Online Policies and Procedures

A.  Attendance Policy

The Bryan College Online Learning Attendance/Automatic Drop Policies are as follows:
  1. No show: Students who do not notify the college appropriately (as outlined below) and who do not log in to their course(s) during the first official week, and who have NOT previously notified the professor of their absence will be automatically dropped from the course . Students will not be charged tuition for the course. However, there is a $150 administrative fee assessed to students who are automatically dropped.
  2. Out of attendance: Any student who is determined to be out of attendance after the course begins will also be automatically withdrawn. Attendance is based on weekly participation in class activities and/or timely submission of assignments. Students determined to be out of attendance will still be responsible for the full cost of tuition.

B.  Voluntarily Withdrawing

Students who have not progressed into the business major core of the Bachelor of Science in Business Administration program who withdraw within the first 7 days of an initial start date in any term in which they are enrolled (SP1, SU1, or FA1) will receive 100% refund of the remaining hours in the term.  A student who fails to withdraw within the time frame mentioned above will be liable for the full term tuition amount (section A and section B courses).  Notice of withdrawal must be given to the college in writing to be eligible for any refund.

C.  What if I get halfway through the course and don’t finish it? Will I lose my money?

Yes. After the course begins students are responsible for the full tuition. Also, following the third week of the course you will receive a final grade whether you complete the work or not.

D.  Registration

Students will be added to the preliminary class list up to the course registration deadline which is the first of the month in which the course starts. Following the registration deadline students will then be officially registered for the course. After students are registered access to the online tutorial will be granted. Access to actual course materials will be granted three days prior to the course start.

E.  For Technical Help with the Online Course

Contact the Learning House Help Center at 1.866.259.4329 or click on the Help Center box on the upper left corner of the class website for login assistance.

F.  For Technical Help with Bryan email or e-Student account

Contact the Bryan College Help Desk at 1.800.277.9522 ext. 333 or .

G.  Password Reset (used to access Bryan email, e-Student account, and Library resources)

If you are experiencing difficulty logging in, you may reset your password here .

H.  End of Course

Courses end at midnight on Monday evening at the end of the last week. Assignments will not be accepted after the last night of the course unless prior arrangements have been made with the instructor. You may view your final grade using your eStudent account . Grades will typically be posted within three weeks after the end of the course.

I.  Making Payments

Payment is due in full one week prior to the course start date. In order to use financial aid your awards must be complete or pending. You can pay online through your estudent account or you can either call the business office at 423.664.9884 to pay by credit/debit card or you can mail a check to:

Bryan College
Attn: Business Office
721 Bryan Drive
Dayton, TN 37321

J.  Minimum hardware/software requirements

A Web-Cam is not required for these courses. Dial-up is not permitted.


  • Pentium II, 64 MB RAM
  • Windows 95 or later
  • Internet Connection (56kps or higher recommended)
  • Web browser (Internet Explorer 5.5+ or Netscape Communicator 7.0)  Plug-ins as required by the professors. 
  • Word Processor (Microsoft Word required)
  • Virus Protection (strongly recommended)


  • Apple Power Macintosh computer, 64MB RAM
  • MAC OS X or later
  • Internet Connection (56kps or higher recommended)
  • Web browser (For Macs, Internet Explorer 5.2 Mac edition or Netscape Communicator 7.0 edition)
  • Word Processor (Microsoft Word required)
  • Virus Protection (strongly recommended)

K.  Online Access

Before beginning an online course, students must complete the online orientation for Bryan College and Learning house. This orientation process can be accessed here .

Each course will begin weekly. The course sequence will run from Tuesday at 12:00 a.m. to Monday at 11:59 p.m. The course assignments for your course will follow this sequence.

L.  Submitting assignments

Assignments will be submitted using the online portal in which your course is hosted. Assignments will not be accepted through email to the instructor.

M.  Financial Aid

You must e-mail Vickie Patterson or call her at 423.775.7460 in our financial aid office prior to beginning any programs online. She will guide you through the process in applying for financial aid.

N.  Plagiarism

The Community Life Standards apply directly to the academic area through the Bryan College Honor Code. The Honor Code is simply stated: “Every student shall be honor bound to refrain from cheating (including plagiarism). Every student shall be honor bound to refrain from stealing. Every student shall be honor bound to refrain from lying. Any violation of this Honor Code can result in dismissal from the College.” The Bryan College Honor Code is designed to enhance academic uprightness on the campus.

Plagiarism defined: In an instructional setting, plagiarism occurs when a writer deliberately uses someone else’s language, ideas, or other original (not common-knowledge) material without acknowledging its source.

Full description can be found at our website here.

O.  Active military and veteran students

Veteran (GI Bill) Benefits

Students eligible to receive educational benefits through the Veterans Administration (VA) should contact the VA School Certifying Official who is housed in the Registrar’s Office. Please come by the office in Mercer 202, call us at 423.775.7237 or email us for more information. .

P,  Online Library

All of our online students have access to our online library . During your research course we will use this in detail; however, you can check out some of the features by logging in using your Bryan College username and password provided to you.