Frequently Asked Questions

This page is for Internet student information. Contact Prison Services for incarcerated students if you have any questions.

Degree Programs

Students are encouraged to begin with BRS 100, A Search for Spirituality. Internet students are not bound to any order and may pursue courses at discretion. However, to receive credit toward academic awards, all course requirements must be met. See “Academics” for degree requirements.

Students are allowed to complete courses at their own pace with the understanding that once enrolled in any particular class, they should complete it with in a twelvemonth period. A student is unenrolled automatically from any class in which there is no activity for ninety days.  A student is no longer considered to have “active” status if there is no activity for twelve months.

Personal discipline is very important. We recommend that a student consider the time he/she is able to give to study, establish a routine schedule, and stick to it. For example, if you can complete a module in a week, then map out the course for five weeks. If you have more or less time to devote to study, then make your schedule realistic. The schedule will help you determine when to take that first exam.

Degree Requirements

When a student presents a legitimate bachelor’s degree in any field, that student is automatically placed in the graduate program. Students are discouraged from taking a second bachelor’s because of the level of work. By the time a bachelor’s degree is earned, the student should be ready to pursue work at another level, even if the first level is taken in non-religious disciplines.

Yes, NationsUniversity will review and accept the transfer of credit that is deemed to be university level, subject to restrictions related to the degree completion plan. Have an official copy of your transcript sent to

Registrar NationsUniversity
650 Poydras St., Ste. 1400
PMB 133
New Orleans, LA 70130
U.S.A.
or e-mailed to registrar@nationsu.edu.

See under Academics on the website. Click on the area of study you are interested in to learn its requirements. Generally, 120 semester credits are required unless you submit transfer credit.

See under Academics page on the website for details.

Students should contact the institution that awarded them the credits/degree and request that the institution send the credentials (transcript) to:

Registrar NationsUniversity
650 Poydras St., Ste. 1400
PMB 133
New Orleans, LA 70130
U.S.A.
or e-mailed to registrar@nationsu.edu.

Diploma

Diplomas are issued after a student has met all the requirements for their degree program. Diplomas are mailed by post to the student at the address provided at registration, unless the student advises otherwise.

Diplomas are printed in a landscape format, on quality paper, 8 ½ high x 11 inches wide.

The name printed on the diploma will be the full name the student used to register, with the spelling and in the order given, unless the student requests otherwise.

Exams

The exam link is under each Module on the course menu. The time limit is stated on your exam. Exams consist of a set of multiple choice questions. When completed, review your answers and click  “submit all and finish. Your exam grade will be posted on your user summary within six (6) hours of taking the exam. If your score is below 70, you should plan to re-take the exam after more study. If your score is above 70, you may proceed to Module two.

There is a time limit for each exam. The time limit is different for different exams and is stated at the top of your exam page. Students may take an exam 3 times to recieve a passing grade. However, the questions will be different with each test you take.

Beginning January, 2011, all students are required to take online exams. Only incarcerated students receive exams by postal mail.

Instructions regarding exams are given when you open an exam online. A few exams allow notes and Bibles but, as a general rule, you should not expect to be able to view sources when taking an exam.

Grades can be viewed anytime by logging into “NU Courses” from the homepage. Once you are logged in, in the lefthand column start by clicking on “Report” and then “User Reports and finally “NationsU User Summary Report.” You will open a page that shows all of your grades for both completed courses and courses in progress. Repeat the same steps but this time click on “NationsU User Transcript” at the lefthand of this page to view all  your completed courses, your transfer credits (if any), and your GPA.

All online exam grades will be available for you to see online within six (6) hours.

Students cannot see what questions they answered correctly or incorrectly. They can see the overall exam grade within six hours of taking an exam.

NU requires that each module exam be passed with a minimum of 70% score. If you want the grade to be applied toward a degree, you should plan to re-take the exam after further study. Your grade will remain incomplete until you have passed the exam. But if you pass an exam with a score of 70 or more, you need not take the exam again to gain a higher score.

The minimum score to receive credit for an exam is 70 percent. The 70 or higher grade that a student receives will be the grade on the student’s transcript. NU subscribes to the same standard as most educational institutions in that students cannot re-take exams to improve a score that is already passing.

Please allow three weeks for grades to appear. Very often the professor assigned to your class may read and evaluate your work within a shorter period of time, but please wait two weeks before inquiring.

Other Questions

The NationsUniversity Writing Guide and the APA Manual of Style are located in the Moodle website. You will need to be a registered student to use your username and password to access this material. On the Moodle homepage (the nationsu.net site) you will see the word Courses listed at the top of the page. The material is listed under that heading. Click this link to go their directly after you have logged in with your credentials, Writing Guide.

First consult what options are available to you in the Academic Catalog and Student Handbook. Consult with your advisor and if your questions are not satisfied you may then download the grievance form.

Proctors

Registration

First, read the Academic Catalog under “Academics” on the menu bar. The Catalog will give you information on each of the certificate/degree programs NationsUniversity offers and what the requirements are for each degree. Under “Academics” you will also find links to each of our degree programs. Once you have decided that you would like to enroll in a NationsUniversity program, you can begin to register.

Read the Academic Catalog by clicking on the button on the left. Then click on the Register button to go to the Registration page. Read the registration policies, then click register here at bottom of page. Complete the form. Be sure to include a correct e-mail address. You will receive an e-mail confirmation with your username and password and further instructions on how to start taking courses.

Yes, our A Search for Spirituality course can be accessed as a “guest” without officially registering with NationsUniversity. To open the course, click on “A Search for the Spiritual” in the footer at the bottom of any webpage. You will be taken to a new website that has the course. Click “log in as guest” to access the course. Feel free to explore the different aspects of the course to help decide if further study is of interest to you.

The Username is the code issued to each student or proctor upon completion of registration. This username is your personal code. It consists of two lower case letters and six numbers. Use this code to log on to the “NU Courses” page. Be sure to include this code in the subject line of any e-mails to NationsUniversity staff or your advisor so that we can best help you.

Your Password is the personal code, made up of seven to nine lower case letters and one number, which is assigned when you register. Your password is needed with your username to log on to the “NU Courses” page. See instructions at www.nationsu.org/getstarted.

Directions for finding a lost password:
1.  Go to www.nationsu.net.
2.  On the right side of the next page, look at the LOGIN area. Click on the small blue lettering that says “Lost password?”
3.  Enter either your username or your email address. CHOOSE ONE, NOT BOTH! Click OK.
4.  The message will say:  If you supplied a correct username or email address then an email should have been sent to you. It contains easy instructions to confirm and complete this password change. If you continue to have difficulty, please contact the site administrator.
5. Go directly to your email and find the message with the computer generated password.  Make sure you have copied the password and put it in a secure location that you can refer to as needed.

Directions for changing a password:
If you want to change that password, you can do so only after you have logged in using the computer generated password assigned to you.
1.  After log in, click on your blue name in the upper right hand side of the page.
2.  Click on the “Change Password” button at the bottom of the new page.
3. Type your current password generated by the NU computer system and type in a password you can easily remember. The password must have at least 7 characters, at least 1 digit(s), at least 1 lower case letter(s). Click to save changes.
4.  Make sure you have copied the password and put it in a secure location that you can refer to as needed.

The student code is the same as the username and consists of two lower case letters and six numbers. See your confirmation of registration.

From the NationsUniversity® home page (www.nationsu.org) click on “NU courses” to be taken to the courses.

Postal service was discontinued for new students on January 1st, 2009. The only students who may use postal services are those who are incarcerated.