Please read the following information carefully and ask a director if you have any questions. You will acknowledge your understanding of all the terms and conditions in this agreement when you complete the online MLC Enrollment Form.
All students must maintain a minimum of 80% attendance. If a student is 5 minutes late for a class, he or she will be counted as late. If a student leaves more than 5 minutes early, he or she will be marked as early departure. A total of 4 late arrivals/early departures counts as 1 absence. Please see the Attendance Policy in the MLC Student Handbook for more details. A student who is absent for 10 consecutive class days will be administratively withdrawn from the MLC program.
Satisfactory Academic Progress
Students must complete coursework and pass exams in order to maintain satisfactory academic progress in the program. Students must meet the quantitative minimum standard of 80% attendance in the session and maintain a minimum grade of 70% to be in good academic standing. To advance to the next level, a student must earn 80% in a complete level (Levels 1 and 2 = 2 sessions; Levels 3, 4, 5 = 3 sessions). Please see the Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy in the MLC Student Handbook for more details.
The MLC provides textbooks/materials to students. Students must bring their textbooks/materials to class every day.
In-Person Classes: Students must have: 1) a smartphone and 2) a portable laptop OR tablet with internet capability that they can bring to class.
Online Classes: Students must have: 1) a smartphone and 2) a laptop OR desktop computer with a camera and microphone, and 3) a reliable internet connection.
Maintaining Student Status
An international student admitted to the United States as an F-1 student must meet certain obligations in order to maintain visa status. Under current regulations, the student must:
A. Have a passport that is kept valid at all times.
B. Attend the school he or she is authorized to attend.
C. Pursue a full course of study and make normal progress towards the completion of the course of study. Full time English study is defined as 20 hours of class per week. See the Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy in the MLC Student Handbook for more details.
Exit Exam and Exit Interview
At the end of your program, you will be required to take an exit exam to measure your English proficiency level. After the exam, you will meet with a director for an exit interview.
Students are required to pay all costs by the first day of class. The Michigan Language Center does not accept payment in installments.
Intensive English Program
Tuition for the first session of study in the intensive English program is $1475.00. After the first session, there is a $100 discount for continuing students who pre-register for the full-time Intensive English Language program in the next session. To receive the discount, the student must:
1. Pay a $100.00 deposit on the day of pre-registration and select classes for the next session.
2. Pay the remaining tuition balance by the 1st day of class.
A student who has registered for multiple sessions before coming to the U.S.A. will receive his/her discount after registering and selecting classes for the continuing session.
If a student wishes to change class/program after the session has started, the student must:
- Meet with the Academic Director to discuss the change.
- Pay the non-refundable $50 class change fee.
- Return the textbook/materials from the class being dropped (if possible), and receive the textbook/materials for the new class.
A student may not change class/program after the 5th day of the session.
In extremely rare cases of inclement weather or an unforeseen emergency, the MLC may need to cancel classes. If this happens, the MLC will notify students immediately by text and/or email, and instructors will correspond with students regarding coursework and assignments.
Cancellation and Refund Policy
INITIAL I-20 CANCELLATION
If an applicant accepted by the MLC enters the U.S. on an I-20 issued by the MLC and subsequently cancels prior to the start of the session or never attends (no show), the MLC will retain all non-refundable fees and tuition charges for the first four weeks of the program.
Except in the situation of Initial I-20 Cancellation (above), if a student notifies the MLC of cancellation prior to the start of class , he/she will receive a refund for the full tuition amount that was paid. Non-refundable administrative fees, such as the $100 non-refundable application fee, will not be refunded.
REJECTION OF APPLICANT
If an applicant is rejected for enrollment by the MLC or if his/her visa application is rejected, he/she will receive a refund for the full tuition amount that was paid. Non-refundable administrative fees, such as the $100 non-refundable application fee for new students, will not be refunded
If the MLC cancels a program subsequent to a student’s enrollment, the MLC will refund all monies paid by the student.
WITHDRAWAL OR TERMINATION AFTER PROGRAM/CLASS START DATE
Withdrawal: Intensive English Program
A student who withdraws from the 5-week Intensive English Program/Classes is eligible for a tuition refund if his/her last date of attendance (LDA) is on or before the midpoint (50%) of the program/class for that session. If the student’s last date of attendance (LDA) is after the midpoint (50%) of the program/class for that session, there is no refund for that session.
Administrative Withdrawal and No Show
A student who is absent for 10 consecutive class days will be administratively withdrawn from the MLC. The student is eligible for a tuition refund as of his/her last date of attendance if that date is on or before the midpoint (50%) of the program/class for that session. See Refund & Charges below.
A student who enters the U.S. on an I-20 issued by the MLC and never reports to the MLC will be considered a No Show. In this case, the MLC will administratively withdraw the student after 5 class days. The MLC will retain all non-refundable fees and tuition charges for the first four weeks of the program.
Withdrawal: 3 Week Enrollment
If a student enrolls in his/her first session in the Intensive English Program for a period of 3 weeks and then withdraws, there is no refund. A continuing student who enrolls in a subsequent session for a period of 3 weeks is eligible for a tuition refund if his/her last date of attendance (LDA) is on or before the midpoint (50%) of the 3-week enrollment period. See Refund & Charges below.
A student who is terminated due to the student’s failure to adhere to the MLC’s attendance, conduct, or student progress policy is eligible for a refund as of his/her last date of attendance if that date is on or before the midpoint (50%) of the program/class for that session. See Refund & Charges below.
REFUNDS & CHARGES
When processing a refund for withdrawal, administrative withdrawal, or termination, the refund is based on the student’s start date of enrollment for that session and the student’s last date of attendance. The MLC retains the following charges:
- The $100 non-refundable application fee for new students, and any other non-refundable administrative fees paid by the student.
- The pro-rated tuition amount for the number of class days enrolled, up to and including the last date of attendance. The pro-rated tuition amount is the total tuition paid divided by the total number of class days for the particular program/class(es) that the student is enrolled in for that session.
Refund of Future Sessions
One session is the minimum period of financial obligation. Students who pay for future sessions are eligible for a full refund for all future sessions.
Refunds will be paid within 30 calendar days from the documented date of determination. The date of determination is the date the student gives written or verbal notice of withdrawal to the MLC, the date the MLC administratively withdraws the student, or the date the MLC terminates the student.
If an agency has arranged a student’s enrollment and paid the student’s tuition, the refund will be made to the agency.