The Office of the Registrar will notify students regarding registration details. All continuing students will be registered for the upcoming academic year by the end of spring quarter.
Students may attend only the specific course sections for which they are registered. Non-adherence to this policy will result in no credit for the course. Students will not be registered for courses, labs or clinic shifts that occur at overlapping times. Credit will be earned for only one course during any given segment of time. All changes in courses and sections must be made through the Office of the Registrar.
Students cannot register for elective courses that overlap with core classes, including travel courses, unless preapproved by the appropriate school/college deans(s). Students must submit a “Petition to Overlap Classes” form for the dean’s approval prior to registration.
Students who wish to register for less than the full-time curriculum must petition to the Center for Academic Success (see the Deviation Policy).
No student may add or begin classes after the end of the second week of any quarter unless the class does not begin until after the end of the second week.
Eligibility to Register
Matriculated degree-seeking students are eligible to register for NUNM courses. Students who have matriculated into a degree program and have taken a leave from the program may not take core/required program courses as a non-degree student; elective courses are permitted.
A non-degree seeking student is someone who has not matriculated into a degree program at NUNM. Non-degree seeking students must complete a “Non-Degree Seeking” application, which is available through the Office of Admissions. Once approved, the non-degree student must obtain signatures from the faculty member and dean of the academic program, as well as meet the prerequisites for the course. Approval is based upon space availability and meeting prerequisite requirements.
Graduates of accredited NUNM programs may apply for entry into certificate programs offered at NUNM, provided they meet the specific requirements.
Practitioners seeking continuing education units (CEUs) should contact the Office of Advancement.
Credit Hour Policy
NUNM is on a quarter system (defined as 12 weeks in fall/winter/spring and 11 weeks in summer) and credits are awarded based upon hours of instruction. Credits for coursework are awarded according to the following:
1 lecture credit = 12 hours instruction per quarter + 24 hours per quarter outside of class time
1 laboratory credit = 24 hours instruction per quarter + 12 hours per quarter outside of class time
1 clinical credit = 24 hours instruction per quarter + 12 hours per quarter outside of class time
1 tutorial credit = 12 hours of instruction per quarter + 24 hours per quarter outside of class time
Credit hours will not be adjusted if individual students utilize more or less study time as listed above; students will be held responsible for knowing all material. Students who feel they require additional study time should seek resources from the Center for Academic Success.
Each program has a number of elective credits required to graduate. The number of elective credits will vary based on the degree program and credits transferred toward the degree.
Master and doctoral students may take elective credit from any NUNM graduate-level degree program as long as they meet the prerequisites. Core classes within a different program may only be taken with approved Course Substitution forms.
Undergraduate students may take any elective course in the undergraduate programs and cross-listed courses in graduate programs as long as they meet the prerequisites and there is room for them in the course. In addition, undergraduate students can take core courses in other undergraduate programs for elective credit according to their major requirements.
Concurrently enrolled students (students enrolled in more than one degree program) may not apply required/core classes to fulfill any elective requirements. Additionally, Title IV funds can only be awarded to the program with the highest elective credits required as these elective credits will fulfill the graduation requirements for both programs (.. students in ND/CCM would have title IV funding for 16 required elective credits).
These policies follow the Department of Education’s policies and regulations that mandate that federal financial aid may only be awarded for courses that count toward a students degree.
Challenge Examinations – Graduate Level Only
NUNM policy allows an individual to challenge by examination the content of a required course. Applicants who have been accepted may request to challenge a course prior to matriculation. This option is only available to students who have appropriately documented prior graduate coursework and there is a question as to whether or not the information covered sufficiently meets NUNM requirements. Transfer credit policies and course descriptions are outlined in the university catalog. There must be a difference in hours between a transfer course and the university’s course and/or a question of equivalency of material covered in order for a challenge exam to be given. After the challenge exam has been administered, the grade is recorded and the student is notified of the results. If the student fails the exam, they must register for the course and pay the appropriate tuition.
To be considered for a challenge exam, the student must:
- Complete transfer credit review during the admissions process to identify which courses may be eligible for challenge. Students who are applying for transfer credit reviews must sign the “NUNM Transfer of Credit Agreement” form upon admission to the university. Transfer credits will not be considered after matriculation.
- Submit a “Transfer/Challenge Exam” form (obtained from the registrar) to the dean of the academic program and the instructor (for which the challenge exam is related) for approval. Once permission is obtained, the dean (or designee) will facilitate arrangements for the student to take the challenge exam.
- Pay the appropriate fees and submit an “Exam” form, available from the program’s academic coordinator, to the instructor before taking the exam. See the Financial Policies section for information on fees.
- Take the challenge exam prior to the offering of the course that is being challenged; the exam must be taken, graded, and the grade submitted to the registrar no fewer than two weeks prior to the start of the quarter in which the course is offered.
The following statement is for veteran students inquiring about prior credit: Any veteran receiving veteran education benefits while attending NUNM is required to obtain transcripts from all previously attended schools and submit them to the VA school official (located in the Registrar’s Office) for review of prior credit.
Students may audit a lecture course, space allowing, if they have met the prerequisites, have obtained the instructor’s signature, and have registered for the course. The course will appear on the student’s official transcript as an audit, even though auditing means that a student will not be evaluated or receive credit. Classes taken as an audit must be declared by the end of the quarter’s second week. Audited courses are not eligible for challenge exams. See the Financial Policies section for information on fees.
Attendance and Participation
NUNM fosters a rigorous and engaging academic educational environment. Students are encouraged to attend all classes, tutorials and labs. Students are responsible for learning the content from any classes that they miss. Due to the nature of practicals classes (e.g., tutorials, labs, etc.), attendance, preparation and active participation are imperative and cannot be made up. NUNM expects a minimum attendance of 80% for all courses.
Each syllabus will define the course attendance requirements and will stipulate the number of permitted class absences. Students absent more than the permitted number may be subject to a reduced grade or failure of the course. Faculty may take into account the level of participation and habitual tardiness when calculating a course grade. Students are responsible for being aware of, and for meeting, their faculty’s attendance expectations, which are detailed in each course syllabus.
Students who believe they have a disability that inhibits their attendance and participation in class or clinic are encouraged to contact the Center for Academic Success to discuss potential accommodations.
Student Identification Policy
Prior to beginning any program or course, students are assigned a unique ID in the student information system. A unique single sign-on username and password that allows access to key NUNM information systems including the learning management system (LMS) is assigned to each student. The User Identification and Password Policy prohibits students from sharing their password. Students participate in academic coursework in the LMS using their unique login credentials.
