Student Handbook

Message from the President

Welcome to

Nomen Global Language Centers

America’s English Language School

    Congratulations on your acceptance to Nomen Global Language Centers, America’s English Language School! We are excited to help you with your English language goals and are here to help you with whatever you may need. Over the past 20 years, we have had students from over 70 different countries. You are now part of a large alumni group with students excelling in both academic and business fields all over the world.

    This course is to help you to understand and be aware of all rules and policies while you are attending your classes. Please review these rules often and if you have any questions, please meet with a member of Student Services or your Student Advisor.  

   Make the most of your time here at America’s English Language School. You will meet new people that will be your friends for many years to come. Attend school activities! Follow us on Facebook and keep updated with all the activities and events that are going on at the school. Our teachers and staff are here to assist you with any question that you may have.  

    Once again, we welcome you to Nomen Global Language Centers, America’s English Language School!

Sincerely,

Clarke Woodger

President

Mission Statement

Nomen Global Language Centers substantially helps students from all cultures and walks of life to excel in each aspect of their English acquisition and to obtain their goals for the future, including but not limited to “World Readiness” and preparation for life in the 21st Century.  We achieve this goal by means of qualified and experienced faculty, dedicated staff, engaging and challenging curriculum, technical innovation, and professional and ethical student services.

Levels

 

Nomen Global provides seven levels of language learning:

Level 1 is for beginners whose language skills are low (Novice)

Level 2 is for learners who have some experience with English and can communicate at a high novice or low intermediate level

Level 3 is for learners who can take part in simple conversations, ask and answer  questions, and “survive” in an English-speaking environment

Level 4 is for learners who can read, write, listen, and speak at a high intermediate level

Level 5 is for learners who can write and speak at length on a variety of formal and informal topics

Level 6 is for learners who already speak and write at an advanced level but need to polish their skills for academic or professional purposes

Level 7 is students who need to prepare for graduate school tests such as the GMAT, GRE, or LSAT

The proficiency scales below describe what students at each level can do in terms of grammar, speaking, writing, listening, and reading.

To learn more about student proficiency scales, please visit: https://www.americasenglishlanguageschool.com/proficiency-scale/

Placement

For International ESL students, there are three parts to student level placement: the CAPE test for reading, writing and grammar, the writing sample/IEP and the spoken interview with a member of the Education Department.  All three of these assessment procedures must be utilized in placing international students.

Graduate School Test Preparation students submit TOEFL test scores (70) and a college diploma. They may also take the Cape Test. They then complete the spoken interview as well.

Resident Alliance Students only complete the CAPE Test for level placement.

The Education Department is to assign students a level based on their performance on all portions of testing. Students will receive a score between 100-900 on the CAPE portion which is then converted to a level equivalent and then averaged with the other scores to obtain a level proficiency placement.

 

Grammar (computer) Listening (computer) Reading (computer) Writing (handwritten) Speaking (interview)

 

The Education Department then averages the five scores and assigns the student a level based on that average score (according to the chart below). In a case that the scores are skewed with one score being significantly higher than the others, that score is left out when determining the total. The Education Department rater is expected to use his/her best judgment in placement.  When the student places directly between two levels, placement should be in the lower of the two.

 

Average Score Recommended Level
675 – 800 Level 6
575 – 674 Level 5
475 – 574 Level 4
375 – 474 Level 3
225 – 374 Level 2
100 – 224 Level 1

Changing a Level

It is not anticipated that students will need to change levels once level placement has occurred.  Nomen Global has confidence in our assessment and placement policy and experience has shown that this policy is sufficient to competently place students.  On occasion, however, a level change may be necessary. An aspect of student competence may be overlooked, or student’s performance on the CAPE test and in interviews may not reflect their actual ability.  There is a level of acclimation that can happen within the first few weeks of classes that occasionally may also have an effect on student placement.  Under these conditions, a level change may be advisable. Level Change Policy is as such:

