The Professional Golfers Career College is accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools to award a Specialized Associates Degree.
The Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools is listed as a nationally recognized accrediting agency by the United States Department of Education and is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.
The Professional Golfers Career College has entered into an articulation agreement with the University of Wisconsin-Stout. Learn more about the GEM Program here.
As well, the college retains the right to enter into agreements with other colleges or universities at any time.
Objective of Program
The occupational objective of the two-academic-year Specialized Associate Degree Program is Professional Golf Management. The curriculum is designed to cover an area of general education subjects and also specific related professional golf management topics. These include classes such as Golf Operations, and Marketing. Students are also taught public relations skills, golf teaching skills, Country Club Management, and Golf Club Design. Each class is designed to measure the student’s progress through exams. These exams may be written, oral, or skill demonstrations, which would include some of our golf classes.
This program of study is designed to prepare students for the types of occupations listed below. The occupations listed are based on federal government information and represent the types of positions for which the program generally prepares graduates. The College makes no representation or warranty that its graduates have obtained these positions or that any future graduates will obtain these positions.
- Head Golf Professionals
- Assistant Golf Professionals
- Outside/Inside Services
- Golf Instructors
- Directors of Golf
- General Managers
- Directors of Instruction
- High School/College Golf Coaches
- Golf Clinicians
- Course Superintendents
- Merchandise Representatives
- Sales Executives
- Tournament Directors
- Rules Officials
Gainful Employment Disclosures
IMPORTANT NOTICE: The following consumer information is provided as required by federal regulations. This information is based on current and historical data and does not constitute a promise or guarantee of future performance. There are many factors that will change the cost of a program, the time to complete the program, or the amount of debt that an individual may incur in order to complete the program, including transfer credits, eligibility for grants, course failures, and non-continuous attendance. These figures represent general program information that depends on individual situations, and the Professional Golfers Career College makes any guarantee or warranty, either expressed or implied. The College reserves the right to adjust tuition and fees and to add or delete programs of study at any time, in accordance with applicable statutes and regulations.
|Cost of Program|
|Tuition and fees:||$32,000|
|On-Campus room & board||Not Offered|
|Tuition includes all of the academic classes plus green fees, lessons from our golf staff, and range balls. Fees include: Administration, Library and Information Resource Network, Internet Access, Tournament Fees, Computer Lab, Club Repair Lab.|
|The amount quoted is the typical cost of a program that does not factor in individual circumstances such as transfer credits, course failures, and price changes. The College does not offer on-campus room and board. The Professional Golfers Career College makes any guarantee or warranty, either expressed or implied.|
|In addition to any grant aid for which they are eligible, graduates may use loans to finance their education. The median loan debt for program graduates is as follows.|
|Private Educational Loans:||$9,177|
|The median loan debt is calculated based on students who graduated between January 1, 2010 and December 31, 2010. An individual’s loan debt will vary based on individual factors such as a student’s decision to pay for the program from sources other than student loans or to borrow more than is needed to pay the direct costs of education, course failures, and program changes. Private educational loan data are based only on information reported to the College.|
|Reported completion time for this program, assuming continuous, full-time enrollment
This program is designed to take 16 months to complete.
100% of graduates from this program finished in this time.
100% of graduates from this program finished within 150% of this time.
|The length of the program will vary based on individual circumstances such as failing or retaking a course or courses.|
|The job placement rate for students who complete the program is 90%.|
|The job placement rate is based on the cumulative results of graduates from all Professional Golfers Career College campuses. The placement rate is calculated using the formula promulgated by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools for 2015. The College makes no promise or guarantee of employment.|
Campus Security Report
You can view the official report at: http://ope.ed.gov/security/Index.aspx
Preliminary 2015 CAR Report
Professional Golfers Career College – Hilton Head – Bluffton, SC
Professional Golfers Career College – Temecula, CA
“Graduates Unavailable for Employment” means the graduates who, after graduation, die, become incarcerated, are called to active military duty, are international students that leave the United States or do not have a visa allowing employment in the United States, or are continuing their education in an accredited or bureau-approved postsecondary institution.
Additional Consumer Information
Here are links to full reports which expand upon the consumer information reported upon this page:
- School Performance Fact Sheet
- DAAPP (Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention Progam)
- Annual Security Report
- BPPE 2014 Annual Report
- Gainful Employment Disclosure
Satisfactory Academic Progress
A student enrolled in the occupational associate degree program at the Professional Golfers Career College must meet the following minimum standards in order to be considered achieving Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP). These SAP standards apply to all students. Progress is evaluated at the end of each semester and prior to the disbursement of Federal Student Aid (if applicable).
Full-Time Status: The minimum course load for a full-time student is 12 credits. Students are advised to enroll in and maintain an average of 15 credits.
Time Frame for Completion of Program: A student is required to complete the program in which he/she has enrolled, in a period not to exceed 1.5 times the standard program length. Program length is defined as the number of semester credits required to complete the program which at the Professional Golfers Career College is 72 semester credits. The maximum time frame to complete the occupational associate degree program is 108 attempted credit hours. Students must achieve a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 and successfully complete 68% of credits attempted in order to graduate from the program. Students who do not complete the program within the maximum time frame are not eligible to receive a Professional Golfers Career College degree.
Grade Point Average and Course Completion Percentage Requirements: A student’s GPA will be evaluated for satisfactory progress at the end of each semester. Any student who fails to maintain a 2.0 cumulative grade point average (CGPA) or successfully complete 68% of credits attempted will be placed on Warning or Probation. Students will be notified in writing if they fail to meet SAP.