Grading and Promotion
NUNM maintains high standards of scholarship and recognizes its responsibility to provide each student the best opportunity to complete their program(s) successfully. At the beginning of each course, the instructor is required to define clearly for class members the objectives of the course and the standards and methods by which student achievement will be measured. Students are responsible for regularly checking their grades online in Moodle and their final grades in SONIS.
Courses that are graded using the “P/F” grading system are not included in a student’s GPA.
For students enrolled in any program, at the end of each quarter, each student’s course performance is reported to the registrar using the following letter grading system. A student’s grade-point average will be calculated using the following chart:
||59 or less
- A (SUPERIOR PERFORMANCE): passing
- B (SATISFACTORY PERFORMANCE): passing
- C (MARGINAL PERFORMANCE): passing
- D (UNSATISFACTORY PERFORMANCE): not passing for graduate-level courses, passing for undergraduate
- F (FAILURE): not passing, permanent grade
- FR (FAIL REMEDIATE): marginal performance (temporary grade). (Not available in the School of Undergraduate and Graduate Studies.)
- P (PASS): satisfactory performance; equivalent to “B” or “C”
- H (HONORS): superior performance; equivalent to “A”; not available for all courses and only for those who started before 2015
- W (WITHDRAWAL): student withdrew from course
- WF (WITHDRAWAL, FAILING): student withdrew from course while failing
- I (INCOMPLETE): course requirements not yet completed, due only to serious illness or bereavement (temporary grade)
- T (TRANSFER): course received approved transfer credit. Transfer credit does not apply toward overall GPA calculation
- AU (AUDIT)
- IP (IN PROGRESS)
- R (REMEDIATION REQUIRED): marginal performance (temporary grade) – ND and CCM programs only
- RP (REMEDIATED PASS): grade given for a passed medical clinic rotation, but with required skills remediation – ND and CCM programs only
- RC (REMEDIATED C): pass remediation exam – ND and CCM programs only
- CMP (COMPLETE): used for courses that are not graded, but attendance is required and a specified number of hours need to be completed, such as preceptor hours
- NC (NOT COMPLETED): hour requirement or attendance not met
Grade of “R/FR” – ND/CCM only
“R” (remediation required) or “FR” (fail remediate) is a temporary grade. Students who fail a course may receive an “R/FR” grade rather than an “F” (fail) if they meet the criteria and have the opportunity to take a remediation exam to pass the course.
“R” grades are converted to either an “RC” (remediated “C”) if the remediation exam is passed or a “D/F” if the remediation exam is failed. “FR” grades are converted to either an “RP” (remediated pass) or “F.” A grade of “R” or “FR” cannot be converted to a “P” or “H” grade. Grades of “R/FR” are not eligible for grade appeals.
An “R/FR” grade that has not been remediated by the end of the second week of the following term (e.g., a spring term course should be remediated by the end of the second week of summer term) will automatically be converted to an “F.”
Grade of “RC/RP” – ND/CCM only
Students who pass the remediation exam will earn a permanent grade of “RC (remediated “C”)/RP (remediated pass).”
Clinical Rotations and “RP” Grades – ND/CCM only
ND: A permanent grade of “RP” will be given when an ND student passes a clinical rotation, but is required to attend and pass a clinical skills enhancement course the following term to attain an adequate level of clinical proficiency. A permanent grade of “F” will be given if the student receives a non-passing grade in the clinical skills enhancement course.
CCM: Grades of “RP” are given when a supervisor believes a clinical weakness exists and has not been adequately improved upon by the end of the rotation. The CCM student will be required to remediate with either the dean or the supervisor in order to attain an adequate level of clinical proficiency.
Grade of “D/F” – Graduate Level
For graduate-level students, a letter grade of “D” or “F” is considered a failing grade. A failing grade in a required course (including clinical rotations) requires the student to repeat the course/clinic rotation the next time it is offered, usually the next year. If it is an elective course that is failed, the student is not required to retake it—however, the student is strongly encouraged to do so as they will remain on probation and/or can trigger an academic suspension if further courses are failed. The student is prohibited from continuing in any courses for which the failed course is a prerequisite. The student will repeat the course at the current per-credit rate. Any naturopathic student failing a clinical rotation will be required to register for and attend skills-building.
Grades received in repeated courses replace the grade originally obtained and are used to recalculate cumulative grade point average.
Grade of “F” – Undergraduate Level
When an undergraduate-level student receives a failing grade, the course must be repeated the next time it is offered, usually the next year. The student is prohibited from continuing in any courses for which the failed course is a prerequisite. The student will repeat the course at the current per-credit rate.
Grades received in repeated courses replace the grade originally obtained and are used to recalculate cumulative grade point average.
Grade of “I”
When a student cannot complete a course in the term in which it begins, an incomplete (“I”) grade may be considered. The granting of an “I” grade is at the discretion of the faculty member and used in exceptional circumstances. Faculty may consider the grade of “I” petition when the following criteria have been met:
- The student has satisfactorily completed a minimum of 80% of the course requirements; and
- The student is passing the course; and
- The student is unable to complete the course during the term the course is offered.
While these criteria must be met to consider an “I” grade, their fulfillment does not entitle students to receive an incomplete grade. The instructor of a course has the final decision regarding appropriate awarding of an “I” grade and may make exceptions to the above criteria.
To request an incomplete grade, the student is responsible for contacting the faculty of the course (ND students should contact the course director for that block) to discuss the circumstances around why the student is unable to complete the course during the term the course is offered. If approved, the student is responsible for submitting to the Registrar’s Office an approved “Grade of Incomplete Petition” form, which can be obtained from the Registrar’s Office or the Center for Academic Success. To complete the form, a student must:
- Meet with the faculty member to complete the form and discuss the remaining course assignments to be submitted to change the incomplete grade; and
- Use the supplemental worksheet attached to the “Grade of Incomplete Petition” form to create a timeline for completion of course requirements; and
- Return the completed petition form to the Registrar’s Office.
A grade of incomplete should be completed within the first two weeks of the next term in which the student is enrolled, with an extension of no more than two quarters. Failure to complete the required course work by the timeline on the contract will result in a failing grade.
When the student completes the work required to change the “I” grade, the faculty member will submit the “Grade Change” form to the Registrar’s Office.