  1. Level change requests must come within the first two blocks of the student’s semester. If a level change issue comes up after the first two blocks, the student may speak to the Education Director or member of the Student Services Department about how to gain the most out of the semester until a level change is possible.
  2. Level change recommendations during the first two blocks must begin with the teacher. The teacher has the responsibility to pay attention to the student’s proficiency and ability – does it seem higher or lower than is appropriate for the level.  When an issue is perceived:
    1. Teachers should check to make sure it is within the first two blocks of the student’s semester.
    2. Teachers should discuss student level with the student’s other teachers, and a general consensus should be reached.
    3. The homeroom (Integrated Skills) teacher should fill out and submit a Level Change Recommendation Form.  Without this form, no change will be made.
    4. Forms must be submitted to the Education Director no later than the second Tuesday of the block in order for a level change to take place by the next block
  3. When a student approaches his/her teacher about their level, this information should be taken into consideration, but should not be the impetus for a level change.  If teachers disagree with the student’s opinion, they are responsible for explaining that disagreement to the student.  If the student is not satisfied with this explanation, the teacher may refer them to the Education Director or Site Director.
  4. If a student approaches the Education Director without having spoken to the teacher, the Education Director will ascertain the reason that the student didn’t discuss the issue with his/her teacher and then refer the student back to the teacher.

Using Native English

This video will help you navigate within Native English.

 

Subscription/Materials

Nomen Global, America’s English Language School uses Native English to provide each student with the curriculum that they need as a student.

Students pay a semester subscription and materials fee to have access to the curriculum and course materials. If you have not paid your subscription fee, your account may be turned off, removing access to materials. Your access could also be removed if you are not current on your tuition payments. If you have questions about your subscription and materials fee, please meet with your student advisor.

Students need to be prepared for class every day with the following items:

Laptop, tablet or another device

  • Students cannot have any access to materials without having a device. Students are required to provide their own device for class. You should bring your device every day with the battery charged.
  • Devices should be functioning properly.
  • Nomen Global is not responsible for fixing your device.

Notebook and Pen/Pencil

  • Sometimes students will be asked to either submit an assignment or keep notes on a separate piece of paper. It is the responsibility of the student to provide their own materials to write on. The school will not provide them to the student.

Personal Information

Your information is private and for school records only.

It is important that the school has your current information at all times. SEVIS law says that you must update your information with the school within 3 days of a change of address, current email and phone number. If SEVIS needs to get in contact with you this information must be on file. (This applies to F-1 students only)

Keep your information up to date by speaking to Student Services if any change is made.

EMAIL

All students are required to have an email account as part of their student account in Native English.

  1. Do I have to give my real email?
  2. YES!!! Your email is used for the following reasons:
  • Log in to your account
  • Registration in classes and coursework
  • Contact with the school and teacher for school activities, questions, and general information

Students must provide an accurate email to the school in order to be able to access their accounts. Remember this is also part of your F-1 student agreement with the United States government.

Class Schedule

  1. What is considered a semester?
  2. 1 Semester = 8 two week blocks

Students can enroll in either Morning or Evening sessions of classes.

If you are an F-1 or Gateway Student classes are:

Monday to Thursday

Morning Session

9:00 AM to 1:30 PM

Evening Session

5:00 PM to 9:30 PM

If you are a Local, Part-Time, or Alliance Student classes are:

Tuesday to Thursday

Morning Session

9:00 AM to 12:20 PM

Evening Session

6:00 PM to 9:20 PM

Weekly Course Schedule

MORNING CLASSES
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday
Class 1 Practical English Reading Grammar Grammar Grammar
Class 2 Practical English Listening/Speaking Integrated Skills Integrated Skills Integrated Skills
Class 3 Practical English Writing Elective Practical English Workshop Elective
EVENING CLASSES
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday
Class 1 Practical English Reading Elective Practical English Workshop Elective
Class 2 Practical English Listening/Speaking Integrated Skills Integrated Skills Integrated Skills
Class 3 Practical English Writing Grammar Grammar Grammar

Students are only allowed to change their schedule at the beginning of a new block. To change your schedule, you must meet with Student Services.

