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A WORLD UNIVERSITY

2014/2015 Catalog


President Obama with students of Bahcesehir University, Istanbul on his first visit to Turkey.


BAU INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY

WASHINGTON, D.C.


TABLE OF CONTENTS

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A Message from the President

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Accommodation

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Our Mission & Our Vision

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Admission & Completion Requirements

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Our Values

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Schedule of Student Costs & Fees

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Who We Are

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Cancellation & Refund Policy

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Academic Programs

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Grading System & Grade Point Average

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CO-OP

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Academic Calendar - Fall 2014/ Spring 2015

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Online Library

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Global Outreach

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Our Location


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A MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT Welcome to BAU International University. I am pleased that you have chosen to attend BAU International University. It is my hope that BAU will be not just your university of choice, but your home for the university experience. We trust that your experience at our university will be challenging, rewarding, and gratifying. The primary aim of our university is to provide for the intellectual and personal development of our students. To this end, we believe there is no substitute for the interaction between students and faculty to facilitate the learning process and assist students in the pursuit of their educational goals. Throughout your matriculation at BAU International University, the education you receive will prepare you for your first job, for advancement in your chosen profession, or to continue studies at the graduate school of your choice. Equally as important, your education and experience from BAU will help you meet all of life’s opportunities and challenges as you grow as a person and develop intellectually. We look forward to your success at BAU International University.

PRESIDENT, BAU INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY


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OUR MISSION BAU International University’s mission is to equip its graduates with state-of-the art expertise in their chosen fields based on a solid liberal arts foundation. BAU’s educational network spans over four continents providing a unique and invaluable opportunity to train erudite world citizens who possess the necessary tools for living up to our global vision. It is an integral part of our mission to emphasize creativity and innovativeness in all endeavors of our students and to graduate them as highly desirable and universally employable individuals.

OUR VISION BAU International University espouses a global vision which transcends political and cultural boundaries and which advocates utmost respect for human dignity, universal human rights and freedoms for all men and women regardless of race, color, creed or religion. We see world class education as the main vehicle to fulfill this global vision of peace, prosperity and happiness for humankind. We aspire to produce and disseminate cutting-edge knowledge for the benefit of our students, the academic community and beyond.


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OUR VALUES BAU International University’s core values are: • Dedication to democratic ideals, human rights and freedoms, and the rule of law. • Strict adherence to universally accepted ethical guidelines and principles in the conduct of our activities. • Utmost respect for the environment and responsible use of Earth’s resources. • Firm rejection of discrimination on the basis of gender, nationality, race, color, religion or creed. • Uncompromising devotion to academic excellence both in the production and dissemination of knowledge. • Commitment to working with highly qualified academic as well as administrative staff whose qualities commensurate with our vision and mission. • Maintaining an international and diverse student body representing a wide variety of cultural and geographical backgrounds. • Combining classroom education with “real world” experience in close cooperation with the private sector, with government agencies and with NGOs.


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WHO WE ARE Chairman

Enver Yucel

Advisory Board

William Hansen Esther Cooper Smith Prof. Heath Lowry Prof. Francisco Rivera Batiz Prof. Jacqueline Matiz

Prof. Senay Yalcin

President

Dr. Sinem Vatanartiran

Executive Officers & Directors COO (Chief Operating Officer): Ahmet Kose Director of Student Affairs: Cagdas Duran CAO (Chief Academic Officer): Dr. Sinem Vatanartiran (Acting) Director of Undergraduate Studies: Dr. Walid Phares Director of Graduate Studies: Dr. Walid Phares

Administrative Staff Admissions Officer: Inga Berkane Facility Director: Amga Tserenchimed Housing & Healthcare Coordinator: Cassandra Many Student Activities & Clubs Coordinator: Cassandra Many


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ACADEMIC PROGRAMS

UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAMS POLITICAL SCIENCE & INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS ECONOMICS & FINANCE GRADUATE PROGRAMS GLOBAL AFFAIRS MBA IN LAW & ECONOMICS EXECUTIVE MBA


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UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAMS

