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    Saybrook University
   
 
  May 22, 2018
 
 
    
2017-2018 Academic Catalog and Student Handbook with Summer Addendum

2018 Summer Addendum


 ADDENDUM TO ACADEMIC CATALOG AND STUDENT HANDBOOK

SUMMER 2018


 

Catalog Home

Effective August 22, 2017 to August 26, 2018. 

 

Saybrook Academic Catalog and Student Handbook

The Academic Catalog and Student Handbook is effective for the period of the academic year in which it is published. The fall publication is effective for the fall, spring, and summer semesters. When published, an Addendum supersedes previous publications for the academic year.

 

Saybrook General Information

Saybrook University’s main campus in California offers entirely online and hybrid online certificate and degree programs supplemented with residential conferences. At the beginning of each semester, Saybrook students, faculty, and staff in the hybrid online programs gather for a unique six-day event with class sessions, seminars, workshops, and intensives in Monterey, California at: 

Hyatt Regency Monterey

1 Old Golf Course Road

Monterey, CA 93940

During the remaining part of the semester, class sessions are conducted online.

Saybrook University also operates a branch campus at:

Saybrook Seattle Campus

600 108th Ave NE

Bellevue, WA 98004

Administrative Offices: Suite #150

Classrooms: Suite #230

Tel: 425.633.8700 

 

Mission and Values

Faculty Qualifications and Engagement  

Saybrook University is proud to be a community of creative, compassionate innovators dedicated to pursing new ways of thinking and doing for our professions, organizations, and communities. Saybrook faculty are expected to foster critical thinking and high-level engagement with students as well as collaborate with colleagues on course development, syllabus revisions, and student engagement activities. Minimum qualifications to teach in a graduate certificate or master’s program is a master’s degree (doctorate preferred) in a related field from a regionally accredited institution or foreign equivalent and experience as an instructor and/or practitioner in the field. Faculty in a doctoral program are required to have a doctoral degree in a related field from a regionally accredited institution or foreign equivalent and experience as an instructor and/or practitioner in the field. The biographies and qualifications of faculty members are available in the Faculty Directory at www.saybrook.edu/faculty.

All faculty members at Saybrook University are expected to be available and responsive to students. Minimum faculty engagement expectations include:

  • Faculty will make contact with students enrolled in their course within the first week of the new semester and before the residential or educational conference. 
  • Faculty will respond to emails or phone calls and acknowledge received assignments within two business days. 
  • For courses with weekly discussions, faculty will be in contact with students at least three times per week for online courses to provide substantive contributions and respond to student posts. This will include engagement across the duration of the weekly discussions. 
  • For individually mentored courses, faculty will schedule with each student regular online and off-line communication. 
  • For other course designs, faculty will demonstrate how they are engaging students in a consistent and meaningful way across the semester or term. 
  • Faculty will return student papers with feedback for course assignments submitted through Canvas within the following guidelines:  
    • 1 week for work less than 5 pages in length, 
    • 2 weeks for work up to 25 pages in length, 
    • 3 weeks for work 26-50 pages in length (and for final thesis/project),
    • 4 weeks for work over 50 pages in length (including the dissertation). 

 

Accreditation and Authorization

Any questions a student may have regarding this catalog that have not been satisfactorily answered by the institution may be directed to the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education at 2535 Capital Oaks Drive, Suite 400, Sacramento, CA 95833, www.bppe.ca.gov, Phone number (916) 431-6959, Fax (916) 263-1897.

A student or any member of the public may file a complaint about this institution with the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education by calling (888) 370-7589 or by completing a complaint form, which can be obtained on the bureau’s Internet Web site www.bppe.ca.gov.  

 

Accreditation and Authorization

Financial Stability

Section 498(c) of the Higher Education Act of 1965 requires institutions to annually submit audited financial statements to the U.S. Department of Education to demonstrate they are maintaining the standards of financial responsibility necessary to participate in the Title IV financial aid programs. 

