HTMS Disney College Program

Disney College Program logoStockton students considering the Disney College Program experience are encouraged to read through all the details provided by Disney on their website: Disney College Program

HTMS Students typically take a full semester off from Stockton to Live, Learn, and Earn at Disney.

There are opportunities to earn credit for classes and the work experience. Every student situation is different depending on how many credits you have, what electives you need, and your financial aid situation, Disney has a process required to validate the earning of credit by the institution. 

It is imperative that you read through all the information provided by Stockton and Disney, and meet with your Preceptor about your individual options.

How will my financial aid be affected?

If you are a Direct Loan or Perkins Loan recipient, any period of enrollment that is less than half-time will begin your six month grace period (nine months for the Perkins loan). Grace period is a time when you are not repaying your loan. Once the six month grace period expires you will begin to repay your loan. Upon your return to Stockton and being enrolled at least half time suspends your repayments. Your financial aid awards are based upon full time enrollment. If your enrollment status at Stockton falls below full-time , your financial aid awards will be re-calculated based on your enrollment and you will be notified after the 100% drop/add period of the semester. Be sure to check the enrollment eligibility requirements for the financial aid programs that were awarded to you. You can find this information on Stockton’s financial aid webpage. Also, review scholarship provisions as some require continuous enrollment to maintain eligibility. Again, check the website.

How will my campus housing be affected?

If you live on campus, please access the GoStockton Portal and complete the Residential Life Cancellation form to cancel your housing for the term in which you will be away. Be prepared to show proof of acceptance into the internship.  If you will be participating in the internship for the Spring Term and plan to return to the residences for the following Fall Term, please attend a Housing Renewal Information Session prior to your departure. Session dates and times will be announced each fall and are printed in the Guide to Residential Life. During your time away, please contact the Office of Residential Life if you have any questions or need assistance completing the three-step Housing Renewal Process so you can secure housing for the following Fall Term when you return to campus.

Can I earn credit at Stockton University for the Disney College Program?

Currently only HTMS students can earn Stockton credits for the Disney College Program. (HTMS Disney College Program Acceptance Agreement)

Can I transfer credits back to Stockton if I take a class at Disney?

Currently only HTMS students can earn Stockton credits for the Disney College Program. (HTMS Disney College Program Acceptance Agreement)

 Do I have to tell my Prector what I'm doing?

You MUST work with your preceptor.

Do I need to fill out a Leave of Absence form?

No, students may miss one semester at Stockton without taking an official leave of absence: https://stockton.edu/academic-affairs/agreements/leave-of-absence-readmission.html.

What is my Stockton status while I'm away completing the Disney College Program?

An active student that is not registered for classes.

What do I have to do to regiser for classes for the following semester?

Register at the scheduled pre-registration time through goStockton, as normal.

I registered for Stockton classes before receiving my offer from Disney. Now that I received and accepted my offer, what do I do about the classes I registered for at Stockton?

If you are 100% committed to the program you may drop your courses at Stockton by logging into your goStockton account. Refer to the Important Dates box on the Home tab for the timeframe you are allowed to do this.

I had a great experience but I'm not sure how to add it to my resume?

Congratulations on obtaining professional job experience during your time in college. We hope that you had a great experience and are ready to transfer your accomplishments and new skills acquired onto your resume. Once you update your resume with your Disney College Program information connect with the Career Center for review. Call 609-652-4650 for appointment availability and current walk-in hours.

**Note: Students who have questions should contact the office providing the information. This should be done as needed after you read the provided information.

Financial Aid

Connect with the Office of Financial Aid (CC201) to review your personal aid, loan status, and scholarships.

If you are a Direct Loan or Perkins Loan recipient, any period of enrollment that is less than half-time will begin your six month grace period (nine months for the Perkins loan). Grace period is a time when you are not repaying your loan. Once the six month grace period expires you will begin to repay your loan. Upon your return to Stockton and being enrolled at least half time suspends your repayments.

Your financial aid awards are based upon full time enrollment. If your enrollment status at Stockton falls below full-time , your financial aid awards will be re-calculated based on your enrollment and you will be notified after the 100% drop/add period of the semester. Be sure to check the enrollment eligibility requirements for the financial aid programs that were awarded to you. You can find this information on Stockton’s financial aid webpage. Also, review scholarship provisions as some require continuous enrollment to maintain eligibility. Again, check the website.


Leave of Absence 

Be sure to confirm with the  Office of the Registrar (CC203) about your enrollment status
 
If you have registered for Stockton classes before receiving your offer from Disney. 
If you are100% committed to the program you may drop your courses at Stockton by logging into your goStockton account. Refer to the Important Dates box on the Home tab for the timeframe you are allowed to do this.

