Naaleh College: Online Jewish College
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Naaleh College Student Consumer Information

Name of Institution

Naaleh College

Governing Body

Beis Midrash of Queens, Inc.

Beis Midrash of Queens is a registered 501c3 non-profit charitable and educational organization, founded in 1982 by Rabbi Dr. Harold J. Reichman.

History, Licensure and Accreditation

Naaleh College was founded in November 2011, and is licensed by the Commission for Independent Education of the Florida Dept. of Education.

Additional information regarding Naaleh College may be obtained by contacting:

Commission for Independent Education
325 West Gaines Street, Suite 1414
Tallahassee, Florida 32399-0400
Telephone: (888) 224.6684

Accreditation

Naaleh College is currently not accredited. As a relatively new school, Naaleh College plans to pursue accreditation when it becomes more established.

Naaleh College Contact Information

Address: 16375 N.E. 18th Avenue, Suite 304
North Miami Beach, FL 33162
USA
Email: contact@naalehcollege.com
Phone: (305) 944-0035
Fax: (305) 944-0335
Administrative office hours: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM Monday – Friday
Offices are closed on legal and Jewish holidays
Faculty Availability Via email; 24 hour guaranteed response during workdays; 48 guaranteed response during weekends.

Administrative Staff
Rabbi Harold Reichman, PhD President rabbireichman@naalehcollege.com
Tzipora Klaver Vice President and Director director@naalehcollege.com
Chana Prero, MA Dean chana.prero@naalehcollege.com
Rabbi Hillel Rudolph, MA Educational Director Hillel.rudolph@naalehcollege.com
Talia Belsky Director of Finance financial.assistance@naalehcollege.com
Rhona Corrinne Friedland Registrar registrar@naalehcollege.com
Devora Krishevsky Bursar bursar@naalehcollege.com
Hally Goldstein Director of Marketing student.services@naalehcollege.com
Message from the President

Naaleh means "let us ascend." We chose this name because we believe education is the key to advancement and success in all areas of life. By offering affordable programs in an online format, we strive to assist our students in their pursuit of a lucrative and enjoyable career. Our expert faculty and lecturers interact weekly with each student. The combination of an affordable program in a convenient format and caring faculty helps make earning a college degree an attainable goal for our students.

Naaleh College is an outgrowth of Naaleh.com, a free educational website hosting thousands of videos on a variety of topics within the realm of Judaic Studies. Naaleh.com currently has over 28,000 members signed up accessing inspirational, in-depth classes from around the world. After five years as a free educational resource, the Naaleh Board of Directors recognized that students would gain by studying in a structured way in an academic environment, and that many of our students were interested in professional studies in a variety of fields. In November 2011, Naaleh College was born to service that need.

Naaleh College Mission Statement

Naaleh College is dedicated to providing affordable, accessible, universal education with the goal of professional employment and personal development. The institution is able to make education accessible by offering courses online, via distance education. Naaleh College believes that education is the key to personal growth and success, and that students should be imbued with professional skills together with moral development and education for values. The values Naaleh College hopes to impart to students are G-d's instructions for humanity as expressed in His revelation of the Torah.

Institutional Goals and Objectives

Naaleh College has the following academic, ethical, economic, and professional goals and objectives.
Academic Goals:

  • Students become life-long learners
  • Students gain skills to continue learning
  • Students demonstrate mastery of the tools to perform successfully in a technology driven world.
Ethical Goals:
  • Students act with integrity
  • Students utilize ethical business practices.
Economic Goal:
  • Graduates of Naaleh College will enter professional life without prohibitive debt.
Professional Goals
  • Graduates will gain employment.
  • Graduates will function successfully in a professional team.

Religious Identity Statement

Naaleh College is an Orthodox Jewish institution, guided by the fundamental beliefs of Orthodox Judaism as taught in the Torah, which includes the written Jewish Bible and the Oral Torah, also known as halacha. Among the core values are the belief in the Divinity of the Torah.

Beliefs which guide Naaleh College are:

  • The belief in One Omnipotent G-d
  • The belief in G-d’s Providence and involvement in ourworld
  • G-d has demands upon us to live moral and ethical lives, as expressed in the Torah. The Torah contains His directives for the human race

These beliefs are further expounded in the Thirteen Principles of Faith presented by Maimonides.

Disclosure Statement

Naaleh College is a privately owned post-secondary school, which does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, sex, age, disability, or national origin. Naaleh College is open to all students regardless of their personal religious beliefs, and expects all students and faculty to respect each other and the values of the Jewish tradition. Students and faculty should be of good moral character, as defined by the student and employee codes of conduct.

Admissions Policy

ADMISSIONS REQUIREMENTS:

  • Complete the Naaleh College Application Form
  • Applicants must be a high school graduate or hold a GED and submit proof of such within 14 days of class start.
    • International students must submit a valid high school diploma or college transcripts from their native country. Students may need to use an international evaluation service such as World Education Services (www.wes.org) to translate and/or evaluate their previous education.
    • International students must demonstrate English proficiency using one of the following:
      • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language Paper Based Test): 550 or higher o IBT (Test of English as a Foreign Language Internet-Based Test): 71or higher
      • IELTS (International English Language Test): 6.5 or higher
      • Official transcript indicating completion of at least 30 semester hours of credit with an average grade of B or higher at an appropriately accredited college or university where the language of instruction was English
  • Submit an essay answering one of the following questions
    • Describe and analyze an event in your life that had a major impact on who you are. o Where do you see yourself ten years from now? Why?
    • Choose a contemporary issue that is important to you. Explain why you chose it.
  • Submit a Letter of Recommendation.
  • Naaleh College will assess official transcripts, GPA, application essay, and recommendations
  • Unofficial transcripts and all application documents must be received before class registration. Official transcripts must be submitted within 14 days of class start.
  • Applicants must have a minimum GPA of 2.0.
  • Applicants accepted to the Judaic Studies Program must take a placement exam.
  • Applicants that require accommodations for disabilities must follow the Disability Services Procedure stated in the catalog.

