The first installment of $249 is charged now and is non-refundable, even if the student withdraws from the course. The other payments will be $199 each and will be assessed on February 1st, March 1st, and April 2nd. Each of the $199 payments will be eligible for grade based compensation for standard registrants upon successful completion of the program.
The deadline to register as a Standard Registrant is Sunday, January 17th , 2021 at 11:59pm. Any student who registers after that time is considered a Late Registrant. Late Registrants are NOT available to grade-based compensation of ANY kind.
REQUIREMENTS FOR "SUCCESSFUL COMPLETION" OF THE PROGRAM
#:1 ATTENDANCE REQUIREMENT
Attendance and participation are critical parts of the B or Better Program. During each "instructional week" (beginning with the first week of the semester) students must fully attend two (2) "Group Sessions"; the first is typically Monday or Tuesday and the second is typically Wednesday or Thursday. The upcoming syllabus for these sessions can be viewed by clicking the "View Schedule" icon on the "Group Session" signup page. Attendance will be taken each day and students will need to sign in when they arrive. In the event of a dispute involving attendance, the sign in sheets will exclusively be used to determine whether a student was absent or present. Students are permitted no more than two (2) unexcused absences for the “Group Sessions” over the course of the semester, and may not accrue more than one "Group Session" absence in any calendar month. During "exam weeks", students must fully attend all available Exam Review Sessions. Students are not permitted any absences for these sessions. Excused absences for reasons of health, family emergencies, or acts of God will be permitted assuming appropriate documentation is submitted for the absence.
#2: HOMEWORK REQUIREMENT
Participants must maintain an average of 90% or higher on their "WebWorK" homework.
#3: GRADE SUBMISSION REQUIREMENT
Each Wednesday, students must complete a "Grade Submission" via email. This email should include one screenshot of the WebWork gradebook and one screenshot of the Canvas gradebook. Email must be sent to email@example.com. Grade submissions sent to any other email address will NOT be deemed valid. Participants must have 16 on-time grade submissions to successfully complete the program (and thus be eligible for grade based compensation).
#4: TECHNOLOGY REQUIREMENT
Cell phones (including smartphones), laptops, and tablet devices may not be used AT ALL by students during tutoring sessions. These tutoring sessions do not work by osmosis, and students must be paying attention (not texting or using social media) for this program to work! Students who use such devices at all during the semester forfeit any right to grade based compensation. Parents are strongly encouraged to utilize a service like Verizon’s “Family Base” which allows them to track usage of data and text messaging by the hour (using this valuable service, you can truly see how much phone activity is happening for every hour of the day). Parents that do not utilize this type of tracking forgo any opportunity to dispute claims of technology usage by CTS.
NOTIFICATIONS FOR UNEXCUSED ABSENCES:
Notification will be sent to the STUDENT after any unexcused absences. If, upon receipt of such notification, the student wishes to contest the absence, the student must email firstname.lastname@example.org within 48 hours of the absence notification. The official record for any session will be the SIGN IN SHEET at CTS. If a student fails to sign in for any session, it will be recorded as an absence.
GRADE BASED COMPENSATION:
Any Standard Registrant who has "Successfully Completed" the program by meeting the four (4) requirements are entitled to grade based compensation (according to the schedule below) in the unlikely event their final course grade is lower than a B.
Grade of B- = 10%
Grade of C+ = 20%
Grade of C = 30%
Grade of C- = 40%
Grade of D+ = 50%
Grade of D = 60%
Grade of D- or F = 80%
Refunds are given as CTS credit unless otherwise requested. Any refund given to a credit or debit card will be reduced by 15%.
DEADLINE FOR REFUND REQUESTS:
Students requesting a refund after the semester has ended must make their requests VIA EMAIL no more than 15 days after the Final Exam. Email must be sent to email@example.com, with a screenshot or photograph of the official grade report attached.
Early withdrawal will result in forfeiture of any and all prepaid money. Excused withdrawal for reasons of health, family emergencies, or acts of God may be granted by the Director assuming appropriate documentation is submitted. Withdrawal due to poor academic performance will not result in any compensation.