ADMISSIONS & ENROLLMENT
ICoHS invites people from all walks of life to learn and grow personally from our diverse course offerings. Students come here for the sheer delight of personal achievement, to acquire credit for continuing education or to complete classes toward one of our certificate or diploma programs. To enroll in a certificate, diploma or degree program, the student must speak in person or on the phone with an Admissions Advisor or Coordinator.
A potential student’s first experience on-campus will be a tour of the facilities with an Admissions Advisor. A discussion of ICoHS’ retention and placement rates, total tuition, fees, supplies and book costs may take place in the first appointment or at the time of enrollment. Each individual’s one-on-one time with an Advisor is constructed to meet his or her specific needs.
Enrollment Requirements Policy
Admission to ICoHS is contingent upon the prospective student meeting the following criteria:
- High school diploma or equivalent
- Minimum 18 years of age
- Individuals under the age of 18, but not younger than 17, may be accepted to a certificate,
- diploma, and/or degree program with written consent of a parent or legal guardian
- Complete an interview with an admissions representative
- During the interview, we look for a willingness to participate, physical mobility and the
- ability to maintain a professional, therapeutic approach to the course work.
- Applicants are encouraged to write a narrative answering questions provided on their pre- application form as to the reason they want to study in their particular chosen field. This is reviewed during the interview.
- Be fluent in the English International Students must have a TOEFL score of 500 and an additional interview with the School Director (International applicant only)
- Provide picture identification; e. driver’s license, passport, etc.
- Application fee paid in full
- Rejection of an Applicant
- If the applicant is denied admissions into ICoHS, all monies will be refunded except for the application fee.
Applicants are considered on the basis of individual merit without regard to handicap, gen- der, sexual orientation, age, religion, creed, and race, national or ethnic origin. This policy applies to admissions, employment, financial agreements and all other matters within the school.
Withdrawal Prior to the Start of the Program
A student may cancel enrollment prior to starting a program by notifying the School in writing. A form is available from Admissions. Tuition payments made prior to the start of class will be refunded.
As a part of enrollment, students will complete an Enrollment Agreement. This form confirms for you and the School that you have been provided with and have reviewed pertinent information in making the decision to attend ICoHS.
Policy on Provision of Services for Students with Disabilities
ICoHS provides reasonable accommodations for students with. Students have the responsibility to request accommodations a minimum of two months prior to the start of a program.
Applicants with special needs should provide ICoHS with a written request for accommodation.
Student Liability Insurance
At the time of enrollment, students are asked to provide proof of student liability insurance. The insurance covers students when they practice massage on receivers outside of the classroom. Students may purchase insurance from Associated Bodywork and Massage Professionals (ABMP) through the school at time of registration, or independently from other providers. Students with other liability insurance must show proof at time of registration.
Student Completion Rate
ICoHS publishes its student completion rates for all vocational programs. These rates represent the percentage of a given cohort of certificate or diploma seeking undergraduate students who graduate from the College. The College publishes the student completion rate annually as required by the United States Department of Education and the Accrediting Council for Continuing Education and Training (ACCET).
Registration for students is on a first-come-first-serve basis within their designated registration time period. Student financial accounts must be current to register. It is highly suggested that students who wish to ensure their enrollment in a particular class arrive at the school by 8:00am on the first day of registration week. Students may also email the Student Services Coordinator with their class registration form
New students may register with an Admissions Coordinator at the time of their enrollment for entry-level classes scheduled for the following term. All payments must be paid in full prior to the first day of class.
Continuing students register during week eight of the current term for the following term. Payment is required at the time of registration. Students who pay for classes as they go must have a credit card number ready to process payment if registering by phone. Please do not leave a voicemail with a registration request. You must speak with an administrative employee to register.
Transferring Credits To or From ICoHS
To receive transfer credits the student must provide an official school transcript from the previous school(s) and other supporting documentation such as course descriptions as deemed necessary to validate the transfer credit. The documentation must be evaluated and considered of equivalent nature to courses offered at ICoHS to be granted transfer credit. Only classes awarded a grade of C or higher will be considered for transfer (an exception to this rule by be considered for classes taken for No Credit).
