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IA Compliance for International Students

NDU ITD Service Desk: 202-685-3824

It is important that you read this page thoroughly and comply with all instructions; no deviations or substitutions are permitted.

Access to NDU information systems is predicated on user compliance with DoD/NDU cybersecurity regulations. No student will receive access to any NDU system until the student has accurately, fully and verifiably completed all mandatory DoD/NDU IA requirements. 

All international students are required to: 

  • Submit an NDU System Authorization Access Request Form 2875 ("2875"), completed, signed, and emailed to NDU no later than ONE WEEK prior to arrival, and;
  • Complete the most recent DoD Cyber Awareness Challenge Course (v 2019), Joint Knowledge Online (JKO) no later than ONE WEEK prior to your arrival. *NOTE: The DoD Cyber Awareness Challenge certificate ("Cyber Cert") must be renewed every 365 days and cannot lapse during your enrollment; an expired Cyber Cert status in JKO results in immediate loss of access to NDU information systems.

NDU pre-registers all international students in JKO, and associates their profile with their college and program.


STEP 1: Complete the DoD Cyber Awareness Challenge Course (v2019)
a. Via JKO at https://jkodirect.jten.mil/html/COI.xhtml?course_prefix=DOD&course_number=-US1364-19

STEP 2: Download and save the course completion certificate ("Cyber Cert") for your records
a. When directed to print your course completion certificate, select "Print to PDF."
b. Browse to a saving location on your computer and save.
c. Bring your printed certificate with you to NDU as back-up verification.


STEP 1: Open, complete and sign an NDU SAAR Form 2875

  1. Open NDU's 2-page SAAR Form 2875 for International Students.
  2. Enter required data in boxes 1, 2, 6, 11, 14, 15, 17, and 18. *NOTE: Please provide a personal email address to which you will have continuous access (i.e. Gmail, Hotmail, Yahoo).
  3. Check box 23a.
  4. Enter today's date in box 23c. *NOTE: Must be done BEFORE signing
  5. Digitally sign box 23b. *NOTE: Digital signature requires CAC or PIV; if hand-signed, scan the signed 2875.
  6. Save the signed 2875 as a PDF to your computing device, and/or print it.

STEP 2: Download and save your completed, signed 2875

  1. Browse to the final draft of your fully completed, signed PDF 2875 on your computing device.
  2. Save your PDF 2875 one last time using this naming convention: ISMO_YourLastName_YourFirstName_2875. *NOTE: The naming convention for your 2875 is critically important to its processing; please follow directions exactly.
STEP 3: Email your 2875 to NDU
  1. Open an email to ndu-stuacctreqforms@ndu.edu
  2. Attach your PDF 2875 to the email, ensuring it is correctly named, per Step 3b.
  3. Click send.
  4. Bring your printed 2875 with you to NDU as back-up verification.