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ADMISSIONS2018-05-21T04:50:34+00:00

Enrollment

ADMISSION PROCEDURES: All degree applicants must complete and submit the following items:

  • Application for admission with a $75 fee.
  • Educational intent statement (2-5-page essay or update for returning students).
  • Two (2) letters of recommendation.
  • Official transcripts from post-secondary schools, institutes, colleges or Universities previously attended.
  • Transcripts from foreign, non-English speaking Universities must be accompanied by a certified official translation of the transcript.

Please send additional application materials to: admissions@dianovainstitute.org

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Deadline for admission as a Full Status student is one (1) month prior to the beginning of the quarter. Applicants who have not completed the admissions process may provisionally enroll on a Conditional basis for one (1) quarter while completing and submitting the remainder of materials needed. After the student receives the registration information forwarded by the Dean/Registrar, he/she registers for classes and is required to settle all appropriate fees prior to the deadline for the upcoming quarter.

Admissions documents submitted to DiaNova become the property of the Institute and cannot be returned, forwarded, copied or released to the student, other organizations or institutions, professional associates or family and friends.

Distance Learning Enrollment Agreement

Many of the courses in the Health and Intimacy Studies programs are offered through distance learning instruction. All units/lessons will be completed and the required work will be submitted to your instructor. 

The student and the Dean at DiaNova will sign an enrollment agreement that states the following: “DiaNova, as an institution offering a distance education program where instruction is not offered in real time shall transmit the first lesson and any materials to any student within seven days after we accept the student for admission. The student shall have the right to cancel the agreement and receive full refund before the first lesson and materials are received. Cancellation is effective on the date written notice of cancellation is sent.

If DiaNova sent the first lesson and materials before an effective cancellation notice was received, DiaNova will make a refund within 45 day after the student’s return of the materials.”

Policies & Procedures

DiaNova Foundation and the programs provided by the DiaNova Foundation do not discriminate on the basis of race, religious creed, color, national or ethnic origin, gender, sexual orientation, lifestyle, handicap, disability, age and all classifications protected by applicable state or federal discrimination laws in any of its policies, procedures, practices, programs or activities. This non-discriminatory policy covers admission and employment in the school’s programs and activities. For more information, please refer to our website at www.DiaNovaFoundation.org

A Grievance Committee enables students to pursue grievances against the administration or faculty. The Committee is composed of the Department Chair (for the program in which the student is enrolled), who will serve as Chair of the Grievance Committee, a representative of the Student body, and a faculty member appointed by the Academic Dean. The Grievance Committee will:

  1. Hear the grievance.
  2. Hear the university’s response, including any charges against the student. Review any actions taken either by the student or by the University or its members.
  3. Gather relevant information by such means as are appropriate. Prepare a recommendation to the Academic Dean/President.
  4. If the circumstances include the Academic Dean/President, and the Academic Dean/President does not accept the recommendations of the committee, the chair will refer the matter to the Secretary of the Board of Directors, for the Board of Directors’ decision. In all other circumstances, the decision of the President shall be the final decision.
Transfer Credits into DiaNova
Transfer credit may be awarded for applicable coursework completed at other post-secondary institutions with verification of transferability by the Registrar’s Office and approval by the Dean. Courses will be considered for transfer credit if relevant to the degree program and completed with a grade of C or higher, or the equivalent if another grading system was used.

At this time, DiaNova does not currently award credit for prior experiential learning. Contact Dr. Floyer at (650) 960-1094 for more information regarding this.

Notice Concerning Transferability of Credits and Credentials Earned at our Institution.

Due to the distinct nature of the DiaNova Foundation Programs, the institute does not currently have any articulation or transfer agreements with other institutions, colleges or universities. The transferability of credits you earn at DiaNova is at the complete discretion of an institution to which you may seek to transfer. Acceptance of the (degree, diploma, or certificate) you earn at DiaNova is also at the complete discretion of the institution to which you may seek to transfer. If the (credits or degree, diploma, or certificate) that you earn at this institution are 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 would meet your educational goals. This may include contacting an institution to which you may seek to transfer after attending DiaNova to determine if your (credits or degree, diploma or certificate) will transfer.

