student may execute an enrollment agreement, Mashdots College shall have the student take an independently administered examination from the list of examinations prescribed.

Department of Education. The student shall not enroll unless the student achieves a score, as specified by the United States Department of Education, demonstrating that the student may benefit from the education and training being offered.

List of the exams Mashdots College accepts and passing scores:

  • Wonderlic Basic Skills Test (WBST) Verbal Forms VS-1 and VS-2; Quantitative Forms QS-1 and QS-2(online and Paper and Pencil Versions. Passing Scores: Verbal – 200; Quantitative – 210.

  • Combined English Language Skills Assessment (CELSA) Passing Scores:Forms 1 and 2. Form 1 – 97; Form 2; 98.

  • ACCUPLACER (Reading Comprehension, Sentence Skills, and Arithmetic. Passing Scores: Reading Comprehension – 55; Sentence Skills – 60; Arithmetic – 34.

 

ADMISSION TO THE B.A. PROGRAM

 

NOTICE TO PROSPECTIVE DEGREE PROGRAM STUDENTS

Mashdots College is approved by the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education to offer degree programs.

 

To continue to offer degree programs, this institution must meet the following requirements:

  • 1.    Become institutionally accredited by an accrediting agency recognized by the United. States Department of Education, with the scope of the accreditation covering at least one degree program.

  • 2.    Achieve accreditation candidacy or pre-accreditation as defined in regulations, by July 1, 2020, and full accreditation by July 1, 2023.

Admissions to the Bachelor of Arts Degree in Armenian Studies require completion of 52-semester or 105 quarter transfer units with at least a "C" average.  The College offers lower and upper-division courses in Armenian Studies.

 

Prospective students must apply by May 1 for the Fall Semester and by November 1 for the Spring Semester. To apply for admission, the following must be submitted to Mashdots College:

Students who have completed studies at foreign schools considered for transfer credit must send their transcripts to the Credentials Evaluation Service, Los Angeles, California, for evaluation. There is a fee for this service. A brochure is available upon request.

  • An application for admission with a non-refundable application fee of $50. Applications are valid or 12 months.

  • Three recommendations for admission sent directly by the recommending persons to MC.

  • High school or college transcripts (with notarized translations in English where appropriate) sent directly by the school attended to MC.  Students who have completed studies at foreign schools considered for transfer credit must send their transcripts to the Credentials Evaluation Service, Los Angeles, California, for evaluation.  There is a fee for this service. A brochure is available upon request.

  • Test scores on the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) or American College Test (ACT).

  • Applicants must present a combined SAT score of 900 or above.

  • Once all the above materials have been received, the applicant will be considered for admission. Applicants who are accepted will be sent a letter of acceptance and asked to send a deposit by May 1. Students accepted after May 1 normally will have to make the $100 non-refundable tuition deposit within three weeks after the date of acceptance.

  • Applicants who fall below the above minimum levels will be referred to the MC Admissions Committee. In making its decision to accept or to reject the applicant, the committee will consider the applicant’s involvement in school and community activities, leadership ability, special skills, letters of recommendation and personal interviews.

  • All application materials become the property of MC upon receipts by the Admissions Office.

  • Proof of English Proficiency.

 

       International applicants must establish a minimum proficiency in English by submitting one of the  following:

  • a. A TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) score of 500 or above.

  • b. A SAT verbal score of 450 and above.

  • c. A score of 75 or above on the MC English Proficiency Test.

 

       Transfer of Credit Requirements - Bachelor’s Degree Program

  • A student may earn a maximum of 76 units of credit (with a GPA of 2.5 and above) toward a Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited institution, provided these units do not interrupt the MC residency requirement.

  • General Education transfer requirements for admission to a degree program include completion of transferable college semester units with a grade of at least a “C” in ten areas as follows:

 

       Written English:

  • College Writing A, and College Writing B

  • Spoken English: Fundamentals of Public Speaking, or Forensics

       

       Physical Education:

  • Two different Instructional Activity Course

 

       Aesthetic Experience:

  • One experiential class in art, creative writing, music, photography, or theater, or

  • Two semesters of ballet, choral or instrumental ensemble, modern dance or music lessons.