Holiday Breaks

Nomen Global does not have classes during the following holidays:

Independence Day (July 4) 1 week long break
Thanksgiving (November) 1 week long break
Christmas and New Years (December and January ) 2 week long break

Additional Holidays (1 day break)

Civil Rights Day (January)

President’s Day (February)

Memorial Day (May)

Pioneer Day (July 24)

Labor Day (September)

Columbus Day (October)

Veteran’s Day (November)

Classroom Rules

Students should refer to the syllabus of each class.

Your teacher will help you to keep the rules in the classroom. If you have questions about the rules, please talk to your teacher.

Rule #1 Device Usage

Students should not use their devices in class for anything except for educational purposes. This includes:

  • Social Media (Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, Whatsapp, etc.)
  • Taking Phone Calls

 

Rule #2 No Food or Drink

Food and drink should be eaten in the lounge area on breaks. Please do not bring any food or drink into the classroom.

Rule #3 English Only!

Practice, practice, practice! English should be the only language you speak while on campus. Be considerate of other students in the classroom that may not speak your native language by only speaking English. The more you practice your English with others, the better it will become.

Rule #4 Cheating and Plagiarism

Cheating and plagiarism are not allowed in the school at any point. Plagiarism is copying and pasting something you find on the internet or book, and saying you wrote it yourself. Students who are caught cheating or plagiarizing may be removed from the class and receive a failing grade for the course.

Rule #5 Respect

Students attending Nomen Global come from many different countries. They represent various ethnic, racial, religious, gender, sexual orientation and cultural demographics. It is very important that everybody is treated with respect even when your own beliefs or backgrounds may differ.  Bullying, demeaning or profanity will not be tolerated. Please treat others as you want to be treated.

Fighting, physical aggression or sexual harassment are means for immediate expulsion from the school.

Identification Documents

Nomen Global does not issue Social Security cards!

Students should make sure that they carry important documents with them at all times. This includes:

  • Current I-20
  • I-94 Card
  • Passport or other picture Identification
  • Driver’s License if driving (This could be a Utah Driver’s License or International Driver’s License).
    • If you are stopped by a police officer and are driving and do not have a current driver’s license they will issue you a fine and a ticket.

If applicable, Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN)

Many apartment or other entities usually require a Social Security number from citizen’s of the United States to complete a contract or transaction. However, there is no reason for an international student holding an F-1 student visa and attending a language school to have a Social Security card or number. If someone requires a Social Security number from you it is best to obtain and use an ITIN. The IRS can issue an ITIN. An ITIN can be used for F-1 students who would like to get a car, apartment, bank account, driver’s license, medical insurance and more! If you would like more information, talk to Student Services. Never use someone else’s Social Security Number, this is against the law and has severe consequences.

Passport

The passport must be issued by the student’s own country of citizenship. It authorizes the individual to travel outside of his/her home country.  All students must maintain a valid passport. In order to be valid, a passport should be valid for at least 6-months in the future. Your country’s consulate or embassy can help you extend your passport if needed. Carry a copy of your passport with you for identification purposes.  Rules and procedures for issuing or reviewing a passport are determined by each country.  You may contact your embassy to provide you with the necessary information for renewing or replacing your passport. If your passport will expire soon, you should get it extended at the nearest embassy or consulate for your country. Make sure your passport is good for at least the duration of your stay in the U.S.

In the event, a passport needs to be replaced a minimization of class absence should be sought. Excessive absence to obtain a new passport will not be excused. All excused absences are at the discretion of the Site Director.

