2021 Education Catalog - BANGKOK CAMPUS

 
2021 Education Catalog - BANGKOK CAMPUS
2021 Education Catalog
BANGKOK CAMPUS
Effective January 1, 2021 - December 31, 2021
Published December 14, 2020 Vol. 1.3

Bangkok Campus
U Chu Liang Building, 2nd Floor 968 Rama IV Road
Silom, Bangrak, Bangkok, 10500 Thailand
T +66 2 7796100
giabkkedu@gia.edu
Bangkok.GIA.edu
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Welcome
 As a GIA graduate, I can tell you firsthand how earning a Graduate
 Gemologist diploma changed the course of my life. After I completed the
 program, I had a new set of invaluable skills – ones I could use to shape
 my future. I started at Borsheims as a sales associate and appraiser, and
 worked my way up to president. Now I have the privilege and honor of
 being the president and CEO of GIA.

 I share this so that you know a GIA education is a true investment in your
 future. It provides the knowledge you need to achieve your most cherished
 dreams. I also want you to know that my experience is not unique.
 Thousands of other GIA alumni can testify to how a GIA diploma
 empowered them to create the future of their imaginings. GIA is uniquely
 qualified to help you get ahead. You’ll find a variety of programs at GIA to
 fuel your interest and passion.

 From gemology to jewelry design, GIA offers courses that inspire and
 empower. Since 1931, more than 365,000 people have chosen GIA for
 their gem and jewelry education. Many of these alumni now hold
 influential positions all along the industry pipeline, and with a GIA
 diploma, you can take your place beside them. As a student and alumnus,
 you’ll become a member of the GIA family – a global network of industry
 professionals who share your passion and commitment to excellence.

 Take some time to explore the Education Catalog and find the program that
 is right for you. Then get ready to embrace a whole new world of
 opportunities.

 We look forward to helping you on your professional journey.

 Susan M. Jacques, GIA GG
 President and CEO

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Table of Contents
 Welcome ........................................................................................................................ 2
 About GIA
    Mission and History............................................................................................... 4
    Accreditation and Licensing................................................................................ 5
    Governance and Executive Management......................................................... 6
    Education Management and Faculty ................................................................ 7
    GIA Education Advisory Boards ......................................................................... 8
 Campus Information
    Bangkok Campus ................................................................................................... 9
    School Calendar and Hours of Operation ....................................................... 10
 Programs, Courses and Classes
    Graduate Gemologist®........................................................................................... 11
    Graduate Diamonds............................................................................................... 12
    Graduate Colored Stones..................................................................................... 13
    Applied Jewelry Professional™......................................................................... 14
    Jewelry Design ...................................................................................................... 15
    Lab Class Descriptions......................................................................................... 16
 Enrollment Services
    Admissions Policies and Procedures .............................................................. 17
    Tuition and Fees .................................................................................................... 20
    Cancellation, Withdrawal and Refund Policies ............................................. 21
 Student Services .......................................................................................................... 22
 Policies and Procedures
    Academic Polices and Procedures ................................................................... 24
    Administrative Policies ........................................................................................ 32

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Mission and History
 Mission                                                                         History
 GIA’s mission is to ensure the public trust in gems and jewelry by              On February 15, 1931, former retail jeweler Robert M. Shipley and his
 upholding the highest standards of integrity, academics, science and            wife, Beatrice, cashed in their savings to establish their long-held dream –
 professionalism through education, research, laboratory services and            the Gemological Institute of America.
 instrument development.
                                                                                 When most jewelers knew little about the gems they traded, Shipley
                                                                                 wanted to professionalize the industry through education, research and
 Educational Philosophy                                                          gemological instrumentation.
 GIA education ensures the public’s trust by delivering the highest-quality
                                                                                 The Institute, initially based out of their home, offered mimeographed
 gem and jewelry education in the world. At the heart of GIA education are
                                                                                 mail-order courses and provided gem-testing services using borrowed
 the following guiding principles:
                                                                                 microscopes and other equipment. From these modest beginnings, GIA
                                                                                 has become an institution that has educated more than 365,000
 Research                                                                        professionals worldwide, a prestigious laboratory grading the world’s
 We design our educational programs based on the latest research and             most important diamonds, the leading gemological research center, and
 leading technology.                                                             the creator of the 4Cs and the International Diamond Grading System™ –
                                                                                 the worldwide standard for evaluating diamond quality.
 Relevance
 We teach the necessary balance of theoretical knowledge and practical           To learn more about GIA history, visit GIA.edu
 skills.

 Leadership
 We empower our graduates to become industry leaders who act ethically
 and honestly, meeting the occupational demands of the global gem and
 jewelry industry.

 Accessibility
 Our curriculum meets the various needs of all students by offering
 programs and courses across several learning methodologies without
 compromising quality.

 Sustainability
 Through ongoing support, our graduates are encouraged to grow
 continuously as confident, skilled and successful professionals. They are
 GIA’s partners in ensuring the public’s trust in gems and jewelry.

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Accreditation and Licensing
 GIA is a nonprofit, private, postsecondary educational institution incorporated for the purpose of promoting education and research in gemology, jewelry
 manufacturing arts and related subjects.

 GIA's Bangkok office is registered with the Office of the Private Education Commission, Ministry of Education in Thailand.

 GIA’s Distance Education eLearning courses offered through GIA's headquarters in Carlsbad, California and lab classes offered through offered through the
 Bangkok campus are accredited by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC).

 Office of the Private Education Commission, Ministry of Education in Thailand
 319 Chankasem Palace, Ratchadamnoen
 Nok Road, Dusit, Bangkok 10300 Thailand
 +66 2282 1000
 opec.go.th

 DEAC
 1101 17th Street NW, Ste. 808
 Washington, DC 20036 USA
 +1 202 234 5100
 deac.org

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Governance and Executive Management
 Board of Governors                                                               Executive Management
 The GIA Board of Governors is the steward of the public interest. The board      GIA’s executive staff constitutes a diverse group of highly experienced
 helps direct the strategy of the Institute to ensure that the mission and        professionals from both inside and outside of the gem and jewelry
 vision of GIA are followed in all decisions; that the reputation of GIA is       industry. Responsible for carrying out the Institute’s mission to protect
 preserved and continues to grow globally; and that the financial goals of        and ensure the public trust globally, the executive team follows a strict
 the Institute are met. All governors offer a unique perspective, based on        code of ethics and seeks to infuse each initiative GIA undertakes with
 their professional experience in retail, research, education, finance, law,      dedication and value-driven purpose. Executive staff maintains daily
 manufacturing and other areas; several have extensive international              operations for all areas of the Institute and promotes and continues the
 experience.                                                                      growth of GIA.