Upon acceptance of all admissions materials, the Dean or Assistant Educational Director reviews and evaluates the items. Qualified applicants are notified via email with an acceptance letter or a denial of acceptance letter. A copy of the Enrollment Agreement along with instructions for signing and returning the agreement is sent with the acceptance letter. Students must sign and return the Enrollment Agreement along with a copy of an official government issued ID prior to registering for the first class. If, for any reason an applicant is not accepted, all monies paid are refunded to the applicant.

Technological Requirements

All courses offered through Naaleh College are offered online. Students must meet the following

Computer Requirements:

  • Operating System
    • Windows PC: Windows XP or above. Macintosh PC: Mac OS X 10.4 or above.
    • Flash version 9 or above
  • High Speed Internet
    • 180KB/sec internet connection or above is required
    • Note about Internet connection: For downloading videos of the classes, a slower connection may be used; however, the downloads may take a long time
    • For streaming videos of the class, 150KB/sec is the minimum connection; ideally 300KB/sec or above is recommended
  • Printer
  • Scanner
  • Fax
  • Web camera
  • USB Flash Storage Drive
  • Necessary Software
    • Microsoft Office 2007 or above
    • Adobe Reader version 7 or above
    • Graphic Design and Web Design/ Web Development Students must have access to the following software programs: Adobe InDesign, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop.
  • Access to the Internet

While it is not necessary to own the above equipment, adequate access is the key to student success in an online learning environment.

Withdrawal Policy:

  • Students who sign an Enrollment Agreement yet fail to pay OR never attend class are classified as non-starters. Non-starters are automatically withdrawn by the end of the semester. They do not receive a withdrawal letter.
  • Students who sign an Enrollment Agreement, pay, attend class for at least two weeks, and then stop attending classes, will be automatically withdrawn from the course. If they do not register for the following semester, they will be automatically withdrawn from Naaleh College.
  • Students can also withdraw by notifying Naaleh College that they are withdrawing.
  • Withdrawals take place once a year, at the end of June. Withdrawal letters will be sent to the students via registered mail. Class attendance is measured by email contact with the professor or by posting on the discussion board.

Program Offerings
Degree Type Program Title Delivery
Associate Degree Graphic Design Online
Associate Degree Computer Information Online
Bachelor Degree Business Management Online
Bachelor Degree Judaic Studies Online
Bachelor Degree Computer Information Management Online
Bachelor Degree Psychology Online
Tuition and Fees
Application Fee (one-time, non-refundable) Registration Fee (one-time, non-refundable) Credit Hour Price Textbooks Testing Fees
$75 $75 $180 Student responsibility $30 paid directly to proctoring service
Total Program Costs
Degree Type Program Title # of credits Total Cost
Associate Degree Graphic Design 60 $10,800
Associate Degree Computer Information 60 $10,800
Bachelor Degree Business Management 120 $21,600
Bachelor Degree Psychology 120 $21,600
Bachelor Degree Judaic Studies 120 $21,600
Bachelor Degree Computer Information Management 120 $21,600
Projected Total Educational Costs to Students - by Degree


Associate Degree – Graphic Design

APPLICATION FEE (Non-refundable) $75.00
REGISTRATION FEE (One time, non-refundable) $75.00
TUITION: $540 × 20 (Number of = $ 10,800.00
Approximate Textbook Cost: 20 x $80 = $ 1600.00
LAB/SOFTWARE FEES (if applicable) (graphics students only) Adobe Creative Cloud Education Subscription: $240 yr 1, $600 yr 2 $840
TOTAL
TEST/PROCTORING FEES $ 30/test x 10 testing courses $ 300.00
TOTAL PROGRAM COSTS $13,690

Associate Degree - Computer Information

APPLICATION FEE (Non-refundable) $75.00
REGISTRATION FEE (One time, non-refundable) $75.00
TUITION: $540 × 20 (Number of courses) = $ 10,800.00
Approximate Textbook Cost: 20 x $80 = $ 1600.00
LAB/SOFTWARE FEES (if applicable) NONE
TEST/PROCTORING FEES $ 30/test x 10 testing courses $ 300.00
TOTAL PROGRAM COSTS $12, 850

All Bachelor Degrees – Judaic Studies, Psychology, Business, Computer Information Management

APPLICATION FEE (Non-refundable) $75.00
REGISTRATION FEE (One time, non-refundable) $75.00
TUITION: $540 × 40 (Number of courses) = $ 21,600.00
Approximate Textbook Cost: 40 x $80 = $ 13,200.00
LAB/SOFTWARE FEES (if applicable)/td> NONE
TEST FEES $ 30/test x 30 testing courses $ 900.00
TOTAL PROGRAM COSTS $34,950.00
Scholarships and Financial Assistance

Naaleh College appreciates the value of hard work and academic accomplishment. A student with a combined SAT score of 1300 (Verbal + Mathematics score) or above is eligible for a 50% reduction of tuition. Students who wish to apply for a general academic scholarship should submit official score reports to registrar@naalehcollege.com.