Drivers License and Auto Insurance

Driving in the United States

F students, and their dependents, may be eligible to drive a motor vehicle while residing in the United States. However, those who wish to operate a vehicle must successfully apply for and receive a driver’s license. Driving a car without a driver’s license is illegal. To acquire a driver’s license, you must apply for one at your local Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV), which can have a different name in some states.

Driver’s License Application Process

While the application process for receiving a driver’s license may be different in each state, the basic steps are very similar. These steps include:

  • Talking with your designated school official (DSO) about driving rules and regulations in your state or territory.
  • Confirming with your DSO that your student record is Active in the Student and Exchange Visitor Information System.
  • Waiting 10 days after arriving in the United States to apply for a driver’s license so that your Form I-94, “Arrival/Departure Record,” information can update in all the government systems.
  • Obtaining a Social Security number (SSN) or ITIN, if required by your state or territory.
  • Visiting and submitting the proper documentation to the DMV.

The DMV may need to verify your nonimmigrant student status to determine if you are eligible for a driver’s license. To verify your status, the DMV may use the Systematic Alien Verification for Entitlements (SAVE) Program. To find out more about this program, please visit the Checking Your SAVE Case Status page.

Required Documentation

When you apply for a driver’s license at your local DMV, make sure to bring original copies of the following documents:

  • All signed versions of your Form I-20, “Certificate of Eligibility for Nonimmigrant Student Status.”
  • A valid passport and your most recent student visa (Please note that you do not need a visa if you are from a visa-exempt country, such as Canada or Bermuda).
  • Proof of residence. This varies from state to state and you should check your local DMV’s website to ensure you understand what is needed to fulfill this requirement.

If you are an F-2, dependent, go to the DMV with your primary F-1 and make sure you both have all your required documents.

After a successful application process, a DMV official will explain the next steps for attaining your driver’s license. It is normal for some nonimmigrants to only get temporary licenses. In addition, you may receive the license immediately or you may have to wait several weeks, depending on the state.

Additional Requirements

A driver’s license applicant may also need to pass both a driving and written test. Depending on your state, if you have a license from your home country or another state, the DMV may not require you to take the tests. However, not all states accept driver’s licenses from other countries.

If you have trouble applying for a driver’s license, speak with your DSO and contact the SEVP Response Center with case-specific questions.

Students should never drive a car under any circumstances without insurance and a license. Doing so, and causing an accident or being stopped for a traffic violation could cost the student fines as well as thousands of dollars in costly repairs or medical expenses if there are damages, injuries or death. Never drive without insurance and a license.

Below find instructions from the Utah Driver’s License Division website:

 

Requirements for a Driver’s License

 

  1. Completion of driver training or proof of a valid license from another state or country
  2. Sign for financial responsibility
  3. Furnish proof of identification
  4. Proof of a valid social security number
  5. Furnish proof of Utah residence
  6. Pay fees
  7. Complete medical questions and vision test
  8. Complete written and driving test
  9. Photo

Requirements for obtaining a Utah Driving Privilege Card

 

  1. Completion of driver training or proof of a valid license from another state or country
  2. Sign for financial responsibility
  3. Proof of identification (see below)
  4. Proof of a valid ITIN (Individual Tax Identification Number) from the IRS
  5. Proof of Utah residence using two different types of documents (see below)
  6. Pay fees
  7. Complete medical questions and vision test
  8. Complete written and driving test
  9. Photo

 

Information for International students who wish to obtain a Utah Driver Privilege Card

NOTE: International students who qualify for a US Social Security Number may apply for a regular Utah Driver License.

