The updates listed in this addendum apply to the 2011-2012 Alliant International University Academic Catalog. This catalog addendum contains new and updated information, as well as corrections of errors in the original catalog.
Revisions to the Alliant International University Academic Catalog
Correction (in orange)
The following correction applies to Master of Arts in Clinical Counseling (MA-CC): San Francisco :
3 November 2011
Students conduct a minimum of 700 hours of direct and indirect supervised clinical experience counseling individuals, families, or groups. Clinical Counseling students will utilize resources of the CSPP Psychological Service Center (PSC) and other field practica in the surrounding communities in order to gain the supervised training necessary.
The following update applies to the Academic Calendar
The last day to register for Spring 2012 without paying a late fee is January 6, 2012.
18 November 2011
The following update applies to California School of Forensic Studies
The forensic psychology program’s name has been changed to the “Clinical Forensic Psychology” program.
24 October 2011
Updates were made to the Board of Trustees roster and to University’s Administration listings in the General Information section
22 October 2011
The following was added to Expenses and Financial Aid
Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy for Students Receiving U.S. Federal Financial Aid
The academic requirements that students who receive U.S. federal assistance must meet to maintain their eligibility have changed due to new guidelines adopted by the Federal Department of Education effective July 1, 2011. Students must now meet new standards of Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) effective this fall term 2011.
These SAP standards may be different from, and at times, more stringent than, the satisfactory academic progress policies adopted by Alliant’s academic programs. The federal guidelines require that Alliant’s Financial Aid Office conduct reviews of student progress at the end of fall, spring, and summer terms to determine if students are making satisfactory progress towards earning their degree and therefore remain eligible for federal financial aid. (These SAP reviews should not be confused with Student Evaluation and Review Committee (SERC) reviews conducted by Alliant’s academic programs).
What are the SAP standards?
Cumulative Minimum Grade Point Average:
Undergraduate students must achieve a 2.0 GPA by the end of their first term of enrollment and must maintain at least a cumulative 2.0 GPA throughout their program enrollment.
Graduate students must achieve a 3.0 GPA by the end of their first term of enrollment and maintain at least a cumulative 3.0 GPA throughout their program enrollment.
Law students must achieve a 2.0 (70%) GPA by the end of their first term of enrollment and maintain at least a cumulative 2.0 (70%) GPA throughout their program enrollment.
Average Credit Hours per Semester (Full time students only):
Full time Undergraduate students must have completed, with a passing grade, an average of 8 credits per semester using formula: number of credit hours completed/number of semesters.
Full time Graduate students must have completed, with a passing grade, an average of credits as indicated on the attached matrix per semester using formula: number of credit hours completed/number of semesters.
Law students must have completed, with a passing grade, an average of 6 credits per semester using formula: number of credit hours completed/number of semesters.
Completion Ratio (Pace of Progression):
Undergraduate students have a course completion ratio of at least 67% using the formula: number of credit hours earned/ number of credit hours attempted.
Graduate students have a course completion ration of at least as indicated on the attached matrix using the formula: number of credit hours earned/number of credit hours attempted.
Law students have a course completion ratio of at least 58% using the formula: number of credit hours earned/ number of credit hours attempted.
Maximum Length of Study (Maximum Timeframe):
Undergraduate programs must be completed within a period no longer than 150% of the published length of the educational program.
Graduate programs must be completed within a period no longer than the maximum time frame indicated on the attached matrix for your program. Aid eligibility is limited to these maximum timeframes.
Law programs must be completed within a period no longer than 175% of the published length of the educational program.
Students who satisfy these requirements are in good standing with respect to financial aid and will continue to be eligible for aid.
Timing of Review Process:
The Financial Aid Office will review students’ academic records each term after grades are posted to determine whether the SAP standards have been met. Students who do not meet any of the standards will receive a letter from the Financial Aid Department placing them on “Warning” Status for purposes of financial aid eligibility. These students may continue to receive aid for one term, and have until the end of that term to meet the SAP eligibility standards. If after the one term of warning status these students have not met the standards of Satisfactory Academic Progress, they will be ineligible for federal financial aid for future semesters.