The Dean’s Scholarship is awarded to a select group of students who demonstrate a high motivation to succeed and a lack of previous opportunities to advance their higher education. Dean's Scholars benefit from a significant tuition reduction, paying between $50-$200 per 3-credit course.

At Naaleh College, we believe that anyone should be given the opportunity of an excellent education, regardless of financial status. Need-based tuition reductions are offered to eligible students upon submission of two years of income tax returns. Our Financial Assistance Department reviews the returns, and based on income and household size, and any extenuating circumstances that may increase expenses significantly for the household, determines how much a student can afford. Level of education may play a role if the applicant is seeking a first degree. We offer up to a 50% reduction of tuition.

Talmud Fellowships are awarded to students with superior Talmud scholarship. Students who are awarded this scholarship have graduated from a yeshiva high school, have studied 200 folios of Talmud, and demonstrated proficiency based on high grades. Talmud Fellows receive a full scholarship.

As a gesture of appreciation to our staff and faculty members, Naaleh College waives all tuition for staff or faculty members who wish to study at Naaleh. A 50% discount of tuition is awarded to dependents of staff or faculty members.

All scholarships and financial assistance packages refer to tuition fees only. There is no reduction for other fees or textbooks.

Refund and Cancellation Policy:

Should a student be terminated or cancel for any reason, all refunds will be made according to the following refund schedule:

If Naaleh College does not offer a class that students have registered and paid for, Naaleh will refund the cost of the course to students. If students choose to withdraw from a course, their tuition refund depends on the date they withdrew from the course. Withdrawal dates and refunds are printed below:

  1. Cancellation may be made in any manner.
  2. All monies will be refunded if the school does not accept the applicant or if the student cancels within five (5) business days after signing the Enrollment Agreement and making initial payment.
  3. Cancellation after the fifth business day, but before the first class, will result in a refund of all moneys paid with the exception of the application fee.
  4. A student canceling after attendance has begun, but prior to 40% completion of the program, will result in a Pro-Rata refund computed on the numbers of hours completed to the total program hours.
  5. Cancellation after completing 40% of the program will result in no refund.
  6. Termination date: the termination date for refund computation purposes is the last date of actual attendance by the student unless earlier written notice is received.
  7. Refunds will be made within 30 days of termination or receipt of Cancellation Notice.
  8. A student can be dismissed, at the discretion of the Director or Dean, for insufficient progress, nonpayment of costs, or failure to comply with rules.
  9. If the school terminates a program for any reason, those who have paid will receive a 100% refund on monies paid to the school.
  10. For a student who is on a leave of absence, the termination date is the date the student was scheduled to return from the leave of absence and failed to do so.

All refunds are for tuition payments only. The application fee is non-refundable. Books and Software are student responsibility and are also non-refundable.

Refund Schedule
Amount of Coursework Completed by StudentPercentage of tuition returned to the student:
After one week of a 16 week online course 94%
After two weeks of a 16 week online course 87%
After three weeks of a 16 week online course 81%
After four weeks of a 16 week online course 75%
After five weeks of a 16 week online course 40%
After six weeks of a 16 week online course 30%
After seven weeks of a 16 week online course 20%
After eight weeks of a 16 week online course 10%
After nine weeks of a 16 week online course 0%

REFUND CALCULATION EXAMPLE $540 Paid in Tuition
Amount of Coursework Completed by StudentPercentage of tuition returned to the student:Amount of tuition returned to the student
After one week of a 16 week online course94% $507.60
After two weeks of a 16 week online course87% $469.80
After three weeks of a 16 week online course81% $437.40
After four weeks of a 16 week online course75% $405.00
After five weeks of a 16 week online course40% $216.00
After six weeks of a 16 week online course 30% $162.00
After seven weeks of a 16 week online course20% $108.00
After eight weeks of a 16 week online course10% $54.00
After nine weeks of a 16 week online course0% $0.00
Student Identity Verification Policy

Naaleh College takes measures to assure that students' identity is verified and only the individual who was accepted and is enrolled in the college has access to course materials, proctored examinations, and grade reports.

Student identity is verified during the application process by submitting a copy of a valid government-issued photo identification document, such as a driver's license or passport. In addition a phone or web-conferencing interview help the Admissions personnel to confirm that personal identifying information is accurate, through informal discussion and verification of personal details.

When a student applies to Naaleh College s/he creates a unique login and password. The website then generates an automated student ID number which is emailed to the student’s account. Course content and and online gradebooks can only be accessed when the student logs into the website with his/her individual username and password.

Prior to sharing information with a student on the phone, the student is asked to provide individual information such as social security or student ID number.

Naaleh College courses are designed with various measures to ensure student identity. Each week, students participate asynchronously in an online lecture / conversation session. At a minimum of three times during the semester, the instructors schedule a phone call with each student. During these phone calls, the instructor and student discuss the course, student progress, and any pertinent questions or concerns.

Many courses culminate with a proctored exam. The exams are proctored through ProctorU, an online proctoring service which is widely used by various institutes of higher education. ProctorU personnel use legal photo IDs as well as publicly available information to verify the student's identity before giving the student access to the proctored exam.

