All new students are expected to participate in the orientation program. The orientation program acquaints the student with University policies and the educational opportunities, facilities, and services available at the University.
Student Identification Cards
All students receive photo identification cards with their student numbers. These cards are used for various purposes such as entering campus, attending classes, and using the library and computer services.
Each new student is assigned an academic advisor at the beginning of the school year. The academic advisor assists the student in defining educational goals to be reached; provides information regarding curricula, courses, careers, and graduate programs; and discusses personal problems the student may have, especially those related to the student’s academic progress and plans for subsequent pursuits. Students are expected to schedule appointments with their advisors before pre-registration and at other times throughout the semester as needed.
Students must inform their advisors of any special needs or deficiencies, which might affect academic performance, or selection of courses. Students are expected to know academic policies, procedures, and degree requirements and to remain informed about their progress in meeting these requirements.
Students are encouraged to seek assistance as needed from the advisor and student support services provided by the University.
Admission of International Applicants
For purposes of admission, all persons who are not citizens or permanent residents of Bangladesh are defined as international applicants. In most cases international applicants seeking admission into NSU must meet the same academic standards for admission, as those required for native students. There are wide variations; however, between educational systems throughout the world that makes exact comparison of educational standards difficult.
International applicants are selected on the basis of their prior academic work, English proficiency, probability of success in the chosen curriculum (as evidenced by prior work in the academic area involved), and certification of adequate financial resources.
Students are responsible for fulfilling all requirements of the degree program in which they are admitted. They should consult with their advisors in planning their course schedule and be familiar with NSU policies- and procedures related to registration for courses and graduation requirements. No registration is complete until all tuition and other fees are paid and other the registration form is returned to the Registrar’s Office.
Students must register for courses during scheduled registration period. A student who seeks to register after the first day of classes in a semester must obtain permission from the Department Head. Those students who are given permission to register late must pay a late registration fee of Tk.500.
Adding and Dropping Courses
Students who seek to add or drop a course or are recommended to do so by the instructor, should confer with their advisor first.
The last day for dropping a course without a record entry (i.e. W) is the end of the third week of the semester. The grade W will be entered on the academic record for courses dropped between the ends of the third and the sixth weeks. After the sixth week of the semester no courses can be dropped.
The instructor may drop students from a course after two weeks of the semester if the latter have neither attended any of the scheduled class meetings nor notified the instructor of their intent to drop the course. For purposes of this procedure, registration and payment of tuition for a course does not constitute sufficient notification of intent to take a course.
With the permission of the academic advisor, students may add a course during the first week of the semester if space is available. During the second week of the semester, the authorization of the course instructor is also necessary to add a course. After this period no courses can be added for the semester.
Tuition adjustments (i.e. charges and refunds) are explained under “Tuition and Fees” in this Catalog.
Students may audit courses (attend without submitting assignments, taking tests or receiving grades or credits) with the permission of the instructor when space is available. Courses that require use of computer lab or electronic devices may not be audited due to the high demand on the equipment and instructor’s attention. An audit is not recorded on the academic record. Students should not register for courses they wish to audit. Tuition and other fees will be assessed for audited courses.
Withdrawal from the University
A student who wishes to withdraw from the University for a semester (dropping all courses for the semester) must do so by contacting the office of the Registrar. Notification to an instructor is not adequate. Withdrawals will not be authorized after the sixth week of the semester except in the case of verifiable non-academic hardships if approved by the chair of the concerned Department. See the “Tuition and Other Fees” section of this Catalog to determine the financial implications for withdrawal.
A statement will be entered on the withdrawing student’s academic record reflecting the official withdrawal. Grades of F will be recorded for students who abandon their courses without officially withdrawing for the semester or from the University.