The composite score reflects the overall relative financial health of institutions along a scale from negative 1.0 to positive 3.0. A score greater than or equal to 1.5 indicates the institution is considered financially responsible.

Schools with scores of less than 1.5 but greater than or equal to 1.0 are considered financially responsible, but require additional oversight. These schools are subject to cash monitoring and other participation requirements.

A school with a score less than 1.0 is considered not financially responsible. 

Saybrook University has a 2014-2015 financial stability composite score of 2.2 on a scale of 3.0, the most recent score publicly available. 

Saybrook University does not have a pending petition in bankruptcy, is not operating as a debtor in possession, nor has it filed a petition within the preceding five years, nor has it had a petition filed against it within the preceding five years that resulted in reorganization under Chapter 7 of the United States Bankruptcy Code (11 U.S.C. Sec. 1101 et seq.).   

 

Admissions Process

Ability-to-benefit students are ineligible for admission to Saybrook because they do not have the required bachelor’s degree.

 

Admissions Process

Enrollment Agreement Requirement

As part of the admissions process, each new student must sign an Enrollment Agreement. The Enrollment Agreement is a contract between the student and the school intended to protect the student and provide specific disclosure information, such as the total cost of the program, refund information (in the event of withdrawal from the school), and estimated length of the program of study. The student should retain a copy of the signed Enrollment Agreement for personal use. In the event that a student withdraws then re-enrolls or changes programs, a new Enrollment Agreement will be issued.

Enrollment Agreements must be signed no later than the last day of the semester in which they are issued. Failure to sign the agreement will result in deregistration from all future courses and a registration hold being placed onto the student’s account.

 

Admissions Process

International Applicants

The Global Enrollment Management department conducts international student recruitment and admissions on behalf of Saybrook University. The GEM department will follow these policies and procedures, informed by institutional knowledge and best practices in international admission. Saybrook defines an international student as a student who does not currently hold U.S. citizenship nor U.S. permanent residence.

Instruction at Saybrook is conducted in the English language.  International applicants that indicate English is not their primary language must demonstrate English language proficiency as outlined in the International Degree Requirements. Saybrook does not offer English language services or instruction such as ESL.

Visa Options for Study

Saybrook University is not approved by the Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVIS) for the programs in which it is currently recruiting and is unable to issue certificates of eligibility (I-20) for eligible students interested in applying for an F-1 non-immigrant student visa after program admission.

Our goal is to be an active part of your Saybrook experience, and to support you in many ways. Our Global Enrollment Specialists are available to you to discuss important visa matters and details on how to manage your immigration status. Additionally, if you are considering study in another visa status other than F-1, our Global Enrollment Specialists in International Admissions are available to assist you in your navigation of your visa’s eligibility for study in the U.S.

Students who do not require sponsorship for an F-1 student visa and are eligible for study in the United States are welcome to apply to all programs offered by Saybrook.

Please note that U.S. immigration regulations stipulate that individuals in the United States on a “B” non-immigrant (both B-1 visitors for business and B-2 visitors for pleasure) are prohibited from enrolling in a degree program.

 

Admissions Process

Saybrook does not accept credit for prior experiential learning. 

 

Financial Aid and Payment Policies

Saybrook University Standard Tuition and Fees

Current tuition and fees for all programs, the cost of Residential Conferences and Residential Orientation may be found on the Saybrook University website at www.saybrook.edu/tuition-and-fees, and incorporated into the Academic Catalog by this reference. All fees are reviewed annually and may be subject to change by Saybrook at any time.

Additional Fees

Students should be prepared to meet additional costs of their degree program. These can include travel, accommodations, food, textbooks, learning guides, course readers, conference call charges, dissertation editors, computer software and hardware, courses at other institutions, commercial database searches, professional meetings, conferences, and workshops. Learning consultants or other editors are the sole responsibility of the students using their services. Explanation of additional fees may be found on our website.

