National University 2018 General Catalog

• Web Browser: » » Blackboard Learn supports the most recent releases of Apple Safari, Mozilla Firefox, and Google Chrome. Notes: • Web Browsers listed have been validated with the course platform. A student risks running into problems with the course software if they choose to use a non-supported browser. • National University maintains a Technical Requirements web page that is updated frequently with Windows and Macintosh hardware and software requirements, including both recommended and supported web browser software. For further information, please check detail/aid/120. WRITING CENTER National University students have the opportunity to work one-on-one with writing consultants to develop their writing and critical thinking skills via synchronous appointments with the Online Writing Center and in person in San Diego, Los Angeles, and Fresno. The Writing Center welcomes the opportunity to help students at all levels to improve—from outlining a first year composition essay to drafting a graduate level research paper. The Writing Center staff, comprised of experienced writing instructors, are eager to work with students to help them develop strategies for improving their writing. For more information about Writing Center services and how to make an appointment, go to OurPrograms/StudentServices/WritingCenter.html. BOOKSTORE The University contracts with an external vendor for the sale and buyback of textbooks. Textbooks are available for purchase two weeks prior to the first night of class. The cost of books varies with each course. Students must purchase all books and supplies necessary for the course in which they are enrolled. Textbooks may be purchased online or by phone. Online access to the vendor is provided through the student portal on the University’s website. TRANSFER OF CREDITS TO OTHER INSTITUTIONS Each institution has policies that govern the acceptance of credit from other institutions. Accreditation by one of the regionally accrediting associations is the normal and primary criterion for making such determinations. National University is accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC). Transfer credit is determined by the receiving institution. Generally, credits and degrees from National University have been accepted by transfer institutions. Students who are anticipating a transfer, or advanced studies, are encouraged to contact such institutions directly to determine how National University credits will relate to the requirements of those institutions. INTERNET AND WIRELESS STUDENT ACCESS All National University students can access the Internet from any of the computers found in the University’s computer classrooms and open computer labs. National University has wireless Internet access at most campuses. At the applicable campuses, wireless access is available within most student areas, such as classrooms and lounges. The student should contact the campus to determine if a site has wireless access and to get log on information to access the wireless network. National University’s programs and courses make frequent use of Internet resources, allowing students to learn the skills required to gain information through such electronic media. SOAR STUDENT PORTAL National University offers all students online real-time access to their academic, financial and personal records and other pertinent information. Through the SOAR student portal, accessible from the University’s home page, students can access their online classes, grades, Academic Advisement Report (AAR), textbook requirements, online bookstore, financial aid checklists, and student accounts, as well as add courses to their schedules. STUDENT CONCIERGE SERVICES Student Concierge Services (SCS), is comprised of knowledgeable Student Service Advocates. Our highly-skilled team of advocates assist student learners

through a variety of insightful services; offering guidance, answers about National University policies & procedures, combined with innovative and sound solutions to create an exceptional student experience. SCS Advocates address a broad-range of areas related to: Single Sign On/Login support, Admissions, Financial Aid, Student Accounts, Registrar and Graduation for NU System. Our unique support hours were created to embrace the student lifecycle to proudly offer students timely, efficient and effective service via phone, chat and email 7 days a week, from 7a.m. to Midnight PST (excluding major holidays). Phone: 866.628.8988 | E-mail: STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES It is the policy of National University, in compliance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, as amended, and other federal and state disability nondiscrimination laws, that no student shall, on the basis of his/her disability, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or otherwise be subject to discrimination under any University program or activity. National University is committed to providing students with disabilities an equal opportunity to access the benefits, rights, and privileges of University services, programs, and activities in the most integrated setting appropriate to the students’ needs. National University is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to students with disabilities in order to ensure that all students have an equal opportunity to benefit from and have access to programs and services. “Reasonable accommodation” means a reasonable modification or adjustment that enables qualified students with disabilities to have equal access to programs and services. Under the law, “reasonable accommodation” may include, but is not limited to, removal of barriers of access of the physical facilities or programs, “academic adjustments” such as modification of academic requirements, policies and procedures, and “auxiliary aids” such as taped texts, interpreters, readers and other similar services and actions. Student Accessibility Services Office Student Accessibility Services (SAS) at National University, through collaboration with the campus and the community, is committed to empowering students with disabilities and providing equal access to higher education through the provision of academic support services, technology and advocacy in order to promote student retention and graduation. Student Accessibility Services provides disability consultation, coordination of support services and accommodations for all eligible students with disabilities. Services Student Accessibility Services provides a variety of services designed to assist the National University community, including students, faculty and staff. Student Accessibility Services offers services that allow students with disabilities to participate fully in all facets of the learning experience. • Students with disabilities are equipped with tools to promote self-advocacy, independence, learning, and goal attainment. • Faculty and staff are provided resources and guidance to assist with the creation of accessible onsite and online learning experiences that foster Students with disabilities have the right to obtain reasonable accommodations. National University will make such modifications to its academic requirements as are necessary to ensure that such requirements do not discriminate or have the effect of discriminating on the basis of disability against a qualified applicant or student with a disability. Modifications may include changes in the length of time permitted for the completion of the degree requirements, substitution of specific courses required for the completion of degree requirements and adaptation of the manner in which specific courses are conducted. In course examinations or other procedures for evaluating a student’s academic achievement, the University shall provide methods for evaluating the achievement of students with disabilities that impair sensory, manual, or speaking skills as will best ensure that the results of the evaluation represent the student’s achievement in the course, rather than reflecting the student’s impaired sensory, manual, or speaking skills, except where such skills are the factors that the test purports to measure. engagement and interaction with all students. Requesting Accommodations and Services


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