New Student
Reference Guide
Fall Term
2013
This guide was put together with the purpose of supporting your transition into...
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WelcomeDuringFirstTermPriorToYourFirstCourse
Contents
Contents...................................................
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AcademicResources&Professional
Development
ChecklistsBostonDuringFirstTerm
When do classes meet?.................
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GraduationandCertificate
Completion
Boston
On Campus Resources...................................................
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“Welcome!” from Dean LaBrie
Congratulations on your acceptance to the College of Professional Studies and welc...
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About the College of Professional Studies (CPS)
The College of Professional Studies (CPS) is one of nine colle...
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Reference Guide to CPS
This guide was put together with the purpose of supporting your transition into the Col...
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1. Log into your myNEU account
2. Go to Services and Links
3. Click on Blackboard (Northeastern University Onl...
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Order Your Books
All students are expected to have textbooks by the first day of courses. You may search for
c...
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Please note that your NU ID number is not on the series of numbers listed on the front of
your Husky ID card. ...
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Financing Your Education
Paying Your Tuition
All billing takes place online through your myNEU account. The f...
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How do I maintain financial aid eligibility?
If you are a financial aid recipient, you need to make sure that...
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How do I know what courses I have left to complete my certificate or
degree program?
You can log into your my...
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How does the quarter system work?
The academic year at CPS is divided into four academic quarters: Fall, Wint...
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About Your Academic Program
How do I know which courses are required to complete my certificate or degree
pro...
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A student must make consistent satisfactory academic progress toward her/his
program. A student who attempts ...
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CPS offers students many opportunities to learn more about academic integrity, as well as
how to cite sources...
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Math Center
The Northeastern Math Center offers math tutoring on an individual basis (for
undergraduates only...
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What is the Center for Spirituality, Dialogue, and Service?
The Center (located in 203 Ell Hall) seeks to adv...
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CHECKLIST - Prior to Your First Academic Term
Now that you’ve reviewed this information, please use the check...
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Technical Assistance
For technical issues pertaining to an online course, please contact the 24/7 NU Online
S...
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On Campus Resources
Police. Fire. Medical Emergency
617.373.3333
Non-emergency 617.373.2121
ISSI (for interna...
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After Completing Your First Term Until You Graduate
 Meet your deadlines, e.g., course registration, insuran...
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Graduation
Graduation Ceremony
The College of Professional Studies hosts one graduation ceremony each year in...
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  1. 1. New Student Reference Guide Fall Term 2013 This guide was put together with the purpose of supporting your transition into the College of Professional Studies (CPS). Please review and save this guide as it will provide clear and meaningful guidance throughout your academic career at CPS.
  2. 2. 1 | P a g e WelcomeDuringFirstTermPriorToYourFirstCourse Contents Contents....................................................................................................................................................................................... 1 “Welcome!” from Dean LaBrie............................................................................................................................................. 4 About the College of Professional Studies (CPS)........................................................................................................ 5 Office of Academic & Student Support Services (OASSS)........................................................................................ 5 Reference Guide to CPS......................................................................................................................................................... 6 Activate your myNEU account....................................................................................................................................... 6 Access NU Online................................................................................................................................................................ 6 New Student Orientation...................................................................................................................................................... 6 New Student Orientation: Online................................................................................................................................. 6 New Student Orientation: On-Ground ....................................................................................................................... 7 Access and Check Your HuskyMail Regularly......................................................................................................... 7 Register for courses........................................................................................................................................................... 7 Order Your Books............................................................................................................................................................... 8 Complete the I Am Here (IAH) process ..................................................................................................................... 8 Review the Student Handbook...................................................................................................................................... 8 Review the Academic Calendar..................................................................................................................................... 8 New Student On-Ground/New to Boston...................................................................................................................... 8 Obtain Your Husky Card (student identification card)....................................................................................... 8 Purchase On-Campus Parking Permit or MBTA Pass.......................................................................................... 9 New Student Online/New to Online Courses............................................................................................................... 9 How do online courses work at CPS? ......................................................................................................................... 9 New Incoming International Students on a Student Visa....................................................................................... 9 Financing Your Education..................................................................................................................................................10 Paying Your Tuition.........................................................................................................................................................10 Financial Aid.......................................................................................................................................................................10 How do I maintain financial aid eligibility? ...........................................................................................................11 Your Student Success Specialist (Academic Advisor) ............................................................................................11 Review Your Academic Program Curriculum.......................................................................................................11 When should I register for courses?.........................................................................................................................11 How do I choose which courses to take? ................................................................................................................11 How many classes should I take each term?.........................................................................................................11 How do I know what courses I have left to complete my certificate or degree program?.................12 How do I add and/or drop courses?.........................................................................................................................12 Course Delivery and Structure.........................................................................................................................................12 How does the quarter system work?........................................................................................................................13