 Chair
 Dione D. Kenyon                                                                  Senior Executives
 Retired Financial Services Executive                                             Susan M. Jacques
 Past President and CEO, The Jewelers Board of Trade                              President and Chief Executive Officer
 Amit Dhamani                                                                     Thomas M. Moses
 CEO and Managing Director, Dhamani Jewels Group                                  Executive Vice President and Chief Laboratory and Research Officer
 Barbara Lee Dutrow, Ph.D.                                                        Mark Buntz
 LSU Alumni Distinguished Professor of Geology and Geophysics                     Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer
 Kiko Harvey                                                                      Lisa Garris
 Inspector General and Director of Oversight, United Nations World Food           Vice President of Human Resources
 Programme in Rome, Italy
                                                                                  Anna Martin
 Thomas H. Insley                                                                 Senior Vice President of Global Development
 Senior Vice President and CFO, Dermata Therapeutics
                                                                                  Pritesh Patel
 Susan M. Jacques                                                                 Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer
 President and CEO, GIA
                                                                                  Duncan Pay
 Robert Andrew Johnson                                                            Senior Vice President and Chief Academic Officer
 CEO, Diamond Cellar Holdings, LLC
                                                                                  David J. Tearle
 Stephen F. Kahler                                                                Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
 Senior Vice President Global Sales Operations, Swarovski North America
 Limited                                                                          Jennifer Wilson
                                                                                  Senior Vice President and General Counsel
 Lisa A. Locklear
 Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Avanir Pharmaceuticals               Elizabeth Keating
                                                                                  Vice President and Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer
 Lawrence Ma
 Chief Executive, Lee Heng Diamond Group
 Founding President of the Diamond Federation of Hong Kong                        Executives
 Thomas M. Moses                                                                  Lisa Biggs
 Executive Vice President and Chief Laboratory and Research Officer, GIA          Vice President and Corporate Controller
 Dr. Jeffrey E. Post, Ph.D.                                                       Jared Giangiulio
 Mineralogist and Curator-in-Charge of Gems and Minerals, Smithsonian             Vice President of Global Real Estate, Security and Business Systems
 National Museum of Natural History
                                                                                  John T. Hall
 Samantha F. Ravich, Ph.D.                                                        Vice President of Global IT Infrastructure Services
 Chair of the Transformative Cyber Innovation Lab
 Managing partner of A2 Partners, LLC                                             Matt Hall
                                                                                  Vice President of Laboratory Operations for Europe, Middle East and Africa
 Barbara A. Sawrey, Ph.D.
 Dean Emerita of Undergraduate Education, Distinguished Professor                 David Lin
 Emerita Chemistry and Biochemistry                                               Vice President and Chief Information Security Officer
 University of California, San Diego                                              Sriram Natarajan
 Tammy Storino                                                                    Managing Director of GIA India
 An experienced global operations and finance leader                              Sabra Norris
 Elliot Tannenbaum                                                                Vice President of Project Management and Business Systems
 Senior Principal, Leo Schachter Diamond Group                                    Wuyi Wang
 John W. Valley, Ph.D.                                                            Vice President of Research and Development
 Charles R. Van Hise Professor, Department of Geoscience University of            Lucy Xia
 Wisconsin                                                                        Vice President of Global Laboratory Planning
                                                                                  Kelly Yantzer
                                                                                  Vice President of Student Affairs
                                                                                  Phillip M. Yantzer
                                                                                  Vice President of U.S. Laboratory Operations

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Education Management and Faculty
 Education Management
 Claudia D’Andrea
 Director, Operations, Thailand
 Pitchaya Lopiti
 Manager, Instruction, Thailand
 Duncan Pay
 Senior Vice President and Chief Academic Officer
 Sam Kong
 Senior Director, Global Instruction

 For a complete listing of education management for GIA's world
 headquarters, see the GIA Education Catalog found at GIA.edu

 Bangkok Faculty
 GIA faculty meet or exceed the accreditation standards and state
 requirements for experience and education (as they pertain to the specific
 students they serve). See qualifications for instructors on GIA.edu/gem-
 education/bangkok/faculty

 All information is correct as of December 2020.

 Thasanee Khanijou
 Suchathinan Nanorn
 Panissara Navasamakkarn
 Ninnate Plumkratoke

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GIA Education Advisory Boards
 The GIA Program Advisory Committee (PAC) and the Education Committee
 of the Governing Board are comprised of appropriately qualified
                                                                                 GIA Program Advisory Committee
 representatives from the global gem and jewelry industry. The committee         Alan Bronstein
 members provide valuable input, feedback, ideas, and multiple                   Owner, Aurora Gems, Inc.
 perspectives which are vital components to GIA’s success, growth, and           New York, NY
 improvement as a career school. Committee members also review the               Alexandra Hart
 established curricula, course materials, equipment and facilities and           Owner, Alexandra Hart
 student achievement outcomes as a means to provide an external review of        San Diego, CA
 our programs. Their valuable input supports GIA’s mission, helps to             Barbara Wasserstrom
 identify resources to address current occupational trends and practices,        Co-Owner, Stuart Benjamin and Co.
                                                                                 San Diego, CA
 and further develops GIA’s efforts to ensure its courses and programs keep
 pace with the global gem and jewelry industry.                                  Barry S. Block
                                                                                 President, The Jewelry Judge
                                                                                 Carle Place, NY
 GIA Education Committee of the Governing                                        Edward C. Petersen
 Board                                                                           Vice President Product Development & Production, Kwiat
                                                                                 New York, NY
 Chair                                                                           Gail Brett Levine
 Barbara A. Sawrey, Ph.D.                                                        Executive Director, National Association of Jewelry Appraisers
 Dean Emerita of Undergraduate Education, Distinguished Professor                Rego Park, NY
 Emerita Chemistry and Biochemistry                                              Jay Lowy
 University of California, San Diego                                             Chief Operations Officer, The Argent Corporation
 Dione D Kenyon                                                                  San Diego, CA
 Retired Financial Services Executive                                            Karen Sampieri
 Past President and CEO, The Jewelers Board of Trade                             Senior Valuation Manager, The RealReal
 Amit Dhamani                                                                    New York, NY
 CEO and Managing Director, Dhamani Jewels Group                                 Malcolm Koll
 Barbara Lee Dutrow, Ph.D.                                                       Owner, Charles Koll Jewelers
 LSU Alumni Distinguished Professor of Geology and Geophysics                    San Diego, CA
 Susan M. Jacques                                                                Mary Todd McGinnis
 President and CEO, GIA                                                          Vice President, Ben Bridge Jeweler
                                                                                 Seattle, WA
 Robert Andrew Johnson
 CEO, Diamond Cellar Holdings, LLC                                               Robert C. Aretz
                                                                                 President, Gem Appraisers & Consultants
 Lawrence Ma                                                                     New York, NY
 Chief executive, Lee Heng Diamond Group
 Founding President of the Diamond Federation of Hong Kong                       Shant Dakessian
                                                                                 Co-Owner, Simone and Son
 Dr. Jeffrey E. Post, Ph.D.                                                      Huntington Beach, CA
 Mineralogist and Curator-in-Charge of Gems and Minerals, Smithsonian
 National Museum of Natural History                                              Thom Underwood
                                                                                 Owner, San Diego Gemological Laboratory
 John W. Valley, Ph.D.                                                           San Diego, CA
 Charles R. Van Hise Professor, Department of Geoscience
 University of Wisconsin