 

       Mathematics:

  • College Algebra, or Pre-calculus, or Mathematics in Society, or Calculus I, or Calculus II, or Calculus III

 

       Symbolic:

  • Inter to Comp. Science & English

  • Computer Resources Management, or Introduction to Language, or

  • Introduction to Computer Utilization, or Theory I, or

  • Introduction to Logic, or

  • One course in statistics, or computer language

  • One elementary (100-level) or intermediate (200-level) course in a foreign language, or

  • One specified ESL course.

 

       U.S. History:

  • United States History, or

  • Development of American Democracy I, or
    Development of American Democracy II

 

       Natural Science:

  • 1. Two courses in natural science. One of the two natural science courses must have a laboratory component.

       Social Science:

  • 1. World Civilizations I, or

  • World Civilizations, II, and

  • 2. Two classes, one from each of the following two categories:

  • a. Economic Analysis I, or

  • Economic Analysis II, or

  • Introduction to Geography, or

  • Economics for Decision-Making, or World Civilizations I, or

  • World Civilizations II, or

  • American Government and Politics

  • b. Introduction to Anthropology, or

  • General Psychology or General Sociology

       Humanities:  (10 semester hours minimum)

  • One literature class in English (at any level), or One class in a foreign language at the advanced or 300-level or above, and

  • 2. The remaining units from at least two of the following areas:

  • a. Philosophy or religion

  • b. History and appreciation of art, music or theater

  • c. Foreign language at the intermediate or 200 level

 

Mashdots College has not entered into an articulation or transfer agreement with any other college or university.

CREDIT FOR EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING: The College awards credit for “experiential learning” for life/work experience that may represent earned units when assessed by Mashdots College.

STUDENT ACCEPTANCE THROUGH THE PROVISIONAL ENTRANCE PROGRAM

Students accepted on a provisional basis will be admitted for one semester and informed of the conditions required to remove the provisional status. The student may enroll in a maximum of 14 semester hours and is required to meet with an adviser at least three times during the semester, enroll in a study skills class, register for an appropriate English class and make normal academic progress as defined in the Normal Academic progress section of this catalog.

Students who do not remove their provisional status by the end of the first semester of enrollment are ineligible to enroll the following semester. Students wishing to return to MC at some future date must reapply for admission.

LEAVE OF ABSENCE

 

A student who finds it necessary to interrupt his/her studies at MC and desires to return may apply to the Registrar for a leave of absence prior to leaving the college. With leave of absence a student may be absent from MC for more than two semesters without reapplying for admission. Among the acceptable reasons for granting a leave of absence are financial or medical problems and military duties. Students are required to keep the college informed about plans to return, otherwise, they will be considered withdrawn. A leave of absence will not be granted for the purpose of transferring to another institution.

WITHDRAWAL FROM THE COLLEGE

A student who wishes to withdraw in good standing must obtain a "Notice of Withdrawal" application from the Registrar's Office and have it signed by his/her academic counselor. If the student is also withdrawing from courses, "Program Request and Change Form," signed by the student's adviser, is also required. The effective date of withdrawal is the date of the MC Dean's approval.

RETURNING STUDENT RE-ADMISSION

Students who have attended MC as full-time students but have not been in attendance for two consecutive semesters must reapply by filing a new Application for Admission. Re admission will be based on the current admissions policies, and the student will be required to meet current graduate requirements.  Official transcripts of all academic work taken during the period of absence must be provided. The application fee and personal recommendations will be waived if the returning student has not been absent for more than two consecutive semesters.

RE-ADMISSION OF ACADEMICALLY DISQUALIFIED STUDENTS

 

The re-admission of a previously disqualified student is by special action of the Dean only.  Ordinarily the College will consider an application for reinstatement only after the student has remained absent for a minimum of one year following disqualification and has fulfilled all recommended conditions. In every instance, re admission action is based on evidence, including transcripts of courses completed elsewhere after disqualification that warrants such action. If readmitted, the student is placed on academic probation.

