Homeopathy School International

Health • Education • Career

Accredited by ACHENA • Teaching since 1991

School Policies

  • The Program Requires

    • Access to a computer with MS Word software
    • Access to equipment capable of playing DVDs
    • Access to reliable email and Internet services
    • Competency in spoken and written English

    Entry Requirements

    Admission into HSI courses requires the satisfactory completion of two academic years (60 semester credits/90 quarter credits) at an accredited educational institution, or the equivalent. Upon enrollment submit a copy of a current government picture ID.

    If an applicant has not completed 60 semester hours or 90 quarter hours at an accredited college or university, he/she must write a letter to the Admissions Committee, explaining how work, military training, other earned certification or experience is equivalent to the formal educational requirement. Include in the letter any reasons the committee should consider regarding the applicant’s ability to succeed in this program. Attach to the letter any documentation that supports the request. Applicants who do not meet the minimum requirement, but whose qualifications indicate that they will succeed in the program may be admitted to HSI 101 on a probationary basis. Once HSI 101 is successfully completed, the student will be formally admitted to the Practitioner Certificate courses.

    Competency in Spoken and Written English

    Applicants to the program must be competent in spoken and written English. If the completed application or communication with the school indicate that the applicant’s English is not sufficient to successfully complete the program and the applicant feels they can succeed in the program, the applicant must submit scores of at least 500 on the Test of English as a Foreign Langue (TOEFL) and at least the currently reported mean score on the Test of Spoken English (TSE) to be admitted to the Practitioner Certificate Program. Applicants who do not meet the minimum English Language requirement, but whose qualifications indicate that they will succeed in the program will be admitted to HSI 101 on a probationary basis. Once HSI 101 is successfully completed, the student may be formally admitted to the Practitioner Certificate Program.

    Credit Hours

    675 credit hours are earned for the completion of courses HSI 101, 102, 201 and 202. 500 credit hours are earned for the Advanced Clinical Studies, totaling 1175 hours for the entire program.

    Ethics

    Homeopathy School International (HSI) supports the Code of Ethics established by the Council for Homeopathic Certification (CHC), the CHC Client/Patient Rights within the Health Care Setting, and the North American Society of Homeopaths (NASH), which serve as a guideline of conduct for the professional homeopath. Each student receives copies of these codes of conduct.

    Student Conduct

    HSI students are expected to conduct themselves with integrity, responsibility and adhere to the highest standards of professionalism. Academic and professional dishonesty that includes cheating, inventing false information, plagiarism, and helping someone else commit an act of academic dishonesty, are not tolerated. Students engaging in acts of academic or professional dishonesty or disregard of confidentiality are subject to any or all of the following actions:

    • Failure on the assignment or test
    • Probation or dismissal from the program
    • Notation on transcripts

    This applies to punctuality, homework completion, respect for instructors, fellow students and clients. Cases observed, taken and discussed in the classroom are to be held in the strictest confidence.

    Confidentiality

    Case and follow-up information is to be held in the strictest confidence. This includes cases recorded on DVD. Cases and follow-ups are only to be discussed with individuals who are enrolled in the current program or HSI faculty.

    Certification Requirements

    Practitioner Certificate

    Transcripts and Certificates will be issued when:

    • Assignments and casework have been successfully completed.
    • Quizzes have been successfully completed.
    • Evaluations and assessments have been submitted.
    • Final course tests have been passed.
    • Tuition and fees have been paid in full.
    • All DVDs have been returned.

    Upon completion of all requirements for each course (HSI 101, 102, 201, 202), a transcript documenting the number of hours earned for each course is issued. Transcripts indicate the theory and clinical hours earned, the final test score and an overall course grade. After completion of all four courses the Practitioner Certificate (CHom) is issued.

    Advanced Clinical Studies (ACS)

    Transcripts and Certificates will be issued when:

    • Participants completing all requirements for ACS are issued the Certificate of Advanced Clinical Studies and a transcript documenting the number of cases and case hours completed.
    • Participants who do not complete all requirements for ACS are issued a transcript identifying the number of cases and case hours completed during the course.
    • Before the ACS Certificate can be issued, documentation of successful completion of a college level course in Anatomy and Physiology as well as a 40-hour course in Human Pathology taken at a college or as part of an accredited homeopathy program must be submitted.