What we perceive to be the best indicator of student identity verification is the way our assignments are designed. The majority of assignments require students to apply the new content knowledge to their personal situations. When completing these assignments, students use their own “voice”. As teachers read and respond to students on a weekly basis, teachers get to know each students’ “voice”. With a small number of faculty members, faculty teach multiple classes and often teach students in more than one class. Therefore, the faculty and students develop a relationship with faculty recognizing each students’ “voice.”

Student Conduct Policy

Naaleh College is a religious institution. Students behaving in a manner that offends other students and their religious beliefs may be disciplined or expelled. Unprofessional conduct that might discredit the school will be subject to termination of any student. The school reserves the right to terminate any student for one or more of the following:

  • Non-compliance, or failure, to abide by school rules
  • Unbecoming conduct
  • Offending religious sensitivities of other students or of institution
  • Use of drugs or narcotics of any kind, alcohol abuse
  • Excessive absences
  • Failure to pay school fees / tuition
  • Cheating, stealing, plagiarism
  • Sexual Harassment of another student, or of school personnel
  • Harassment of any kind (Intimidation/Discrimination)
  • Verbal or physical violence
  • Use of abusive language, or profanity
  • Willful destruction of school property, or another student's property
  • Failure to maintain required academic progress
  • Insubordination to faculty or staff
Attendance Policy

Students are responsible for all material taught in a course. This includes material taught via lecture, interactive class session, or discussion board. Thus, students should not miss a lecture or interactive class session. All lectures are pre-recorded or archived and available for viewing for the duration of the course. Interactive sessions are scheduled in advance and are listed on the syllabus so that students can plan ahead and be able to participate in them in real time. Assignments must be submitted on time.

Should a student fail to post on the discussion board for two (2) consecutive weeks without prior consent from the professor, the student will be contacted immediately. The student must submit the missing work. As penalty for discussion posts or work submitted late, the teacher may reduce the grade for an assignment.

Instructor's Office Hours: Instructors offer two (2) one-hour sessions per week to meet with students live. The office hours are posted on the course homepage as well as in the syllabus. These sessions will take place either via conference call, live web conferencing, or through an interactive classroom. Additionally, students may email the professor directly. Every professor informs students of his/her email address and any other contact information of their choice, and responds within 24-hours, unless it is a holiday or weekend. Students may post general questions or comments in the appropriate venue within the course.

Leave Of Absence

Students may request a Leave of Absence (LOA) for up to one calendar year. To request a LOA, the student submits the Leave of Absence form (Appendix C) to the Registrar. Included in the request is the expected date of return. The Registrar maintains contact with the student during the LOA to monitor the student’s plans to return to studies.

Student Grievance Policy
  • Any student who has a grievance with the school or an instructor should first discuss the problem with the instructor or Dean of Students.
  • If a resolution is not reached, the student should make a written complaint and submit it to the school director asking for a written response.
  • When a satisfactory resolution of the problem is not obtained, the student may contact
    Commission for Independent Education 325 West Gaines Street, Suite 1414
    Tallahassee, Florida 32399-0400
    Telephone: (888) 224-6684
Discrimination, Hazing, and Assault Policy
  • The school supports federal and state laws which prohibit discrimination against any person because of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, age, sex, disability, marital status, or status with regard to public assistance.
  • The school prohibits and will not tolerate discriminatory practices, harassment, hazing or assault of anyone connected to the school’s community.
  • Sexual harassment of employees is prohibited under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act. Sexual harassment of students is prohibited under Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972.
    Assault is the commission of an act with the intent to cause fear in another or immediate bodily harm or death, or the intentional infliction or attempt to inflict bodily harm upon another. Sexual assault is forced sexual activity without the expressed consent of both parties.
Student Privacy and Disclosure Protection Policy - FERPA

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) afford eligible students certain rights with respect to their education records. (An “eligible student” under FERPA is a student who is 18 years of age or older or who attends a postsecondary institution.) These rights include:

  1. The right to inspect and review the student's education records within 45 days after the day Naaleh College receives a request for access. A student should submit to the registrar, dean, head of the academic department, or other appropriate official, a written request that identifies the record(s) the student wishes to inspect. The school official will make arrangements for access and notify the student of the time and place where the records may be inspected. If the records are not maintained by the school official to whom the request was submitted, that official shall advise the student of the correct official to whom the request should be addressed.
  2. The right to request the amendment of the student’s education records that the student believes is inaccurate, misleading, or otherwise in violation of the student’s privacy rights under FERPA.
    A student who wishes to ask the school to amend a record should write the school official responsible for the record, clearly identify the part of the record the student wants changed, and specify why it should be changed. If the school decides not to amend the record as requested, the school will notify the student in writing of the decision and the student’s right to a hearing regarding the request for amendment. Additional information regarding the hearing procedures will be provided to the student when notified of the right to a hearing.
  3. The right to provide written consent before the university discloses personally identifiable information (PII) from the student's education records, except to the extent that FERPA authorizes disclosure without consent.
    The school discloses education records without a student’s prior written consent under the FERPA exception for disclosure to school officials with legitimate educational interests. A school official is a person employed by Naaleh College in an administrative, supervisory, academic, research, or support staff position (including law enforcement unit personnel and health staff); a person serving on the board of trustees; or a student serving on an official committee, such as a disciplinary or grievance committee. A school official also may include a volunteer or contractor outside of Naaleh College who performs an institutional service of function for which the school would otherwise use its own employees and who is under the direct control of the school with respect to the use and maintenance of PII from education records, such as an attorney, auditor, or collection agent or a student volunteering to assist another school official in performing his or her tasks. A school official has a legitimate educational interest if the official needs to review an education record in order to fulfill his or her professional responsibilities for Naaleh College.
    Upon request, the school also discloses education records without consent to officials of another school in which a student seeks or intends to enroll. Naaleh College will make a reasonable attempt to notify each student of these disclosures unless the school states in its annual notification that it intends to forward records on request.
  4. The right to file a complaint with the U.S. Department of Education concerning alleged failures by Naaleh College to comply with the requirements of FERPA. The name and address of the Office that administers FERPA is:
    Family Policy Compliance Office
    U.S. Department of Education
    400 Maryland Avenue, SW
    Washington, DC 20202