RETENTION OF RECORDS

Credentials of applicants who do not register for the semester to which they have been admitted are normally retained in the Office of Admissions for a period of 30 days from the opening of the Semester. At the end of this time credentials on file are discarded unless the applicant has notified the office of continued interest to attend MC. Credentials submitted to the Office of Admissions becomes the property of the College and cannot be returned to the student or duplicated for any purpose.

The College’s Policy on Student Records Retention is designed to manage the records created in the course of the College’s academic and administrative operations. The policy covers all records and documents, including electronic documents. The policy promotes compliance with federal and state laws and BPPE regulations, to minimize accidental or innocent destruction of records and to facilitate the College’s operations by promoting efficiency and freeing up valuable storage space.

ROCORD RETENTION SCHEDULE

  • Admissions Records  10 years

  • Grade Records Permanent

  • Degree Audit Records 5 years after date of last attendance

  • Disciplinary Action Records 5 years after graduation or date of last 5 years after annual report has been accepted Financial Aid Records 5 years

 

ACADEMIC INFORMATION

REGISTRATION

 

An early registration period, general registration period and final registration date are announced in the Academic and Administrative Calendar. Students are expected to complete their registration by the first day of classes. General registration does continue, however, through the fifth day of classes each semester and through the third day of classes during Interterm. Officially registered students may make changes with the approval of their academic advisers beginning two weeks prior to the first day of classes and extending through the first full week of classes each semester. Summer Session registration and program changes may be made through the third class meeting.

ACADEMIC PROGRESS

Course Load - Undergraduate. A bachelor's degree candidate must complete an average of 32 semester hours per year in order to earn his/her degree within two years. A student normally accomplishes this by taking 12-18 semester hours each semester to be considered full time, an undergraduate must enroll in a minimum of 12 semester hours each semester.  To be considered half time, an undergraduate must enroll in a minimum of six semester hours each semester.  A student wishing to enroll for more than 18 semester hours in the Fall and/or Spring Semester, must petition the Appeals Committee for approval prior to enrollment.

Non-matriculated Students. Undergraduates who wish to enroll as part-time students may enroll in a combined total of no more than 11 semester hours in any semester without making formal application for admission. Students who wish to become degree candidates must submit formal application and complete the admissions process prior to completion of 12 semester hours at the College. The College cannot be held responsible for the applicability toward a degree of courses which are selected by students who have not been officially admitted and assigned academic advisers.

Normal Academic Progress. A full-time undergraduate student will be considered making normal academic progress when completing 24 semester hours per year while maintaining a 2.0 cumulative GPA; a part-time student, when completing 12 semester hours per year while maintaining a 2.0 cumulative GPA.

  • Undergraduate students who fail to make normal academic progress over an academic year will receive an academic progress warning and be required to see the Dean of the college.

  • If degree requirements are not completed within seven years of admission, students must fulfill the graduation requirements in effect at the time of their graduation.

  • Specification for Contact Hours. MC follows traditional guidelines for contact hours. A 4-semester hour class will typically have 4 classes of 50 minutes length per week for 15 weeks, the traditional 60 contact hours for 4 semester hours of credit.

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  • Academic Probation. Academic probation carries a serious warning to the student that the scholastic record is unsatisfactory and that continued failure to improve this record will result in academic disqualification. Students on probation may also have restrictions imposed by the Academic Dean regarding their program of studies. A student will be placed on academic probation who in any term fails to earn a 2.0 GPA or whose cumulative GPA falls below a 2.0.

  • Academic probation is distinct from financial aid probation, which is covered in the Financial Aid Programs sections of this catalog.

  • Academic Disqualification. Students on academic probation who fail to raise their cumulative GPAs to a 2.0 within the time specified in the limits of their probation (typically by the end of the next semester) will be academically disqualified by the College. Extenuating circumstances may be reviewed by the Academic Dean. The effective date of the academic disqualification will be recorded on the transcript. If this status is removed, the date of reinstatement will also be recorded.

  • The Veterans Administration (in case where students receive VA funds) or other appropriate governmental agencies will be notified when a student is academically disqualified.