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Bangkok Campus
 GIA's Bangkok campus is located at U Chu Liang Building, 2nd Floor, 968
 Rama IV Road, Silom, Bangrak Bangkok, 10500 Thailand. All On Campus
                                                                                  Contact Information
 and Lab class offerings are held at this facility unless otherwise noted in      Contact GIA in Bangkok by phone, fax, email or visit us at Bangkok.GIA.edu
 the course schedule and the student's enrollment agreement.
                                                                                  Phone: +66 2 7796100
                                                                                  Fax: +66 2632 4595
 Facility                                                                         Email: giabkkedu@gia.edu
 GIA's Bangkok location occupies nearly 570 square feet including four
 classrooms, a student workroom, reception and student lounge, Internet
 cafe and administrative offices. Classrooms are equipped with the
 instruments and tools routinely used in each subject area.

 The Bangkok facility has been designed and constructed in compliance
 with any applicable laws and codes in effect at the time of design.

 Classrooms and Equipment
 Gemology classrooms can accommodate up to 24 students and jewelry
 design classrooms up to 12 students. The student workroom can
 accommodate up to 4 students. Each classroom is amply equipped with
 the instruments and tools used in each subject area. Classroom equipment
 is detailed within each program description in this catalog.

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School Calendar and Hours of Operation
 2021 Scheduled Bangkok Campus                                                   Class Schedules and Classroom Hours
 Closures                                                                        Visit GIA.edu/gem-education/bangkok/schedule for up-to-date schedules.

  Date                            Holiday                                        For full-time, On Campus programs, normal classroom hours are Monday
                                                                                 through Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Class hours will be extended to
  January 01 (Friday)             New Year's Day                                 5:30 p.m. to accommodate for GIA-observed holidays or special events.
  February 26 (Friday)            Makha Bucha Day                                Students should expect to spend several hours each day outside of class
                                                                                 on homework and other assigned projects.
  April 06 (Tuesday)              Chakri Memorial Day
  April 13 (Tuesday) through                                                     For On Campus programs, orientation is scheduled prior to the class start
                                  Songkran Festival
  April 15 (Thursday)                                                            from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
  May 03 (Monday)                 Substitution of National Labour Day
                                                                                 For Lab classes, normal classroom hours are from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
  May 04 (Tuesday)                Coronation Day
                                                                                 There is a scheduled lunch break every day. Other breaks are given at
  May 26 (Wednesday)              Visakha Bucha Day
                                                                                 each instructor’s discretion. Classrooms are secured and students are
  June 03 (Thursday)              H.M. the Queen's Birthday                      required to leave the classroom during these breaks, unless otherwise
  July 26(Monday)                 Substitution of Asahlha Bucha Day              directed by the instructor.

  July 28 (Wednesday)             H.M. King Maha Vajiralongkorn's Birthday       Contact us at giabkkedu@gia.edu for more information.
  August 12 (Thursday)            National Mother's Day
                                  H.M. King Bhumibol Adulyadel Memorial
  October 13 (Wednesday)
                                  Day
  October 25 (Monday)             Substitution of Chulalongkorn Day
  December 06 (Monday)            Substitution National Father's Day
  December 31 (Friday)            New Year's Eve

 Hours of Operation
 The Bangkok facility is open to students from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.,
 Monday through Friday.

 The campus is closed on weekends and holidays, unless specifically noted
 otherwise. Only students enrolled in classes with evening hours, or who
 have special permission, may be in the building during these hours.
 There is a scheduled lunch break every day. Other breaks are given at
 each instructor’s discretion. Classrooms are secured and students are
 required to leave the classroom during these breaks, unless otherwise
 directed by the instructor.

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Graduate Gemologist®
Program Description                                                              Program Details
The GIA Graduate Gemologist® diploma program delivers a comprehensive            Earn your diploma by studying full-time at the GIA Bangkok campus.
gemology education on diamonds and colored stones. Using the latest
gemological equipment, you will work with real diamonds and gemstones             Program Details
under the trained eyes of GIA instructors. Through extensive lab work, you
will practice identifying and grading diamonds and colored stones in an           Program Number             GEM 2500
efficient, accurate and consistent manner. Skills taught include evaluating       Program Title              Graduate Gemologist
a diamond’s proportions; distinguishing natural, treated and laboratory-
                                                                                  Clock Hours /              780 clock hours /
grown gemstones; and using the GIA Colored Stone Grading System to
                                                                                  Instructional Weeks        26 instructional weeks
determine gemstone quality.
                                                                                  Program Length             28+ calendar weeks (program length may vary
                                                                                  (Calendar Duration)        based on holidays or other scheduled breaks)
What You Will Learn
  l   Develop in-depth, hands-on experience with the GIA International            Total Charges*             555,000 THB
      Diamond Grading System™ and the 4Cs (color, clarity, cut and carat
      weight)                                                                    *Total charges include tuition, books and materials. See Tuition and Fees on page 20
  l   Grade diamonds in the D-to-Z color range                                   Equipment and Materials
  l   Build a knowledge base about colored stones and the colored stone          Each classroom is equipped with an electronic balance with hydrostatic
      market                                                                     unit, a GIA DiamondDock™, GIA iD100®, a UV lamp with viewing cabinet, a
  l   Use gemological equipment effectively to identify gemstones                table model prism spectroscope, a color filter and a fiber-optic light unit.
  l   Use the GIA Colored Stone Grading System to evaluate gemstone              Each student workstation has a binocular microscope with an overhead
      quality                                                                    light source, a diffuser plate and utility lamp. As part of your course
  l   Identify gemstone characteristics, simulants and treatments,               materials, you will receive and keep a 10x loupe, tweezers, a gem cloth, a
      laboratory-grown gemstones and recognize when advanced testing is          pointer probe, plotting pens, a table gauge, a crown angle card, a color
      required                                                                   grading card, a refractometer with polarizing filter and removable
  l   Understand how gems are mined, fashioned and brought to the                magnifying eyepiece, refractive index (RI) liquid, a polariscope, a
      marketplace                                                                dichroscope, a handheld spectroscope, a pinpoint incandescent light
  l   Recognize how quality, rarity and color affect value                       source, lab manuals and printed course materials.
  l   Determine how market factors affect gem value
                                                                                 Schedules and Class Hours
                                                                                 Visit https://www.gia.edu/gem-education/bangkok/schedule for up-to-date
What You Earn                                                                    schedules. Normal classroom hours are from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Class
GIA Graduate Gemologist® Diploma                                                 hours will be extended to accommodate for holidays or special events.
GIA Graduate Diamonds Diploma
GIA Graduate Colored Stones Diploma

