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Non Discrimination Policies

The University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, age, non-disqualifying disability, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, or veteran status in the recruitment of students or in the implementation of its policies, procedures, and activities.

The University's policies and practices are in accordance with all applicable laws and regulations. The University has appointed compliance coordinators to assist those who have questions or concerns with respect to the University’s compliance with these laws. The name, address, and telephone number of these staff members are available through the University.

Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act
UA complies with the confidentiality and student’s accessibility provision of the Family Educational Right and Privacy Act of 1974 (P.L. 93-380, section 438), commonly known as the Buckley Amendment. Confidentiality of student records is protected. Information on students is not available to anyone without:

1. Written request/release from the student
2. A court order or
3. Accreditation or other oversight agencies requirements.
However, parents of minors and guardians of “tax dependent” students have the right to inspect and challenge the information contained within the records of a specific student. An appointment may access his/her records by submitting a written request to the school.

Retaining Student Work Products and Grading Records
Faculty members are required to maintain a permanent written record of the assessment of all student work. That record must contain all the information used in the assessment of a student’s performance in a course and in computation of the final grade assigned. Such records must be retained for a minimum of three years and be available to the chair or director should the need arise.

Rights and Responsibilities
Student Disability Accommodations
Student Responsibility

To benefit from the protection of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, it is the student’s responsibility to self-disclose a disability to the Disability Services and request an accommodation. UA requires the student to provide supporting documentation, which must verify the existence of the disability and the subsequent need for an accommodation.

University Responsibility
UA may not discriminate against an individual on the basis of his or her disability. UA will provide reasonable required accommodations to a student with a documented disability, in order to afford the student an equal opportunity to participate within its programs, activities, and facilities.

If you are an online student with a disability seeking an accommodation, you may submit a request by contacting your Education Advisor who will, in turn, request that the you are contacted directly via email, or you can contact the Administrative Office directly by, email, or phone.

UA cannot provide an accommodation until the student’s disability has been verified by a qualified medical professional or other appropriate health care professional.

UA Credit Transfer Policies

UA will only accept credits transferred from other government approved or accredited universities and colleges.

Military credits and Recognized industrial certifications and other credit transfer will follow the guidelines of the American Council on Education and AACRO  recommendations for credit transfers.