POLITICAL SCIENCE & INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS This discipline refers to analysis of politics, theoretical and practical issues of political systems, international studies, inter-governmental organizations, non-governmental organizations and other political institutions. Political Science and International Relations studies explore political principles and processes as well as foreign affairs and relations among different countries. It systematically explores government and state, political behavior, economic units in the local and international systems. These studies consist of broad range of areas like psychology, economics, law, history, political theory, sociology, cultural studies. There is a strong emphasis at understanding of political concepts, social factors, natural sciences, public policy. International relations play strong role at official relations between different countries and cultures. Graduated students can work at governmental, diplomatic institutions, do international business, work as public affairs consultants, local government officer and politicians. Students apply what they have learned in the classroom by exploring real world issues in Washington, D.C., the heart of U.S. policymaking. In this way, by the end of our undergraduate program, our students gain a well-rounded education and become global citizens. Along with projects, essays, and other required coursework, each graduate course will have one midterm and one final exam to test students’ knowledge.


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UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAMS

ECONOMICS & FINANCE Economics teaches analytical thinking skills that apply to many areas. Economics majors may go to law school or pursue graduate study in economics. Many seek employment and experience in business and industry, or public policy. Finance is one of the most dynamic sectors of the world economy. Today’s businesses demand finance professionals who can interpret information, implement financial strategy, and understand economic theory. The Economics and Finance program provides a balance of hands-on experience and academics to prepare you for a 21st century career in a variety of industries and successful careers in financial management and investment banking, professional positions with financial institutions, including brokerage firms; insurance companies; investment advisory services; and finance companies. Students will also be well prepared to enter the finance departments of non-financial corporations, nonprofit institutions, and governmental agencies. Students apply what they have learned in the classroom by exploring real world issues in Washington, D.C., the heart of U.S. policymaking. In this way, by the end of our undergraduate program, our students gain a well-rounded education and become global citizens. Along with projects, essays, and other required coursework, each graduate course will have one midterm and one final exam to test students’ knowledge.


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GRADUATE PROGRAMS

GLOBAL AFFAIRS Our general graduate curriculum consists of a broad range of courses to prepare students for the global arena, and provides them with the tools to contribute to today’s international political and economic environment with broadly usable research, analytical, and management skills that are highly transferable across sectors and issue areas. One semester of graduate courses takes 15 weeks. Students are required to take 36 course credits in total. Of these 36 credits, 12 will fulfill core requirements of the graduate degree, while the remaining 24 course credits will be elective credits. Core courses develop a foundation of skills and knowledge necessary for mastering the crucial concepts of the concentration area. Apart from these core courses, students will take elective courses from elsewhere in the university to make their education interdisciplinary and holistic. Students apply what they have learned in the classroom by exploring real world issues in Washington, D.C., the heart of U.S. policymaking. In this way, by the end of our graduate programs, our students gain a well-rounded education and become global citizens. Along with projects, essays, and other required coursework, each graduate course will have one midterm and one final exam to test students’ knowledge.


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GRADUATE PROGRAMS

MBA IN LAW AND ECONOMICS Law and Economics offers students unique training in Law and Economics Management - a cross-disciplinary approach to law, business and economics. The program’s curricular and workshop and/or seminar offerings provide resources and opportunities for graduate students from throughout campus and for visiting scholars from around the world. The program also sponsors a working paper series, which serves as a broad-ranging compendium of the works of both resident scholars and visitors. Students apply what they have learned in the classroom by exploring real world issues in Washington, D.C., the heart of U.S. policymaking. In this way, by the end of our graduate programs, our students gain a well-rounded education and become global citizens. Along with projects, essays, and other required coursework, each graduate course will have one midterm and one final exam to test students’ knowledge.


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GRADUATE PROGRAMS

EXECUTIVE MBA Our general graduate curriculum consists of a broad range of courses to prepare students for a wide job market, and provides them with the tools to contribute to today’s globalized environment with broadly usable research, analytical, and management skills that are highly transferable across sectors and issue areas. One semester of graduate courses takes approximately 15 weeks or 4 months. Students are required to take 36 course credits in total. Of these 36 credits, 12 will fulfill core requirements of the graduate degree, while the remaining 24 course credits will be elective credits. Core courses develop a foundation of skills and knowledge necessary for mastering the crucial concepts of the concentration area. Apart from these core courses, students will take elective courses from elsewhere in the university to make their education interdisciplinary and holistic. Students apply what they have learned in the classroom by exploring real world issues in Washington, D.C., the heart of U.S. policymaking. In this way, by the end of our graduate program, our students gain a well-rounded education and become global citizens. Along with projects, essays, and other required coursework, each graduate course will have one midterm and one final exam to test students’ knowledge.


