An academic community is based on personal integrity and respect for others. APUS follows the letter and spirit of applicable federal and state laws pertaining to the administration of an institution of higher education (e.g., laws governing student records, equal opportunity, etc.) and adheres to the guidelines published by appropriate professional groups with respect to admissions procedures, required credentials of faculty, and business ethics. Information regarding student right and responsibilities, including appeals processes, can be found in the Student Handbook.

Student Engagement in Classes

Effective April 1, 2015 with semesters beginning in May, new students who fail their course(s) as a result of not submitting a substantial percentage of the required work will be dismissed from the university at the end of their first semester. This applies to students who fail and/or withdraw from all of their initial courses as a result of not submitting work. More Information regarding student right and responsibilities, including appeals processes, can be found in the Student Handbook.