  • ALTERNATIVE INSTRUCTIONAL MODES

  • Directed Study. A directed study is an approved catalog course taught independently to one student. Courses may be taken by directed study only if the course is not scheduled during the term and only with the instructor's and the department's prior approval. Directed study courses may only be taken by matriculated students in good standing.  Seminars, activity courses, introductory courses in some disciplines and courses with heavy emphasis on process rather than content may not be taken by directed study. Directed Study Forms are available from the Registrar's Office. The forms must be signed by the instructor and the department chairperson before they are submitted with the registration form to the Registrar. Students may register for a directed study only during the normal registration period.

  • Independent Study. An independent study course is a course initiated and written by a student following the guidelines contained in the "Independent Study Manual" (available from the Registrar) and deals with material not covered in any approved catalog course. The student works independently under the guidance of an instructor who must approve the student's comprehensive written plan and timeline before the student can begin. The independent study form, included with the Manual, must also be signed by the department chairperson before the student can begin. Independent studies are available only to students in good standing at the College.

  • Independent studies can be approved as 199, 299, or 399 courses and for a maximum of four semester hours of credit each.

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  • Course Challenge. Many MC courses may be challenged, but only matriculated students may challenge them. To challenge a course, a student completes the application, available from the Registrar, and pays a fee equivalent to one semester hour when it is filed. The department chairperson assigns the instructor to give the challenge, and the student must complete the challenge within two weeks after he/she has been notified which instructor has been assigned. The student may see a list of course goals and objectives prior to challenging the course. If the student demonstrates the competencies required for successful completion of the course, the number and title of the course will be placed on the transcript with a CRD grade. If the student does not demonstrate the competencies, nothing is recorded on the transcript. A student may challenge a course only once. If a student fails a course challenge, he/she may receive credit for the course only by enrolling in it for credit. A maximum of eight semester hours of course challenge may be counted toward fulfilling the undergraduate residency requirements.

  • Courses that cannot be challenged are marked NCh in the Courses section of this catalog. In addition, a student may not challenge any courses in which he/she has received tutoring from an MC instructor, was formerly enrolled or has audited formally or informally. Any student with a secondary or higher education from a country where the native language or languages of instruction are other than English may not challenge beginning or intermediate courses in those languages. Any student who has received credit for high school courses in foreign languages may not challenge those courses at MC. In this context, two years of high school foreign language will be considered equivalent to one year of college instruction.

  • Auditing. Most courses may be audited with the permission of the instructor as long as seats are available. Students pay a specified portion of the regular tuition but do not receive credit. The normal registration deadlines apply, and changes from audit to grade status, or grade to audit status, must be made before the end of the tenth day of classes in any semester; the end of the third day of classes during Interterm.

  • Experiential Learning. Experiential learning is a process through which students develop knowledge, skills, and values from direct experiences outside a traditional academic setting. Experiential learning encompasses a variety of activities including internships, service learning, undergraduate research, study abroad, and other creative and professional work experience. Well-planned, supervised, and assessed experiential learning programs can stimulate academic inquiry by promoting interdisciplinary learning, civic engagement, career development, cultural awareness, leadership, and other professional and intellectual skills. The student and his/her advisor will work together to plan the activity.

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  • GRADES

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  • Grading Policy—Undergraduate

  • A    4.0 quality points per semester hour

  • A    3.7 quality points per semester hour

  • Clearly stands out as excellent performance. Has unusually sharp insight into material; initiates thoughtful questions. Sees many sides of an issue.

  • Articulates well and writes logically and clearly. Integrates ideas previously learned from this and other disciplines; anticipates next steps in progression of ideas.

  • B+...    3.3 quality points per semester hour

  • B    3.0 quality points per semester hour

  • B-    2.7 quality points per semester hour

  • Grasps subject matter at a level considered to be good to very good; is an

  • active listener and participant in class discussions; speaks and writes well, accomplishes more than the minimum; works in and out of class is of high quality though rarely outstanding.

