Students who have paid or deferred their fees, or for whom the College has received a Letter of Sponsorship, will become registered in their program. Once registered, students must officially withdraw from the College by Day 10 of classes (as identified on the Key Dates Calendar) to be eligible for a refund (less an administration fee). Non-attendance does not constitute a withdrawal; an official withdrawal is required.
B. Late Registration
Late registration and changes in registration may be allowed with the Chair/Dean’s permission.
A late payment fee of $150 will be charged if tuition is not paid or deferred by the fee payment deadline. If acceptance is granted after this deadline, the late payment fee will be charged if tuition is not paid or deferred within 14 days of acceptance.
C. Continuing Education Courses
Registered full-time students who, because of timetable conflicts, are unable to register for a course required to graduate from their program, or who have a preference to study online, may take this course or its equivalent, if available, through Continuing Education. Approval must be granted by the Chair/Dean and additional administrative fees may apply.
D. Withdrawal From a Course or Program
To officially withdraw from a course or program, students must contact the Chair/Dean’s Office to complete a Withdrawal Form. If you are considering withdrawing from the College, it is recommended that you pursue the advice of a Counsellor in Student Services or your Program Coordinator to help you assess your situation and determine your next steps.
If you officially withdraw from the College by the last day to withdraw from a course or program without financial penalty as specified on the Key Dates Calendar, no grades will appear on your transcript. A refund of fees paid (less an administration fee) will be issued.
Students may withdraw from any course without academic penalty after Day 10 of classes (last day to drop courses without financial penalty) and the “last day to drop courses without academic penalty” as specified on the Key Dates Calendar. A “W” grade will be recorded on your transcript. No refund of fees will be issued.
If you officially withdraw from the College after the “last day to drop courses or a program without academic penalty” as specified in the Key Dates Calendar, an “F” grade will appear on your transcript for all courses in that term. No refund of fees will be issued.
E. Program Transfers
If a student decides to transfer from one program to another, they are required to consult with the Chair/Dean of both programs, as well as with the Registrar’s Office, to determine eligibility for their new program. Approval must be received from all offices before commencement of classes in the new program.
F. Change or Cancellation of Courses/Programs
Although it is fully intended to adhere to the programs of study and policies as announced in this program guide, the College reserves the right to make changes as deemed necessary without prior notice.
G. Program Cancellation Policy
In the event that it becomes necessary to cancel or suspend a program or programs, the College will ensure that students enrolled in the affected program(s) will be given every opportunity to complete their studies in the normal time period (i.e. the Ministry-approved program duration). The College assumes no responsibility to offer these program(s) in full or in part beyond this time frame.
If a transfer to another college is more practical for both the students and the College, Sault College will take the responsibility of assisting the students to become enrolled in the same program offered by another college within a reasonable distance.
H. Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR)
Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR) offers learners the opportunity to earn credit for College courses based on formal demonstration of prior learning, usually acquired through study, work and other life experiences, that is not recognized through formal credit transfer mechanisms.
PLAR is a process that uses a variety of tools to help learners reflect on, identify, articulate and demonstrate past learning.
PLAR includes the challenge exam process and portfolio assessment as defined below:
- Challenge Process: A method of assessment developed and evaluated by subject-expert faculty to measure an individual’s learning achievement against course learning outcomes. The process measures demonstrated learning through a variety of written and non-written evaluation methods for the purpose of receiving a final grade without requiring enrolment in a course.
- Portfolio Assessment: A method of assessment that involves the evaluation of an organized collection of materials developed by a learner that records learning achievements and relates them to personal, educational, or occupational goals that demonstrates achievement of stated learning outcomes of college courses or programs.
To be eligible for PLAR, a candidate must be at least 19 years of age or a secondary school graduate. A student may be eligible to obtain through PLAR credits up to a maximum of 75% of the courses required for a credential. A student must complete at least 25% of the senior-level program credits at Sault College to be eligible to receive a Sault College credential.