Handbook Addendum

On April 6th, 2020, the Transfer Credit page was modified to state that as a result of COVID-19, any course(s) taken in the Spring of 2020 that has earned a grade of Pass (P) will be considered for transfer credit regardless of the number of associated quality points or its numeric value. 

On April 14th, 2020, the Transfer Credit page was modified to state that due to programmatic accreditation standards, SCI1050, DIET2050, DIET3030, DIET3050, DIET4030, DIET4630, BIO1011 / 1016, CHM1000 / 1006, BIO2041 / 2046, BIO2201 / 2206, CHM2050, and CHM3040 are excluded from COVID-19 Pass (P) grade transfer credit exception for students entering the Dietetics & Applied Nutrition B.S. program. Students who opted for a grade of Pass (P) or Satisfactory (S) in any of these courses will have to repeat the course and earn a standard letter grade.

On April 30th, 2020, the Transcripts page was modified to state that there are two new delivery options available to our Clearinghouse Transcript Service. Mail/International delivery was added for an additional delivery fee of $5 and Certified Mail/United States was added for an additional delivery fee of $12. These two new additional delivery methods are cost effective alternatives to the Express delivery options. Furthermore, please note that the option to select a hold for pick up option has been removed. All transcript requests must be sent via PDF or postal mail.

On May 19th, 2020, the Student Financial Services page was modified to include the following Statement Regarding Tuition & Fees:

Solely for avoidance of doubt, the tuition and fees students pay the university will not be discounted, irrespective of any changes in the manner or mode of learning or changes to any activities, events, or programs (including revision, postponement, or cancellation of same) at any time during the academic year; the manner or mode of learning could include on-ground learning, remote learning, or a combination of the two; it could include fewer classes or restructured classes; and it could include changes mid-semester (as just a few examples of possible changes).  Please understand that the university, like other schools, is subject to multiple factors outside of its control, including effects stemming from the pandemic and applicable local, state, and federal law and guidance related to the pandemic, which factors could significantly alter, limit, or curtail our operations.

On June 5th, 2020the COVID-19 Conduct Protocol page was added to the handbook.

On June 22nd, 2020, the Introduction page was modified to add the below statement:

On March 13, 2020, the President of the United States declared the outbreak of Coronavirus Disease or COVID-19—the disease caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 or SARS-CoV-2—to be a national emergency. COVID-19 is a global pandemic and a public health risk. The mode of COVID-19 transmission is not entirely known, and our understanding of the virus continues to evolve. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the virus that causes COVID-19 is spread between people, including those who are asymptomatic, and can also be contracted if a person touches a surface or object that has the virus on it and then touches their mouth, noise, or eyes. There may be other ways COVID-19 is transmitted, and COVID-19 could mutate or vary in the form of another similar disease.  JWU is committed to taking all reasonable steps to try to ensure the health and safety of its community. JWU has worked hard internally and with appropriate government stakeholders and others to adjust its operations to minimize the risks associated with COVID-19. But it is impossible for JWU—and, indeed, most other institutions—to guarantee anyone’s immunity from exposure to and infection with COVID-19 and all related consequences, which could be severe.  Students knowingly and voluntarily assume the risks associated with COVID-19 (1) by participating in any non-remote or in-person activities; athletic or sporting competitions, practices/trainings, or teams; classes (including laboratories); clubs or other student organizations; events; field work, internships, or other similar experiential experiences; living arrangements (including residential housing); and programs and (2) by using any university facilities or modes of transportation.

On June 25th, 2020, the Transfer Within JWU page was modified to add the following statement:

If you are an international student, after you have discussed your plans to transfer campuses with your Academic Adviser, please consult with your International Student Advisor from your sending school to ensure you have all the required immigration paperwork needed for a SEVIS transfer of campuses.

On July 1, 2020, the Introduction page was modified to add the following statement:

By enrolling at and attending Johnson & Wales University, students agree to abide by all university catalogs, codes of conduct, handbooks, manuals, policies, procedures, regulations, and rules applicable to students.  The university may, at any time and without prior notice, add to, amend, change, modify, revise, or supersede any of its university catalogs, codes of conduct, handbooks, manuals, policies, procedures, regulations, and rules and may, at any time and without prior notice, change, modify, revise, supersede, cancel, or postpone any class, course, activity, event, and program.