Estimated Total Charges for Programs

Saybrook estimates the total charges for programs based on the current tuition and fees schedule. Actual total charges vary by student, depending on the length of time it takes to complete all program requirements including thesis or dissertation. Please refer to the academic catalog for program requirements and the schedule of tuition and fees to estimate your total charges for the entire program.

Total Charges for Period of Attendance

Saybrook requires students to complete an enrollment agreement once at matriculation. Therefore, Current Period of Attendance is defined as the entire time it takes a student to complete a program. 

Due to the nature of graduate programs and the adult student learners at Saybrook, the total charges for a semester vary from student to student, based on the number of credits enrolled and attendance at the Residential Conference. Students are advised to consult the Schedule of Tuition and Fees to determine the total charges for a semester based on their anticipated course schedule. Account balance and billing information is available online in the Saybrook Commons portal after registration for courses. All charges are due by the start of the semester or as established in your payment plan.

College of Social Sciences

 

Total Credits

Estimated Total Charges

(assumes maximum units completed)

Total Charges for the Current Period of Attendance*

 

PhD Clinical Psychology

105

$   159,760

$   159,760

PhD Psychology

68-83

158,440

158,440

MA Psychology

32-35

73,750

73,750

MA Counseling

60

87,300

87,300

PhD Managing Organizational Systems

79

167,760

167,760

MA Management

36

52,875

52,875

PhD Transformative Social Change

68-83

149,190

149,190

MA Transformative Social Change

32-35

70,225

70,225

Certificate in Organization Leadership and Transformation

15

16,725**

16,725**

Sixteen-Credit CSS Certificates

16

17,825**

17,825**

Complex Trauma and the Healing Process

 

 

 

Foundations of Existential-Humanistic Practice

 

 

 

Multiculturalism and Social Justice

 

 

 

 Ten-Credit CSS Certificates

10

11,225**

11,225**

Applied Consciousness Studies

 

 

 

Arts and Self-Expression for Health and Wellbeing

 

 

 

Building a Sustainable World

 

 

 

Community Health and Development

 

 

 

Creativity Studies

 

 

 

Death, Loss, and Meaning

 

 

 

Dream Studies

 

 

 

Peace & Conflict Resolution

 

 

 

Professional Studies in Psychophysiology

 

 

 

Socially Engaged Spirituality

 

 

 

Stress Management Education

 

 

 

Transpersonal Psychology

 

 

 

* Saybrook defines the current period of attendance to be the entire time it takes to complete the program.

** Certificate charges do not include cost of book or attendance at RC, because they vary widely, based on a students’ chosen courses. 

College of Integrative Medicine and Health Sciences

 

Total Credits

Estimated Total Charges

(assumes maximum units completed)

Total Charges for Current Period of Attendance*

PhD Applied Psychophysiology

76

$    137,100

$    137,100

PhD Mind-Body Medicine

76

146,750

146,750

MA Integrative Wellness Coaching

31

45,825

45,825

MS Mind-Body Medicine

40

64,625

64,625

MS Integrative and Functional Nutrition

41

56,650

56,650

Certificate in Integrative and Functional Nutrition

16

17,825**

17,825**

Ten-Credit CIMHS Certificates

10

11,225**

11,225**

Biofeedback and Neurofeedback

 

 

 

Clinical and Applied Hypnosis

 

 

 

Integrative Wellness Coaching

 

 

 

Integrative Medicine

 

 

 

* Saybrook defines the current period of attendance to be the entire time it takes to complete the program.

** Certificate charges do not include cost of book or attendance at RC, because they vary widely, based on a students’ chosen courses. 

 

Tuition Payment Policies

Payment Obligations

Students are expected to meet their payment obligations by ensuring that all balances are paid by the Friday of the first week of the term. Payment plans may be available by contacting the Student Accounts Office, but all semester tuition and fees must be paid in full by the last date of the semester. Late payment fees are charged monthly to students who fail to meet agreed-upon deadlines for any payment. Students will not receive monthly bills and are responsible for keeping track of their payment due dates. All student financial information is available online through the student Gateway.

