ISYM Policies

Refund Policy

Full or partial refunds will be given in the following instances:

  • The full refund of all payments will be made in the case of a closed or cancelled program.
  • In case a student is not accepted into a program, the full deposit will be refunded.
  • In the case of scholarship funds received from a third party such as school music boosters, refunds will be made directly to those organizations.
  • An application requires a minimum of $100 non-refundable deposit before an acceptance will be sent.
  • Full payment is required by June 1 (extended) in order to maintain a participant’s registration.
  • Cancellations received for participants after June 1 and before 3 weeks prior to the first day of his/her ISYM program will receive a 50% refund
  • No refund will be given to participants under the following circumstances: those who cancel less than 3 weeks prior to the first day of instruction, those who depart early, or arrive late.

Standards of Conduct

For the safety and well-­‐being of all students attending Fine & Applied Arts Summer Programs, the following STANDARDS OF CONDUCT will be in effect for the duration of the program. Students in violation of these regulations risk expulsion. Refunds will not be authorized.

FAA Summer Programs celebrate and value diversity as a strength. We intentionally cultivate an inclusive climate in our daily endeavors as faculty, staff, and students. We are committed to respecting differences; accepting multiple perspectives; and striving to identify, disrupt, and rectify bias, prejudice, and oppression in our classrooms and community.

  • Students participating in any FAA summer program are expected to attend all instructional classes and activities, and to exhibit proper behavior in all campus facilities – academic, residential, dining, and recreational.
  • All program participants must cooperate with University staff in the performance of their duties, and respect the care of University facilities. No cleats or skates are to be worn in any University building.
  • All participants must occupy the rooms to which they are assigned. Security and contact with students in case of emergency make this essential.
  • All resident participants are required to report to all scheduled head-checks and to remain on their floor after curfew. Students must be in their assigned rooms. Running in corridors and stairwells, loud and disruptive behavior, and the playing of electronic devices at unreasonable levels are not allowed in the residence hall.
  • Program participants must leave the residential facility in response to fire alarms or other emergency situations at the direction of the facility or program personnel.
  • All University buildings are smoke-free. No smoking will be permitted in any indoor spaces, including classrooms, studios and dormitories.
  • There is to be no co-educational visitation in the residence halls. Under no circumstances should any participant enter the floor or room of someone of the opposite sex.
  • The use of illegal drugs or alcoholic beverages is not allowed while attending the program. Students found to be in violation of this regulation will be sent home.
  • Firearms, knives and other weapons of any type and toys that resemble them are strictly prohibited; illegal gambling is strictly prohibited.
  • Individuals will be charged for vandalism, lost keys, and non-returned meal cards. The student is responsible for keeping the room door locked. Any damage costs incurred in individual rooms will be charged to the occupants of those rooms. An inspection is made when rooms are vacated. Posters, memo boards, staples, or nails may not be used on dorm doors and furniture may not be removed from rooms or public spaces. Parents/guardians are responsible for loss, property damage, induced accident or injury, costs of mischievous fire alarms, and other expenses incurred by the student while attending an FAA summer program.
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