Welcome to Stratford UniversityA Personal Message from the PresidentDear Student,Thank you for the interest you have shown in ourprograms. You have taken the first step toward anexciting and rewarding career. For over forty years, wehave helped students just like you find a place on thecareer ladder of their choice. Many of whom are nowin management positions or own their own businesses.Stratford University provides programs that deliver the skills (or competencies) demanded byindustry. We have design our programs using input from industry advisory boards. More importantly,Stratford University provides a student-centered classroom environment. This means that our facultymembers are flexible and will accommodate students with different learning styles and modeswithout compromising employer-dictated standards. This dual focus, on the student and the employer,is the reason for our success and the success of our domestic and international graduates.The University’s faculty members have been hand-chosen for their teaching ability, personality traits,and experience in the field. In fact, the entire Stratford University staff works as a team to help yousucceed. Because of our commitment to your career success, the educational atmosphere in theschool is friendly, helpful, and knowledgeable.We have designed the placement and instructional programs so you can start in your new careersoon after graduation. Because of the quality of our educational product and the enthusiasm of ourstaff, we have an excellent placement record.Come and visit the school, even if only virtually, at Any member of the admissions,administration, or instructional teams would enjoy describing how Stratford can help you achieveyour goals. We look forward to welcoming you to the Stratford community.Richard R. Shurtz, II. PhDPresident1

2018-19 CATALOG TABLE OF CONTENTSGENERAL INFORMATIONMission.Instructional Philosophy .Public Services.History .Accreditation .Legal Control .New Delhi Campus .55555610ACADEMICS POLICIESAcademic Calendar.Course Methodology .Term and Credit System .Calculation of Credit.Definition of Courses .Mode of Delivery.Acceptance .Registration .Attendance Policy.Withdrawal Policy .Grading Policy .Honor Code .Standard Term of Non Attendance .13141414141516161717191921PAYMENT AND STUDENT ACCOUNTSTuition and Fees .Bank Loan .Refund Policy .Scholarship Programs .24242424UNDERGRADUATE POLICIESUndergraduate Admission .Placement Testing .Transfer Credit .Sources of Credit .Undergraduate Student Status .Satisfactory Academic Progress .Undergraduate Graduation Requirement .226282830303033

UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAMSArts and Sciences Courses .School of Business Administration .School of Computer Science and Information Technology .353637UNDERGRADUATE COURSE DESCRIPTIONS.39Graduate Admission .Transfer Credit .Sources of Credit .Graduate Student Status .Satisfactory Academic Progress .Graduate Graduation Requirement .525253535456GRADUATE POLICIESGRADUATE PROGRAMSSchool of Business Administration .School of Computer Science and Information Technology .5961GRADUATE COURSE DESCRIPTIONS .64STUDENT SERVICESAcademic Advising .Career Service Center .Student Support Service .Learning Recourse Center .International Student Office .Student Resources .757575757777UNIVERSITY POLICIESChanges to Catalog, Procedures, or Policy .Consumer Information .Formal Grievance Procedures .Non-Academic Dishonesty or Misconduct .Non-Discrimination Policy .Student Records and Release of Information .Campus Safety .Computer Specification .79797980818182833

General InformationSection ContentsMission.5Instructional Philosophy .5Public Services .5History .5Accreditation .5Legal Control .6New Delhi Campus . 104