If a grade of “I” extends beyond two quarters due to ongoing circumstances, the student may be required to take a leave of absence and will be allowed to complete the course material upon return from leave. Students who apply for a leave of absence and have not completed 80% of the coursework will receive a grade of “W” for the class, and will need to repeat it upon return from leave. A withdrawal will affect the student’s ability to continue in certain course sequences in subsequent quarters. Multiple “I” grades in one quarter may result in the inability to petition for incomplete grades the subsequent quarter.
A student requesting a grade of “I” in a course that is a prerequisite for a subsequent course may not enroll in the subsequent course until the grade of “I” is resolved or complete a petition to deviate (refer to the deviation policy in the student handbook). Registration may be denied for a student’s final professional field experience (e.g., fieldwork, internship, capstone, etc.) if an “I” grade has not been resolved.
Incomplete grades are not included when calculating GPA or total credits completed; however, “I” grades may affect a student’s satisfactory academic progress. Students requesting “I” grades should meet with the Office of Financial Aid to examine the effects on their financial aid award.
An incomplete will not be awarded when a student is failing a course for the purpose of giving additional time to complete late assignments. Any student who is failing a course after week eight (8) is not eligible to request an “I.”
Students who believe they have a disability in class or clinic are encouraged to contact the Center for Academic Success to discuss potential accommodations.
Grade of “I” – Graduate-Level Clinical Rotations
A grade of “I” will be given to students who are passing a clinical rotation but have missed up to two shifts (8 - 10 hours) during an 11- or 12-week term. Students must make up any missed shifts by the end of the following term in order to convert an “I” grade to a “P.” If missed shifts are not made up by the deadline, an “I” grade will convert to an “F.” See the student handbook for more detail.
Students who believe they have a disability in class or clinic are encouraged to contact the Center for Academic Success to discuss potential accommodations.
Grade of “CMP”
This grade (complete) is used for courses that the student is required to attend, but no evaluation is given. Examples of such courses include, but may not be limited to, ND preceptorships, community education or new student orientation, for which the student is required to complete a certain number of hours.
Grade of “IP”
This grade designates a course is in progress; temporary grade. Once the faculty member submits the grades, the “IP” grade will be changed to the appropriate rating.
Grade of “W”
“W” (withdrawal) is a grade used to indicate that a student has withdrawn from a course. A “W” is recorded on a student’s transcript but not included in GPA calculation. A “W” grade is, however, considered part of the courses attempted calculation as per the satisfactory academic progress policy.
Remediation – ND and CCM
Students who receive an “R/FR” are eligible to sit for remediation exams and/or projects. All remediation exams and/or projects must be completed and grade changes submitted to the Registrar’s Office by the end of week two of the following term (spring term grades have until week three of summer term). For students who receive an “R/FR” grade in spring quarter and have already made verifiable travel plans that interfere with this remediation schedule, they may, with the approval of their program’s dean, be allowed to complete the remediation by the last week of the summer term.
ND students who earn a 67-69% (“D” range or “R/FR” grade) in lecture courses are eligible to remediate a final exam. Labs and tutorial courses may offer remediation exams at instructor discretion, based on the course material and the feasibility of offering a remediation exam. An “R” grade will be recorded on their transcript until a remediation exam has been taken and a permanent grade is entered into SONIS. In order to have the “R” grade as an option, faculty must include it in their syllabus.
CCM students who earn a 60-69% (“D” range) for their final grade may be eligible to remediate a final exam if, in the judgment of the instructor, it is likely that the student could pass the course by successfully taking a remediation exam. An “R” or “FR” grade will be recorded on their transcript until a remediation exam has been taken and a permanent grade is entered into SONIS. In order to have the “R” or “FR” grade as an option, faculty must include it in their syllabus.
Students who require extra support in meeting minimal levels of clinical competency are counseled and referred for additional instruction by their clinical supervisors or the school/college dean.
ND Clinical Skills Enhancement Tutorial
Clinical skills enhancement courses are generally scheduled over a nine-week period of time; students may be referred to this course at any point during the term. The clinical skills enhancement instructor carefully assesses each student’s abilities and works with them directly throughout the duration of the course. At the end of the course, the instructor reassesses the student’s abilities and determines if the student should continue with the course.
ND Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE) Tutorial
An ND student who fails an OSCE exam twice will be referred to an OSCE skills tutorial for three sessions, and a failing grade will be recorded on their transcript. Upon successful completion of the OSCE tutorial, the student must then register to retake the OSCE exam.
Any student who fails an OSCE exam three times will be placed on academic suspension.
CCM Clinical Skills Remediation
Clinical evaluations of CCM student performance are done during week six (6) of the term to provide feedback and identify areas of weakness, including those that must be remediated before the end of term in order for the student to pass the clinic rotation. The clinical supervisor, in collaboration with the CCM dean, can assign remediation work, which can include attendance at weekly clinical skills tutorial labs run by a designated instructor.
CCM Clinical Entrance Examination
All CCM students take a practical point location examination at the beginning of the winter quarter prior to starting their internship year. Students failing this examination are given the opportunity to remediate this exam later in the same term. If the student fails the remediation exam, they must enroll in the Advanced Point Location course in the spring quarter.
CCM students also take a written clinic entrance examination during the first half of the spring term prior to becoming an intern. The written examination covers the foundational course material needed to assume responsibility for direct patient care. Students who fail this examination are given the opportunity to remediate the exam later in the same term. A remediation fee is applied. Should a student fail the written examination for a second time, their entrance into the clinic is delayed for a term, during which the student will have time to address weak areas. Another written exam will be given toward the end of this term.
Students have the right to appeal a failing grade if they perceive that there has been an error in the grading procedure, or if there is a perceived lack of clarity about the faculty member’s expectation for passing a course. The appeal must be made within two weeks of receipt of the grade.
A student may request a review of a grade given in an exam or a final grade for a course only in the following manner:
- A written request by the student, for a review of the grade, must be submitted to the faculty member. This appeal must be within two weeks of the posted grade.
- The faculty member will advise the student in writing of the decision within seven days of receipt of the request.
The student may appeal the faculty member’s decision in writing via a “Grade Appeal” form. The completed appeal form will be submitted to the registrar. This appeal must be made within seven days of the faculty member’s written notice to the student regarding the decision. The written appeal to the registrar must be accompanied by appropriate written documentation as to why the student feels the grade is in error, and what the outcome was of the discussion and appeal with the faculty member. The registrar will forward the appeal to the Academic Appeal and Review Committee (ARAC). ARAC will review the documentation, may have a discussion with the faculty member, and issue a decision to the appropriate academic dean(s) or designee. The decision from ARAC may include upholding the grade as submitted or requiring the student to remediate an exam. ARAC may not recommend a passing grade to be substituted in place of a failing grade. The student and faculty member will be notified in writing of the final decision. The decision is final and may not be appealed to higher authority.