A student has the opportunity to appeal to the Financial Aid appeals committee (not to be confused with the SERC) and if it is found that there are extenuating circumstances in accordance with the SAP policy, the student may be reinstated to aid eligibility status. Some appeals may require that the student meet certain standards each term to remain eligible for financial aid.
The following was added to the Graduate Admissions section of Admissions and Registration
Writing Proficiency Assessment
LA campus entering students are required to take a Writing Proficiency Assessment (WPA) as part of their New Student Orientation Program. The WPA is a proactive measure the university utilizes in order to assess students’ ability to write effectively at both graduate - and professional levels by pinpointing problems in writing they may be challenged with during their studies and after they graduate. Therefore, the goal of the WPA is to evaluate in-coming students’ writing skills, identify areas (if any) that may become problematic, and create individual writing plans that will help students express their thoughts, beliefs, and opinions in writing both professionally and eloquently. The WPA’s essay format allows students to demonstrate that they can synthesize ideas, paraphrase, and quote effectively-all skills that are expected of graduate students when they conduct research and write literature reviews. Students who do not complete the assessment successfully will engage in required free tutoring and will take the Writing Proficiency Assessment again at the end of the spring semester. Those who are not successful after the second administration will be referred to their program director for additional assessment of their writing proficiency.
13 December 2011
The following courses had been left off the core requirements listing and were added to the Course Requirements section of Clinical Psychology: PsyD, Hong Kong
PSY 6030 - Psychometrics and Advanced Statistics (3 units)
PSY 6541 - PsyD Practicum 1a (3 units)
PSY 7527 - PsyD Practicum II 1c (3 units)*
PSY 7528 - PsyD Practicum II 1d (3 units)*
10 January 2012
The following new certificate program section was added to the Alliant School of Management
Certificate Programs - Undergraduate
The objective of these undergraduate certificate programs is to provide short term education and training in business topics including information technology, e-commerce, accounting and finance to those who are career changers, what to upgrade their skills, and our veterans transitioning to the workplace. These certificates have been designed to provide skills which are essential foundation skills for the workplace and will lead to employment, internships and jobs.
Business and Management Undergraduate Certificate Programs Mission:
The Business and Management Undergraduate certificate programs offer students training and education to allow them to make contributions when placed in local and global corporations.
Through integrated and well-balanced theoretical- and practical-oriented curricula, students develop intellectual, practical and multicultural expertise in their respective fields which also prepares them to make significant contributions to the lives of people in diverse cultures and communities around the world.
In addition, these certificates will complement Alliant’s “Passport to Success” program. This program is designed to address the needs of individuals in the midst of career changes in business employment, as well as ideally suited for transitioning veterans and the Yellow Ribbon Program recipients.
To provide education and training in business topics including information technology, ecommerce, accounting and finance for individuals seeking employment and internships.
Understand the basic interdisciplinary theoretical foundation that underlies the practice of business and management;
Interpret and apply business, communication and some management theories and principles in diverse organizational, workplace, cultural and leadership situations;
Understand the impact of technology and operational procedures related to Computer and Information Systems Skills, E-Business Management, Financial Management, and Accounting and Business Management Skills;
Design and implement pertinent written, spoken and visual strategies and tactics for business and management projects, programs and campaigns.
The enrollment criteria is the same as for Alliant’s undergraduate Open University Program.
Transferring Alliant School of Management Certificate Courses to the Undergraduate Degree Program
One of the unique features of these certificates is that they are comprised of courses which are regular degree courses in the undergraduate business curriculum at the Alliant School of Management (ASM). ASM features one of the premier undergraduate degree programs in business administration offered today. Students who pursue these certificate programs take four undergraduate courses in the ASM Bachelors in Business Administration (BBA) Program. Upon completion of all certificate coursework, in addition to receiving a Certificate of Completion from the Alliant School of Management, student have the option to continue their study by applying to Alliant and, if accepted, transferring their certificate coursework toward the BBA degree. In order to have the credits for the certificate courses count towards the BBA at Alliant, students need to pay the difference in tuition. If you are considering applying these courses to the BBA degree program at another institution, please consult with the university that you plan to attend.
