Special Message on the Use of Course Material, Authorization, and Copyright Law
Our community depends on the free exchange of information and ideas for its continued health and thriving. This only occurs in environments where ideas, writings, and intellectual property are respected and protected from plagiarism and intellectual theft. For this reason, we enforce a zero-tolerance policy for plagiarism. Plagiarism and intellectual theft exists on a spectrum, ranging from repeating other people’s ideas and writings as one’s own without giving proper attribution to the full-scale creation classes and programs based on others’ intellectual work.
Course materials are provided for personal study only. Students who wish to use course materials in their teaching, writing, or research must first obtain written authorization from the course teachers or students involved. Unauthorized sharing, copying, broadcasting, or use of material in research, teaching, publications, or other media venues without prior written permission is strictly prohibited and grounds for immediate dismissal from the course without a tuition refund and can result in legal action. Access to course lectures and materials is granted only to individuals who are officially registered and up to date in their course tuition.
Apricot Grove Refund Policies
Maintaining financial health is necessary for our long-term planning. For this reason, our class tuition refund policy is as follows:
- $750 deposit for the Foundations Level I course required at the time of registration is non-refundable.
- 30 days prior prior to the first class: 100% of tuition balance may be refunded (not including deposit listed above).
- 15 days prior to the first class: 75% of tuition balance refunded (not including deposit listed above).
- Less than 15 days prior to the first class and after the course has begun: no tuition refunds are given.
NOTE: If you enroll in a payment plan program and withdraw prior to the beginning of the class as outlined above, you are still responsible for any balance due less the refund amount.
Due to the administrative cost requirements of in-person trainings, the refund policy is different from that of online courses:
- To reserve a position for an in-person training, the complete tuition must be paid at the time of registration.
- 30 days prior to the first class, 75% of tuition balance may be refunded.
- Less than 30 days prior to the first class, no class refunds are given.
NOTE: Tuition for in-person training does not include room, board, or travel costs.
Absences and Withdrawals
Students encountering unexpected life events such as medical illness, family difficulties or sudden financial hardships may take a leave of absence from their training with the permission of the instructor. In such cases, students may resume their training at the same point in a future calendar year if space is available. Due to budgeting and planning constraints, class refunds are not offered after the course begins.
FOUNDATIONS LEVEL I TRAINING
No prerequisites are required for the Online Lecture Series. Application to the Foundations Level I training is required.
IN-PERSON CLINICAL PRACTICUMS
Students wishing to participate in clinical skills during Clinical Practicums must be medically licensed in the locality in which they live, or must be currently enrolled in a recognized training program. Acceptable medical licenses or training programs include LAc, MD, PA/FNP and RN.
ADVANCED LEVEL II TRAINING
Students who have successfully completed the Foundations Level I Training (Online Lecture Series + all 3 Clinical Practicums) are eligible to apply for Advanced Level II Training. Due to the clinical nature of the advanced level of study, applicants must be medically licensed in the locality in which they live. Acceptable medical licenses or training programs include LAc, MD, PA/FNP and RN.