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CO-OP MY CAMPUS IS MY OFFICE BAU International University fills the gap between the business and academic worlds with CO-OP, the educational model of the 21st century. Students enjoy gaining practical work experience alongside academic enrichment. The CO-OP Educational Model is an undergraduate education model that fuses the business and the university realms. Students work full-time at our partner companies, get work experience and are able to get one step ahead of their rivals upon graduation. Students who prepare for their professional life through CO-OP Education learn how to integrate education with work early on, thus minimizing their training time and maximizing their productivity in their future workplaces. How Does CO-OP Work? Students who are in the 3rd or 4th class of their undergraduate study can join the CO-OP program. The fact that the student meets CO-OP application requirements does not necessarily mean he/she will be elected for CO-OP. An impressive academic record, recommendations and other required criteria are necessary for the COOP application. A student accepted into the CO-OP program is called a COOPER. The students who are selected then sent to partner companies for interviews. The CO-OP Directorate prepares students to speak with employers. The students who are selected are then sent to partner companies for interviews. CO-OP is a continuous process that must be completed in a single workplace. The term of CO-OP is a minimum of 3 months and maximum of 9 months.


The UNESCO Director General Irina Bokova and the Chairman Enver Yucel


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ONLINE LIBRARY

BAU International University regularly expands and upgrades its library of materials and resources to ensure students receive the best opportunities to supplement and build on their education. BAU International University selects newspapers and magazines of general interest as well as periodicials designed for a specialized audience in order to meet the needs of currently enrolles students. Through the online library, students can reach 35.820 e-journals on 113 databases


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GLOBAL OUTREACH International education is a long-standing part of BAU International University’s global mission, which includes a wide range of initiatives both in the United States and abroad to facilitate the exchange of knowledge across international boundaries. The University was founded on the premise that higher education should rest on a solid foundation of intercultural dialogue between students and faculty from around the globe. Students at BAU International University are encouraged to spend some time of their studies abroad, to increase their knowledge about other counties and cultures, as well as about global issues facing all of us today. To this end, students will be able to visit network campuses located in Istanbul, Berlin, Silicon Valley, Hong Kong and Toronto.


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OUR LOCATION

BAU International University is located in downtown D.C., surrounded by businesses, restaurants, and shopping centers. It is a great place for students who are looking to learn about the ins and outs of the cultural and political fabric of the United States and the world in a safe and friendly community. Being a multicultural city, there are various attractions for everyone. The majority of the events are free, so anyone can enjoy the museums, parks, zoos, and monuments. Transportation is easy around the city as the Metro and buses run until 3 am. The weather is hot and humid in summer, pleasant in spring and autumn, and mild with seasonal snowfall in winter. BAU International University Washington, D.C. is a short walk from many of D.C.’s major tourist attractions. The White House is right next door to our building. The National Mall, where the majority of the city’s museums are, is only ten minutes away. Anything that isn’t close can easily be accessed using public transportation.


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ACCOMMODATIONS BAU International University has some apartments available to students located in Arlington, Virginia. All of our apartments are located in a very central, safe neighborhood which is close to the subway and shopping centers. Here are a few examples of our apartments: Courtland Towers, Randolph Towers, Birchwood Apartments, Virginia Towers, and Richmond Square. This vibrant neighborhood is near Arlington’s restaurants, shops, movie theatres, public libraries, and an ice-skating rink. With numerous parks, gyms, pools, music venues, and local art galleries within walking distance, residents enjoy a variety of social and cultural activities. Arlington also has national memorials and museums, including the Arlington National Cemetery, the Pentagon Memorial, the Marine War Memorials, and the United States Air Force Memorial. To stay in the apartments, you can contact us by sending e-mail to info@bauinternational.com and we will try to place you in one of our apartments. The apartments are usually for 4 people, and they are all furnished with cable TV, Wi-Fi, and appliances that meet your basic needs. All utilities are included in the housing price.

