FAQ

Yes. If you need one or two of the courses, we are happy to provide those for you. If you choose to stay for all five courses, we are happy to provide those as well.  

The NU GEM Application along with your completed TA, COE, or NOBE form are needed for registration. When submitting forms, please be sure to include the correct tuition rate and dates of the courses. 

It is best if the TA form is submitted through the AI Portal.  On March 14, 2014 Niagara will be required to only accept TA's through the AI Portal.

Ideally, all students will register as early as possible to allow for the paperwork to be processed as well as all accounts to be created. The latest to register for a GEM course is noon on the Thursday before a course begins. If registering at this time, we also recommend calling the Office of Continuing Education at 716.286.8181 to ensure the paperwork was received.

Generally, you will need a computer and the Microsoft Office suite including Word, PowerPoint, and Excel.

For the public speaking class, you will need a device to record yourself presenting speeches (a webcam or videocamera is sufficient).  

The instructors in the class will let you know if there are special requirements ahead of time.  

An email will be sent 2-3 weeks prior to the start date of your course detailing all of the information needed for logging into the Niagara systems. You will be provided an email address as well as information about our learning management system, Blackboard.

Contact information will also be provided in case there are any issues or concerns along the way. We are always happy to help.

  • Military benefits, contact Rob Healy, Veteran Services Coordinator
  • Registering for the class or to confirm your form processed, contact Continuing Education
  • Blackboard or technology requirements, contact the IT Help Desk
  • Online academic supportAcademic Support is available if you need additional assistance academically to complete your courses. Online tutoring is available by appointment. On-demand resources for some classes are available through the OAS website.  

Please note that dropping a course may affect benefits. Students needing to drop a course will be responsible for informing Rob Healy at rhealy@niagara.edu via email no later than the end of the business day of the drop date listed with current and approved courses. 

Final official grades are posted in WebAdvisor upon completion of the course. Please allow time for grades to be processed and posted.  

Transcript request forms can be found at www.niagara.edu/records-request-a-transcript