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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 expulsion 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 Somerville House, Room 2319, London, Ontario, N6A 3K7 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 by email or phone at 519-661-3637. 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.

Application Fee: This fee is not refundable.

Program Withdrawal (Non-bursary students): Requests for withdrawal received a minimum of 30 calendar days prior to the course start date will be granted a full refund of the deposit or total fees paid less a $50 cancellation charge. Requests for withdrawal less than 30 and more than 15 calendar days prior to the section start date will be granted a refund of 75% of course fees. No refunds are given after 15 days prior to the start of a course.


Early Departures for Degree Credit Programs

The Degree Credit programs in Trois-Pistoles (Five Week, Three Week, Explore) are complete French immersion programs 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 program will result in loss of the credit. If you leave, and for one reason or another, cannot return to complete the course and write the final exam, 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 French Immersion course, such as an online course, is not recommended. Your immersion experience requires your full and exclusive attention.