Academic Policies

For students of The American College of Financial Services.


A complete listing of The College’s policies on ethics, academic integrity, sexual misconduct, recertification, transfer of credit, refunds, and missed exams is available in the College-wide polices document.

The Solomon S. Huebner School Designation Programs Student Handbook outlines policies on both student rights and responsibilities. All students pursuing designation studies at The American College are responsible for knowing and abiding by the terms of this Handbook. 

The Richard D. Irwin Graduate School Student Handbook outlines the rights and resposibilities of graduate students of The American College of Financial Services. All graduate students are responsible for knowing, understanding and abiding by the terms presented in the Student Handbook.

The PhD Student Handbook outlines the rights and resposibilities of doctoral students of The American College of Financial Services. All PhD students are responsible for knowing, understanding and abiding by the terms presented in the Handbook.

The American College of Financial Services adopted a Code of Ethics in 1984. Embodied in the Code are the designees’ professional pledge and eight canons.

If you hold a degree or designation from another institution, you may be eligible to earn transfer credit toward a degree or designation from The American College of Financial Services. 

Information on how to resolve student grievances at The American College of Financial Services. 

By enrolling in a course at The American College of Financial Services all students agree to be bound by the following Admissions Declarations:

“I agree to be bound by The College Code of Ethics and Procedures and other ethical codes or standards that apply to this designation. I am aware that successfully passing an examination is not the sole requirement for the awarding of a designation and I agree that I shall not be entitled to the designation unless I also meet any experience or ethical standards established by the Board of Trustees. I understand that I must complete the educational requirements for a particular program within five years from the date of the initial course registration in that program. I further understand that upon award of my designation, I will be obligated to comply with the continuing education requirements and pay any associated recertification fees required by The College to maintain use of the designation.

The American College of Financial Services reserves the right to void any examination if, in its sole opinion, there is reason to question its validity. I agree to be bound by the policies of The College and understand it is my responsibility to make myself aware of additional policies announced in the future that are applicable to my designation(s)."

The College’s Student Educational Records Policy describes rights of access to information contained in student records and the circumstances under which student information may be released. The American College of Financial Services does not receive funding under any program administered by the U.S. Department of Education, and consequently, is not bound by the requirements of the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).

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