Mission Stratford University is a private institution of higher learning. The studentbody is diverse, including recent high school graduates, workingprofessionals, international students, and persons desiring to change theircareer fields. The mission of Stratford University is to prepare students forrewarding careers through quality educational programs that meet thechanging needs of employers and the community. In order to meet thismission, the University offers a variety of certificate, diploma, associate’s,bachelor’s, and graduate programs in emerging and high employmentdemand fields. To meet the needs of a diverse community of learners, theUniversity provides education that balances technical, professional, andcritical thinking components. In pursuit of this mission, the Universityseeks to ensure:History Student’s career goals are met by matching students with appropriateprograms of studyA quality learning experience by employing faculty committed tolearning and who demonstrate excellent teaching skillsRelevant curricula through input from the governing board, advisoryboards, and graduatesStudent success through a comprehensive support program includingfinancial planning, academic assistance, and other student servicesInstructional PhilosophyThe face and climate of today’s business world is changing rapidly.Economic growth and the constantly changing needs of modern industriescan provide exciting and challenging opportunities for qualified graduates.Stratford University is at the forefront of these changes and is dedicated toassisting graduates with employment in the evolving job market. TheUniversity’s innovative approach to education helps graduates gain theskills and self-confidence needed to be successful.Stratford University seeks to provide students with the relevant skills andknowledge to lead them to satisfying careers while maximizing their personaland academic growth. The University is able to achieve these goals throughcarefully-planned academic programs and career advising, including timelycurriculum revisions, hands-on learning experiences in appropriateundergraduate courses, and individual help. Instructional Focus: Programs are directed toward specificinstructional goals coupled with small class size. All curricula,presentations, supportive reference materials, and student-teacherinteractions are collectively driven by this strategy.Communication: Effective use of communication reinforces theinstructional message. Creative seating arrangements and small groupprojects are used to encourage student to student and student toteacher interaction. Programs are structured to cultivate anenvironment of teamwork.Self-Discovery: Hands-on learning using actual equipment is essentialto the University’s instructional methodology. The University recognizeshands-on learning as a key to long-term retention of information. Inthe final analysis, the University combines sound instructionaltechnology with an insight into the career market to produce avaluable and unique educational experience.Richard Shurtz Sr. established American Transportation Institute (ATI) in1976. ATI offered certificate programs in the transportation industry. Theprograms included training for travel agents, hotel and restaurantmanagement, and bartenders. The single Falls Church campus featured anon-site travel agency which worked with airline and railroad travel. Dr.Richard Shurtz, II and Mary Ann Shurtz took over the company in 1986.ATI became Stratford College in 1998 and began offering associate’s degreeprograms in culinary arts and information technology. Dr. Shurtz namedthe college after Stratford-upon-Avon and his love of literature and travel.In 2001, Stratford College began offering master’s degrees and becameStratford University. The University is dedicated to changing with the timesto provide its students with education in high-demand industries.Public ServiceStratford University understands that community service contributes to itsmission. To this end, the University maintains effective and continuouscommunity relations. The University is involved in activities at the national,regional, and local levels. The program representatives are continuallydeveloping relationships with various persons and organizations. TheUniversity strives to provide and support organizations for the homeless,veterans, and women in need.AccreditationStratford University is accredited by the Accrediting Council for IndependentColleges and Schools (ACICS) to award certificate, diploma, associate’s,bachelor’s, and master’s degrees. ACICS is recognized by the Council forHigher Education Accreditation (CHEA), a national advocate andinstitutional voice for self-regulation of academic quality throughaccreditation. CHEA is an association of 3,000 degree-granting collegesand universities and recognizes 60 institutional and programmaticaccrediting organizations.Stratford University is certified to operate by the State Council ofHigher Education for Virginia (SCHEV) to operate campuses inVirginia.5

