AIFD Educational Partner, Palmer School of Floral Design
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Admission Requirements

Palmer School of Floral Design is open to anyone who is serious about a career in the exciting world of floral design. Knowledge of the English Language at the 8th Grade Level is required. Students under the age of 18 must have the signature of a parent or guardian. Additionally, a deposit of $150 (applicable to tuition costs) must accompany an enrollment application.

Attendance Requirements
Students are expected to attend all classes. Punctuality is very important, as arriving late or leaving early jeopardizes progress. Students must attend class for at least 90% of all classes in order to graduate. Any serious illness situations should be reported to the instructor immediately. A student must not exceed 10% absences. If a student exceeds 10% absences, the student may be terminated at the discretion of the school's Director. The student must coordinate arrangements with the School Director to make up missed classes within 3 months of the student's last attendance.

Students missing 3 consecutive days without notifying the Director will be withdrawn. Refunds will be based upon last day of attendance according to the school refund policy.

Leave of Absence
A leave of absence may be approved by completing the proper form with the Director. Approval of the leave of absence cannot exceed 6 months from the last date of attendance. Proper documentation for requested leave of absence must be supplied to the Director.

Grading Scale
90-100 = A, 80-89 = B, 70-79 = C, 60-69 = D, 0-50 = F.
Field trips are required as part of the program, as are observation, written tests and textbook reading. Students must receive an accumulative grade of 70% to graduate. Students who fall below 70% can retake subject at class availability within 3 months of their last date of attendance.

Transfer of Credits
Palmer School of Floral Design will consider previous transfer hours from another Floral Design program at the discretion of the Director. Students may be asked to demonstrate their proficiency level. Palmer School of Floral Design does not guarantee the transferability of its credits to any other institution unless there is a written agreement with that institution.

Conduct Policy
Students are expected to conduct themselves in an adult manner at all times. Alcohol or drug use on school property will result in dismissal. Safety is stressed and taught throughout the course.

Refund Policy
Students not accepted by the school and students who cancel the contract by notifying the school within three business days are entitled to a full refund of all tuition and fees paid. Students who withdraw after three business days, but before the commencement of classes, are entitled to a full refund of all tuition and fees except the cancellation charge of $150.00 or 25% of the contracted price, whichever is less. In the case if students withdrawing after the commencement of classes, the school will retain a cancellation fee plus a percentage of tuition and fees, which is based on the percentage of contract hours attended, as described in the list as follows, based on the last date of recorded attendance.

Within first 10% of program 90% less cancellation fee
After 10% but within first 25% of program
75% less cancellation fee
After 25% but within first 50% of program 50% less cancellation fee
After 50% but within first 75% of program 25% less cancellation fee
After 75% No refund

The student may cancel the contract at any time prior to close of third business day after signing the contract. The official date of termination for refund purposes is the last date of recorded attendance. All refunds will be made within 30 days from the date of termination. The student will receive a full refund of tuition and fees paid if the school discontinues a course/program within a period a student could have reasonably completed it, except that this provision shall not apply in the event the school ceases operation.

Postponement of a starting date, whether at the request of the school or the student, requires a written agreement signed by the student and the school. The agreement must set forth whether the postponement is for the convenience of the school or the student; and a deadline for the new start date, beyond which the start date will not be postponed. If the course is not commenced, or the student fails to attend by the new start date set forth in the agreement, the student will be entitled to an appropriate refund of prepaid tuition and fees within 30 days of the deadline of the new start date set forth in the agreement, determined in accordance with the school’s refund policy and all applicable laws and rules concerning the Private Occupational Education Act of 1981.

Students may file complaints online, at any time, with the Division of Private Occupational Schools or by phone at 303-862-3001.

For more information, please contact us via email or call us at (970) 632-8328.



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