ND OSCE Exam Appeals
ND students who have a non-passing first OSCE exam result may not appeal, since a failing grade is not given until the second exam attempt is unsuccessful.
A failed second attempt OSCE exam grade appeal must be submitted to the dean of the College of Naturopathic Medicine within two weeks of the posted grade, and will be referred to the Clinic Promotions Committee for review. The committee will notify the student in writing of the decision within 14 days of receipt of the request.
The Center for Academic Success administers academic advising for all students. Students who are pursuing any track other than the standard published tracks must confer with the Center for Academic Success to ensure all requirements are met. Students who are not making satisfactory academic progress are required to meet with the Center for Academic Success.
The Center for Academic Success is responsible for advising students on the following:
- Academic probation (meet with all students on academic probation)
- Changing tracks (four- to five-year, etc.)
- Leave of absences or withdrawing from a program
- Questions regarding concurrent track options
- Assistance with the grade appeals process
- General questions regarding academic progress and success
Satisfactory Academic Progress
The Academic Progress Committee meets each academic term to determine students’ academic progress.
Financial aid recipients who fail to make satisfactory academic progress in any term will be subject to the terms and conditions outlined in the Financial Aid Satisfactory Academic Progress Policies in place for that office (see criteria for Continued Student Eligibility in the student handbook). These policies are separate from the institution’s satisfactory academic progress policies.
If a student is not making satisfactory academic progress during a course prior to the end of the term, the faculty member may request the student to access tutoring; and may share concerns with the school/college dean and/or the Center for Academic Success. This may include, but is not limited to, classroom attendance, performance on examinations, as well as any other factors that may impact the student’s success in the course.
Students who have “reached maximum timeframe status,” as outlined in the Academic Progress section of the catalog, are considered not to be making satisfactory academic progress and will no longer be eligible for federal financial aid.
For more information on Satisfactory Academic Progress, please visit the Financial Aid Section of the Catalog .
Maintaining Active Enrollment for Satisfactory Academic Progress
To maintain an active enrolled student status, a minimum enrollment of one credit is required. Any student who does not enroll in a minimum of one credit each quarter will be considered withdrawn and must reapply, and will be subject to the graduation requirements in the catalog specific to the year of reapplication (this does not apply to standard summer breaks).
For more information on Satisfactory Academic Progress, please visit the Financial Aid Section of the Catalog .
Academic Review and Appeals Committee
Meetings of the Academic Review and Appeals Committee (ARAC) are not legal proceedings, but are an institutional process with a degree-program specific outcome. The committee is composed of three faculty members (appointed each year by program deans), dean of students, and chaired by the registrar (who convenes the meetings). ARAC reviews grade appeal petitions (see Grade Appeal Policy) as well as appeals from suspended students.
A suspended student will have three business days, from the date of the sanction notification, to submit an intention to appeal to the registrar/ARAC chair. The student then has seven calendar days to submit the written appeal and supporting documentation to the registrar/ARAC chair.
An appeal should include the following materials if applicable:
- Letter explaining any extenuating circumstances (including but not limited to health issues, death of family member, etc.)
- Unofficial NUNM transcript
- Copies of exams and /or quiz scores
- Copies of emails between student and instructor if relevant
- Copy of syllabi for failed courses
- Written plan for what you will do differently to succeed
Essential elements reviewed by ARAC during student hearings include, but are not limited to:
- Student progress in courses
- Failure of courses, clinic shifts or OSCE/entrance/exit exams if applicable
- Failure to maintain minimum level GPA
- Failure to complete an academic contract in a timely manner
- Failure to comply with the terms of an academic contract
- Failure to follow approved and/or published curriculum layout
- Failure to make satisfactory progress in a required capstone or research project
The committee will review the appeal and make a decision. The decision may be, but not limited to, any of the following regarding the student’s change of status:
- The ability to continue in the program under academic probation status
- If concurrent degree, suspension from one program
- Requirement of personal counseling or support for the conduct in question
- Develop and sign a revised academic contract with the Center for Academic Success that outlines a timeline for resolving GPA concerns. This may include additional restrictions on new coursework undertaken by the student until the probation status is lifted.
- Suspension from NUNM
A student who is academically suspended a second time will be expelled from NUNM, and will forfeit the opportunity to enroll at NUNM. See the student handbook for expulsion details.
Appeal of Academic Suspension
A student may appeal the decision of ARAC. Students suspended will have three business days from the date of the sanction notification to submit an intention to appeal to the appropriate program dean. The student then has seven calendar days to submit the written appeal and supporting documentation to the dean.
The program dean (or designee) will respond to the written appeal with a final decision within 10 business days, not including weekends and published holidays that the university is closed, based on assessment of the information presented by the committee, the student, and a review of the investigation process and procedure. In an unusual circumstance, the program dean (or designee) may request an extension beyond the 10 business days to the associate Chief Academic Officer if there is additional information that must be taken under consideration. The program dean (or designee) will notify the student with an approximate decision date if it appears that the appeal will take longer than 10 business days. An appeal must contain the basis for the appeal limited to one or more of the following issues:
- Failure of the Academic Review and Appeals Committee (ARAC) to follow the procedures set forth in the policy on unsatisfactory academic progress
- The sanction is grossly out of proportion/alignment with the offense
- Information relevant to the decision that was not available to the committee for consideration at the time of the hearing
The program dean (or designee) may elect to uphold the decision of ARAC; reverse the decision; request a different resolution; or refer the case back to ARAC if there is new information that was previously not available to ARAC for consideration. The program dean’s (or designee’s) decision is final and no further appeals are available.
The Honor Council is a standing committee composed of faculty, residents, students and staff representatives. A minimum of one faculty member (including residents), one student representative, and one staff member is considered a quorum for an Honor Council hearing board. Hearing board members will be pulled from the members of the standing committee. The committee meets monthly when necessary to review written complaints and performance reports referred to them from the dean of students that reflect failure of a student to maintain behavioral standards according to the Honor Code and Code of Conduct. Behavior standards include, but are not limited to, honesty, respect, interpersonal skills, deportment and demeanor, learning skills, professional behavior, and communication skills. The committee reviews reports that may be submitted by faculty, staff or students. The Honor Council, depending on the nature and severity of the report, may request the dean of students to conduct a formal Code of Conduct investigation. The committee does not accept anonymous reports.