WARNING: Students on Warning remain eligible for Student Federal Aid and no appeal is necessary. A student on Warning is required to meet periodically with his/her class Coach, to review his/her progress. At the end of the semester in which the student corrects the deficiency, the student will be deemed to be making SAP and removed from Warning. Students who fail to achieve the minimum standard will be dismissed unless he/she files an appeal and the appeal is granted (See Appeal Process below).
PROBATION: If a student is granted an appeal, the student will be placed on Probation for one additional semester. A student on Probation is eligible to receive Federal Student Aid. Failure to make SAP by the end of the semester will be dismissed from the College as a regular student.
Academic Plan: Once placed on probation, an Academic Plan will be put into place. The Academic Plan will serve as a road map to guide a student toward meeting his/her SAP goal within a specified time and method. The plan will be designed by the President/Executive Director and communicated to the student in writing. The plan that is implemented will be regularly evaluated and refined as internal and external developments warrant. The maximum time period an individual Academic Plan is put into place is two consecutive terms. While on an Academic Plan, the student is required to attend academic advising sessions.
Extended Enrollment Status: A student who has been dismissed from the College may make a request to remain enrolled in Extended Enrollment Status after the lapse of one semester of non-enrollment. Students in Extended Enrollment Status are seeking to address and improve the academic deficiencies that caused them not to be making SAP. Students in Extended Enrollment Status are charged tuition, but they are not eligible for FSA. A student who reestablishes SAP by improving his/her CGPA and course completion percentage to the minimum required while on Extended Enrollment Status may apply for reinstatement as a regular student and to regain eligibility for FSA.
Also, at the 150 percent checkpoint, if the student has not satisfactorily completed the program, the student may be terminated and will lose any further FSA eligibility for that program.
Appeal Process: A student who is not making SAP and who believes that there are mitigating or extenuating circumstances that led to the failure to maintain satisfactory progress may appeal by written request to the President/Executive Director for a review of the situation. Mitigating circumstances may include injury or illness, the death of a relative, or other special circumstances. The written appeal should be submitted to the President/Executive Director within 5 business days after notification. The appeal should be accompanied by supporting documentation regarding why the student failed and what changed in the student’s situation that will allow him/her to make SAP at the next evaluation. The appeal process will also consider if the student will meet SAP standards after the subsequent semester. The President/Executive Director shall conduct the review. Should the appeal be granted, the student will receive one additional semester in which to regain SAP. If at the end of that period the student is still not making SAP, the student will be dismissed. Any decision resulting from the review of a mitigating circumstances appeal is final and may not be further appealed. The result of the appeal (approved or denied) will be provided to the student in writing and cataloged in the Student Information System.
When the College grants a student’s appeal for unusual and/or mitigating circumstances, it is not eliminating or disregarding any grades or credits attempted in the calculation of a student’s SAP standing. The student’s credits attempted, CGPA, and SAP standing will remain the same. When an appeal is granted, the College is acknowledging that, because of the specified unusual circumstances, the student will continue to receive FSA for which he or she is otherwise eligible even though he or she falls below the published SAP standard in the Probation status.
Treatment of Transfer Credits: Students may request to transfer in credits from another accredited college following the Transfer Acceptance Policy. Any such courses which are accepted in transfer will be included in the credits attempted and the credits earned. Transfer credits are not included when calculating the CGPA.
Treatment of Repeat Courses: Courses may be repeated for the purpose of establishing a GPA or CGPA and improving academic standing. Each attempt counts in the computation of successful completion percentages, but only the highest grade earned will be included in the computation of the GPA and CGPA.
Treatment of Incomplete Courses: Incomplete grades are assigned to those students who fail to complete any required course work by the end of the semester and who obtain prior approval of their instructor. This grade is not included in the calculation of the CGPA but will count as hours attempted for the purpose of calculating the successful course completion percentage.
Treatment of Withdrawals: Students who withdraw from a course during the drop/add period receive no grade penalty, and the course is not considered as credit hours attempted. Students who officially or unofficially withdraw from a course after the drop/add period and are eligible to receive the “W” grade will receive no grade penalty, but credit/hours will be considered attempted for the purpose of determining successful course completion percentage.
Reinstatement: If a student has been dismissed, he/she may petition for reinstatement after the lapse of at least one semester of non-enrollment. The President/Executive Director will review the request and the President/Executive Director will conduct an academic evaluation to determine if the student has the desire and the academic ability to progress satisfactorily in the program. A student who cannot improve their cumulative grade point average or successful course completion above minimum expectations prior to the maximum time frame of the program of study will not be eligible for reinstatement. If the request is granted, a student must agree in writing to successfully retake previously failed classes or upgrade the skills applicable to his/her educational objective in an extended enrollment status without Federal Student Aid (if applicable) until the recalculated GPA and successful completion percentage meet or exceed the minimum requirements. A student who successfully improves their cumulative grade point average and successful course completion percentage above the minimum requirements will regain FSA eligibility, but will be placed on Warning for one semester after reestablishing satisfactory progress.
NOTE: This version of the policy will be effective for all start dates after July 1, 2011. This policy will apply to all students. (Revised date: 10/24/2016)
Transfer of Credit Disclosure
Although The Professional Golfers Career College is accredited by an agency approved by the U.S. Department of Education, the acceptance of credit by other institutions is unlikely and cannot be guaranteed unless a specific articulation agreement is made between the institutions.
The transferability of credits earned at The Professional Golfers Career College is at the complete discretion of an institution to which students may seek to transfer. Acceptance of the degree or degree earned at The Professional Golfers Career College is also at the complete discretion of the institution to which students may seek to transfer. If the credits or degree earned at this institution are not accepted at the institution to which students seek to transfer, they may be required to repeat some or all of the coursework at that institution. For this reason students should make certain that their attendance at this institution will meet their educational goals. This may include contacting an institution to which they may seek to transfer after attending The Professional Golfers Career College to determine if their credits or degree will transfer.