Occupations May Include
Appraiser, Auction House Jewelry Specialist, Colored Stone Buyer,
Diamond Buyer, Diamond Sorter/Grader, Estate Jewelry Dealer, Gemologist,
Inventory Control Specialist, Jewelry Business Owner, Jewelry Buyer, Lab
and Research Professional, Merchandiser, Pawnbroker, Retailer, Sales
Associate and Wholesaler

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Graduate Diamonds
Program Description                                                              Program Details
The Graduate Diamonds diploma program examines the technical                     Earn your diploma by studying full-time at the GIA Bangkok campus.
expertise needed to grade, buy, and sell diamonds with the insight of a
seasoned professional. This diploma program explores the GIA diamond              Program Details
grading procedures to assess the 4Cs – color, clarity, cut and carat weight
– and how they affect diamond value. Students use professional diamond            Program Number            GEM 2200
grading equipment for the purposes of examining a diamond’s quality               Program Title             Graduate Diamonds
characteristics to grade and identify diamonds. Coursework also includes
                                                                                  Clock Hours /             210 clock hours /
creating plotting diagrams; determining fluorescence; and detecting                Instructional Weeks       7 instructional weeks
treated diamonds, laboratory-grown diamonds and diamond simulants.
Other topics covered include the effect of fluorescence on diamond body            Program Length            8+ calendar weeks (program length may vary
color, and the role cut plays in the marketplace and important sectors of         (Calendar Duration)       based on holidays or other scheduled breaks)
the diamond industry, including dealers, cutters and manufacturers.               Total Charges*            200,000 THB

What You Will Learn                                                              *Total charges include tuition, books and materials. See Tuition and Fees on page 20
  l   Develop in-depth, hands-on experience with the GIA International           Equipment and Materials
      Diamond Grading System™ and the 4Cs (color, clarity, cut and carat         Each classroom is equipped with an electronic balance with hydrostatic
      weight); appreciate how they affect diamond value                          unit, a GIA DiamondDock™, GIA iD100®, a UV lamp with viewing cabinet.
  l   Grade diamonds in the D-to-Z color range                                   Each student workstation has a binocular microscope with an overhead
  l   Detect diamonds treatments, simulants and laboratory-grown                 light source. As part of your course materials, you will receive and keep a
      diamonds.                                                                  10x loupe, tweezers, a gem cloth, a pointer probe, plotting pens, a table
  l   Recognize when advanced testing is required                                gauge, a crown angle card, a color grading card, a lab manual and printed
                                                                                 course materials.
What You Earn
GIA Graduate Diamonds Diploma
                                                                                 Schedules and Class Hours
                                                                                 Visit https://www.gia.edu/gem-education/bangkok/schedule for up-to-date
                                                                                 schedules. Normal classroom hours are from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Class
Occupations May Include                                                          hours will be extended to accommodate for holidays or special events.
Auction House Jewelry Specialist Diamond Buyer, Diamond Sorter/Grader,
Jewelry Business Owner, Retailer, Wholesaler

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Graduate Colored Stones
Program Description                                                             Program Details
The Graduate Colored Stones diploma program explores the identification          Earn your diploma by studying full-time at the GIA Bangkok campus.
of common and unusual gemstones found in the marketplace. Subjects
covered include the GIA Colored Stone Grading System and the correct             Program Details
usage of standard gemological equipment to distinguish natural, treated
and laboratory-grown gemstones. The program also examines which                  Program Number             GEM 2300
gems are commercially important, shifting supply patterns, and how these         Program Title              Graduate Colored Stones
factors affect gem prices and availability. This program also includes the
                                                                                 Clock Hours /              570 clock hours /
study of more than 60 species of gemstones, and how illumination
                                                                                 Instructions Weeks         19 instructional weeks
techniques can facilitate the identification process.
                                                                                 Program Length             20+ calendar weeks (program length may vary
                                                                                 (Calendar Duration)        based on holidays or other scheduled breaks)
What You Will Learn
  l   Build a knowledge base about colored stones and the colored stone          Total Charges*             355,000 THB
      market
  l   Use gemological equipment effectively to identify gemstones               *Total charges include tuition, books and materials. See Tuition and Fees on page 20
  l   Use the GIA Colored Stone Grading System to evaluate gemstone             Equipment and Materials
      quality                                                                   Each classroom is equipped with an electronic balance with hydrostatic
  l   Recognize how quality, rarity and color affect value                      unit, a UV lamp with viewing cabinet, a table model prism spectroscope, a
  l   Determine how market factors affect gem value                             color filter and a fiber-optic light unit. Each student workstation has a
  l   Understand how gems are mined, fashioned and brought to the               binocular microscope with an overhead light source, a diffuser plate and
      marketplace                                                               utility lamp. As part of your course materials, you will receive and keep a
                                                                                refractometer with polarizing filter and removable magnifying eyepiece,
                                                                                refractive index (RI) liquid, a polariscope, a dichroscope, a handheld
What You Earn
GIA Graduate Colored Stones Diploma                                             spectroscope, a pinpoint incandescent light source, lab manuals and
                                                                                printed course materials.

Occupations May Include                                                         Schedules and Class Hours
Appraiser, Auction House Jewelry Specialist, Colored Stone Buyer, Estate        Visit https://www.gia.edu/gem-education/bangkok/schedule for up-to-date
Jewelry Dealer, Jewelry Business Owner, Jewelry Buyer, Pawnbroker,              schedules. Normal classroom hours are from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Class
Retailer, Wholesaler                                                            hours will be extended to accommodate for holidays or special events.

