Policies

Academic Credit

To receive academic credit, students must satisfy the requirements imposed by course instructors concerning class participation, readings, class attendance, written assignments or papers and/or final examinations and comply with the Program attendance policy (see below).  All requirements for student performance will be no less rigorous than courses at the students’ home schools.  Students are expected to attend class on a regular basis and be well prepared for each class.

Grading Policy

All classes will be graded on a letter basis, in accordance with the University of Tulsa grading system. This system uses the following grades: A, A-, B+, B, B-,C+,C,C-, D+, D and F. Assessment for purposes of assigning grades may include in-class or take-home examinations or papers or a combination of methods. Information regarding assessment methods is provided in this handbook, the syllabi, and/or by the instructors on the first day of class.  Interpretation of any grade for courses taken in the program is subject to determination by the student's home institution.

Attendance Policy

A student in this program will be withdrawn from any course in which the student is absent for more than 20% of the class periods, i.e., more than two classes in a one-credit course and more than four classes in a two-credit course. To be counted as present, a student must be present for the entire class period. If a student is withdrawn from a course on the basis of poor attendance, the student will receive no credit or tuition refund for the course. The Executive Director of the Program, in his or her sole discretion, may substitute an option of additional or make-up course work if all absences are due to extraordinary circumstances beyond the student’s control, such as serious illness or a death in the family. Any absences that do not result in withdrawal from a class may still negatively affect the grade received for that class. 

Acceleration

Students should be aware that it is unlikely that participation in a summer program may be used to result in an acceleration of their graduation date. Students interested in acceleration should consult their home school and the relevant rules of the American Bar Association, including Standard 304, Interpretation 304-4.

Transfer Credit

Acceptance of any credit or grade for any course taken in the program, including the Legal Internship course, is subject to determination by the student’s home school. Students should check carefully with their home schools for rules regarding the transfer of credit. Satisfaction of law school residency requirements must be confirmed by each student with the student's home institution.

Add/Drop Policy

In a University of Tulsa summer program, you are allowed to add or drop a class during the first week of classes. After the first week, you will not be allowed to add a class under any circumstances, and you will be allowed to drop a class only with permission of the Program Director. Drop/Add Forms will be available on site. Be aware that if you get a loan for the program and you drop a class, you may have to repay monies back to your lender. Contact your financial aid department for further information.

Tuition Payment Policy

As a University of Tulsa student or visiting student, it is your responsibility to ensure that all educational expenses are paid during the semester or summer session in which they are incurred. If financial aid does not cover all of your expenses, you may either pay the balance in full or participate in the University of Tulsa's Monthly Payment Plan. Please contact the University of Tulsa Business Office (918-631-2600) or web site http://www.utulsa.edu/controller to obtain information regarding the monthly payment plan. A nominal fee will be assessed to establish a monthly payment plan.
 
  Payment of current semester charges or payment arrangements must be made by 5:00 pm on the first day of classes. Payment arrangements may include a monthly payment plan, pending financial aid, or a combination of options. Payments not made when due will be subject to a finance charge of one to one-half percent per month. The University accepts charges on a valid VISA, MasterCard and Discover credit cards.
 
  If the account remains unpaid, the University reserves the right to suspend or withdraw you from classes; withhold grades, transcripts, and diplomas; deny you future enrollment; and require you to move from student housing.

Consortium Agreements for Visiting Tulsa Students

If you are not a TU Law Student and you are participating in financial aid, your school must send the University of Tulsa a Consortium Agreement to the following address:

    The University of Tulsa
    Student Financial Services
    Attention: Kristi Emerson
    800 South Tucker Drive
    Tulsa, OK 74104

Financial aid fax number: 918-631-5105.

The University of Tulsa College of Law Honor Code

Every student participating in study abroad is held to have notice of the high standards of conduct demanded by the University of Tulsa College of Law. Students are required to conduct themselves with the highest degree of honesty, integrity, and trustworthiness while representing the University of Tulsa's College of Law in programs abroad. Each student is required to read the Honor Code and submit a signed document stating such. This form is available on the Program Forms web page and accompanies the Dublin program application packet.

Cancellation or Change in the Program, Travel Warnings and Alerts, and Refund Policy

The University of Tulsa reserves the right to cancel the program in the event of under-enrollment or other extenuating circumstances. In the event of cancellation, applicants who have paid a deposit will be notified immediately by e-mail. The Program Director will use her best efforts to assist enrolled students to attend a similar program if desired. If changes are made in the course offerings or other significant aspects of the program, those changes will be communicated promptly by e-mail to any student who has registered, paid a deposit, or is participating in the program.  Students affected by the modification will be provided with an opportunity to withdraw from the program upon request.

If prior to commencement or during the course of the program, a U.S. State Department Travel Warning or Alert covering program dates and destinations is issued for the country in which the program will be conducted, all registrants or students participating in the program will be promptly notified by e-mail and given an opportunity to withdraw from the program.
If a student withdraws prior to commencement of the program due to a change in course offerings or other significant aspect of the program or due to the issuance of a Travel Warning or Alert, as described above, or if the program is canceled, the student will receive a full refund of all money advanced to the University of Tulsa, including the application fee, within twenty days after the withdrawal or cancellation.  If a student withdraws for any of these reasons or if the program is canceled during the course of the program, the student will receive a full refund of all money paid by the student to the University of Tulsa, with the exception of any housing payments for housing utilized by the student prior to the date of the withdrawal or cancellation.

Enrollment Limitations for TU Law Students

Pursuant to ABA regulations, all students admitted to an accredited study abroad program must be certified by their home law school to be in good academic standing.  For University of Tulsa students, the faculty has implemented that regulation with the following requirement in University of Tulsa Policies and Regulations, Section II.D.1.: 
 
1. Any first year student whose cumulative GPA is below 2.3 at the end of the student's previous fall semester will not be permitted to enroll in any summer session or summer study abroad program offered by the College of Law or any other law school if that summer session of program begins before grades for the previous spring semester are due.

2. Any student whose GPA is above a 2.0 after spring grades have been posted will be permitted to enroll in any remaining summer sessions offered by the College of Law, and may enroll in any remaining summer session offered by a law school other than the University of Tulsa.

The University of Tulsa Non-Discrimination Statement

The University of Tulsa is committed to the principle of equal opportunity in education and employment.  The University does not discriminate on the basis of personal status or group characteristic including, but not limited to individuals on the basis of race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, age, gender, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, ancestry, or marital status in the administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, employment policies, scholarship and loan programs, athletic, and other University administered programs.

Inquiries about compliance should be addressed to the University’s Associate Vice President of Human Resources & Risk Management, Fisher Hall East Room 103, and 800 S. Tucker Drive, Tulsa, OK 74104.

Effective:  October 24, 2013

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