Only a student that has signed up for a program is allowed to transfer in credits. A student is allowed to transfer up to half of the programs total hours. A $4 fee will be assessed to each transferable hour up to but not exceeding $150. To receive financial credit for transfer hours, students must have their transcripts evaluated at the time of enrollment. For hours being transferred in after initial enrollment, the transfer fee of $4 will be incurred by the student and the transfer hours will be added to the student’s account above and beyond the initial number of hours a student has enrolled for.
The transferability of credits a student earns at ICoHS is at the complete discretion of the institution to which the student may seek to transfer. Acceptance of the diploma or certificate you earn is also at the complete discretion of the institution to which you may seek to transfer. If the credits you earn at ICoHS are not accepted at the institution to which you seek to transfer, you may be required to repeat some or all of your coursework at that institution. For this reason you should make certain that your attendance at ICoHS will meet your educational goals. This may include contacting an institution to which you may seeks to transfer after attending ICoHS, to determine if they will give you credit for the courses you have completed.
Testing OutThose wishing to test out of core course or general education requirements such as anatomy, physiology, finance, etc. because their education is past 10 years old may do so by taking a
College Level Examination Program (CLEP) test through a community college and submitting the passing documentation for their file. The $4 fee per transferable hour will apply. Credit will not exceed credit hours offered at ICoHS. An admission representative will initially review all documentation and then submit the request to the Academic Director, School Director or Executive Director for final approval.
ICoHS offers students a unique opportunity to design their program specialties, electives, and most clinic hours to fit into their individual schedule. There are recommended schedules to complete a program within a designated time period, especially if the student is applying for financial aid.
ICoHS’ websites and class calendar provides start and end dates for courses in the programs and the specific electives choices available. All electives may not be offered all the time or in every program. Start dates are also available in Student Services.
ICoHS staff members take photographs of students on a variety of occasions. These include photographs taken of each individual when they begin training at ICoHS and photographs of classroom and school activities (e.g., classroom instruction, volunteer events and social events). Individual photographs (usually taken when the student begins training) are used for several reasons:
- To confirm a student’s identity
- To assist ICoHS staff members in keeping student records accurately filed
- To create a student ID card
Photographs of classroom and other school activities include classroom activities, professional and/or volunteer events (e.g., Sports Massage event sponsored by ICoHS), and general ICoHS activities (e.g., Previews or student events). Such photos are property of ICoHS and are to be used solely for school business. On occasion, they are displayed (e.g. on the bulletin board) to inform students and staff of ICoHS activities. Many of the photographs include more than one person. Because of possible confidentiality issues, it is ICoHS’s policy to not provide students, or others, with copies of any of the above photos.
When photographing ICoHS activities in the classroom, it is expected that the group being photographed will be advised in advance, and that anyone not wanting to be photographed will be excluded from the views being photographed. When students are included in such photographs, it is not to be assumed that the agreement to be in the photograph constitutes permission to use the photograph in published material. When photographs are selected for publishing (including posting on the ICoHS website) explicit permission will be obtained from the individual(s) in the photograph. (Exceptions to this policy will be official “photo shoots”, where all participants have been advised, and agree, that the photos resulting from the “shoot” will be used in ICoHS publications.)
Note: At public events like ICoHS graduations and some sports massage events, it is customary for many people to take pictures without explicit advance notice. Some think that being at a public event implies permission to be photographed. In such situations, it is up to the individual being photographed to advise the photographer if they want to not be included. We ask that ICoHS staff members, and others, be respectful when photographing at such events.
Students who have missed more than two consecutive quarters must re-apply to for consideration to continue their academic program. Here are the steps:
- Submit a Re-Admissions Form
- Non-Refundable Application Fee of $50
- Statement of Purpose
We request that all applications for consideration must be submitted one month prior to the start of the session to provide sufficient time for the admissions committee to make a decision.
The cost of nearby housing varies. An approximate range is $800 per month
for a studio apartment and $1,500 per month for a two bedroom apartment. Typically rent decreases the further inland you go.
ICoHS can provide housing lists for students in need of a place to stay while at the School. The School does not have any dormitories available, but there are ample international student opportunities listed below:
Vantaggio Suites 1736 State Street San Diego, CA 92101 619.595.0111
KAMO Housing http://www.kamohousing.com/
Newport Place 1343 C Street,