  3. 3. 2 | P a g e AcademicResources&Professional Development ChecklistsBostonDuringFirstTerm When do classes meet?...................................................................................................................................................13 How many credits is each course worth?...............................................................................................................13 Where can I find the academic calendar?...............................................................................................................13 Transfer Credits .....................................................................................................................................................................13 How do I know if I have been awarded transfer credits? ................................................................................13 About Your Academic Program.......................................................................................................................................14 Academic Progress................................................................................................................................................................14 Academic Grading System.............................................................................................................................................14 How do I know how well I am doing in my program?.......................................................................................14 What is the minimum GPA I need to stay in good academic standing?......................................................14 Academic Probation and Dismissal................................................................................................................................14 Reinstatement After Dismissal....................................................................................................................................15 Academic Integrity................................................................................................................................................................15 Academic and Student Support Network....................................................................................................................16 What is SMARTHINKING?.............................................................................................................................................16 Northeastern Writing Center.......................................................................................................................................16 Math Center.........................................................................................................................................................................17 International Tutoring Center.....................................................................................................................................17 Disability Resource Center ...........................................................................................................................................17 Where can I find Behavioral Health support?.......................................................................................................17 What is WeCare?...............................................................................................................................................................17 What is the Center for Spirituality, Dialogue, and Service?.............................................................................18 Professional and Career Development.........................................................................................................................18 What kinds of co-op and internship opportunities are available?...............................................................18 Where can I find career services advice?................................................................................................................18 CHECKLIST - Prior to Your First Academic Term....................................................................................................19 Checklist – Prior to First Class: All Students..........................................................................................................19 Checklist – Prior to First Class: Online Students..................................................................................................19 Checklist – Prior to First Class: On-Ground Students........................................................................................19 First Weeks of Class During Your First Academic Term .......................................................................................19 Checklist – First Weeks of Class: All Students.......................................................................................................19 Technical Assistance ............................................................................................................................................................20 Moving to Boston...................................................................................................................................................................20 How can I find housing?.................................................................................................................................................20 Can I use Northeastern athletic facilities?..............................................................................................................20 What kind of on-campus public safety resources exist? ..................................................................................20
  4. 4. 3 | P a g e GraduationandCertificate Completion Boston On Campus Resources.........................................................................................................................................................21 About Boston/Fun Things To Do....................................................................................................................................21 After Completing Your First Term Until You Graduate .........................................................................................22 Certificate Completion.........................................................................................................................................................22 Certificate Completion Form........................................................................................................................................22 Certificate to Full Degree...............................................................................................................................................22 Graduation................................................................................................................................................................................23 Graduation Ceremony.....................................................................................................................................................23 Registering to Graduate.................................................................................................................................................23 Degree Conferral....................................................................................................................................................................23 Diploma.................................................................................................................................................................................23 Please Note: The College of Professional Studies New Student Reference Guide contains information current as of the date of its release; however, such information is not intended to be, and should not be regarded to be contractual, and is subject to change at the discretion of the University.
  5. 5. 4 | P a g e “Welcome!” from Dean LaBrie Congratulations on your acceptance to the College of Professional Studies and welcome! As dean, I ensure that our 50-year tradition of providing non-traditional students access to a high-quality, world-class education is continued. We are committed to engaging graduate and undergraduate adult learners, developing new pathways for international students, and creating access for students from underserved populations. We have achieved international recognition as a leader in providing programs for working professionals. The College is not limited to traditional disciplines but rather focused on you, the student: your needs, your interest, and your goals. This allows us to provide an education that is uniquely aligned with your geography, career path, and schedule. We have developed a rich academic curriculum that corresponds to thriving industries such as education, management, health care, and information technology. The College’s portfolio of programs range from doctoral programs that combine cutting- edge coursework with professionally relevant research projects to Foundation Year – an innovative, first-year college program that transforms Boston-area students into scholars. Our online learning model provides you with access to 87 degrees and professional certificate programs and allows you to learn with classmates from 85 countries. Our faculty are industry professionals, scholar-practitioners, and mentors who represent numerous industries. Our success lies in this diversity of program offerings, students, and faculty. The College of Professional Studies has seen tremendous international growth in the past five years. Our innovative approach to education provides access to a more dynamic student population than possible at traditional colleges. The multicultural classroom experience prepares our students to operate in a complex global environment. Your professional experience and entrepreneurial spirit will serve as great values to our classroom. I invite you to discover what we have to offer and to join our global community of students. Sincerely, John LaBrie Dean of the College of Professional Studies and Vice President for Professional Education
  6. 6. 5 | P a g e About the College of Professional Studies (CPS) The College of Professional Studies (CPS) is one of nine colleges and schools that make up Northeastern University. CPS is committed to providing career-focused educational programs that are designed to accommodate the complex lives of motivated adult learners (international students, community college transfers, working professionals, and nontraditional students). Offered in a variety of innovative formats, our courses are taught by accomplished scholars and practitioners who have real-world experience. The result is an educational experience founded on proven scholarship, strengthened with practical application, and sustained by academic excellence. Office of Academic & Student Support Services (OASSS) Our mission is to provide comprehensive services to enable students to take ownership of their education and to make sound decisions and judgments that will further their academic and professional success. Location: Northeastern University College of Professional Studies 360 Huntington Avenue 50 Nightingale Hall Boston, MA 02115 Directions: OASSS is located in 50 Nightingale Hall on the Boston main campus on Forsyth Street, near the Green Line Northeastern T stop and the Orange Line Ruggles T station. Contact us: Call: 617.373.2400 or toll free 877.668.7727 Email: cps-adviser@neu.edu Office Suite Hours in EST: Monday through Friday: 8:30 a.m. through 8:30 p.m. (advising available 9-7 p.m.) Saturday: 8:30 a.m. through 1:30 p.m. (no advising available) Advising Hours* (walk-in hours) in EST: Monday through Thursday: 9:00 a.m. through 7:00 p.m. Friday: 9:00 a.m. through 5:00 p.m. *Extended advising hours are available during the first week of classes in each academic quarter.
