Academic Standards, Policies, and Procedures

Student Handbook Luxembourg Campus

Student Responsibility

Students are responsible to know and apply the University’s academic policies and procedures. They are responsible for meeting deadlines as outlined in the academic calendar or in other sections of this publication. Students are responsible to know and apply graduation requirements. Questions about academic progress should be addressed to the academic department or the Assistant Registrar for Graduation Services.

The Sacred Heart University Student Handbook serves as an agreement between the University and students to honor the standards, policies and procedures set forth in the attached pages. By accepting to attend Sacred Heart University, a student is committed to understanding and abiding by these standards, as well as accepting responsibility for his/her actions. These policies have been established to provide a safe and comfortable community for all Sacred Heart University community members.

New Student Checklist

We have created a "one-stop-shopping" list for you to have a seamless transition into SHU. To begin this exciting process, you will need your Student ID Number. Once you have this, you can begin with Step 1 below, which is to Activate Your MySHU Account and set-up your SHU Email account.

New Student Checklist: http://www.shu.lu/new-student-checklist/

Graduate Catalog

Statement of University Policies +

While every effort is made to ensure the accuracy of information provided in this catalog, accuracy cannot be guaranteed. Sacred Heart University reserves the right to make changes at any time without prior notice. The University provides the information in this catalog solely for the convenience of the reader, who may not rely upon it as a promise or legal obligation. Sacred Heart University expressly disclaims any liability based on the contents.

The Sacred Heart University Student Handbook serves as an agreement between the University and students to honor the standards, policies and procedures set forth in the following sections. By accepting to attend Sacred Heart University, a student is committed to understanding and abiding by these standards, as well as accepting responsibility for his/her actions. These policies have been established to provide a safe and comfortable community for all Sacred Heart University community members.

The University is committed to the concept of equal educational opportunities for all. Individuals are considered for admission to student status, and its services, facilities, programs, and activities are administered in a nondiscriminatory manner as required by law without regard to race, religion, color, sex, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, gender, age, or handicap.

The institution recognizes the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act of 1974, which defines the rights and protects the privacy of students with regard to their educational records.

The University is an Equal Opportunity Employer in accordance with its Affirmative Action Policy. It does not discriminate as required by law in its employment practices on the basis of race, color, religious creed, age, gender, marital status, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, or veteran status.

Sacred Heart University is committed to the maintenance of a community environment where respect for the dignity and worth of each individual is demonstrated and where diversity and the free exchange of ideas can flourish. The maintenance of that community requires its members to avoid behavior that creates division, to promote behavior that enhances cooperation among groups, and to encourage the development of each person as a unique individual.

The University does not condone racism, sexism, sexual harassment, intolerance, or any other acts of discrimination. The University is authorized under federal law to enroll nonimmigrant alien students.

Sacred Heart University’s procedures for claiming unlawful discrimination or harassment are set as an appendix to this catalog and are also on the University’s website. The executive director for Human Resources, Julia Nofri (203-365-4837), serves as the coordinator for Title VI, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and the Age Discrimination Act. Title IX complaints should be reported to the Title IX Coordinator, Leonora Campbell (203-396-8386). Students claiming discrimination for handicap or disability may also complain to the director of Special Services at the University’s Jandrisevits Learning Center.

Sacred Heart University is committed to addressing student concerns related to both academic and administrative issues. Students should first address complaints to the appropriate University official to obtain resolution of disputes and complaints. In compliance with C.R.F. Section 668.43(b), if a student cannot resolve an issue within the University, she/he can bring the issue to the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC). NEASC’s contact information is:

3 Burlington Woods Drive, STE 100
Burlington, MA 01803-4514
Phone: 781-425-7700
Toll Free: 855-886-3272
www.NEASC.org

or

Office of Higher Education
61 Woodland Street
Hartford, CT 06105-2326
Phone: 860-842-0229
www.ctohe.org/studentcomplaints.shtml

Welcome from the President +

John J. Petillo, Ph.D., PresidentDear Student,

Here at Sacred Heart University, we have much to celebrate and a great deal for which to be thankful. We are continuing to grow and expand—both academically with the addition of new programs and courses and physically as we construct new classrooms and learning spaces at West Campus, build new residence halls on the upper quad and complete the new Bobby Valentine Athletic Center.

We have five colleges offering challenging academic programs across a wide variety of disciplines. Sacred Heart is known for its award-winning faculty, rigorous academics and small classes as well as its leadership in both liberal arts and the Catholic intellectual traditions. We provide a dynamic, experience-rich education, and our hope is that, after four years with us, you will leave Sacred Heart prepared to take your place in a diverse and challenging world.

This handbook will serve as a guide as you explore the many opportunities and experiences that Sacred Heart has to offer. Our Catholic identity informs our spirit of inclusion, creativity and care. You will also find that our faculty, staff and upperclassmen will be ready and willing to help you along the way. When you come to Sacred Heart, you join a special community that inspires life-changing growth and provides a sense of belonging and a place to call home.

I welcome you to Sacred Heart and look forward to meeting you. Together, we share confidence in and excitement for what the future holds. I urge you to ask questions, get involved in activities and take full advantage of all the opportunities that come with a Sacred Heart education.

Sincerely,

John J. Petillo, Ph.D., President

Luxembourg Campus – Chamber of Commerce – Kirchberg +

Office & Mailing Address
7, rue Alcide de Gasperi
c/o Chamber of Commerce – Building B, 1st Floor
L-2981 Luxembourg
Luxembourg

Parking
The Chamber of Commerce has a parking garage accessible from rue Alcide de Gasperi. Parking is free after 5:30 pm, and SHU will validate for appointments prior to this time.

Office Hours
Our general office hours are from 9:00 am – 6:00 pm, or by appointment.

Student Study Room/Library
The student study room/library at the SHU Luxembourg Administrative Offices offers a quiet work space for student use.

SHU LIBRARY HOURS FOR STUDYING:
♦ Monday - Friday: 6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
♦ Saturday & Sunday: 7:00 am - 10:30 pm
♦ CLOSED DURING ALL PUBLIC/SHU LUXEMBOURG UNIVERSITY HOLIDAYS.

For security purposes, you will need to send the SHU Luxembourg Office Manager(s) an e-mail before 5:00 pm one day prior to the date of your booking request. Please also note that you will need to show your SHU Student ID card. Thank you for respecting these time limits and policies.

Canteen
The Chamber of Commerce also has a canteen that is open from 11:30 – 2:00 pm (weekdays) and a café, open from 7:00 – 6:30 pm (weekdays). Open hours differ during public/school holidays.

University Telephone Numbers +

All SHU Luxembourg staff contact information is available on the SHU Luxembourg website: http://www.shu.lu/staff/

All University departments, faculty, and staff contact information is available on the University website: www.sacredheart.edu/facultystaffdirectory

Academic Calendar +

SHU Luxembourg operates on a trimester system. The three terms are Fall, Spring and Late Spring & Summer. The calendar for the current Academic Year can be found in the Current Students section of the SHU Luxembourg website (http://www.shu.lu/current-students/ →Academic Schedule).

Exact course dates and times are available in the Current Students section section of the SHU Luxembourg website (http://www.shu.lu/current-students/ → Class Dates & Times) and the Luxembourg MBA Blackboard organization (ORG_LXMBA).

♦ Please be sure to double check the precise dates and times at the beginning of the term. All dates are subject to change.

♦ It is the sole responsibility of the student to plan their schedule according to the arrangement of class dates and times published on the SHU website. Missing one class because a student has registered for another class running at the same time IS NOT considered an “excused absence”. The administration schedules courses to best accommodate a majority of students as well as the individual, personal and professional schedules of the instructors.

♦ Please note deadlines for add/drop and withdrawals in the following sections of the Academic Standards, Policies, and Procedures. These deadlines vary for each course, based on the number of course credit hours.
COURSE CHANGES—ADD/DROP
COURSE WITHDRAWAL

Technical Support: Call Center & Help Desk +

If you have trouble accessing your SHU email account, please contact the IT support team.

Contact Us

http://www.sacredheart.edu/officesservices/informationtechnology/technicalsupport/

Tel: 203-365-7575
Tel: 866-365-7575
techsupport@sacredheart.edu

The University: Accreditation & Memberships +

AACSB International – Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business
The Jack Welch College of Business is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiatehttps://www.aacsb.edu/ Schools of Business (AACSB). This exclusive AACSB Accredited accreditation signifies the quality and merit of the College's Business curriculum. It is only awarded to colleges after a rigorous evaluation and requires colleges to meet the highest level of standards for schools and colleges of business. AACSB International is considered the premier global accrediting body for schools that offer undergraduate, master and doctoral degrees in business and accounting. The Jack Welch College of Business joined this elite membership of fewer than 5% of business schools worldwide in January 2007.

Grand Ducal Decree – The Government of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg Ministry of Higher Education and Research (MESR)
The Jack Welch College of Business at Sacred Heart Univeristy is officially recognized by The Government of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg Ministry of Higher Education and Research (MESR)the Luxembourg Ministry of Higher Education & Research by Grand Ducal Decree of August 2007. The Grand Ducal Decree provides recognition of SHU diplomas in Luxembourg, providing the opportunity to for graduates to register their diplomas with the Luxembourg Ministry of Higher Education & Research. Academic recognition is granted through the registration of the diploma in the register of formal higher education qualifications.

Sacred Heart University is accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (formerly the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc.)

Accreditation of an institution of higher education by the Commission indicates that it meets or exceeds criteria for the assessment of institutional quality periodically applied through a peer review process. An accredited college or university is one which has available the necessary resources to achieve its stated purposes through appropriate educational programs, is substantially doing so, and gives reasonable evidence that it will continue to do so in the foreseeable future. Institutional integrity is also addressed through accreditation.

In addition, several University programs have received either specialized accreditation or approval by the state of Connecticut or have been granted specialized accreditation by national professional organizations.

The Farrington College of Education is nationally accredited by Council for the Accreditation of Educators Preparation CAEP), the national accrediting body for educator preparation programs. All educator programs of the college are approved by the State of Connecticut to prepare candidates for educator certifications. Programs of study in building level administration and supervision, Connecticut literacy specialist, elementary education, secondary English education, social studies, and world language: Spanish are nationally recognized by their respective Specialized Professional Associations.

The Bachelor of Science in Nursing and Master of Science in Nursing programs are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education and the National League for Nursing.

The Master of Science in Occupational Therapy is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE).

The Master of Athletic Training Education Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE).

The Master's degree program in Speech-Language Pathology at Sacred Heart University is a Candidate for Accreditation by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CAA) of the American Speech, Language and Hearing Association (ASHA). Candidacy is a "preaccreditation" status with the CAA, awarded to developing or emerging programs for maximum period of 5 years.

