Student Expectations

Code of Conduct

All students enrolling in the UofN are expected to be committed Christians who aim to glorify God in their lives. Therefore, faculty and staff have high expectations for each student. The UofN modular education system demands concentrated study and continuous diligence because the academic content of each course or school is equivalent to several traditional university courses. The development of Christian character is an integral part of our training and a central ongoing goal of the UofN. Consequently, we expect that the conduct of UofN students will be in keeping with biblical standards. Any compromise of academic integrity, including cheating and plagiarism, any verified violation of biblical standards or of local community-living guidelines on campus, and any violation of the law of the land, including visa and immigration procedures, may be considered grounds for disciplinary action or dismissal.

Student Responsibilities

Degree students are responsible for knowing all the pertinent content of the UofN Catalog and ensuring that their course program satisfies degree requirements.

Degree students are encouraged to determine a primary location for their studies, and do two to four courses at one UofN location. This practice provides secure relational and academic continuity for the student pursuing a degree.

Students need to be aware that each credit point is based on satisfactory completion of all requirements for one full learning week for the registered school or seminar. The student is responsible for keeping a record of their completed coursework and grades. This record should include documentation of exact dates and locations of both lecture phases and field assignments/practicums/internships. The student should also keep a copy of the individualized approved degree planning form. This precaution is a personal safeguard as the student travels from location to location.

Most UofN schools require twelve full learning weeks of lecture, yielding twelve credits. If circumstances require, students may complete a course with eleven weeks, yielding eleven credits. However, additional credits may be made up after completion of the required minimum field assignment/practicum/internship, typically eight weeks. In many locations, the academic coordinators can arrange appropriately registered seminars of one to three credits to be taken following a shorter than twelve–week school. Students need to be aware that when the school lecture phase or field assignment/practicum/internship phase is less than twelve full weeks long, they must assume the responsibility to plan their programs with additional credit courses or seminars to fulfill degree requirements. Any student completing less than eleven weeks on a standard twelve-week course will not be awarded any credits for the course.