Admissions Procedures and Requirements
A professional educational organization, the Institute offers adult learners an opportunity to advance their careers thru continued education and diploma level education in Psychotherapy, Holistic Therapy, and Business Development Courses.
To be eligible for admission the applicant must have two years of postsecondary education or its equivalency. Documentation requirements are set forth on the instructions of the Admission Application. The Caribbean Infinity Institute accepts academic certificates from high school so that all prior educational experiences given at this level and for a period which is no less than five years may be used. Students are accepted internationally.
The Caribbean Infinity Institute is registered with The Ministry of Corporate Affairs and Intellectual Property in Bridgetown, Barbados, but does not offer degrees in any islands or countries where prohibited. Applicants are advised to contact their local jurisdiction concerning acceptance of the Institute’s credentials.
The Institute utilizes a repository of professionals, educators and scholars, dedicated to the facilitation, evaluation and assessment of an individual’s composite knowledge. A multidisciplinary approach to advancing education is used to help bring instruction to professionals who might be disadvantaged by classroom attendance requirements in their desired programs of study.
The following items are required to complete the application process:
- Application for Admission
- Enrollment Agreement
- High School diploma, certificate or other official proof of graduation from an institution providing secondary education, or the equivalent of such graduation, as recognized by the Ministry of Education; or an attestation of graduation from High School or equivalency
- Satisfactory personal online interview with Institute official
The Institute reserves the right to reject applicants if the items listed above are not successfully completed.
Students are enrolled for a program on a space-available basis. If more qualified applicants enroll for a course than the Institute has available spaces, students will be selected based on objective criteria determined by the Institute. A waiting list may exist for some course starting dates. Students who have provided all entrance documents prior to the class start may be given priority in admission over students provisionally accepted pending receipt of entrance documents. In the event that students have completed all requirements to participate in the online course on a specific date and are placed on a waiting list, the student will be provided with a spot in the next available class. Though students are encouraged to enroll as early as possible for a particular class start, and enrolled student may begin classes through the third day of scheduled classes, subject to the approval of the Principal. All days missed as a result of late registration will be counted as absences by the Institute.
Criminal Background Checks
Agencies and institutions that accept our students for internship placements where applicable and potential employers may conduct a criminal and/or personal background check. Some agencies and employers may require candidates to submit to a drug test. The student is responsible for any cost associated with these additional requirements. Students with criminal records that include felonies or misdemeanors (including those that are drug-related) or personal background issues such as bankruptcy might not be accepted by these agencies for internship or employment placement following completion of the program. Applicants who have questions regarding how these issues may affect their clinical placement should discuss this matter with a school official prior to beginning their program. Some internship programs may require additional education, licensure and/or certification for employment in some positions. Employment and internship decisions are outside the control of the Caribbean Infinity Institute.
A student seeking application for admission to the Institute may be placed on conditional (or provisional) acceptance to the Institute after completing the application for admission and the enrollment agreement. This conditional acceptance notes that the student has been accepted to the Institute providing certain other conditions are met (for example, the paying of the application fee or providing evidence of high school graduation). A student may remain on conditional acceptance without begin fully accepted for only the student’s first module of attendance or thirty days (whichever is the lesser). If the first module has been completed and the student has not met the requested information for admission, then the student may be dismissed at the sole discretion of the Institute. Students who have provided all entrance documents prior to the class start may be given priority in admission over students provisionally accepted pending receipt of entrance documents.
The Institute’s grading system is based on a percentage scale and has as a component where continual assessment is considered as well as an internship component if applicable. Grade reports are issued to students at the completion of each module. Grades are based on the quality of work as shown by evaluative measures such as written tests, “practical’s”, term papers, and projects as indicated in the course syllabus. Earned quality points are calculated for each course by multiplying the quality point value for the grade received for the course times the grade received for the course times the credit hour value of the course. For example, a 4.0 credit course with a grade of B would earn 12.0 quality points [credit value of course (4) times quality point value of B (3)]. The Cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) is calculated by dividing the total earned quality points by the total attempted credits. Our GPA scoring method is in lieu of future alliances we expect to foster in the future with accredited Higher learning institutions in the US.
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Application of Grades and Credits
This chart above describes the impact of each grade on a student’s academic progress. For calculating rate of progress (see below), grades of F (failure), W(withdrawn) and I (incomplete) are counted as hours attempted but are not counted as hours successfully completed. A grade of WP is awarded when a student withdraws as a result of an approved leave of absence.
The student must repeat any required course in which a grade of F, W or WP is received. Students will only be allowed to repeat courses in which they received an F, W or WP, in the case of an F, the better of the two grades is calculated into the GPA. The lower grade will include an “R” designation indicating that the course has been repeated. Both original and repeated credits will be counted as attempted credits in rate of progress calculations. A W grade is not replaced when a student repeats the course. Students must repeat a course at the first available opportunity or at a time (which may be day or evening) designated by the Institute. The Institute will require that a course be repeated before a student continues to subsequent courses in any instance in which courses are prerequisite, unless such requirement is waived in writing by the Institute’s Director of Education, Mr. Ellis.
To receive an incomplete (I), the student must petition, no later than the last week of the term, for an extension to complete the required coursework. The student must be satisfactorily passing the course at the time of petition. Incomplete grades that are not completed within two weeks after the end of the term will be converted to an F and will affect the student’s GPA.
NOTE: While a passing grade for a particular course is a 70% average, some courses may require a higher grade on the final examination in order to successfully complete the course. Please refer to individual course syllabi for more information.
