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Minimum Required at TSCT Cumulative Credit Hours Earned:
1.0......................... Up to 12
1.20 ...................... 13-24
1.40 ...................... 25-36
1.60 ...................... 37-48
1.80 ...................... 49-60
2.00 ...................... 61 or greater
b. Quantity of Progress: Pace of Unit Completion
TSCT students must complete at least two-thirds (67%) of
all units in which they originally enroll from the time of first
attendance in their program. Thus, a first-term TSCT student
who originally enrolls in nine units, withdraws from three
units, and successfully completes the remaining six units,
would be meeting the quantitative measure requirement since
the student did pass at least two-thirds (67%) of the units in
which he/she originally enrolled.
Students requesting aid must make progress toward a degree
* Full-time: 12 units per term and/or 24 units per year
(complete average of eight per term)
* Three-quarter time: Nine units per term and/or 18 units
per year (complete average of six per term)
* Half time: Six units per term and / or 12 units per year
(complete average of four per term)
The following grades are considered to demonstrate
satisfactory course completion: "A," "B," "C," "D," and Pass.
These grades do not demonstrate successful course completion:
"F," No Pass, Incomplete, Withdrawal, and In Progress.
Incomplete grades will not count toward student completion
rate (pace) in the term in which they are received but will be
evaluated the following term.
If students fall below the cumulative minimum 67%, they will
be placed on financial aid probation; such students will be
given the following term (semester) in which to raise their
cumulative completion rate above the required 67%.
If students fail to meet the requirements during the probation
period, they will lose their financial aid until they have met
the requirements listed below. Loss of financial aid includes
Title IV funding and institutional funding.
c. Quantity of Progress: Maximum Time Frame
Students must finish their academic program within 150% of
the published length of the program.
For example, a full-time student in a 61-credit hour associate
degree program should be able to earn the degree in three
years taking no more than 92 credits.
All students have the right to appeal. This may be done by
completing an appeal form and submitting it to the Office
of Financial Aid and Registration. The director of financial
aid will review cases on an individual basis to determine if
mitigating circumstances are responsible for poor progress.
Mitigating circumstances may include but are not limited
to illness or injury of the student or death of a close family
member. All circumstances must be documented. Students
will be informed in writing of the appeal outcome. In the
case of a denial, students will be informed in writing of what
they must do to be reinstated for financial aid. Anyone who
is reinstated will be considered to be making satisfactory
academic progress during the period of reinstatement
but will be re-evaluated after that period. Unsatisfactory
determinations made by the director of financial aid may
be appealed to the vice president for academic affairs. The
decision of the vice president is final.
Students who desire to transfer credits to Thaddeus Stevens College
of Technology (TSCT) must have taken the classes at a college that
is accredited by a regional or national accrediting agency and must
have earned a grade of "C" or higher in those classes. Students
may only transfer general education classes. All classes that are
non-general education classes must be taken at TSCT. Transferred
classes are recoded with a "T" (transfer credit) in place of a merit
grade. These classes do not factor into a student's GPA.
Students should request that the college(s) where courses were
taken mail an official transcript to the Office of Financial Aid and
Registration at Thaddeus Stevens College. The Office of Financial
Aid and Registration will evaluate all course descriptions. The
registrar reserves the right to request a syllabus and/or additional
information in determining course transferability. The Office of
Financial Aid and Registration will notify students, as well as their
advisor, as to which classes meet the requirements for transferring.
Transfer to 4-Year Institutions
Students who have earned college credit can sometimes transfer
those credits to other colleges/universities since Thaddeus Stevens
College of Technology is accredited by Middle States. Students
should contact the college/university they are interested in
transferring to in order to determine what credits will transfer.
Information on articulation agreements is available in the
Academic Affairs Office.
Tuition and Related Costs
Thaddeus Stevens College reserves the right to change the tuition
and other costs/fees as required. Contact the Office of Admissions
for the latest figures.
Tuition and related fees are determined by the Thaddeus Stevens
College Board of Trustees.
Students not fulfilling contractual obligations will not be allowed
to continue the following semester. Contractual obligations
include charges for outstanding library fines, residence hall
charges, charges for damaged or lost property belonging to the
College, bookstore obligations, and payment of tuition, room and/
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