International students who do not qualify for a US Social Security Number can apply for a Utah Driver Privilege Card in one of two ways:

  1. If you have an “Individual Tax Identification Number” (ITIN in English), then you may obtain a “Driving Privilege Card” that expires on your birthdate in one year from issuance. In addition, you must show proof of identity and proof of your Utah address.
  2. If you do not qualify for either a social security number or ITIN, you may obtain a “Driving Privilege Card” that expires on your birthdate in the fifth year after issuance, or on the expiration date of your legal presence document, whichever is sooner. In addition you must show:
  3.  – Proof that you do not qualify for a social security number
  4.  – Proof that you are a citizen of a country other than the United States
  5.  – Proof that you are here legally (a passport with an I-94 attached)
  6.  – Proof of your Utah address

Primary Forms of Identification

 

  • Certification of Naturalization (N550)
  • Certificate of Citizenship (N560)
  • Driver License issued in the U.S.
  • Foreign Birth Certificate with Notarized Translation*
  • Foreign Passport with VISA stamped on attached
  • I-94 Card of INS I-551 Card
  • Indian Blood Certificate
  • Matricular Consular/ID (issued in Utah only) – only IDs from the Mexican Consulates Office are accepted
  • Resident Alien Card
  • U.S. Birth Certificate*
  • U.S. Certificate of Birth Abroad*
  • U.S. Passport
  • U.S. Military ID Card or DD-214

*NOTE: Hospital records/certificates will not be accepted.

Proof of Utah Residence

 

In order to verify a residence address as the individual’s place of domicile or an address where the individual resides as a resident, an application for a Utah driver license, Utah driving privilege card, or Utah identification card shall be accompanied by a minimum of two different types of original (current and valid) documents from the following list identifying the individual’s name and residence address:

  1. Property tax notice, statement or receipt, within 1 year
  2. Utility bill, billing date within 60 days, no cell phone bill
  3. Utah Vehicle registration or title, current not expired
  4. Bank statement, within 60 days
  5. Recent mortgage papers
  6. Current residential rental contract
  7. Major credit card bill, within 60 days
  8. Court order of probation, order of parole or order of mandatory release, must display residential address on the order
  9. Transcript(s) from an accredited college, university, or high school

Maintaining Status

This applies to F-1 students only

The United States Government requires students to maintain the following things to remain in status as an F-1 student:

Attendance

  • Attendance is an important part of the experience at Nomen Global. SEVP requires that students be in attendance to maintain status with the United States.  Nomen Global has set the requirement at eighty (80%) percent attendance to be in status.
  • Pass/Fail rates also indicate that the number one reason for passing or failing the course, regardless, of course or level, is attendance. If the students  do not attend, instruction and subsequent learning do not take place.
  • Student Services tracks student attendance and the technological advances with “Native English” allow the institution to review if necessary attendance on a daily basis if necessary. However,  for normal practice a weekly attendance review is taken.
  • Students who are coming close to exceeding allowable absences are placed within different levels of watch, warning  or probation to help them continue in status. This is outlined under student discipline policy.
  • According to SEVP students failing to maintain status in this area should be terminated for “Otherwise Failing to Maintain Status”.

Students should be on time and prepared for the teacher to start the class at the scheduled time. Students are considered on-time if they arrive and are in class in the first 5 minutes. Tardies and Absences are calculated according to the following schedule.

    • Tardies: A student is considered tardy if they arrive in class from 6-15 minutes late.
      • Five tardies are considered an absence.
    • Absent: A student will be considered absent for the entire class if they are more than 15 minutes late for class.
    • Some classes have breaks during the duration of the class. The same absence policy is also in place. If a student does not return when the break is over they are considered absent and the tardy policy also applies.
    • If a student takes a phone call, or otherwise leaves class in the middle of the instructional period then the tardy and absence policies also apply. If a student is gone for more than 6 minutes then a tardy can be marked. If the student is gone for more than 15 minutes his attendance is amended to show an absence for that class period.
    • Each course must also have a minimum of 80% attendance to be considered in status.

Academic Progress

  • Academic Progress is required to maintain SEVP status. Grades are an excellent indicator as to whether or not the student is actually maintaining that academic progress.  Grades are determined by completion of assignments, projects and tests.
  • Nomen Global requires that a student who is progressing academically must maintain a  2.0 GPA.
  • History has shown that generally students who do not achieve a 2.0 GPA are either severely missing in attendance or do not complete the required academic work. With this in mind, academic achievement is tracked on a bi-weekly basis and reviews with students take place regularly throughout the semester.
  • A 2.0 GPA is also required to progress to the next academic level.

