How do I...?

  • Add or drop a course
    • The process you follow to change your schedule is dependent on when you decide to make the change.

      COURSE ADD/DROP: Students are permitted to add and drop courses in weeks 7-8 of a term during the initial registration period and during the add/drop period, which takes place the 9th week of a term through the Monday of week 2 in the following term. Once you have submitted your initial schedule in Self-Service, any course changes during the registration and the add/drop period must be completed by using the Course Add & Drop Form. Changing your schedule during the add/drop period will not result in the courses showing on your FNU official transcript. Please consult the FNU Catalog for further information concerning schedule changes.

      COURSE WITHDRAWAL: Students wishing to leave a course beyond the add/drop period must request an official withdrawal from the course. Withdrawing from a course can have serious academic and financial implications, so it is important to consult the FNU Catalog and discuss your intentions with your course coordinator, academic advisor, and financial aid counselor BEFORE withdrawing. To withdraw from a course, you must complete a Course Withdrawal Form and submit it as instructed in advance of the published deadline (the 56th day of the term). Please note that if you are registered for only one course, withdrawal from that course constitutes withdrawal from the university.
  • Apply for graduation
    • Candidates must submit the FNU Application for Graduation to initiate the graduation process. The application to graduate should not be submitted until all of the following has been met:
       
      1. Complete all required courses for the program of study.
         
      2. Recieve final grades for all required courses. Incomplete (I) and In-Progress (IP) grades are temporary marks, not final grades. A student is not eligible to graduate until the I or IP grade is resolved.
         
      3. Reconcile all financial balances on the student billing account.
         
      4. MSN & PGC Students ONLY: Submit all end of clinical paperwork including the signed Declaration of Safety (DOS) from the primary preceptor, the final Stage 4 MDAT from the RCF, and the completed End of Clinical Record.
         
      5. CNEP Students ONLY: Proof of attendance for the AABC “How to Start a Birth Center” Workshop. AABC provides FNU with the roster of attendees after each workshop.

      Students will receive an email from the Registrar once the degree or certificate is conferred. 

      Additional details about graduating from FNU can be found on the Graduation portal page.

      Additional details about the annual Commencement Ceremony can be found on the Commencement portal page
  • Change specialty tracks
    • The first step in the process is to discuss the possible change with your advisor.  You will then be directed to have interviews to petition to change tracks with both the current and prospective Associate Dean/Program Director if the specialty track change is between departments (e.g., FNP to CNEP) or just your current Associate Dean if the change is within a department (e.g., CNEP to WH).  If approved, the track change is finalized with the submission of a Status Change Form and the preparation of a new program of study.
  • Request an academic hiatus
    • Students in good standing are eligible to take up to two terms away from their studies every 365 days by requesting an academic hiatus (AH). To discuss this option, you should first speak to your advisor. You will then submit a Status Change Form (found on the Profile tab in Self Service) prior to the start of a term to begin the hiatus, and a second Status Change Form to return from hiatus once you are ready to start your studies again.

      There are provisions for requesting an emergency academic hiatus (EAH) once a term has begun, but "serious and compelling" circumstances must apply and documentation of the circumstances must be provided. Students wishing to begin a hiatus after a term has begun should initiate a conversation with your advisor as soon as possible. Please see the FNU Catalog for further information concerning the AH and EAH.

      It is very important to remain in contact with FNU during your hiatus period, as you may receive time-sensitive information and/or requests from your advisor, RCF, credentialing coordinator, and others from the university. It is also important to maintain contact with your preceptor(s) so that any changes in your clinical situation can be addressed.
  • Request a course transfer
    • The detailed policy for accepting course transfers can be found in the FNU Catalog under the Course Transfer Policy. It is important to note that FNU allows a maximum of twelve (12) approved credits for transfer and students will pay a fee for each course reviewed for transfer credit. The listing of specific courses eligible for credit can be found in the Course Transfer Policy in the FNU Catalog. Please note, clinical, Bridge Year and DNP project courses are not eligible for transfer credit. Any student planning to transfer graduate level courses should submit all course transfer forms and course syllabus to the Registrar at registrar@frontier.edu three weeks prior to attending Bound orientation.