The Master of Physician Assistant Studies has received Connecticut Office of Higher Education (CTOHE) state licensure, and the ARC-PA has granted Accreditation-Provisional status to the Sacred Heart University Physician Assistant Program sponsored by Sacred Heart University. Accreditation-Provisional is an accreditation status granted when the plans and resource allocation, if fully implemented as planned, of a proposed program that has not yet enrolled students appear to demonstrate the program’s ability to meet the ARC-PA Standards or when a program holding Accreditation-Provisional status appears to demonstrate continued progress in complying with the Standards as it prepares for the graduation of the first class (cohort) of students.

The Doctor of Physical Therapy is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of PT Education. The Bachelor of Arts or Science in Social Work program is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education.

The Jack Welch College of Business is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.

The University is approved by the Connecticut State Department of Education for the education of veterans and their eligible dependents.

Memberships

http://sacredheart.smartcatalogiq.com/en/2018-2019/Graduate-Catalog/The-University/Accreditation-and-Memberships/Memberships

The University: Mission & History +

Mission Statement
Sacred Heart University, rooted in the Catholic intellectual tradition and the liberal arts, embraces a vision for social justice and educates students in mind, body and spirit to prepare them personally and professionally to make a difference in the global community.

History of the Jack Welch College of Business at SHU in Luxembourg
The Jack Welch College of Business (JWCB) at Sacred Heart University has been offering the Master of Business Administration (MBA) and Business Certificate Programs in Luxembourg since 1991.

In the late ’80s, Luxembourg was rapidly expanding as a center of international trade an politics, but had no academic institutions that offered advanced educational degrees, crucial for so many in reaching professional goals. Henri Ahlborn, Director of the Luxembourg Chamber of Commerce, recognized this gap and reached out to universities in the United States in hope of collaborating to bring a course of study leading to an internationally accredited MBA to Luxembourg for the first time.

The goal was threefold: nurture local talent, prevent established talent from leaving Luxembourg in pursuit of an advanced degree, and bring new talent to Luxembourg with the dual promise of professional and educational opportunities. Sacred Heart University answered the call and has been serving Luxembourg’s professional community for over 25 years.

A European spirit permeates the JWCB—it’s a diverse mix of entrepreneurial thinkers, innovative problem-solvers, egalitarian team players and motivated professionals who thrive in a flexible environment. At the JWCB, we embrace diversity as one of the foundations of both a successful business strategy and an excellent, educational experience.
We share the University’s dedication to promoting the understanding and appreciation of human differences, and the constructive expression of ideas.

We believe that inquiry, pursuing knowledge, and intelligent reflection—both inside and outside the classroom—create greater opportunities and choices. We challenge students to be fearless in their curiosity and courageous in their service to others.

We are passionate about the role we play in helping our students reveal their true potential.
The discovery of individuals talents, abilities, strengths, character, and dreams is the most valuable outcome we strive for as educators and mentors.

University History
Sacred Heart University was founded in 1963 by the Most Reverend Walter W. Curtis, second bishop of the Diocese of Bridgeport, to provide an institution of higher education that would serve the people of the diocese and region, regardless of sex, race, creed or religion. In October 1962, Bishop Curtis announced both the plan to open a college the following September, and its name, “Sacred Heart.” The choice of the name had a dual origin: it was the name of the bishop’s first pastorate in Bloomfield, N.J., and was a pledge from the bishop attesting to the value of such an institution.
Signs of the University’s growth and vibrancy are evident. Enrollment has risen from the original class of fewer than 200 undergraduate students to approximately 8,500 full-time and part-time undergraduate and graduate students. Over the years, Sacred Heart has grown to become the second-largest Catholic university in New England and, according to the Chronicle of Higher Education, one of the fastest-growing Catholic Universities in the country.

The University has enhanced the undergraduate student experience in many notable ways. In 1990, it accepted, for the first time, students who wanted the residential experience. It now has 11 residential areas, with approximately 92 percent of first-year students and 57 percent of all undergraduates residing in University housing.
New degree programs and majors in relevant disciplines are regularly added to our curriculum, and the University now offers more than 70 undergraduate, graduate, doctoral and certificate programs on its main campus in Fairfield, Conn., and satellites in Stamford, Luxembourg and Ireland. The University consists of five colleges and two schools: College of Arts & Sciences, School of Communication & Media Arts; School of Computing, the AACSB-accredited Jack Welch College of Business, College of Health Professions, College of Nursing, and Isabelle Farrington School of Education. Sacred Heart was recently ranked Top Four most innovative university as well as one of the best universities in the North, according to U.S. News & World Report’s guidebook, Best Colleges 2018. This is partly due to the University's remarkable expansion, innovation and growth over the last decade.

The University offers Division I athletics with 32 varsity teams. The William H. Pitt Health and Recreation Center is currently available to all students, but will become the exclusive domain of the D-1 athletes when the University completes construction on the Bobby Valentine Athletic Center in fall 2019. This state-of-the-art recreation center will be open to all students and will include a suspended track, bowling lanes and a climbing wall.

The campus currently comprises more than 300 acres of land, including The Great River 18-Hole Golf Course and the former global headquarters of General Electric, which is now SHU’s West Campus. West Campus currently houses the College of Education, with plans for the College of Business, including the School of Computing and the new hospitality, resort and tourism program, to move to that site. West Campus will be an innovative campus with a maker space for engineering students and incubator space where business students can work with local business people on projects.

The Frank and Marisa Martire Business & Communications Center is the current home of the Jack Welch College of Business and School of Communication & Media Arts. Our newest academic building, The Center for Healthcare Education, opened in the fall of 2017 with 117,000 square feet of exceptional laboratory and learning facilities. In addition, the campus boasts two new residence halls. Located in the heart of campus, Jorge Bergoglio Hall houses over 200 students in two-bedroom pods with a shared bathroom. And located in our newly constructed Upper Quad, Pierre Toussaint Hall, formerly known as the Jewish Home property, is the beginning of a new residential village that will include student housing, an old fashioned-themed dining hall, JP’s Diner, and other dining options.

An ever-widening outreach to the community balances the University’s commitment to academic excellence. More than 1,500 students, faculty and staff members volunteer in excess of 100,000 hours to community service each year.

The University: Discrimination +

Discrimination
Sacred Heart University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious creed, age, gender, marital status, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, or veteran status in the administration of its educational policies, admission policies, athletic programs, or administered programs. Any behavior or action that excludes, harasses, or discriminates based on any of the above characteristics is unacceptable and subject to disciplinary action. Any person who has a complaint regarding any unlawful discrimination may obtain the procedures to file a complaint from the Executive Director of Human Resources Department, Julia Nofri, 203-365-4837. A complaint by a student for unlawful discrimination in violation of Sacred Heart University policies, state, or federal law regarding disability may also be filed with the Director of Jandrisevits Learning Center, Ardiana Sula, 203-371-7823, who will direct the complaint to Human Resources. The procedures are set forth as an appendix to this catalog.

Procedures for Individuals Claiming Unlawful Discrimination or Harassment
Claims of harassment or discrimination are: (1) claims of violation of the University‘s nondiscrimination policy and (2) claims of violations of the University policy in opposition to harassment.

The following complaint procedure has been established to ensure prompt and effective investigation into allegations of discrimination or harassment.

An individual who believes that he/she has been discriminated against, including being harassed, may report the situation to the Executive Director for Human Resources who serves as the primary University officer responsible for Title VI, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and the Age Discrimination Act. In the absence of the Executive Director or if the complaint is against the Executive Director, the report may be made to the Vice President for Human Resources or any vice president of the University. Reports/complaints are to be filed within ninety (90) calendar days of the incident or within ninety calendar days of the time that the individual reasonably becomes aware of the incident (note: this filing period may be extended for good cause). For Title IX complaints, reports should be made to the Title IX Coordinator, Leonora Campbell.

The report can be written or oral and should consist of the following:

♦ the specific conduct objected to,
♦ the date(s) and time(s) such conduct took place,
♦ the name(s) of the alleged harasser(s) or person(s) believed to be discriminating against the filer,
♦ the location(s) where the conduct occurred,
♦ the name(s) of any witness(es),
♦ action sought to remedy the situation,
♦ and any other details or information requested by the Executive Director or his/her designee.
♦ In addition, the individual should provide any documentation (e-mails, notes, pictures, etc.) or other information in support of the allegation of discrimination or harassment.

Informal Procedure
Any individual who believes that he/she has been unlawfully harassed or discriminated against may, if he/she chooses to, attempt to resolve the situation through a discussion with the other party. If that is not practical, the individual should consult with the Executive Director for Human Resources, who serves as the officer responsible for such complaints, or his/her designee. The purpose of this consultation is multifold.

The Executive Director or his/her designee will provide information and assistance to help the individual assess whether or not the behavior is harassing or discriminatory, will explain the University’s grievance procedure, and provide guidance regarding the investigative procedure. There is no requirement that an informal resolution must be attempted by the complainant.

The individual may also request the Executive Director or his/her designee to attempt to facilitate a resolution of the grievance informally after investigating the matter. If the individual desires an informal resolution, the Executive Director or his/her designee will attempt to provide an informal resolution within twenty (20) working days of the receipt of the request.

Investigation of Complaints
Upon receipt of a complaint or report, a prompt investigation will take place in a confidential manner so as to disclose information only to those who have a need to know or those who may have pertinent information. The respondent and witnesses will be interviewed. Disclosure of the complainant’s name will be made if in the judgment of the investigator it is necessary to the investigation. The investigation will be kept as confidential as possible without compromising the investigation.

The Executive Director or his/her designee (the investigator) will determine whether there is a reasonable basis for the complaint. At the conclusion of this stage of the investigation the investigator will report his/her conclusions to the complainant in writing with the resolution of the complaint. The investigation should be completed within thirty (30) working days of the complaint filing unless extended for reasonable cause.

The investigation may be delayed during the period of an attempted informal resolution should the complainant desire it.

If it is determined that discrimination or harassment has occurred, the University will take action to stop the violation, prevent a reoccurrence, and correct any discriminatory effect. Such action may include counseling, warning, disciplinary action, termination of employment, or expulsion.

A confidential record of the proceedings will be maintained in a private file in the office of the investigator.

If a complainant is dissatisfied with the resolution because the investigation was not conducted as described above or due to the discovery of evidence not reasonably available during the investigation, he/she may request a review by the vice president of the University division within which the discrimination was claimed to have occurred. If the complaint involves that vice president, the President of the University or his/her designee shall conduct the review.

The request for review must be made within ten (10) working days of the notice of the result of the investigation. The review by the vice president must be completed within thirty (30) working days and submitted in writing either sustaining the investigation result or reopening the investigation for further consideration if the investigation was not conducted as described above or due to the discovery of evidence not reasonably available during the investigation. The decision on the review shall be final.

State and Federal Rights
The complainant may at any time file a complaint with the Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, or other applicable federal or state agency for the enforcement of federal or state laws within the jurisdiction of such agency.

