PAYMENT AND DEADLINE TO BECOME A STANDARD REGISTRANT:
There are two ways to pay for the program. Option number 1 is four installments of $199. The first installment is non-refundable, even if the student withdraws from the course. The other three payments are subject to grade-based compensation if the student is a Standard Registrant who receives a final grade lower than B- after "Successfully Completing" the program. Option number 2 is to "pay-as-you-go" for the sessions. This option also has a one-time $199 non-refundable registration fee. Students then pay for each session at the time they sign up for them throughout the semester. Monies paid after the initial $199 fee are eligible for grade-based compensation if the student is a Standard Registrant who receives a final grade lower than B- after "Successfully Completing" the program. Regardless of which payment option is used, Late Registrants are NOT available to grade-based compensation of ANY kind. Standard Registration ends the first MONDAY of the academic semester at 8am. Any students that register after the first Monday of the academic semester at 8am are Late Registrants.
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. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Grade submissions sent to any other email address will NOT be deemed valid.
#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 while in sessions will get one verbal warning, and the second offense will result in expulsion from the program. 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 email@example.com be 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 grade at the end of the semester is lower than a B-.
Grade of C+ = 20%
Grade of C = 35%
Grade of C- = 50%
Grade of D+ = 75%
Grade of D or lower = 90%
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 in writing no more than 21 days after the Final Exam by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.