The following general policies are applicable to all students who engage in either study in any of the academic degree or educational certificate programs at AUSN.
Americans With Disabilities Act
AUSN shall comply with all Federal laws requiring universities to provide reasonable accommodation(s) to students with documented disabilities that may substantially impair or limit the students’ ability to achieve their maximum academic potential. Students with a disability have a right to reasonable accommodation in accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act. Any student requesting such accommodation should inform the Dean of Students, in writing, of their requested accommodation. Each request for an accommodation shall be examined on a case-by-case basis. The Dean of Students, or the Dean’s designee, shall meet with the student to assess the student’s individual needs.
Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974
AUSN vigorous and strictly protects the privacy and confidentiality of all student records. Accordingly, AUSN observes and obeys all provisions as provided under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA, Public Law 93-380, or the Buckley Amendment). FERPA provides, generally, that (1) students shall have the right of access to their educational records, and (2) educational institutions shall not release educational records to non-school employees without consent of the student. “Students” includes both current and former students. Any right to inspect and review student records shall be in strict accordance with FERPA. All student records will be located at the Registrar’s Office of AUSN. Students may arrange for an appointment with the Registrar to inspect their records. Access must be granted no later than forty-five working days after written request.
Students have the right and may amend or correct the factual accuracy of their student records if information is inaccurate, misleading or incomplete. Further, students have the right to a hearing if the records are not corrected. A student who is dissatisfied with the results of a hearing may place a statement in their student records indicating their dissatisfaction. Any students is free to file complaints with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act Office concerning alleged failures by AUSN to comply with FERPA by contacting the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act Office (FERPA), Department of Education, 330 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20201.
Generally, parents and spouses do not have the right to view records without the written consent of students. Under federal law, AUSN cannot release personally identifiable information from the educational records of students to prospective employers, government agencies, credit bureaus, etc., without the written consent of the student. The student’s written consent is not required for the disclosure of grades, disciplinary action, or other information to parents of students who are dependents for federal income tax purposes. Parents requesting information may generally be granted access after submission to the university of an affidavit or other evidence of federal income tax dependency. The AUSN policy on FERPA and student records is not intended to be fully explanatory of student rights either under FERPA or Arizona law.
AUSN encourages the cultivation of honorary professional fraternities and sororities which offer open enrollment.
The following is a list of official holidays during which the AUSN will not hold class:
New Year’s Day
Martin Luther King’ Birthday
AUSN is profoundly committed to equality – whether in employment, education or any other activity. Accordingly, AUSN is intolerant of and prohibits discrimination in any matter and on any basis, inclusive of but not limited to age, color, ethnicity, disability, financial status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or any other legally protected characteristic.Additionally, being consistent with sound educational policy, AUSN shall demonstrate and maintain, by concrete action, a commitment to providing full opportunities for the graduate study and entry into the learned professions by qualified members of groups (notably racial and ethnic minorities; and other vulnerable and disadvantaged groups of Peoples) that have been victims of discrimination in the past. AUSN shall maintain equality of opportunity in education, in admission and retention of students and hiring, retention and promotion of faculty without discrimination or segregation on the grounds of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, disability, or sexual orientation.
AUSN will not provide placement assistance for students attempting to gain employment and shall expand such services according to need and demand.
One of the most egregious and dishonorable activities a student or member of the learned professions may engage in is plagiarism. Plagiarism is strictly prohibited conduct, by either students or faculty, and subject to sanctions. Such sanction may include reprimand, probation, suspension, or expulsion.Plagiarism is defined as representing, expressly or implicitly, the work of another to be one’s own, and is inclusive of, but is not limited to, using the words of another without proper attribution, citation, or reference, or paraphrasing the words of another without proper attribution, citation, or reference, or using the ideas of another without proper attribution, citation, or reference. A claim of lack of knowledge as to what constitutes plagiarism shall not be a defense to the charge of plagiarism.
AUSN strongly believes and advocates that public service is an integral part of the learned professions and accordingly actively encourages students to engage in public service activities throughout their time at AUSN. Any student who volunteers one-hundred and twenty (120) hours or more of their time to public service or non-profit activity shall be so recognized at graduation for their commitment. Any specific situs for such public service to be recognized at graduation must be pre-approved by the Dean of Students.
Reservation of Rights
The Academic Catalog of AUSN is for informational purposes only and is not intended to create any form of legal contract. Although it is the intention of the University to adhere to the rules, regulations, policies, notices, financial charges, and other statements and conditions as set forth in the catalog, AUSN reserves the right to alter, modify or amend its academic catalog, at any time, without prior written notice, with regard to requirements related to tuition, fees, charges, admission, grading, course content, advancement, graduation, etc.; such right of which is exclusive and independent of any other right AUSN may have.
Retention of Student Records
AUSN shall retain and maintain student records perpetuity.
Security Interest in Student Records
Any student at AUSN may be prevented from receiving any degree, diploma, certificate, or transcript until all financial accounts, current or otherwise, have been settled and satisfied in full. Such documents shall be retained by AUSN as security for such obligations until they are satisfied.
Sexual Harassment Policy
AUSN adheres strictly to the principle that its students, faculty, and staff have a right to be free from sex discrimination in the form of sexual harassment by any member of the university community. Sexual harassment is defined as an attempt to coerce an unwilling person into a sexual relationship, or to subject a person to unwanted sexual attention, or to punish a refusal to comply; or to create a sexually intimidating, hostile, or offensive working, living, or educational environment. This definition will be interpreted and applied in a manner consistent with accepted standards of mature behavior and academic freedom. Any grievances with respect to sexual or any other alleged form of harassment should be directed to either the Office of the Dean, AUSN or the Office of the Provost, of AUSN.