The apartments are subject to availability. BAU International University takes no responsibility for locating housing for every student and students may have to seek out housing options before arriving to the school.


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ADMISSIONS & COMPLETION REQUIREMENTS APPLICATION FOR ADMISSIONS

Admissions Requirements

For the 2014-2015 academic year, all BAU International applicants must provide the necessary documentation, as described below:

For admission to study at BAU International, all applicants are required to submit a completed application package, as outlined below, with a nonrefundable $200 application fee.

An application will not be considered complete, and thus, will not be reviewed, until all application documents have been received. Once the completed application and fees are received, the application is carefully reviewed. Applicants meeting our admission criteria are evaluated with respect to other qualified applicants, and are selected accordingly. At any time during the application process an applicant may check the status of their application by visiting http://www.bauinternational.com/admissions Applications are processed on a first-come, first-serve basis. By submitting all necessary documents in one application package, applicants may receive faster notice of admission. Applications for admission to any of our programs for the Spring semester must be received by December 1. Applications for admission for the Fall semester must be received by July 1. Application forms can be filled out from our website at the following address: http://www.bauinternational.com/admissions

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Admission Materials

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Application Form

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Application Fee

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Previous Degree

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Official Transcript min GPA

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English Proficiency1

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GRE/GMAT

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Financial Documents

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Health Insurance

Programs Graduate Under-graduate

Bachelors’s

High School2

GPA: 2.50

2.00

Recommended

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For non-native English speakers only.

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With the exception of students who are identified as academically highly and profoundly gifted


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Explanation of Admission Materials NOTE: ANY APPLICATION MATERIALS NOT IN ENGLISH MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY A CERTIFIED ENGLISH TRANSLATION OF THE ORIGINALS. 1. Application Form: All applicants must submit a fully completed application form. Incomplete applications will NOT be considered for admission until all necessary information has been received by the Admissions Office. 2. Application Fee: Each applicant is required to pay a non-refundable $200 application fee. Students who want to pay by credit card may do so separately by providing BAU International with the Credit Card Authorization Form signed by the owner of the card. BAU International accepts VISA, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express. Students may also pay in person at the Accounting Office or by sending a check or money order made out to BAU International. This check or money order must be payable in US dollars with an intermediary bank in the United States. 3. Previous Degree: Applicants already holding a degree from a foreign or domestic college or university must submit a notarized copy of their college or university

diploma, accompanied by a certified translation if the original is not in English. 1. For Master’s programs and graduate level certificate programs, a Bachelor’s degree is required. 2. For undergraduate and undergraduate level certificate programs, a minimum of a high school diploma or high school completion certificate is required. 4. Official Transcripts: All applicants must submit official transcripts, or notarized (or otherwise certified) copies of transcripts, from all colleges or universities previously attended (whether or not a degree was earned from an institution). A minimum of a 2.5 GPA (on a 4.0 scale) is recommended for graduate admission, and a minimum of a 2.0 GPA (on a 4.0 scale) is recommended for undergraduate admission. For International Students: If you would like to have any college credits you have earned outside the US transferred to BAU International, we will consider such requests on a case-by-case basis. We prepare credential evaluations for internal use only. For more general evaluations of your transcript and the US equivalency of your foreign diploma, which may be accepted by BAU International and other US institutions of higher


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learning, please contact one of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services at www.naces.org. 5. Evidence of Sufficient English Language Proficiency: All applicants whose first language is not English, whether enrolling in residential or online courses, must submit proof of language proficiency to BAU International prior to enrollment. There are several ways to meet BAU International’s English language proficiency requirement. BAU International accepts multiple standardized test scores as proof of English proficiency. The table below shows the tests and minimum scores accepted. Name of Standardized Test

