National University 2018 General Catalog

adjunct and may be promoted over time to Core Adjunct and Certified Core Adjunct. All faculty hold advanced degrees in their areas of expertise and are respected professionals with many years of career experience. When hired, they receive an orientation to the University as well as training in the various learning modalities used at National University. Ongoing professional development occurs throughout the academic year. Familiarity with University Regulations When signing an enrollment agreement, students acknowledge receipt of the General Catalog and agree to abide by the policies, rules, and regulations of the University. Upon acceptance of the online enrollment agreement, constituting a virtual signature, students acknowledge that they are bound by the policies, rules, and regulations of the University contained in this catalog. This publication includes academic standards and the general requirements for graduation. Lack of knowledge or familiarity with the information contained in the General Catalog does not serve as an excuse for noncompliance or violations. The University provides assistance in the form of academic advising, but students are responsible for meeting the published requirements of their respective programs. General Fees Fees are non-refundable. All records and services are withheld from students who have any outstanding financial obligations to the University or have defaulted on a Title IV loan at the University. Effective May 1, 2011 National University began reporting student account defaults to credit reporting agencies. Application Fee . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $60 (For students entering any degree program. This fee is charged to all but international students.) Non-Degree Application Fee . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $60 (For students entering any non-degree program.) International Student Application Fee . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $65 International Student Orientation Fee . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $50 Re-admission Fee . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $60 (For students who have been inactive for more than 12 months or who are entering another degree program.) Graduation Processing Fee . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $100 (Charged to all students before graduation.) Transcript Fee . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $5 (Per copy fee for each transcript–additional $2 surcharge applicable to e-transcripts) Returned Check Charge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $20 Reinstatement Fee . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $100 (Charged only to those students with unpaid delinquent financial obligations.) Late Payment Fee . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $25 (Charged when tuition payment has not been received by the first night of class.) Credit by Examination Fee . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $100 (Per examination, per course.) Challenge Examinations Fee . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $50 (Per examination charge, course waiver, no credit.) Nursing Fees NSG 403 Course Fee . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $2,450 SIMS Lab Fee. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $350 (Per make-up session.) Nursing Clinical Laboratory (NSG) Fee. . . . . . . . . . $675 per course ORI 10 Nursing Course Fee. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $250 E-Portfolio. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $35 per year E-Portfolio Renewal Fee. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $30 per year MA in Digital Journalism Fees iPad Mini Package . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $900 (Including the device and related software.)

If a student does not complete a course, a tuition refund is made according to the following schedule, which is based upon a 28-day month. Students who withdraw from a course prior to midnight of the: • Prior to midnight (PST) of the ninth (9th) day of the session will receive a 100 percent refund • Prior to midnight (PST) of the fourteenth (14th) day of the session will receive a 50 percent refund • Prior to midnight (PST) of the twenty-first (21st) day of the session will receive a 25 percent refund Students who withdraw from a course after midnight of the twenty-first (21st) day of the session will not receive a refund. Students must have a credit balance in their account to receive a refund. Refunds, depending on the verification of funds, are processed and mailed within fifteen (15) days from the later of: a. The date from when a student cancels enrollment b. The date from when the institution terminates a student’s enrollment c. The last day of an authorized leave of absence (if the student fails to return after this period) d. The last day of attendance of a student All refunds are mailed to the student’s home address. Students must make sure that the address on file is correct. For states with an approved status, please be aware that individual programs may not be approved or may be pending approval by a state licensing authority and cannot be offered to students residing in that state. Granting of Credit The academic year is divided into four 12-week quarters, each comprised of three one-month classes (refer to the Financial Aid section for a definition of the academic year used for financial aid calculations). Students may enroll in classes in most programs any month of the year. National University awards credit in quarter units. Under the current policy, 4.5 units of credit are awarded for most courses. A unit of credit is based upon the hours of classroom instruction for each course and the hours that a typical student reasonably should expect to devote preparing for each hour of class. An undergraduate course requires 45 hours of classroom instruction and an undergraduate student generally is expected to devote two hours or more in outside preparation for each hour of class. Undergraduate courses are typically scheduled for a one-month period, generally for 4.5 hours on two weekdays and 4.5 hours on two Saturdays during the month. A graduate course requires 40 hours of classroom instruction and a graduate student generally is expected to devote three hours or more in outside preparation for each hour of class. Graduate courses are typically scheduled for a one-month period, generally 4.5 hours two weekday nights with a 4.5-hour session on one Saturday. Additional contact hour information is located in the National University Credit Hour Policy available at www.nu.edu. FACULTY There are three tiers of faculty at National University—full-time and part-time, which includes associate and adjunct. Full-Time Faculty are members of the University whose primary responsibilities include teaching, scholarship, service, intellectual coordination with the part- time faculty, professional development, student advising and participation in the University’s governance. Associate Faculty are teachers who make a half-time commitment to the University faculty over the course of the year. They are contracted to teach a designated number of courses per year, advise students on course, program, or career-related issues, participate in departmental, school, and University activities, and engage in scholarship relevant to their teaching. Adjunct Faculty are teachers whose principal professional commitments are elsewhere in their fields, but who are contracted to teach a designated number of courses per year, advise students on course-related topics, and maintain currency in their professional and disciplinary fields. Adjunct faculty serve initially as

20 NATIONAL UNIVERSITY // GENERAL CATALOG 2018

nu.edu

Made with FlippingBook - professional solution for displaying marketing and sales documents online