Housing/Residential Life

 If you live on campus, contact the Office of Residential Life relevant to your housing location and either cancel your housing or appeal for termination for the semester(s) you will be gone, depending on your situation. 
 
If you live on campus, please access the GoStockton Portal and complete the Residential Life Cancellation form to cancel your housing for the term in which you will be away. Be prepared to show proof of acceptance into the internship.  
 
If you will be participating in the internship for the Spring Term and plan to return to the residences for the following Fall Term, please attend a Housing Renewal Information Session prior to your departure. Session dates and times will be announced each fall and are printed in the Guide to Residential Life

Precepting

Schedule a meeting with your Preceptor to discuss your absence and when/how to sign up for classes upon your return. 
 
You MUST work with your preceptor if you are an HTMS student. You will also need to be sure to reach out to your preceptor while you are away for academic advising.

Course Credits

 HTMS students typically take a full semester off from Stockton to Live, Learn and Earn at Disney.
 
There are opportunities to earn credit for classes and the work experience.  Every student situation is different depending on how many credits you have, what electives you need, your financial aid situation. Disney has a process required to validate the earning of credit by the intuition.
Currently only HTMS students can earn Stockton credits for the Disney College Program. (HTMS Disney College Program Acceptance Agreement)

Leave of Absence

Be sure to confirm with the  Office of the Registrar (CC203) about your enrollment status:
https://stockton.edu/academic-affairs/agreements/leave-of-absence-readmission.html.  


Housing/Residential Life

 During your time away, please contact the Office of Residential Life if you have any questions or need assistance completing the three-step Housing Renewal Process so you can secure housing for the following Term when you return to campus.

Precepting

 You MUST work with your preceptor if you are an HTMS student. You will also need to be sure to reach out to your preceptor while you are away for academic advising.  Scheduling a phone appointment or communicating via email is appropriate.
 
Register at the scheduled pre-registration time through goStockton, as normal.
 

**Note: Students who have questions should contact the office providing the information. This should be done as needed after you read the provided information. 

Course Credits

Currently only HTMS students can earn Stockton credits for the Disney College Program. (HTMS Disney College Program Acceptance Agreement)


Career Development

I had a great experience but I’m not sure how to add it to my resume? Congratulations on obtaining a professional job experience during your time in college. We hope that you had a great experience and are ready to identify your accomplishments and new skills acquired on your resume. Once you update your resume with your Disney College Program information connect with the Career Center for review. Call 609-652-4650 for appointment availability and current walk-in hours.

**Note: Students who have questions should contact the office providing the information. This should be done as needed after you read the provided information. 

HTMS Disney College Program
Acceptance of Credits

CREDIT FOR NONTRADITIONAL EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING

Students with non-baccalaureate professional work may submit transcripts and course descriptions of that work to the Center for Academic Advising where they are evaluated rigorously. Such credit is awarded only if it is applicable to the student’s program of studies and is recommended by the student’s program coordinator. (Stockton University 2015-16)

Disney College Program now offers college courses recommended by the American Council on Education (ACE) for three (3) semester hours.

These courses have structured syllabi including learning objectives, attendance policies, required materials (text, etc), outline of assignments, grading policies and the requirement of earning a passing grades of 70% or higher to pass (they  are pass/fail classes).

In keeping with the policy statement in the Stockton University Bulletin the Hospitality & Tourism Management Studies (HTMS) program has agreed to accept credit for courses that meet one or more of an HTMS student’s course requirements.  

Student will furnish documentation of successful completion of the course and ACE credit equivalent documentation by logging on to ACE Registry and Transcript System site at https://www2.acenet.edu/credit/?fuseaction=transcripts.main creating an account and requesting a transcript.

Non HTMS majors cannot get approval for courses at Disney from the HTMS program, faculty or School of Business.  

The following courses are listed on the Disney College Program website: http://cp.disneycareers.com/en/program-components/learning/course-syllabi/

  • Advanced Studies in Hospitality Management
  • Corporate Analysis 
  • Corporate Communications 
  • Creativity and Innovation
  • Human Resources Management
  • Marketing You: Personal and Career Development Strategies
  • Organizational Leadership 

 

Disney College Program Education 
Suite 703, Vista Way Apartments 
13501 Meadowcreek Drive 
Orlando, FL 32821-6869 
407.827.1244 Phone 
407.560.8899 Fax 
wdw.disney.education.ops@disney.com 
www.disneycollegeprogram.com 

HTMS Disney College Course Policy – October, 2015 - Albano