A grade of “incomplete” will be issued to students who do not complete assignments or comply with school policies. Any disruptive behavior that interferes with instruction will be grounds for dismissal. Such behavior is defined as: 1. Excessive lateness and or absence, 2. Any behavior that could endanger life or property, 3. Lewd or indecent conduct, 4. Behavior that causes a disruption to either academic endeavors or the administrative operation of the school. In general, classroom disruption refers to behavior that a responsible person would view as substantially or repeatedly interfering with the conduct of a class.

Students may miss a maximum of three classes per semester. The instructor will provide students with all handouts from missed class. Please note, student is responsible to get class notes from a fellow student. If additional instruction is needed, tutoring is available. Please see school administrator to schedule a tutoring session and for rates.

Any combination of tardiness or leaving early equaling 3 times may be grounds for dismissal

A student may be granted a leave of absence at the discretion of the Director. Students will not receive credit for attendance or achievement during this period. Students must request a leave of absence in writing.

All absences are subject to make-up upon approval of the instructor. Students will be allowed to attend a similar class taking place at another time; even during the following term (must be within 8 months from date of absence). All classes must be made up before a certificate of completion is received. Students may only request a make-up class through the administrative office.

Tutoring can be arranged for a late entrant, for a student who has missed three or more classes, and for those who feel they need additional support. Please see school administrator to schedule a tutoring session and for rates.

The following is the refund policy of the Metropolitan Institute of Interior Design.

A) A student who cancels within 7 days of signing the enrollment agreement but before instruction begins receives all monies returned.

B) Therefore, a student will be liable for: The tuition liability as of the student’s last date of physical attendance. Tuition liability is divided by the number of terms in the program. Total tuition liability to the term during which the student withdrew or was terminated, and any previous terms completed.

The tuition liability is as follows: First Term

If termination occurs: School may keep:
Prior to, or during the first week: 0%
During the second week: 20%
During the third week: 35%
During the forth week: 50%
During the fifth week: 70%
After the fifth week: 100%

Subequent Terms

During the first week: 20%
During the second week: 35%
During the third week: 50%
During the fourth week: 70%
After the fourth week: 100%

C) The student refund may be more than that stated above if the accrediting agency or Federal refund policy results in a greater refund. If a student withdraws during the second term, the school must use the “First Term” schedule unless the school can demonstrate that no significant educational change has occurred in the program. Significant educational change is defined as non-functioning educational equipment which adversely affects a students educational program, a material change in the students schedule as agreed to at the time of the students enrollment, substitution of a teacher in a course after instruction has begun where such teacher does not possess language skills in the approved language of instruction in order to effectively communicate the subject matter to the students, or a significant increase in the student to teacher ratio.

D) Any monies paid to the school in excess of the sum due to the school by the student who cancels, withdraws, or is discontinued will be refunded within forty-five (45) days after notification. All transcripts and diplomas will be withheld until all financial obligations are met.

If you are eligible and would like to obtain a refund, please contact academics.

“The failure of a student to immediately notify the school director in writing of the student’s intent to withdraw may delay a refund of tuition to the student pursuant to section 5002 (3) of the Education Law.”