Timelines
Working days are days when the administrative offices of the University are regularly open for business; weekends, holidays, snow days, and days the University is closed shall not be counted as working days.

Personnel

Executive Director for Human Resources
Ms. Julia Nofri, 203-365-4837
Coordinator for Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and the Age Discrimination Act

Title IX Coordinator
Ms. Leonora Campbell, 203-396-8386

Provost/Vice President for Academic Affairs
Dr. Rupendra Paliwal, 203-371-7851

Assistant Provost for Teaching and Learning
Dr. Steven Michels, 203-396-8032

Senior Vice President for Finance and Administration
Michael J. Kinney, 203-371-7872

Senior Vice President for Enrollment Planning and Student Affairs
James Barquinero, 203-365-4763

Vice President for University Advancement
William Reidy, 203-396-8086

Vice President for Marketing and Communications
Michael Iannazzi, 203-371-7899

Vice President for Human Resources
Robert Hardy, 203-365-7676

Vice President for Finance
Philip McCabe, 203-371-7934

Vice President for Information Technology and Security
Michael Trimble, 203-365-7555

Notification of Rights Under FERPA +

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) affords students certain rights with respect to their education records. These rights include:

The right to inspect and review the student’s education records within 45 days of the day the University receives a request for access. Students should submit to the registrar, dean, head of the academic department, or other appropriate official a written request that identifies the record(s) they wish to inspect. The University official will make arrangements for access and notify the student of the time and place where the records may be inspected. If the records are not maintained by the University official to whom the request was submitted, that official shall advise the student of the correct official to whom the request should be addressed.

The right to request the amendment of the student’s education records that the student believes are inaccurate, misleading, or otherwise in violation of the student’s privacy rights under FERPA. Students may ask the University to amend a record that they believe is inaccurate or misleading. A student who wishes to ask the University to amend a record should write the University official responsible for the record, clearly identify the part of the record the student wants changed, and specify why it should be changed. If the University decides not to amend the record as requested, the University will notify the student in writing of the decision and advise the student of his/her right to a hearing regarding the request for amendment. Additional information regarding the hearing procedures will be provided to the student when notified of the right to a hearing.

The right to provide written consent before the University discloses personally identifiable information from the student’s education records, except to the extent that FERPA authorizes disclosure without consent. One exception, which permits disclosure without consent, is the disclosure to school officials with legitimate educational interests. A school official is a person employed by the University in an administrative, supervisory, academic or research, or support staff position (including law enforcement unit personnel and health staff); a person or company with whom the University has contracted as its agent to provide a service instead of using University employees or officials (such as an attorney, auditor, or collection agent); a person serving on the Board of Trustees; or a student serving on an official committee, such as a disciplinary or grievance committee, or assisting another school official in performing his/ her tasks. A school official has a legitimate educational interest if the official needs to review an education record to fulfill his/her professional responsibilities for the University.

The right to file a complaint with the U.S. Department of Education concerning alleged failures by the University to comply with the requirements of FERPA. The name and address of the Office that administers FERPA is Family Policy Compliance Office, U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue, SW, Washington, DC 20202-5901.

Addendum
As of January 3, 2012, the U.S. Department of Education’s FERPA regulations expand the circumstances under which your education records and personally identifiable information (PII) contained in such records—including your Social Security Number, grades, or other private information—may be accessed without your consent. First, the U.S. Comptroller General, the U.S. Attorney General, the U.S. Secretary of Education, or state and local education authorities (“Federal and State Authorities”) may allow access to your records and PII without your consent to any third party designated by a Federal or State Authority to evaluate a federal- or state-supported education program. The evaluation may relate to any program that is “principally engaged in the provision of education,” such as early childhood education and job training, as well as any program that is administered by an education agency or institution. Second, Federal and State Authorities may allow access to your education records and PII without your consent to researchers performing certain types of studies, in certain cases even when we object to or do not request such research. Federal and State Authorities must obtain certain use-restriction and data security promises from the entities that they authorize to receive your PII, but the Authorities need not maintain direct control over such entities. In addition, in connection with Statewide Longitudinal Data Systems, State Authorities may collect, compile, permanently retain, and share without your consent PII from your education records, and they may track your participation in education and other programs by linking such PII to other personal information about you that they obtain from other Federal or State data sources, including workforce development, unemployment insurance, child welfare, juvenile justice, military service, and migrant student records systems.

Sacred Heart University Network Account and Official Communications +

When students are enrolled at Sacred Heart University, a University network account is created. The student is required to activate the account and is thereby given access to online services including Sacred Heart University email.

Official communication is directed to the student’s Sacred Heart University electronic mailbox. In some cases official communications may be delivered by local mail. It is university policy that all official university communications will be sent to students' official university email addresses—including all course communication with instructors. Students are expected to check their email on a frequent/daily and consistent basis in order to stay current with university-related communications. Students must insure that there is sufficient space in their accounts to allow for email to be delivered. Students have the responsibility to recognize that certain communications may be time-critical.

Students have the option to forward their SHU Email to a personal email account. Students who choose to have their email forwarded to a private (unofficial) email address outside the official university network address, do so at their own risk. The University is not responsible for any difficulties that may occur in the proper or timely transmission or access of email forwarded to any unofficial email address, and any such problems. With more and more students joining our program this is why it is imperative that students use their SHU email address. No exceptions will be made and unofficial email addresses will only be used by the administration on an emergency communication and high level importance notifications.

Matriculation +

Matriculation is an agreement with the University to a particular set of degree requirements. Graduate students who have met all the requirements and have been accepted by Graduate Admissions are considered fully matriculated. Non-matriculated students may take 6–9 credits with permission from Graduate Admissions. Students who want to take courses beyond these initial credits must be admitted to the University. The option to take courses as a non-matriculated student does not apply to programs for teacher or administrative certification. Contact Graduate Admissions for further information.

Changes of Curriculum and Continuous Enrollment +

A matriculated student has the right to graduate under the requirements that existed at the time of his/her matriculation as long as continuous enrollment has been maintained. Continuous enrollment means the student is in attendance for one of any three terms in an academic year. All summer session courses count as one term toward continuous enrollment calculations. Students who drop all their courses during the add/ drop period may not use that semester as part of their continuous enrollment calculation. Students who fail to maintain continuous enrollment must apply for readmission. Readmitted students must follow the guidelines in effect at the time of readmission. Students who are not enrolled in a semester may wish to maintain their network connections and access to certain services such as the library and other online services. To do this, the student must contact the academic department and request access to the department’s continuous registration section. This registration will continue all network access. A fee may be applied.

Academic Integrity +

Academic Integrity
Students at Sacred Heart University are expected to adhere to the highest standards of integrity in their dealings with each other and with the instructor. The University’s academic integrity policy is available on the MBA Blackboard site and via the link below. Violations of academic integrity include, but are not limited to, plagiarism (examples: failing to cite sources for information used, extensive borrowing of material from other sources, falsifying a bibliography or data), unauthorized collaboration on individual papers or projects, using an assignment turned in previously for another course as an assignment for a current course, and allowing others to copy one’s work. Violations of academic integrity can result in failure of an assignment, failure of the course, and even dismissal from the University. Please make sure that you are familiar with the policy and your responsibilities as a Sacred Heart University student. The policy reflects the importance placed on honesty, fairness, trust and respect. If you have any questions about the policy please ask me.

Sacred Heart University, Academic Integrity Policy, Revised June 2018: https://www.sacredheart.edu/officesservices/registrar/importantannouncements/academicintegritypolicy/

The Luxembourg campus and the Jack Welch College of Business adhere to the University policy. Students and faculty are expected to understand and apply the policy at all times. We will discuss the Academic Integrity Policy in class to clarify key points. Please review the policy before coming to class.

Honor Code
We are a learning community with a core that is rooted in ethics and values. The Honor Code is a course of conduct that has at its heart the following student signed statement after all examinations. “On my honor, I pledge that I have neither given nor received aid on this examination.”

Grading System +

Sacred Heart University Graduate Grading System

GRADE Quality Grade Points Earned
A 4.00
A- 3.67
B+ 3.33
B 3.00
B- 2.67
C+ 2.33
C 2.00
F 0.00
P (Pass)* 0.00 (for courses approved as pass/fail)*
NP (No Pass) 0.00 (for courses approved as pass/fail)*
W (Withdrawal) 0.00
I (Incomplete) 0.00
AU (Audit) 0.00
NG (No Grade) 0.00

 

*as designated by Luxembourg Extra Elective Policy

I (Incomplete) grades may be changed by completing the deficient coursework no later than six weeks after the beginning of the following major semester (fall or spring.) All Incomplete grades not changed within the six-week period will revert to Fs. In unusual circumstances, the six-week period can be extended. (See IX)

(IX) (Incomplete Extension) grade will be in effect until the next conversion date which is six weeks into the following major semester. After that date, the Incomplete Extension grade will convert to an F. An extension for incomplete work may be given only once with the approval of the course instructor and the department chair. Incomplete grade extensions must be filed in writing with the Registrar’s Office by the instructor prior to the incomplete conversion date.

W (Withdrawal) grades are recorded when a student officially withdraws from a course within the approved time frame (see policy under Course Withdrawal).

NG (No Grade) is recorded by the Registrar when a grade is not reported by the instructor. Students will not receive credit for courses assigned a No Grade.

Quality grade points earned in a course are determined by multiplying the quality point value of the letter grade (see above chart) by the number of credits of the course. A term GPA is calculated by dividing the total number of quality grade points by the total number of credits taken during the term. A cumulative GPA is calculated by dividing the total number of quality grade points by the total number of credits taken at Sacred Heart University. Courses transferred into Sacred Heart University from other institutions do not factor into the Sacred Heart University grade point average.

Note: Grades of P/NP, W, I, AU, and NG are not included in the calculation of the term or cumulative GPA.

If a student repeats a course that had a passing grade, the best grade will be calculated into the student’s overall GPA. The initial grade will remain on the transcript but will not be calculated in the overall GPA. The student will receive academic credit for the course only once. See the policy for repeating a failed course under the Academic Forgiveness section.

Graduate students will receive a pass/fail grade only for courses designated by the department as pass/fail. These are generally limited to thesis, comprehensive examinations, and clinical affiliations. If a student enrolls in a course that is not required for his/her major, he/she may seek approval to put the course on pass/fail. Written approval from the Department Chair and College Dean is required.

Change of Grades

An instructor may submit a Change of Grade only due to miscalculation or clerical error of the original grade. Grade changes must be submitted by the instructor of record using the appropriate form or online procedure in Web Advisor. Grade changes must be submitted no later than the end of the following semester in which the grade was posted. Any exceptions will require additional approval. When a grade below C is given in a required course, that course must be repeated. For a grade below C in an elective course, the student will be advised by the program director to repeat the course or take another elective in its place. If another elective is used, both grades will count in the cumulative GPA. Or, the student may petition the Academic Dean’s Office to request that the second elective grade be counted in the cumulative GPA in place of the first elective grade.