  • C+    2.3 quality points per semester hour

  • C    2.0 quality points per semester hour

  • C-    1.7 quality points per semester hour

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  • Demonstrates satisfactory comprehension of the subject matter, accomplishes the minimum requirements; and communicates orally and in writing at an acceptable level for a college student.    Has a general understanding of all basic concepts.

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  • D+...    .1.3 quality points per semester hour

  • D    .1.0 quality points per semester hour

  • Quality and quantity of work in and out of class is below average and

  • barely acceptable.

  • F    .0 quality points per semester hour

  • Quality and quantity of work in and out of class are unacceptable.

  • CRD ...    Excluded from GPA (see below)

  • Equivalent to C work or better.

  • NCR...    Excluded from GPA (see below)

  • Equivalent to D work or poorer.

  • INC...    Excluded from GPA (see below)

  • IP    Excluded from GPA (see below)

  • NG    Excluded from GPA (see below)

  • W    Excluded from GPA (see below)

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  • Good grades are usually correlated with regular attendance and with assignments completed and on time. On the other hand, poor grades are often correlated with frequent absences and incomplete and/or missing assignments.

  • Credit/No Credit (CRD/NCR) Grade Option. Courses taken for CRD/NCR do not affect a student's GPA. Certain courses, designated "CRD/NCR only" in the Courses section of this catalog, may only be taken CRD/NCR.

  • Students are encouraged to use this grade option to explore courses outside their majors. However, no student may take more than four semester hours of CRD/NCR in any semester, elect the CRD/NCR option in a course required for a major or apply more than 32 semester hours of MC CRD grades toward a degree. Exceptions to these limitations are courses listed as "CRD/NCR only."

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  • Incomplete Grades (INC). Incomplete grades are authorized only when it is impossible for the student to complete the course because of illness or other justifiable cause and only with a formal written petition for the student to the professor. In completing the petition, the student contracts to complete the work required and specified in the petition. The completed petition must be filed prior to the last day of the term. Petitions are available from the Registrar.

  • Students who receive an INC in a term that ends between Sept. 1 and Jan. 31 must complete their courses by the following May 31. Students who receive an INC in a term that ends between Feb. 1 and April 30 must complete their courses before the following Aug. 31. Students who receive an INC for courses that end between May 1 and Aug. 31 have until the following Dec. 31 to complete their courses. INC grades not completed by the appropriate deadline will become NCR or F grades, depending upon the grade option.

  • In Progress Grades (IP). In Progress grades are reserved for those directed studies, independent studies, field work courses, senior projects and graduate culminating activities where the contract at the time of registration specifies a date of completion which is beyond the end of the term of registration. The intent of the IP policy is to provide for individualized study that, in its inception, requires more than the normal term or semester to complete. An IP grade will become an NCR or F, depending upon the grade option if not cleared within one year following the term of registration.

  • No Grade (NG). This is a temporary grade issued by the Registrar pending receipts of the official grade from the instructor.

  • Withdrawal (W). A student may withdraw from courses during the first half of a term. A W grade will be recorded. No withdrawals are permitted in the second half of a term. A student who fails to officially withdraw from a registered course will receive an NCR grade in that course.

  • Final Grades. Grades submitted to the Registrar by the instructor of record are final and official. By policy, a final grade is based on the instructor's evaluation of course work completed as of the contractual end of the course. Final grades may not be changed as the result of the submission of additional work or the repeating of examinations after the contractual conclusion of the course for the purpose of improving the final grade. The Registrar is authorized to accept an adjusted grade only when all of the following conditions are met:

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  • 1. The student applies to the instructor for a reevaluation within four weeks after the student grade report was mailed:

  • 2. The instructor concludes by reevaluation that the original grade issued was in error based on the work completed at the time that the original grade was issued; and.

  • 3. The revised grade is officially reported by the instructor to the Registrar as a result of "reevaluation" within a reasonable time after the grade report was mailed to the student.

  • A student who feels that an incorrect grade has been given must consult with the instructor first and must make this appeal within four weeks after the student grade reports were mailed. A student dissatisfied with the instructor's response may consult with the department chairperson. Subsequently, appeal may be made to the dean. Questions of subject matter will usually be handled by the department. Charges of injustice due to prejudice or capricious action may require the attention of the dean.