    See the list below of the disclosures that postsecondary institutions may make without consent.
    FERPA permits the disclosure of PII from students’ education records, without consent of the student, if the disclosure meets certain conditions found in §99.31 of the FERPA regulations. Except for disclosures to school officials, disclosures related to some judicial orders or lawfully issued subpoenas, disclosures of directory information, and disclosures to the student, §99.32 of FERPA regulations requires the institution to record the disclosure. Eligible students have a right to inspect and review the record of disclosures. A postsecondary institution may disclose PII from the education records without obtaining prior written consent of the student –
    To other school officials, including teachers, within Naaleh College whom the school has determined to have legitimate educational interests. This includes contractors, consultants, volunteers, or other parties to whom the school has outsourced institutional services or functions, provided that the conditions listed in §99.31(a)(1)(i)(B)(1) - (a)(1)(i)(B)(2) are met.(§99.31(a)(1))
    • To officials of another school where the student seeks or intends to enroll, or where the student is already enrolled if the disclosure is for purposes related to the student’s enrollment or transfer, subject to the requirements of §99.34. (§99.31(a)(2))
    • To authorized representatives of the U. S. Comptroller General, the U. S. Attorney General, the U.S. Secretary of Education, or State and local educational authorities, such as a State postsecondary authority that is responsible for supervising the university’s State-supported education programs. Disclosures under this provision may be made, subject to the requirements of §99.35, in connection with an audit or evaluation of Federal- or State-supported education programs, or for the enforcement of or compliance with Federal legal requirements that relate to those programs. These entities may make further disclosures of PII to outside entities that are designated by them as their authorized representatives to conduct any audit, evaluation, or enforcement or compliance activity on their behalf. (§§99.31(a)(3) and 99.35)
    • In connection with financial aid for which the student has applied or which the student has received, if the information is necessary to determine eligibility for the aid, determine the amount of the aid, determine the conditions of the aid, or enforce the terms and conditions of the aid. (§99.31(a)(4))
    • To organizations conducting studies for, or on behalf of, the school, in order to: (a) develop, validate, or administer predictive tests; (b) administer student aid programs; or (c) improve instruction. (§99.31(a)(6))
    • To accrediting organizations to carry out their accrediting functions. ((§99.31(a)(7))
    • To parents of an eligible student if the student is a dependent for IRS tax purposes. (§99.31(a)(8))
    • To comply with a judicial order or lawfully issued subpoena. (§99.31(a)(9))
    • To appropriate officials in connection with a health or safety emergency, subject to §99.36. (§99.31(a)(10))
    • Information the school has designated as “directory information” under §99.37. (§99.31(a)(11))
    • To a victim of an alleged perpetrator of a crime of violence or a non-forcible sex offense, subject to the requirements of §99.39. The disclosure may only include the final results of the disciplinary proceeding with respect to that alleged crime or offense, regardless of the finding. (§99.31(a)(13))
    • To the general public, the final results of a disciplinary proceeding, subject to the requirements of §99.39, if the school determines the student is an alleged perpetrator of a crime of violence or non- forcible sex offense and the student has committed a violation of the school’s rules or policies with respect to the allegation made against him or her. (§99.31(a)(14))
    • To parents of a student regarding the student’s violation of any Federal, State, or local law, or of any rule or policy of the school, governing the use or possession of alcohol or a controlled substance if the school determines the student committed a disciplinary violation and the student is under the age of 21. (§99.31(a)(15))
Distance Education Disclosure

Naaleh College is a degree-granting institution, licensed through the Florida Department of Education Commission for Independent Education. The college offers all coursework via online offerings. Most classes are in streaming video, which can be accessed from our website, or via live interactive online classrooms, offered through service providers such as WizIQ or WebEx. Other classes consist of guided study relying primarily on written materials, with audiovisual materials as well. Instructors are available via phone and email.

Language Disclosure

All courses offered at Naaleh College are taught in English. Some Judaic Studies courses above a 200 level require a degree of comfort with reading and understanding basic Hebrew. Students studying towards a degree in Judaic Studies must take a placement exam which will assess their knowledge of Hebrew and Judaic textual skill level. Some students will be required to take Hebrew I and II in order to enroll in higher level Judaic Courses.

Student Surveys:

Students completing courses at Naaleh College were surveyed and responded as follows to satisfaction questions:

Did you achieve, or will you have achieved upon completion of your studies, the goals you had when you started this course or program?YES 100%
Would you recommend these studies to a friend? YES 90%
All things considered, were you satisfied with your studies with us?YES 90%
Graduation rates

The majority of enrolled students at Naaleh College have not been enrolled long enough to graduate from the college. Currently, only one degree program has graduates. The graduation rate is below:

Bachelor of Judaic Studies8%

* Please see Naaleh College catalog for a full description of policies, procedures, and services.

