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The Brighton admissions office has listed the admissions requirements and other other important enrollment information below.

Admissions Procedures

Entrance Requirements

Interested candidates should submit at the time of enrollment:

  • A completed enrollment application via our Enrollment Page
  • Evidence of earning a high school diploma or GED, or the recognized equivalent. Official documents must be submitted within 90 days of enrollment.
    • Students who have attended an accredited university or college recognized by the U.S. Department of Education may submit an official school transcript in lieu of a high school diploma. The transcript must be mailed directly to Brighton from the university/college.
  • Brighton’s guidelines in regard to homeschooling verification include the submission of a high school transcript form, filled and signed by the parent/guardian/administrator who was in charge of teaching and record-keeping the lesson plans (if the parent registered with an independent educational institution in the State where both student/parent resides, the institution can provide this to Brighton). The required form must include the final grade per subject taught, the credit awarded, and GPA (Grade Point Average), as well as the years each course was taught (see sample attached). A signed diploma can be used in conjunction with the transcripts submitted by the parent/guarding/administrator, but not as a sole form of proof that the required didactic hours and academic subjects were taught at every level of each academic year. However, if an independent educational institution in the State is issuing the diploma, this can be a sole form of proof the student completed his/her high school hours/subjects required.
  • Sample Home School Verification form

Candidates for admission must meet the following requirements upon enrollment:

  • Be 18 years of age or older or provide permission from responsible parties to enroll
  • Have the ability to speak, read, and write English fluently
  • Have the ability to be self-motivated and work independently
  • Have the ability to use a personal computer and the internet
  • Have the ability to receive and send email
  • Nurse Paralegal students must submit evidence of L.P.N, R.N., B.S.N., or M.D. credential, or a two-year Associate Degree in Nursing.
    • In addition, LPN prospective students must submit transcripts from an LPN state approved program, an LPN license from the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-PN), and one year of working experience under the supervision of an RN or MD.

Brighton has several options to help you with your tuition. Please call the office so we can assist you with a plan that’s right for you.

Technical Requirements

  • Pentium 4 1 GHz (minimum) or higher processor
  • Microsoft Windows XP®, Vista®, 7 with latest service pack, Mac OS X (Unless otherwise noted in program specific requirements)
  • Active internet connection (High speed/Broadband connection required)
  • Sound card and speakers
  • Adobe Flash Player (ver. 10 or higher)
  • Windows Media Player (ver. 10 or higher) or Quicktime Player (ver. 7 or higher)
  • PDF reader
  • Internet Explorer 7.x/8.x or, Firefox 3.x, Chrome, or Safari 4.x or greater
  • Javascript and cookies must be enabled
  • 100+MB of hard drive space, 64+MB RAM
  • Operating System: Windows XP, Vista, 7
  • CD-ROM Drive: 4X or higher
  • Minimum screen resolution of 1024 x 768 with 16-bit high color
  • Sound: SoundBlaster-compatible, 16-bit or higher, sound card; speakers with headset jack recommended but optional since headset can be plugged directly into the sound card in most cases
  • Standard, single-prong transcription headset; stereo headphones okay; or, a USB transcription headset
  • Operating System: Windows XP w/Service Pack 2, Windows Vista, or Windows 7
  • Screen Resolution: 800 X 600 minimum
  • Recommended: Microsoft Access 2007 (Microsoft Access Runtime supplied on disk)

Note: Your operating system must meet the minimum system requirements. Windows XP Home and Mac are not supported by the HPI SUM nor MOSS 2.0 software programs.

Enrollment Dates

You may enroll for any program. We start students on the 15th and 30th of every month, unless the date falls on a weekend or holiday. Contact an Admissions Advisor to learn more. Enrollment applications are accepted throughout the year. An enrollment agreement is subject to final approval and acceptance by a Brighton school official. Upon satisfying the admissions requirements, an acceptance letter will be sent to the student. If the admissions requirements are not met, a denial letter will be sent to the student.

If for any reason you are not accepted into Brighton, all monies remitted with the Enrollment Application will be promptly returned.

Transfer of Credit

Credit for Previous Training

It is highly recommended a student complete all courses within the program of study. However, Brighton will evaluate a student’s previous coursework from an accredited college or university recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and grant appropriate credit when applicable. Determination of credit will be made upon receipt of and evaluation of an official transcript and course description. The total number of credits cannot exceed 50% of the credits in the student’s program. Please contact the Student Services Department for a Transfer of Credit form. Review the Transfer Credit section of the catalog for complete details of transferring credit.

Transfer of Credit Hours

Brighton neither guarantees nor implies that other institutions will accept credit hours earned at the College. A student who anticipates transferring to another institution should first contact the other institution to determine whether or not their credit hours will transfer. Policies governing the transferability of credits vary greatly from school to school.

Refund Calculation

Refund Calculation Details

Situation 1: Five-Day Cancellation: An applicant who provides written notice of cancellation within five (5) calendar days after signing an enrollment agreement is entitled to a refund of all monies paid. No later than 30 days of receiving the notice of cancellation, the school shall provide the 100% refund.

Situation 2: After the Five-Day Cancellation with no submissions: An applicant who provides written notice of cancellation after five days having not submitted any materials in a for credit course of signing an enrollment agreement is entitled to a refund of all monies paid. No later than 30 days of receiving the notice of cancellation, the school shall provide the 100% refund.

Situation 3: When a student cancels after completing at least one graded assignment but less than 50% of the graded assignments, the institution may retain the enrollment fee and a one-time registration fee of no more than 20% of the tuition not to exceed $200, plus a percentage of tuition paid by the student in accordance with the following schedule:

Up to and including completion of the first 10% of the course, 10% of the tuition after deducting the enrollment fee.

After completing more than 10% of the course and up to and including completion of 25% of the course, 25% of the tuition after deducting the enrollment fee.

After completing more than 25% of the course and up to and including completion of 50% of the course, 50% of the tuition after deducting the enrollment fee.

If the student completes more than half of the course, Brighton shall be entitled to retain the total course tuition. Any course in the program which has not been started but has been paid for will be entitled to a full refund. The refund amount of the course in progress shall be the ratio of completed lesson assignments received by the institution to the total lesson assignments required to complete the course.

If a student goes past the Terms of Agreement found in the enrollment agreement, Brighton shall be entitled to retain the full tuition of the program.

The Electronic Resource Fee (ERF), as disclosed in the enrollment agreement, will be a percentage based non-refundable item. The ERF will be calculated by the number of courses completed versus courses in the program. For instance, if the student completes 2 out of 7 courses, the percentage non-refundable would be 29% of the ERF. The courses that will count as completed will be any courses that are more than half way completed matching the Flex Time Refund Policy. For students who receive credit for transfer courses, the total of the course’s transfers will be deducted from the original ERF.

Brighton uses the cancellation/refund policy for third party funding. This complies with the information listed in the enrollment agreement and catalog according to DEAC.

View refund sample calculation here: Refund Sample

Refund Procedure

If for any reason you discontinue your studies, Brighton has established a cancellation and refund policy for your protection. A student may terminate an enrollment at any time by notifying Brighton in any manner.

Student Accounts
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Telephone: 800.354.1254
Fax: 602.212.0502