Student Grade Grievance—Policy and Procedure

A student’s dissatisfaction with a course grade is, in general, not sufficient grounds for warranting a grievance, convening a committee, or meriting a hearing.

Grounds for a grievance exist upon presentation of written documented evidence indicating:

  • Discriminatory treatment;
  • The process determining the grade differs from that outlined in the course syllabus; or
  • The process determining the grade was not presented in writing to the students.
    A documented grievance associated with a grade must be presented within six (6) months after the original grade was issued.

The procedure for a documented grievance is as follows:

  • The student is expected to resolve the issue at hand with the faculty member.
  • If the solution as provided by the faculty member is unacceptable to the student, the student may present the case in writing with supporting evidence to the department chair of the faculty member involved. The department chair will then make a judgment, after consultation with the faculty member and the student, in an attempt to bring the matter to resolution.
  • If the department chairperson is unable to bring the matter to resolution or the judgment is unacceptable to the student, the student may present a formal appeal in writing to the dean of the college in which the course was taken or to his/her designee.
  • If the dean of the college or his/her designee finds that the appeal has merit, he/she will convene a grievance committee. This committee will consist of only faculty members: one faculty member selected by the student, one faculty member selected by the faculty member concerned, and one faculty member selected by the dean of the college or his/her designee. The chair of the faculty member against whom the grievance is filed is not eligible to serve on the Grade Grievance Committee. After reviewing all documented evidence, the grievance committee will then propose a solution, supported by a rationale in writing, that the grade either stands or should be changed by the faculty member. If the faculty member is unavailable to change the grade, the department chair shall serve in lieu of the unavailable faculty member.
    In the extraordinary circumstances in which the faculty member does not accept the recommendation of the Grade Grievance Committee to change the grade after the Grade Grievance Committee ascertains that one or more grounds for a grievance outlined above has been substantiated, then the issue shall return to the Grade Grievance Committee, which will make the final grade decision to be implemented by the department chair. This step concludes the process.

Academic Forgiveness-Grade Forgiveness Policy

A student who has successfully repeated a failed course and wants to make an adjustment to his/her transcript must submit the appropriate repeated course form to the Luxembourg Office Manager(s).

If an F course grade was the result of a violation of the University’s policy on academic integrity, the grade is not subject to forgiveness. That is, the grade will remain in the computation of the GPA. If the Repeated Course Request is approved, only the more recent of the two grades will be counted in the computation of the grade point average (GPA). The original grade, however, will be kept on the transcript. This policy is limited to the first F successfully repeated during graduate study. Criteria for the successful repetition of a failed course will be established and promulgated by the respective program faculty. The limitation to forgiveness of a single F grade may be waived by student petition to the program or department director, with final approval of the petition being made by the college dean.

A student may not repeat a course for which he/she has received a passing grade.

Grade Forgiveness-Repeated Course Fee

Students who retake a failed course and apply for grade forgiveness are required to pay a Grade Forgiveness-Repeated Course Fee:

  • €720 per credit (applicable to students enrolled after August 1, 2016)
  • €650 per credit (applicable to students enrolled after July 1, 2012)

Procedure for Grade Forgiveness Request:

  1. Upon the successful completion of the repeated course, complete the top section of the form.
    A Grade Forgiveness Request cannot be processed until there is a grade that can be substituted for the failed course.
  2. Submit the form to the Luxembourg Office Manager(s).
  3. SHU Luxembourg office submits Repeated Course Request form to the Dean’s Office.
  4. The Dean must now sign/approve the Repeated Course Request form, after which, the form will be submitted to the Registrar’s Office to complete the processing of the Grade Forgiveness Request.
  5. If approved and subsequently processed by the Registrar's Office, the Grade Forgiveness Request will be posted to the student's transcript (Web Advisor).
    The student should check Web Advisor to see if the Grade Forgiveness Request has been processed BEFORE contacting the Luxembourg Office Manager(s) and/or the Registrar's Office.

GRADE FORGIVENESS-REPEATED COURSE FORM

Honors Designation for Graduating Graduate Students

The following represents the criteria for awarding the honors designation for graduate students at the time of their graduation:

  • Students must be in top 20% of the graduating group within the degree program.
    For Luxembourg the “graduating group” refers to those students who participate in that year’s graduation ceremony.
  • Students must have obtained at least a cumulative GPA of 3.7.
  • A recommendation that an honors designation be granted must be sent to the program director by a faculty member.
    This is only to be requested AFTER it is determined that you qualify for honors under condition #1 and #2. It is not to be requested by the graduating student.
  • Endorsement by the program director (Dr. Alfred Steinherr) of the faculty member’s recommendation and a recommendation for the award to the dean of the college.
    This is only to be requested AFTER it is determined that you qualify for honors under condition #1 and #2. It is not to be requested by the graduating student.
  • Approval of the award by the dean of the college (Dean Martha J. Crawford).

Academic Probation

Any student whose cumulative GPA is below 3.0 will be considered to be on academic probation and may be required to obtain written permission from the program director before registering for additional coursework.

Program Dismissal

A student whose cumulative GPA is below 2.7 after attempting 18 credit hours will be dismissed from the University. A student who is dismissed may submit an appeal for change of status. The procedure for appeal is listed below in the Academic Policies section.

*The academic probation and program dismissal policies described above are minimum University requirements. Each academic department may have additional requirements for the student to maintain good standing or be retained in the program.

Academic Appeals +

A student who has been dismissed can appeal the dismissal to the Academic Review Board, or equivalent structure within each college, through the dean of his or her college and request reinstatement. Dismissed students have the option to appeal if they believe their academic deficiencies are due to extenuating circumstances or computational errors in calculating their GPA or academic progress. The appeal should include some reflection on the cause of the poor performance, documentation of any extenuating circumstances, and a plan of action for improving performance if the student is admitted back into the University. The appeal and all supporting documentation of the appeal must be presented within fourteen (14) days after receipt of the formal dismissal letter. The Academic Review Board or equivalent structure will make a recommendation to the dean of their college in a timely fashion. The dean of the college will then make a final decision on the appeal. This concludes the appeal process.

Academic Forgiveness-Grade Forgiveness Policy & Procedure +

Academic Forgiveness-Grade Forgiveness Policy

A student who has successfully repeated a failed course and wants to make an adjustment to his/her transcript must submit the appropriate repeated course form to the Luxembourg Office Manager(s).

If an F course grade was the result of a violation of the University’s policy on academic integrity, the grade is not subject to forgiveness. That is, the grade will remain in the computation of the GPA. If the Repeated Course Request is approved, only the more recent of the two grades will be counted in the computation of the grade point average (GPA). The original grade, however, will be kept on the transcript. This policy is limited to the first F successfully repeated during graduate study. Criteria for the successful repetition of a failed course will be established and promulgated by the respective program faculty. The limitation to forgiveness of a single F grade may be waived by student petition to the program or department director, with final approval of the petition being made by the college dean.

A student may not repeat a course for which he/she has received a passing grade.

Grade Forgiveness-Repeated Course Fee

Students who retake a failed course and apply for grade forgiveness are required to pay a Grade Forgiveness-Repeated Course Fee:

  • €720 per credit (applicable to students enrolled after August 1, 2016)
  • €650 per credit (applicable to students enrolled after July 1, 2012)

Procedure for Grade Forgiveness Request:

  1. Upon the successful completion of the repeated course, complete the top section of the form.
    A Grade Forgiveness Request cannot be processed until there is a grade that can be substituted for the failed course.
  2. Submit the form to the Luxembourg Office Manager(s).
  3. SHU Luxembourg office submits Repeated Course Request form to the Dean’s Office.
  4. The Dean must now sign/approve the Repeated Course Request form, after which, the form will be submitted to the Registrar’s Office to complete the processing of the Grade Forgiveness Request.
  5. If approved and subsequently processed by the Registrar's Office, the Grade Forgiveness Request will be posted to the student's transcript (Web Advisor).
    The student should check Web Advisor to see if the Grade Forgiveness Request has been processed BEFORE contacting the Luxembourg Office Manager(s) and/or the Registrar's Office.

GRADE FORGIVENESS-REPEATED COURSE FORM

Student Status +

To be considered a full-time graduate student at the University, candidates must maintain registered status for 9 credit hours per term.

Graduate students who are enrolled for a minimum of 3 credits in a term are considered half-time.

Time Limit For Degree Completion +

A student must complete all the requirements for the degree within six years of the date of completion of the first course in the program. An extension of the time limit for completion of the degree can be granted only by the dean of the college after consultation with the program director.

Registration Conditions +

The University reserves the right to change class schedules or instructors at any time. If course cancellations occur, students will be notified by the academic department through SHU e-mail in order to adjust their schedules. Students must initiate all registration, drop, or withdrawal actions. Requests from faculty or staff will not be processed unless a signed form or letter from the student is attached.

In-Process Student Registration
Qualified students who have not yet completed the application process, or who have not received an admissions decision on their application, may register as an in-process student with written permission from the Graduate Admissions Office. Students may complete up to 6 or 9 credit hours under this designation depending on the academic program requirements. In-process registration does not guarantee admission into a graduate program.

Course Prerequisites
Students are responsible to know course prerequisites and to meet those requirements before a course is taken. Information regarding course prerequisites can be found in this catalog and/or supplied by the appropriate academic program director. Exceptions to a prerequisite must be approved in advance by the academic program director. Credit may be denied to a student who takes a course without the proper prerequisites.

Auditors
A student wishing to audit courses must register for the courses as an “auditor.” No credit is granted for an audited course. The University may restrict auditors from certain courses. No student will be permitted to change from credit to audit or audit to credit after the Add/Drop period. Auditors may register during the first week of classes through the add/drop period. Auditing a course requires instructor permission, the Luxembourg Administrative Director's permission, and the Luxembourg Academic Director's prior to registration. An additional audit fee will be assessed.

Verifying Student’s Schedule
Each student is responsible for checking their schedule on Web Advisor to make sure the information is correct. Any problems should immediately be directed to the Luxembourg Office Manager(s). Students will be held academically and financially responsible for their registration as indicated on their schedule in Web Advisor.

Registration Agreement
Students who register for a course with the University accept this program with full responsibility for the courses selected and agree to pay the tuition and fees (including all costs, finance charges and collection fees, if applicable) associated with this program. Students who register for a course with the University accept it is the student's responsibility to plan their schedule according to the arrangement of class dates and times published on the SHU.LU website, that class session overlaps are not considered an “excused absence”, and the student must check the precise dates and times regularly. The student accepts that all course dates are subject to change. The student is aware that there are no refunds of tuition and fees for temporary absences from class. The student also aware that there is no refund if the student is suspended or dismissed from the University. The student accepts the official policy regarding Course Changes – Adding and Dropping in this catalog. The student accepts the official policy regarding Course Withdrawal in this catalog. The student knows that if they must change or drop any of the courses, the student must contact and notify the Luxembourg Office Manager in writing, via my SHU email. If Withdrawal becomes necessary, the student must report in person to the Luxembourg Office Manager and complete an official withdrawal form.