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Applied Jewelry Professional™
Program Description                                                              Program Details
The Applied Jewelry Professional™ (AJP®) diploma program covers topics           Applied Jewlery Professional™ (Intensive) is offered as an instructor-led,
including jewelry designs, setting styles, jewelry care and other content        accelerated program at the Bangkok campus.
that will support the product knowledge of current industry professionals.
The AJP program also introduces basic information about diamonds,                 Program Details
rubies, emeralds, sapphires and the GIA clarity grading system. Other
subjects of study include how modern technology is changing the way               Program Number                                   GEM 1000A
diamonds are cut, the qualities of precious metals, major jewelry                                                                  Applied Jewelry
manufacturing methods and the important activities involved in the                Program Title
                                                                                                                                   Professional™ (Intensive)
operation of a retail jewelry store. To enable effective product
                                                                                  Program Length (Calendar Duration)               5 Days (35 hours)
conversations, examples are provided on how to translate jewelry features
into benefits and how to communicate the 4Cs of diamond value to                   Total Charges*                                   32,000 THB
customers. The AJP program provides clear and concise information that
can be immediately implemented on the job.                                       *Total charges include tuition, books and materials. See Tuition and Fees on page 20

                                                                                 Schedules and Class Hours
What You Will Learn                                                              Visit https://www.gia.edu/gem-education/bangkok/schedule for up-to-date
  l   Describe how the 4Cs (color, clarity, cut and carat weight) affect a       schedules. Normal classroom hours are from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
      diamond’s value
  l   Recognize the relationship between size and weight of diamonds             Applied Jewlery Professional™ taught via Distance Education eLearning is
  l   Explain the differences between treated, laboratory-grown and              offered only by GIA's campus in Carlsbad. For more information about
      imitation stones to sell with full disclosure                              eLearning classes taught in English, visit GIA.edu
  l   Understand the steps of the jewelry sales process
  l   Translate jewelry design, style and manufacturing features into
      benefits
  l   Convey the romance, lore and characteristics of the most popular
      colored gemstones

What You Earn
GIA Applied Jewelry Professional™ Diploma

Occupations May Include
Jewelry Assistant Manager, Jewelry Sales Professional, Television
Shopping Host, Pawnbroker

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Jewelry Design
Program Description                                                               Program Details
In this intensive nine-week course, instructors teach creative and technical      Earn your diploma by studying full-time at the GIA Bangkok campus.
hand-rendering skills needed to begin a career as a custom jewelry
designer. Jewelry design theory helps students acquire a working                  Program Details
knowledge of jewelry artistry. Skills covered include: illustrating the
shape, form and texture of metal; working with drafting tools; and                Program Number                       JMA 370
rendering yellow and white metals as well as a range of faceted and
                                                                                  Program Title                        Jewelry Design
cabochon gemstones and pearls. Instructors show how to illustrate rings
in five different views and how to keep design ideas flowing. At the                                                     270 clock hours /
                                                                                  Clock Hours / Instructions Weeks
completion of this course, you will have a hand-developed portfolio of your                                            9 instructional weeks
work and a digital copy to show prospective employers and clients.                                                     9+ calendar weeks (program length
                                                                                  Program Length (Calendar
                                                                                                                       may vary based on holidays or other
                                                                                  Duration)
                                                                                                                       scheduled breaks)
What You Will Learn
  l   Develop sources of inspiration                                              Total Charges*                       151,000 THB
  l   Understand jewelry design theory and artistry
  l   Illustrate shape, form, and texture of metal                                *Total charges include tuition, books and materials. See Tuition and Fees
  l   Render faceted gems, pearls, colored metals, etc.                           on page 20
  l   Learn traditional drafting techniques
                                                                                  Equipment and Materials
  l   Develop motifs to create sketches of jewelry objects                        Each student workstation is equipped with a drafting board. As part of
  l   Create a portfolio of class projects and custom designs that is ready       your course materials, you will receive and keep a design toolkit, which
      for presentation to potential clients and employers                         contains a variety of paints, pencils, brushes, templates, papers and
                                                                                  vellum, other art tools and printed course materials.
What You Earn
GIA Jewelry Design Certificate                                                    Schedules and Class Hours
                                                                                  Visit https://www.gia.edu/gem-education/bangkok/schedule for up-to-date
                                                                                  schedules. Normal classroom hours are from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Class
Occupations May Include                                                           hours will be extended to accommodate for holidays or special events.
Custom Designer, Hand Renderer, Jewelry Business Owner Jewelry
Designer, Sales Associate

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Lab Class Descriptions
 GIA offers Distance Education programmes comprised of eLearning
 courses and Lab classes. eLearning courses are offered by GIA's campus
                                                                                    GEM 240L Gem Identification Lab
 in Carlsbad, California while lab classes may be taken at GIA London and           In this lab, students practice the same time-tested procedures and
 other campuses worldwide. See GIA.edu for more information.                        identification skills used by the Institute’s renowned gemological experts.
                                                                                    Students use gemological instruments to practice identifying natural and
 GEM 230L Diamond Grading Lab                                                       laboratory-grown gemstones, imitations and assembled stones. Along with
                                                                                    this hands-on training, your instructors will carefully demonstrate key
 Through a unique combination of hands-on training, one-on-one coaching             tests and coach you in quick, effective testing procedures. (See Student
 and multimedia, the Diamond Grading Lab class explores how to grade                Notification of Classroom Chemical Usage) Students must pass an
 diamonds consistently and accurately using a modern gem microscope                 instrumentation exam to complete the class successfully. Classrooms
 and a loupe. Students study GIA’s International Diamond Grading                    contain a table model prism spectroscope, a color filter, a fiber optic light,
 System™, explore time-saving shortcuts to determine a variety of grading           a UV lamp with viewing cabinet and a utility lamp. Each student
 factors, and are introduced to methods for reading a GIA Diamond Grading           workstation has a binocular microscope with overhead light source, a
 Report. You will spend more than 16 hours practicing grading techniques            handheld spectroscope, a dichroscope, a refractometer with polarizing
 on diamonds that were carefully selected and graded by GIA. In the                 filter and removable magnifying eyepiece and refractive index (RI) liquid,
 process, you will study how to recognize the most common diamond                   a diffuser plate, an optic figure sphere, a polariscope and tweezers. As part
 features. Students must pass a two-stone practical exam to complete the            of your course materials, you will receive and keep a lab manual, a gem
 class successfully. Classrooms contain a GIA DiamondDock™ and UV lamp              cloth, a pinpoint incandescent light source and a color grading card.
 with viewing cabinet. Each student workstation has a binocular
 microscope with an overhead light source, a loupe, tweezers, an LED light,         Class duration: 5 days (35 clock hours)
 a calculator and a diamond grading tray. As part of your course materials,         What you earn: Letter of Completion
 you will receive and keep a lab manual, a pointer probe, a gem cloth, a
 plotting pen set, a table gauge, a crown angle card and a color grading            GEM 149L Pearl Grading Lab
 card.
                                                                                    Discover how the world’s foremost experts determine the quality of akoya,
 Class duration: 5 days (35 clock hours)                                            freshwater, South Sea, and Tahitian pearls. Explore GIA’s 7 Pearl Value
 What you earn: Letter of Completion                                                Factors™. Key topics include how to evaluate cultured pearls in order to
                                                                                    promote the relationship between beauty, value and quality in
 GEM 220L Colored Stone Grading Lab                                                 merchandise. Students must pass a two-stone assessment to complete the
                                                                                    class successfully. Classrooms contain a pearl gauge and other instruction
 Through extensive hands-on practice using gemstones, you will explore              aids. Each student workstation includes either a binocular microscope or a
 grading the color, clarity and cut quality of a wide range of colored stones.      daylight equivalent light source, and a pearl grading master set with an
 Coursework includes the study of the GIA Colored Stone Grading System;             informational keycard. As part of your course materials, you will receive
 how to describe color by hue, tone and saturation; and how to judge gem            and keep a gem cloth and a lab manual.
 quality factors. Topics also include the relationship between light and
 color and developing color memory. Study of this content can improve the           Class duration: 1 day (7 clock hours)
 consistency and accuracy of colored stone grading skills. Students must            What you earn: Letter of Completion
 pass a two-stone practical exam to complete the class successfully. Each
 student workstation includes either a binocular microscope or daylight
 equivalent light source, tweezers and a 10x loupe. As part of your course
 materials, you will receive and keep a lab manual, a gem cloth, a pinpoint
 incandescent light source and a color grading card.