Certificate in e-Business Management
Certificate in Computer and Information Systems Skills
Certificate in Financial Management
Certificate in Accounting and Business Management Skills
25 January 2012
The following correction was made to the list of prerequisite courses for
Prerequisites: PSY 6021, PSY 6022, PSY 7302, and PSY 7314.
31 January 2012
Course requirements with regard to Core Theory Courses, Core Therapy Courses, Advanced Research Methods Courses and Teaching Courses were clarified for the Clinical Psychology: PhD, Fresno program.
31 January 2012
The following course had been left off the course listing and was added to Year 2 of the Clinical Psychology: PsyD, Fresno and Sacramento program:
31 January 2012
The following policy in the Admissions and Registration section was updated to clarify the policy:
Students may repeat courses in order to improve their academic record. All grades earned at Alliant will remain on the student’s transcript and the higher grade earned when students repeat a course will be used to compute the grade point average. The record for any repeated course will show the original grade accompanied by a notation signifying that the repeated course is shown elsewhere on the transcript. In all instances, the same structured class must be completed. Repeated courses may not be taken by Independent Study or be taken on a Credit/No Credit basis. Courses must be repeated at Alliant. If a transferred course is repeated at Alliant, only the Alliant grade appears on the transcript. It is the student’s responsibility to notify the Registrar’s Office that a repeated course has been completed.
A maximum of four courses may be repeated. No course may be taken more than twice (the original registration and one subsequent registration) without approval from the dean.
15 February 2012
The following course has been added to the catalog for the Shirley M. Hufstedler School of Education :
24 February 2012
The following information for Student Course Load for Student Financial Aid Program in the Expenses and Financial Aid section was updated to clarify the policy:
For all Federal and State financial aid the definition for full time is:
Graduate students = 8 Units
Undergraduate students = 12 Units
29 February 2012
The faculty listing was updated in the Clinical Psychology: PsyD, Fresno and Sacramento section.
21 March 2012
Correction (in orange)
The number of days for appeals to be considered after the date of the decision letter was corrected in the Academic Policies section.
Appeals will only be considered when they are received in writing within ten (10) business days of the date of the decision letter.
12 April 2012
Correction (in orange )
The number of days for the completion of the appeals process was corrected in the Academic Policies section.
Absent unusual circumstances, appeals processes should normally be completed within twenty (20) business days of receipt of the appeal. Appeal decisions made under this section are final.
12 April 2012
The following course had been left off the course listing and was added to Year 2 Summer of the Leadership: PhD, San Diego program:
24 April 2012
The following clarification was made to the International Students section of the Admissions and Registration section.
International students who will be taking online courses from outside the United States with the intent to remain outside the United States during their studies, are not required to obtain a visa. International students may apply for part-time or full-time studies and will not be allowed to take any of these classes in the United States.
International students who intend to enter the United States while taking online courses or to take classes on campus, will need to obtain an F-1 Student Visa for entry into the United States and course requirements may change depending on applicable immigration rules and regulations. International students are required to immediately notify Alliant of any change in immigration and/or residency status so that the appropriate steps can be taken to ensure compliance with immigration requirements.
26 April 2012
The following course underwent a name change, from SUS 8502 Clean Technology to SUS 8502 Sustainable Energy Management.
24 May 2012
The following required courses were added to the listing of courses for the Victimology Concentration in the Clinical Forensic Psychology program.
13 August 2012
Updated the verbiage regarding requirements for the non-terminal masters degree in the Clinical Psychology: PhD, San Diego and Clinical Psychology: PsyD, San Diego programs.
6 March 2014
Updated Clinical Psychology: PhD, San Francisco curriculum to reflect 5 elective unit required, from 6 elective units.
10 February 2015