  1. Cancellation Policy
    A student has the right to cancel his or her enrollment agreement, including any equipment or other goods and services included in the agreement, and receive a full refund of charges (less administration fee) paid through attendance at the first-class session, or the seventh day after enrollment, whichever is later. The cancellation takes effect when the school receives written Notice of Cancellation at DiaNova, 1998 Pacific Ave, Suite 304, San Francisco, CA 94109. Any written expression that states the student wishes not to be bound by the agreement will serve as Notice of Cancellation to the school. If the student mails a Notice of Cancellation to the school, it becomes effective as of the postmark, if properly addressed with proper postage. A student is due a complete refund within thirty days after the school receives a valid Notice of Cancellation. However, if the student received any equipment, it must be returned to the school within thirty days of the date of the Notice of Cancellation. If it is not returned, the school may deduct the documented cost of the equipment from the amount of the refund.

  • Refund
    A student has the right to withdraw from school at any time and receive a refund for that part of the course not taken, for which the student paid. If a student withdraws any time following the attendance at the first-class session or beyond the seventh day after enrollment, whichever is later, the student is entitled to only a partial refund. The notice of withdrawal and the request for refund must be made in writing. The amount of that refund is to be “pro-rated” according to the incomplete portion of the course up to 60 percent, less the cost of any unreturned equipment and a registration/administration fee of $100.00.Amount Refunded to Student for Distance Learning courses the refund shall be calculated as follows: A $100 registration/administration fee will be deducted from the total tuition. Then this figure is further divided by the total number of lessons to find the “per lesson” charge. The “per lesson” charge is multiplied by the total number of lessons the student has received and added to the $100 administration fee. The refund amount is then calculated by subtracting this amount from the total tuition for the course.DiaNova reserves the right to cancel, reschedule, or combine courses, and to change instructors. If a course is canceled or rescheduled, you may request an official transfer to another course or refund of enrollment fee.DiaNova admits students of any race, religion, color, and national or ethnic origin as outlined in our non-discrimination policy; please cross reference this policy in section VIIA above.

 


  • Attendance Policy
    A minimum of 85% attendance is required. Excessive unexcused absences may affect the student’s final grade.

 


  • Make-up and Retake Policy
    Make up and retakes are at the discretion of the faculty member who is running the course in question.  It is the responsibility of the faculty member to mention this in their required course syllabi.

 

DiaNova encourages the utmost professional and ethical academic conduct by each student. The Dean will review all cases of academic dishonesty or behavior that disrupts the orderly activity of the University.
Students who are prevented by extraordinary personal or professional reasons from attending DiaNova for two or more consecutive months, but plan to return as soon as possible, must apply for a formal leave of absence. The duration of such a leave will not be longer than a year after the end of the student’s program.

The student acquires from and returns a Leave of Absence Form to the Dean’s Office. The Dean informs the Registrar’s Office that the leave has been approved and stipulates the length of the leave. Before taking an approved leave, the student meets with the Dean. In addition, the student must inform the Dean’s Office before his/her return and schedule another meeting with the Dean.

Students on approved leave are not held accountable for changes in degree requirements that were instituted during the leave. If the student attends another academic institution during leave and completes classes that are relevant to the DiaNova degree programs, the student must forward official transcripts to DiaNova.

Financial Aid: At this time, DiaNova does not have any federal or state aid associated with its programming, however, there are needs-based scholarships available as indicated earlier in this catalogue and at www.DiaNovaFoundation.org.

Payment Plans: DiaNova does offer a payment plan policy that allows the student to pay for each term’s tuition over the course of that term, interest-free. Payment is 1/2 of tuition down and the remainder divided over the last 3 months. Contact the Registrar’s Office to make payment arrangements. Students may opt to pay educational expenses with MasterCard, Visa, Discover, and American Express. If a student obtains a loan to pay for an educational program, the student will have the responsibility to repay the full amount of the loan plus interest, less the amount of any refund. Arrangements for this program need to be made through the office of the Dean.

