TUITION AND EXPENSES
(Online casework, webinars, online conferences and HSI Study Guide - non-refundable)
Tuition will be invoiced via PayPal. Required books for the program are not included in the price of the tuition. The present estimated cost of books and literature is $200 based upon the recommended retail price of textbooks. These prices are subject to change by the publisher.
Estimated costs for Books/Supplies/Equipment: The present estimated cost of books is +/- $600.00 and is based upon the recommended retail price of textbooks. These prices are subject to change by the publisher and/or the booksellers. Students are responsible for purchasing their own textbooks (see Required Books list and Book Suppliers list). Book refunds are dependent on publisher’s policy. To start your coursework on time please order your books ASAP.
Guided Study: At the beginning of the program participants receive a syllabus and the HSI- Study Guide for the CHC Exam which includes materials for review and practice quizzes to assist in preparing for the nationally accredited CHC exam. Supervision is provided by CHC certified homeopaths.
Case Supervision: Supervision for 10 cases and 20 follow-ups are provided by CHC nationally certified homeopaths.
On-Line Work: Cases for observation and analysis are completed online through the Homeopathic Symposium web site.
All programs require: Access to a computer with MS Word software, access to reliable email and Internet services, competency in spoken and written English.
ACS is open to graduates of the Homeopathy School International’s Professional Certification Program (CHom) without the formal application process. Non-graduates of HSI with 500 hours of documented education in Classical Homeopathy should apply through the on-line application. To enter the program applicants are also required to pass the HSI Final Case Analysis test and submit a written case, taken and analyzed by the applicant. Applicants may be asked to take a prerequisite course or courses if their case analysis skills are not sufficient to succeed in the Advanced Clinical Studies.
The student must complete all casework to earn the Advanced Clinical Studies certificate. It is highly recommended the program be completed in one year. Casework is due monthly.
CONCERNS AND COMPLAINTS
It is highly unlikely that an HSI community member will encounter any problem that cannot be resolved through open, respectful and professional communication. However, if such a circumstance should arise, members of the HSI community may utilize the following procedure:
If a student, faculty or staff member has a complaint regarding a member of the HSI Community, it is the individual’s responsibility 1) to bring the issue to the attention of the individual(s) involved and attempt to resolve the problem, or 2) request assistance from the HSI Director or Student Advisor.
A complaint may be made to the HSI administration in writing (Mail to: HSI, 727 Sheridan Ave., Loveland, CO 80537). Written complaints must be signed, dated, and contain a clear description of the problem, its circumstances, and any attempts to resolve the conflict. A written complaint will receive a response from an HSI administrator within five days of its receipt. When a complaint is received, the HSI Director or Student Advisor will propose a plan of action. In the event that the issue is still unresolved, the Board of Directors will make any final decisions concerning the matter.
If upon the program’s disposition of a legitimate student complaint, the student is not satisfied that the program has adhered to its policy or been fair in its handling of the complaint, the student may contact ACHENA (Accreditation Commission for Homeopathic Education in North America) at firstname.lastname@example.org or contact the Colorado Department of Higher Education, Division of Private Occupational School Board.
Complaints may be filed online with the Division of Private Occupational School Board at www.highered.colorado.gov/dpos. The Colorado Department of Higher Education, Division of Private Occupational School Board shall not consider any claim that is filed more than two years after the date the student discontinues his or her training at HSI. The Division of Private Occupational Schools is located at 1560 Broadway, Suite 1600, Denver, CO 80202, (303) 862-3001.
The school adheres to the refund policy required by the Colorado Department of Higher Education, Private Occupational School Board. The refund policy applies to the tuition only.
Students not accepted to the school are entitled to all monies paid (not including application fee). Students who cancel this contract by notifying the school within three (3) business days are entitled to a full refund of all tuition and fees paid (not including application fee). Students who withdraw after three (3) business days, but before the Start Date (above) are entitled to a full refund of all tuition and fees paid except the maximum cancellation charge of $150.00 or 25% of the contract price which ever is less. In the case of students withdrawing after the Start Date the school will retain a cancellation charge plus a percentage of tuition and fees, which is based on the withdrawal date within the allowed completion time of the course. There is no refund after the completion date has expired. For the percentage of refund, refer to the table below.
Tuition - Refund Table
|Student is entitled to upon withdrawal/termination||Refund
|Within first 10% of program
||90% less cancellation charge
|After 10% but within first 25% of program
||75% less cancellation charge
|After 25% but within first 50% of program
||50% less cancellation charge
|After 50% but within first 75% of program
||25% less cancellation charge
|After 75% if paid in full cancellation charge is not applicable)
- The student may cancel this contract at any time prior to midnight of the third business day after signing this contract.
- All refunds will be made within 30 days from the date of termination. The official date of termination or withdrawal of a student shall be determined in the following manner:
- The date on which the school receives notice of the student’s intention to discontinue the training program; or
- The date on which the student violates published school policy, which provides for termination.
- Should a student fail to return from an excused leave of absence, the effective date of termination for a student on an extended leave of absence or a leave of absence is the earlier of the date the school determines the student is not returning or the day following the expected return date.
- The student will receive a full refund of the tuition and other fees paid if the school discontinues a course/program within a period of time a student could have reasonably completed it, except that this provision shall not apply in the event the school ceases operation.
- The policy for granting credit for previous training shall not impact the refund policy.
This Agreement shall be governed by the laws of the State of Colorado, without regard to the conflicts of law provisions of any jurisdiction. To the extent that any lawsuit is permitted under this Agreement, the Parties hereby expressly consent to the personal and exclusive jurisdiction and venue of the state and federal courts located in Colorado.
HSI agrees to provide the occupational training in accordance with the provisions of the HSI Catalog, Vol. XIX, 2017 (Download the catalog pdf) and the HSI School Policies. Upon satisfactory completion of all requirements and when all financial obligations to HSI have been met the school will award the Certificate of Advanced Clinical Studies. The participant and school agree that this Enrollment Agreement may not be amended except in writing and signed by both parties.
I have been accepted by the Homeopathy School International (HSI) to participate in the 500-hour Advanced Clinical Studies program beginning on the above referenced date. In consideration for my enrollment and participation in the program, I agree to the terms of this Enrollment Agreement and the HSI School Policies that may be promulgated from time to time. By signing below the participant agrees to the terms of this contract.
I have received a copy of this contract and a current school catalog, HSI Catalog, Vol. XIX, 2017 as a PDF file.
Barbara Seideneck, Chom, CCH