Maintain Financial Agreement

  • To maintain status a student must be current in their payments and financial obligations to the school. Ideally, students pay their tuition in advance of enrollment. However, local competition has used monthly payments as an inducement of registration and inducement, Therefore, Nomen Global has determined it must also allow this kind of financing for our students.
  • This is in spite of the fact that students have demonstrated to the U.S. Embassy in their visa interview.
  • Students therefore can pay monthly either on the 1st or 15th of the month depending upon their enrollment block. The institution does not put payment in a contractual basis in writing but enrollment and attendance under Utah law constitute a contractual agreement.  If a student is not in compliance with their payment schedule they are out of compliance and there are penalties.

Any student that has not paid the full amount within 3 days of the due date of the payment will receive a $50.00 late fee. NO EXCEPTIONS! If no payment is made, students may be removed from class. This can put an I-20 in jeopardy.

Excused and Unexcused Absences

Nomen Global may excuse some absences. In this event, those “excused” absences are not counted against the total allowable. If a student has an intermittent illness or need for personal time and the student has not exceeded allowable absences then the student should not need excused absences.

Absences may be excused for:

  • Personal or Family Emergencies
  • Extended Illness (Must have a doctor’s note)
  • Death of a family member

Unless medically excused need for mother or baby, pregnancy is not considered an illness that is regularly excused.

Nomen Global reserves the right to excuse an absence. Only the Site Director and the President can excuse an absence.

Notifying a teacher does not constitute an excused absence. The Registrar’s office must be notified. The excused absence must be excused by the proper authority.

Failure to Maintain Status

Adapted From Path2USA Travel Guide to USA

 

Maintaining Student Visa Status

It is very important for any F1 student in the United States to make sure that they are maintaining their student visa status at any point in time. Nomen Global expects its students to maintain status in every way. Failing to maintain F1 status will put you in out-of-status which can lead to deportation from the US.

Some of the things which an F1 visa holder should always keep in mind to maintain their status are:

  • Always enroll as a full-time student in their respective school
  • Keep your passport valid.
  • Attend classes full-time. Make sure you do not excessive absences. If there are valid reasons for not attending school and having absences excused you must check with the DSO and follow school and U.S. policy.
  • Maintain good academic standing throughout the tenure of your course. Failing to maintain good academic standing for more than 2 consecutive semesters lead to disqualification from F1 status.
  • Do not work off-campus without employment authorization.
  • Maintain current payments of all financial obligations

Discipline Policy

Academic Probation

Any student who had fallen out of status will be placed in Student Discipline. The Student Discipline Policy is listed below:

Stage 1 – Watchlist

These students may have between 7-11 hours of absence in a given block and/or 1 F grade.

Stage 1 means that the student will be notified of their status via email by Student Services. The email will highlight that they are slipping out of compliance in regards to Nomen Global and SEVIS policy.

Stage 2 – Warning

These students may have between 11-14 hours of absence in a given block, 2 F grades in the previous block, and/or a GPA between 2.0-2.1.

Stage 2 means that the student will meet with a member of student services who will explain the school’s expectations of them in regards to Nomen Global and SEVIS policy. Students will be shown their current semesters transcript and shown where they are out of compliance.

Stage 3 – Academic probation

These students may have more than 14 hours of absence in a given block, accrued at least 40 hrs of absences over the course of their semester, 3 or more F grades in the previous block, and/or a GPA less than 2.0.

Stage 3 means that the student will be brought into council with the Student Services Director.  In that council, the student will be given a copy of their current semesters transcript alerted to the areas where they are out of compliance in regards to Nomen Global and SEVIS policy.  Students will be required to give a tracker to their teacher to sign that they were present and participating in class. Failure to comply with this remediation will result in a termination council.