Minimum Scores Required

SAT II English 600 IELTS Overall band 6 TOEFL (PBT, CBT, IBT) 500, 173, 60 TOEIC 650 TOEFL is the most widely accepted English language proficiency test for admission to US colleges and universities. Students must submit original TOEFL results or have the results sent directly to BAU International by the Educational Testing Service (ETS). The TOEFL School Code for BAU International is 7137. Scores must be no more than two years old. Students who have been studying continuously at a US college or university may submit an older score that was accepted by their last US school. Instead of the standardized test scores, English language

proficiency may also be demonstrated by successful completion of four years of secondary education or higher in which the language of instruction was English or by completion of at least 12 semester hours with at least a C average at a U.S. postsecondary institution at which the language of instruction was English. BAU International holds several articulation agreements with local colleges and universities. For students coming from such colleges and universities, the English language proficiency requirement may be waived under certain conditions. Applicants from such schools should consult with the Admissions Office staff at BAU International prior to applying. Applicants who do not meet any of the previous conditions must take our English Placement Test. Based on the results of this test; students may be required to attend our ESL program for one or more semesters before taking academic classes. Successful graduation from our ESL program and passing of our exit test waives the TOEFL score requirement for admission to any of our academic programs. BAU International reserves the right to require a student to take BAU International’s English Placement Test when there are reasonable doubts in the authenticity of the submitted standardized test scores or in the degree of English proficiency evidenced by other documentation. Based on the results of the English Placement Test, the student may be placed in ESL classes before beginning his/her academic program.


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6. GMAT/GRE Scores: There are two types of widely accepted graduate examination scores used by US universities for graduate admissions. The GMAT (Graduate Management Admission Test) is for admission to business programs such as our MBA programs. The GRE (Graduate Record Exam) is for admission to non-business graduate programs such as computer science. For more information about the GMAT or GRE, please visit www.gmat.org, or www.gre.org. It is strongly recommended that all graduate study applicants coming from either national or international institutions of higher education submit either GRE or GMAT scores. However, BAU International does not require a GRE or GMAT score for its graduate programs at this time. COMPLETION OF STUDIES

obligation. All registered hours, at the end of the add/drop period will be counted in the MTF determination In addition, all transfer credit hours accepted from other institutions will be counted in the Maximum Time Frame. The MTF is 1.5 times the Normal Program Length (NPL) which can be formulized as MTF = 1.5 x NPL. For example: MTF = 120 credits x 1.5 = 180 credits (maximum time allowed for a bachelor’s degree program). Program of Study

NPL in credits MTF Allowed in credits*

Bachelor’s Degree Programs

120

180

Master’s Degree Programs

36**

54**

* MTF includes credits attempted at BAU International and transferred to BAU International from other institutions

1. Maximum Time Frame (MTF) Allowed

** Beyond the program prerequisites

The Maximum Time Frame (MTF) is the time allowed for a student to complete a course of study. According to Appendix D, Requirement 4 of the ACICS’s Accreditation Criteria, “The Maximum Time Frame is not to exceed 150% of the normal program length”. In practice, this means all students at BAU must complete their programs of study within 1.5 times the program length as measured in semester credit hours attempted. If a student cannot complete the program within the MTF, the student will be dismissed from the university

If a student is unable to complete the program within one of the aforementioned time periods, the individual will not be eligible to receive the original credential (i.e., bachelor’s degree).

A credit hour attempted also is defined as any clock or credit hour for which a student has incurred a financial

2. Required Minimum Completion Percentage BAU International will evaluate the successful course completion percentages for all enrolled students at 25%, 50%, 75% and 100% of the Maximum Time Frame above to determine whether the student is maintaining specific qualitative and quantitative minimums in order to avoid probation or dismissal.


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Hour Attempted (HA): An Hour Attempted is defined in terms of the semester credit hour. An example of an hour attempted is any credit hour (or the equivalent) for which the student has incurred a financial obligation. Evaluation Points

Required Minimum Completion %

Number of HA

(% of MTF attempted)

(all credits attempted)

Which Must be Earned

At 25% of MTF

*55%

At 50% of MTF

**60%

At 75% of MTF

**65%

At 100% of MTF

**70%

55% x____ = ___ HA 60% x___ = ___ HA 65% x___ = ___ HA 70% x___ = ___ HA

* A student not meeting standards does not have to be dismissed; probation is required. ** Probation is not allowed at this point and academic dismissal is required.

