NUSTEP Registration and Payment Deadlines
- Fall 2015 - Sept. 1-30, 2015
- Spring 2016 - Feb. 1-29, 2016
Late Registration ($50 late fee assessed)
- Fall 2015 - Oct. 1-15, 2015
- Spring 2016 - March 1-15, 2016
- Fall 2015 - Sept. 1-Oct. 15, 2015
- Spring 2016 - Feb. 1-March 15. 2016
Niagara University Senior Term Enrichment Program (NUSTEP)
Welcome to Niagara University's concurrent enrollment program, NUSTEP. Niagara University offers many entry level (general education) college courses in local high schools for college credit. This program allows qualified juniors and seniors the opportunity to challenge themselves to the rigors of college level work while remaining on their high school campus - all at a discounted cost.
Students are recommended by instructors or school counselors for the program; then, a university representative visits the school to explain the program further. The instructors use the course descriptions, outlines, syllabi and exams constructed by the academic department at the university. Courses cost $65 per credit hour. Therefore, a three-credit course costs $195, a substantial savings over the regular fee. Students on free or reduced lunch programs (verified by high school administration) are able to receive a tuition waiver that will cover the cost of the course; there is a $20 non-refundable registration fee that all students are required to pay regardless of any type of waiver that they may receive.
NUSTEP is accredited by The National Alliance of Concurrent Enrollment Partnerships.
Student Rights Under FERPA
The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act affords students certain rights with respect to their educational records. Please refer to the undergraduate catalog or this link.
Information About Niagara University
The university undergraduate catalog is the source for all policies, procedures and other pieces of information pertinent to the administration of an academic institution. It may be accessed at http://www.niagara.edu/catalog-literature-and-forms/. Listed below are the pertinent pieces of information from the undergraduate catalog that students should be familiar with and abide by.
Code of Conduct
This program is designed to be both rigorous and rewarding. Students participating in NUSTEP seek a challenging, engaging, educational experience and it is expected that these students will adhere to all university rules and regulations as well as their high school code of conduct. Conduct that is disrespectful or in violation of the rights of others, including but not limited to verbal, physical, or sexual harassment and bias-related graffiti will not be tolerated and may result in disciplinary action and sanctions, including possible dismissal from the program. Students are expected to be respectful of all faculty, staff and other students they come in contact with both in and out of the classroom.
The integrity of an academic community necessitates the full and correct citation of ideas, methodologies and research findings to the appropriate source. This is necessary to protect the original work, whether it is found in reference material, other published matter, or unpublished communication from faculty, other scholars and fellow students. In addition, you can promote academic honesty by protecting your work from inappropriate use. Academic honesty is essential to ensure the validity of the grading system and to maintain a high standard of academic excellence. The principal violations of academic honesty are cheating and plagiarism.
• Cheating includes the unauthorized use of certain materials, information, or devices in writing examinations, or in preparing papers or other assignments. Any student who aids another student in such dishonesty is also guilty of cheating. Other possible forms of cheating include submitting the same work in more than one class without permission, and fabricating or altering references or actual research results.
• Plagiarism is the presentation of ideas, words and opinions of someone else as one’s own words. The offense does not extend solely to directly quoted materials presented without documentation. Paraphrased material, even if rendered in the student’s own words, must be attributed to the originator of the thought. You should be well informed of the policy on academic dishonesty prior to the start of the course. An instructor who suspects academic dishonesty will present the allegation and any corresponding evidence to the student. The student will be given the opportunity to respond and the instructor may accept or reject the response. If the response is rejected, the instructor assigns a penalty. Penalties for cases of academic dishonesty include but are not limited to the following, according to the severity of the offense:
- Resubmitting an essay or rewriting an examination
- Assigning an F for the paper, project, or examination
- Assigning an F for the course (N.B. second offenders receive an automatic F)
- The high school may also impose penalties if it is deemed warranted
The instructor will submit a report of the offense to the NUSTEP coordinator and the faculty liaison during the semester in which it occurred. The complete policy on academic integrity and the appeal process may be found in the college catalog.