University Program Resources
In addition to our Faculty, Academic Advisors and Librarians, we provide other important online assistance to enhance your education experience and help you reach your academic goals.
Our library offers sophisticated, searchable databases containing full-text articles and abstracts of leading publications in fields relevant to all degree programs. The library is well organized and contains a variety of tools that allow you to locate important and relevant publications and articles. Our librarians are also available to help you find publications available online or through interlibrary loans (ILL).
At our online bookstore, you can locate your course number, order books and course materials, and pay online using a credit card. Our online bookstore also has a large inventory of used books, and we buy back many textbooks when courses are completed.
All textbooks and course materials are shipped directly to you via Federal Express, UPS or the U.S. Postal Service.
Academic Success Center
We established the Academic Success Center to help you gain the knowledge and skill to communicate according to The American Psychological Association (APA) editorial style - the standard we use for scholarly writing at Northcentral.
The Academic Success Center provides support materials and writing assistance, including the Northcentral Writing Process, a five-stage approach that helps you master academic writing through focus, development, organization, style and conventions.
“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
Our specially designed support center can help you develop a dissertation of the highest standard. We provide convenient access to style guides and a general overview of dissertation structure. We also offer a section for each of our schools that provides discipline-specific updates and helpful information describing the dissertation process.
Your Student Portal is your personal degree program headquarters to:
- Request information
- Pay tuition
- Access syllabi and learning materials for current courses
- Communicate with your Faculty, Academic Advisors and other University staff
- Keep in touch with other students through discussion boards and chat rooms
- Visit the bookstore and library and access writing programs
- Post completed assignments in your online course rooms
- View Faculty reviews of your work and grade postings.
- Access academic program updates and support services.
Another special feature of the Student Portal is an ePortfolio that allows you to organize, store and display a wide variety of your work, including written documents, photos, spreadsheets, graphics and references to other websites.
You can create an ePortfolio Briefcase for a selected set of materials, build in a variety of views, and create specific password-protected showcases for family, friends, employers, faculty and others to review your work.
This valuable technological resource provides access to a live, on-demand tutoring service that empowers you to get the help you need. With Smarthinking, you have the opportunity to work directly in real-time with a tutor, communicating using virtual whiteboard technology. As an NCU student, you will receive 15 hours of tutoring at no cost for your program, and can purchase more time on your own if necessary.
Our experienced advisors can help guide your course selections and keep you on track for degree completion.