Promissory Note
For value received, the student jointly and severally promises to pay to the order of Sacred Heart University all tuition and fees stated in the conditions of the student's registration agreement and if applicable payment plan fees, hereafter called the principal. In the event a payment is received later than the due date, a finance charge will be assessed at the rate of .75% per month on the unpaid balance (annual rate of 9%), such interest to be computed from the due date. Should any outstanding balance be referred to a collection agency for collection, the signer of this note acknowledges that this may affect signer's credit rating. Should suit be brought to recover this note, or should the same be placed in the hands of an attorney for collection, the maker(s) of this note promise to pay (holder's attorney fee), an amount equal to 15% of the principal amount owing hereon but in no event less than €50 in addition to the amount found owing hereon.

Student Consent & Release for Lecture Capture
In consideration of the benefits conferred on the student through their participation in courses at Sacred Heart University and for other good and valuable consideration, the receipt of which is hereby acknowledged, the student, hereby grants to Sacred Heart University and its designees (“SHU”) the non-exclusive, royalty-free, worldwide, perpetual right, license and permission to use the student's name, likeness, voice, biographical information, and image in any and all audio-visual recordings and other media (whether the media is now known or hereafter developed) produced by or on behalf of SHU (the “Media”), including but not limited to all SHU printed and digital publications, and for educational purposes. The student acknowledges and agrees that: the student will not receive any compensation of any kind related to this consent and release; I waive any right to inspect or approve the Media; SHU may use the Media in any manner, including without limitation, reproducing the Media or creating derivative works of the Media; the student waives any right, title and interest that the student may have in the Media; the student will view the Media solely for the student's own educational purposes in connection with the above-identified course; the student will not make any other uses of the Media, including without limitation, reproducing or distributing the Media, or providing others with access to the Media; and, only to the extent permitted by applicable laws, rules and regulations, the student releases SHU and its personnel from all liability arising from or related to the Media, and this consent and release.

Students who register for a course with the University hereby certify that the above was entered into, executed and delivered in the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg and the State of Connecticut.
Students who register for a course with the University represent and warrant that they have CAREFULLY read the above, that their signature has not been procured through coercion, duress, fraud or any other improper means, that the student is of legal age (i.e., eighteen years of age or older), and that the student is signing the registration form, voluntarily, and with full knowledge and understanding of its terms and conditions.

Registering for a Course: Policies & Procedures +

Current Student Registration

  • To register for a course, students must complete and return a signed registration form for the current academic year and the academic term they intend to register for.
  • Registration forms are posted and available to students in the Current Students section of the SHU Luxembourg website (http://www.shu.lu/current-students/ → Registration Form) and the Luxembourg MBA Blackboard organization (ORG_LXMBA).
  • Completed and signed registration forms must be returned to the Sacred Heart University Luxembourg Office Manager(s) by the indicated deadline.
    Students WILL NOT be considered registered for a course without returning a signed registration form.
  • Registration periods for each academic term vary each academic year. ALL students are notified simultaneously via SHU email when the registration period opens for each term.

Classes will be capped and early registration is the best way to ensure that you are in the classes you would like to take. To officially register for classes you must be enrolled in a program of study and you must receive confirmation from the Luxembourg Office Manager(s) that your registration is completed.

Classes that do not have a sufficient number of students enrolled will be deferred to a later session. Information regarding course cancellation and tuition refund policies are available either in the SHU office or via the website (shu.lu).

Class Dates & Times

  • Exact course dates and times are available at shu.lu under the Current Students section (Class Dates & Times) and the Luxembourg MBA Blackboard organization (ORG_LXMBA).
  • Students must double check the precise dates and times at the beginning of the term. All dates are subject to change.
  • It is the sole responsibility of the student to plan their schedule according to the arrangement of class dates and times published on the SHU website. Missing one class because a student has registered for another class running at the same time IS NOT considered an “excused absence”. The administration schedules courses to best accommodate a majority of students as well as the individual, personal and professional schedules of the instructors.

Course Communication

ALL COURSE COMMUNICATION WITH INSTRUCTORS WILL BE STRICTLY THROUGH SHU EMAIL.

IT IS THE STUDENT’S RESPONSIBILITY TO CHECK THEIR SHU EMAIL ADDRESS REGULARLY.

COURSE CHANGES—ADD/DROP +

OFFICIAL POLICY: COURSE CHANGES—ADD/DROP
A student may change his/her course selection only within the Add/Drop period. Students may not Add a course after the Add/Drop period without written permission of the course instructor and the Administrative Director.

Students must initiate all registration add/drop actions. Phone changes to a student’s class schedule are not accepted and must be followed up in writing (via email) from the student.

Add/Drop Period

  • 1 CH Course: Course changes (Add/Drop) are only permitted within the first (1) class session for each 1 CH course.
    If a student wishes to drop a course after the first class session it will be considered a withdrawal.
  • 2 CH Course: Course changes (Add/Drop) are only permitted within the first two (2) class sessions for each 2 CH course.
    If a student wishes to drop a course after the second class session it will be considered a withdrawal.
  • 3 CH Course: Course changes (Add/Drop) are only permitted within the first two (2) class sessions for each 3 CH course.
    If a student wishes to drop a course after the second class session it will be considered a withdrawal.
WAIT-LISTING +

Wait-listing—If a course is full you may have the option to add yourself to a waitlist.

Waitlists are managed by the department offering the course.

If you are given permission to register for the course you will receive a generic email to your SHU email address notifying you that you have a specified number of days to register.

  1. If you want to register for the course you must go into Web Advisor and move it from your waitlist to your registration.
  2. If you are no longer interested in the course, you should drop the course from you waitlist.
  3. Adding yourself to a waitlist does not guarantee a seat in the class. Getting permission to register from a waitlist will not enroll you in the class unless you take appropriate action.

How to Manage Your Waitlist—WEB ADVISOR

It is your responsibility to monitor your position on the waitlist and to register if a space becomes available to you.

To monitor your position on the waitlist, use the Manage My Waitlist function of Web Advisor. If your status reads "Permission" you are eligible to register for the class.

COURSE WITHDRAWAL +

OFFICIAL POLICY: COURSE WITHDRAWAL

  • Course withdrawals are only permitted within the withdrawal deadline for each course.
  • A W (Withdrawal) grade will be issued for course withdrawals submitted within the withdrawal deadline.
  • After the deadline a grade of W (Withdrawal) will only be granted in highly unusual circumstances (such as a documented medical emergency), with the approval from the instructor, program director and registrar.
  • If withdrawal from a class becomes necessary, the student must report in person to the Luxembourg Office Manager(s) or contact the Luxembourg Office Manager(s) in writing and complete an official withdrawal form. Until contact is made, a student will be considered enrolled in a course.
  • Students must initiate all withdrawal actions. Phone withdrawals or changes to a student’s class schedule are not accepted and must be followed up in person or in writing (via email) from the student.
  • Students who withdraw unofficially are still responsible for all tuition fees.
  • Withdrawal forms must be submitted to the Luxembourg Office Manager(s) by the deadline. Please check the Withdrawal Deadline prior to contacting the Luxembourg Office Manager(s).
  • Only students may initiate a request for an official course withdrawal.
  • A student’s failure to properly withdraw in the specified time frame will result in the issuance of the grade that they have earned. Students are encouraged to contact the Administrative Director, Antoine Rech (arech@shu.lu), to discuss their academic progress.
  • Students will not receive academic credit for a withdrawn course and are encouraged to consult with their Instructor as well as the Administrative Director, Antoine Rech (arech@shu.lu) to discuss academic progress prior to withdrawal.
  • Students will not receive academic credit for a withdrawn course and are encouraged to consult with their Instructor as well as the Administrative Director, Antoine Rech (arech@shu.lu) to discuss academic progress prior to withdrawal.
  • Students may enroll in a specific course three (3) times. Students are permitted to withdraw without penalty from that course two (2) times. Once a student has enrolled in a course for the third (3rd) time they are no longer permitted to withdraw from the course.
  • Official withdrawal is necessary to assure proper entry on the transcript and to issue any refund(s).
  • Students who withdraw unofficially are still responsible for all tuition fees.
  • W (Withdrawal) grades are recorded when a student officially withdraws from a course within the approved time frame.
  • W (Withdrawal) grades are not included in the calculation of the term or cumulative GPA.
  • Course withdrawals may affect satisfactory academic progress (as defined in the catalog) and/or academic standing, and may result in the loss of benefits or permission to participate in University activities, and may also delay graduation. It is the student’s responsibility to understand these consequences.

WITHDRAWAL DEADLINES

  • 1 CH Course: Second (2) Class Session. Dropping a course after the first class session will be considered a withdrawal.
  • 2 CH Course: Third (3) Class Session. Dropping a course after the second class session will be considered a withdrawal.
  • 3 CH Course: Third (3) Class Session. Dropping a course after the second class session will be considered a withdrawal.

Procedure for Withdrawal Request:

  1. The student must report in person to the Luxembourg Office Manager(s) or contact the Luxembourg Office Manager(s) in writing (via SHU email) and complete an official withdrawal form.
  2. The student must obtain the signature and approval of both the course instructor and the Administrative Director.
    The University requires the actual, hand-written (physical) signature for a withdrawal.
    Email approval from the course instructor and/or Administrative Director is not sufficient for an official withdrawal
  3. Submit the form in person to the Luxembourg Office Manager(s).
    Failure to return the completed withdrawal form and non-attendance to the course will result in a failing grade and/or the issuance of the grade earned.
  4. SHU Luxembourg office submits Withdrawal Form to the Registrar’s Office for approval and processing.
  5. If approved and subsequently processed by the Registrar's Office, the Withdrawal will be posted to the student's transcript (Web Advisor).
    The student should check Web Advisor to see if the Withdrawal has been processed BEFORE contacting the Luxembourg Office Manager(s) and/or the Registrar's Office.
  6. Once a student is officially withdrawn from a course, the instructor will be notified by SHU email.

WITHDRAWAL FORM

ATTENDANCE POLICY +

OFFICIAL POLICY: ATTENDANCE
Faculty will take attendance at the beginning of each class. It is the student’s responsibility to confirm their attendance with the faculty for each class.