 Class duration: 3 days (21 clock hours)
 What you earn: Letter of Completion

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Admissions Policies and Procedures
                                                                                      Your admission is not confirmed until GIA has received all of your required
 Admissions Requirements                                                              documents and payment, and you have received official written
 Applicants must be at least 18 years of age and have a high school                   confirmation from GIA. GIA will notify you of your acceptance or denial of
 diploma or equivalent to be admitted into GIA courses and programs.                  admission.

 All classes are taught in English. GIA does not offer English as a second            Students wishing to apply for admission at a GIA campus other than
 language (ESL) instruction. An applicant who is not a native English                 Bangkok should contact the appropriate campus directly, or for additional
 speaker must demonstrate English proficiency by meeting GIA's English                information about admissions requirements and the application process,
 language proficiency requirement.                                                    visit the Education>Campuses and Locations section at GIA.edu.

 In addition to your completed application and deposit, the GIA campus in             To apply for Distance Education (eLearning) classes taught in English,
 Bangkok requires the following documents:                                            visit the Education>Distance Education section at GIA.edu for more
                                                                                      information
 1. Valid government-issued photo ID
      l  Thai residents: Copy of your Thai Identity Card and a copy of your           English-Language Proficiency
         Thai Resident Certificate
      l  International students: Copy of your passport (all pages that have           Requirements
         been used)
                                                                                      An On Campus applicant who is not a native English speaker must
 2. Copy of high school, high school equivalency, college or university
                                                                                      demonstrate English proficiency by meeting one of these requirements:
    diploma or an official transcript showing the graduation date.
 3. Color photo, passport size, not older than six months. Photo must have             l   Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL®)*: Obtain a minimum
    a white background, the individual must look straight ahead, and the                   score of 61 on the Internet-based next generation TOEFL or 500 on
    face must be 3/4 size of the photo area.                                               the paper-based TOEFL test. Please note that the Institutional TOEFL
      l  Thai residents and lab class applicants: One photo required                       (ITP) test does not meet GIA’s requirements. ets.org/toefl
      l  International students (On Campus only): Ten photos required                  l   International English Language Testing System (IELTS™)* exam:
 4. On Campus students only: Documentation of your English language                        Achieve an overall band score of at least 6.0 on the Academic IELTS
    proficiency (see English Proficiency Requirements)                                     test. ielts.org
 5. International On Campus students only: "Purpose of Attending the                   l   International Test of English Proficiency (iTEP Academic-Plus)*:
    Course" and "Personal History" forms. Contact giabkkedu@gia.edu for                    Achieve iTEP Level 4 or higher on the iTEP Academic-Plus test.
    these forms; original must be submitted to GIA by mail or in person.                   iTEPexam.com
                                                                                       l   Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE)*: Achieve a score of 50 or
 All documents sent to GIA admissions must be in English or accompanied                    higher on the PTE Academic test. pearsonpte.com
 by a certified copy of English-language translation. GIA accepts copies, but          l   Cambridge English Exams: Earn an overall Cambridge English Scale
 may request original documentation.                                                       score of 173 or higher on the B2 First, C1 Advanced or C2 Proficiency
                                                                                           cambridgeenglish.org/exams-and-tests/
 If your legal name has changed, and your required documents reflect a
                                                                                       l   ELS Language Centers: Successfully complete the level 109 or higher
 previous name, please also submit a legal name change document, such
                                                                                           course. Submit your official ELS academic record to GIA; certificates
 as a marriage certificate.
                                                                                           are not accepted. Please request your ELS academic record from the
                                                                                           Academic Director of the ELS campus you attended. els.edu
 How to Apply and Related Deadlines                                                    l   English as the medium of instruction:
                                                                                             – If you graduated from a school in a country where English is the
 GIA offers classes all year around. There are no application deadlines and                      official language, submit a copy of your diploma or an official
 students are enrolled on a first-come, first-served basis. Class sizes are                      transcript. See Admissions Policies and Procedures on page 17
 limited, so apply early. For On Campus programs, we recommend you                           – If you graduated from a school in a country where English is not
 apply at least 3 to 4 months before the start date, especially international                    the official language, submit an official letter specifying English
 students who need to obtain a visa. For lab classes, we recommend you                           was the medium of instruction. This letter must be on the
 apply at least 2 to 3 months before the start date.                                             school’s letterhead, signed and dated by the dean, director or
                                                                                                 headmaster, stating years of study, diploma or degree earned.
 If a class reaches capacity, you will be placed on a waitlist and notified if a
                                                                                             – If you attended but did not graduate, you must have completed a
 seat becomes available.
                                                                                                 minimum of three years at a school where English was the
 To apply, download the application form at https://www.gia.edu/gem-                             medium instruction. Submit supporting documentation on the
 education/bangkok/admissions or email giabkkedu@gia.edu to get a copy                           school’s letterhead, signed and dated by the dean, director, or
 of the form. Submit the application form, payment and all required                              headmaster, stating years of study, diploma or degree earned.
 documents to GIA in person, by mail, by fax or via email:                            *TOEFL®, IELTS™, iTEP and PTE academic scores are valid for two years
                                                                                      from the date of the examination. Request the testing center to send your
 GIA (International) Co., Ltd.                                                        official results directly to GIA. GIA does not accept results submitted by the
 U Chu Liang Building, 2nd Floor 968 Rama IV
 Road Silom, Bangrak                                                                  student.
 Bangkok, 10500 Thailand
 E: giabkkedu@gia.edu
 F: +66 2632 4595

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Admissions Policies and Procedures (cont.)

