Minimum requirements for acceptance into our IACT program includes all of the following:
- Completed application and resume,
- Scheduled interview with our training staff,
- At least 18 years of age as of the first day of class (acceptable proof includes Driver’s License, State-Issued ID, Birth Certificate, or Passport),
- US citizenship (acceptable proof includes Birth Certificate, Passport, Naturalization Certificate, DHS Form 1-9, or DD Form 1966).
We reserve the right to request the following documents, if applicable:
- Honorable Discharge or General Discharge Under Honorable Conditions (Proof of discharge includes DD214),
- High School completion documents,
- Transcripts from any/all education and training,
- Completion of criminal background check.
All students are expected to act with the highest standards of professional conduct and ethics at all time, as is befitting all intelligence and cyber professionals. Behavior that is disruptive, unethical, illegal, threatening, or destructive will not be tolerated. All students must understand and abide by our written Standards of Conduct policy. Students will acknowledge and sign the Standards as part of their enrollment agreement and then re-sign and re-acknowledge the conduct policy guidance on the first day of class. Students who fail to follow these Standards of Conduct will be dismissed from our training program and their application for a security clearance will be withdrawn.
The examples below (while not all-inclusive), violate our Standards of Conduct:
- Failure to observe security regulations which have been communicated to the students, including unauthorized use of our badges or permitting any other person to use one of our badges to access facilities.
- Insubordination, including, but not limited to, failure or refusal to obey the orders or instructions of the School Director, Training Director, Program Manager, classroom instructor, or other proper authority; the use of threatening or abusive language toward any member of our staff, or refusal to fully disclose or intentionally falsify information in any phase of the background investigation process.
- Inefficient or careless student performance, including failure to follow standard program operating procedures or policies, failure to demonstrate reasonable standards of classroom participation, team collaboration, individual performance to meet established coursework timeliness. Academic dishonesty (cheating) will not be tolerated!
- Excessive tardiness. Failure to inform our training staff promptly by telephone, email, or other timely means when unable to report for class. Weekly attendance standards required for state accreditation are outlined on this website and in our course catalog.
- Unauthorized possession or use of firearms or weapons, explosive materials, cameras, or recording equipment on our premises.
- Falsifying training application, personnel security questionnaires, or other training records.
- Altering individual attendance sheet, recording on another student’s attendance sheet, or allowing or instructing someone else to record hours on the student’s own attendance sheet, and/or recording false time signing in or out.
- Failing to properly maintain our confidential or proprietary information.
- Violating our stated Nondiscrimination Policy by not demonstrating sensitivity to and respect for any student or applicant because of the reasons listed in our Nondiscrimination Policy on this website and in our course catalog.
Students are expected to attend class in business casual attire (we will provide guidelines) as part of the professional development portion of our course. You need to get accustomed to analyzing, writing, briefing, and responding to questions in the same attire you would be expected to wear every day as an intelligence professional.
Our School Director has the authority to dismiss any student, based on documentation and recommendation of the Training Director, who violates our published policies. We will maintain a permanent record of the expulsion in the student’s file.
We do not discriminate against any student or applicant because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor. This policy shall include, but not be limited to, the following: admission policies, scholarship and loan programs, or other programs.
It is our goal to maximize the educational experience of this course for all students. If you have special needs as addressed by the Americans with Disabilities Act, and need any test, course instruction, or course materials provided in an alternative format, please notify the instructor as soon as possible and contact the Wright State Office of Disability Services.
Phone: 937-775-5680; TTY: 937-775-5844
Tuition for the IACT program is $9,995. Students will not be responsible for any increase in fees or tuition after the first day of class. Tuition includes any course materials or textbooks used in the program but does not cover housing and other living expenses. Students from outside the Dayton area will need to find their own housing arrangements. Feel free to contact us for housing suggestions.
Students are required to pay tuition for the IACT program not later than the end of the first week of each term. Tuition can be paid in one of two ways.