The undergraduate and graduate programs are approved for federal studentfinancial aid by the U.S. Department of Education. The University has theauthority to issue I-20s by the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Servicefor F-1 visas. All programs have been approved for the training of veterans.The Virginia and the District of Columbia Rehabilitation Services approveall programs.The Maryland Higher Education Commission (MHEC) has approvedStratford University to operate a campus in Baltimore, Maryland. StratfordUniversity carefully monitors developments in Maryland state law and actspromptly to meet all requirements.A copy of the documentation describing the institution’s licensure,registration, authorization, or certification is made available to any enrolledor prospective student upon request. To make this request contact StratfordUniversity Compliance Manager: [email protected] Online College Library Center (OCLC) Eastern, MemberService Members Opportunity Colleges Consortium, MemberNorthern Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators,Member Southern Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators,Member Virginia Career College Association, Board Member Virginia Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators, MemberIndia Campus is also a member of: Confederation of Indian Industries (CII) National Human Resource Development (NHRD) Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI)Awards and HonorsThe Virginia Board of Nursing provisionally approves the Bachelor ofScience in Nursing program to accept students. Students are eligible to sitfor the NCLEX-RN examination after graduating from the program. Thebaccalaureate program at Stratford University is accredited by theCommission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), One DuPont Circle,NW, Suite 530, Washington, DC 20036, (202) 887-6791. The Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools accredits the programat some of the Virginia campuses. Please see the program description inthis catalog for details.Stratford University is a proprietary institution of higher education and is awholly owned subsidiary of Stratford University, Inc. The control of Universityoperations rests with its Board of Trustees, which is composed of thefollowing members:Collegiate Memberships and AffiliationsStratford University is proud of its industry and educational affiliations andcontinues to expand these relationships. It establishes a broad range ofcontacts for graduates. Some of these contacts include: 6American Culinary Federation Foundation Accrediting Commission,Accredited MemberAmerican Hotel and Lodging Association, PartnerAssociation of Private Sector Colleges and Universities, MemberCareers through Culinary Arts Program (CCAP), Supporting MemberCouncil on Hotel, Restaurant, and Institutional Education, MemberNational Association of Foreign Student Advisors (NAFSA), MemberNational Association of Veteran’s Program AdministratorsNational Healthcareer Association (NHA), MemberNational League for Nursing (NLN), MemberNational Student Nurse Association (NSNA), Chapter MemberNorthern Virginia Technology Council, MemberNorthern Virginia Workforce Investment Board, Member Dr. Richard R. Shurtz, II, Stratford University president, won the2009 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year award in GreaterWashington for the Government/Education Services categoryStratford University was ranked as one of the Top 100 GraduateDegree Producers for All Disciplines in 2009 by Diverse EducationLegal ControlFrank Turnage, Chairman of the BoardRichard Shurtz, Secretary to the BoardRichard AndersonVeer V. BhartiyaDr. Michael HillyardTariq KhanEd MeehanCraig QuigleyDaniel WoodleyThe Stratford University Board of Trustees is the designated policy-makingagency for Stratford University, Inc. and shall have all of the powers andduties to ensure all University departments comply with the policies,procedures, and regulations of all accrediting bodies. University

Administration is located at 3201 Jermantown Road, Suite 500, Fairfax, VA22030.University AdministrationAlexandria Campus2900 Eisenhower Avenue, Alexandria, VA 22314(571) 699-3200(800) 444-0804 toll freeDr. Richard R. Shurtz, II President, Chief Executive OfficerMary Ann ShurtzExecutive Vice PresidentJohn Dovi, CPAChief Financial OfficerKevin CoughenourChief Information OfficerFeroze KhanVice President, International DevelopmentDr. James J. FlaggertVice President, Accreditation and LicensureDr. A. Lee SmithVice President, Faculty and Academic AffairsCampus DescriptionThe Alexandria campus is nearly 60,000 square feet. The campus is locatedadjacent to the I-495 on Eisenhower Avenue. Parking and building entryoccupy the first floor, with reception and campus administration on thesecond floor. Classrooms occupy the second, third, fourth, and fifth floors.In addition, the campus has a large auditorium, computer and healthsciences labs, a spacious learning resource center, student break areas,private student guidance and advising rooms, faculty offices, and a modernadministrative work space. The campus has ample lighted, covered parkingin the adjacent parking garage, pleasant landscaping, and easy access tonearby businesses and restaurants.DirectionsFrom points north: Take I-495 S/I-95 S toward Richmond. Take exit176B/VA-241N/Telegraph Road; keep right at fork toward Pershing Avenue.Turn right onto Stovall Street and take first right onto Eisenhower Avenue.Make a U-turn at Bluestone Road. The campus is on the left.From points south: Take I-95 N and exit at 174/Eisenhower Avenue. Turnright onto Eisenhower Avenue; the campus is on the right.By Metro: From the Eisenhower station, go west on Eisenhower Avenue 4/5 of a mile. Turn left at Mill Road and take the service drive approximately500 yards. From the Van Dorn station, take the Metro Bus to the AlexandriaTech Center stop. Come in and turn right at the circular drive.7