After reviewing all information, the committee will schedule a meeting with the student to discuss reported problems. The committee makes recommendations to the dean of students, who then makes the final determination and notifies the student, in writing, of the outcome. The dean of students reviews all reports submitted for Honor Council review, and on occasion, may choose to expedite the process and make a determination without submitting the information to the Honor Council for review. If the Honor Council determines that the frequency of reports, an accumulation of non-academic violations, or the seriousness of a report demonstrates a problem, they may recommend a more severe sanction such as probation, suspension or expulsion, which may interfere with a student’s ability to complete their academic program. Thereafter, any reports forwarded to the Honor Council may serve as a basis for the committee to recommend suspension. Meetings of the Honor Council are not legal proceedings. No attorneys may be present at any meeting of the committee. A student may bring a faculty member or a member of the Office of Student Life as an advisor or advocate. Advisors sole purpose during the investigative process is supportive in nature. Advisors are not allowed to speak or otherwise participate in the proceeding or participate in the investigation.
After reviewing a student file, the committee may recommend disciplinary sanctions that include, but are not limited to, any of the following sanctions to the dean of students:
- The student is found not in violation. No further action is required.
- A letter of reprimand or warning outlining policy, with a reminder to adhere to the policy or procedure.
- Referral for required areas of deficiency and remedial work may be required. This may include, but is not limited to, counseling, tutoring, meeting with an advisor or mentor, repeated course work, or restricted enrollment in certain courses.
- Community service or educational programming
- Disciplinary probation for behavioral reasons. The student does not currently demonstrate the appropriate behaviors, attitudes, skills or knowledge required for the program. A student placed on disciplinary probation for behavioral reasons may be required to perform remedial work, which may alter their course of study. In this case, any additional reports forwarded to the committee showing concern may result in suspension from the program.
- A recommendation for suspension or expulsion from NUNM.
- The committee may provide any additional recommendation it believes is suitable to address the issue at hand.
Reports and letters outlining decisions made by the Honor Council and/or dean of students are maintained in the student’s file in the Offices of Student Life, Registrar, and with the school/college dean. Honor Code reports do not affect a student’s academic record unless the outcome is suspension or expulsion from NUNM. Copies of reports and letters are maintained in compliance with NUNM’s Record Retention Policy.
Patient Safety Monitoring Board
The purpose of the Patient Safety Monitoring Board (PSMB) is to apply a systematic, objective review process to adverse clinical events, and to provide formative feedback about clinical policies, procedures and educational practices with the goal of improving patient care and clinical quality. The PSMB serves as a subcommittee of the Honor Council. Once a student has been referred to the Honor Council for a clinical violation, the PSMB conducts a root cause analysis using the fishbone/cause and effect method to audit NUNM systems. The information is presented to the Honor Council, which deliberates as to whether there was a patient safety issue, as well as makes recommendations for the prevention of future similar problems.
Appeal of Conduct Decision; Suspension or Expulsion
Students have the right to appeal a suspension or expulsion from NUNM for Honor Code or Code of Conduct violations. Violations of a lesser nature may not be appealed. No adverse action will be taken against a student for registering an appeal in accordance with these policies. Within three business days from the date disciplinary action was levied against the student by the dean of students, the student must notify the chief academic officer (or designee) of intention to appeal. The student will then have seven calendar days to complete and submit to the chief academic officer (or designee) a written request for review. The chief academic officer (or designee) will respond with a final decision within 10 business days, not including weekends or published holidays, based on assessment of the information provided by the dean of students and the investigation of procedure, or refer the appeal to the Student Appeals Committee. In the unforeseen event the chief academic officer (or designee) needs additional time in reviewing the evidence, the chief academic officer (or designee) will notify the student in writing of the deadline extension.
The request must include the following:
- Name, address (to which appeal information should be mailed) and phone number;
- Description, date(s) and place(s) of alleged act(s);
- Date, and by whom, discipline was levied;
- Disciplinary penalty assigned and circumstances which the chief academic officer (or designee) feels merit review based on one or more of the following:
- Failure of the dean of students or the Honor Council to follow the procedures set forth in the policy in the student handbook
- The sanction is grossly out of proportion/alignment with the offense
- Information relevant to the decision that was not available to the committee for consideration at the time of the hearing. Failure to appear at an Honor Council or administrative meeting is not grounds for an appeal without an approved excused absence.
- Objective of the appeal, i.e., reduction of the sanction, severity, or change in the case decision;
- Signature and date.
The chief academic officer (or designee) may elect to uphold the decision of the dean, reverse the decision, or request a different resolution.
Examinations and Completion of Assignments
Students are required to complete all examinations and assignments on schedule. An unapproved absence from an examination will generally be granted a grade of zero. Please note that NUNM does not accommodate a student’s desire to take final examinations early due to travel arrangements or other reasons that are not outside of reasonable control.
Students who miss an examination for reasons outside reasonable control must contact the instructor (ND students contact the course director) in charge of the course within 24 hours. The faculty/course director may approve or deny this request. If approved, students will provide documentation of the approval to the Center for Academic Success when scheduling any make-up exams. There may be associated costs with make-up examinations. Students whose applications are denied will not be allowed to take a make-up examination—which may result in failure of the course.
Students whose missed examination applications are denied may submit an appeal to their school/college dean (or designee) along with supporting documentation. The dean (or designee) may grant or deny this appeal at their discretion. If the appeal is granted, the student will be required to make up an equivalent examination. This examination will be equivalent in content but may be different in structure and style than the originally scheduled examination.
Assignments submitted after the deadline will be graded according to the policy stated on the course syllabus.
Students who believe they have a disability that inhibits their ability to complete examinations or assignments should contact the Center for Academic Success to discuss potential accommodations.
Candidates for graduation must complete the following within the same calendar year as the commencement ceremony they participate in:
- Satisfy all courses in the degree program curriculum
- Satisfy clinic requirements, if applicable to the student’s degree program
- Demonstrate competence in all technical standards
- For clinical degree students, demonstrate satisfactory professionalism for a health professional
- If a transfer student enrolled in a clinical program, at least three years of professional training must be completed as an enrolled student at NUNM
- If a second professional degree student, complete at least two years of professional training enrolled as a student at NUNM
- Satisfy thesis or capstone project if required for degree
- Satisfy all financial obligations to NUNM
A diploma will not be issued to students until all clinical, academic and financial requirements have been met. The official graduation date is the last day of the term in which all requirements are completed. An ND or CCM student is ineligible to take licensing examinations until all required work is completed.
