Accepted NSLC students interested in registering for the College Credit Option should go to the NSLC website for enrolled students and fill out the online registration form for College Credit. To register for credit option you will need the NSLC Student ID that was assigned to you in your NSLC acceptance packet.
This credit option does not take away from your activities at the NSLC but further enriches your experience. This is an opportunity to widen your focus at the NSLC and to continue to learn after the program under the supervision of an AU professor. The course to obtain college credit is taught after students return home from their on-campus NSLC program.
The College Credit Option introduces high school students not only to the expectations of college-level academics but also to the responsibilities of registration at a university. Students and their parents/guardians should note carefully the associated registration, records, and refund policies and deadlines. Any changes to a registration must adhere to the published deadlines and will be subject to the refund policy.
Upon notification of a change in registration received by the NSLC at least 30 days prior to the start date of the session in which the student is registered, the difference in tuition paid for an AU course will be refunded. If a student cancels registration within 29 days of the start of the session in which the student is registered for an AU course, or leaves while a program is in session, no refunds will be permitted. This policy is necessary to account for the program costs incurred with each enrollment.
Communicating Changes in Registration
Changes in registration (with the exception of a request for pass/fail) prior to the first day of the AU course should be communicated directly with NSLC. Changes in registration on or after the first day of the AU course must be communicated to the NSLC first and then to American University at firstname.lastname@example.org. Requests to change grade type to pass/fail should also by emailed to email@example.com.
In recognition of the scholastic aptitude and leadership merit of the students selected for NSLC, American University is offering a special reduced tuition rate of $875 per credit. Please note that AU will process a 1098-T tax document which reflects the financial aid received by students.
Upon written notification of cancellation received by the NSLC at least 30 days prior to the start date of the session in which the student is registered, all tuition paid for an AU course will be refunded. If a student cancels registration within 29 days of the start of the session in which the student is registered for an AU course, or leaves while a program is in session, no refunds will be permitted. This policy is necessary to account for the program costs incurred with each enrollment.
No. Students enrolled in the College Credit Option arrive on campus as other NSLC participants. On opening day, or soon thereafter, NSLC staff will help college credit students create their AU account and make sure they have access to their course on AU's Blackboard platform. The course does not begin and no work is assigned until after students return home. At no time does enrollment in the College Credit Option conflict with on-campus NSLC activities.
All college credit online courses are taught by American University faculty, regardless of where the student attended his on-campus NSLC program.
Over the years, thousands of NSLC students have elected to participate in the College Credit Option. The students in your college credit online course will be your peers in the NSLC program you attended, combined with students from other NSLC sites.
Professors are happy to answer any questions you might have regarding their course. Before arriving on campus, students will read a welcome letter from their professor via the NSLC portal. During your online course, you may contact your professor at any time to ask questions. Your professor will also hold office hours via Skype. The contact information is on the course syllabus.
While the AU College Credit Option will not detract from the NSLC experience, it demands excellence in student performance. Participating students will be engaged, taught, and evaluated at the college-level by a university professor, who will provide a stimulating, innovative, and personalized learning experience that will help to prepare you for the expectations of higher education. This college course will require a commitment by students to access the online instructional materials upon their return home and to complete assignments, which will be due within 30 days after your NSLC program. Extensions are possible, but students must get confirmation in writing from their professors. For more information about what you can expect, please review the academic expectations.
All your work should be sent in by the due date specified on your syllabus, generally within 30 days after the end of your NSLC program. Course syllabi will give instructions for submitting your work. Students should contact their professor if an extension is needed.
Students usually take the college credit as a letter grade (A-F), especially if they anticipate seeking to transfer the credit to another school. Many colleges and universities do not accept transfer credit taken pass/fail. However, students may elect take take the course on a pass-fail basis. To take the course pass-fail, a student must elect to do so before the withdrawal date specified on the course syllabus. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
After registering for college credit, you will be asked to complete a transcript request form through myNSLC. When you have completed your course assignments and your professor has submitted a final grade, an official American University transcript will be mailed to the address you specified on the request form. Additional transcripts can be requested.
If you are a former NSLC student who took an AU Credit course with your NSLC program and would like to receive an official American University Transcript of your grade, you will need to submit a transcript request. The AU Registrar now uses an outside firm to assist with transcripts. Follow the directions for "New User" through the online ordering system.
Note: This process will involve creating an account and submitting a few pieces of information, such as your birth date, so that your record can be located. If you have questions, please call 202-885-2022.