Falls Church CampusGlen Allen Campus7777 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church, VA 22043(703) 821-8570(800) 444-0804 toll free11104 West Broad Street, Glen Allen, VA 23060(804)290-4231(877)373-5173 toll freeCampus DescriptionCampus DescriptionThe Falls Church campus is 53,000 square feet and located near Tyson'sCorner in Falls Church, VA. Reception, the Office of Admissions, the Officeof the Registrar, Learning research center, International Student Office,and Office of Student Accounts occupy the lobby level. Classrooms arelocated at the first, second, third, fourth and fifth floors. The Falls Churchcampus has 22 classrooms. The University offers fine dining to the publicin the Escoffier Dining Room. The campus has access to many off-sitedining establishments. The parking lot surrounding the building is freeand available during campus hours.The Glen Allen campus opened in October 2010 and is located in a53,000 square foot building. The campus has a large auditorium; healthsciences, culinary, and computer labs; learning resource center; studentbreak areas; private student guidance and advising rooms; faculty offices;and a modern administrative work space. There is a child care serviceoffered on-campus available to students. The campus has ample lightedparking for students and visitors and pleasant landscaping. The Glen Allencampus has 22 classrooms. The University offers fine dining in the LucienOlivier Dining Room. The campus has access to many off-site diningestablishmentsDirectionsFrom I-495/Capital Beltway: Take exit 47B, Route 7 East/Leesburg Pike,toward Falls Church. Turn right at the first light onto Ramada Road. StratfordUniversity is on the left.From I-66: Take exit 66, Route 7 West/Leesburg Pike, toward Tyson'sCorner. Route 66 inside the Capital Beltway has HOV restrictions, pleasepay attention to signs. Turn left at Ramada Road (on the right is LisleAvenue), just before I-495/Capital Beltway. Stratford University is on theleft.By Metrorail and Metro Bus: Take the Orange Line (Vienna) Metrorail tothe West Falls Church Metro Station. Take the Westbound 28A or 28BMetro Bus to the Leesburg Pike and Lisle Avenue stop. Cross over Route 7,Leesburg Pike, to Ramada Road. Stratford University is on the left.8DirectionsFrom points north: Take I-95 South to exit 84B/Charlottesville. Take exit43D on left to US-1 South/Richmond. Keep left at the fork and follow signsfor I-295/I-52W/Charlottesville and merge onto I-295. Take exit 53B to I64 East. Take exit 178A and merge onto W. Broad Street toward ShortPump. The campus is on the right.From points south: Take US-1 North/US-301; merge onto VA-288 Southvia the ramp to I-95. Take the exit onto I-95 toward Richmond. Take slightright at I-64 West and take exit 178A to merge onto W. Broad Street towardShort Pump. The campus is on the right.From I-64: Take exit 178A to merge onto W. Broad Street toward ShortPump. The campus is on the right

Newport News CampusVirginia Beach Campus836 J. Clyde Morris Boulevard, Newport News, VA 23601(757) 873-4235(855) 873-4235 toll free555 South Independence Boulevard, Virginia Beach, VA 23452(757) 497-4466(866)528-8363 toll freeCampus DescriptionCampus DescriptionThe Newport News campus opened in May 2012 and is a 63,000 squarefoot facility. The campus has a learning resource center; a large auditorium;health sciences, culinary, and computer labs; learning resource center;student break areas; private student guidance and advising rooms; facultyoffices; and a modern administrative work space. The campus has amplelighted parking for students and visitors and pleasant landscaping. TheNewport News campus has 19 classrooms.The Virginia Beach campus was built in 2013, is 61,000 square feet, andlocated in Virginia's beautiful tidewater region. The campus has anauditorium; dining room; health sciences, culinary, and computer labs; alearning resource center; private student guidance and advising rooms;student break areas; and a modern faculty/administrative staff work space.The campus has ample lighted parking for students and visitors and pleasantlandscaping. The Virginia Beach campus has 19 classrooms. The parkinglot surrounding the building is free and available during campus hours.DirectionsTake I-64; take exit 258A to merge onto US-17 South/J. Clyde MorrisBoulevard. Make a U-turn at Diligence Drive; the campus is on the right.DirectionsFrom I-64 E: Take exit 282, US-13N/Northampton Boulevard towardChesapeake Bay/Bridge Tunnel. Exit onto VA-225S/IndependenceBoulevard. The campus is on the right.From I-264: Take Exit 17A, Independence Blvd/Princess Anne Rd. Exitonto VA-225S/Independence Boulevard. The campus is on the right9

