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Enrollment Terms & Conditions

The Paragon Distance Learning Program
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STUDENT ENROLLMENT AGREEMENT
This agreement governs the enrollment for the online DISTANCE LEARNING PROGRAMS.  The student is fully aware that this document, and such attachments as may be listed below constitute the entire agreement with the program. Verbal agreements and/or other representations are not binding to the program. The Distance Learning Program is divided into three levels. The student can complete each level as quickly as they like or take up to 6 months to complete each level. The student is required to furnish their own grooming tools and textbooks, which are available on the general market or may be purchased while making payment at checkout. Purchasing tools and textbooks from the program is optional but student must use the textbooks specified. The list of required tools can be downloaded at Toolkit List and required textbooks can be viewed at Paragon Texbook Bundle.

Upon successful completion of this program, the student will receive a certificate of completion.

WITHDRAWAL AFTER COMMENCEMENT OF LEVELS – A student may voluntarily withdraw at any time from any of the three Paragon Distance Learning Levels including, the Groom Tech, Pet Groomer or the Pet Stylist Program. In such cases, an e-mail to CustomerService@ParagonPetSchool.com from the student is required. If a refund is requested for any reason, the refund schedule below will be applied:

  1. Paragon School of Pet Grooming will retain 25% of the total tuition if termination or withdrawal occurs between 4-7 days of purchase date and student has completed 40% or less in the program. If student has completed more than 40% of the program within the first 4-7 days after purchase, Paragon School of Pet Grooming will retain 50% of the total tuition.
  2. Paragon School of Pet Grooming will retain 50% of the total tuition if termination or withdrawal occurs between 8-14 days of purchase date and student has completed 68% in the program. If student has completed more than 68% of the program within 8-14 days after purchase, Paragon School of Pet Grooming will retain 100% of the total tuition.
  3. Paragon School of Pet Grooming will retain 100% of the total tuition if withdrawal or termination occurs after 15 days of purchase date and student has completed more than 68% of the program.

All refunds due to the student shall be refunded within 30 calendar days from the date of termination of enrollment of student by the school or receipt by the school of notification from the student of withdrawal from the student.

The Distance Learning Program Handbook outlines complete rules of conduct and satisfactory progress. Students can begin online courses once they acknowledge and agree to the conduct policies therein.

Termination:

After discovery, investigation, and determination of suspected falsification or submission of any graded, or to be graded materials has been performed, and the student is found in violation of cheating or submitting other’s work instead of their own, the student may face disciplinary action up to and including termination from the program.  Cheating is an offense taken very seriously in the Paragon program and will be dealt with as such.

IMPORTANT ACKNOWLEDGMENT –The Acknowledgment of Completion of Paragon’s Distance Learning Program is not a license or certificate granted on behalf of any state or federal government and Paragon’s Distance Learning Program is not accredited by any branch of any state or federal government, organization, or institution.

The first lesson will require the student’s response to both the above acknowledgment and complete rules of conduct and satisfactory progress found in the Distance Learning Program Handbook.

 

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