Course Numbering System

The Alpha Prefixes and Course Identification Numbers used by the School are not meant to indicate that the Programs/Courses offered by the School are transferable. The transferability of Naaleh College credits is solely at the discretion of the receiving institution. The Naaleh numbering system is designed to describe the course level and identify the content of study.

Course Enrollment and Withdrawal Policy

The Naaleh College Academic Calendar notes latest dates for students to withdraw from a course with or without a W. Enrollment in courses should take place one week before semester start; the last date a student can enroll in a course is the final date for Withdrawal with a W.

Grading System

Naaleh College uses the following grading scale:

A95-1004.0
A-90-943.7
B+86-893.5
B83-853.0
B-80-822.7
C+75-792.5
C70-742.0
FBelow 700.0

Students earning below a C must retake the class. If a student retakes a class, the full tuition will be assessed. All assignments are graded using standard grading rubrics.

Assignment Submission Policy

All assigned coursework should be submitted in the format outlined, unless the student has received prior approval. This includes but is not limited to forum postings, projects, and instructor emails. Each assignment has a due date to guide students in successful course completion. Any assignments submitted after that time will be considered late, as established by the Student Late Work Policy. Once an assignment is considered late it may be subject to partial credit or in some cases not accepted, as determined by the course instructor. All assignments should be submitted prior to the end of course date. If a student feels they will not be able to complete all assignments within that time frame, he / she may elect to take an incomplete in the course. For information on petitioning to receive an incomplete grade, refer to the Incomplete Grade Policy.

Student Late Work Policy

Instructors have the option to modify the Naaleh College Assignment Submission policy. If an instructor selects to modify the Naaleh College Assignment Submission policy, the instructor is required to inform students of the policy during the first week of class. The student late work policy of the instructor should be followed in all cases. This default late work policy is as follows:

Faculty and staff of Naaleh College realize that emergencies do occur. If a student knows that he/she will be unable to complete an assignment by the due date, he/she is to contact the instructor PRIOR to the due date. Early contact is best, as plans can be made to keep the student from falling behind, and ensure the highest possible grade. Without a prior emailed extension from the instructor, late work will be accepted up to one week after the due date for partial credit.

Incomplete Grade Policy

Students have the opportunity to petition to receive an incomplete grade if they are unable to complete course assignments by the end of the semester. To petition, students and faculty members review the assignments that are outstanding and the last date the student would be allowed to submit the assignments. The faculty member and student sign the Incomplete Grade Form (Appendix B) stating the details and the faculty member submits the form to the Registrar. Incomplete grades should be given only if students have a chance to complete the work within two weeks of the course end date. If work is not submitted two weeks after the end of the semester, then the teacher must contact the student to work out a plan for completing the work. All work must be submitted by the end of the following semester. Failure to do so changes the Incomplete to a Failing grade.

Unit of Credit

Naaleh College offers all degree programs on a semester credit hour basis with one contact hour equivalent to 15 lecture, 30 laboratory, and 45 externship hours. The credit measure is based upon outcomes of the course, not time input, with monitoring of time logged into a class, including streaming or downloading videos and/or working on tests and quizzes. A semester is defined as sixteen weeks of instruction, learning experience, and out of class assignments.

The following table outlines the number of credits required for graduation from each program offered at Naaleh College:

ProgramGeneral Education CoursesRequired Major CoursesElective CoursesTotal Credits
Business Management 30 48 42 120
Computer Information 15 24 21 60
Computer Information Management 30 48 42 120
Graphic Design 15 33 12 60
Judaic Studies 30 49, 60 42,30, or 34 120 or 121
Psychology 30 56 60 120
Standards for Satisfactory Progress in a Course

The minimum standards considered for satisfactory progress in a course or program for credit earned and to graduate are:

  • Eighty percent (80%) participation in online discussion board
  • Completion of all tests and assignments at 70% or better
  • Final grades and student evaluations are issued at the end of each semester
  • A student must maintain a CGPA of 2.0
Proctored Exams

Many courses culminate with a final exam, which is proctored using ProctorU, an online proctoring service. The ProctorU service is modeled after the in-classroom experience. ProctoU uses specific protocol for identity validation, including having students show an official ID. ProctorU proctors monitor the students through audio and video connections and employs screen-sharing technology that allows the proctor to view the student’s computer screen during the exam session. The exams are housed on Course Sites (https://www.coursesites.com). The Dean provides a list of students and their exam passwords to ProctorU each semester. Students are notified via email by their instructor when the exam is available with directions for registering to take the exam through ProctorU and accessing the exam.

Standards for Satisfactory Academic Progress in a Program (SAP)
SATISFACTORY ACADEMIC PROGRESS

Naaleh College students are responsible for knowing their own academic standing within their specific program. An important evaluation for student's academic standing is the Satisfactory Academic Progress Review.

SAP Reviews

Evaluation of Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) of all students is completed after the Fall and Spring Semesters. Students who fail to meet SAP requirements are notified and informed of the appeal process. Those that fail to meet SAP requirements are placed on academic probation.

Minimum SAP Requirements

The U.S. Department of Education (USDE) requires that students maintain certain standards of Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP). In determining satisfactory progress, there are three elements or minimum requirements that must be met.