AUSN encourages honest and vigorous intellectual exchange between students and their Professors. When academic issues, complaints, or problems arise between students and their instructors, students should first seek to resolve any such issues by first contacting the particular instructor with whom there may be an issue. Should contact with the instructor not resolve the issue to the student’s satisfaction, the Student may contact the Office of the Dean, AUSN, or the Office of the Provost, of AUSN, in writing, and request further review and consideration. Grievance fair and due process will be accordingly afforded to all parties concerned.
Student Organizational Memberships (AMA: APHA; American Medical Association & American Public Health Association Membership) AUSN encourages the student body to form and actively participate in the Student American Medical Association groups and clubs as well as those associated with the American Public Health Association. These Student organizations shall be an independent voluntary student organization which is not under any control, authority, or ownership of AUSN, but are encouraged to engage in community service, volunteering and academic scholarship. All AUSN students are automatically members of AUSN Student Association.
Student Right to Know and Campus Security Act of 1990
AUSN compiles data in accordance with the Student Right to Know and Campus Security Act of 1990. Accordingly, AUSN shall disclose data on crimes committed on any of its campus locations and shall publish information about campus safety policies and procedures. This information may be obtained from the Dean of Students.
AUSN encourages the use of study groups. Study groups are encouraged to meet outside the classroom to discuss substantive material presented in class, study techniques and methodologies, and to prepare for both mid-term and final examinations.
AUSN may accept transfer of credits for traditional course work successfully completed at regionally accredited colleges or universities. AUSN accepts graduate school level (Masters or PhD courses) in which you have earned a grade of “B” (4.00=“A”) or better from regionally accredited colleges and universities in the United States. For foreign universities an assessment will be determined by AUSN on a case by case basis. A maximum of 9 semester hours of credit may be accepted towards an AUSN Masters degree from an uncompleted degree at another university; and up to 30 semester hours from a completed Masters degree course for the PhD degree (1 semester hour equals 15 actual contact hours). The applicability of a specific transfer course toward an AUSN degree program depends on the requirements of the degree program in which you are enrolled at AUSN. All transfer students to AUSN are subject to the same general admission requirements and procedures as included within AUSN academic catalog.
Prospective students applying for transfer must send the official transcripts, with relevant information on the course syllabus and lecture topics, and assignments, etc. from the other institution. Any material that can prove the equivalence of the course at the prior institution to the AUSN course should be sent. Courses transferred for a Masters degree at AUSN cannot be used again as transfer courses for the AUSN PhD course. Grades that you earned at other colleges and universities are considered for admission, but your AUSN cumulative grade point average is based solely upon course work taken at AUSN.
AUSN students who wish to transfer internally between different degree programs can apply for internal transfer by discussing with the Provost, Dean and Director of the relevant programs. They may be able to transfer the attendance hours and credits for courses that are common to both the current and the proposed new program, in the case such a transfer is approved, without limit in terms of hours completed.
Grade Designations and Grade Points
Grade designations for all courses in AUSN commensurate with weighting and grade points are as follows:
Points Grade Assigned Grade Points
100+ A+ 4.3
95-99 A 4.0
90-94 A- 3.9
87-89 B+ 3.7
84-86 B 3.0
80-83 B- 2.9
75-79 C+ 2.7
70-74 C 2.0
65-69 C- 1.9
60-64 D+ 1.7
55-59 D 1.0
50-54 D- 0.9
Below 50 F 0.0
A grade of “W” or “Withdrawal” means that a student withdrew from a course on a timely basis, and accordingly no credit or grade points will be granted or denied. Withdrawal on a timely basis means that the student withdrew from a course within fourteen (14) days of the course’s first lecture.
Recorded grades will not be changed unless it is determined by the AUSN Administration that there was a clear case of error. In courses with examinations, there will be additional points for class participation, and bonus points for attendance beyond the minimum contact hours.
Fees (These fees are approved by the Arizona State Board of Private Postsecondary Education)
Application Fee, $50.00 (Currently waived)
Tuition for residential MBGPH degrees (32 credit hours), $23,400 total
Tuition for residential MPH, MHA and MBA degrees (32 credit hours), $24,960 total
Tuition for combination hybrid Masters degrees, $15,000 total
Tuition for Ph.D. degree (72 credit hour requirement for no previous accredited Masters degree), $54,000 total
Tuition for Ph.D. degree (per credit hour requirement), $750 per credit hour (maximum of 30 credit hours may be transferred from a Masters degree, to reduce the fee to $32,000).
Tuition for postgraduate certificates, $2000 total
In addition the following fees are applicable
Student Activity Fee, $25.00 / Semester
Registration Fee, $50.00 / Semester
Late Registration Fee, $50.00
Deferred Payment Plan, $50.00
Payment Late Fee, $25.00
Change of Program Fee, $50.00
Make-up Examination Fee, $75.00
Transcript Fee (each), $5.00
Returned Check Fee, $10.00
Re-Read Final Exam Fee, $50.00
Graduation Fee $150.00
Important notice: No student should pay any fee to any other person or entity to apply to or enrol in AUSN. It makes no advantage to your application to be associated with any organization or entoty. Every application will be considered on a case by case basis. In case of any entity or person asking you for finder fees or some other incentive to enrol in AUSN please report this confidentially to the Provost, who will treat such information in confidence, and this will not affect any applicants status. There is a current student introduction or Alumni introduction program.
Applicants may of course list AUSN faculty or graduates or associated persons as referees in the admission process.
Any application for tuition assistance and tuition reduction should be made together with the complete application package to email@example.com, and there are a range of scholarships available. Applicants may also apply to the Eubios Ethics Institute Scholarship program.