Admissions Requirements and Procedures, Course Cancellation, Transfer of Credits, Re-Admission and Denial of Entry Policy

The admissions process begins with filling out our admissions form. All students must be 18 years of age; otherwise a parent or legal guardian must consent and register the student with the approval. Enrolling students must show proof of high school diplomas (can be from a foreign school if it is equivalent to a high school diploma) or GED. Home-schooled students are not considered to have a high school diploma, but are still eligible to receive FSA funds. All home-schooled students must show proof of his or her homeschooling self-certification that he or she has received state credential.  Students without a high school diploma or equivalent wishing to enroll may be admitted through the Eligible Career Pathway Program (ECPP).  For more information about this program, contact the school or download the school catalog.

Merryfield Academy does not discriminate against race, gender, age or religion. If you have a criminal background, it may be an issue with some employers. They may do a background check, but it is not a standard procedure in the industry. There is physical work involved with this trade, which includes lifting and long-standing and it may cause a restriction to those that have physical handicaps or limitations.

The procedure for enrollment requires an interview and an “Admissions Questionnaire” must be completed. Upon acceptance into the program, the student may enroll.

It is the student’s responsibility to confirm whether or not credits will be accepted by another institution of the student’s choice.

Transfer Credits

Notice Concerning Transferability of Credits and Credentials Earned at Our Institution

The transferability of credits you earn at Merryfield Academy is at the complete discretion of an institution to which you may seek to transfer. Acceptance of the diploma you earn in Professional Pet Grooming is also at the complete discretion of the institution to which you may seek to transfer. If the diploma that you earn at this institution is 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 this institution will meet your educational goals.

Transferability of Credits

The acceptance or transferability of credit you earn at other institutions is not currently accepted at Merryfield Academy, nor has it entered into any articulation or transfer agreements with other schools.

Articulation Agreement

This institution has not entered into any articulation or transfer agreement with any other institution

Credit for Prior Experiential Learning

Merryfield Academy does not grant credit for prior experiential learning

Re-Admission Policy

If a student drops out of the program and seeks to re-enter the school, the Director will evaluate the reason for the drop and determine if the student will be granted re-admission. The decision to re-admit a student is at the sole discretion of the school’s director. If the re-admitted student was dismissed or dropped out of the program because he or she was a threat to the school, the students, or the school’s personnel, he or she will not be re-admitted back in the program fore safety reasons.

This will require resubmission of the Admissions Questionnaire. If the student in question for re-entry has difficulty lifting pets or standing, this may be cause for further evaluation of the student’s re-entry.

The student must re-enroll within 6 months from the drop date in order to maintain the same tuition price. If it has been more than 6 months, and if the tuition has increased, the student will have to pay the difference in tuition costs.

Course Cancellation Policy and Denial of Entry Policy

In the event of a course cancellation, credit will be given as soon as the school reopens.

Merryfield Academy will retain records for one year for any student that is denied entry.

Veteran’s Credit for Previous Education or Training

VA students must report all previous post-secondary education and training. The school must maintain a written record that clearly indicates official transcripts have been obtained from all post-secondary institutions that the student has attended, those transcripts have been reviewed and evaluated, and appropriate credit has been granted toward the student’s current program, with training time shortened and tuition reduced proportionately, and the veteran so notified.

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