  7. 7. 6 | P a g e Reference Guide to CPS This guide was put together with the purpose of supporting your transition into the College of Professional Studies (CPS). Please review and save this guide as it will provide clear and meaningful guidance throughout your academic career at CPS. Activate your myNEU account Your myNEU account will enable you to access your student e-mail account, register for and/or drop courses, confirm course registration, find classroom assignments, access online classes, view billing information, check your financial aid application status, apply for a parking permit, view your grades and academic history, and apply to graduate. To activate your myNEU account: 1. Go to http://myneu.neu.edu 2. Click on “How do I get a myNEU username and password?” 3. Click “Activate Account” If you have trouble accessing your myNEU account, please contact the Services Desk at 617.373.4357(HELP), at help@neu.edu, or at the InfoCommons located inside Snell Library. Access NU Online After your MyNEU account is active, please login to NU Online and complete the Online Orientation. Please visit: https://nuonline.neu.edu/ New Student Orientation All new students are expected to attend either the on-ground or online orientation (Students can choose to attend both orientations). The purpose of New Student Orientation, similar to this guide, is meant to ensure the success of each student from the point of program entry to degree completion. New Student Orientation: Online Online Orientation is similar to the online courses in that it is accessed via Northeastern University Online and can be completed whenever in your schedule best works for you. The online Orientation takes roughly one to two hours to complete.
  8. 8. 7 | P a g e 1. Log into your myNEU account 2. Go to Services and Links 3. Click on Blackboard (Northeastern University Online), where you will find a link to the CPS Online Orientation New Student Orientation: On-Ground New on-ground students will receive an invitation to the on-campus orientation. This is a chance to familiarize yourself with the campus, learn about the various resources that are available to you, meet various administrators, including your Student Success Specialist, and to ensure you have all the information you need to have a smooth and successful transition into CPS. Please contact your Enrollment Coach if you have not received information about on-ground orientation. Access and Check Your HuskyMail Regularly All CPS students are responsible for checking their Northeastern email accounts (HuskyMail). Official university correspondence is sent to HuskyMail accounts only. Students have the option of forwarding their HuskyMail to a secondary email account (Gmail, Yahoo, etc.)* However to avoid missing critical information, be sure to check your HuskyMail regularly, even if forwarding it to a secondary account. *Please follow instructions below to forward your HuskyMail: 1. Log into your HuskyMail account through myNEU 2. Click Settings in the upper right corner 3. Go to the Forwarding and POP/IMAP tab 4. Select Forward a copy of incoming mail to 5. Enter in your desired e-mail address to receive your forwarded HuskyMail 6. Select the action that you would like messages to take after being forwarded Register for courses 1. Log into your MyNEU Account 2. Click on the Self-Service Tab. 3. Click on Course Registration 4. Click on Add/Drop Courses 5. Select the correct CPS Term (for example, Spring 2013 CPS Quarter) 6. Add the CRN (five-digit code; available on online course descriptions) of each course you want into the boxes on the Add Classes Worksheet. 7. Click “Submit Changes”
  9. 9. 8 | P a g e Order Your Books All students are expected to have textbooks by the first day of courses. You may search for course textbook requirements on the CPS website course descriptions. The Northeastern University Bookstore is located in 4 Ell Hall. Please visit: http://www.northeastern.bkstore.com Complete the I Am Here (IAH) process All students, except for Fast-Track students, are required every academic quarter and session (first half and/or second half of a quarter) to verify their intent to enroll through their myNEU accounts during the first two weeks of class. This verification process is called “I Am Here.” Students who fail to complete this process on time will be automatically dropped from their class(es). The link for “I Am Here” becomes available to students on the first day of the academic quarter (for students enrolled in full-term and first-half classes) as well as on the first day of the second-half session (for students enrolled in 6B session classes). Log into your myNEU account and click on the link to open the pop-up window. You will be guided through a series of screens where you will be able to confirm that you will be attending classes during that particular term. Please ensure you complete the “I Am Here” process and do not log out of the system early. If you do not receive a pop-up message confirming completion of the process, then you have not reached the end of the procedure, and must start again. Please print or save a copy of the confirmation page for your records. Review the Student Handbook Available on the CPS website: http://www.cps.neu.edu/ Review the Academic Calendar Available on the CPS website under the Student Resources tab and also the Registrar’s website. New Student On-Ground/New to Boston Obtain Your Husky Card (student identification card) To obtain a Husky ID (student ID card), please bring a photo ID in the form of a state-issued license or passport to the Office of the Registrar located in 120 Hayden Hall. Your Husky card will allow you access to a wide range of on-campus university facilities and events including the library, computer laboratories, and the Marino Recreation Center. You can also use it as a debit card at select locations such as restaurants and stores in the vicinity of Northeastern University.