  • A student may elect to repeat an MC course for the purpose of improving a grade. The student must enroll in the same MC course and is expected to repeat it in its entirety. When a course is repeated, the original course, grade and semester hours remain on the transcript, but are bracketed and are no longer part of the student's GPA or applicable toward credit for graduation. Only the grade and semester hours of the repeated course are counted.

  • Official Cumulative Record/Transcript

  • The Registrar maintains each student's official record that includes a complete academic history. All courses attempted are listed on the official transcript. In addition to the official transcript, official records are maintained which establish the last day of attendance for courses in which a withdrawal occurred. The official transcript will be released only upon the written consent of the student, in compliance with federal and state policies.

  • NOTICE CONCERNING TRANSFERABILITY OF CREDITS AND CREDENTIALS EARNED AT MASHDOTS COLLEGE

  • The transferability of credits the student earns at Mashdots College is at the complete discretion of an institution to which you may seek to transfer. Acceptance of the degree or certificate the student earns at Mashdots is also at the complete discretion of the institution to which you may seek to transfer.  Acceptance of the degree, diploma, or certificate you earn at Mashdots College is also at the complete discretion of the institution to which you may seek to transfer. If the credits or degree or certificate that the student earns at Mashdots College are not accepted by 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, the student should make certain that his/her attendance at Mashdots College will meet the students’ goals. This may include contacting an institution to which you may seek to transfer after attending Mashdots College to determine if your degree, diploma or certificate will transfer.

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  • GRADUATION AND HONORS

  • Dean's List. The Dean's List is issued at the end of each full term to honor students who excelled in their courses during that term. To receive this honor, a student must be full time and have a minimum GPA of 3.75. In addition, a student must have letter grades in the minimum number of units required to be full time. Grades earned from the removal of an incomplete grade are not included.

  • Application for Graduation. Undergraduate students should file an Application for Graduation and their major contract with the Registrar two semesters or terms prior to their anticipated completion date. This application provides the Registrar with the information needed to prepare the diploma and to include the student's name in the list of graduates. A graduation fee is required of all students (whether or not they participate in the graduation ceremony) and covers the cost of the entire process of completing the degree program.

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  • Graduation Ceremony. MC holds a graduation ceremony each year in June. A candidate for graduation qualifies to participate in the commencement exercise upon successful completion of all degree and program requirements, or when he or she had enrolled in all final courses during the semester or term which begins prior to the ceremony with anticipated completion by the scheduled end of the semester or term.

  • A student may petition to the Registrar to participate in the Commencement ceremonies if he/she is within eight semester hours (for undergraduate students) of the completion of the degree and can provide evidence of an intent to register for these final courses during a summer term which follows the Commencement ceremony.

  • Diplomas. The actual completion date of a student's degree will be noted on the official transcript. The diploma, however, will carry one of the following dates, whichever comes first after degree completion—June 30, Aug. 31 or Jan.

  • 31. The degree and the major will appear on the diploma.

  • Undergraduate Honors. Honors at graduation are based on GPA according to the guidelines below. A bachelor's degree student must have taken at least 64 semester hours for letter grades to be considered for honors.

  • Cum Laude. The student who completes 36 semester hours or more at MC and earns a minimum GPA of 3.6 in courses taken at MC and in all work applicable toward the bachelor's degree will be considered for the honor of Cum Laude upon graduation.

  • Magna Cum Laude. The student who completes 36 semester hours or more at MC and earns a minimum GPA of 3.75 in courses taken at MC and in all work applicable toward the bachelor's degree will be considered for the honor of Magna Cum Laude upon graduation.

  • Summa Cum Laude. The student who completes 60 semester hours or more at MC and earns a minimum GPA of 3.85 in courses taken at MC and in all work applicable toward the bachelor's degree will be considered for the honor of Summa Cum Laude upon graduation.