  • 1 CH Course: One-miss policy.
    A student will not be able to pass this course if the student misses more than one class.
  • 2 CH Course: Two-miss policy.
    A student will not be able to pass this course if the student misses more than two classes.
  • 3 CH Course: Three-miss policy.
    A student will not be able to pass this course if the student misses more than three classes.
  • Missing one class because a student has registered for another class running at the same time IS NOT considered an “excused absence”.
  • If a student has an unavoidable conflict, and must miss a class or arrive late, the student must notify the faculty/course instructor(s) by email—ideally one week in advance, but at least 24 hours before the class session.
  • Excused absences are possible in exceptional circumstances and must be discussed individually with the faculty/course instructor(s). Absences will only be granted excused upon presentation of appropriate documentation (i.e. Doctor’s Note).
  • It is the student's responsibility to inform and notify faculty of any attendance conflicts, not the SHU Luxembourg administration. The SHU Luxembourg administration WILL NOT notify faculty of a student's attendance conflict.
  • Additional attendance and punctuality policies or conditions may be determined and communicated by each individual course and faculty/course instructor(s).
    Please review individual course syllabus for additional details.
Verifying Student’s Schedule +

Each student is responsible for checking their schedule on Web Advisor to make sure the information is correct. Any problems should immediately be directed to the Luxembourg Office Manager(s). Students will be held academically and financially responsible for their registration as indicated on their schedule in Web Advisor.

Textbooks: Part-Time Students +

Textbooks are not provided by SHU.

The textbook requirements for your courses can be found in the Current Students section of the website (http://www.shu.lu/current-students/ → Textbook List).

The only textbooks SHU can approve or suggest are those listed here. Any other specific, course-related questions must be directed to the course instructor. Students are responsible for purchasing a copy of the textbook. In addition, if ordering books online, please be aware that delivery may take 4 – 6 weeks.

Where to order textbooks?
SHU Luxembourg recommends: Amazon.co.uk, Amazon.com, Amazon.de

Textbooks: Full-Time Students (MBA with internship) +

For students enrolled in the MBA with internship program only:
Textbooks for all required courses will be purchased for you by the university—“required courses” means the 30 – 45 credits (depending on individual exemptions and/or substitutions) required to complete your academic MBA program. Students will be notified when textbooks are available to collect or download.

The textbook requirements for your courses can be found in the Current Students section of the website (http://www.shu.lu/current-students/ → Textbook List).

SHU KINDLE TABLET:
Sacred Heart University Luxembourg will provide each MBA with internship student cohort with electronic readers [e-readers]. Each student from the MBA with internship cohort will receive a Kindle Fire 7 (7th Generation) Tablet with Alexa, 7" Display, 16 GB, Black to download and access all textbooks and course materials required for the MBA program.
More information regarding your Kindle Fire & Tablet will be provided by the SHU Luxembourg Office Manager after your arrival in Luxembourg.

AMAZON PRIME STUDENT +

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Course Information +

For each course, you will receive a syllabus (course outline) from the professor. For any questions regarding the course content, you should contact the professor. In addition, if you need to miss a class session, you must have the approval from the professor in advance. Each professor may set their own policy for the amount of sessions students are permitted to miss without failing. It is also important to be on time for class. Showing up late is disrespectful to the professor as well as your fellow classmates.

Course Descriptions +

SEE FULL LIST OF COURSES: Course List

IMPORTANT NOTE:
Not all courses listed will be offered every academic year.
(See catalog for a full list of elective course options and course descriptions)
Please check the Academic Schedule for the courses offered during your academic program.
The Academic Schedule is an overview of all courses the University intends to offer during an Academic Year. The Academic Schedule is available at shu.lu under the
Current Students section (Academic Schedule) and the
Luxembourg MBA Blackboard organization (ORG_LXMBA).

IMPORTANT NOTE:

ALL DATES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE.
Exact course dates and times are available at shu.lu under the
Current Students section (Class Dates & Times) and the
Luxembourg MBA Blackboard organization (ORG_LXMBA).

Please be sure to double check the precise dates and times at the beginning of the term. All dates are subject to change.

It is the sole responsibility of the student to plan their schedule according to the arrangement of class dates and times published on the SHU website.

Missing one class because a student has registered for another class running at the same time IS NOT considered an “excused absence”.

The administration schedules courses to best accommodate a majority of students as well as the individual, personal and professional schedules of the instructors.

Leaves of Absence +

Medical Leave of Absence

Students who must leave the University because of a documented medical condition may request a medical leave of absence from the program director or department chair. Documentation of the serious nature of the medical condition must be provided. Medical leaves are generally approved for one semester but may be renewed for one additional semester with written permission from the dean of the college. Students may return at the end of the leave when medical clearance is provided. This policy does not bind the University to alter their curricula or major program, which may have been discontinued or substantially altered during the approved leave of absence. Students who change their program or major upon return will be under the requirements in effect at the time of their return. The student is responsible for obtaining all relevant information that may affect their standing and benefits including but not limited to financial aid and veteran’s benefits. A student on approved medical leave is considered to be in continuous matriculation during that leave period. If a student does not return after the leave or extend it, he or she must go through the readmission process to return.

Military Leave of Absence

Graduate Students called to active duty while enrolled in the University should contact their program director. Students must present documentation. Students wishing to obtain a Military Leave of Absence may be offered the following options after the program director confers with financial aid, instructors, and other University officials:

  • Withdrawing from the courses with a full tuition refund or tuition credit, in accordance with University and government guidelines.
  • If a student completed at least 70% of the coursework and upon recommendation of his/her dean, the student may elect to take incompletes and make special arrangements for course completion with individual instructors.
  • Students are eligible to return within one year following active duty. However, the degree requirements may have changed, and the student may be required to comply with degree program requirements in effect at the time of their return to the University.
Complete Withdrawal from the University +

Luxembourg Graduate students wishing to drop or withdraw from all their courses and thereby discontinue their enrollment should confer with the Luxembourg Administrative Director and the Luxembourg Academic Director. University withdrawals are not official until all signatures are obtained. Any refunds will be determined by the official date of the withdrawal. All fees are nonrefundable. Drops will be recorded on the student’s record during the add/drop period. A “W” grade will be recorded and appear on the transcript for University withdrawals completed after the add/drop period.

Readmission +

Students who fail to maintain continuous enrollment as defined in an earlier section must apply for readmission through Graduate Admissions.

Applications for readmission should be submitted to the MBA office and will be reviewed by the MBA director. Students who are readmitted must adhere to the guidelines and curriculum in effect at the date of readmission.

Substitutions and Waivers +

Course Waiver Policy

Upon application, transcripts will be reviewed for possible course waivers. For students transferring from another accredited graduate program, the MBA director will review transcripts and make a determination of course equivalency. A maximum of 9 credits, plus the foundation courses, can be transferred. The three foundation courses, as well as WGB 602 and WGB 603, have formal waiver requirements. It is important to note that a strong working knowledge of economics, accounting, and finance is required for the integrated core course (WGB 650).

  • WGB 518: Can be waived for those who have completed 3 credit hours in statistics with a grade of B or better.
  • WGB 519: Can be waived for those who have completed 3 credit hours in microeconomics and macroeconomics each, with a grade of B or better.
  • WGB 521: Can be waived for those with an undergraduate degree in business or in exceptional situations upon review of candidate work and academic experience by the MBA director.
  • WGB 602: For those who have completed an undergraduate degree in Accounting within the last three years, WGB 602 can be substituted with an elective in Finance.
  • WGB 603: For those who received an undergraduate degree in Finance within the last three years, WGB 603 can be substituted for with an elective in Finance.

In order to maintain academic quality and integrity, no student will be granted a substitution for a course or credits unless it is in accordance with the University’s policy. A substitution may be granted at the discretion of the department chair/program director for any course in the respective discipline. However, if a student did not meet the academic requirements for a course, a substitution for that course will not be allowed. If the basis for the request of a substitution is a learning or physical disability, the student must contact the Director of Special Services and provide documentation of the disability. For information regarding this procedure, contact the Director of Special Services. All waivers and substitutions must meet the requirements of any academic program accredited and/or licensed by an outside accrediting body or governmental agency.

Application for Graduation +

To receive a degree, a student must complete all requirements for that degree as listed in the catalog in effect at the time of admission into the program and a 3.0 GPA. Other conditions may apply for specific programs (see program information under the specific programs). All students eligible for a degree must apply for graduation candidacy at least one semester before completing the degree. An online application is available through Web Advisor. Failure to comply may result in a delay in receiving the degree by the anticipated graduation date. Degrees are conferred three times a year in May, August, and December. There is only one Graduation Ceremony in Luxembourg, held for Luxembourg students.

The date, time and location of the Luxembourg 2019 Graduation Cermeony are still To Be Confirmed.

Luxembourg students will not be billed a graduation fee. In the event the student does not complete the requirements for the degree within one year of the originally indicated date, a new graduation application will be required.

Students completing a credit certificate must submit an application for the certificate at least one semester in advance of completing the requirements. Failure to comply may result in a delay of receiving the certificate by the semester the certificate is completed. There is no fee for the credit certificate at this time.

HOW TO APPLY FOR GRADUATION USING WEB ADVISOR

  1. Log on to Web Advisor
  2. Click Application for Graduation under the Academic Planning Heading
  3. Select the degree or certificate by clicking the check box and hitting the Submit button
  4. You will see a form labeled Application for Graduation.
  5. Format your name as you would like it to appear on the diploma by clicking in the field labeled Name on Diploma.

    Note: Sacred Heart does not print the title (e.g. Mr., Ms., Dr. Etc.) on the diploma.

  6. Update Diploma Mailing Address field as follows.
      1. If the city field is blank, enter the country name for the city. For example, students residing in Luxembourg would enter Luxembourg
      2. For the state enter the code “FC” for foreign country. The FC code with be removed when the graduation application is processed.
      3. If the country is blank select the country code from the list
      4. Double check that your postal code appears in the field labeled “Zip Code”. If it is incorrect or does not appear click in this field to update it.

        Note: Diplomas will not be mailed to the address on the form. They will be mailed to the Luxembourg office and the Luxembourg office will coordinate distribution.

        Diplomas typically take 6-8 weeks to get to Luxembourg after the graduation date. Graduates will be notified via email by the Office Manager when diplomas are available to collect from the SHU Luxembourg office. If you are no longer residing in Luxembourg and require your diploma to be mailed to you, you must provide a DHL, FedEx Shipping, TNT Express, or UPS account number and we can have the diploma shipped to you. SHU Luxembourg already covers the $60 graduation fee costs of processing the graduation application, posting your degree, and then having the diploma shipped overseas to Luxembourg. The diploma is larger than your average A4 size paper, and will have to be specially shipped, which is why we cover the initial cost of having it shipped from the U.S. and then ask students to pick them up.

     

  7. Select the term you expect to graduate from the list in the Field labeled Anticipated Graduation Term and hit the Submit button.
  8. A confirmation e-mail will be sent to your Sacred Heart e-mail address within 24 hours. If you do not receive a confirmation e-mail or are unable to submit the application online, please e-mail Graduation@sacredheart.edu
  9. If you have any questions, please e-mail Graduation@sacredheart.edu.

Please contact the Luxembourg office of Sacred Heart University with any questions you have about degree requirements and graduation date.

