UMI DISTANCE LEARNING ENVIRONMENT

TECHNOLOGY REQUIREMENTS

  • Reliable Internet

  • Laptop/Desktop or Tablet with video and audio

  • Headphones to reduce any background noise

ZOOM CLASSROOM:

All students are required to participate in UMI Zoom Classrooms with their video camera on.

TESTS AND EXAMS:

  • All tests and final exams for lecture-based coursework are in an online/digital format.

  • All exams are proctored live. Students must be logged into their Zoom classroom during the exam with their video camera on.

  • Students must have easy access to their email to receive a link to the test during a Zoom session or to log into their test file.

  • Students complete and submit exams electronically while they are logged into the Zoom classroom. 

UMI GOOGLE CLASSROOM PORTALS 

To supplement and to support the live Zoom classroom environment, UMI integrates asynchronous online Google Classroom portals for class and program-related communication, submission of assignments, grading, attendance, and tracking students’ progress.

 

All newly enrolled students participate in UMI New Students Zoom Orientation when they are introduced to UMI Google Classroom Portal.

 

All active students are required to subscribe to the following UMI Google Portals:

  • MODI and MODII Google Classroom Portals

    • students are assigned to a specific Google Classroom portal based on their class schedule;

    • students have access to each course’s description, material, assignments, and course schedule;

    • students submit all assignments through the portal;

    • students may review their grades 24/7;

    • students receive faculty feedback and communicate via portal on matters concerning class participation and attendance.

  • For the duration of the program

    • DMS Program Portal: provides 24/7 access to students’ program academic and program attendance reports

    • DMS Career Development Portal: provides ongoing access to career development resources

    • DMS Clinical 1, 2, 3 Portal: students have access to Clinical Externship requirements and can complete and submit required documentation, time records, and clinical assessments

DISTANCE LEARING GRADING POLICY

Students will receive grades for submitted assignments within 10 days from the date of submission.

ADMISSION INFORMATION & POLICIES

 

GENERAL REQUIREMENTS

To be considered for admission into the DMS program, students must meet the following criteria.

  1. Prospective students must have graduated from high school or its equivalent, and be at least 18 years of age. The following items are acceptable as proof of high school completion or its equivalent:

  • High School Diploma

  • Evidence of passing the High School Equivalency Exam

  • Evidence of passing the GED

  • Documentation of High School Diploma on the DD214

  • Documentation of High School Diploma on a transcript from an accredited or Bureau approved institution.

  • Documentation of completion of an associates or higher degree as equivalent.

  1. To be considered for admission, prospective students must complete a Zoom information interview. Prospective students must attend the Zoom interview with their video on for identity verification among other reasons.

  2. Prospective students must complete a program application and pay the program application fee. To complete the program application, prospective students will be asked to provide their government-issued picture ID for identity verification.

  3. To be considered for admission, perspective students must meet a minimum score requirement on the Wonderlic Scholastic Level Examination.

  4. To complete enrollment, prospective students must pay all applicable program enrollment payments as outlined on the enrollment agreement. Program payments are due at the time the enrollment agreement is executed (signed by the prospective student and by school administrator) or according to other arrangements acceptable to the school.

  5. Prospective students must complete a distance education questionnaire to determine if taking coursework at a distance would be a good fit. To participate in live Zoom distance classrooms, a student needs the following:

  • A desktop, laptop, or a tablet with video and audio capabilities

  • Internet

  • A headphone set with a microphone

Students will be notified via email of their program admission or denial. Reasons for admission denial will be clearly stated in the email.

 

VISA SERVICES AND ENGLISH LANGUAGE

United Medical Institute does not offer visa services to prospective students from other countries or English language services. UMI does not offer English as a Second Language instruction. All instructions occur in English. English language proficiency is documented by a high school diploma or GED or equivalent and/or by a score on the Wonderlic Scholastic Level Exam exam administered in English only.

TRANSFER OF CREDITS; ADVANCED PLACEMENT AND CREDITS FOR EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING

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United Medical Institute may consider transfer of credits from other institutions based on UMI’s academic assessment and evaluation of successfully completed courses with an equivalent of a “C” grade or higher. Only credits from an institution accredited by an agency that is recognized by the United States Department of Education (USED) or the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) are eligible for transfer.

Any transcripts submitted for admission or any courses submitted for a transfer of credits from institutions outside of the United States or its territories must be evaluated by recognized credential evaluation services for the qualitative and quantitative equivalency to the courses for which transfer credit is to be awarded (e.g. NACES, AICE)

Per UMI assessment and evaluation, a course transfer may require examination/course challenge. Based on the UMI evaluation of previously earned credits, a student may be given an opportunity to challenge applicable courses in order to establish competency. If transfer credit is granted, the institution will maintain a written record of the previous education and training. UMI records will indicate that credit has been granted with the training period shortened proportionately. The student is notified accordingly. 

UMI does not grant credits for experiential learning or achievement tests, or challenge examinations (without prior credit to accompany).

All decisions on transfer credit or course challenge are final; appeals are not accepted.

Returning UMI students may receive transfer credits for the courses they have previously completed at UMI if they return within no longer than three years since completing their last UMI course. The returning student may be required to have an assessment and evaluation session with UMI’s faculty or program manager to determine the need for repeating any of the UMI courses taken previously or their equivalent.

NOTICE CONCERNING TRANSFERABILITY OF CREDITS AND CREDENTIALS EARNED AT OUR INSTITUTION

The transferability of credits you earn at United Medical Institute (“UMI”) is at the complete discretion of the institution to which you may seek to transfer. Acceptance of the diploma or certificate you earn in the educational program is also at the complete discretion of the institution to which you may seek to transfer. If the credits, diploma or certificate that you earn at this institution is not accepted at the institution to which you seek 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 this institution will meet your educational goals. This may include contacting an institution to which you may seek to transfer after attending UMI to determine if your credits, diploma or certificate will transfer.

UMI has not entered into an articulation agreement with other institutions.

STATEMENT OF NON-DISCRIMINATION

United Medical Institute does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or status, marital, parental, familial, Veteran, or military service status, age, or disability. The College complies with all local, state, and federal laws barring discrimination. Accordingly, equal opportunity for employment and admission shall be extended to all persons. All inquiries or complaints regarding these laws and regulations should be directed to the school administrator, who will provide students with procedures available for resolving complaints relating to alleged unlawful discriminatory actions.

STUDENT’S RIGHT TO PRIVACY

UMI complies with The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA). This act provides UMI students with certain rights involving access and release of records that are deemed personally identifiable.

The Registrar Office maintains physical and digital records that can be reviewed by students. Personally identifiable information from these records may not be disclosed to a third party without the written consent of the eligible student.

Notwithstanding the above, disclosure to members of UMI administration and faculty who have a legitimate educational purpose in seeing the records is permitted. Release of records to regulatory bodies, accrediting bodies, oversight bodies and legally executed court subpoenas do not require student consent of release.

Under FERPA regulations, it is presumed that the parents of a student under the age of eighteen have FERPA rights of access. An exception exists if legal documentation is furnished to UMI indicating that a parent no longer has the right to see records or the rights of a parent have been terminated. FERPA permits students to question the accuracy of their educational records.

Any student or UMI faculty or staff member who engages in conduct which directly or indirectly violates or infringes upon the privacy rights of a staff or faculty member or a student will be subject to disciplinary action up to and including dismissal from UMI.