Persons are admitted to the School of Applied Technology programs based on their interest, aptitude, and potential to succeed in the specific program of instruction.
Several programs have special entry requirements in addition to the general requirements. For additional information contact the School of Applied Technology Student Services Office at (208) 236-2622 or toll free 1-800-999-4781.
Part-time enrollment in regular preparatory programs is possible. Contact the office of Student Services and a counselor will assist you in developing a petition to be submitted to the Associate Dean of the Idaho State University School of Applied Technology.
All Applied Technology class will be offered upon sufficient student interest, if there is a certified instructor available and if there are available facilities.
Individuals who are attending or have attended other institutions and wish to transfer to a program at ISU School of Applied Technology may be awarded credit based on their demonstrated proficiency. The program receiving the transfer student will determine proficiency and the amount of credit to be awarded based on an official transcript unless there is an established articulation agreement in effect. Transfer students must satisfy the same admission requirements as new student applicants.
Prospective students must initiate the following procedures:
Former School of Applied Technology students who have been out of school one session or more must complete a new application for admission and a petition for approval to return to the program.
An acceptance letter is sent to all accepted School of Applied Technology applicants. An advance registration deposit, which will be applied to the first registration fee, is required of applicants upon acceptance into a School of Applied Technology program to assure a place in the program. Registration materials will be mailed to accepted students approximately three weeks prior to fee payment.
Students who wish to change their registration from Applied Technology to academic courses will be required to complete all admission materials with the ISU Registrar's Office. Students who wish to change their registration from academic courses to Applied Technology programs will be required to complete admission materials with the School of Applied Technology Student Services Office.
The following fees are estimates and are subject to change without notice.
Expenses per session (five sessions per year) are listed below.
Type of Expense Per Session
Resident student....................$ 390.50 Non-resident........................$1,294.00
Expenses per semester (two semesters per year) are listed below.
Type of Expense Per Semester
Resident student....................$ 801.00 Non-resident student................$2,608.00 Housing, meals (See the university's "Expenses" section of this catalog) Credit hour.........................$ 72.50 Student Insurance Fee - Session mandatory (included in fees)........$ 32.40 Student Insurance Fee - Semester mandatory (included in fees)........$ 81.00 Late Registration Fee -Session: 3rd through 5th day of classes......$ 20.00 After 5th day of classes............$ 50.00
General fees: When any regularly enrolled student withdraws from the School of Applied Technology, registration charges are computed from the first official day of the School of Applied Technology session/semester and are refunded on the following basis:
Session based programs before class through 1st week...............100% (Less registration processing fee of $10) During 2nd week of classes......................................... 50% After 2nd week...............................................NO REFUNDS Semester based programs before class through 1st week..............100% (Less registration processing fee of $10) During 2nd week of classes......................................... 75% During 3rd & 4th week of classes................................... 50% After 4th week...............................................NO REFUNDSThis policy also pertains to part-time students. No special consideration is given to late registrants in extending the refund policy and there is no refund on any portion of the late-processing fee. This policy does not include the advance deposit required by the School of Applied Technology. Contact the School of Applied Technology Student Services at 236-2622 for these refund deadlines.
The university reserves the right to deduct any outstanding bills from the refund amount. Refunds of fees and housing are used first to offset financial aid awarded and received by the student requesting the refund. A check for the balance is mailed to the permanent home address of the student with an itemized statement of deductions. Refund checks are not processed until four to six weeks after the date of registration. Credit One School of Applied Technology credit is equivalent to approximately 48 hours of study, 30 hours of which are in the classroom, lab/shop. School of Applied Technology students ordinarily enroll for 8 credits a session. A session is approximately 8 weeks in length.
Students enrolled in School of Applied Technology courses for less than 5 credit hours per session or 8 credit hours per semester will be classified as part-time students.
To change programs within the school, a currently enrolled student should see a counselor in the Student Services Office. The counselor will provide a change of program card and assist with its completion. After all required signatures are obtained, the card should be returned to the School of Applied Technology Student Services Office. If a student is on probation and changes to another program, the probation status carries over to the new program. If a student is on dismissal and changes programs, the dismissal status carries over to the new program. A student on dismissal must petition to enter school into the new program on probation.
Refer to Academic Regulations section of the catalog.
(1) A student may substitute previous training, education, or work experience toward a specific course in the program. The student must petition to receive approval from the course instructor. Specific performance objectives established for the course must be demonstrated.
(2) If the petition is approved the course will be noted on the transcript once the student successfully completes one session/semester. Successful completion is defined as receiving a 2.0 GPA without any F grades. The Student Services Office can assist with this process.
A student may obtain credit by successfully completing a proficiency test. The student must petition, receive approval, and pay for the credits prior to taking the exam. When a proficiency test for credit is taken, a passing grade as determined by the individual program is needed to receive credit for the course. See "Credit by Examination" in the Expenses and Academic Regulations section near the front of this catalog.
Students may withdraw from class/es or from a program within the first five weeks of a session. To initiate a withdrawal from a class/es a student must obtain a drop/add card, to initiate withdrawal from a program, a student must complete a withdrawal form. Beginning the eleventh day of school, a "W" grade will appear on the transcript opposite the course work not completed. "W" grades will not be used in computing the grade point average. Beginning the sixth week of classes, students may withdraw for medical or hardship reasons only. Medical withdrawals are initiated by the director of the Student Health Service.
Hardship withdrawals are handled by petition to the Associate Dean of the School of Applied Technology. Students can initiate the petition through a counselor in the School of Applied Technology Student Services Office. Beginning the second week prior to the end of the session/semester, no hardship withdrawals are accepted.