Woodbridge CampusNew Delhi NCR, Campus14349 Gideon Drive, Woodbridge, VA 22192(703)897-1982(888)546-1250 toll freeStratford University operates an additional location and a learning site inNew Delhi, India.Plot No. 01B, Sector 126, Noida, Uttar Pradesh-201303Phone: 120-4064000/001 Website: DescriptionThe Woodbridge campus opened in March 2009 and is located in a43,000 square foot building adjacent to Potomac Mills Mall. The campushas a group lecture area; health sciences, culinary, and computer labs; alearning resource center; private student guidance and advising rooms;and student break areas. The campus has ample lighted parking for studentsand visitors and pleasant landscaping. The Woodbridge campus has 19classrooms. The University offers fine dining in the Carême Dining Room.The campus has access to many off-site dining establishments.DirectionsFrom I-95: Take exit 156/Dale City. Stay to the right after exiting and turnright at the stoplight. Continue straight onto Gideon Drive. The campus islocated on the corner of Gideon Drive and Telegraph Road.Campus DescriptionThe New Delhi, NCR campus is located in Noida, Sector 126 just at thestarting of Noida Expressway and adjacent to Mayoor School. It is a hugecampus of around 46,000 square feet in area spreading over six floors.The huge and sprawling reception of the campus is spread over the entireground floor. The first-floor houses the Admission office, the CampusDirector’s office and also all the Administrative offices. . The class rooms,library and Pearson Test Centre occupy the second floor of the buildingalong with the activity area.The campus has its own parking facility in thebasement.DirectionsNoida is very well connected both by Metro rail and roadways.From points west: Take I-66 East to exit 44, towards Manassas/ Dumfries,and merge onto VA-234. Turn left onto VA-642W/Hoadly Road. Turn leftonto Gideon Drive. The campus is located on the corner of Gideon Driveand Telegraph Road.From points east: From I-495/Capital Beltway, take I-95 South to exit 156,Dale City. Stay to the right after exiting and turn right at the stoplight.Continue straight onto Gideon Drive. The campus is located on the cornerof Gideon Drive and Telegraph Road.10By Metro - There are two Metro stops that are close to the campus. Thenearest one is Okhla Bird Sanctuary which is around 1.8 km from thecampus. The other one is Botanical Garden which is around 6 km fromhere. Get down at any one of them and get a bus or auto to the campus.By Bus – Noida is well connected by buses from Delhi and its adjoiningareas. Get down at Botanical Garden bus stop and take a cab or auto to thecampus.

CorporateNameCharu ModiTitleVice-Chairperson & Chief ExecutiveOfficerCampus DirectorAmit PrasadDr. Asma Rashied ShoraSatyam KhatriAlpana SarkarDr. Preeti BalaAjay Kumar UpadhyayShiv KumarTanuja SehgalHimantika SharmaRajat AroraNidhi TandonAnil AroraSubham SinghAcademicsProgram Lead - ITProgram Lead – BusinessProgram Lead – Gen EdFaculty - ITAssistant RegistrarStudent Service Sr. ManagerAcademic CounselorLibrarianStudent Support ServicesManager - Student SupportFinance and AccountsSr. Manager- Finance & AccountsManager FinanceAccount ExecutiveAdmissions and Continuing EducationTamana SahaniManagerRahul MehtaAssistant ManagerSandeep VermaInternational Student AdvisorCorporateHead Corporate SalesAssistant ManagerPankaj SahijwaniNidhi AroraSandeep Singh ChauhanRoma ChhabraPrashant PandeyAdministrationAdmin ExecutiveReceptionistInformation TechnologyAsst. Manager-IT11

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The University's faculty members have been hand-chosen for their teaching ability, personality traits, and experience in the field. In fact, the entire Stratford University staff works as a team to help you succeed. Because of our commitment to your career success, the educational atmosphere in the school is friendly, helpful, and knowledgeable.