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Operations and Facilities policies and procedures
Student Admissions Transparency
To facilitate accuracy and truthfulness in the admissions procedures while at the same time protecting the image presented by Platt College and assuring that the College complies with applicable federal, state, and local laws and ACCSC policies and guidelines
Revision Responsibility: Admissions and Marketing Coordinator
Responsible Executive Office: Dean of Nursing
Created: August 13, 2010, Final Approval: November 23, 2010; Revised August 11, 2014 to reflect ACCSC Standards of Accreditation Substantive Standards as of July 1, 2014, June 16, 2016 to reflect the ACCSC's revisions of the Standards and Criteria July 2015.
Platt College must observe ethical practices and procedures in the recruitment of students and must, at a minimum, adhere to the standards of recruitment to follow:
1. Platt College’s recruitment efforts focus on attracting students who are qualified and likely to complete and benefit from the education and training provided by the school and not simply obtaining enrollments.
2. Platt College’s recruitment efforts describe the school to prospective students fully and accurately and follow practices that permit prospective students to make informed and considered enrollment decisions without undue pressure.
3. Platt College only uses its own employees to conduct student recruiting activities and is prohibited from engaging employment agencies to recruit prospective students. Schools under common ownership may employ a single recruiter.
4. Platt College is responsible to its students and prospective students for the actions and representations of its recruiters and representatives and, therefore, selects these individuals with the utmost care and provides adequate training and proper supervision. A school has and enforces an acceptable code of conduct for all school personnel whose primary responsibilities are to engage in recruiting and admissions functions prior to and during admission and matriculation. Platt College’s code of conduct is in writing, includes, minimally, all elements set forth in Appendix IV, Substantive Standards, Standards of Accreditation, is signed and dated by the individual Platt College employee, and a copy of which is maintained in the individual’s personnel file.
5. Platt College’s personnel are trained and qualified to engage in recruiting activities and may only use a title that accurately represents the individual’s primary duties.
6. Platt College complies with applicable federal and state laws and regulations pertaining to tudent recruitment.
7. Platt College approves all promotional materials used by school personnel in advance and accepts full responsibility for the materials used.
8. Platt College has in place policies and procedures and takes reasonable steps to ensure that its personnel do not make false, exaggerated, or misleading statements about the school, its personnel, its training, its services, or its accredited status and to ensure that its personnel do not make explicit or implicit promises of employment or salary prospects to prospective students.
9. Platt College internally reviews and evaluates its recruiting policies and procedures and the performance of personnel involved in recruiting activities for compliance with accrediting standards and applicable law and regulation at least once annually, and maintains documentation of the review and evaluation. The ACCSC Commission, at its discretion, may require a school to audit its recruiting activities for compliance with accreditation standards or applicable law and regulation using a qualified independent third-party that is approved by the ACCSC Commission prior to the verification review being conducted.
10. Platt College shall not permit its personnel to engage in recruiting activities in settings where prospective students cannot reasonably be expected to make informed and considered enrollment decisions such as in or near welfare offices, unemployment lines, food stamp centers, homeless shelters, or other similar settings. A school may, however, engage in recruiting activities at employment opportunity centers operated under government auspices, provided that the school has permission to do so and that all other recruitment and admissions requirements are met.
11. Platt College shall not permit the payment of cash or other similar consideration to any prospective student as an inducement to enroll.
12. Platt College shall not permit its personnel whose primary responsibilities include recruiting and admissions activities to assist prospective students in completing application forms for financial aid.
13. Platt College shall not permit personnel whose primary responsibilities include recruiting and admissions activities to become involved in admission testing or admission decisions, including signing and accepting the enrollment agreement.
14. Platt College clearly identifies itself in all advertising, promotional materials, and contacts made with prospective students.
15. Platt College provides the applicant with a receipt for any money collected.
16. Platt College personnel do not discredit other schools or influence any student to leave another school by: falsely imputing to another school dishonorable conduct, inability to perform contracts, or questionable credit standing; making other false representations; falsely disparaging the character, nature, quality, value, or scope of another school’s program of instruction or services; or demeaning another school’s students.