Students may withdraw from class/es or from a program within the first nine weeks of a semester. To initiate a withdrawal from a class/es a student must obtain a drop/add card, to initiate withdrawal from a program, a student must complete a withdrawal form. Beginning the eleventh day of school, a "W" grade will appear on the transcript opposite the course work not completed. "W" grades will not be used in computing the grade point average. Beginning the tenth week of classes, students may withdraw for medical or hardship reasons only. Beginning the second week prior to the end of the semester no hardship withdrawals are accepted.
Any student who leaves school without officially withdrawing, will be considered an unofficial withdrawal and will receive an "F" grade in all course work not completed. The student's name will appear on the grade sheet and instructor must enter an "F" grade on the grade sheet.
Medical withdrawals are initiated and granted only by the medical director of the Student Health Service and will be applicable to all courses in which the student is currently enrolled. On the transcript, a "W" grade will appear opposite all course work not completed. "W" grades will not be used in computing the grade point average.
A grade report and transcript will indicate that a student has successfully completed a program or option within a program.
A student may repeat any course no matter what grade was received, if in the meantime, he/she has not received a grade of C or better in a more advanced course in the same program for which the course is a prerequisite. If a course is repeated, the grade made on the last repetition is used in computing the grade point average except for determination of honors, where the grade first obtained in the course also is counted. If a student repeats a course and the credits have changed for that course, the student will receive original credits on transcript.
A student will be placed on probation when his/her cumulative grade point average drops below a 2.0 in his/her current program. A student on probation will be dismissed at the end of any probationary session/semester in which the student obtains a grade point average of less than 2.0.
Students on probation who attain a grade point average of 2.0 or higher during the next session/semester after being placed on probation, but whose cumulative grade point average is still below 2.0, will remain on probation.
Following dismissal under the scholastic probation and dismissal ruling and a lapse of one session/semester, a student may petition for permission to re-enter the program. If permission is granted, s/he will enter as a student on probation. This process can be initiated in the School of Applied Technology Student Services Office.
A grade report and transcript will indicate if the student completes a session(s), but does not complete the total program of instruction, or option within the program.
Progression into succeeding courses of study will require successful completion (passing grades) of any courses listed as prerequisites for those desired courses.
To graduate from a School of Applied Technology preparatory program, a student must have an accumulative grade point average of 2.0 (without any F grades) based on the required Applied Technology courses in the enrollee's program of study or successfully complete a series of proficiency tests and be recommended by the program coordinator. A student must complete an application for graduation and pay a certificate fee.
Applied Technology policies not stated in the School of Applied Technology section of the catalog will follow Idaho State University policies. Waiver of any of the above rules may be made only by the student's petition and approval by the program coordinator, division chairperson, and the associate dean of the School of Applied Technology.
An Associate of Technology degree is offered by the School of Applied Technology to students enrolled in Civil Engineering Technology, Computer Programming/Systems Technology, Drafting/Design Technology, Electromechanical Drafting Technology, Electromechanical Technology, Electronic Systems Technology, Instrumentation Technology, and Laser/Electro-Optics Technology.
Procedures and requirements for the degree will be under the direction of the Dean of the School of Applied Technology and such advisory committees as deemed necessary.
The Associate of Technology degree is optional. The student who wishes to attain the degree must satisfactorily complete one of the technical programs listed above and certain general academic requirements as listed below.
Required courses: General requirements, 18 credits, including one course from each of the following areas: English composition, natural science, mathematics (except MATH 50 &51), humanities, social sciences. Courses selected to meet the academic portion of the associate of technology degree program should be those which allow the student to build toward efficient completion of a baccalaureate program. Of the last 30 credits applied to meet graduation requirements, 24 must be taken in residence at Idaho State University. Both the applied technology and academic portions of the degree must be completed with an overall grade point average of at least 2.0. No upper-division courses may be applied toward the 18-credit General Education Requirements.
The Associate of Applied Science degree is offered for designated programs through the School of Applied Technology. Programs offering this degree are at least 18 months in length and meet specific curriculum requirements related to technical and technical support course work as well as General Education Requirements. For additional information, contact the Student Services Office at the School of Applied Technology.
The Bachelor of Applied Technology (BAT) degree is an optional University degree for students who have completed an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree approved by the Idaho State Board of Education. All AAS programs at ISU are approved. If students wish to coordinate the option of using the AAS to apply toward a BAT degree, they should consult with their AAS program advisor about which University general education courses can be used to fulfill requirements for both the AAS and the BAT degrees. More detailed information is provided in this catalog under Academic Requirements. The BAT degree is administered through the university's Office of Individualized Education Programs. For further assistance in considering this degree option, students are advised to contact the Student Services Office at the School of Applied Technology or the University's Office of Individualized Education Programs.
Each of the school's preparatory programs consists of a series of courses designed to teach the necessary skills and knowledge of a specific occupational field in which learning takes place in its practical and proper relationship. These preparatory programs vary in length by sessions. Program length may vary depending on students' academic qualifications at time of acceptance. Normally, one session consists of eight weeks of instruction, and five sessions are offered per year. Classes operate on the average of six hours each week day. Computer Programming/Systems Technology offers evening courses for credit. Contact the School of Applied Technology Student Services Office for further details at 236-2622 or call toll free 1-800-999-4781.
One session emphasizing academic skill development is incorporated into each vocationally oriented program curriculum. One semester stressing academic skill development is included in program curriculum having a technical base. Students demonstrating effective academic skill in math, written communications, and reading will by-pass this section of the curriculum.
A student must earn a grade of "C" or better in every class to enter their chosen program.
Students placed in the occupational content area of their curriculum who were not enrolled in Academic Skill Development will receive appropriate Academic Skill Development credit after successfully completing one session/semester of the occupational-based curriculum. Successful completion is defined to mean a 2.0 GPA without any F grades.