  10. 10. 9 | P a g e Please note that your NU ID number is not on the series of numbers listed on the front of your Husky ID card. To find your NU ID, login to your myNEU account and click on the Self- Service tab. Your NU ID number will be located at the top of the left-hand column. HuskyCards are only provided to students taking an on-ground course. Purchase On-Campus Parking Permit or MBTA Pass CPS students can purchase an annual parking permit, which is valid for the academic year, via myNEU under the Community tab or in person at 354 Richards Hall (phone: 617.373.7010; email parking@neu.edu). Student parking fees will be assessed to the student's tuition account. You can purchase MBTA passes with a Northeastern student ID card at the Cashier's Office located in 248 Richards Hall. New Student Online/New to Online Courses How do online courses work at CPS? Students can learn more about NU Online as well as view an online class demo here: http://www.northeastern.edu/online/northeastern-online-demo.php New Incoming International Students on a Student Visa There are many steps that need to be completed prior to moving to and while living here in Boston during your studies. Be sure review the Pre-Arrival Guide: http://issuu.com/northeasterncps/docs/northeastern-university-pre-arrival-guide- issuu?e=1292638/2640516 Please familiarize yourself with the Office of International Student and Scholar Institute (ISSI) website; from signing up for and attending a mandatory orientation to maintaining lawful student status, the ISSI website is an essential resource: http://www.northeastern.edu/issi/ Email: issi@neu.edu Phone: +1.617.373.2310; Fax: +1.617.373.8788 Office Hours: Monday-Thursday: 8:30 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.; Friday: 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Mailing Address: International Student & Scholar Institute 405 Ell Hall 360 Huntington Avenue Boston, MA 02115
  11. 11. 10 | P a g e Financing Your Education Paying Your Tuition All billing takes place online through your myNEU account. The first e-bill is posted one to two weeks prior to the start of the term. Second-session courses are billed one to two weeks prior to the start of the second-half session. Electronic check and credit card payments can be made on the Web via NUPAY on myNEU. For information on funding options, including a monthly payment plan that allows you to divide your education costs into manageable, convenient monthly installments, please contact the Office of Student Financial Services at 617.373.2897 or go online at https://www.financialaid.neu.edu For inquiries about billing, payments, and third-party funding, please contact: Student Financial Service Offices 354 Richards Hall Phone: 617.373.2270 Fax: 617.373.8222 E-mail: studentaccounts@neu.edu Financial Aid Regardless of your family income, consider applying for financial aid. Many factors are taken into consideration, including financial need, academic promise, and filing deadlines when determining financial awards. It is the intent of the university to meet as much of a student's financial need as available funds will allow. The only way to know if you will be eligible for grants, federal work-study, loans, and scholarships is to apply for aid. CPS students must complete and file the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid; http://www.fafsa.ed.gov/) at least three weeks prior to the start of the term. Please direct all financial aid queries and documents to the following address: Financial Aid 354 Richards Hall CPS Phone: 617.373.2897 Fax: 617.373.8735 E-mail: sfs@neu.edu CPS Students are awarded Financial Aid throughout the academic year once all financial aid application materials are received.
  12. 12. 11 | P a g e How do I maintain financial aid eligibility? If you are a financial aid recipient, you need to make sure that you meet Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) as well as a minimum Grade Point Average (GPA) and are enrolled for at least six quarter hours in order to maintain your aid eligibility. For more information about SAP, please read the relevant section in the CPS Student Handbook or consult your financial aid counselor. Your Student Success Specialist (Academic Advisor) Each student enrolled in a certificate or degree program has a designated Student Success Specialist (academic advisor). To find your Specialist’s contact information, log into your myNEU account or visit the CPS website, click on Student Resources, and then click on “Find my Advisor” (under the Academic & Student Support Services tab). Review Your Academic Program Curriculum The curriculum for your particular academic program can be found by visiting the Academic Program section of the CPS website. To discuss your curriculum and academic program further, please contact your designated Student Success Specialist. When should I register for courses? As soon as course registration opens, you should register. Check the academic calendar for registration dates for each term: http://www.cps.neu.edu/class-registration/registration- calendar.php How do I choose which courses to take? Go to http://www.cps.neu.edu/degree-programs/, select your program of study to view, then click on the curriculum tab. Please note that, even if a curriculum changes, you should follow the version of the curriculum that was in place when you started your program (you can also petition to follow the new version, if that is your preference). The exception is that if you re-enter a program following an absence of one year or longer, you are obliged to follow the curriculum that is in place at the time of your re-entry. Students also have access to their online degree audit in myNEU. How many classes should I take each term? Please consult with your designated financial aid counselor or Student Success Specialist regarding your specific course registration requirements. In general, a full-time course load for a graduate (non-doctoral) student is 8 to 9 quarter hours (QH) taken across a 12-week quarter. Full-time enrollment for an undergraduate student is 12 QH taken across a 12- week quarter. International students have specific guidelines that they must follow in accordance with federal regulations.
