* Who is qualified to enter the American School of Symptometry?
An individual must have either a high school diploma or a bachelor’s degree (depending on which program of study is pursued).
*What is the difference between the programs offered at the American School of Symptometry?
Currently ASoS offers three programs that differ in length (1-year, 2-years and 4-years), scientific intensity, and academic focus. One should select a program based on the professional intentions for the degree obtained.
*How can a certificate or doctorate degree from the American School of Symptometry benefit one’s career?
A Doctor of Symptometry (DSym) diploma allows one to:
- recommend particulates.
- cure and prevent ailments.
- design and complete research.
- apply root cause therapeutics to other health care practices.
A Certificate in Advanced Symptometric Counseling and Therapeutics (PCS) allows one to:
- guide subjects in their scientific food choices and lifestyle changes.
- apply Root Cause Therapeutics to complement other health care practices.
- specialize in a field that is in high demand in his/her local community.
A Certificate in General Symptometrics (PCG) allows one to:
- assist a Doctor of Symptometry (DSym) as a symptometric technician.
* When should I apply?
Apply as soon as you are ready. Currently, ASoS has open and on-going enrollment.
*How do I apply?
Each prospective student must (1) review a copy of the Prospectus to understand what is expected post-enrollment, (2) study The Downside of Nutrition Part I (second edition, copyright 2012) prior to requesting the entrance exam, (3) complete the ASoS scholarship essay and (4) pass the School’s essay-style entrance exam with a 70% or higher in order to apply for and gain acceptance into any program at the American School of Symptometry.
*How are courses structured?
All Symptometry degree programs involve self-paced, long-distance learning courses.
* Does the School offer or encourage web-based courses?
Web-based courses will be offered during the 2012-2013 academic year and beyond. Current students are encouraged to take advantage of technology to form study groups, etc.
*How can a student get additional help, if necessary?
Each student has scheduled sessions with the founder of Symptometry to ensure steady progress towards the degree of choice. The frequency of these sessions depends on the program chosen.
*If the American School of Symptometry is a non-profit entity, what do my tuition fees cover?
ASoS is a non-profit, per the states of Illinois and North Carolina. Tuition fees fund Symptometry research, improve the learning environment for both current and future students and compensate those who teach and advance the science of Symptometry.
In the event that the fees collected ever exceed the planned expenses, the excess will either fund new research projects or benefit those who desire root cause therapeutics, but cannot afford it.
*Do past subjects of Symptometry get a discount on the entrance exam or tuition costs?
Not at this time. Those who have been cured of their ailments do have an academic advantage because they have first hand knowledge of how root cause therapeutics works.
* Does the American School of Symptometry accept federal financial aid?
Not at this time.
* Does the American School of Symptometry offer scholarships to prospective students?
Yes. As of today, the American School of Symptometry offers three different merit-based scholarship programs. All students are required to complete the scholarship application prior to taking the school’s entrance exam.
Interested individuals who pass the School’s entrance exam with a 74.9% or less can either pay the annual tuition in full, in quarterly payments, or in monthly installments. Those who pass with a 75% or higher are now eligible to pursue a partial scholarship should they choose to qualify for it. Those who pass the ASoS entrance exam with an 80% or higher can then choose to qualify for their choice of partial and full scholarships.
* How do you apply for Symptometry scholarships?
Once scholarship programs are available to the public, interested parties will be able to submit applications online and in person.
*Can a prospective or current Symptometry student engage in a work-study program to reduce his/her tuition?
Not at this time. Merit-based scholarships are the only financial assistance options the School offers at this time. Once a work-study or a similar program is available for ASoS students, the information will be promptly distributed to both current and prospective students.