In practice, this means that when the attempted credits are 25% of the MTF, the student must successfully complete 55% of all credits attempted with a grade of D- or above in undergraduate programs or with a grade of C or above in graduate programs. Failure to meet this requirement will result in academic probation. Academic probation is permitted at this point only. Failure to meet the minimum completion percentages at either 50%,

75%, or 100% renders the student ineligible for probation and the student must be dismissed. All courses, including withdrawals and retakes, will be included in credit hours attempted. Therefore, withdrawals and retakes will have an impact on the minimum completion percentage. The completion percentage is calculated at the end of each semester. 3.

Required Minimum CGPA

The third requirement of acceptable satisfactory academic progress is to meet the minimum CGPA requirement at each evaluation point of the MTF. BAU International uses a 4.0 scale grading system and GPAs are calculated at the end of each semester. Withdrawals are not included in GPA calculations. However, in the case of retakes, only the highest grade is included in the GPA calculation.


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Evaluation Points (% of MTF attempted*)

Required Minimum CGPA for Undergraduate Level Programs Probation Point

Dismissal Point

At 25% of MTF

Required Minimum CGPA for Graduate Level Programs Probation Point

Dismissal Point

CGPA < 1.25

No dismissal is allowed. Probation is required.

CGPA < 2.25

No dismissal is allowed. Probation is required.

At 50% of MTF

CGPA < 1.50

CGPA < 1.25

CGPA < 2.50

CGPA < 2.25

At 75% of MTF

CGPA < 1.75

CGPA < 1.50

CGPA < 2.75

CGPA < 2.50

At 100% of MTF

No probation is allowed. Dismissal is required.

CGPA < 2.00

No probation is allowed. Dismissal is required.

CGPA < 3.00

* If these evaluation points fall during the middle of a semester, the evaluation will be conducted at the end of the previous semester. The university will not wait until the end of the next semester to monitor the satisfactory academic progress of its students.

In practice this means that, for an undergraduate student, when attempted credits are 50% of the maximum time frame, a GPA below 1.50 but greater than or equal to 1.25 will result in probation. A CGPA below 1.25 will result in dismissal. For a graduate student, when attempted credits are 50% of the MTF, a CGPA below 2.50 but greater than or equal to 2.25 will result in probation and below 2.25 in dismissal. At 100% of the MTF, or graduation, whichever occurs sooner, the student must have completed all of the program requirements with a CGPA of 2.0 or higher in a bachelorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s degree program and a CGPA of 3.0 or higher in a masterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s degree program. The student who falls below the statutory minimum is not considered to be maintaining satisfactory progress, no probation is allowed at this point, and student will be dismissed from the program. S/he cannot receive the original credential.


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SCHEDULE OF STUDENT COSTS & FEES TUITION AND OTHER RELATED FEES This tuition and fee structure is effective for the 2014 - 2015 academic year. Graduate Level Programs • Global Affairs • MBA in Law and Economics • Executive MBA Tuition: Full-time (9 credits) $946 per credit For each additional course $950 per credit Part-time (below 9 credits) $958 per credit Undergraduate Level Programs: • Political Science & International Relations • Economics and Finance Tuition:Full-time (12 credits) $846 per credit For each additional course $850 per credit Part-time (below 12 credits) $863 per credit Tuition and Fees are subject to change without notice. Funds for personal expenses (e.g., food, health, insurance, books, supplies, etc.) are not included. Related Fees: Some fees are mandatory and due at the time of application or enrollment. There are also service fees charged at BAU International when necessary as

a student progress through their program of study or required upon their request. All fees are non-refundable. Services Provided Explanation

Fee

Application Fee

Degree and Certificate Programs

$200

International

$100

Domestic

$25

Student Activity & Services Fee

Special lectures and seminar series, sports and festivals, registration process, student orientation, initial student ID, BAU International clubs, student association, computer lab usage, BAU International student e-mail, student events, movies and other activities.

$75

Health Insurance

Per academic year

$550

Technology Fee

Per online course

$150

English Placement Test

Those who need to take the test only.

$30

Late Registration Fee

After the last day of registration before the end of the add/drop period.

$50

Returned Check Fee

If the check issued by the student is not honored by their bank.

$30

Student ID Card, and its Renewal

If student ID card is lost or a replacement is needed. Student ID cards must be renewed every year.