  13. 13. 12 | P a g e How do I know what courses I have left to complete my certificate or degree program? You can log into your myNEU account to access your degree audit, which lists courses you have completed and those you have left to complete. You should always check with your assigned Student Success Specialist if you have questions about your progress in your program. How do I add and/or drop courses? You need to add or drop courses through your myNEU account according to published add/drop deadlines. Students who wish to add a course that has already begun should consult with the instructor to determine the feasibility of catching up and succeeding in the course. It is the right of any instructor to refuse permission for a student to add a class that is already in progress. Students who drop a course before the add/drop deadline will not be charged for the course and will not have a W (withdrawal) recorded on their transcripts. Once the add/drop deadline has passed, students may withdraw from a course up until the Saturday before the session/term ends. A "W" (withdrawal) grade will be noted on the student’s transcript and the student is responsible for 100 percent of the tuition charges and applicable fees. Course Delivery and Structure On-Campus (On-Ground): Classes meet every week at our main Boston or Financial District campus location for face-to-face contact with students and instructors. Blended: Classes meet on campus approximately 2 hours and 10 minutes per week (or 3 hours and 10 minutes for summer classes); online course content and discussions equivalent to the remainder of the course contact time augment the in-class instruction. Online: Lectures, lessons, and exercises are completed online over the course of the term. Most instruction is provided asynchronously. View demo of an online course: http://www.northeastern.edu/online/northeastern-online-demo.php Hybrid: Classes combine on-campus and online instruction. Classes do not meet on campus every week; instead, they meet on campus during selected weeks of the term as determined by the instructor. The majority of course instruction is held on campus; the rest is delivered online.
  14. 14. 13 | P a g e How does the quarter system work? The academic year at CPS is divided into four academic quarters: Fall, Winter, Spring, and Summer. The Fall, Winter, and Spring quarters are subdivided into two six-week halves (an A and a B session). Courses are offered either for the full 12-week quarter or in six-week sessions. During the summer quarter, courses are offered for the full 8-week summer term, a 6-week summer session, or in 4-week sessions (summer science intensives). When do classes meet? Most CPS on-ground courses are offered weeknights starting at 5:50 pm or Saturday mornings. Occasionally, there will be afternoon classes offered. When hybrid and blended courses meet in person they share the same start times as on-ground courses. Online courses are asynchronous (log on anytime from anywhere). Unless otherwise specified or instructed by the instructor, online students work at their own pace to meet set deadlines and requirements for the courses as outlined in the syllabus. How many credits is each course worth? Courses can range from one to six credits, but are typically three or four credits/QH. Where can I find the academic calendar? The CPS academic calendar is available at: http://www.cps.neu.edu/class- registration/registration-calendar.php. It lists academic term start and end dates, holidays, as well as class add/drop deadlines. Transfer Credits How do I know if I have been awarded transfer credits? Undergraduate – you will receive notification from the Admissions Office within your first term of enrollment. Graduate/Doctoral – you need to initiate a graduate transfer credit request, which requires submitting official transcripts, course descriptions, and syllabi for the courses you hope to transfer into CPS. Graduate transfer credit form can be found here: http://www.cps.neu.edu/student-resources/academic-forms.php If you do not receive the notification before you register for your courses, be sure to register for a course that you know you have NOT previously completed.
