The Student Movement Policy covers the various movements within a class or course. This policy and any transfer of unconsumed fee apply to all programmes offered by TMC Academy except for programmes jointly offered with partner institutions which may be separately governed by the respective partner institutions regulations beyond the purview of TMC Academy.
Change of Course
Change of Course is defined as course changes within TMC Academy prior to the completion of the current course. Change of Course can be considered as a change of course specialization (e.g from Business to IT ), a change of course plan , a change of destination degree (e.g from University of Northampton to University of Greenwich degrees), or a change of specialization with the same course (e.g from International Business to Accountancy). The change of destination degree can be allowed only if the degree program has not commenced.
Such requests have to be submitted to the School in writing with one month’s notice. Verbal request by the student will not be accepted. There will be an administrative charge which is non-refundable and non-transferable.
All requests will be subjected to the School’s approval. Students will be informed of approval and a new letter of offer is provided within 7 working days.
Change of Course will be taken as a withdrawal of the current course. International students have to surrender their current student pass for cancellation and will not be allowed to attend any classes. Student may need to return home till the commencement of the next intake. A new student pass will be applied and all administrative fees apply. Please note that the new student pass is subject to Immigration and Checkpoint Authority’s approval.
Any unconsumed course fees from the old course may be credited to the next course. If the unconsumed course fees are more than the fee payable of the next course, all fees made will not be refunded. If the unconsumed course fees are less than the fee payable of the next course, students need to make a top-up.
Module Transfer refers to transfer of module from one term to another.
Students will need to inform TMC in writing and all applications are subjected to approval, as the examination sitting pattern may be affected. Administrative fees apply.
A withdrawal refers to discontinuing a course prior to the completion of the course.
Students who wish to withdraw must fill up a Course Withdrawal Form at the Student Services Counter. Once the application is processed, the student will be served a letter confirming withdrawal within 7 working days. If no official notice is received, he/she is deemed to be still a student of the School and is liable for the course fee in lieu of notice.
Notwithstanding the above, in the event that the student is absent for a continuous period of one month or more, he/she shall be contacted in writing by the School to determine their status. It shall be the responsibility of the student to respond within one week failing which he/she is deemed to have terminated the course. Student is still liable for any outstanding fees due TMC if any, failing which the matter shall be referred to the Small Claims Tribunal.
International students have to surrender their student pass for cancellation immediately upon submitting the Course Withdrawal Form.
Intermission refers to students taking a temporary break in their course, for a maximum of 6 months. Students must submit the Course Intermission Form at the Student Services counter. Once the application is processed, the student will be served a letter confirming intermission within 7 working days. A new student pass will be applied upon return to resume the course, and all administrative fee apply.
Any course fees paid may be allowed to be carried forward to the next term when the students return to resume their studies with TMC Academy.
Course Deferment applies when a student choose not to commence in the term as indicated in the Letter of Offer/ Student Contract. The first deferment request is free of charge. There will be a $40 administrative fee on the second and subsequent deferment request. Such requests have to be submitted to TMC in writing, at least one-
month prior to the commencement of the new course. All requests are subjected to TMC’s approval. Students will be informed of the outcome in writing.
The student pass, FPS and student contract may be cancelled and reapplied again when the student returns to commence the course. The TMC refund policy and procedure applies.