Administrative Hold

Students whose payments have not been received in accordance with the terms outlined above will have a temporary administrative hold placed on their account until payment is received. Students on administrative hold are ineligible to enroll in courses, receive transcripts, or final diplomas until the hold is resolved and removed. Late payment notices will be sent to the student’s official school email address.

Financial Aid

Financial aid is money in the form of grants, loans, scholarships, and/or student employment that is used to pay tuition, fees, housing, meals, and other school-related expenses. Saybrook University is a participating institution approved by the US Department of Education to offer Title IV Federal Student Aid. 

A course is eligible for financial aid only if it meets a degree requirement as published in the Academic Catalog. Individual courses and graduate certificates completed outside of an academic degree program are ineligible for federal aid. 

The Office of Financial Aid’s policies and procedures are subject to change based on federal regulations and guidelines or interpretations thereof. Changes will be published. It is the student’s responsibility to remain informed of all changes. The Office of Financial Aid adheres to the guidelines of ethical conduct developed by the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (NASFAA).

Students relying on federal or private loans for tuition payment must have completed all necessary loan arrangements so that such loans are approved and on file with the Financial Aid Office by the first payment due date each semester. If the financial aid deadline is not met, students are required to make payment arrangements with the office of Student Accounts, until the loan money becomes available.

Loan Repayment

If a student obtains a loan to pay for an educational program, the student will have the responsibility to pay the full amount of the loan plus interest, less the amount of any refund, and if the student has received federal student financial aid funds, the student is entitled to a refund of the moneys not paid from federal student financial aid program funds. 

If a student is eligible for a loan guaranteed by the federal or state government and the student defaults on the loan, both of the following may occur:

  • The federal or state government or a loan guarantee agency may take action against the student, including applying any income tax refund to which the person is entitled to reduce the balance owed on the loan.
  • The student may not be eligible for any other federal student financial aid at another institution or other government assistance until the loan is repaid.

 

Financial Aid and Payment Policy

Saybrook abides by the following refund policy required in California: a student has the right to cancel the enrollment agreement for a program of instruction and obtain a refund of charges paid through attendance at the first class session, or the seventh day after enrollment, whichever is later.

Students have a right to cancel the enrollment agreement for a program of instruction, without penalty or obligations, at any time during the add/drop period.  Any courses dropped during the add/drop period are 100% refunded and not given a grade. The maximum drop period is two weeks from the first day of the semester.  Cancellation of the enrollment agreement can occur up to the last day of the add/drop period.  

 

Academic and School Policies

Saybrook does not offer placement services.

 

Academic and School Policies

Saybrook maintains permanent records for each student granted a degree or certificate, which include the degree or certificate granted and the date on which that degree or certificate was granted, the courses and units on which the certificate or degree was based, and the grades earned by the student in each of those courses.   

Academic and School Policies

Student Housing

Saybrook offers online or hybrid programs in order to accommodate students in their current living situations and as such, Saybrook has no responsibility to find or assist a student in finding housing. Saybrook does not have dormitories under its control. In order to make attending a residential conferences more convenient, Saybrook reserves rooms at the conference hotel for students to stay at a preferred rate of $155 per night, not including taxes and fees, during the 2017-2018 academic year. Students have the right to choose the conference hotel or seek alternative accommodations. 

 

Counseling, M.A. (Hybrid-Online)

Mental health counseling is a helping profession with national standards required for education, training, and clinical practice. Graduate education and clinical training prepares counselors to provide a full range of services for individuals, couples, families, adolescents, and children. Our mental health program prepares counselors to practice in a variety of settings such as independent practice, community agencies, integrated delivery systems, hospitals, and addictions treatment settings. Mental health counselors are uniquely skilled professionals who provide a full range of services. Our MA Counseling program offers a career-focused, clinical program with practicum training which is intended to empower them to shape and craft their own professional development and practice orientation. The program focuses on career opportunities while remaining true to core humanistic principles and helping others.

