University Program Resources
The NCU Course Room
As a student at NCU, all of your academic exchanges will take place within the NCU Course Room. It contains course syllabi, assignments, faculty information and the course gradebook. In addition, the Course Room includes added content delivery features, such as video chats, live lecture capabilities, quizzes, surveys, and embedded video.
This private academic network provides you with the opportunity to build and participate in online communities that include other students and faculty members. Within The Commons, you can share information through live “Facebook-like” activity streams, and curate your academic identity and connections – while keeping these activities separate from your personal social networks.
One of the resources you’ll use most frequently at NCU is our extensive online library. The NCU Library is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and offers searchable databases containing full-text articles and abstracts of leading publications in fields relevant to all degree programs. In addition, interlibrary loans give you access to publications from hundreds of libraries nationwide. Our librarians are also available to help you navigate the library and available resources.
Academic Success Center (ASC)
The Academic Success Center (ASC) is designed to help you gain the knowledge and skills to communicate effectively while adhering to The American Psychological Association (APA) editorial style, the standard we use for scholarly writing at Northcentral. Not only can you obtain support materials, but you can receive writing assistance as well. ASC also provides support by offering Academic Coaches who can assist you in learning content, in addition to learning the skills and attitudes needed for program success.
Our specially designed support center can help you develop a dissertation of the highest quality. We provide convenient access to style guides and a general overview of dissertation structure. You’ll also find a section for each of our Schools that provides discipline-specific updates and helpful information describing each dissertation process.
At Northcentral University, our online bookstore makes buying textbooks for your courses quick and efficient. All you have to do is look up your course number to find the books and course materials you need. Our online bookstore also has a large inventory of used books, and we buy back many textbooks when courses are completed.
“NCU support services, absolutely outstanding. I mean, everybody from IT people to the academic advisers, they were always there for you."
—Jack McFarlane, School of Ed, Training and Development Leadership