Official Graduation Policy +
  • All program requirements must be completed and all tuition fees paid in full in order to be eligible for participation in the graduation ceremony for Sacred Heart University's Welch MBA program.
  • Graduates with less than the required number of credits needed to complete their academic program by the date of the Graduation ceremony may participate in the Graduation ceremony prior to their official graduation date as long as they are registered to complete their requirements prior to the degree conferral period in effect for the Graduation ceremony.
  • Meaning, IF in you will not have officially completed all program requirements, but you will be actively registered and enrolled in the required courses necessary to complete your graduate academic program, you will be eligible to participate in the graduation ceremony in effect for the degree conferral period.
  • You may have noticed the key word here is PARTICIPATE. Just because a student has participated in the graduation ceremony DOES NOT mean that student has officially graduated. A student does not officially graduate until the degree has been posted to the transcript.

General Graduation Timeline:

  1. Department Approval: All graduate students must be approved by their department for graduation. In order to be approved, all requirements must be complete and all grades are resolved. We will wait until we have received ALL grades for your program before approving your degree to be conferred. If, for whatever reason, you do not complete your courses, your degree will not be approved to be conferred. You would then have to wait until the next degree conferral period (We confer degrees 3 times a year in May, August and December and have one graduation ceremony). Furthermore, a student may not participate in the graduation ceremony more than once for each academic level. So if you participate in the ceremony in May and do not complete your spring 2020 courses, you will not be eligible to participate in the graduation ceremony the following academic year.
  2. Degree posted to transcript: December 31, OR May 11/12, OR August 31 assuming all requirements are complete and all grades are resolved.
  3. Diploma: is mailed out six to eight weeks after graduation date assuming that the student is financially clear.
  4. Diploma Pick Up / Collection: Diplomas will not be mailed to the address on the graduation application form. They will be mailed to the SHU Luxembourg Administrative Office and the SHU Luxembourg Office will coordinate distribution. Graduates will be notified via email by the SHU Luxembourg Office Manager when diplomas are available to collect from the SHU Luxembourg Administrative Office.
    Note: If you are no longer residing in Luxembourg and require your diploma to be mailed to you, you must provide a DHL, FedEx Shipping, or UPS account number and we can have the diploma shipped to you. SHU Luxembourg already covers the $60 graduation fee costs of processing the graduation application, posting your degree, and then having the diploma shipped overseas to Luxembourg. The diploma is larger than your average A4 size paper, and will have to be specially shipped, which is why we cover the initial cost of having it shipped from the U.S. and then ask students to pick them up.
  5. Certificate of Program Completion: If necessary, and due to the extended diploma shipping period, the SHU Luxembourg Administrative Office can provide a Certificate of Program Completion. Please contact the Luxembourg Office Manager(s) if you require a Certificate of Program Completion.
    Note: All program requirements must be successfully completed all tuition fees paid in full in order to receive a Certificate of Program Completion.

Please feel free to e-mail the Luxembourg Office Manager(s) with any questions at alewis@shu.lu or jdhillon@shu.lu.

Note: There is only one Graduation Ceremony per Academic Year (AY) in Luxembourg, held for Luxembourg students. If there is not a graduation ceremony held for degree conferral period in which the degree is conferred, the graduate may participate in the ceremony following their graduation.

Note: The AY 2019-2020 Luxembourg Graduation Ceremony will take place the morning of Saturday, May 30, 2020 at Neimënster: Salle Robert Krieps (28, rue Münster, 2160 Luxembourg). Students completing their program requirements and graduating in August 2019 or December 2019 will be invited to participate in the AY 2019-2020 Luxembourg Graduation Ceremony (May 30, 2020.)

Graduation participant gown orders will be collected a minimum of four months prior to the Graduation Ceremony. Graduation invitations will be sent out a minimum of three months prior to the Graduation Ceremony. All information will be sent via SHU email. It is the graduates responsibility to check their SHU email address regularly for Graduation updates.

Graduation Deferment:

All students who have completed their program requirements by the degree conferral period currently in effect, and want to extend their studies by deferring (postponing) their graduation date, MUST apply for Graduation Deferment.

How to Apply for Graduation Deferment:

IF you intend to defer (postpone) your graduation to the next degree conferral period:

  1. Contact the Administrative Director and Academic Director ASAP:
    All students who have completed their program requirements and want to extend their studies by deferring (postponing) their graduation date to the next degree conferral period, must apply for Graduation Deferment and have approval from the Administrative and Academic Director.
  2. Complete and return the Graduation Deferment Form:

     

    GRADUATION DEFERMENT FORM

     

    EMAIL THIS GRADUATION DEFERMENT FORM TO SACRED HEART UNIVERSITY (ALEWIS@SHU.LU) SUBMISSION DEADLINE: 2 MONTHS PRIOR TO COMPLETION OF MBA PROGRAM CURRICULUM REQUIREMENTS.

    Graduation Date/Degree Conferral Period Deferment Deadline
    December 2019 (Fall 2019) October 1, 2019
    May 2020 (Spring 2020) March 1, 2019
    August 2020 (Summer 2 2020) June 1, 2020
Enrollment Verification Certificates +

It is student’s responsibility to request the required/necessary documentation from the SHU Luxembourg Office Manager(s) via Email.

Documentation requests take a minimum of 1 week to process.

It is important that you keep this timeline in mind when making future documentation requests so as not to delay administrative proceedings.

Enrollment Verification Certificate-Confirmation of Student Status:

This letter confirms your status as a student at the Jack Welch College of Business & Technology for the current Academic Year. Enrollment in future Academic Years will not be verified. The verification certificate is official and can be mailed or faxed to insurance companies, employers, etc.

Enrollment Verification Certificate-Current Enrollment:

This letter confirms your status as a student and all courses that you are currently enrolled in at the Jack Welch College of Business & Technology as of the date you submitted your enrollment verification request. Enrollment in future courses, terms and Academic Years will not be verified. The verification certificate is official and can be mailed or faxed to insurance companies, employers, etc.

Enrollment Verification Certificate-Current Enrollment:

This letter confirms your status as a student and all courses that you are currently enrolled in at the Jack Welch College of Business & Technology as of the date you submitted your enrollment verification request. Enrollment in future courses, terms and Academic Years will not be verified. The verification certificate is official and can be mailed or faxed to insurance companies, employers, etc.

Transcripts +

The transcript is the official academic record. The student’s authorization must be received before a transcript will be released. The student should complete an electronic Transcript Request. The link is available on the Registrar’s Office website at www.sacredheart.edu/officesservices/registrar/. A fee is charged for each transcript requested. Transcripts will be withheld if the student has a financial obligation to the University.

Graduate Admission +

Graduate Admission

Graduate Admission

Students are admitted into graduate study at Sacred Heart University using a portfolio approach. This allows the University to review an application using a variety of factors such as prior work experience and other nonacademic activities that may be relevant to the student’s planned area of study.

In addition to the admission requirements specified by each graduate program, all applicants must have a bachelor’s degree or equivalent from a higher education institution accredited by a regional association of colleges and schools recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and recognized as accredited by the Connecticut State Department of Education or a Connecticut higher education institution accredited by the Connecticut Board of Governors of Higher Education. Applicants are expected to have a cumulative undergraduate grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) or higher. Applicants with an undergraduate cumulative GPA below 3.0 may be provisionally accepted to certain programs if they demonstrate those qualities needed to succeed in the University’s graduate programs. Certain programs may require above a 3.0 cumulative GPA and have additional requirements of a prerequisite GPA or an interview. Individual requirements are listed online for each program or you can contact the Office of Graduate Admissions.

In this section

  • Application Process
  • Acceptance
  • Readmission
  • State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement
  • Transfer Credits and Residency Requirements

Application Process

Applications and all supporting materials (test scores, letters of recommendation, writing samples, transcripts, etc.) should be sent directly to the Luxembourg Office of Graduate Admissions: info@shu.lu.

Students are responsible for the submission of all application materials. Once an application is received, the Luxembourg Office of Graduate Admissions will generate an electronic file for the candidate. When a file is complete and verified by the Luxembourg Office of Graduate Admissions, it will be sent to the program office for consideration. Candidates will be notified as soon as possible concerning any decision regarding their application. Submission of some materials, such as transcripts and test scores, may take several weeks to arrive. Early submission of these materials is advised.

Application Deadlines
There is no formal University-wide deadline for applications for graduate study. However, several departments and programs have established their own deadlines. For more information on specific program deadlines, visit http://www.shu.lu/admission/. International applicants should submit their official transcripts with proof of degree and supporting materials at least four months before the first day of class.

Completion of the Application File
In order to complete an application for graduate study, the following materials must be received by the Luxembourg Office of Graduate Admissions.

Application
A completed application form and any supplemental forms must be received by the Luxembourg Office of Graduate Admissions. Applications must be completed online at http://www.shu.lu/admission/.

Fee
A nonrefundable application fee is required. Applicants will receive payment information following the submission of the online application form.

Transcripts
Official transcripts from all prior colleges and universities attended must be received by the Luxembourg Office of Graduate Admissions. Official transcripts are those sent by the registrar of a college directly to the Luxembourg Office of Graduate Admissions. Sacred Heart University students and alumni may authorize the Luxembourg Office of Graduate Admissions to obtain their official SHU transcripts on their behalf. Contact the Luxembourg Office of Graduate Admissions for an authorization form. Hand-carried transcripts will not be accepted. All transcripts from foreign institutions should be accompanied by an evaluation completed by a translation service. The Office of International Admissions has several recommended agencies for prospective students to contact.

GMAT Test Scores
GMAT test scores required for admission must be forwarded by the testing service to Sacred Heart University Luxembourg. The Sacred Heart University Luxembourg code is FCG-P4-93 (MBA, Part-Time, Luxembourg) and FCG-P4-17 (MBA with internship, Luxembourg). For more information, contact the Luxembourg Office of Graduate Admissions at info@shu.lu.

Test Scores
Any test scores required for admission must be forwarded by the testing service to Sacred Heart University. The Sacred Heart University code is 3780. For more information, contact the Luxembourg Office of Graduate Admissions at info@shu.lu.

Letters of Recommendation
Two or more letters of recommendation on behalf of the applicant must be received by the Luxembourg Office of Graduate Admissions. Contact the Luxembourg Office of Graduate Admissions for details at info@shu.lu.

Résumé (CV)
A résumé (CV) highlighting career and academic accomplishments should be sent to the Luxembourg Office of Graduate Admissions.

Personal Statement
A personal statement that addresses the applicant’s career aspirations and reasons for pursuing the intended graduate degree program at Sacred Heart University Luxembourg must be submitted to the Luxembourg Office of Graduate Admissions.

Certified and Licensed Students
Certified or licensed professionals who are applying for any graduate program must submit a copy of their current certification or licensure.

International Applications
All admitted international graduate students must possess the equivalent of a four-year bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university. In addition, international applicants should have achieved an excellent academic record that includes at least sixteen years of primary, secondary, and college-level education.