Limited English Skills Policy Prospective students are advised that a lack of English language skills will not be a barrier to admission to, or participation in vocational education programs at DiaNova as long as other, if any, program admission standards are met. This notice is a requirement of the Guidelines for Eliminating Discrimination & Denial of Services on the Basis of Race, Color, National Origin, Sex & Handicap (Federal Register; Vol. 44, No 56).

The grading system for DiaNova Foundation will be as follows:

  • A= Exceptional 4.0
  • A- = Exceptional 3.7
  • B+ =Above Average 3.3
  • B=Average 3.0
  • B-+ Below Average 2.7
  • C+=Unacceptable 2.3
  • C=Unacceptable 2.0
  • C-=Unacceptable
  • D=1.7 Unacceptable
  • F=1.0 Failure
  • CREDIT of PASS
  • NP
  • Unauthorized Withdrawal= No Credit
  • Withdrawal=No Credit
  • Incomplete Auditor =No Credit

Grading Scale Grade definitions are as follows: Evaluative Symbols Grade Points A+* Excellent 4.0; see note below A Excellent 4.0 A- Excellent 3.7 B+ Good 3.3 B Good 3.0 B- Good 2.7 C+ Satisfactory 2.3 C Satisfactory 2.0 C-** See note below D+ Passing, less than satisfactory 1.3 D Passing, less than satisfactory 1.0 D- Passing, less than satisfactory 0.7 F Failing 0.0 P Pass (at least satisfactory; units awarded not counted in GPA). NP No Pass (less than satisfactory, or failing; units not counted in GPA). Not attaining course objectives. *In the plus/minus grading system, the A+ grade is calculated the same as the A grade. **In the plus/minus grading system, the C- grade is not permitted under Title 5 law. P and NP are assigned to those courses in which student achievement is evaluated on a pass/no pass basis rather than a letter grade (A, B, C, etc.). Pass/No Pass courses are so designated in the announcement of courses section of the catalog.

Required Student Records

  • DiaNova shall maintain records of the name, address, e-mail address, and telephone number of each student who is enrolled in an educational program.
  • DiaNova shall maintain, for each student granted a degree or certificate, permanent records of all of the following:
    • The degree or certificate granted and the date on which that degree or certificate was granted.
    • The courses and credits on which the certificate or degree was based.
    • The grades earned by the student in each of those courses.

Required Institutional Records

DiaNova shall maintain, for a period of not less than five years, at its principal place of business in this state, complete and accurate records of all of the following information:

  • The educational programs offered by DiaNova and the curriculum for each.
  • The names and addresses of the members of the DiaNova’s faculty and records of the educational qualifications of each member of the faculty.

Other Records Retention

DiaNova will maintain student records for five (5) years, as required by state law and student transcripts will be maintained for fifty (50) years.

(a) DiaNova shall maintain records of the name, address, e-mail address, and telephone number of each student who is enrolled in an educational program.

(b) DiaNova shall maintain, for each student granted a degree or certificate, permanent records of all of the following:

  • The degree or certificate granted and the date on which that degree or certificate was granted.
  • The courses and credits on which the certificate or degree was based.
  • The grades earned by the student in each of those courses.

DiaNova shall maintain, for a period of not less than five years, at its principal place of business in this state, complete and accurate records of all of the following information:

(a) The educational programs offered by DiaNova and the curriculum for each. (b) The names and addresses of the members of the DiaNova’s faculty and records of the educational qualifications of each member of the faculty.

Other records retention:  DiaNova will maintain student records for five (5) years, as required by state law and student transcripts will be maintained for fifty (50) years.

Access to Library and other Resources:

The DiaNova Institute will provide immediate access to any and all listed program resource materials (books, articles, abstracts, print, video, digital, audio) as listed in the DiaNova catalogue once the student is enrolled in their first class.  Students will have access to the materials by virtue of their student number and may sign out such materials from the 1998 Pacific Ave. Suite 304 library facility resource area.  In the instance of any need for assistance with resource materials, students may contact either their supervising faculty member or the Dean of Academic Affairs at 650-960-1094.


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