Code of Conduct
American Training School for Medical Professionals has adopted a Student Conduct Code to protect the rights of students, faculty, staff and the ATSMP itself. This code ensures that the ATSMP learning community is one characterized by mutual respect, civility and good citizenship. ATSMP students, as members of the academic community, are expected to accept and adhere to these high standards of student conduct.
Treat all members of ATSMP with courtesy, respect and dignity.
Comply with directions of ATSMP officials acting in the performance of their duties.
Treat facility and equipment with care.
Respect the rights and property of other members of ATSMP.
Accept responsibility for and the consequences of actions and encourage responsible conduct in others.
Students shall not possess, sell, use or consume illegal drugs (including illegal use of prescription medication) and/or drug paraphernalia is prohibited. Paraphernalia includes but is not limited to the following: bongs, pipes, blunts, grinders and/or similar objects. Any student deemed to be under the influence of illegal substances or alcohol will be immediately dismissed from the program. ATSMP has zero tolerance of inebriation of any form.
Students are expected to conduct themselves in a courteous and professional manner on campus, in classroom, and/or on externship so others are not distracted from the pursuit of learning. Discourteous or unseemly conduct may result in a student being asked to leave the classroom. Persistent misconduct on the part of a student is subject to disciplinary action. This includes:
Harassment: Conduct that creates or attempts to create an intimidating, hostile, or offensive environment for another person is prohibited. Such conduct includes, but is not limited to, action(s) or statement(s) that threaten harm, that intimidate a person, stalking, voyeurism (or peeping), or any other form of unwanted contact.
Sexual Harassment: Unwelcome, gender-based verbal or physical conduct that is sufficiently severe, pervasive, and objectively offensive, unreasonably interferes with, limits or deprives someone of the ability to participate in or benefit from the ATSMP’s educational program and/or activities, or is based on power differentials (including quid pro quo), the creation of a hostile environment, or retaliation.
Harm to Persons: Actions which result in physical harm, have the potential for physically harming another person, which create conditions that pose a risk of physical harm to another, or which cause reasonable apprehension of physical harm are prohibited.
Sexual Misconduct: non-consensual sexual contact (or attempts to commit same), non-consensual sexual intercourse (or attempts to commit same), and/or sexual exploitation.
Theft of any kind, including seizing, receiving, or concealing property with knowledge that it has been stolen is prohibited. Sale, possession, or misappropriation of any property or services without the owner's permission is also prohibited.
Damage to, or destruction of, property or actions that have the potential for such damage or destruction is prohibited.
Students may be disciplined for conduct, which constitutes a hazard to the health, safety, or well- being of members of the ATSMP community or which is deemed detrimental to the interests of the school. These sanctions apply whether or not such conduct occurs at the facility or off facility. Disciplinary action may be taken regardless of the existence of any criminal proceedings that may be pending.
Weapons, firearms, or explosives: illegal, unauthorized or possession of ammunition, firearms or other weapons (including, but not limited to, knives, slingshots, metal knuckles, paintball guns, BB guns, and air pistols). The use or display of any object or instrument in a dangerous or threatening manner is prohibited.
Violation of federal, state, or local law(s). The arrest or detention for an alleged violation of a federal, state, or local law(s) not covered by these policies may subject the student to adjudication under the standard of proof utilized by the Student Code of Conduct for that alleged violation.
Tuition, Fees and Refunds
Tuition and fees are due and payable at registration and before the first day of classes. Students may participate in the school flexible payment plan. However, this is a privilege, and may be withdrawn if a student does not meet his or her obligation on a timely basis. Late fee of $10.00 will be applied if payments are not made on time.
ATSMP may agrees to accept payment from students’ qualified financial aid sources in lieu of cash payments of equal amounts. A student who participates in the weekly, bi-weekly and monthly installment payment plans is responsible for completing and submitting all associated documentation on time. Books and supplies are not included in the tuition and are available for purchase from the school. Cost of books and supplies are varied depending on the program. National Certification exams fees are not included in tuition. Programs are scheduled year around; however, a program may be cancelled due to insufficient enrollment. All costs are subject to change at any time. ATSMP reserves the right to withhold all student records, certificates of completion, diplomas, grades and transcripts until all financial obligations to the school have been satisfied.
The cost of the program includes tuition, application fee, registration fee and laboratory fee. The cost does NOT include books, uniforms, certifications, credential/registry exams, tutoring, workshops and supplies are not included. Costs vary from year to year and are subject to change.
Upon written request, transcripts are available to students who are in good financial standing. The fee for an official transcript is $25.00 for all programs except Massage Therapy. The cost for the Massage Therapy transcript is $125.00.
WORLD EDUCATION SERVICES TRANSCRIPT EVALUATION
ATSMP has a partnership with the World Education Services (WES) to ensure the smooth education validation and transcription services. All students are required to select ATSMP as a duplicate receiver of WES services. The costs may vary and are paid directly to WES.