  15. 15. 14 | P a g e About Your Academic Program How do I know which courses are required to complete my certificate or degree program? You can find your curriculum information on the College website at: http://www.cps.neu.edu/degree-programs/ Academic Progress Academic Grading System Grades are officially recorded by letters with a corresponding point value on a 4.000 scale. Letter Grade A A- B+ B B- C+ C C- D+ D D- F GPA 4.000 3.667 3.333 3.000 2.667 2.333 2.000 1.667 1.333 1.000 .667 .000 How do I know how well I am doing in my program? Log into your myNEU account to check your grades after you complete a course. Grades are viewable the Wednesday after the session/term ends. If you have questions about a grade you earned, speak with your instructor. You should also make it a habit to communicate regularly with your instructors about your progress in specific courses, especially if you are unsure. What is the minimum GPA I need to stay in good academic standing? Undergraduate students must maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.000. Graduate/Doctoral students must maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.000. Academic Probation and Dismissal All CPS students are expected to maintain a required cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA). Undergraduate students are required to maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 and Graduate and doctoral students are required to maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0. Failure to maintain the minimum grade requirement will result in academic warning, probation or dismissal*. Please see chart below for details. Undergraduate Graduate/Doctoral Academic Warning* A cumulative GPA below 2.0 after attempting 12 QH A cumulative GPA below 3.0 after attempting 6 QH Academic Probation* A cumulative GPA below 2.0 after attempting 24 QH A cumulative GPA below 3.0 after attempting 12 QH Academic Dismissal** A cumulative GPA below 2.0 after attempting 36 QH A cumulative GPA below 3.0 after attempting 18 QH
  16. 16. 15 | P a g e A student must make consistent satisfactory academic progress toward her/his program. A student who attempts but does not complete credits and earns one or more I, IP, NE, or W grades for two or more consecutive terms may be placed on academic probation which may then result in academic dismissal. *Financial aid recipients are encouraged to consult with their Financial Aid Counselor with questions about the impact their academic progress/standing may have on their financial aid award. *International students must consult immediately with the ISSI regarding their status. **A student may appeal this decision to the College’s academic standing committee if she/he can provide documented evidence supporting an appeal. A student who wishes to appeal must provide a written statement to the committee within 20 working days (four calendar weeks) of the day after academic standing information is posted to the student’s record, typically one to two weeks after the term ends. Notation of Academic Probation appears on the internal record, but not on the permanent transcript. Reinstatement After Dismissal A student who is dismissed from CPS is not eligible to register again for CPS courses until s/he is approved to be reinstated. A student may apply for reinstatement after a minimum of one academic year if she/he can provide documented evidence supporting the application (e.g., completed course(s) with a grade of B or higher at another accredited college during the one plus year absence). The application must be made in writing by submitting the completed Request for Reinstatement form and providing supporting documentation to the Office of Academic and Student Support Services. If reinstatement to the College is approved, a student is expected to meet the most current requirements for program admissions and curriculum.  A student approved for reinstatement but who does not meet the admissions requirements for the intended program of study (or if the intended program of study is no longer available) may apply to another program. Academic Integrity In the College of Professional Studies we take academic integrity very seriously. It goes hand in hand with our commitment to promoting students’ independent and original scholarship, and, of course, honesty and integrity are critical in today’s professional world. Avoiding plagiarism, using work or ideas that are not your own without proper attribution, is at the core of our Academic Integrity Policy, and you will find references to it on your syllabi; however, there are also other areas, outlined by the Office of Student Conduct and Conflict Resolution (OSCCR), that you should be familiar with. For quick reference, you can find a broad overview of the Academic Integrity Policy here: http://www.northeastern.edu/osccr/academicintegrity/
  17. 17. 16 | P a g e CPS offers students many opportunities to learn more about academic integrity, as well as how to cite sources properly and avoid plagiarism and other academic integrity policy violations. Interactive Academic Integrity Checklist You can use the Interactive Academic Integrity Checklist both to educate yourself about common violations and to make sure you’re in the clear before you hand in assignments: • Browser - http://nuonline.adobeconnect.com/academicintegritychecklist/ • Mobile - http://nuonline.adobeconnect.com/academicintegritychecklist_mobile/ You can learn more about avoiding plagiarism and using the library for research here: http://library.northeastern.edu/get-help/research-tutorials/avoid-plagiarism Additionally, if you would like to make sure your citations are correct, you can schedule an appointment with the Northeastern Writing Center, the International Tutoring Center or Smarthinking. Academic and Student Support Network Tutoring can benefit skilled professionals and beginning students alike. Whether you’re struggling with organic chemistry, working on a long paper, or putting the finishing touches on a presentation, NU offers many opportunities for you to enhance your academic work and professional skills through free one-on-one academic support on and off campus. What is SMARTHINKING? SMARTHINKING is a free online one-on-one tutoring service that provides subject content- specific help as well as writing support to students. E-Structors provide guidance during live whiteboard sessions and give feedback to submitted questions and writing assignments. You can submit your writing for any subject and have it reviewed by an e- structor and returned to you, usually within 24 hours. Review instructions on how to access SMARTHINKING: http://www.northeastern.edu/cpsfacultycentral/wp- content/uploads/2013/02/AccessingSMARTHINKING.pdf Northeastern Writing Center The Northeastern Writing Center (located in 412 Holmes Hall) offers one-to-one feedback in person and online at all stages in the writing process from brainstorming and outlining, to draft revision, editing, and final submission. Writing Center consultants work with undergraduate and graduate students from all academic disciplines, speakers of other languages as well as native speakers of English, and weak, average, and strong writers. Help is available in the form of in-person consulting, email submissions, and mobile consulting. For more details, visit: http://www.northeastern.edu/english/writing-center/
