Online Program Terms and Conditions
Enrollments are not final until acceptance letter is issued by ACCESS TO LANGUAGE STUDIES. Responses to enrollment requests will be sent to students by email within 4 days of the application. ACCESS TO LANGUAGE STUDIES reserves the right to deny or postpone acceptance. If any payment was made at the time of the application, immediate refund will be made to the payer.
COURSE LEVELS AND ORIENTATION
After enrollment and payment of the tuition, you will receive an Acceptance Letter to confirm the enrollment. You will be given an online placement test to determine your knowledge of the language. You will then be placed in a class appropriate to your ability level. You will be given choices of starting dates for available sessions and time of the classes. If none of the options fits your schedule, you may request a different one, but if that is not available you will be given the option of cancelling your enrollment and will receive full refund of your payments.
INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY ACCEPTABLE USE POLICY(AUP)
The information technology at Access to Language Studies exists to support the educational mission of the school. Use of our resources is a privilege that places a responsibility on all users. They have the responsibility to use our resources in a considerate, ethical and lawful manner. The system administrator or the administration may revoke this privilege at any time if deemed necessary.
By being a member of the Access to Language Studies community, users agree to adhere to rules and guidelines set by the Acceptable Use Policy.
The information infrastructure at Access to Language Studies includes (but is not limited to) the campus local area network wires and active components, public computers in various centers and classrooms, the Internet connection to Access to Language Studies, dialup or wireless connections to Access to Language Studies, and the various servers and file storage areas connected to the network. When personal computers are used on campus, our acceptable use policy still applies.
Failure to abide by the guidelines outlined in the AUP will be dealt with on a case-by-case basis with the following parameters used to determine the proper disciplinary action. The IT staff and/or the Dean of Students will determine the classification of the infraction. Violations of the AUP will result in disciplinary actions that may include loss of email or computer privileges with multiple violations resulting in more serious consequences.
- Level I infractions result in the loss of email or computer privileges for a set period of time, determined by IT staff. These infractions include but are not limited to incidents where inappropriate use of an individual computer has occurred.
- Level II infractions result in the student having to report to the Dean of Students to determine disciplinary action. These infractions include but are not limited to incidents where other users are affected.
- Level III infractions result in the student having to go to School Council or Division Head Council for disciplinary action, which could result in suspension or expulsion. These infractions include but are not limited to conduct that is detrimental to the security or proper usage of our network.
Access to Language Studies reserves the right to examine any files on computers used in campus if there is a belief that a violation of the AUP has occurred.
RULES AND GUIDELINES
- Gaming is not allowed on any computers on campus, unless authorized by IT staff. The only exceptions to the “no gaming” rule are educational titles that have been approved by the IT staff.
- All students are expected to save all files either to their student server account, First Class, zip or floppy. Work left on lab or ALC hard drives may be deleted at the end of each school day.
- Print only what you need. Because we have a limited supply of toner and paper, users should not print long passages or multiple copies.
- Users will respect Access to Language Studies and its property.
- Users will not delete, re-name or alter school files on public computers.
- Users will not store invisible files on school computers.
- Users will not deliberately sabotage school files, hardware, or software.
- Users will not disconnect or move ANY Access to Language Studies hardware without specific permission. This includes computers, monitors, keyboards, or mice.
- Files and folders used or stored on school computers will not contain pictures or describe scenes not acceptable by public standards or contradictory to the standards set forth by Access to Language Studies.
- Only software authorized by the IT department is permitted to be installed on Access to Language Studies computers.
- Hacking is not allowed. This includes the use of software or other means to breach the integrity of the school’s IT resources
- Passwords are school keys. Like physical keys they are distributed to protect the privacy of users.
- All users will log in with their own password, logging out other users if necessary.
- Users shall not attempt to gain access to unauthorized resources.
- Immediately report any lapses in security to a member of the IT staff.
COPYRIGHT LAWS AND ACADEMIC HONESTY
- Users shall not store, transfer or trade stolen or pirated commercial software or files.
- Users will cite the source of any text, photo or video when including it in something submitted for credit.
E-MAIL AND “CHAT”
- E-mail is NOT private, or completely secure.
- No attempt will be made to monitor or censor e-mail. We reserve the right to examine email in cases of harassment, discrimination, misconduct, or other incidents deemed necessary by the administration.
- Unwanted junk e-mail and chain letters are prohibited; no SPAMMING allowed.
- Access e-mail only at appropriate times or with the permission of a teacher.
- All communication via email should be respectful. Messages should not contain inappropriate, negative, or mean-spirited language.
- Be aware of who you are sending messages to, especially when you are replying to a message.
- Users will act in a manner that reflects on the community as a whole because all communication contains the address of the school.
- No students are permitted to participate in “chat,” “message board,” or “instant messaging” services on campus unless authorized by IT staff.
- Students are required to regularly check their school email accounts. We reserve the right to restrict access to personal email accounts if deemed necessary.
Internet access is provided to the Access to Language Studies community to enhance the educational mission of the school. Students are required to respect each other and use IT resources in a responsible manner. It is expected that students will use the Internet for academic enrichment.
- No inappropriate resources may be accessed from our network. This includes the use of social networking sites like MySpace or Facebook, or accessing material containing obscene or sexually explicit language/images,
- Users shall not post home or school E-mail addresses, phone numbers or mailing addresses in public areas, or post harassing, inflammatory, or threatening information about a person or event.
- Software may not be downloaded using our network unless authorized by IT staff.
- Use of peer-to-peer and related file sharing services is prohibited.
- Students are not permitted to use school computers to perform financial transactions unless authorized by an adult in the Access to Language Studies community. This is only permitted in instances such as purchasing books for class.
RELEASE AND AGREEMENT
You agree that we may tape and photograph you, and record your voice, conversation and sounds, including any performance of any musical composition(s), during and in connection with your appearance for academic and training purposes and that we shall be the exclusive owner of the results and proceeds of such taping, photography and recording with the right, throughout the world, an unlimited number of times in perpetuity, to copyright, to use and to license others to use, in any manner, all or any portion thereof or of a reproduction thereof in connection with the Program or otherwise. For purposes of clarity, you expressly waive any and all moral rights you may have in connection with your appearance.
All fees must be paid in full at least 10 days prior to class start date. Failure to do so may result in cancellation of the program by ACCESS TO LANGUAGE STUDIES. Non-refundable US$25 APPLICATION FEE is required when you first register, in order to confirm your application.