(1) Tuition can be paid in full at the beginning of the course, or
(2) Tuition can be paid in two segments:
- Term 1 (Weeks 1-5): $4,997.50 due by the end of Week 1 of training.
- Term 2 (Weeks 6-10): $4,997.50 due by the end of Week 6 of training.
The IACT program is approved for all Chapters of Veterans Administration Educational Benefits. Qualified veterans and their family members may be eligible to use educational benefits to offset the cost of IACT training. VA Educational Benefits may vary. Students using VA benefits are required to submit a copy of all prior study that is related to the IACT program before beginning classes. The School Director will evaluate the official transcripts and documentation of this previous education—that is current within the last three years—and determine if any credit will be given to the student for previous work completed; however, we typically do not award transfer hours. Of note, students cannot receive VA pay during the optional 4-week experiential learning exercise. Always consult with your VA counselor. More information regarding VA Educational Benefits is available at www.gibill.va.gov.
Students must remain in good standing with our training program (as described in our Standards of Conduct and Grounds for Dismissal section on our website and in our course catalog), successfully complete the course’s instruction with a passing grade (as explained in our Grading System and Policies section on our website and in our course catalog), and be present for at least 90% of the entire program (as explained in our Attendance Policy section on our website and in our course catalog) in order to receive his/her Certificate in Intelligence Analysis. If a student does not meet the program requirements, he/she will receive a warning, then be placed on probation, and finally withdrawn from the program and issued individual certificates for each of the blocks he/she successfully completed (as described in our Warning & Probation Periods, plus Dismissal section on our website and in our course catalog). Students wishing to attend the optional 4-week experiential learning exercise must meet our graduation requirements and be recommended by the WSARC training staff.
Students who have been withdrawn from the program by the training staff due to academic or attendance issues (as laid out in the below Probation Period section), cannot apply for re-admission to the program for one year. The student must clearly demonstrate the steps taken to resolve the previous issues causing the unsatisfactory progress or conduct. Students may apply for re-admission once per program. Re-admission to the IACT program is not guaranteed and is addressed on a case-by-case basis by the School Director, upon advice from the Director of Training. The School Director can also decide whether to grant the student “transfer credits” for portions of the class completed successfully during their last admission. Students re-entering the program will be subject to any updated admission procedures, policies, tuition, and fees.
We are required by the State of Ohio Board of Career Colleges and Schools to outline our refund policy. First, students who withdraw from the program before the first day of class are eligible for a 100% refund of their paid tuition. After class begins, students are eligible for the following refunds based on the last day of their attendance:
- A student who withdraws from the program before the academic term is 15% complete will be obligated to pay for 25% of the tuition for that academic term. (0-15% complete= 75% refund to student).
- A student who withdraws from the program when the academic term is 16%-25% complete will be obligated to pay 50% of the tuition for that academic term. (16-25% complete=50% refund to student).
- A student who withdraws from the program when the academic term is 26%-40% complete will be obligated to pay 75% of the tuition for that academic term. (26-40% complete=25% refund to student).
- A student who withdraws from the program when the academic term is more than 40% complete will not be entitled to a refund of the tuition for that academic term. (41% or greater complete=No refund to student).
VA Refund Policy: In the event that veterans or their eligible persons sponsored as students under Chapters 30, 32, 33, 35, of Title 38 and Chapter 1606 of Title 10 U.S. Code, fail to enter the Program or withdraw or are discontinued therefrom at any time prior to completion, the amount charged for tuition shall not exceed the approximate pro rata portion of the total charges for tuition that the length of the program bears to its total length. A registration fee of $10 will not be refundable; any amount beyond that is subject to pro ration and refund (CFR 21.4254(c)(13).
Please apply early! Our program has a 15-student minimum requirement. We reserve the right to cancel the training program if written notice is submitted to enrolled students within five calendar days of the start date of the upcoming training program. For students applying to our program through their home universities (to receive academic credit and utilize their school’s financial aid benefits), we recommend not waiting until your final semester to apply for our program in case we do not reach our minimum for that semester.