    National Certification Requirements

    Completion of courses HSI 101 through HSI 202 meets the 500 hour requirement for applying for the national exam with the Council for Homeopathic Certification (CHC). Note: Beginning January 1, 2018, preparation for the CHC exam must include 250 hours of clinical training completed in a program that has been accredited or is otherwise approved by ACHENA.

    DVD-Deposit

    Students pay a refundable $200 DVD deposit upon enrollment which is returned when all DVDs are returned in working order at the end of the program or when students complete a course and indicate they will not be continuing, or at the conclusion of HSI 202. A $25/DVD replacement fee applies to each damaged DVD.

    DVD-Policy

    DVDs and all course materials are copyright protected and are the sole property of HSI. All materials and DVDs are for personal use only, must be returned to the school, and may not be copied or disseminated without the permission of HSI.

    DVDs must be returned to HSI as each module is completed. A $25/DVD replacement fee applies to each damaged DVD. Course credit is only awarded once all DVDs have been returned. Students have 30 days to return all DVDs in good condition at the conclusion of their course of study. DVD deposits are not refunded if DVDs are not received within 30 days of the conclusion of a course of study.

    Test Requirements

    Quizzes

    Students are expected to adhere to an honor code and explicitly follow all quiz instructions. The passing grade for quizzes is 80%.

    Tests

    Students are required to pass a test at the conclusion of courses: HSI 102 through HSI 202. The test is open book and an 80% passing grade is required for each section of the test. Students are expected to follow an honor code and adhere to all instructions.

    Eligibility

    To be eligible for course final tests all tuition, assignments, casework must be current, and all DVDs returned.

    Failed Tests

    If a section of a course final test is not passed:

    • Schedule a make-up test within one week of receipt of the score. Make-up tests must be taken within 30 days of the original test date.
    • A $50.00 fee is required for each section of the test that is being made-up (maximum fee $200.00).

    Repeating Final Sections

    Tests may not be retaken if the original score received was 80% or higher.

    Academic Progress - HSI 101-HSI 202

    Satisfactory Progress

    Satisfactory progress is determined through scores on tests and quizzes, assignments and casework. To successfully complete HSI 101- HSI 202 a minimum score of 80% must be earned for each of the following: 1) assignments, 2) each quiz, 3) casework, and 4) final tests. Each course must be satisfactorily completed to be eligible for advancement into the next course (HSI 101, 102, 201 and 202).

    Grading

    Course grades for HSI 101- HSI 202 are determined by equally weighting the average score on assignments, quizzes and casework with the final exam score. Grades are sent at the completion of each course and are reflected in the student’s transcript.

    Revision of Assignments

    Assignments receiving a score of less than 80% may be revised and resubmitted before submitting assignments for the next module. Quizzes receiving a score less than 80% must be retaken.

    Academic Progress - Advanced Clinical Studies (ACS)

    During ACS the following must be completed.

    • Supervision for 10 cases with 2 follow-ups each (CHC Requirement).
    • Completion of 20 Homeopathic Symposium (HS) cases with written case reports.
    • Feedback for videotaped case intake.
    • Completion of case work provided by HSI.
    • Casework must be completed at a minimum competency of 80%.

    Completion Time

    This self-paced program provides flexibility but it is not opened-ended. Each Practitioner Certificate course (HSI 101, 102, 202 and 202) consists of five modules. Each course is to be completed in six months. The completion date for each of these courses, indicated in the enrollment agreement, is six months from the start date. Learning throughout the four courses is accumulative and continuous progress is recommended. Re-application is required if a break between courses is longer than six months. Leaves of absence are not allowed. The allotted completion time for the Advanced Clinical Studies is two years. Students graduate from the entire program in four years or less time.

    Transferring to HSI

    Students wishing to transfer from another institution that teaches classical homeopathy may be eligible to transfer to HSI. Such students must submit an application to HSI and include a transcript from the institution at which they completed their study. Transfer students must pass the final test of the previous course for which they are applying. Once accepted, the applicant receives a test-prep packet. There is a $60 test fee. Students wishing to transfer work from an institution that teaches classical homeopathy and hold transcripts issued in a language other than English or German must submit the original transcript with a translated evaluation report of all applicable courses by a credential evaluation service such as Educational Credential Evaluators (ece.org), American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (aacroa.org) or World Educational Services (wes.org).

