Learning Bridge Career Institute takes Copyrighting Infringement very serious. Whether it be the distribution of copyrighted material or unauthorized peer-to-peer file sharing, may subject the students to civil and criminal liabilities.
Copyright infringement is the act of exercising, without permission or legal authority, one or more of the exclusive rights granted to the copyright owner under section 106 of the Copyright Act (Title 17 of the United States Code). These rights include the right to reproduce or distribute a copyrighted work. In the file-sharing context, downloading or uploading substantial parts of a copyrighted work without authority constitutes an infringement.
Penalties for copyright infringement include civil and criminal penalties. In general, anyone found liable for civil copyright infringement may be ordered to pay either actual damages or “statutory” damages affixed at not less than $750 and not more than $30,000 per work infringed. A court can, in its discretion, also assess costs and attorneys’ fees. For details, see Title17, United States Code, Sections 504, 505.
Willful copyright infringement can also result in criminal penalties, including imprisonment of up to five years and fines of up to $250,000 per offense. For more information, please see the website of the U.S. Copyright Office at (www.copyright.gov).
Transfer Student Requirements
STUDENTS WISHING TO TRANSFER FROM ONE PROGRAM TO ANOTHER WITHIN THE INSTITUTION SHOULD MEET WITH THE DIRECTOR OF TO DETERMINE ELIGIBILITY AND TRANSFERABILITY WITHIN THE INSTITUTION. STUDENTS ARE GIVEN FULL CREDIT FOR COURSES COMMON IN BOTH PROGRAMS THAT DEMONSTRATE SATISFACTORY ACADEMIC PROGRESS. THIS PROCESS IS USED FOR OUR MEDICAL ASSISTANT TRAINING STUDENTS AS WELL AS OUR OTHER PROGRAMS.
Students wishing to transfer from one program to another from other institutions must submit the following:
After the submission of documents, the Administrator evaluates the transcript to determine transfer equivalency.
To be eligible for transfer credit, students must have earned at “C” (2.0 GPA) or above in the course. No more than 60% of the course can be transferred from a program of study may be transferred from another institution.
Leave of Absence Policy -LOA
A Voluntary Leave of Absence is a type of Withdrawal. A Voluntary Leave of Absence or any other form of Withdrawal indicates that a student has been permitted an exception from the continuous registration requirement of The Learning Bridge Career Institute.
This policy provides students with general information regarding Voluntary Leave of Absence
This policy will not be used in lieu of disciplinary actions to address violations of The Learning Bridge Career Institute rules, regulations, or policies. A student who has engaged in behavior that may violate rules, regulations, or policies of The Learning Bridge Career Institute community may be subject to the discipline process. A student may be required to participate in the disciplinary process for his/her school coincident with the request for a Voluntary Leave of Absence. A student permitted to take a Voluntary Leave of Absence while on academic and/or disciplinary status will return on that same status.
International students are advised that taking a Voluntary Leave of Absence may affect their student visa status.
Types of Voluntary Leave of Absence
1. Medical Leave of Absence or Medical Withdrawals
A student who must interrupt study temporarily because of physical or psychological illness may request a Medical Leave or Withdrawal from their program. The medical or mental health professional who has been providing treatment to the student will, with the student's written consent, confirm in writing that a Medical Leave is warranted due to the student's health problem. Supporting medical documentation will be dated within 30 days of the request for a Medical Leave.
Medical Leave may be approved during a student’s program of study, except during times when a Withdrawal from the study would be more appropriate.
2. Other Leaves of Absence
A student may choose to take a Voluntary Leave of Absence for other compelling reasons when necessary to interrupt study temporarily. At the discretion of the Campus Director, supporting documentation may be requested from the student to substantiate such a request.
General Policies and Conditions for all Leave of Absences
A Leave of Absence is not a form of registration. Therefore, no tuition will be charged during for which a Leave of Absence has been approved.
A Leave of Absence cannot be granted for more than 14 class days.
Per the policy of the student's individual school, Leaves may or may not be entered on the student's transcript. Leaves are noted in the student's permanent educational records maintained at the school.
Since a Leave of Absence is not a registration, a student on Leave may not use LBCI facilities nor receive financial aid.
A Leave of Absence must be approved by the Campus Director and cannot be granted retroactively. Students who wish to withdraw from a term-in-progress should refer to their individual school's policies.
Students returning from a Leave must return on the agreement of the LOA. Failure to return on the agreed date stated on the LOA may be cause for dismissal from The Learning Bridge Career Institute.
In the event of extenuating circumstances, an extension of an LOA may be granted by the Campus Director.
Confidentiality on Leave of Absences
The Learning Bridge Career Institute will maintain the confidentiality of all information regarding Voluntary Leaves in accordance with federal, state and local law, and to the greatest extent consistent with the goal of processing such Leaves. All records concerning Voluntary Leaves of Absence are confidential and the official copy of such records shall be retained by the School in which the student was enrolled at the time of the Leave. Access to these records is limited by appropriate federal, state and local law.
The Learning Bridge Career Institute reserves the right to notify a parent or guardian if deemed appropriate under the circumstances and as permitted by applicable federal, state and local law.