  18. 18. 17 | P a g e Math Center The Northeastern Math Center offers math tutoring on an individual basis (for undergraduates only) in algebra, pre-calculus, and calculus. Students can sign up in 540B Nightingale Hall for a half-hour or hour long appointment with the tutor of their choice. International Tutoring Center The International Tutoring Center (located in Snell Library, Room 088) provides international students with free, high-quality English language instruction and support. Tutors can help students with class papers and assignments, application materials, grammar or vocabulary, and the research process. To sign-up for an appointment, visit: http://neu.mywconline.net/ Disability Resource Center The Disability Resource Center serves Northeastern students who have documented disabilities as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act as Amended (ADAAA) of 2008. Staff members regularly work with students who have a variety of types of disabilities such as AD(H)D, Asperger's Syndrome and related disorders, chronic and degenerative disorders, hearing loss, learning disabilities, mobility impairments, psychiatric disorders, traumatic or acquired brain injury, and vision impairment. Contact Disability Resource Center: Office location: 20 Dodge Hall Phone: (617) 373-2675 (voice); (617) 373-2730 (TTY) Website: http://www.northeastern.edu/drc/ Where can I find Behavioral Health support? The Behavioral Health Team at University Health and Counseling Services (UHCS) provides eligible students with a variety of services including scheduled and emergency assessment, short-term individual therapy, group counseling, psychopharmacology treatment, and referrals. Contact University Health and Counseling at 617.373.2772 What is WeCare? WeCare is a program that assists students experiencing unexpected challenges to maintaining their academic progress. WeCare works with the student to coordinate among university offices and to offer appropriate on-and off-campus referrals to support successfully resolving issues. Contact WeCare at: 617.373.4384 or we_care@neu.edu
  19. 19. 18 | P a g e What is the Center for Spirituality, Dialogue, and Service? The Center (located in 203 Ell Hall) seeks to advance campus religious/spiritual programming, interfaith and intercultural dialogue, and civic engagement for global citizenship. It offers a number of programs to support the overlap of spirituality and wellness. Contact the NU Center for Spirituality, Dialogue, and Service at 617.373.2728 Professional and Career Development What kinds of co-op and internship opportunities are available? An internship or cooperative education placement is an opportunity for students to engage in a short-term workplace experience related to their degree field. The CPS Cooperative Education Department works with students to identify experiential learning opportunities of three to six months to facilitate career exploration and transition. This program is an optional component of most degree programs. Students must qualify to participate. Both co-ops and internships are accompanied by the required course COP 6940 Personal and Career Development (3 of QH academic credit). Co-ops are 12-24 weeks in length (maximum two quarters), paid, negotiable salaries, 35-40 hours a week. Internships are 12-24 weeks in length (maximum two terms), paid or unpaid positions, 10-20 hours a week. For more information, please visit: http://www.cps.neu.edu/degree-programs/internships-co-ops/ Where can I find career services advice? Northeastern Career Services assists students with career exploration and advising. The office also helps students plan and carry out successful internship or job searches or explore other options. The Career Services office provides a wide variety of resources, programs and events, and opportunities to meet employers. The office has consistently been named among the top career services offices in the nation. To make an appointment with a career advisor, please do so through your myNEU account. Contact the NU Center for Spirituality, Dialogue, and Service at: Campus Address: 103 Stearns Center Email: careerservices@neu.edu Phone: 617.373.2430
  20. 20. 19 | P a g e CHECKLIST - Prior to Your First Academic Term Now that you’ve reviewed this information, please use the checklists below to ensure you’re ready for your first class. Checklist – Prior to First Class: All Students Activate myNEU account Sign up for and attend an on-ground and/or an online orientation Review entire Reference Guide Access and check your HuskyMail Review and save a copy of your program curriculum Register for your first course(s) Review syllabus for each course and order books Review and save a copy of the Student Handbook Review academic calendar and note important future dates/potential conflicts Finalize financials Checklist – Prior to First Class: Online Students Review online course demo Ensure full access to your specific courses in NU Online Ensure computer and internet connection is sufficient for online courses Checklist – Prior to First Class: On-Ground Students Obtain your HuskyCard Confirm transportation and obtain parking pass and/or MBTA pass Print out a hard copy of the campus map Familiarize yourself with the campus layout First Weeks of Class During Your First Academic Term Checklist – First Weeks of Class: All Students Contact your Student Success Specialist and introduce yourself Complete “I Am Here” process (Recommended) Find a time to meet with Student Success Specialist and review several items: Program curriculum Career goals/intentions Course completion sequence Co-op/Internship (if applicable) Academic Support Services Best practices for successful students
