Organization and Policy
The American Institute policies are detailed in the following requirements for each course taken: • American Institute admits students of any race, color, national or ethnic origin or gender to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the American Institute. American Institute does not discriminate on the basis of physical handicap, race, color, national or ethnic origin. In administration of educational policies, scholarships, or other school-ad- ministered programs the courses are designed in accordance with the Jewish background of the Christian faith and may not be suited for non-believers. • Application procedure and all course requirements must be fulfilled in order to graduate. • Course costs must be paid before any grades are recorded or before another course can be started. All fees required for graduation must be paid prior to commencement. • All fee refunds are subject to the following rules: Students dropping a course up to the first week will receive a 100% tuition refund. Students dropping a course during the second week will receive a 70% tuition refund. Stu- dents dropping a course the third week will receive a 50% tuition refund. Students dropping a course after the fourth week will receive a 25% tuition refund. No refunds will be made after the fourth week. • Each course must be completed in four months, or credit will not be awarded. • All students are expected to attend the Jerusalem Conference the year of their graduation. • All tests and papers must be completed to receive credit. • The American Institute reserves the right to dismiss any student deemed hostile to college policies.
Each decision concerning school policies is made with appropriate counsel and on an individual basis, using the best judgment according to the board of governors, staff, and administration.
The policies listed below describe the responsibilities of the American Institute to the student:
• Each course will have approximately twelve lectures by the same instructor.
• Each course will have a written review before testing. Students are to notify their proctor upon completion of the course to receive the review.
• Each course will be subject to a pre-test which will not affect
the grade but is used for administrative comparisons and improvements. This practice may be avoided in some courses.
• Each course will have a post-test used comprehensively which will determine the student’s grade.
• The exams will not be returned to the student and should be copied for personal files prior to submission to the American Institute.
• A cover sheet will be provided to the student with the course work and should be submitted with the appropriate documents. This cover sheet will be returned
indicating satisfactory, unsatisfactory, or needed changes and will include a grade.
• One transcript will be issued by the American Institute for
each student upon graduation. Other copies or requests by other educational institutions will be provided at the cost of $10.00 each.
The procedures for the American Institute are summarized in the following course requirements: • Course grades will be based on the following scale: one third of the total grade from the lecture requirements in class, one-third from research in the form of developmental reading and written papers, and one-third from the final tests. • All bachelor’s students will submit three, three-page research papers coming from the developmental reading. These are short but detailed papers training students to use research, apply footnotes and record the bibliography in preparation for the larger forum and research papers. • All master’s students must complete the five Foundational Courses as a pre-requisite to entering the master’s program. The master’s program consists of twelve three-credit-hour courses, for a total of fifty-one credit hours. Six courses are required, and six are electives. Each master’s student is required to write a ten-page research paper for each course and a seventy-page thesis with an emphasis on bibliographical research. • Tests will be administered by a proctor. This must be someone other than a family member who lives outside the home and is not a current American Institute student. The course reviews and tests will be mailed to the proctor, who will ensure the student sees the test only during testing and that no additional materials were used while taking the test; then mail the test to the American Institute office