Stage 4 – Termination Council

These students have been placed on Academic Probation on 3 separate occasions within a semester with little or no signs of improvement or have accrued more than 57 hours of absences over the course of the semester. They may also be over 35 days delinquent on their financial payments.

Stage 4 means that the student will be brought into council with members of Student Services and/or company and site leadership.  In that council, the student will be alerted to how they are out of compliance in regards to Nomen Global and SEVIS policy and the steps of their probation will be reviewed. The student will be provided options to get back into status.  If the issue is attendance based, *make-up classes will be given to get the student back into compliance. The student will be suspended from 8th block break. They will not be eligible for vacation until makeup classes are paid for and completed. If a student cannot commit to options to regain status, they will be terminated.

A student that has missed more than 33% of classes will not have the option of makeup classes. Rather the student will be terminated immediately.

*Makeup classes are in addition to current classes. Makeup hours will be charged at $10.00 per hour.

End of Semester

Students must speak to a Student Advisor before being eligible for any break or vacation. If a student leaves without notifying the school, they could be terminated.

Student Services should work with students (along with the Registrar and Education Director) after they have had their 7th Block Determination to ensure that students end their semester in-status. As each student is helped with each step, the end of semester determination letter should be completed.

The following options are available to a student who completes a semester at Nomen Global.

  • Extension of Program
    • The Recruiters and Registrar should work with students who wish to extend their program by ensuring that students are in-status, that they have paid their next semester’s tuition, and by working with students to issue extended I-20s.
  • Two-week Break
    • If the student is currently in good standing at the school (academics, finances, and grades) they are eligible to take a two-week break in between semesters.The Registrar should update the student’s information in the database and with SEVIS. Students indicate in the determination letter that they are taking the two-week break.
  • Vacations
    • When Students meet the requirements to take a 4-month vacation, they may work with the Registrar and Recruiting office to ensure that they have completed all necessary requirements for vacation.The Registrar should update the student’s status in SEVP and in the student database.
  • Transfer Out
    • Students in full status may transfer to another SEVIS approved school anytime they choose. However, if they transfer before they complete their program, they will transfer in a terminated status for Early Unauthorized Withdrawal and will have to be transferred in terminated status. The Registrar should work with students to ensure that they transfer in-status whenever possible. The Registrar is to update the student’s status in Nomen Global records and make the actual transfer in the SEVIS system. All transfers are approved by the President and usually take place on Friday of the week that the transfer is received from the other school. The Registrar should not make the actual transfer unless all areas of the Transfer Checklist have been completed. They will also not be released to the transfer-in school until the end of the semester or as an early unauthorized withdrawal termination.
  • Completion
    • A student who is completing his/her studies should fill out all portions of the determination letter. The Registrar should allow the student to auto-complete. The Registrar should update the student’s status in SEVIS. The student may stay in the U.S. for 60 days to tour the country or seek entry into another program.

Traveling

Outside the United States

Students may travel outside the United States while they are on an F-1 Visa. All students who are planning on traveling outside the United States need to meet with the Site Director before they travel.

The Site Director must sign the student’s I-20 in order for the student to return to the United States. DO NOT LEAVE THE COUNTRY WITHOUT A SIGNATURE.

You may need to prove that you are traveling by bringing a copy of airplane tickets to the school.

Except previously approved by the Site Director, students who leave the country during their semester could lose attendance and academic credit for the time they are gone. Your semester is not placed on hold.

If you are outside of the United States for more than five months your status will be terminated.

Within the United States

Students can travel anywhere within the United States when they are not in classes. They should ensure that they have all documentation with them. That documentation includes:

  • Current I-20
  • I-94 Card
  • Passport or other picture Identification
  • Driver’s License if driving (This could be a Utah Driver’s License or International Driver’s License).

