2019-2020 College Catalog 
    
    Sep 16, 2019  
2019-2020 College Catalog

Graduate and Continuing Education Programs



Graduate and Continuing Education Admissions is responsible for the recruitment, outreach, and admission for graduate and undergraduate degree completion programs, summer school, non-credit professional training/development programs. Dual enrollment at Mount Aloysius College is also managed and operated from Enrollment Management with strong collaboration between the Office of Graduate and Continuing Education Admissions and the Office of Freshmen Admissions Division Chairs and applicable Department Chairs assume all academic functions of programs once students enroll.

Programs include associate, bachelor and master level degrees designed for working adults, credit courses such as ACT 48 seminars for practicing educators, and non-credit training and continuing professional education courses. Summer school consists of credit courses offered on campus, online or at one of our off-campus locations. The Dual Enrollment program allows high school students to earn college credit while in high school. Online certificate programs in Business, Criminal Justice Addictions Professional, Finance, and Medical Coding.

Graduate Programs

Mount Aloysius College offers graduate degrees in a variety of academic areas that enable area professionals to deepen their mastery of their chosen subject, develop heightened competence in their chosen career, and to pursue graduate work while still maintaining work and personal commitments. Faculty in graduate programs at Mount Aloysius College hold advanced degrees in their field and also bring many years of professional experience to the classroom.

Accelerated Undergraduate Degree Completion Program

While some undergraduate programming is offered on campus, most GCE academic programs are offered off-campus or online for the convenience of area professionals who desire to complete their college education in a time frame and format geared toward working adults. The Accelerated Degree Completion Program at Mount Aloysius College addresses the needs of adults with busy schedules who wish to complete a degree on a part-time basis. The College offers an associate degree completion program in Early Childhood Education and Business Administration as well as bachelor degree completion programs in Business Administration and Nursing. These degrees can be completed in two years to two and a half years. The bachelor degree completion programs in Business Administration and in Nursing are also available in a fully online format. Employees of area businesses may have access to reduced tuition rates and a tuition deferment payment plan through specially-negotiated agreements with Mount Aloysius College.

Graduate and Continuing Education also offers associate degrees in Medical Imaging/Radiography via a combination of videoconferencing classroom based instruction and online courses. These programs are taught in cooperation with the DuBois Regional Medical Center in DuBois, PA.

Features of the GCE programs include:

  1. accelerated classes offered at select community locations as well as online;
  2. classes that meet only one night a week for eight weeks;
  3. a curriculum that is adult learner-focused;
  4. classroom learning that is related to the real-life work experiences of working professional;
  5. free online access to library resources;
  6. opportunities to receive college credit for prior learning outside the classroom; and
  7. the ability to take classes face-to-face, online, and blended formats for maximum convenience.

Programs of Study

Bachelor of Science

Business Administration (CBNB/CBNBO)
Information Technology (CINFB)
Nursing/RN-BSN (CBSN/CBSNO/CBSNM)
Medical Imaging (CMBSO)

Associate of Science

Applied Technology (CAT)
Business Administration (CBNA/CBNAO)
Information Technology (CINFA)
Medical Imaging (CMI)

Certificate Programs

Business Certificate (CBNCO/CBNCT)
Certified Professional Coding Certificate (CCDON)
Finance Certificate (CFNCO/CFNCT)

Online Programs and Courses

Mount Aloysius College is approved by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education to offer online programs. The College offers an increasing variety of undergraduate degree completion and certificate programs online as well as a wide array of core course requirements for the associate and bachelor degrees. For the most current list of online programs and courses, go to the GCE web site at www.mtaloy.edu/gce.

Drop/Withdrawal Policy for Online Courses

The date an online course is scheduled to begin is considered the first day of class. Students have until 4:00 p.m. on the fourth day after the class has started to drop the class from his/her schedule with no financial penalties. Beginning on day five, the process is not a withdrawal and financial penalties will incur. The class will remain on the student’s transcript with a grade of “W”.

Act 48 Credits

Mount Aloysius College is an approved provider of college credit courses for Act 48 requirements. As such, any Mount Aloysius credit course can be used to fulfill Act 48 requirements. Mount Aloysius College offers week-long, three-credit summer seminars for K-12 teachers and administrators seeking Act 48 credit. These seminars emphasize Teacher Renewal And Inquiry-Based Learning (T.R.A.I.L.) that familiarizes educators with contemporary trends, techniques and problems faced by modern educators. Educators learn about subject matter in ways that can be used in the classroom. Participants will create an “idea suitcase” to take with them from the course.