DAcCHM/DSOM Capstone Project
Students are required to complete the three portions of the doctoral capstone project—written report, project presentation, and professional practice vision statement—by the end of winter term of their last year. The Imaginal and Experiential Inquiries I-XIII courses support the choosing of a viable capstone topic. In the Doctoral Capstone Mentorship, the chair of the student’s capstone committee guides the completion of their capstone project. Information about the doctoral capstone project, including a timeline of all requirements, is available on the Capstone Moodle course page.
MSCR Master’s Thesis
Students are required to complete a master’s thesis by the middle of the final term of their last year. Information about the master’s thesis is available on the Thesis Moodle course page.
Undergraduate and Graduate Capstone
Undergraduate and graduate students are required to complete a capstone project by the middle of the final term of their last year. They must also participate in the School of Undergraduate & Graduate Studies Symposium, presenting a brief reflection on their capstone experience. Information about the capstone project is available on the Capstone Moodle course page.
Voluntary Leave of Absence/Withdraw
Students considering a leave of absence from a program/university must contact the Center for Academic Success to begin the process.
Students wishing to take less than a full academic year off may not be allowed to continue with a full class load due to the sequencing of courses and prerequisites. In such instances, the student may be required to enter a new educational track that must be approved by the Center for Academic Success and/or school/college dean. The Center for Academic Success will guide students through the new curriculum requirements.
Students who take a leave of absence or withdraw during the term will earn a grade of “W.” If the student withdraws with 80% or more completion of the course, the student may be eligible to petition the faculty member for an incomplete grade. See the Incomplete policy in the student handbook. Students who are on a leave of absence or withdrawn cannot participate in any academic activities, including remediating incomplete grades or exams, and/or participating in clinical rotation shifts, including preceptor rotations.
For students concurrently enrolled in two programs, who wish to take a leave from their primary program only and to continue the series of courses in their secondary program for the remainder of the academic year, the following conditions apply:
- There may not be an option of continuing in their secondary degree program at a full-time status, nor adding core (required) courses due to prerequisites and requirements of the program
- Concurrent students who elect to continue in their secondary degree program while on a leave of absence from their primary program may continue to receive Title IV financial aid, however their eligibility may change and students will need to meet with the Office of Financial Aid to discuss changes.
The Center for Academic Success must be advised of a student’s intention to return to NUNM prior to 30 days of intended return, and before the beginning of the quarter for which the student plans to register.
If a student does not return within one year, the student will be considered administratively withdrawn from NUNM and will be required to submit a new application for admission. The student will need to satisfy admission requirements in effect at the time of reapplication, but may request that the application fee be waived.
Students are not allowed to take more than one year (four quarters) of absence from NUNM during their academic career.
Involuntary Leave of Absence
This policy is designed to maintain the health and safety of all campus community members. A student may be restricted from campus or subject to an involuntary leave of absence, when, due to a mental, emotional, physical or psychological health disorder, their continued presence at the university poses a significant risk of substantial harm to themselves or others, or is creating a substantial disruption to the educational environment. A significant risk is based upon an individualized assessment and constitutes a high probability of substantial harm that cannot be mitigated by reasonable means.
If a student has taken actions that are identified as being a significant risk to the health or safety of oneself or others, or is creating a substantial disruption to the educational environment; the dean of students (or designee) acting on behalf of NUNM and in consultation with the Crisis Assessment and Response Team (CARE Team), may initiate the ILOA process as set forth below. The significant risks may include, but are not limited to, acute danger/loss of life, inability to independently manage daily tasks, or inability to cooperate with necessary support services, etc.
If the decision is made to place the student on an ILOA, the student is prohibited from participating in any academic or non-academic NUNM activities, including remediating incomplete grades or exams, and/or participating in clinical rotations and preceptor rotations. The student may be subjected to actions including, but not limited to:
- A temporary ban from campus
- Withdrawal from class attendance or experiential learning (i.e., preceptor rotations, community education, university-sponsored travel, etc.)
- An interim suspension of participation in any campus or off-campus NUNM activities
- Completion of a mental health, substance abuse, or other necessary evaluation conducted by an appropriate off-campus licensed health provider
Students will receive a written description of the details of the ILOA pertaining to them, including the appeal procedures as outlined in the student handbook.
The letter regarding the ILOA will be placed in the student’s file with a copy sent to the student’s school/college dean(s), the Office of Academic Success and Access, registrar, the Office of financial aid, and the associate Chief Academic Officer. The Registrar’s Office will notify course instructors of the student’s leave status.
A student who wishes to return from an ILOA must provide to the dean of students (or designee) adequate documentation, as outlined in the initial letter from the attending physician or mental health professional, demonstrating the student’s fitness for returning to NUNM.
Students taking less than a full academic year off may find, upon their return, that the appropriate course load required to stay on track will not qualify them for full-time financial aid. In such instances, the student may be required to enter a new educational track, which must be approved by the Center for Academic Success.
Students who are placed on an ILOA will earn a grade of “W” for all enrolled courses at the time the leave is instated. If the student has completed at least 80% of the course at the time of the withdrawal, they may be eligible to petition the faculty member for a grade of “Incomplete.” See the Incomplete policy in the student handbook.
Withdrawal from School
Students may initiate formal withdrawal by meeting with the Center for Academic Success. Students withdrawing from school at any time during the school year must complete an exit interview with the Office of Financial Aid and submit a completed “Leave/Withdrawal” form to the Registrar’s Office. Failure to attend for any quarter is considered a withdrawal, and the student will need to submit a new application and application fee for readmission. Students who withdraw from NUNM during the course of a term will earn a grade of “W.” A student facing an alleged violation of the Code of Conduct or Honor Code may be permitted to withdraw from NUNM, however, proceedings will continue in their absence.
Withdrawals – Federal Title IV Aid Recipients
If a student ceases attendance (drops or withdraws) from all Title IV eligible courses in a payment period or a period of enrollment, the student is considered withdrawn for Federal Title IV aid purposes; and may not take a leave of absence to complete additional programs.
Occasionally a circumstance may arise when a student is unable to be registered for and/or achieve the course competencies within the normal classroom venue (e.g., a course conflict when a student is concurrently enrolled in two programs or being on an approved deviated track). Students who are seeking an Independent Study must first meet with the Director of Student Success to discuss the extenuating circumstances and explore alternative options.