  1. Maximum Time Frame:
    Full-time students are expected to graduate between 1.5 to 6 years from the initial admittance to the program based on his or her initial class level and the length of the program. A student's class level is assigned by the Office of Admissions, based on transfer credits accepted including Advanced Placement Exams.
  2. Cumulative minimum Grade Point Averages (CGPA)
    Students must maintain a CGPA of 2.00 to be considered within SAP. Those with lower than a CGPA of 2.00 at the bi-annual SAP evaluation point, will be placed on academic probation.
Pace of Completion

Students must successfully pass 65% of all courses attempted. Those who have not will be placed on Academic probation.

The following information is recorded in the SAP excel spreadsheet: name, if a student is full time/part time, pace requirement (whether the student passed 2/3 of his or her courses this semester, CGPA (cumulative grade point average), time frame, whether the student is within SAP or not, and whether a response is necessary. If it is, we will save the letter to the student’s file.

SAP Appeals and Probation

Students may appeal if unusual and/or mitigating circumstances affected academic progress. Such circumstances may include a severe illness or injury to the student or an immediate family member, the death of a student’s relative, student military service activation or other circumstances as deemed appropriate for consideration by the SAP Appeals Committee. If approved, aid eligibility will be temporarily reinstated.

To appeal, the student must submit a letter, a completed SAP Appeal Form and supporting documentation to the SAP Appeals Committee. These must explain in detail why the student failed to meet the minimum academic standards, what unusual and/or mitigating circumstances contributed to the failure and how their situation has changed to allow the student to meet SAP requirements by the next calculation. Submit appeals to the SAP Appeals Committee care of: Registrar@naalehcollege.com

Appeals are reviewed within 15 working days of receipt of all required documentation. You will be notified by email if the above timeframe is revised during peak processing times.

Students with an approved SAP Appeal will be removed from academic probation. Those whose appeals have been denied with be remain on academic probation.

Once the student meets the minimum SAP requirements, the student will be returned to SAP Good Standing Status and be removed from academic probation.

Academic Probation
  • A student who does not maintain a 2.0 cumulative grade point average (CGPA) or drops below 1.5 GPA for any term will be placed on academic probation for the next term.
  • The student will also be given extra assistance in an effort to reach the expected level of performance.
  • Students will be evaluated at the mid-term and end of term to assess progress.
  • Students meeting the standards for satisfactory academic progress at the end of the probationary term will return to satisfactory status.
  • Students who do not meet the standards for satisfactory academic progress at the end of the probationary term are withdrawn.
  • Students have the right to appeal any decision for withdrawal.
Academic Dismissal
  • At the end of probation, a student must have brought his/her grade point average to a CGPA of 2.0. If this does not occur, the student will be dismissed from Naaleh College.
  • The student has a right to appeal the decision to the school director. The appeal should be submitted in writing within one week of the dismissal.
Dismissal

Unprofessional conduct, which might discredit the school, will be subject to dismissal of the student. The school reserves the right to terminate a student as follows:

  • A student placed on Probation who fails to meet the Standards and Requirements set forth by the school and agreed to by the student will be dismissed.
  • Students who are terminated for Academic, Attendance, or Conduct reasons as defined in this Catalog will not receive a refund of tuition monies paid.
Academic Integrity Policy

Naaleh College Statement of Ethics
The goal of higher education is to promote knowledge and to help students attain their deeply held aspirations. To accomplish these goals, ethical conduct and consideration of others is required.

Violations:
At Naaleh College, we expect our student body maintain a strong honor code throughout their academic career at the college. This honor code begins from the very outset of their engagement with Naaleh College. Falsifying information on admission documents will be classified as a violation of the integrity policy. All forms of academic dishonesty such as cheating, plagiarism, and misrepresentation are violations of academic integrity standards.

Definitions:
Cheating includes copying from another's work, or exam. Violations include facilitating cheating by divulging exam information to other students for them to cheat.
Plagiarism refers to the presenting work of another as one's own i.e. not attributing the idea or statement to the rightful author. Any source which a student uses in an assignment, whether in a paper or even in a discussion post, must be properly cited. This includes electronic sources as well. Plagiarism includes submitting the same assignment to two teachers. Professors will be using Plagiarism checking technology such as Grammarly.com, PlagTracker.com, or Plagiarisma.net to check student work and detect plagiarism.
Misrepresentation includes forgery of official academic documents, as well as presenting oneself as another student for the purposes of completing an assignment or taking an exam for another student. Work submitted must be completed by the student who submits the assignments, posts on the discussion board or hands in an exam.

DISCUSSING, REPORTING AND ADJUDICATING VIOLATIONS
Any form of academic dishonesty or inappropriate conduct that a faculty member discovers must be reported in directly to the Dean and will result in penalties ranging from a personal warning to dismissal from the College, depending on the nature and severity of the infraction. In the case of a first offense, faculty members have the option to allow students to re-do an assignment with a grade penalty. After a second infraction, the student will be placed on Academic Probation or dismissed from the College.

