Admission Policies

Student Admission Standards

Allied Training Systems has an open door admission policy that allows anyone who has earned a high school diploma or General Education Development (GED) certificate may be considered to have adequate academic abilities to meet learning needs. Applicants who have not earned a high school diploma or GED must take Placement testing to assess the applicant’s academic abilities.

Placement Testing

Our placement tests in math, writing, reading and Microsoft Office Suite help us direct you to classes where you can experience the greatest academic success. Registration will not be complete until you have completed this step. Testing is just a phone call away. There is a nonrefundable $30 test fee (per test) that can be paid the same day as your test. Following your test, staff will be available to review your scores with you and help you get started on the next step -- getting registered for classes!

Refunds:

Limitations and Requirements

All course offerings are subject to change. Allied Training Systems cannot guarantee class offerings, designated times, or specific instructors as funding levels and student interest may affect whether or not an offering is available. If a program or class is cancelled, the student will be officially withdrawn from the class and granted a full 100% refund unless the student enrolls in a course to replace the cancelled course. If the new course is less money, the student will receive a refund for the difference. Students who withdraw from Allied Training Systems in accordance with withdrawal regulations may apply for a refund according to the schedule below. Students who are dismissed for disciplinary reasons are not eligible for a refund.

The following schedule prevails whether a student attends class or not.

100% refund for classes cancelled or for college initiated changes of days or time.

100% refund before the sixth day of instruction of the regular quarter for withdrawal from all classes or if a student’s credit hour load is reduced below 10 credits or if a paid overload is reduced to 18 or less credit hours. 50% refund beginning the sixth day of instruction through the 20th calendar day of the quarter for withdrawal from all classes. No refund is granted after the 20th calendar day of the quarter. Refunds for classes which do not follow the regular college calendar are based on a proportionate relationship to the length of a standard quarter.

Remote Refunds

The following is a minimum cancellation and refund policy for distance education/home study programs without mandatory resident training:

An applicant may cancel up to five business days after signing the enrollment agreement. A student may request cancellation in any manner. In the event of a dispute over timely notice, the burden to prove service rests on the applicant.

If a student cancels after the fifth calendar day but before the school receives the first completed lesson, the school may keep only a registration fee of either $50 or an amount equal to 15 percent of the tuition (in no case is the school entitled to keep a registration fee greater than $150).

After the school receives the student’s first completed lesson and until the student completes half the number of lessons in the program, the school is entitled to keep the registration fee and a percentage of the total tuition as described in the following table:

If the student completes this amount of lessons: The school may keep this percentage of the tuition cost:
0% through 10% 10%
11% through 25% 25%
26% through 50% 50%
More than 50% 100%

Calculate the amount of the course completed by dividing the number of lesson assignments contained in the program by the number of completed lessons received from the student. All refunds must be paid within thirty calendar days of the student’s official date of termination.

The following is a minimum refund policy for distance education/home study programs that include mandatory resident training courses:

Tuition for the home study and resident portions of the program must be stated separately on the enrollment agreement. The total of the two is the price of the program. For settlement of the distance learning/home study portion of the combination program, the provisions of the table above apply. For the resident portion of the program, beginning with the first resident class session if the student requests a cancellation, the provisions of the following table apply:

If the student completes this amount of training: The school may keep this percentage of the tuition cost:
One week or up to 10%, whichever is less 10%
More than one week or 10%, whichever is less but less than 25% 25%
25% through 50% 50%
More than 50% 100%

Calculate the amount of resident training completed by dividing the total number of training days provided in the resident training program by the number of instructional days the student attends resident training. A home study student who cancels after paying full tuition is entitled to receive all course materials, including kits and equipment. All refunds must be paid within thirty calendar days of the student’s official date of termination.

Student Conduct

Grading Standards

Student Policies

Attendance

Class hours are Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. PST. Students are required to call Allied Training Systems AND their vocational counselor (for L&I clients) if they will be absent for the day.

Excessive absences will eventually catch up with you making it impossible to complete your training. While we make every effort possible to keep you on track, it is your job to attend class and make it happen.

We understand it is not always possible to make outside appointments after school hours, however please try. We will make exceptions for L&I-related appointments, however it is your responsibility to make up lost hours before your scheduled end date.

If you have an outside appointment, we do require documentation from your doctor, attorney, court, auto repair, etc.

Monthly Log-In Sheets

Students must keep their monthly log-in sheets up to date. Remember to record late arrivals, early exits, and days absent with the reasons why on your monthly log-in sheet.

Example: “Left early - Dr. appt. @ 11:15 a.m.”

As a courtesy, please call us if you are running late as well.

Student Folders

Individual student folders are confidential; you are not to look through another student’s folder without express permission from that student or an instructor.

Testing

Tests are closed-book, however the student may use the “Type a question for help” box within the software as needed as well as any approved notes. Additionally, there is a two day/8-hour limit per test. No replication of test is allowed (this includes photocopies, pictures, and handwritten duplication). Tests stay in the class at all times. Please no helping other students while they are testing.

Substance Abuse

We have a zero-tolerance policy on non-prescription drugs and alcohol usage; please refrain from use before and during class hours.

Social Conduct

In a self-paced learning environment it is important for all students to study quietly in order for fellow classmates to concentrate. Please speak in low voices and do not use offensive language. Do not touch or use equipment or items that do not belong to you. All training plans are written for each individual; please concern yourself only with your own plan. It is imperative to remember gossiping is a very bad habit that can get you in a lot of trouble in the work place. Gossiping and derogatory comments towards individuals in the classroom will not be tolerated. Violent or aggressive behavior in the classroom is not tolerated and will result in immediate termination of a plan (automatic advancement to 3rd citation).

Cell Phones

Cell phones are not allowed in the classroom. If a cell phone is heard or seen in the classroom it will be taken until the end of class. You will be given one reminder about this policy, each subsequent violation will end in a citation.

Weapons

Students are not allowed to bring any form of weapon (guns, knives, mace, stun-guns, etc.) into the classroom. This applies even if you have a valid concealed weapons permit. If you carry please leave it at home or in your car.

Plan of Action

The following is the plan of action should these policies be broken:

Allied Training Systems, Inc. is an at-will training facility. If at any time a student’s actions or verbal conduct is unsuitable we reserve the right to terminate further education.