Attendance in all classes plays a critical role in student success. Progress is difficult and often unachievable without regular attendance. If a student fails to complete weekly course requirements for more than one week consecutively, they will be asked to meet with school officials to discuss the status of their participation in the program. It is the duty of the student to maintain their status by respecting the class attendance requirements. Failure to meet these requirements could result in dismissal from the program and/or loss of M-1 status for Visa Students.
Students may be asked to leave the program if it becomes clear that their intention is not to seriously study dance while in the Gibney International Visa Program or Professional Training Program. Each student is expected to exhibit professional behavior both in the classroom and on the premises in addition to completing their attendance requirements. Failure to do so will result in dismissal from the program.
Assessment of a student’s performance in a class is at the discretion of the teacher. Students are evaluated based on their performance in all instructional classes. Each teacher will submit either a pass or fail grade for each student to administration. These recommendations will approve or deny the students ability to obtain a certificate in the program.
Each international student will be assigned an administrative advisor who is either a P/DSO or other member of school administration. Advisors will meet with each student at the beginning and end of their program and more often if needed. Additionally, a person of advisory status will be available Monday through Friday for all international students between 9am and 6pm.
In order to assist students in choosing the housing arrangement that works best for them, Gibney provides a list of housing opportunities as a helpful starting point to international students. Gibney is not in any way affiliated and does not benefit financially from these presented opportunities.