$10

Transcript Processing Fee

Upon request by the student. It will take three business days to process transcript requests.

$10

Graduation Application / Diploma Processing Fee

All students graduating must pay this fee when submitting the Graduation Application Form

Degree

$100

Graduate

$50

Cap & Gown

All degree program students that participate in the Commencement Ceremony must pay this fee

Undergraduate

$30

Cancellation Fee

When students cancel their enrollment within 3 business days prior to beginning of semester.

Postal Fee

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CANCELLATION & REFUND POLICIES If a student elects to withdraw from specific course(s) or completely from the university, the following refund schedule will be used to determine any outstanding financial obligation for which the student may be responsible: Time of withdrawal notice

Tuition refund amount*

Four or more business days prior to 1st day of the semester

: 100% of the semester tuition

Within three business days up to the 1st day of the semester

: 100% of the semester tuition, minus a cancellation fee of $100

2nd day of the semester and through 25% of the semester

: 50% of the semester tuition

Through 50% of the semester

: 25% of the semester tuition

After 50% of the semester

: No refund will be issued

* Excludes all fees

A student applicant will be considered a student as of the first day of classes. If an international student accepts an I-20 from BAU, they are financially responsible according to the above schedule. A written notice must be submitted to officially withdraw from BAU. The official withdrawal date, for the purpose of a refund calculation, will be taken from the date the written notice is received by BAU. No refund will be honored without written notice. Students may download the Institutional Withdrawal Form from our website or obtain a hard copy from the Registrarâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Office or the Office of International Student Services. Applicants must submit the Refund Request & Application Cancellation Form within 12 months of the initial application date. BAU will issue refunds to individuals who have terminated their status as students within 45 days after receipt of a written request. If no payment was made, the University will bill the student for the due amount according to the schedule above. If a student is participating in a payment plan and the installment payment is insufficient to cover the studentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s obligation according to the schedule above, then the university will send the student a bill for the difference.


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If a student’s financial obligation is not fulfilled, BAU is authorized to do the following until the monies owed are paid: a) Withhold the release of the student’s academic records or any information based upon the records. b) Withhold the issue of the student’s transcripts. c) If the student’s account remains delinquent, BAU reserves the right to terminate enrollment and cancel F-1 visas of international students. Late tuition payments are subject to financial penalties. Financial Penalties 1. Late fee: Failure to make any payment on or before the due date results 0.2% of unpaid balances added per day. The late fee percentage will apply only to the tuition and installment fees. Other fees (for example activity fee, technology fee, etc.) will be deducted before applying payment for tuition. 2. Return Check Fee: A $30 fee will be charged for each unpaid check returned by the bank. Moreover, BAU will recalculate the late fee daily until the balance is cleared. Special Cases: In the documented event of prolonged illness, accident, or death in the immediate family (parents, siblings, children, or spouse) or other special circumstances that make it impractical to complete the program, BAU will work toward a settlement that is reasonable and fair to both parties.


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GRADING SYSTEM & GRADE POINT AVERAGE Grade Point Average (GPA): is the total grade earned divided by the total credits attempted at the end of each semester. Cumulative GPA (CGPA): is the overall GPA attained so far in an ongoing education period. The GPA is determined by dividing the total number of grade points earned in courses by the total number of credits attempted. The GPA is carried out to three digits past the decimal point (example 1.000). No rounding up or down shall be done to arrive at the GPA. When a course is repeated, only the highest grade earned is counted in the computation of the GPA and the CGPA for graduation. Percentage

Letter Grade

Grade Points

CGPA

100-95

A

4.0

4.0

Honors

94-90

A-

3.67

89-85

B+

3.33

84-80

B

3.0

3.0

Excellent Satisfactory

79-75

B-

2.67

74-70

C+

2.33 2.0

Satisfactory-Lowest passing

69-65

C

2.0

64-60

C-

1.67

59-55

D+

1.33

54-50

D

1.0

49 and below

F

0

Academic Standing

Lowest passing grade 0

Failure

S

Satisfactory (non-credit)

U

Unsatisfactory (non-credit)

I

Incomplete (see below)