 Payment Methods / Student Accounts                                               Prior Criminal Offenses
 All payments must be in Thai baht drawn on a Thai bank. GIA cannot be            GIA is committed to maintaining a safe and supportive learning
 responsible for any bank charges that result from payments through a             community for all students. Certain prior criminal convictions may result
 non-Thai bank. All payments should be made payable to: "GIA                      in challenges for securing employment. All applicants are asked to provide
 (International) Co., Ltd."                                                       general information regarding prior convictions. Any falsification or
                                                                                  omission of data may result in denial of admission or disciplinary action,
 Our staff members are available Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to          up to and including dismissal. An affirmative response to being convicted
 6:00 p.m. to accept payments and to discuss your account.                        of a felony will not automatically prevent admission but will require that
                                                                                  the applicant submit the following documents to be reviewed by the
 Please note the following information regarding payment methods:                 Admissions Committee:

  l  Credit Card: You must make payment in person at GIA. Only VISA and            l   A detailed explanation of the circumstances surrounding the felony
     Mastercard are accepted. A 3% bank surcharge is added. Applicants                 and how a GIA education will support the applicant’s career goals
     are responsible for paying any surcharges.                                    l   A copy of court documents stating the judgment, sentence,
  l  Cash or Check: Cash or checks are not accepted; however, a direct                 disposition, and any terms of parole or probation
     deposit may be made to HSBC bank under GIA's account. Checks are              l   At least one character reference letter from a non-relative, written on
     payable to GIA (International) Co., Ltd.; drawn on a Thai bank only.              appropriate letterhead
      – HSBC bank (in the U Chu Liang Building) is located in the same
          building as GIA, and is open from 09:30 a.m. to 03:30 p.m.,             In the process of reviewing the applicant’s request for admission, multiple
          Monday through Friday.                                                  considerations are made. GIA reserves the right to deny an applicant’s
      – Send payment slip with your application for reference.                    request for admission if, for example, a prior felony conviction may be a
      – Contact giabkkedu@gia.edu for more information.                           safety concern, or could prevent the applicant from successfully securing
  l  Wire Transfer: Please contact us at +66 2 7796100 or                         employment within the industry or completing the program. GIA will
     giabkkedu@gia.edu for details. Applicants are responsible for any            respond to the student within 10 business days upon receiving the
     wire transfer fees.                                                          application.
 Students who owe GIA past due monies may not enroll in future courses or
 programs until they have reimbursed GIA.                                         Nonimmigrant Visa Requirements
                                                                                  International students who enroll in an On Campus program have to
 Scholarships                                                                     request a Non-Immigrant Student Education Visa ("ED" Visa) when visiting
 GIA-administered scholarships are available for On Campus and Distance           the Thai Royal Embassy or Thai Consulate in your country.
 Education (eLearning and Lab class) students. Applicants will be
                                                                                  International students must have valid student visas allowing them to
 considered for all available scholarships for the program they indicate on
                                                                                  attend GIA to complete the program. The entry visa must be obtained prior
 their application.
                                                                                  to entering Thailand. Lab class applicants do not require a visa. For
 Details on eligibility, how to apply, and required documents are available       details, please contact our education assistant at giabkkedu@gia.edu.
 at GIA.edu/scholarships
                                                                                  Once we receive all your required documents, you will receive a letter of
 Scholarship recipients are responsible for all non-course related expenses,      acceptance (issued by Thailand Ministry of Education) which you can use
 including but not limited to visa application, travel, housing, food and         to apply for your visa ("ED" Visa). A student whose visa application is
 other expenses.                                                                  unsuccessful will be refunded the full deposit fee amount; GIA will
                                                                                  withhold the registration visa processing fee of 5,000 baht.

 Third-Party Payer Information
 If someone other than the student is paying any part of a student’s tuition
 and fees, such persons will be required to provide their full name and
 country of residence at the time of payment. If a student’s employer is
 paying any part of a student’s tuition and fees, the student or student's
 employer will be required to provide the full company name and address
 or other identifying information at GIA’s request.

 Applicant Screening
 All applicants are screened against global watch lists. Because GIA is a
 U.S.-based corporation, all GIA schools must comply with U.S. Office of
 Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) regulations and other applicable laws and
 regulations. Additional information may be requested.

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Admissions Policies and Procedures (cont.)

 Nondiscrimination Policy                                                            GIA Transfer Credit Policy
 It is GIA’s policy not to engage in discrimination against, or harassment of,       GIA does not accept transfer credit from other institutions. GIA does not
 any student enrolled in or seeking enrollment in GIA on the basis of race,          currently have an articulation or transfer agreement with any other
 color, national or ethnic origin, ancestry, religion, creed, gender, age,           institution. GIA does not accept transfer credit for experiential or equivalent
 disability, medical condition, pregnancy or parental status, marital status,        learning, challenge examinations or achievement tests.
 sex, sexual orientation, veteran status, gender identity, caste, union
 membership, political affiliation, physical appearance, HIV status, or any          Credit for individual GIA Distance Education eLearning courses or Lab
 other classification protected by applicable federal and state                      classes are not transferable into full-time On Campus programs. Students
 nondiscrimination, equal opportunity laws, orders and regulations. This             who have completed the Graduate Diamonds or Graduate Colored Stones
 policy on non-discrimination applies to admissions, enrollment,                     program via Distance Education can earn the Graduate Gemologist
 scholarships, loan programs, employment, and access to participation in             diploma by completing the companion program on campus. For example,
 all GIA programs and activities.                                                    a student who completes the Graduate Diamonds program via Distance
                                                                                     Education and completes the Graduate Colored Stones program on campus
                                                                                     will earn the Graduate Gemologist diploma.
 Notice Concerning Transferability of
 Credits and Credentials Earned at Our                                               Credit for Lab classes successfully completed at any GIA location will be
                                                                                     accepted toward applicable Distance Education programs. Credit for
 Institution                                                                         coursework successfully completed through an On Campus program will
                                                                                     be accepted towards Distance Education courses or Lab classes as
 The transferability of credits you earn at the Gemological Institute of             applicable. Students should contact the school director for more
 America is at the complete discretion of an institution to which you may            information.
 seek to transfer. Acceptance of the diploma or certificate you earn in the
 educational program is also at the complete discretion of the institution to
 which you may seek to transfer. If the diploma or certificate that you earn
 at this institution is not accepted at the institution to which you seek to
 transfer, you may be required to repeat some or all of your coursework at
 that institution. For this reason you should make certain that your
 attendance at this institution will meet your educational goals. This may
 include contacting an institution to which you may seek to transfer after
 attending the Gemological Institute of America to determine if your
 diploma or certificate will transfer.

 Licensed private career schools offer curricula measured in clock hours,
 not credit hours. Certificates of completion, i.e., school diplomas, are issued
 to students who meet clock hour requirements. The granting of any
 college credit to students who participated in and/or completed a program
 at a licensed private career school is solely at the discretion of the
 institution of higher education that the student may opt to subsequently
 attend.