Mount Aloysius College Dual Enrollment Program

The Dual Enrollment program allows high-achieving high school students in the central Alleghenies region to earn college credit for courses taken at their high school.

Through special arrangements with some fifty-four area high schools, high school upperclassmen may take selected courses at their high school for both high school and Mount Aloysius College credit at deeply discounted tuition rates. Interested high school students in this part of Pennsylvania should consult with their high school administration office to inquire whether their high school participates in this program.

For more information on any of these programs, please contact the Graduate and Continuing Education Admissions at (814) 886-6406 or GCE@mtaloy.edu. Prospective students may also learn more about GCE’s programs by visiting the website at www.mtaloy.edu/gce.

Academic Calendar for Graduate and Continuing Education Programs

Programs offered through GCE do not always follow the published Academic Calendar because of the unique nature of accelerated programs and courses. As a result, course may be held on days where courses are not held for on-campus based programs (i.e. fall break, spring break). GCE publishes an academic calendar for its programs on its website.

Withdrawal from the College

When a student officially withdraws from the College before completing the period of enrollment for which they were charged, a loss of financial aid may create a balance due on the student’s account. In certain circumstances the student may be entitled to receive a partial credit of tuition and fees.

The date of withdrawal will be the date that the student notifies the Registrar’s Office of their intent to withdraw.  A withdrawal is considered official only after the completed withdrawal form has been processed. 

Students will be advised to meet with the Office of Student Success and Advising prior to withdrawing and all withdrawal forms must be completed through the Registrar’s Office.  Official withdrawal forms must be retained in the student’s permanent file located in the Registrar’s Office.  Non-attendance does not constitute an official withdrawal.

Tuition and Fees may be credited as follows:

Before or During the 1st Week of School:  100% refund of tuition and fees

During the 2nd & 3rd Weeks:  80% refund of tuition and fees

During the 4th & 5th Weeks:  60% refund of tuition and fees

During the 6th & 7th Weeks:  40% refund of tuition and fees

8th Week and Beyond:  0% refund of tuition and fees

Room and Board will follow the same refund calculation as the tuition and fees.

When a student withdraws, all Unfunded Institutional Grants/Scholarships awarded will be reduced based on the same percentage scale as the tuition and fees refund calculation.

Proration for students who withdraw from summer courses will follow the summer catalog.

Withdrawing from Modules (8-week sessions)

Students enrolling in modules who will be using financial aid must sign up for all classes they will be taking for all of the sessions. If a student signs up for all sessions, they are expected to attend and complete all sessions. If the student ceases to attend a course for which they were scheduled to attend, and they are not enrolled in any subsequent modules/sessions, the student will be considered a withdrawal and a Return to Title IV Funds calculation will be performed (see additional information.) A week is defined as Monday to Sunday for all online courses.

Return of Title IV Funds

When a student who receives Title IV financial aid (Federal Pell Grant, FSEOG, Direct Subsidized and Unsubsidized Loans, and PLUS loans) withdraws, either officially or unofficially, before completing the period of enrollment for which they were charged, a return of Title IV funds may be required.

  • First, the net amount of Title IV aid that was and could have been disbursed is calculated.
  • Second, a calculation must be performed to determine the percentage of Title IV aid earned. The number of days attended by the student is divided by the number of days in the payment period. This equals the percentage of Title IV aid earned. If the percentage of Title IV aid earned is greater than 60 percent, the student is eligible for 100 percent of the aid.
  • Third, if the amount of aid disbursed equals the amount of aid earned, no further calculation is required.
  • Fourth, if the amount of aid disbursed is greater than the amount of aid earned, the difference must be returned to the appropriate Title IV agencies.
  • The College will return Title IV monies as follows: Direct Unsubsidized Loan, Direct Subsidized Loan, Direct PLUS Loan, Federal Pell Grant, FSEOG and others.

The student’s account will be debited for all monies returned to the Title IV agencies. The student will be responsible for paying any outstanding balance due to the Business Office. Questions regarding the Return of Title IV funds should be directed to the Financial Aid Office.