Satisfactory grade for graduate level programs Lowest passing grade for graduate level programs c Lowest passing grade for undergraduate level programs * For non-credit courses such as ESL a b


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High Honor’s and Honor’s High Honor’s and Honor’s are compiled at the end of the Fall and Spring semesters to recognize BAU’s high academic achieving students. The list consists of names of students who meet the following criteria for that semester. High Honor’s

Honor’s

#

Requirements

Undergraduate students

Graduate students

#

Requirements

Undergraduate students

Graduate students

1

GPA (minimum)

4.00

4.00

1

GPA (minimum)

3.75

3.90

2

Minimum credits attempted

12

9

2

Minimum credits attempted

12

9

3

Min grade

C+

B+

3

Min grade

C+

B+

4

Other requirements

4

Other requirements

• •

No I, U or F Grades are for the courses required for the intended program only.

• •

No I, U or F Grades are for the courses required for the intended program only.

A letter from each office (the Office of the President or the Dean’s Offices) is sent to students noting their accomplishments and placement on the list. Each semester the lists are published on BAU’s website. Graduation Requirements Students should meet the following minimum requirements to qualify for a degree:

Minimum Passing Grade Per Course CGPA Total Required Credits

Master’s

Bachelor’s

Graduate Level Cert.

Undergrad. Level Cert.

C

D

C

D-

3.00

2.00

3.00

2.00

36

120

18

24

Symbols: The following symbols may appear next to a grade or in the grade column: R: Repeat Course TC: Transfer-in Credits W: Withdrawn X: Audited Course IP: In-Progress (*): Course not applicable to current degree


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ACADEMIC CALENDAR

Fall 2014 - Spring 2015

BAU International is a traditional university where the academic year is divided into two main semesters, Fall and Spring. Each semester provides 15 weeks of instruction, with a final exam week; it makes a total of 16 weeks. Academic calendar is subjected to change. If any change is made, it will be published in our website immediately indicating the effective date. FALL 2014: 16 weeks (Sep 2 – Dec 19) Advance payment plan for tuition available Registration for Fall 2014 begins

SPRING 2015: 16 weeks (Jan 26 – May 15) May - Jul June 30

Advance payment plan for tuition available Registration for Spring 2014 begins

Sep - Dec Dec 8

New Student Orientation

Aug 25

New Student Orientation

Jan 19

Registration ends

Aug 26

Registration ends

Jan 20

Tuition and other payment due date

Aug 26

Tuition and other payment due date

Jan 20

Last day to withdraw with a full tuition refund

Aug 27

Last day to withdraw with a full tuition refund

Jan 21

Last day to withdraw with a full tuition refund with cancellation fee of $100

Aug 29

Last day to withdraw with a full tuition refund with cancellation fee of $100

Jan 23

Sep 1

First day of classes

Jan 26

Sep 2

Last day to add/drop classes

Labor day, BAU International is closed First day of classes

Feb 6

Last day to add/drop classes

Sep 12

Last day to withdraw with a 50% tuition refund

Feb 20

Last day to withdraw with a 50% tuition refund

Sep 26

Mar 13

Incomplete (I) grade change from Summer Session II due to Registrar

Oct 13

Incomplete (I) grade change from Fall Semester due to Registrar Last day to withdraw with a 25% tuition refund

Mar 27

Last day to withdraw with a 25% tuition refund

Oct 24

Last day to withdraw with a grade of “W”

Apr 2

Last day to withdraw with a grade of “W”

Oct 31

Last day to apply for graduation

Apr 2

Classes recess at 1 p.m.

Apr 3

Last day to apply for graduation Monday schedule - Make-up sessions for Labor Day Thanksgiving Break, BAU International is closed Last day of classes Final examinations Grades available on OIS (BAU International’s LMS) Winter Break, BAU International is closed

Nov 3 Nov 24 Nov 27 - 28 Dec 12 Dec 15 - 19 Dec 22 Dec 22 - Jan 2

Spring Break Classes resume Registration and academic advising for Fall 2015 Last day of classes Final examinations Grades available on OIS (BAU International’s LMS) Summer Break, BAU International is closed

Apr 6-10 Apr 13 TBD May 8 May 11 - 15 May 18 May 18 - TBD


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