    At least two courses (HSI 201 and 202) must be completed at HSI to earn the HSI Practitioner Certificate. Students may transfer in at the ACS level. Applicants wishing to transfer into ACS from another institution are required to complete an application, pass a case analysis test (Fee $50), and submit a written case report based on a case taken and analyzed by the applicant.

    Transferability of HSI Credits

    HSI does not guarantee the transferability of HSI-credits to any other institutions unless there is a written agreement with that institution.

    Non-credit Remedial Classes

    HSI does not offer remedial classes.

    Withdrawal

    Please notify the school if you plan to withdraw from a course. Refer to the refund policy.

    Probation and Dismissal

    Students who fail to meet satisfactory progress in any area will be notified in writing that they are subject to probation, suspension and possible dismissal. HSI reserves the right to dismiss a student who, after written warning and reasonable consultation is deemed unsuitable to continue the program.

    Incomplete Grades

    At the discretion of the school’s Director, a temporary grade of “Incomplete” may be given to a student when he/she could not complete the requirements of the course within the prescribed time line due to circumstances beyond the student's control and not reasonably foreseeable. To be eligible for an additional 6-months completion time the student must have successfully completed 80% of the coursework. Students who wish to request an incomplete should contact the school for the required form.

    Extensions

    Extensions are for six months only and the extension period begins at the initial completion date. Additional extensions are not allowed. The fee for an extension is $300. The student is expected to complete the requirements within the 6-months extension period. After six months if all assignments and tests are not yet successfully completed the student will be issued a transcript identifying the number of hours completed and will no longer be in the program.

    Repeating Coursework (Re-admittance)

    If a course needs to be repeated the student must reapply and pay the application fee. Grading is based on the assignments and tests of the repeated course. Previously completed coursework will not be applied to fulfill the requirements of the new (repeated) course.

    Refund Policy

    The school adheres to the refund policy required by the State of Colorado, Department of Higher Education, Private Occupational Schools. Students not accepted to the school are entitled to all monies paid. 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 Students who withdraw after three (3) business days, but before the Start Date 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 percentage of lessons completed as described in the table below. The refund is based on the last date of recorded attendance.

    1. The student may cancel this contract at any time prior to midnight of the third business day after signing this contract.
    2. 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:
      1. The date on which the school receives notice of the student’s intention to discontinue the training program; or
      2. The date on which the student violates published school policy, which provides for termination.
      3. 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.
    3. The student will receive a full refund of tuition and fess 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.
    4. The policy for granting credit for previous training shall not impact the refund policy.

    Refund Table

    Student is entitled to upon withdrawal/terminationRefund
    Within first 10% of program (Lesson 0) 90% less cancellation charge
    After 10% but within first 25% of program (Lesson 1) 75% less cancellation charge
    After 25% but within first 50% of program (Lesson 2) 50% less cancellation charge
    After 50% but within first 75% of program (Lesson 3) 25% less cancellation charge
    After 75% (Lesson 4) if paid in full cancellation charge is not applicable) NO Refund
    Postponement of starting date, whether at the request of the school or the student, requires a written agreement signed by the student and the school. The agreement must set forth:
    1. Whether the postponement is for the convenience of the school or student, and;
    2. A deadline for the new start date, beyond which the start date will not be postponed.

    If the course is not commenced, or the student fails to attend by the new start date set forth in the agreement, the student will be entitled to an appropriate refund of prepaid tuition and fees within 30 days of the deadline of the new start date set forth in the agreement, determined in accordance with the school’s refund policy and all applicable laws and rules concerning the Private Occupational Education Act of 1981.

    Notice of Non-Discrimination

    HSI does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, age, gender, sexual orientation, political or religious beliefs, handicap, marital status, national origin or ancestry in its educational programs, activities, admission policies, and employment practices.

    Transcript and Certificate Fees

    Fee for each additional transcript: $15 per transcript

    Fee for each additional certificate: $25 per certificate

    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 info@achena.org or contact the State of Colorado.

    Complaints may be filed online with the Division of Private Occupational Schools. The State of Colorado, Department of Higher Education, Division of Private Occupational Schools 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 80204, (303) 862-3001.

    HSI reserves the right to make changes in policy, program and instruction in order to maintain HSI standards of education.

    Receipt of Policies and Procedures

    I, the undersigned, acknowledge that I have read and agree to comply with the terms of the Homeopathy School International’s Policies and Procedures.

    These Policies & Procedures will remain in effect throughout your participation in any HSI program. Return one signed copy to HSI and retain one for your records.

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