Frequently Asked Questions

This page is for Internet student information. Visit the Prison Services FAQ page 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.

Registration Fee – A one-time initial registration fee of $25 shall apply to all new students no matter where they reside.

Tuition – A tuition fee of $450 per academic quarter for student who reside in the 35 developed countries. Visit the “How Much Does it Cost?” page under Academics to learn more.

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.

NationsU has three graduation dates per year in the North American Spring, Summer and Fall seasons and all requirements for the degree must be met at least two weeks prior to graduation. Within two to three weeks after the graduation date, Digital Diplomas are issued by email to graduates (or to the sponsor email for incarcerated graduates) at no extra cost to the graduate. Physical Diplomas are mailed within that same time frame by post to those graduates who have paid their graduation fee and responded to the Graduation Email from the Registrar’s Office confirming their correct details and mailing address.

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.

Elearning

If you are an existing or a new student and you are having difficulties logging in to your account, write to the IT Administrator Glenn Beville, glennb@nationsu.edu. He will be pleased to assist you.

 

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.

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 NU Courses website. You will need to be a registered student to use your username and password to access this material. On the NU Courses page (http://www.nationsu.net) you will see the word Courses listed at the top of the page.

The link to the portal to pay your graduation fee is on the Office of the Registrar page, click here to go there now.

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.

Since NationsU is non-denominational an outside body is required for endorsement. Most professional degrees from any seminary are typically recognized by the military. Therefore, NU recommends that you contact the Chaplaincy Endorsement Commission (CEC) if you are interested in being a professional chaplain in the United States military. This is an agency of the Christian Churches and Churches of Christ which provides endorsement and pastoral care of chaplains and counselors in ministry who serve in a variety of using agencies such as the military, hospitals, prisons, and corporations. Visit their website to learn more about the requirements, cec-chap.org or you mail email them at chaplainec@gmail.com.

Proctors

Contact Prison Services to get access to the exam files, student.services@nationsu.edu. Be sure to put your username in the subject line of the email for faster service.

You will need the student’s username and password to be to access the student’s file in order to see their grade. Click How To Find My Grades? to download a step by step instructions on finding my grade. Then click the NationsU.net button to go to the student login portal.

 

NationsU.net

To become a NationsUniversity Certified Internet Proctor, internet proctor

To become a NationsUniversity Prison Proctor, prison proctor

Registration

If you have not registered, first, visit the ADMISSIONS page found in the menu bar. Once you have decided that you would like to enroll in a NationsUniversity program, you can begin to register by visiting HOW DO I REGISTER?. Read our HOW MUCH DOES NU COST? page to determine if you may be exempted from tuition and fees.

If you have already registered select STUDENTS from the menu found at the top of any page on this website and then select NU Courses from the dropdown menu.

NationsUniversity encourages you to visit the ADMISSIONS OVERVIEW and the AM I READY FOR NU? pages before attempting to register. These pages are found under the ADMISSIONS menu on every page. From there you can select HOW DO I REGISTER? from the menu.

Yes, our A Search for Spirituality course can be accessed as a “guest” without officially registering with NationsUniversity. You are able see the overview of the course but not open individual modules and exams. If you desire to see any details of any course you may email us and we will send you a pdf copy of the course. Just click on the STUDENTS menu at the top of any page on this website and select NU Courses from the menu.

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 (e.g., xx123456). 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. Write to student.services@nationsu.edu if you have forgotten your username.

A: Your Student ID Code is assigned randomly by the Student Information System. If you are an older student, your username may be the same as the Student ID Code. For newer students, your username will be six digits combining three letters and three numbers (e.g., ABc123). Use your username along with the password you received from the SIS to log in at elearning.nationsu.edu.

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.

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. Write to student.services@nationsu.edu if you have forgotten your password. If you wish to change your password, instructions on how to do this are on the NU Courses page in the right-hand column.

From the NationsUniversity® home page (nationsu.edu) click on STUDENTS menu at the top of any page on this website then select NU COURSES to be taken to the courses. Login on that page using your username and password.

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