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Fees & Payment:

It is the responsibility of the learners to ensure tuition, fees, and all other expenses relating to their individual program are paid. The tuition and fees are made available to the students prior to start of the program and are subject to review and revision each academic year. The student is bound by the University’s regulations on the payment of fees, the refund of tuition in the event of termination of the student’s studies, and the consequences of non-payment.


Textbooks & Course Materials:

All course work materials will be accessible online to the student upon enrollment and at the beginning of each course. Students are expected to purchase the required and/or recommended text-

book(s) prior to the beginning of course without any involvement 

of the University. 


Student Contact Information:

It is the responsibility of each student to maintain current personal and contact information on file with the University. Students may change phone/address information by means of the Change of Information Form which must be filled out online and sent to the University.


Drop/Add policy:

The Office of Student Records must be notified of the student’s intent to drop a course or degree program, or the student may be subject to full tuition costs. Non-attendance or failure to hand in assignments or take online examinations does not constitute an official withdrawal. To avoid a withdrawal (W) being recorded on their permanent records, students must notify the University or the affiliated learning center of their intent to drop.


Schedule Adjustments & Changes:

The University reserves the right to make changes or cancelations at any time with regards to programs, curriculum, start dates, policies and procedures, and other rules as deemed necessary. Students enrolled in a course or degree program that has been cancelled will be contacted in a timely manner and shall receive the opportunity to complete their study. Any changes will be made and implemented in accordance to laws, regulations and standards that govern the University.



All students who find it necessary to interrupt their attendance at the University, withdraw from the program, or take a leave of absence for any reason must contact the University or the articulated learning center.


Academic Services:

In addition to the actual lectures, students will have access to academic consultation services. Students are able to interact with their guiding instructors via telephone, e-mail, printed materials, and other forms of communication. Additionally, the instructors will have virtual office hours during which time they will answer any questions and concerns of individual students.


Scholastic Regulations:

It is the intention of the University to educate the student based on an individualized Plan of Study. Thus, the student is required to achieve a passing grade and meet the performance objectives for each course of study in the degree program. Credits will only be awarded when the faculty is satisfied that the student has met all the course requirements. Grades and credits awarded will become official and online accessible by the student, once they are recorded on the student’s permanent record in the University’s administrative office. 



All students will have course-work evaluated and reported by the faculty via the learning management system (LMS) using letter grades or administrative symbols. Faculty members are required to forward final grades to the University for processing within fourteen (14) working days of completion of the course. The University uses the following 4.0 grading system to evaluate student performance:

Pass/No-Pass Option:

All Hayward University students are allowed the use of a Pass/No Pass option for a maximum of three courses during their program of study. This option allows students to complete courses without impacting their cumulative grade point average. To achieve a Pass, a student must earn the equivalent of a C (73 - 76%) in the course. Any lower grade will result in a No Pass. Neither Pass nor No Pass will be calculated into a student’s overall grade average. The course will be recorded on the student transcript with the appropriate P or NP grade. The choice to take a course under this option must be communicated to the University before commencement of the course


Academic Standards:

Grade point average (GPA) is determined by number of credits earned times grade points earned divided by total number of credits attempted. Undergraduate students must maintain a minimum GPA of 2.0 and achieve at least a C in the courses. Graduate students must maintain a minimum GPA of 3.0 and achieve at least a B grade in the Thesis.


Student Code of Conduct:

Students are expected to conduct themselves ethically, honestly, and with integrity as responsible members of the University’s academic community. This requires the demonstration of mutual respect and civility in academic and professional discourse. Students accept an obligation to abide by the Student Code of Conduct.


Newharbor International University students are expected to uphold the image and reputation of the University. Behavior that is determined to impair, interfere, or obstruct the opportunities of others to learn or that disrupts the mission, processes, or orderly functions of the University will be deemed misconduct and shall be subject to appropriate disciplinary action.


Academic Integrity & Honesty:

NHIU expects academic integrity and honesty of its’ learners in the completion of all their course work. The University strives to be a healthy academic community in which students can self-expression and successfully acquire and demonstrate breadth and depth of intellectual, analytical and critical thinking. An environment where academic competency is measured and evaluated fairly and honestly and in which no student is disadvantaged by someone else’s dishonesty.


Students are expected to employ honesty and integrity and all academic work submitted must be properly cited in the body of work and represent the student’s original effort and product. Where outside sources are used as references, all work submitted by the student must identify the original source and make clear the extent to which the sources have been used. The following acts of dishonesty help define those behaviors which violate academic integrity:



  • attempting to gain course credit through the use of dishonest, deceptive or fraudulent means;

  • Use of deceptive methods with the intent to improve standing in course work;

  • cheating on examinations;

  • stealing exams that have not yet been administered;

  • deliberately allowing another student to submit your work as his/her own;

  • submitting identical work in more than one course;

  • altering university records (either physical or digital);

  • enlisting another person to write a paper or attend a virtual class or exam;

  • conduct detrimental to the student or other members of the class;



  • use ideas, writings and/or thoughts of another person or persons and offering them as their own;

  • use published materials, including information from Internet sources, whether stated verbatim or paraphrased without acknowledging the source.

  • use ideas of others and incorporating these ideas into written course work without acknowledging the source.

  • use written course work prepared by another person and submitted as the student’s own work.


Academic Conduct Review Process:

Whereas Students are responsible for their academic conduct, the Faculty members are responsible for monitoring academic work to ensure academic integrity. In the event a faculty member has reason to believe and evidence to substantiate that the behavior of a student demonstrates academic dishonesty, it is the responsibility of the faculty member to intervene and to report the incident of academic dishonesty in writing to the University on a Report of Academic Misconduct Form.


The University will document the offense in the student’s academic record and notify the student in writing. Student have the opportunity to accept sanctions or file an appeal through the Academic Conduct Appeals Process but neither ignorance of University policy nor unintentional acts of misconduct are accepted as an excuse for academic dishonesty.


Academic Conduct Appeals Process:

Upon receiving notification of an Academic Code of Conduct violation, the student is expected to respond, in writing, within 10 days. If the student fails to respond, the University will assume that the student has accepted the dishonesty charge.


A student who chooses to dispute the charge must respond in writing to the Dean of Academic Affairs within 10 days. This response along with the information provided by the faculty member will be reviewed by the Dean. The Dean shall determine if a violation has occurred and shall report the findings to the Registrar who will notify the students in writing.


Students found not to be in violation of the standards of academic honesty will be graded in accordance with the standards set forth in the course syllabus. If academic misconduct is found to have occurred, the student is subject to progressive disciplinary sanctions. The Dean is responsible for administering the academic disciplinary process and students found in violation of the academic integrity standards are subject to the following progressive disciplinary sanctions:


First time Offense:

Sanction:   Academic Warning

Discipline: Penalty may range from an F on the assignment up to

                  an "F" for the course. Warning noted in student’s

                  academic record.


Second time Offense:

Sanction:   Academic Suspension or Dismissal

Discipline: Student receives an "F" for the course and may be

                  placed on Academic Suspension or Dismissal.


Third time Offense:

Sanction:   Academic Dismissal

Discipline:  "F" for course and Academic Dismissal. Decisions of

                   the University President’s ruling are final and noted in

                   the student record. No further appeals will be

                   considered by the University.

The use of the letter grades as applied within the University grading system are described as follows:

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