Grounds for Dismissal
  • Insufficient progress:
  • Academic matters
  • Attendance
  • Failure to pay tuition fees
  • Failure to adhere to the Student Conduct Policy
  • Students who are terminated for failure to pay tuition fees as defined in catalog will not receive a refund of tuition paid
  • Students terminated for violation of the Student Conduct Policy as defined in the catalog will not receive a refund of tuition paid.
Graduation Requirements

A student enrolled in a bachelor's program must declare his/her chosen major by the end of his/her sophomore year. During this time students are advised on taking general education courses common to all programs. At the time a major is declared, each student will meet with a member of the administration to go over the courses already taken and plan out the course of study until graduation. Once a student feels s/he is ready to graduate, s/he must meet with a member of the administration again to go over his/her records to verify all requirements for graduation have been met. Once the student has met all requirements, s/he receives a signed form from the administrator declaring that s/he is eligible to graduate. This form will be submitted to the office of the registrar, who will complete the necessary documents and diploma for graduation.

Credit for Previous Education, Training, and Examinations

Previous coursework that fulfills the same requirements as courses offered by Naaleh College may be submitted for evaluation. Credit will be awarded if it is determined that the transcripts meet Naaleh’s standards. Students requesting transfer credits must provide an official course description of all courses to be transferred to Naaleh College. Students should request these descriptions from the originating university or yeshiva where the courses were taken. If possible, the course descriptions should accompany the official transcript. Coursework will not be evaluated for transfer credit unless the student has been accepted into Naaleh College.

Students who take Advanced Placement (AP) or CLEP exams can receive credit and/or exemption from taking those subjects. In order to receive credit for an AP test, students must receive a grade of 4 or 5. Naaleh College accepts all CLEP, DANTES Subject Standardized Tests, and many UExcel Excelsior College Examinations exams for credit. (Naaleh College does not have a formal relationship with Excelsior College. The academic administration at Naaleh College has reviewed the UExcel credit by examination program at Excelsior College, and has approved a number of these examinations as acceptable for students wanting to transfer credit for prior knowledge to Naaleh College.)

The following general education courses offered by StraighterLine are eligible for transfer credit:

  • English Composition I
  • English Composition II
  • Anatomy and Psychology I with Anatomy and Psychology I with Lab
  • Introduction to Psychology
  • College Algebra
  • General Calculus I
  • Introduction to Statistics
  • Spanish I
  • Spanish II

The following general education courses offered by Sophia are eligible for transfer credit:

  • English Composition I
  • College Algebra
  • Human Biology
  • Introduction to Psychology
  • Introduction to Sociology
  • Introduction to Statistics

Torah Accreditation Liaison (TAL), is authorized to provide an opportunity for interested individuals to demonstrate their Judaic knowledge on proficiency examinations that measure college comparable coursework as confirmed through an assessment by National CCRS. All such programs are registered by National CCRS. Naaleh College has an agreement with TAL, which confirms that TAL examinations are eligible for transfer credit at Naaleh College.

Students who attend a school that has an articulation agreement with Naaleh College, can take a designated course in that school and, with a passing score, will automatically receive credit and transfer the credit to Naaleh.

Up to 75% of a student’s credits may be transferred to Naaleh College from other institutions or earned by taking tests administered by other institutions.

Applicants desiring to “place out” of any given course may take a placement exam, with the Dean's approval. Students will not receive credit but may gain exemption from prerequisites.

Transfer of Credits

The transferability of Naaleh College credits is solely at the discretion of the receiving institution. At this time Naaleh College is not institutionally accredited, which may affect the transfer of credit. It is each student’s responsibility to confirm whether credits will be accepted by another institution.

Naaleh College will accept credits that meet the school’s standards. Classes offered by accredited institutions, Israeli yeshivot and seminaries, and some advanced high school courses are eligible for credit. Students should submit official course descriptions for the courses they wish to transfer to Naaleh College.

Students may transfer credits earned at and transferred from other postsecondary institutions, when congruent and applicable to the Naaleh College program, and when validated and confirmed by Naaleh College. Official transcripts should be sent directly from the transferring institution. Students must also submit official course descriptions for a course which they wish to transfer to Naaleh College.

Credits can also be earned upon successful completion of challenge examinations or standardized tests demonstrating learning at the credential level in specific subject matter areas. Prior learning, as validated, evaluated, and confirmed by qualified instructors at Naaleh College, can also earn credits. Department heads, Assistant Educational Director or the Academic Dean have the authority to approve specific courses or credits that a student has previously earned as substitutes for required courses in a given program, at their discretion.

Up to 75% of a program’s credits can be transferred from other institutions to Naaleh College.

Non-Degree Seeking Students

Students who wish to take courses without seeking a degree may audit courses. Auditing students must complete admissions requirements for non-degree seeking students, which include completing the online application and submitting an application essay and letter of recommendation. Submission of transcripts, diplomas, and GED scores are optional for auditing students.

Auditing students pay a tuition rate of $180 per course. Students who are auditing a course are required to participate in class discussion boards, but may opt out of written assignments or tests.

Correspondence Courses

Students, who wish for any reason to take a Naaleh course via correspondence, must submit a request via email to the Registrar. Requests will be reviewed by the Dean. If accommodations can be made regarding the particular course and instructor availability the student will receive a notice of acceptance of the request.

Once approved, the student will register for the course through the Registrar; the same as online course registration. Once the next semester commences the student will receive the course material, syllabus and assignments from the instructor. The student can self-pace to determine the submission of assignments. There are no discussion board requirements; however, extra assignments are included to fulfill the required academic hours. The student submits assignments to the instructor.

Correspondence courses include 3 phone call meetings between student and instructor over the course of the semester, but do not require weekly contact. Students complete the course by the end of the semester and take the final or complete a final paper. Fees for correspondence courses are the same as Naaleh College online courses.

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