Policies & Academic Standards

No class policy shall overwrite these policies without express written consent from Boot Camp Academy Founder

**It is the student's responsibility to read and adhere to these academic guidelines.

Writing Guidelines:

All work is to follow these guidelines:
  1. Font & Font Size: Arial, 12 point
  2. Double space
  3. 1-inch margins (File – Page Setup – Margins)
  4. Indent paragraphs .5 inch (Format– Paragraph – Indent left)
  5. Page numbers – lower center or upper right –beginning with the first page of text, but not on title page; Arabic numbers only (e.g., 1, 2; not Roman numerals); no other header or footer
  6. Title page; then title again on page one (for formal papers)
  7. In essay-type papers, ALWAYS write logically, persuasively, focused on the assigned topic; include a succinct introduction that informs the reader concerning the subject of your paper, and a succinct conclusion that summarizes your main points and expresses your resulting conclusion.
  8. Use footnotes rather than endnotes, except in dissertation/thesis, where section endnotes are also acceptable.
  9. All work should be proofread, as errors in spelling, grammar, and syntax will reduce assignment grade.

Plagiarism Policy:

Plagiarism is against Boot Camp Academy policy, and any act of plagiarism will result in disciplinary action up to student dismissal from further study at Boot Camp Academy. Plagiarism includes but is not limited to quoting materials without proper citing or reference. Cutting and pasting of online and other materials requires proper citing via quotation marks and footnote.

Attendance Policy:

Due to the concentrated nature of the lectures, one class absence will reduce final grade by a letter grade. A 2nd absence will result in an additional research assignment required for a passing grade. A 3rd absence will result in a failing grade. If an online recording is assigned for missed classes the student must listen to the entirety of the recorded lectures and must fulfill all other format-specific requirements in order to receive a passing grade, including occasional interaction with the Advising Professor/Instructor. If the Online student is not responsive to Advising Professor/Instructor communication, the student may become inactive and receive a grade of incomplete on the course

Assignment Format:

All assignments and coursework are to be turned in via student email. Students are not required to turn in assignments in hard copy. Students must send any required notes, questions, papers, etc. via email as separate attachments in .doc, docx, or pdf format.

The subject line for all submitted coursework should be formatted as follows to ensure receipt of the material: Professor Name, Class Name, Student Name, Assignment Title (e.g.: S,Busa – Hermeneutics - Smith, Assignment #1)

Electronically submitted coursework will be returned along with a final grade via online student portal after the course has been graded.

Assignment Due Dates:

Students will submit all assignments according to the schedule as outlined in the syllabus. Final assignments are to be submitted no later than the last class period of the semester unless denoted in writing by the instructor.

Open Note Academic Integrity Policy:

  1. You may access only your course notes during the exam. You are not allowed to use any electronic devices during exams, which includes the use of cell phones and e-tablets, except in the case where you are using your electronic device to access your course notes or books.
  2. While taking the exam you are not permitted to access outside resources, including but not limited to: friends and family, other students/individuals, websites, chat rooms, social network sites, or other printed materials. Upon completion, you are not permitted to discuss or record the exam questions or exam content with any individual(s).
  3. If these guidelines are not followed, you will be in violation of Boot Camp Academy Integrity Policy’ which will result in the exam graded as a 0%. Any subsequent documented offense of academic dishonesty (regardless of whether it occurs in the same or any other course taken by the student at the College) will result in automatic failure of the course and expulsion from the College for a minimum of one academic year.

Grade Policy:

Professors keep record of all student grades for course assignments, participation, quizzes, exams and extra credit as assigned. Check ReachPlanet Learning student portal for your grades. Note the following:

The instructor might also adjust grades within the student portal that calculated inaccurately

The official grade is recorded by the course instructor throughout the course. As a result, students will find their final and official grade for the course in the student portal which is the same grade students will see on their transcript at course completion. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact your professor.

Course Refund Policy:

Paid Enrollments: Courses dropped before the first week of the class has ended will receive a 100% refund less a $35.00 administration fee. Courses dropped during the second week will receive a 75% refund less a $35.00 administration fee. Courses dropped during the third week (before the fourth Monday) will receive a 50% refund less a $35.00 administration fee. Courses dropped after the third week are not eligible to receive a refund. Students can withdraw from a course without a grade being recorded until the end of the sixth week, after which a grade will be awarded based on work submitted up to that point.

Course Add/Drop Policy:

Courses may be added during the first eight days of class and may be dropped until the 2nd week of the semester, without risk of academic penalty. Withdrawal within that time limit will be recorded with the grade of W. After that date there is no possibility of withdrawal; the student will receive a grade for the course. A grade of W does not enter into the computation of the GPA. Unofficial withdrawal from a course results in a grade of F.

Text Book and Materials Policy:

All required text books and materials are to be purchased prior to the first class. Verification will be required by the instructor that materials have been acquired on-time. Late purchases will affect the final gpa.

Technology Requirements

All online courses require the use of an internet connected (>50Mb/sec connection) Desktop or laptop computer. You can connect via phone, but the ability to participate will be greatly impacted.

Online courses are held through Microsoft Teams which is a free app for phones and computers. Teams has the ability to connect through an internet browser, but the best experience will be to download the app (Software). You should download this software priort to the first class

Online Class Participation Code of Conduct

When joining an online meeting you should use a laptop or computer with a web cam and turn the camera on so that the instructor can see you active.

When Joining and throughout the meeting it is best practice to mute your microphone until asked to speak.

Use the 'Raise Hand' button to ask a question and then wait until called on

Keep questions on topic and do not dominate class time with unrelated questions or comments (you're here to learn, not teach