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Tuition and Fees
 Total charges are valid for programs, courses and classes from January 1, 2021 through December 31, 2021, and are subject to change. Amounts shown
 are in Thai baht (THB).

 On Campus Programs
  Program                                       Tuition         Fees                                  Total Charges*   First Payment**   Final Payment**

                                                                42,000 (Books)
  GEM 2500 Graduate Gemologist                  465,000                                               555,000          277,500           277,500
                                                                48,000 (Materials)
                                                                12,000 (Books)
  GEM 2200 Graduate Diamonds                    185,000                                               200,000          100,000           100,000
                                                                3,000 (Materials)
                                                                30,000 (Books)
  GEM 2300 Graduate Colored Stones              280,000                                               355,000          177,500           177,500
                                                                45,000 (Materials)
                                                                5,000 (Books)
  JMA 370 Jewelry Design                        138,000                                               151,000          75,500            75,500
                                                                8,000 (Materials)

 Lab Classes and Accelerated Programs
                                                                                                          Total          First            Final
  Class                                               Tuition       Fees
                                                                                                          Charges*       Payment**        Payment**

                                                                    5,000 (Books)
  GEM 230L Diamond Grading Lab                        47,000                                              53,000         5,000            48,000
                                                                    1,000 (Materials)
                                                                    3,000 (Books)
  GEM 220L Colored Stone Grading Lab                  34,000                                              38,000         5,000            33,000
                                                                    1,000 (Materials)
                                                                    5,000 (Books)
  GEM 240L Gem Identification Lab                     47,000                                              53,000         5,000            48,000
                                                                    1,000 (Materials)

  GEM 149L Pearl Grading Lab                          9,500         1,000 (Books)                         11,000         5,000            6,000
                                                                    500 (Materials)
  GEM 1000A Applied Jewelry Professional
                                                      24,000        8,000 (Books)                         32,000         5,000            27,000
  (Intensive)

 * Total Charges include tuition, books and materials. Books and materials are required.
 ** First Payment due with the application includes 50% of the Total Charges or 5,000 THB for Lab classes and Accelerated programs
 *** Final Payment is due before the first day of class

 Total Charges do not include a non-refundable Visa Processing Fee of 5,000 THB for On Campus international applicants. International applicants must
 submit the application, all required documents, the Visa Processing Fee and the First Payment Due at least 60 days before the first day of class.

 Total Charges Do Not Include:
  l   5,000 THB non-refundable visa processing fee for On Campus international students
  l   Housing, food, insurance, transportation, entertainment and other living expenses
  l   Fees for lost or damaged equipment, precious metals and stones
  l   Wire transfer fees that the student incurs
  l   Fees for replacement or optional books and materials
  l   Transportation fee for optional field trips
 Additional Student Fees May Include:
  l   1,500 THB half day or 2,500 THB full day for the use of Student Workroom
  l   1,000 THB for replacement ID or badge
  l   50 THB for replacement keys
  l   100 THB for replacement Letter of Completion
  l   Academic transcripts and replacement certificates/diplomas are purchased centrally from the Carlsbad campus and are charged in U.S. dollars:
       l  40 USD certificate replacement fee
       l  45 USD diploma replacement fee
       l  10 USD for each transcript

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Cancellation, Withdrawal and Refund Policies
 GIA’s cancellation, withdrawal and refund policies for the Bangkok campus
 are explained in detail in this section and in your enrollment agreement. If
                                                                                    Pro Rata Refund Schedule
 you have questions, please contact GIA Bangkok at +66 2 7796100 or
 email giabkkedu@gia.edu                                                             Percentage Completed by
                                                                                                                     GIA Retains        Refunded to Student
                                                                                     Student

 Cancellation or Withdrawal of Enrollment                                            Up through 10% of the class
                                                                                     hours
                                                                                                                     10% of tuition     90% of tuition

 Students may cancel their enrollment at any time before the end date                After 10% and up through
                                                                                                                     25% of tuition     75% of tuition
 specified in their enrollment agreement by notifying GIA admissions by              25% of the class hours
 mail or in person at U Chu Liang Building, 2nd Floor 968 Rama IV Road,              After 25% and up through
 Silom, Bangrak, Bangkok, 10500 Thailand; by email at giabkkedu@gia.edu;                                             50% of tuition     50% of tuition
                                                                                     50% of the class hours
 by phone at +66 2 7796100; or by fax at +66 2632 4595.
                                                                                     After 50% of the class hours    100% of tuition    No refund
 Students who wish to withdraw after the class has started should notify
 the school director.                                                                Sample Refund Calculation

 Students will be withdrawn from class if they fail to return from a leave of        A student paid a total tuition of 50,000 THB for a class with a total of 35
 absence, do not maintain satisfactory academic progress or are otherwise            class hours, completed 7 hours and then withdrew prior to the end date
 dismissed due to lack of attendance or violation of GIA policy.                     of the course. GIA retains 12,500 THB, calculated as follows:

 In all cases where a student’s enrollment is terminated (cancellation or            Total Tuition Paid by Student = 50,000 THB
 withdrawal), refunds are calculated based on the Refund Policy below.               Class Hours = 35; Class Hours Completed = 7
                                                                                     Percentage Completed = 20% (7 / 35 Class Hours)
 Students who withdraw and wish to continue their studies at a later date
 will be required to re-enroll into the program, course or class from the            Refund Percentage = 75% of Tuition
 beginning at current tuition and fees. On Campus international students             Refund Amount = 37,500 THB (50,000 THB x .75)
 who cancel, withdraw or who are otherwise dismissed will not be able to
                                                                                     GIA Retains = 12,500 THB (50,000 THB x .25)
 re-enroll into the same program or course at the Bangkok campus. In this
 case, the Thailand Ministry of Education will not approve a second Non-
 Immigrant Student Education Visa.

 Refund Policy
 Students will receive a full refund of all monies paid if the class is
 canceled by GIA. Students receive a refund of all monies paid if they
 cancel before the first day of class less any nonrefundable visa processing
 fee. Thereafter, a pro rata refund of tuition is calculated based on the
 percentage of class hours completed by the student.

 Unused books and materials, that are undamaged, are eligible for full
 refund upon inspection by GIA. Books and materials that are used or not
 returned in salable condition are not subject to refund.

 Students are responsible for any wire fees that they incur.

 If a student has obtained a loan to pay for an educational program, the
 student has the responsibility to repay the full amount of the loan, plus
 interest. Students who have received a scholarship are subject to the
 refund policy described in their scholarship acceptance letter.

 Processing Refunds
 If a refund is due, it will be processed back to the original remitter in the
 same manner payment was received. Refunds are processed within 30
 calendar days of the date GIA received the notice of cancellation or
 withdrawal, or the last date of attendance, whichever is later.

 The failure of a student to provide accurate and complete payment and
 banking information may delay a refund of tuition to the student.

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