Academic Programs & Policies
The Academic Programs & Policies of ASA College can be found in the ASA College Catalog, page 39.
Items included in this section include: definitions of the Academic Year, Semester Credit Hour, Class Schedule, and Course Load. Additionally, the section covers important polices such as FERPA, Student Conduct and Grievance Procedures.
ASA College is a 2-year school, regionally accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) and nationally accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS). Credits earned at ASA are transferable to four-year programs at other colleges within these organizations.
The institution is authorized by the New York State Board of Regents to confer the Associate of Occupational Studies and the Associate in Applied Science degrees. Our degree and certificate programs are registered by the State Education Department.
ASA is also accredited the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs. Read more about our accreditation and organization memberships here.
ASA College Factbook
This annually produced Data Book is a principal source of major information and statistics about ASA College. The current publication covers a three Academic Years period ending with year 2013-2014. This period covers 9 academic semesters starting with the Summer semester of 2011 and ending with the Spring 2014 term. Click here to view.
Campus Emergency Response and Notification
All ASA College campuses and dorms are patrolled by uniformed security personnel. They are the first point of contact should an emergency take place and can be reached at 877-441-6709. If a member of security personnel is not available, call police by dialing 911.
Additionally, any specific concerns regarding campus safety must be reported to Facilities Management at 718-534-0755 or ext. 2156.
A College Emergency Notification system which provides text, phone call and email alerts to the ASA Community can be accessed by individuals to update their contact information here
Drug and Alcohol Free Policy Information
Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)
The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) afford eligible students certain rights with respect to their education records. ASA College works to protect and maintain the privacy of all past and current students. For more information on ASA and FERPA see the ASA Student Handbook, page 4.
Financial Aid Administrators Code of Conduct
Graduation and Retention Rates
ASA Graduation Rate is 32% for the 2010 cohort as calculated and published by the Integrated Post-secondary and Education Data System (IPEDS) of the National Center for Evaluation Statistics. IPEDS graduation rate tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.
Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, 92 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2013. Details by program can be found on the ASA College website www.asa.edu/disclosure.asp
Grievance Reporting Procedures
It is required of every ASA College student to submit Immunization records to the Registrar's office within 30 days of the start of the semester. This is listed in the ASA College Student Handbook, page 7
Online Privacy and Security Policies
ASA College is committed to respecting your privacy. You can visit official ASA College websites without revealing any personal information. Should you choose to provide us with any personal information, you can be assured that it will only be used by ASA to conduct official school business and personal information will never be disseminated to any unaffiliated third party. Review our entire Online Privacy and Security Policy by clicking here
Refund and Withdrawal Policies
Recording Classroom Lectures
Faculty members may voluntarily make audio or video recordings of classroom lectures for instructional purposes related to their courses at ASA College. Students are not permitted to record classroom lectures using personal recording devices (e.g. iPod, iPad, video/camera phone, digital recorder, etc.) unless permission is obtained from the faculty member and there are no objections from any of the students present in the class. Permission to record a classroom lecture that a faculty member grants to a student is limited to the student's own personal use to achieve the educational goals of the course.
If a student receives permission from a faculty member to record a lecture using equipment not provided by ASA College and there are no objections from the students in the class; the student agrees not to transfer the recording to a computer, internet, or other electronic device, or distribute the recording or a derivative work of the recording to any other person, or use the recording for any purpose other than the student's own personal education unless written permission is obtained from the faculty member and the students participating in the recording. Unauthorized downloading, file sharing or distribution of all or any portion of a recorded classroom lecture may be deemed a violation of the Student Code of Conduct and other applicable policies and laws.
Students may record a classroom lecture as part of an accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act. Permission should be coordinated among ASA College, the faculty member and student.
Use of the Video or Audio Recording
A recorded classroom lecture may not be used for any purpose except to meet the educational objectives of that particular class.
Student Viewing and Listening to a Recorded Lecture
Recorded lectures will be made available only to students in a streaming audio/video format through ASA's Distance Learning platform. Students who receive or are provided access to a recorded lecture are prohibited from displaying, distributing, performing, displaying or copying the recorded lecture to another electronic device, circumventing technology controls, uploading the lecture to the Internet, or sharing the recorded lecture or any portion thereof with anyone.
Satisfactory Academic Progress Standards
ASA uses both quantitative and qualitative measures to determine academic progress. Quantitative measures are the total number of credits attempted by the student in his or her program of study. For purposes of Satisfactory Academic Progress standards, credit hours attempted include any hours for which a student has incurred a financial obligation regardless of whether or not the student successfully completed the course. For more information on Academic Progress see the ASA College Catalog, page 46
Student Code of Conduct
Students who are enrolled in ASA College are obliged to conduct themselves in a manner that is in keeping with the functions of the College as an educational institution.
Therefore, violations of the student code of conduct are subject to disciplinary action. Those actions can include warnings, disciplinary probation, suspension or dismissal from the college. To review the full text, including list of student responsibilities, click here.
Students With Disabilities
ASA College complies with all federal laws related to disability access and does not discriminate in service or employment. The Office of Student Disability Services will provide students, faculty and staff with assistance and information on issues of access and participation for people with disabilities at ASA College. Read more here.
Tuition and Fees
Tuition and fees for ASA College vary depending on program and campus. To review our full disclosure and consumer information on costs associated with each academic program, click here
ASA College is proud to provide educational opportunities to veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces. The school has been selected by G.I. Jobs Magazine as a Military FriendlyÂ® School. This honor places ASA and our veterans programs in the top 16% of all school nationwide. For more information on Veteran's Benefits and ASA click here.