  • Departmental Honors. Departmental honors are granted to students who demonstrate ahigh level of achievement in their majors. Students are encouraged to work toward departmental honors those working for them should apply to the department chairperson or academic adviser. Departmental honors will be awarded on the basis of a high-quality senior theses/project and a minimum GPA of 3.6 in the major and 3.0 overall. At least 70% of courses in the major must be taken for letter grades. These are the minimal requirements for honors; departments may add other requirements.

  • FINANCIAL INFORMATION

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  • TUITION AND FEES - MASHDOTS COLLEGE DOES NOT PARTICIPATE IN FEDERAL OR STATE OF CALIFORNIA FINANCIAL AID PROGEAMS.  IN ADDITION, THE COLLEGE DOES NOT OFFER ANY TYPES OF LOANS TO ITS

  • STUDENTS. BUT IF A STUDENT OBTAINS A LOAN, THE STUDENT WILL HAVE TO REPAY THE FULL AMOUNT OF THE LOAN PLUS INTEREST, LESS THE AMOUNT OF ANY REFUND, AND THAT, IF THE STUDENT RECEIVES

  • FEDERAL STUDENT FINANCIAL AID FUNDS, THE STUDENT IS ENTITLED TO A REFUND OF THE MONEY NOT PAID FROM FEDERAL FINANCIAL AID FUNDS

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  • Financial Arrangements

  • General. All charges and fees are subject to change, and the College reserves the right to make adjustments accordingly. The tuition charged a student will always be that rate which is current for the program in which the student is enrolled, regardless of the course number.

  • Financial Arrangements

  • 1. Students must complete their financial arrangements no later than the beginning of each term.

  • 2. Tuition and fees are due and payable at the time of registration.

  • 3. Terms for payment of tuition and fees:

  • a. Payment in full, or

  • b. Deferred payment plan. Minimum down payment of 40% of total cost for all tuition and fees, with balance to be paid in three monthly installments of

  • 20% each starting with the month following the beginning of the term. All deferred payments are due by the 15th of each month.

  • Deferred payment plans require the completion of an agreement between the College and the student. If the student is listed as a dependent on an income tax report, or is under 18 years of age, a cosigner is required on the agreement.

  • A finance change of 15% a year will be charged on all amounts not paid by the beginning of the term; and a $15 deferred payment fee will be assessed against each account if the student chooses to pay on a deferred payment plan. A late charge of $15 will be charged for each installment not paid when due. A fee of $15 will be charged for returned checks or rejected credit card purchases. No student is allowed to register for a semester/term if a debt is owed from previous semesters/terms.

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  • STATEMENT ON BANCRUPTCY

  • Mashdots College has no pending petition in bankruptcy, is not operating as a debtor in possession, has not filed a petition within the preceding five years, or has had no petition in bankruptcy filed against it within the preceding five years that resulted in reorganization under Chapter 11 of the United States Bankruptcy Code (11 U.S.C. Sec. 1101 et seq.

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  • TUITION FEES

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  • FOR ALL DEGREE AND CERTIFICATE PROGRAMS DEGREE STUDENTS

  • Full-time students (12-16 semester hours per semester)    $2,700.00

  • Approved academic overloads, per semester hour    $225.00

  • Part-time students (1-11 semester hours per semester) per semester hour    $225.00

  • Independent/Directed Study, per semester hour .    $225.00

  • Auditing, per semester hour    $75.00

  • Experiential Learning per semester hour    $75.00

  • CERTIFICATE PROGRAMS (per semester hour)    $150.00

  • FEES (fees are not refundable)

  • Application    $50.00

  • Late Registration/Change of Program    $50.00

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  • SCHEDULE OF TOTAL CHARGES FOR DEGREE AND CERTIFICATE PROGRAMS

  • DEGREE: ARMENIAN STUDIES - 52 REQUIRED UNITS FOR PROGRAM COMPLETION. TOTAL CHARGES:    $11,700.00

  • CERTIFICATE PROGRAMS

  • ADVANCED ARMENIAN STUDIES - 52 REQUIRED UNITS FOR PROGRAM  COMPLETION. TOTAL CHARGES:    $7,800.00

  • ARMENIAN LANGUAGE AND LINGUISTICS - 27 REQUIRED UNITS FOR PROGRAM COMPLETION. TOTAL CHARGES:    $4,050.00.

