Standards of Conduct
Behavior of students will reflect standards of courtesy, integrity and honesty. Students must assume full responsibility for their actions to ensure that their conduct meets the standards of Tysons Institute. A student may be terminated for conduct reflecting discredit on the student or the school.
Abusive and foul language will not be tolerated. Drugs, alcohol and firearms are not permitted on Tysons Institute property. Students attending class under the influence will be subject to dismissal, as will those with excessive absenteeism, failure to meet financial obligations, improper conduct, and non-compliance with Tysons Institute rules.
Student Right-to-Know and Campus Security
In compliance with Title I of the Act, which is called the "Student Right-to-Know Act," Institute releases the completion or graduation rate of certificate or degree-seeking, full-time students entering the Institute to any prospective or current student prior to the student's enrolling or entering into any financial obligation.
In compliance with the Title II of the Act, which is called the "Crime Awareness and Campus Security Act of 1990," institute: (1) compile specified information on campus crime statistics and campus security policies; (2) make timely reports to the campus community on crimes considered to be a threat to other students and employees; (3) publish and distribute an annual report of campus security policies and crime statistics to all current students and employees; (4) provide copies of the annual report to any applicant for enrollment or employment upon request; and, (5) upon request, submit a copy of the annual report to the Secretary of Education.
Student Rights and Responsibilities
Students at the Institute enjoy certain rights while at the same time, have certain responsibilities. The submission of an application for admission to Institute represents a voluntary decision on the student’s part to participate in the programs offered by the institution pursuant to the policies, rules, and regulations of the Institute. Institute approval of that application, in turn, represents the extension of a privilege to join institute and remain a part of it so long as the student meets the required academic and social standards of the Institute.
Institute is a learning community with specific expectations concerning the conduct of its students. The Institute strongly believes that students are adults who are expected to take personal responsibility for their own conduct.
Acceptance into any of the Institute’s programs means that the student has the following rights and responsibilities:
- To pursue the student’s educational goals through the resources and the opportunities made available to him or her by the Institute.
- To challenge any institute ruling or other sanction by appealing to due process, except as hereinafter provided.
- To inquire, express views, and assemble with others as long as the student does not interfere with the rights of others or the Institute’s effective operation.
- To receive a professional and non-biased review of the student’s academic ability and performance.
- To recognize the safety and protection of property and the continuity of the educational process.
- To help the Institute maintain good relations with its neighbors and the surrounding community by, among other things, obeying all traffic regulations, not littering or causing any disturbance, and respecting private property.
Tysons Institute Performance Indicators
Tysons Institute reported its overall institutional student retention and graduates' job placement rates, 87% and 75%, respectively, for the academic period from July 1, 2012 to June 30, 2013 to the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools via the Campus Accountability Report. The Institute will continue to strive to sustain its high retention and placement rates.
A student ID is $25 for all students. It is useful for getting student discounts, and is required for school purposes. Students can visit the Student Services Advisor to get their pictures taken for their IDs after registration.
Tysons Institute observes all federal holidays in the United States. For details, please refer to the Class Schedule, which is also available in calendar.
Because Tysons Institute is in Fairfax County, the school will follow Fairfax County Public Schools’ only when school CLOSINGS occur due to inclement weather. If Fairfax County Schools have a late opening, one or two hours late, this WILL NOT EFFECT classes at Tysons Institute. However, Tysons Institute will follow Fairfax County Public School when EARLY CLOSINGS occur. For winter storms or other severe weather conditions, please consult NBC4 on TV, www.NBCwashington.com online, or call the school for any changes in schedule information. All class time lost due to inclement weather will be made up.
Fire and Emergency Drills
Regular, but unannounced, fire and emergency drills are held to ensure safe evacuation of the building. Follow the evacuation plan listed in each area. A sprinkler system is installed throughout the institute.
Due to the high cost of health services in the states, all students at institute are strongly advised to have health insurance. Institute students will be given the option of purchasing health insurance through institute or an outside vendor of their choice.
USCIS regulations highly recommend health insurance coverage for illness or accidents for all international students. Students without health insurance coverage can purchase it through the school at a reasonable cost. For details, please ask the Student Services Advisor.