Students are given tests and quizzes on a regular, yet unscheduled, basis. As students progress through each course, students are administered a mid-term test and a final examination. The final examination is administered during the final week of the course. All exams are to be administered and proctored online through the Zoom platform.
Reports and Records
The Institute maintains grade and attendance records for each course. Grades and attendance records are posted after courses are completed. Grade reports are issued to students at the conclusion of each course via electronic email.
Non-Credit and Remedial Courses
The Institute at present, does not offer any non-credit or remedial courses.
The official drop or withdraw a course is in the first five classes of the first module. Students who withdraw from a course during the official drop or withdraw period will receive no grade for the course and the courses will not be counted as either attempted or completed for purposes of satisfactory academic progress. Students who withdraw from the curriculum after this time WILL NOT be entitled to a refund on their tuition.
Standards of Satisfactory Academic Progress
All students must maintain satisfactory academic progress in order to remain enrolled at the Institute. Additionally, satisfactory academic progress must be maintained in order to remain eligible to continue receiving student support services. Satisfactory academic progress is determined by measuring the student’s cumulative grade point average (GPA) and the student’s rate of progress toward completion of the academic program. These are outlined below.
Students are required to achieve a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.0 to graduate from the course. Additionally, students are required to maintain a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.0 as measured at the end of each grading period.
Rate of Progress towards Completion Requirements
In addition to the GPA requirements, a student must successfully complete at least 67% of the hours attempted each grading period in order to be considered to be making satisfactory academic progress. Hours attempted are defined as those credits for which students are enrolled in the term and have incurred a financial obligation. As with the determination of GPA, the completion requirements will be reviewed at the end of each after grades have been posted via electronic mail to determine if the student is progressing satisfactorily.
Warning and Probation
At the end of each module after grades have been posted, each student’s GPA and rate of progress is reviewed to determine whether the student is meeting these requirements.
- Students will be placed on Warning the first grading period in which the GPA or the rate of progress falls below the values specified in the tables above. At the end of the next grading period, the student will be removed from Warning and returned to regular status if they meet or exceed the minimum standards, or will be placed on Probation if they continue to fall below the specified values.
- Students on Probation will be evaluated at the end of their second grading period of monitoring. A student who raises their GPA and rate of progress at or above the minimums will be removed from Probation and returned to regular status. If a student does not meet the minimum GPA or rate of progress requirements at the time of evaluation, the student will be dismissed from the course.
If at any point it can be determined that it is mathematically impossible for the student to meet the minimum requirements, the student also must be dismissed from the course.
Notification of academic dismissal will be in writing. The Conduct Policy section of this catalog describes other circumstances that could lead to student dismissal for non-academic reasons. As a dismissed student, there will be no refund of tuition in accordance with the institution’s refund policy as stated elsewhere in this catalog.
Students on Warning and Probation must participate in academic advising as deemed necessary by the institution as a condition of their academic monitoring. Students who fail to comply with these requirements may be subject to dismissal even though their GPA or rate of progress may be above the dismissal levels.
A student who has been academically dismissed may appeal the determination if special or mitigating circumstances exist. Any appeal must be in writing and must be submitted to the Director of Education (or Designate) within 10 days of receiving notification of his/her dismissal. The student should explain what type of circumstances contributed to the academic problem and what plans the student has to eliminate those potential problems in the future. The decision of the Academic Review Committee, which is appointed by the Director of Education, is final and may not be further appealed.
A student who has been academically dismissed or voluntarily withdrawn from their program may apply for re-entry to the institution by submitting a written request to the Director of Education. A student must wait at least one grading period before they are eligible for re-entry. The decision regarding re-entry will be based on factors such as grades, attendance, student account balance, conduct and the student’s commitment to complete the program. Students who have previously attended the school, but have not been in attendance for a year or more will be subject to the same admission requirements and procedures as new applicants, with the exception of the application fee. Dismissed students who are readmitted will sign a new Enrollment Agreement, will be charged tuition consistent with the existing published rate. The application fee will be waived for all students who re-enter less than a year after leaving the school.
In order to graduate, a student must have earned a minimum of a 2.0 GPA and must have successfully completed all required credits within the maximum credits that may be attempted. Students must also be current on all financial obligations in order to be eligible for graduation.
Upon successful completion of the program, students receive a Diploma from the program of study that they have completed.
Leave of Absence
A student may be granted an approved Leave of Absence (LOA) under the circumstances listed below:
- Medical (including pregnancy)
- Family Care (including unexpected loss of childcare and medical care of family)
- Jury Duty
In order to be eligible for a LOA, the request must be submitted in writing with appropriate documentation and it must be approved by the Director of Education, or a designated official. In addition, the student must have completed his/her most recent module and received academic grades (A-F) for that module. Students may request an additional LOA, for well-documented reasons, so long as combined they do not exceed a total of 180 days in a 12-month calendar period. There will be no charges incurred due to a leave of absence, nor any charge for re-entry upon return from the leave of absence. Upon return from an approved leave of absence, the student is permitted to complete the coursework he or she began before the leave of absence.
Students on a leave of absence may be required to complete any unfinished coursework, and failure to return from a leave of absence may affect a student’s graduation obligations. A leave of absence may also affect the student’s eligibility for entering the internship program where applicable. The School awards the grade of WP for courses from which the student has withdrawn due to an approved leave of absence. This grade does not affect the course completion rate or grade point average, and therefore does not impact the measurement of the student’s Satisfactory Progress.