Independent study is not allowed for:
· Scheduling conflicts with commitments outside of NUNM,
· Scheduling conflicts with Preceptorship or Internships,
· Elective courses
· Courses where participation is essential, (including but not limited to labs, practicums, and/or clinical rotations)
When all other options have been exhausted, including but not limited to postponing a course to another term, permission to overlap, and course substitutions/equivalencies, then
an Independent Study may be granted by meeting with the appropriate program dean(s).
Independent Studies must be completed within the term in which they are registered and are subject to all institutional policies i.e., Add/Drop, Grading, Tuition, Refund, etc.
Conduct and Professional Standards
NUNM expects all students to maintain professional standards of conduct and appearance. These standards are found in the academic and nonacademic policies and procedures section of the student handbook, and in the clinic section and honor code. The naturopathic oath, classical Chinese medicine oath, state laws and regulations, and documents of professional organizations [such as the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians (AANP) and American Association of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (AAAOM)] provide further insight concerning professional standards of conduct. The student conduct code in the student handbook specifies procedures for investigating violations of university policies and the sanctions that may be imposed.
NUNM faculty and students are free to question, discover and test all knowledge appropriate to their discipline as judged by the academic community in general.
The Registrar’s Office maintains permanent academic records of each student enrolled at NUNM. Unless otherwise required by law or special circumstances, the university will follow the policies set forth in this section and the record retention policy found in the student handbook. Typically, a student’s academic record contains an application file, personal information necessary for NUNM business, grade reports, and records of any official action by NUNM concerning the student. Students are notified annually via email of their rights under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA)—commonly referred to as the “Buckley Amendment.” The Business Office, Financial Aid Office, Office of Student Life, and Academic Affairs Office may also maintain student files as required by their respective functions. NUNM will maintain information on students in a secure, confidential manner in accordance with FERPA, and to that end will observe the following guidelines:
- University officers and faculty may review student records on an as-needed basis.
- NUNM holds the following information as directory information, which may be disclosed in response to legitimate requests: name, address, telephone number, university email address, dates of attendance, enrollment status (full time, part time, and leave of absence), academic program, graduation date, and awards received. NUNM will only print the following information in directories: name, year in school, university email and telephone number.
- Personal information about students will not be shared with third parties on- or off-campus, except as directed in writing by the student, the courts or governmental agencies.
- A student who wishes to review their records may do so by submitting a request in writing 48 hours prior to the time they wish to view their records.
- A student may not make copies of documents in their files.
- A student who believes information contained in their academic record is inaccurate, misleading, or a violation of privacy may request that the records be amended.
- In the event of a disagreement between a student and the administration as to the disposition of an issue, the student has the right to place a personal position statement in their academic file.
- A student has the right to file complaints with the appropriate agencies concerning alleged failures by NUNM to comply with applicable laws and rules, and/or their implementing regulations.
- Students may request information to be withheld by completing a “Directory Hold Request” form available from the Registrar’s Office.
- NUNM may, in accordance with FERPA, disclose personally identifiable information from a student’s education record without consent if the disclosure is in connection with a health or safety emergency.
Each student is responsible for furnishing, completely and accurately, all information required by NUNM so that it may perform its proper function as an educational institution. If a student’s circumstances change (e.g., name, address, financial situation, etc.), the student is responsible to ensure that appropriate university officials are informed of the changed circumstance as soon as possible.
No part of a student’s file, except directory information as noted above, will be released to any person outside of NUNM without written consent of the student, except as required by law.
Records for students attending NUNM under the provisions of the Veterans Administration will be accessible to certain authorized state and federal personnel without prior consent in accordance with 45 CFR, part 99.31 and part 99.35.
FERPA does not apply to employment situations, nor does it apply to candidates for matriculation to NUNM. However, Human Resources and the Office of Admissions adhere strictly to guidelines of professional conduct and maintain strict confidentiality. All student admission applicant and employee applicant records are the property of NUNM and will not be released or returned except as outlined above.
Change of Track
Students are admitted to a specific program and on a specific track (i.e., 2-year MScN, 5-year ND, 4-year DAcCHM/DSOM/MSCR). Students are required to follow their educational track and are not allowed to drop required courses and/or take required courses ahead of schedule.
After matriculation, students may request to change tracks to any of the standard educational tracks by contacting the Center for Academic Success. Once processed, students must follow their new educational track. All track requests must be completed by week eight of the quarter prior to the quarter in which the change takes effect.
Due to the timing of some deviations or track changes, a student may lose their full-time status. Adjustments to individual tracks may be required due to course conflicts. Students who deviate from their approved educational track may be required to take a leave of absence or fall under a new course catalog curriculum.
A student may request to deviate from a standard educational track for the following reasons:
- Preapproved and documented disability accommodation (contact the Office of Academic Success and Access for more information)
- Leave of absence/withdrawal
- Transfer credits
- Failure of a required course
- Adding a second program
- Scheduling conflicts between required courses (including but not limited to a previous deviation, failed courses, being enrolled in multiple programs, etc.)
Future adjustments to individual layouts may be required due to course conflicts created by the original approved curriculum modification(s). Some deviations or curriculum modifications may also result in the student not meeting full-time status; therefore a Petition to Deviate also requires a signature from the Financial Aid Office, since there is a likelihood of award modification.
Students petitioning curriculum modifications or deviations from policy must submit their requests no later than the end of week two the term before the request would take effect. Exceptions to this will be made if:
- A course is cancelled that was previously confirmed by the institution
- A request is based on information that was not known prior to the deadline (additional documentation may be required)
- A situation that is deemed an emergency by the Office of Academic Success and Access and/or designee
Requested changes may not compromise established curriculum policies or affect minimum or maximum required numbers (i.e., clinical rotations, preceptorships/internships, electives). Deviation requests must be accompanied by the appropriate documentation before approval can be given. Students seeking to deviate from their standard educational track are required to meet with the Center for Academic Success to discuss options and approval; if the reason for the request is outside the identified areas, students may appeal to the Petition Review Board.
Students approved for deviations must maintain institutional and financial aid Satisfactory Academic Progress within their program(s) and the institution (see the Satisfactory Academic Progress section for details).
Deviations or modifications to curriculum may also delay advancement in courses, qualification for licensure board exams, OSCE, etc. NUNM is not liable for delays or financial implications.
Adding of Degree(s)
Students who wish to add an additional degree (i.e., become a concurrently enrolled student in two degree programs) must formally apply through the Office of Admissions. If admitted, the Office of Admissions will inform the student, the Center for Academic Success, and the Registrar’s Office. The student will work with the Center for Academic Success to establish a new curriculum layout, if needed.