Health Insurance

The school recommends to students to enroll in health insurance.

Medical costs in the United States are expensive. The average cost for an uninsured person can be $150 per doctor visit and up to $3,000 or more for an emergency visit. Medical insurance can pay up to 90% of the medical expenses. For more information about health insurance visit the link below.

International Student Insurance

Clinics, Hospitals, Dentist

Nomen Global retains on-site reference information regarding student health insurance as well as a listing of community resources for medical providers. The student health insurance information is also sent to the student in the Acceptance Packet. The medical provider list includes local clinics who can treat students at a reduced price. These are available for the students at Student Advisement Board.

It is strongly recommended that students have health insurance while attending Nomen Global. Agents and recruiting staff are to encourage students to get insurance prior to coming to the U.S. Students may decide to acquire insurance after their arrival.  When I-20s are issued, students are informed that it is highly advisable that they should have insurance, and are informed that failure to do so could result in extremely expensive medical care while in the U.S.

Though not required by law, students are expected to have all required shots and vaccinations before coming to the U.S. Utah County Health Department performs periodic tests for Tuberculosis. Students who test positive are required to have further x-ray testing.

Students that are feeling sick should try to avoid going to the emergency room. The emergency room will cost over $2,000 for any visit. Instead, students should go to local clinics or Instacare centers before going to the emergency room.

There are Dentists that are available for discounted prices. If you would like information about the dentist, please talk to Student Services.

If you have an illness that requires long hospitalizations or periods of recovery the U.S. Government will suggest that you return home until you are well enough to attend to your studies. Medical leave is not granted or excused for longer than one year.

Unless a doctor excuses school for abnormal health concerns maternity is not considered an illness and classes are not excused.

For more information about community resources, visit https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1rObf5aZPFz8leHVcT0tj7PVuDmNxjATMCKKnUknSHXQ/edit?usp=sharing

Student Services

Student Services are available to meet with students to assist in any way. You may want to meet with someone in Student Services if you have questions about:

  • Health Insurance
  • Grades and Attendance
  • Class Schedules
  • College or Career Advisement
  • Activities
  • Any Question!

Regularly Scheduled Student/Teacher Meeting

4th Block Student Education Progress

During the first week of each student’s fourth block the Registrar’s office prepares the 4th block packet which includes grade and attendance reports for the student first three blocks.  These along with the SEP report form are delivered to the homeroom (Integrated Skills Class) period so that the teacher may meet with each fourth block student for the Student Education Plan interview.

 

During this interview, the teacher reviews the grade report with the student as well as classroom observations. They discuss how the student is feeling about their Nomen Global experience. They review educational goals and their progress in accomplishing the same.

If any issues of concern come to light the teacher should discuss these issues with the Student Services Coordinator or the Education Director.

Upon completion of the fourth block review , he teachers return the SEP Report form to the Student Services Coordinator for filing.

End of Semester Evaluation

The recruiter meets with each student individually in a 7th Block Review meeting to discuss the student’s plans for the next semester. At the end of the meeting the recruiter give each student checklists and packets that they need to complete in order to move into their next semester (whether the student plans on re-registering, going on break, going on vacation, transferring or going home).  The recruiter  is to help the student complete any applicable steps of these packets (i.e. paying next semester’s tuition, filling out determination forms, etc.) and to refer students to the appropriate parties to help them with checklist items that the recruiter is unable to help the student with (i.e. level placement, immigration issues).  

During the 7th Block Elective, Students will be required to complete:

  • CAPE Placement Exam
  • Writing Sample
  • Speaking Evaluation
  • Student Satisfaction Survey
  • Student Advisor Meeting
  • Student Handbook Review

Community Resources

For more information on Health Clinics, Religious Centers, Rehabilitation Centers or Activities visit https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1rObf5aZPFz8leHVcT0tj7PVuDmNxjATMCKKnUknSHXQ/edit?usp=sharing