CANCELLATION AND REFUNDS
The student last day of attendance will be that last day the student has physical academic related activities. These activities include classroom, examinations both theory and practical and clinical experience when applicable.
All fees are non-refundable; this includes the application fee, registration fee and laboratory fee. Applicants may cancel prior to the start of program. When enrollment is cancelled within three business days of signing an enrollment agreement, applicant is entitled for a full refund of all money paid. If enrollment is cancelled after the three-day cancellation period but prior to the start of the program, an applicant is entitled to a refund of all money paid less the non-refundable fees.
Students who are officially withdrawn or suspended from their program may be entitled to a partial refund. Refunds are determined by identifying the amount of tuition you are liable for, based on the cost of the program and the point your enrollment ended, less the amount of tuition you have paid.
VETERANS REFUND POLICY
In the event that veterans or their eligible persons sponsored as students under Chapter 30, 32, 35 of title 38 and Chapter 1606 of Title 10 US Code, fail to enter the program or withdraw or are discontinued from at any time prior to completion, the amount charged for tuition fees and other charges shall not exceed the approximate pro-rata portion of the total charges for tuition fees and other charges that the length of the non-accredited programs bears to its total length. A registration fee of $10.00 need not to be refunded; any amount beyond that is subject to pro-ration and refund [CFR 21, 4254 (c) (13)]. The pro-rata portion may not vary more than 10% of the total cost for tuition fees and other charges.
PROGRAM WITHDRAWAL OR DISMISSAL
A current student who intends to withdraw during the program is expected to notify the Student Services department of his/her intent to withdraw. Notification shall be in written format with a detailed explanation of a reason to withdraw on the Student Withdrawal Form. Withdraw notification by mail, e-mail or written notice is NOT deemed an official withdrawal. In rare cases, the school may accept third-party notification, particularly when the student may be incapacitated or otherwise unable to communicate with the school.
If a student misses more than three (3) consecutive scheduled classroom days without notifying the school, it will be considered an involuntary withdrawal, due to the student’s abandonment the program. This determination will be made the administration upon review of attendance, and other credible information that may indicate a student has discontinued their enrollment without notifying the school. The student will be contacted twice (2x) over a two (2) week period via email and/or phone. If the student is unable to be reached, a certified letter will serve as formal notice to the student that they have been involuntarily withdrawn from the program.
All students are responsible for the satisfaction of their tuition as determined by the refund policy and calculator.
The student’s day of withdrawal will be:
The actual date on the Student Withdrawal Form.
If the student is absent for three (3) consecutive scheduled classroom days without notifying the school, it will be considered an involuntary withdrawal, due to the abandonment the program. The last date of the student’s physical attendance with be considered the withdrawal date.
Policies and Procedures
CHANGES, AMENDMENTS & DISCONTINUATIONS
American Training School for Medical Profession reserves the right to make changes in policies and regulations concerning the academic calendar, academic requirements, course descriptions and other revisions that may be deemed necessary after publication of this catalog. Because material included in this catalog may change before the publication of the next printed catalog, students should refer to the ATSMP website for the most current information.
It is the practice and policy of ATSMP to provide access to educational programs, services, and benefits to all students, without regard to religion, race, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sexual orientation, gender identification, marital status, sex, disability, or veteran status. Equal opportunity is available to all people in the recruitment and admissions of students and in the employment of staff and faculty.
SEXUAL HARASSMENT POLICY
ATSMP views students, faculty and staff as responsible individuals who are integral members of the school's community. ATSMP reaffirms the principle that its students, faculty and staff shall be free from sexual discrimination or harassment. Such discrimination or harassment will not be tolerated. All complaints must be directed to the school Director.
STUDENT RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Students have the right to the school catalog, which describes the content of each academic program and course. This catalog is provided to students in electronic format and is available to the public through the ATSMP website. It contains information about the criteria to be used in academic evaluation, the grading system, and important academic policies.
Students are responsible for learning the content of any course of study for which they are enrolled. Students have the right to receive a grade based upon a fair and just evaluation of academic performance in each course. Students are responsible for maintaining standards of academic performance established for each course in which they are enrolled and for following the policies and procedures as outlined in the catalog and the Student Code of Conduct and Policies Overview.
STUDENT COMPLAINT PROCEDURES
Students who have a complaint concerning eligible programs, administrative staff, faculty, or other students are encouraged to attempt to resolve the problem informally. However, if the student is unable to resolve the problem, he or she should immediately contact the Administration. The student is assured that there will be no adverse action taken against him or her for registering such complaint. Administration will attempt to resolve the problem, but if he is unable to do so, the student may submit a written complaint to the School Director. The School Director will take any action deemed necessary to attempt to resolve the grievance. Although the Director’s decision is final, any person who believes he or she has been aggrieved by the ATSMP may file a written complaint with the New Jersey State Education Department.