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Western University Policy and Regulations

The academic policies and regulations of the French Immersion School and Western University apply to all students studying at the School. Academic policies and regulations are described in the University's academic calendar, which may be consulted at Western,  at the School office or on the web:

Code of Student Conduct

Every student attending the French Immersion School is expected to comply with the provisions of the Code of Student Conduct. Sanctions for non-compliance range from a warning or reprimand to expustion from the School. It is the responsibility of every student to read the Code and familiarize him or herself with its contents. Please review the behavioural expectations and the sanctions for misconduct that are specified in the Code of Student Conduct.

Degree Credit Programs

As a degree-credit program of Western University, the French Immersion School is subject to the policies and regulations of the University. Western has approved policies on race relations and sexual harassment, and for the accommodation of students with disabilities. A copy of these policies is available at the Equity and Human Rights Services office in the Arthur; Sonia Labatt Health Sciences Building, Rooms 330-335, London, Ontario, N6A 5B9 or online.

Please refer to the French Immersion School's Academic Calendar and Information Package for further details, including important academic and personal expectations for the duration of the program.

Withdrawal and Refund Policies

Any student who wishes to withdraw from the program must consult the Program Coordinator. A non-bursary student who withdraws without consulting the Program Coordinator will not be eligible for any refund of fees nor for an exemption from unpaid fees.

Trois-Pistoles Application/Registration Fee: this fee is not refundable.

Accommodation fee: students who leave the program will be required to pay for one more week in addition to the week during which the withdrawal occurs, in order to allow compensation to the host family for the unexpected inconvenience.

Tuition fee: A cancellation fee of $50.00 will apply when students withdraw after registration. After classes begin the amount of the tuition will decrease daily at a rate of 6% of the declining balance. After two weeks there is no refund.

Immersion and enrichment fee: The amount of refund for the immersion and enrichment fee will decrease $100.00 the first day and $50.00 every day thereafter during the first four days of classes. For withdrawals after the fourth day of classes the complete immersion and enrichment fee will be withheld.

Early Departures

The program in Trois-Pistoles is a five-week immersion program and interruptions and/or early departures are detrimental to the language learning process. We try to encourage all participants to fully participate and complete the full session.

Please note that more than three missed classes throughout the five weeks will result in loss of the credit. If you leave, and for one reason or another, cannot return to complete the course, write the final exam scheduled on the final Friday, and attend the closing ceremony, then you will not pass the course.

Any student who wants to leave the program before the end must have written proof of the reason why he/she has to leave. No permission will be granted without this written proof. Students will not pass the course if they leave without writing the final exam.

Academic work outside of the program

Due to the intensity of the immersion program, academic work outside of, but concurrent with your Trois-Pistoles course, such as an online course, is not recommended. Your immersion experience requires your full and exclusive attention.