iCollege Enrollment Procedure
Once accepted into an academic program, students are assigned an account, username, and password that he/she will use to register for courses on the NDU student information system. If a student experiences any problems accessing accounts or registering, he/she may contact the Office of Student Services at 202-685-6300 or by email at iCollegeOSS@ndu.edu.
Registration opens prior to the term start period on the dates below and will close on the Friday prior to the Course Start Date (CSD).
|Term||Registration Opens||Course Offerings|
|FALL||15 July||September –December 2011|
|SPRING||1 November||January – April 2012|
|SUMMER||1 March||May – August 2012|
Confirmation of Enrollment & Contact Information Validation
Students who successfully register for a course offering will receive an automated class acceptance notice to their email address of record.
Two weeks prior to the Course Start Date, the iCollege Office of Student Services will request confirmation of attendance and validate contact information by sending an email to the student’s email address of record. The student must confirm attendance or will be dropped from the course offering prior to the Course Start Date.
Intensive Program Courses are available in two different formats:
Intensive courses are offered either through a blended model or by distributed learning (DL) for students around the globe.
The eResident format uses a blended model in which students and faculty engage in both online and resident activities that ensure high quality interaction and feedback, student learning and assessment, and academic rigor. Each offering of five (5) weeks consists of four (4) components: PREPARATION, SEMINAR, SYNTHESIS, and ASSESSMENT.
Distributed Learning (DL)
The Distributed Learning (DL) format engages students and faculty virtually in preparation, seminar, synthesis, and assessment over 12 weeks via Bb. Students enrolled for certificate/graduate credit must complete an end-of-course assessment typically consisting of a substantive paper or project that allows students to demonstrate their mastery of the intended learning outcomes. To receive credit for a course, students must be actively engaged virtually in every DL lesson as assigned by faculty. Assessments are due no later than the Monday following the 12th week, as specified in the schedule of course offerings. See the iCollege Schedule of Course Offerings for beginning and ending dates of courses.
Effective the 2011-2012 AY, all iCollege eResident and Distance Learning Courses award 3 graduate credit hours. Courses taken by students in other colleges through the NDU electives system are awarded 2 graduate credit hours for eResident courses and 3 hours for DL courses.