Students must meet with the Office of Financial Aid, since there is likelihood of award modification. Students who are not making satisfactory academic progress in their original program may not be aid eligible for their new program.
Students who matriculate into a second degree program will do so under the catalog corresponding to the year in which the student begins the new degree. See the handbook sections regarding challenge exams and transfer credit petitioning.
Students may pursue no more than two degrees concurrently.
Students who wish to drop a degree will also be required to formally withdraw through the Center for Academic Success (See Leave of Absence/Withdraw Policy).
Adding/Dropping Academic Courses
Students are registered for all core courses and may not deviate from the established curriculum unless they have submitted and received approval via the “Petition to Deviate” process (refer to the student handbook). Students will self-register for electives.
During week one and two of each quarter, students may change sections in courses for which this is applicable. During this same period, they may also register for elective courses. For ND students, Objective Structured Clinical Examinations (OSCEs) may not be added once the quarter has begun (they must be registered for prior to week one).
Courses may be officially dropped only by submitting an “Add/Drop” form with proper signatures to the Registrar’s Office. No core course can be officially dropped without the school/college dean’s signature and/or an approved “Petition to Deviate” (refer to the student handbook).
In addition, students who are on federal financial aid and reduce course loads that result in a change in enrollment status from full time to part time must meet with the Office of Financial Aid.
- Week 1- 2 – Students may add/drop/change sections/change to audit, and receive a 100% refund. Change to audit requires instructor signature.
- Week 3 – Students may drop with instructor and (corresponding program) dean signature required, and instructor must indicate the grade of “W” (withdrawal). A refund will be administered at 50%.
- Week 4 – Students may drop with instructor and (corresponding program) dean signature required, and instructor must indicate the grade of “W” (withdrawal) or “WF” (withdrawal failing). A refund will be administered at 25%.
- Weeks 5-12 – Course can’t be dropped. Failure to attend a registered course will result in the grade of “F.” No refund given.
All courses starting after week one of the term will follow the same add/drop policy as outlined above. Non-attendance in any course will earn a grade of “F.” All grades are included on student transcripts.
For courses that do not run the full 12-week term (i.e., weekend and short-term courses), students may use the “Add/Drop” form with appropriate signatures to add or drop a weekend/short-term course up to one week before the course begins. Refer to the Financial Policies for the corresponding refund policy. Lab and retreat fees are non-refundable once the term begins, even when the course occurs later in the term.
Students who are withdrawing from the institution will receive a grade of “W” regardless of the week they withdraw. See the student handbook for more information on the withdrawal process and corresponding refund policy.
The NUNM enrollment census date is the Monday of week three.
Adding/Dropping Clinic Rotations
To add or drop a clinical rotation, students must contact the registrar. Students have a 3–5 day period after the clinic assignment schedule has been posted to make any changes to their clinic schedule (add or drop rotations) without being charged. This period is known as the “clinic adjustment period.” The final deadline date to make changes is indicated on the clinic schedules. Students who request any changes in their clinic rotations after the deadline must request approval through the “Petition to Deviate” process (refer to the student handbook). The student will be notified of the decision by the registrar. Students are responsible for attending their current clinic shifts until decisions are finalized. All fees concerning clinic rotations will apply (see Financial Policies ).
Full-Time/Part-Time Student Status
ND and CCM full-time student status requires enrollment of no fewer than 11 credits per quarter. ND and CCM half-time student status requires enrollment of at least 5.5 credits per quarter.
Graduate full-time student status requires enrollment of no fewer than eight credits per quarter. Half-time student status requires enrollment of at least four credits per quarter.
Undergraduate full-time student status requires enrollment of no fewer than 12 credits per quarter. Undergraduate half-time student status requires enrollment of at least six credits per quarter.
Students on financial aid, who reduce their course loads from full-time to part-time status, must meet with the Office of Financial Aid.
Any veteran receiving veteran education benefits while attending National University of Natural Medicine is required to obtain transcripts from all previously attended schools and submit them to the school for review of prior credit. VA-eligible students must provide a Certificate of Eligibility form to the Office of the Registrar. Veteran students who are chapter 31, Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment, or chapter 33, Post-9/11 veteran education benefits will not be imposed with any penalty, including the assessment
of late fees, the denial of access to classes, libraries, or other institutional facilities, or the requirement that a covered individual borrow additional funds, on any covered individual because of the individual’s inability to meet their financial obligations to the institution due to the delayed disbursement funding from the VA. Veterans applying to the National University of Natural Medicine with specific questions about the use of veteran benefits for attending National University of Natural Medicine should contact the Office of the Registrar. For information on using veteran benefits, visit the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs website, www.benefits.va.gov.
The following computing requirements are intended to provide minimum specifications for a successful computing and technology experience at NUNM.
For on-campus programs, a portable laptop computer is required to take electronic tests in the classroom or participate in other classroom activities. For fully online programs, either a portable laptop computer or a desktop computer is required.
Processor: Intel i5 (equivalent or higher; 8th generation or newer)
Memory (RAM): 4 GB minimum; 8 GB or higher recommended
Required peripherals for online programs:
- Headset with a microphone, or earbuds with a microphone.
- Webcam for video interaction
- Smartphone for taking photos or recording videos
Chromebooks (Chrome OS), iPads (iOS), Android devices, and iPhones do not meet the minimum requirements for all coursework, and these may not be used as a replacement for a computer.
For assistance with selecting a computer that meets these requirements, or verifying that your current computer meets these requirements, you may contact the IT department at ITsupport@nunm.edu
The NUNM Library may have computers available for temporary check-out which meet these requirements. For more information about library resources, contact email@example.com
Financial aid resources are available for assisting with the purchase of a computer that meets these requirements. For questions about financial aid options and eligibility, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
|Operating System (choose one)
Windows 10 or above
MacOS 10.14 or above
|Productivity Tools (choose one)
Office 365 (provided by NUNM for current students)
Office 2019 (Windows and Mac)
|Email and Calendar (choose one)
Outlook Online (Office 365)
Outlook 2019 (Windows and Mac)
|Video Conferencing/ Collaboration
*Microsoft has yet to resolve overheating/battery draining issues when using the Microsoft Teams app on Macs. We recommend that Mac users utilize the browser-based version of Teams using the Google Chrome browser.
- 5 Mbps minimum download speed
- 2 Mbps minimum upload speed
You can test your internet speed at speedtest.net. For users who engage in frequent web conferencing or large file transfers, 25 Mbps download or higher and 5 Mbps upload or higher is recommended.