Saybrook tracks the employment of graduates in and out of the counseling profession, which is defined by the US Department of Labor’s Standard Occupational Classification codes 19-3031 (Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists) and 25-1066 (Psychology Teachers, Postsecondary). 

 

Counseling, M.A. (Hybrid-Online Program)

In order to become licensed as a professional counselor, professional clinical counselor, or mental health counselor candidates must complete the degree, program, and/or coursework required by their chosen state. States also have licensing requirements beyond a program’s graduation requirements including: post-master’s supervised clinical experience, examination(s), background check, and application for license.   

At the time of publication, the M.A. Counseling hybrid online program meets degree and coursework requirements in 37 states and the District of Columbia. Minor program modifications may be necessary to meet coursework requirements in Florida, Indiana, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Utah. Saybrook’s hybrid online Counseling program does not meet licensure requirements of Illinois, Kansas, Kentucky, Missouri, North Dakota, Ohio, Rhode Island, or Wisconsin.

The MA Counseling hybrid online program is aligned with the degree and coursework requirements of the California Board of Behavioral Sciences for registration and examination eligibility as a Professional Clinical Counselor (Business and Professions Code section 4999.33) and as a Marriage and Family Therapist (Business and Professions Code section 4980.36), which allows students only in California to pursue dual PCC / MFT licensure. Candidates for licensure must pass the relevant clinical examination and law and ethics examination. Additional post-master’s supervised experience is required and candidates must register with BBS as an APCC (and AMFT for dual licensure) in order to accrue supervised experience. All candidates are also required to complete the application process, which includes fees and a background check. For further information about licensure in California, please visit the Board of Behavioral Sciences

During the first semester, all Counseling students complete a curriculum map to licensure to assure that they complete the coursework requirements for their state. State professional licensing requirements are subject to change at any time. Students should contact the specific state licensing board directly to verify information regarding professional licensure. A list of state board contact information is available via The American Counseling Association.

 

Counseling, M.A. (Hybrid-Online Program)

Saybrook tracks the employment of graduates in and out of the counseling profession, which is defined by the US Department of Labor’s Standard Occupational Classification codes 19-3031 (Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists) and 25-1066 (Psychology Teachers, Postsecondary), and 11-9199 (Managers, All Other). 

 

Clinical Psychology, Ph.D.

In order to become a licensed psychologist, candidates must complete the degree, program, and/or coursework required by their chosen state. States also have licensing requirements beyond a program’s graduation requirements which may, depending on the state, include: post-doctoral supervised experience, continuing education credits, examination(s), background check, and application for license. 

At the time of publication, the PhD in Clinical Psychology hybrid online program meets degree and coursework requirements in Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Delaware, Hawaii, New York, Ohio, Texas, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, and Wisconsin.

The PhD in Clinical Psychology hybrid online program is aligned with the degree and pre-doctoral supervised professional experience requirements of the California Board of Psychology for registration and examination eligibility as a Licensed Psychologist (sections 1386 and 1387 of the California Code of Regulations).  The program also offers students the opportunity to complete California Board of Psychology licensure-required coursework as specified in sections 1382, 1382.3, 1382.4, 1382.5, and 1382.6 of the California Code of Regulations.

Candidates for licensure in California must pass the Examination for Professional Practice in Psychology (EPPP) examination and the California Psychology Law and Ethics examination (CPLEE), and complete any remaining licensure-required coursework specified in sections 1382, 1382.3, 1382.4, 1382.5, and 1382.6 of the California Code of Regulations. Additional post-doctoral supervised experience is required in adherence with section 1387 of the California Code of Regulations. All candidates are also required to complete the application process, which includes fees and a background check. For further information about licensure in California, please visit the Board of Psychology.