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    Admission & Policies*





    A prospective student in the professional Massage Therapy Program must produce the following information for admission to the program:
    1. Tour the facility and pass a comprehensive interview with the director ending in a satisfactory recommendation to move forward with the process.
    2. Completed Application along with a non-refundable $100.00 administrative fee.
    3. High School Transcript or Completion of GED.
    4. Brief Autobiography
    5. Two Letters of Recommendation

    Grading Policy

    Students are guaranteed privacy of their records and allowed access to their student files. Students are graded on written and practical tests, homework and special projects. Letter-Grades are given and are used on the following scale:

    100-94 A

    93-86 B

    85-76 C

    75-70 D

    Any grade falling below 70 is considered failing.

    Semester grades are available for review at the end of each session.  In general, a passing grade in an academic course signifies a minimum of a seventy percent grade on tests, as well as written and practical exams and satisfactory and timely completion of all assignments, reports, journals, etc.

    A passing grade in a massage or personal growth course is determined by individual instructors and based on particular goals of these courses as a published and explained in the course syllabus and again in the instructor’s introduction at the beginning of the course. A grade of incomplete is given in rare cases; all course work, including make-up work, must be completed within two weeks of the beginning of the following session.  All clinical and any make-up work must be completed with-in the following session.*

    Graduation Requirements – Complete all course requirements, payment of all tuition and fees, complete exit exam with a minimum grade of 85%, and finish all clinical massage hours within 90 days from the published date of the last day of class in which student is enrolled, unless granted an extension (fee applies) by the director.

    *Satisfactory progress, as it pertains to Title IV, Department of Education, is outlined in the Student Handbook.


    Student Rights & Privacy

    All student information is strictly confidential.  Information is relapsed only with written permissions from the student.

    Leave of Absence

    When necessary, a student may take one session of “leave of absence” upon the approval of the Director.

    Inclement Weather

    Classes will be cancelled due to snow or inclement weather when Memphis City Schools OR Shelby County schools are cancelled.


    Academic questions and proposals may originate with any person at the school.  Academic policy decisions are made through an academic council composed of school owners and administrative personnel.   Grievances may be taken to the Director who will establish a hearing for that purpose*.

    *If a complaint is not settled at the institutional level, the student may contact the Tennessee Higher Education Commission, Nashville, TN 37243-0830

    Transfer of Credits

    The Tennessee Higher Education Commission required disclosure statement:

    Transfer-ability of Credits

    “Credits earned at Tennessee School of Massage may not transfer to another educational institution. Credits earned at another educational institution may not be accepted by The Tennessee School of Massage. You should obtain confirmation that The Tennessee School of Massage will accept any credits you have earned at another educational institution before you execute an enrollment contract or agreement. You should also contact any educational institutions that you may want to transfer credits earned at The Tennessee School of Massage to determine if such institutions will accept credits earned at The Tennessee School of Massage prior to executing an enrollment contract or agreement. The ability to transfer credits from The Tennessee School of Massage to another educational institution may be very limited. Your credits may not transfer and you may have to repeat courses previously taken at The Tennessee School of Massage if you enroll in another educational institution. You should never assume that credits will transfer to or from any educational institution. It is highly recommended and you are advised to make certain that you know the transfer of credit policy of The Tennessee School of Massage and of any other educational institutions you may in the future want to transfer the credits earned at The Tennessee School of Massage before you execute an enrollment contract or agreement.”


    *Policies posted on the website are general guidelines ONLY.  Each student must adhere to the policies outlined in their individual catalogs that were in force as of their individual program start dates.