Frequently asked questions
By federal law all academic information must be requested by the student via a signed request, or through the National Student Clearinghouse stie. This may be done in person, US mail, fax, or as a pdf file attached to an email. There is a fee for all official transcripts.
Transcripts should be ordered electroncially, but may also be ordered via regular mail by using the Transcript Request Form, completing the form and mailing it, with payment, to the Registrar’s Office
Official Transcripts must be sent to the Norwich University Registrar’s Office in a sealed envelope by US mail. Hand-carried transcripts are not considered official and cannot be accepted by the Registrar’s Office.
An official transcript submitted is used to determine if courses taken at one institution may be acceptable to meet degree requirements at a different institution.
How do I register for classes?
If you are a returning student you need to meet with your assigned academic advisor who will provide a PIN # for you to go online through your my.norwich.edu account and you perform your own registration.
If you are a new student coming in through our Admissions Office, the first semester you will be registered by a combination of the Registrar and your academic program chair for your degree program.
If you are a non-matriculated new or continuing student you will need to stop into the Registrar’s Office for instructions.
Course schedules for upcoming semesters are posted at the top center of the Registrar’s office web page once they are available for viewing.
How do I get Attendance/Enrollment Certification for loan deferral, parents’ medical insurance, or ski/snowboard season passes?
This certification needs the signature of the student. The form is available on the Registrar’s Office web page. There is also an option for the student to go online and, for a small fee, go through the National Student Clearinghouse for a quicker response than the manual process in the Registrar’s Office. Most insurance companies require this certification each semester/term in attendance.
How may I receive a copy of my child’s academic grades?
By federal law, all academic information must be requested by the student with a signature. If a student has completed a FERPA form (located on the web site of the Registrar’s office) to allow parents or other parties to see/discuss their academic information, then it may be requested by a parent. Information may not be given out over the phone because there is no way to identify the person on the other end of the line. This type of information may be sent through the US mail to the permanent address of the parent.
The easiest way for a parent to receive this information is directly from their child through their child’s my.norwich web account.
How may credits from another institution or national testing service be transferred into Norwich to meet my degree requirements?
The process begins by submitting your official transcript to the Registrar’s Office, which may arrive there through the Admissions Office. Once your transcript(s) are received, an evaluation of your previous coursework may involve other academic departments, depending on your particular situation.
Types of Transfer Credit
For practical purposes, there are four types of transfer credit of interest in the transfer process:
- Credits for major requirements and college-specific courses
- Credit for general education or baccalaureate degree required courses
- Credits for free electives or may showin a degree audit as unused credits
- Credits for military course requirements
Evaluation of Transfer Credit
In some cases, transferring credits for a course is extremely simple. If a previous student has completed the same course and transferred to NU, the course has already been through the evaluation process. However, if a course completed at your original institution has not been transferred previously, it will be evaluated for NU equivalency by an academic program chair.
Staff at NU want to be fair in giving transfer credit for courses completed successfully with a grade of “C” or better. Nursing courses require a “C+” grade.
How do I start the use of my Veteran Benefits at Norwich?
If you are a dependent of an active service person, you will need to fill out the VA 22-1990E (PDF) application for Benefits.
All forms can be found and some even filled out online through the gibill.va.gov website. Any forms that should be printed out can be mailed directly to the VA Buffalo Regional Office, PO Box 4616, Buffalo, NY 14240-4616.
The VA will not notify the school when they receive your paperwork. The VA will mail the student the Certificate of Eligibility directly when they have completed processing the application for benefits.
Please contact the Assistant Registrar and Certifying Official at the time of application or 2 to 4 weeks prior to the start of the semester.
What is the Degree Evaluation/Audit?
The degree evaluation is the tool used by the Registrar to certify a student for the completion of their degree program. Individual Academic Program Checklists are never used by the Registrar, only by academic advisement.
A student should run their degree evaluation:
- prior to the advisement period each semester
- after online registration each semester
- after any drop/add registration activity
- after the grading process has been completed for any semester or summer term
- after the addition of any transfer credit to their academic history
A degree may not be awarded unless:
- the GPA is a 2.000 or higher.
- there are NO RED “NOs”, with one exception – an “OR” condition will always contain one or more red “NOs”, because only one course is required to meet the requirement.
How does a Student access their Degree Evaluation/Audit? (CAPP)
In your computer, log on to your my.norwich student account and complete the following steps to view your degree evaluation (audit) to see how the transferred courses meet your degree requirements:
- Choose the “Student Resources” tab
- Find the “Banner Self Service Channel
- Click on the Student link
- Click on the Term Selection
- Click on Degree Evaluation
- Click on Generate New Evaluation
- Click on Program: (your program)
- Make sure In-Progress Courses is checked
- Click on Generate Request
- Click on Detail Requirements
- Click on Submit