  • COMPUTER TRAINING: - 16 REQUIRED UNITS FOR PROGRAM 

  • COMPLETION. TOTAL CHARGES:    $2,000.

  • EACH ADDITIONAL COURSE:    $500.00.

  • EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION - 12 REQUIRED UNITS FOR PROGRAM COMPLETION. TOTAL CHARGES    $1,800. 

  • EACH ADDITIONAL COURSE:    $450.00.

  • ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE PLACEMENT BASED ON STUDENT’S COMPETENCY LEVEL. EACH LEVEL    $450.00.

  • TRANSLATION AND INTERPRETATION - 8 REQUIRED UNITS TOTAL CHARGES:    $1,000.

  • AN ADDITIONAL ADVANCED COURSE:    $1,000.

  • REFUNDS OF TUITION AND FEES

  • REFUND INFORMATION

  • The student has the right to cancel the enrollment agreement and obtain refund of charges paid through attendance at the first-class session, or the seventh day after enrollment, whichever is later a full refund of all the charges In addition, a student may withdraw from a course after instruction has started and receive a pro rate refund for the unused portion of the tuition and other refundable.

  • For example, if the student completes only 30 hours of a 90-hour course and paid $300.00 tuition, the student will receive a refund of $200.00. The school will also refund money collected for sending to a third party on the student's behalf such as license or other fees. If the school cancels or discontinues a course or educational program, the school will make a full refund of all charges. Refunds will be paid within 30 days of cancellation or withdrawal.

  • Students who wish to withdraw from the College should contact the Coordinator of Student Services. Regardless of the circumstances of withdrawal or the date of the notification to the College, the official withdrawal date is the last day of class attendance.

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  • Delinquent Payment of Tuition

  • MC reserves the right to refuse a diploma or a transcript to any student or former student who is delinquent in payment of tuition, costs or fees, or who is delinquent in payment of any promissory note given in payment of any tuition, costs or fees.

  • Financial holds are placed on the transcripts of students with delinquent accounts, and no transcripts or diplomas will be issued for such students until the holds have been removed. Students who have not met their financial obligations at the completion of a semester of enrollment will be withdrawn automatically from all courses in that semester and will have financial holds placed on their transcripts. Such students will be reinstated, receive their grades, and see the financial holds removed only when their bills have been paid.

  • Unpaid balances at the end of each semester shall become interest bearing at the rate of 15% per annum. Interest shall be charged beginning Feb. 1 for delinquent Spring Semester payments and July 1 for delinquent Spring.

  • Semester payments. Interest on the outstanding balance shall be computed monthly and shall be added monthly to the amount due.

  • If it becomes necessary for the College to seek collection help and/or initiate legal proceedings to collect unpaid accounts, an additional 33.33% will be added to the existing balance. The student will also be responsible for all legal fees incurred.

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  • STUDENT TUITION RECOVERY FUND

  • The State of California established the Student Tuition Recovery Fund (STRF) to relieve or mitigate economic loss suffered by a student in an educational program a qualifying institution, who is or was a California resident while enrolled, or was enrolled in a residency program, if the student enrolled in the institution, prepaid tuition, and suffered an economic loss. Unless relieved of the obligation to do so, you must pay the state-imposed assessment for the STRF, or it must be paid on your behalf, if you are a student in an educational program, who is a California resident, or are enrolled in a residency program, and prepay all or part of your tuition.

  • You are not eligible for protection from STRF and you are not required to pay the STRF assessment if you are not a California resident, or are not enrolled in a residency program.

  • It is important that you keep copies of your enrollment agreement, financial aid documents, receipts or any other information that documents the amount paid to the school.

  • Questions regarding the STRF may be directed to the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education, 

  • 1747 N. Market Blvd. Ste 225

  • Sacramento, California 95798-0818

  • www.bppe.ca.gov

  • (916) 263-1897 or (888) 370-7589