Cost and Payment Questions
*Courses are all 3 semester graduate hours and the cost is $599.   *A $50 deposit is required during registration process.
*The balance is paid by check or money order by postal mail (This will come as an emailed "bill") 
*All check payments should be made out to "Communicate Institute" PO Box 35543 Canton, OH  44735
*Non-Sufficient funds check charge is $30.
Substitute Teacher Discounts are $40 discount per class.  Retired Teacher Discounts are $40 discount per class.   No documentation required.  This is for retirees who are not substitute teaching, but are simply maintaining their license.  There is no combining of substitute and retirement discounts.  Bottom line: want to give a little break to people who don't have a full-time contract. 
Military Discounts are $40 off/class. Military discount may be combined with another discounts (sub/retired) for max of $80off/class.
CANCELLATION
If Communicate Institute cancels a course, registrants will receive a full refund. 
If you must cancel, the $50 deposit is non-refundable, but may be used  for another course that occurs within a year.
LATE PRE-CLASS CANCELLATION: Unless in extreme emergencies, anyone who fails to show or does not contact us outside of 72 hours before the start time of the first class session will lose their deposit outright.

NON-PAYMENT: Non-payment of any course will result in credit not released to the student, and in the case of online courses, a removal of login-credentials at the midway point of the course.

FULL PAYMENT CONSIDERATION: Students that have fully paid, but cancel during the middle of the course, may receive up to half of all tuition paid, depending upon the percentage of course opportunity available to the student. This is measured by time, not student inactivity.  In particular for self-paced courses, if the student cancels after the start date, even if not logging in, there will be a penalty of up to 50% of tuition paid. 

Grades & Transcripts

Grades

*You complete your class.  Your instructor turns in grades at the end of class.

*For self-paced courses, grades are turned in at the end of the course window, not individually if you finish earlier. 

*Walsh University updates your account and will send a "grade card".

*Grade cards are not Transcripts. Transcripts must be ordered and are required for License Renewal.

Transcript Order Options

*Communicate Institute does not process transcripts.  Walsh University does process transcripts by order.   

*Walsh's Registrar # is 330-490-7367 for questions.  Please call only if you do not understand these directions.

Option #1 (Preferred): Walsh's webpage will help you order an ELECTRONIC TRANSCRIPT. Use information below in CURRENT COURSE STATUS to help you determine when to make your order, so that your most recent class will be included. 

Option #2 Use this PAPER FORM, which you must print, complete and mail to Walsh.  Use information below in CURRENT COURSE STATUS to help you determine when to make your order, so that your most recent class will be included. 

CURRENT COURSE TRANSCRIPT READINESS STATUS  - Fall 2022
CI Code   ACRONYM    TYPE       END DATE           WALSH  CATALOG #

4250        FLTO        Self-Paced    Oct    Kandel    6752A          Not yet ready, Estimate of 11/5/2022
4251        RTGO       Self-Paced   
Oct    Callihan    6954B        Not yet ready, Estimate of 11/5/2022

4252        DLDO        Self-Paced    Nov    Zullo    6936A           Not yet ready, Estimate of 12/5/2022
4253        HPLO        Self-Paced    Nov   Schultz    6945B        Not yet ready, Estimate of 12/5/2022
4254        AFAO        Self-Paced   
Jan    Stover    6958B       Not yet ready, Estimate of 2/5/2023
                                                    

More Info related to ODE and LPDCs

Teaching Licenses have an expiration date of June 30th. Please check with your LPDC for information specific to your individual district. LPD Committees have almost total power in their level of strictness for deadlines and meeting your needs. Walsh University and Communicate Institute are not responsible for the various requirements or determinations made by LPDC.

 

These courses are approved through the Graduate Education Department of Walsh University which is a fully accredited University in the State of Ohio and approved by North Central Association of Colleges and Universities. 

Walsh does not grant credit for repeating a course (RARE)

Walsh does not grant credit for taking both on-line and in-person versions of the same EDT# (RARE)

 

Class Responsibility

Self-Paced Courses

The student must faithfully complete all sections of the self-paced courses within the ethical standards of student conduct and activity (no misconduct in completion of tasks online).  All tasks are outlined within the Walsh ECN format and fall under the guidelines set forth in Walsh's Online Terms of Use.  A student that does not complete the requirements of a course in the timeframe for reporting of grades will be given an “I”.  (Students who both have not paid tuition, nor begin the self-paced course that the halfway point of the self-paced window - may be removed from the course roster.)

Students must work through FOUR UNITS of STUDY for each course.  Each Unit is a collection of tasks that the instructor has designed for students to engage – and prove accountability for the content the instructor wishes to relate.   Responses in discussion groups or in direct feedback to the instructor are a collective of accountability by the participant to earn credit.

Students will earn 3 hours of credit and a grade of “B” for faithful completion of all elements of all Units.  

For Students to earn 3 hours of credit and a grade of “A”: faithful completion of all elements of all Units, and additionally, a separate written Application Plan submitted to the instructor within 4 days of completion of the course.  

                                                                                   EXTRA APPLICATION PLAN FOR a GRADE of “A”

The Application Plan takes any number of concepts from the class - and asks for: 1. Brief descriptions of the learning from the class to demonstrate your understanding of the concept(s) 2. A plan for how you will or would apply that new learning in your professional setting to make you more effective. Papers need to be at least 4 pages (cover not included), standard 12 pt. font, less than one inch margins, and may be double spaced.  No special APA formatting is required. Due within 4 days of completion of the course. 

Live/Remote Courses

Attendance is measured in both quality and hours.

Participants must attend and actively participate in all sessions. Participants must read and react to all material in the course workbook or live online.  Participants may be asked to leave if they actively or passively demonstrate behaviors that are unprofessional - in this case, missed time will be considered unexcused and will fall under the category of absence. Since the courses are offered in a highly condensed format, missed class time should be avoided. If you know ahead of time that you will be missing more than 1/2 day, you should probably not enroll at this time.  Missing more than a half-day allows CI/Walsh to determine make-up scenarios on an individual basis depending upon the totality of the course schedule.  Make-up may include robust written work, or attendance for missed time in a different section of the same class.  Students in remote/live courses that aren't present on camera for class, or that exhibit no participation, even when prompted, are subject to being considered absent from class.

Students will earn 3 hours of credit and a grade of “B” for faithful completion of all attendance and participation in the course.

For Students to earn 3 hours of credit and a grade of “A”: faithful completion of all attendance and participation in the course., and additionally, a separate written Application Plan submitted to the instructor within 4 days of completion of the course.   

                                                                                  EXTRA APPLICATION PLAN FOR a GRADE of “A”

The Application Plan takes any number of concepts from the class - and asks for: 1. Brief descriptions of the learning from the class to demonstrate your understanding of the concept(s) 2. A plan for how you will or would apply that new learning in your professional setting to make you more effective. Papers need to be at least 4 pages (cover not included), standard 12 pt. font, less than one inch margins, and may be double spaced.  No special APA formatting is required.  Due within 4 days of completion of the course.  

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