      PROCEDURE: 

      1. Review the Course Transfer Policy and FNU Course Descriptions in the FNU Catalog and the FNU syllabi in the FNU Portal. 
      2. Submit the Course Transfer Form and accompanying descriptions or syllabi. 
      3. Submit payment for each course to the FNU Bursar.  Courses will not be reviewed for transfer until all fees are paid. Click here for a list of current fees.  
      4. The Program Director or Associate Dean will review the syllabi and determine if the course content and objectives qualify for transfer.
      5. Students will receive an individualized Program of Study (POS) once transfer decisions have been made.

      If you have questions about the Course Transfer Policy please contact the FNU Registrar, registrar@frontier.edu. If you have questions about the how a transferred course will fit in your academic program of study please contact your Academic Advisor.
  • Request an academic challenge
    • Students who have had similar content in a prior graduate program but whose courses are not eligible for course transfer may want to consider an academic challenge. The detailed policy for challenging academic courses can be found in the FNU Catalog under the Challenge Policy for Academic Courses.

      It is important to note that FNU allows a maximum of six (6) credits for academic challenge and students will pay the equivalent of full tuition for all attempted challenge credits. The listing of specific courses eligible for academic challenge can be found in the FNU Catalog. Any student interested in challenging an academic course should ideally begin the process no less than three weeks prior to attending Bound orientation. 
  • Request an Incomplete (I) grade
    • Incomplete grades may be approved for didactic courses if you have completed a majority of the course work and still have the ability to pass the course (as determined by the course coordinator). To request an Incomplete grade, complete the Petition for Incomplete Grade Form and submit it as directed. The deadline for requesting an Incomplete grade in a didactic course is the last day of the term.

      Please consult the FNU Catalog for further information.
  • Request an In-Progress (IP) grade
    • In-Progress grades may be approved for clinical courses if you are unable to complete all the required clinical hours or experiences within the dates of the term. If you think you may need an IP grade in your clinical course(s), please consult with your RCF. The deadline for receiving an IP grade is the last day of the term.

      Please consult the FNU Catalog for further information.
  • See my final grades
    • Your final grades can be found in Self Service under “Unofficial Transcript”. Please note, it may take up to a week for final grades to post at the end of the term.
  • Withdraw from FNU
    • To initiate the withdrawal process, students should complete a Status Change Form, found on the Profile tab in Self Service. Although the decision to withdraw or not is entirely up to you, the appropriate Associate Dean or Program Director will contact you to help you explore alternative options that might allow you to address your needs and still remain in the program.

      Once the final decision has been made, the status change form will be forwarded by the Associate Dean/Program Director to other members of the university staff for final processing. Please consult the FNU Catalog for further information concerning withdrawal and re-application policies. Students may withdraw from FNU at any time during the year.

      Please note, it is not sufficient to simply email your course faculty or advisor of your desire to withdraw from FNU. The Status Change Form must be submitted in order for the withdrawal to be processed. 
  • Withdraw from a course
    • The process you follow to change your schedule is dependent on when you decide to make the change.

      COURSE WITHDRAWAL Students wishing to leave a course beyond the add/drop period will request an official withdrawal from the course. Withdrawing from a course can have serious academic and financial implications, so it is important to consult the FNU Catalog and discuss your intentions with your course coordinator, academic advisor, and financial aid counselor BEFORE withdrawing. To withdraw from a course, you must complete a Course Withdrawal Form and submit it as instructed in advance of the published deadline (the 56th day of the term). Please note that if you are registered for only one course, withdrawal from that course constitutes withdrawal from the university.

      COURSE ADD/DROP: Students are permitted to add and drop courses through the Monday of week 2 in a given term. Any course changes during the add/drop period must be requested by using the Course Add & Drop Form. Changing your schedule during the add/drop period will not result in the courses showing on your FNU official transcript. Please consult the FNU Catalog for further information concerning schedule changes.