  21. 21. 20 | P a g e Technical Assistance For technical issues pertaining to an online course, please contact the 24/7 NU Online Support at 855.836.3520 or email: NUOnline@neu.edu. If your questions are related to course-specific functions (timed out exams, access issues, etc.), please contact your instructor first. Moving to Boston How can I find housing? Students at the College of Professional Studies are not eligible for on-campus housing at Northeastern University. However, there number of resources you may refer to if you are interested in housing in the Boston area. Please visit: http://www.cps.neu.edu/student- resources/housing.php Can I use Northeastern athletic facilities? Northeastern University has multiple athletic facilities on campus including the Marino Center, Cabot Center, and Squashbusters Center. All students who pay the Campus Recreation fee have access to these facilities. For more information, visit: http://www.campusrec.neu.edu What kind of on-campus public safety resources exist? The men and women of the Northeastern University Public Safety Division are dedicated to maintaining the campus as a safe and pleasant place in which to live, work, and study. Services are available to provide for the safe escort of students across campus or to their homes if located within a 1.5 mile radius of the campus. The Division also coordinates a variety of crime victim support services as well as violence prevention and personal safety classes and programs. For detailed information pertaining to Personal Safety Escort Service, please visit: http://www.northeastern.edu/publicsafety/services/escort.html Campus Emergency Notifications - N.U. Alert System Remember to keep your personal and family phone numbers and email addresses up-to- date on myNEU in order to receive campus emergency messages via the N.U. Alert System. 1. Log into the student portal at myNEU.neu.edu 2. Select the "Self Service" tab 3. Under "Registrar," select the "Emergency Contact Info" tab and follow the directions shown
  22. 22. 21 | P a g e On Campus Resources Police. Fire. Medical Emergency 617.373.3333 Non-emergency 617.373.2121 ISSI (for international students) 617.373.2310 issi@neu.edu Academic and Student Support 617.373.2400 cps-adviser@neu.edu Disability Resource Center 617.373.2675 Financial Aid Office 617.373.2897 sfs@neu.edu Career Services 617.373.2430 careerservices@neu.edu Student Accounts 617.373.2270 studentaccounts@neu.edu IT Support 617.373.4357(HELP) help@neu.edu Snow Emergencies Phone 617.373.2000 About Boston/Fun Things To Do The Boston area offers varied entertainment resources. What follows are just a few of the possibilities: ArtsBoston/Bos Tix 617.262.8632 Boston Duck Tours 617.267.3825 Boston Red Sox, Fenway Park 877.733.7699 Boston Symphony Orchestra 888.266.1200 Mugar Omni IMAX Theater 617.723.2500 Museum of Fine Arts 617.267.9300 Visitor Information (attractions, events) 888.733.2678
  23. 23. 22 | P a g e After Completing Your First Term Until You Graduate  Meet your deadlines, e.g., course registration, insurance waiver, financial aid, bills, graduation.  Complete the I Am Here (IAH) process within the first two weeks of each session of each academic quarter. Students who fail to complete this process will be automatically dropped from their classes.  Check your grades after you complete a course through your myNEU account. Grades are viewable the Wednesday after the session/term ends. If you have questions about the grades you earned, speak with your instructors.  Communicate regularly with your instructors about your progress in specific courses, especially if you are unsure.  Use your degree audit to select courses each term. Contact your Student Success Specialist if you have questions.  Check your Husky email account regularly – all formal university e-communication is sent to students’ Husky email accounts only.  Take advantage of programs, services, and events whenever possible, e.g., workshops, webinars, library services, tutoring, health programs, job fairs, sports events, concerts, discounted tickets to selected venues.  Be resourceful: Be familiar with available resources and use them.  Contact your Student Success Specialist if you have questions or need support.  Expand your network: connect with classmates, instructors, alumni, and others.  Complete the graduation application process when you are near degree completion.  Celebrate at graduation. Certificate Completion If you are currently enrolled as a Certificate student, please only enroll in courses that are clearly identified as a part of that curriculum. Certificate students do not need to complete prerequisite courses for the classes that comprise their curriculum. Certificate Completion Form Once all courses that comprise the Certificate are completed, please complete the Certificate Completion Form and email it to the corresponding Student Success Specialist. Certificates are awarded and mailed to the students’ permanent address twice a year: January 31 and July 31. Please allow six to eight weeks to receive a Certificate in the mail. Certificate to Full Degree At any point during Certificate completion, if a student decides they would like to complete the full degree program they may apply to have their student status converted to the full degree (pending all admissions requirements are met). Please note: if a student applies and is accepted as a full degree student before they complete and are awarded the Certificate, they will no longer be allowed to apply for Certificate as their program of study is changed.
  24. 24. 23 | P a g e Graduation Graduation Ceremony The College of Professional Studies hosts one graduation ceremony each year in the spring. Registering to Graduate In order to complete your degree and receive a diploma and/or participate in a graduation ceremony, students must apply to graduate by carrying out three steps: 1. Review a degree audit via myNEU to ensure you have met all curricular and GPA requirements to graduate. 2. Set your expected graduation date (EGD). This allows you to have access to the graduation application. Complete the survey here and set your date accordingly: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/EGD_Update-rev. Allow one to two weeks for this information to update in the system (you will not receive email notification when your date has been processed; please check periodically to see if and when it has been). Please note: that completing the EGD form does not constitute applying to graduate! 3. Once your EGD is in the system, you can apply to graduate by logging into your myNEU. Under the Self-Service tab in your myNEU account, you will find the Commencement box located at the bottom left corner of the screen. Choose the Apply to Graduate option and complete the questionnaire. Degree Conferral The College confers degrees three times a year: winter, spring, and fall. Degree conferral refers to the official recognition of degree completion by the University. Students who complete their degree requirements in the following term will qualify to have their degree conferred in the corresponding conferral time: Completion Term Conferral Fall term Winter degree conferral Winter term Spring degree conferral Spring or Summer term Fall degree conferral Diploma Diplomas state Northeastern University, College of Professional Studies, degree lev3el (Bachelor of Science, Master of Science, etc.), and program or major. If applicable, concentrations (for graduate students) and minors (for undergraduate students) appear on the official transcript but not on the diploma. For more information on upcoming CPS graduation events, please visit our graduation resource page at: http://www.cps.neu.edu/student-resources/graduation/index.php.

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