International graduate students essentially follow the same procedure and use the same application form as all other graduate students applying to Sacred Heart University; however, the following additional documentation must also be submitted:

  • Certified official copies of all university/college academic transcripts
  • Proof of a bachelor’s degree completion from an accredited university or college including semester-by-semester mark sheets, academic transcripts, grade reports, final examination results, diplomas and degree certificates from every college or university attended showing dates attended, course titles, grades obtained, credit hours if any, and the conferral of a bachelor’s degree
  • An explanation of your university/college grading system to be provided along with transcripts
  • Non-native English speakers applying for graduate study must submit an official English language proficiency examination. Scores must be sent directly from the testing service to Sacred Heart University. The following examinations and minimum scores are accepted: TOFEL score of 550 on the paper-based test or 80 on the TOFEL iBT, IELTS - 6.5, SHU ELI online placement exam - 80%, PTE - 62, iTEP - 5, ELS English for Academic Purposes - Level 112, Education First (EF) - C1, Cambridge Advanced English - 58, Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English (CAE) - 5.5, Cambridge Certificate in Proficiency in English (CPE) - 5.5
  • Course-by-Course Academic Credential Report: For all university-level academic work completed outside the United States, an official course-by-course foreign credential evaluation is preferred with some graduate programs requiring submission. List of approved evaluation companies: WES, ECE, FIS, or any of the credential evaluation services approved by NACES. A GPA of 3.0/4.0 is desired.
  • Copy of passport, specifically the page(s) containing identification data and signature of bearer
  • An official certified bank statement or government financial guarantee in English and U.S. dollar figures, signed by a bank or government official and dated within six months of enrolling at Sacred Heart University verifying the student, the student's family, and/or the student's sponsor's ability to pay the full cost required to attend SHU for one year (tuition, room, board, books, travel expenses, health insurance, miscellaneous)

NOTE: Materials that are received by fax and email will be used as working documents only and are considered to be unofficial. Such documents may be used for making an admission decision; however, original or photocopies with a school seal and signature are required when a student enrolls at Sacred Heart University. Submission of falsified documents is grounds for denial of admission or dismissal from the University.

Upon acceptance to a graduate program, receipt of the student’s passport and proof of the student’s ability to afford the cost to attend Sacred Heart University for one year must be received. For more information on international admission, contact the Luxembourg Office of International Admissions at info@shu.lu.

Non-Native English Speakers
Non-native English-language speakers applying for graduate study must submit official test scores forwarded directly from the testing service to Sacred Heart University. The following examinations are accepted: TOEFL, IELTS, Sacred Heart University’s English Language Institute (online placement exam, CaMLA EPT, or MELAB), PTE, iTEP, ELS Level 112 English for Academic Purposes, the Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English, and the Cambridge Certificate in Proficiency in English.

  • Test scores must be forwarded directly from the testing service to Sacred Heart University. For unconditional admission to an academic program, the following minimum scores are required:
  • TOFEL score of 550 on paper-based test or 80 on the TOFEL iBT
  • IELTS – 6.5
  • SHU ELI online placement – 80
  • SHU ELI CaMLA EPT – 70
  • SHU ELI MELAB – 80 (proctored on-site at SHU)
  • PTE – 62
  • iTEP – 5
  • ELS Level 112 English for Academic Purposes – x
  • Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English (CAE) – 5.5
  • Cambridge Certificate in Proficiency in English (CPE) – 5.5

Incomplete Applications
The Luxembourg Office of Graduate Admissions will keep incomplete applications on file for one year. If an application has not been completed after one year, it will be considered withdrawn. Withdrawn incomplete applications are destroyed after two years.

Interviews & Advisement Sessions
The University encourages prospective graduate students to meet with a representative from the Luxembourg Office of Graduate Admissions regarding their opportunities for graduate study. The University also suggests that prospective students meet with faculty advisors or program directors for academic advising. For more information on our various information sessions held throughout the year, contact the Luxembourg Office of International Admissions at info@shu.lu.

Acceptance

Graduate students may be accepted under three categories: Fully Matriculated, Provisionally Accepted, or Special Student. The application process must be completed in order to be considered a “fully matriculated” or “provisionally accepted” student. “Special students” must register through the Office of Graduate Admissions.

Fully Matriculated Students
Those who have met all of the requirements for admission and have been accepted by the graduate program are considered fully matriculated students.

Provisionally Accepted Students
Applicants whose undergraduate cumulative GPA falls below the minimum standard for admission, those who require additional prerequisite coursework, or who may benefit from close academic supervision, those whose academic profile meets admissions standards but whose English language proficiency does not meet the minimum requirement may be admitted as provisionally accepted students. Provisionally accepted students must complete any requirements outlined in the letter of provisional acceptance sent by the Luxembourg Office of Graduate Admissions. Upon completion of the requirements, the application file will be reviewed for consideration as a fully matriculated student.

Special Students
Special students are those who are taking courses and have not decided to matriculate into a graduate program. Special students are considered non-matriculated students and may only complete a maximum of 6 to 9 credit hours at the University, per approval of the graduate program. Students who want to take courses beyond these initial credits must be admitted into a graduate program. This option is not available to all programs and it must be approved by the Luxembourg Office of Graduate Admissions.

Readmission

Graduate students who fail to maintain continuous enrollment in their graduate program must complete an application for readmission. Continuous enrollment is defined as attendance for one of any three terms (for the purposes of this policy, Late Spring and Summer count as one term) per academic year. The application for readmission must be submitted to the Office of Graduate Admissions. Students who are readmitted must adhere to the guidelines set forth in the current catalog. Graduate students who fail to register for more than six consecutive terms will be considered withdrawn from the University and must reapply under the current admission standards stipulated by the graduate program.

State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement

Sacred Heart University has been approved by Connecticut to participate in the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements. NC-SARA is a voluntary, regional approach to state oversight of post-secondary distance education. For information regarding profession licensure by state, visit www.sacredheart.edu/aboutshu/consumerinformation/disclosuresandstudentcomplaints/

Transfer Credits & Residency Requirements

Graduate credits may be transferred to University graduate degree programs provided that these credits were taken within the past six years at the graduate level from a regionally accredited college or university. A minimum grade of B is required for the courses to be transferred. All courses are transferred at the discretion of the program director. Graduate credits taken at the University toward another graduate degree program can be applied using the same criteria as those applied to transfer credits. Regardless of the number of transfer credits allowed, 60% or more of the credits must be taken in residence at the University.

Tuition & Fees +

Luxembourg Program Tuition & Fees

All payments made are non-refundable. Failure to make complete payment on the total amount owed within the agreed time scale (stated on the student's Official Tuition Schedule Letter received at the time of the student's admission) will result in the consequences below being actioned and/or complete withdrawal as an enrolled student in the graduate program at the Jack Welch College of Business at Sacred Heart University Luxembourg. The following actions will be taken in any instances of a delay in your payment of your tuition fees.

Actions Taken Due to Delay in Payment of Tuition Fees

  1. Course Drop: If payment is not received within five (5) business days, you will be dropped from courses in which you are currently enrolled. You will be permitted to re-enroll in the dropped courses upon the University’s receipt of payment.
    Re-enrollment in the dropped courses is subject to the course capacity.
  2. Grade Withheld: If payment is not received within five (5) business days, all grades will be withheld from those courses that the student has recently completed.
  3. Registration Barred: If payment is not received within five (5) business days, the student will not be permitted to register and will not be registered for additional courses until the University’s receipt of payment.
  4. Diploma Withheld: If outstanding balances are not cleared prior to graduation, the student’s diploma will be withheld and participation in the graduation ceremony will not be permitted.
  5. Student Status Hold: If payment is not received within five (5) business days, the University will have no choice but to place a hold on the student’s enrollment in the graduate program and notify the student’s Internship Host Organization and the Immigration Directorate at the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs that your student status has been placed on hold.
  6. Loss of Benefits: Failure to adhere to the tuition fee schedule will result in the student loosing access to certain benefits.

If you come across any hardship or need to discuss any matters regarding the payment of your tuition fees, please contact the Administrative Director, Antoine Rech, immediately to avoid the consequences stipulated above.

Financial Aid +

CEDIES
(Le Centre de Documentation et d'Information sur l'Enseignement Supérieur – The Center for Documentation and Information under the Department of Higher Education, Ministry of Higher Education and Research)

At Sacred Heart University, we understand that the cost of your MBA program is a significant and important, financial investment. If you are a resident of or working in Luxembourg, you may be eligible for assistance through Luxembourg state financial support, CEDIES (Le Centre de Documentation et d'Information sur l'Enseignement Supérieur – The Center for Documentation and Information under the Department of Higher Education, Ministry of Higher Education and Research).

The CEDIES office will work with you to explore all your options and to maximize the financial aid that you are eligible for. For specific information regarding your individual financial aid options through CEDIES, please contact the CEDIES offices directly:

  • Tel.: (+352) 247-88650
  • Fax: (+352) 26 19 01 04
  • Email : aide-fi@mesr.etat.lu / info@cedies.public.lu.

More information about financial assistance in Luxembourg can be found at the following websites:

Sacred Heart University is not responsible for any changes made to the provisions or financial aid provided by the CEDIES service. CEDIES (Le Centre de Documentation et d'Information sur l'Enseignement Supérieur) is a government funded program under the Department of Higher Education, Ministry of Higher Education and Research. For specific information regarding your individual financial aid options through CEDIES, please contact the CEDIES offices directly.

Conge Individuel de Formation (CIF)/Individual Training Leave

Students working in Luxembourg are eligible to receive additional days off from work, paid by the government. The congé individual de formation (CIF) repays the individual’s company for the extra days to be used for study. The amount of days each student is eligible for is determined by the hours of study required for each course. Companies must also agree to this arrangement.

For the Welch MBA academic program, there are 36 credit hours (CH*) total (11 courses without foundation courses) with 36 hours per 3-credit hour course required; equaling a total of 432 hours for the entire program. In addition to the listed class hour’s presence, the program requires each student to spend at least the same amount of hours on individual preparatory works, so approximately some additional 432 hours. Furthermore, the “Action Learning Project” developed on the course WGB 691, should represent an amount of 200 hours.

For the MBA program, students are eligible to receive 20** days of training leave.
For the Graduate Business Certificate programs, students are eligible to receive 12 days of training leave.

To learn more about this program, please visit the CIF information page: www.lifelong-learning.lu.

*CH: Credit Hours
3 CH = 12 class sessions of 3 hours, 36 hours of class contact
2 CH = 6 – 8 class sessions of 3 hours, 18 – 24 hours of class contact
1 CH = 4 – 5 class sessions of 3 hours, 12 – 15 hours of class contact

**A maximum of 20 training leave days can be granted over a 2-year period. Each 2-year period begins with the year in which the first individual training leave is taken.

Certificate of Enrollment:

Students will be required to submit documentation for your CEDIES and/or CIF files.
It is student’s responsibility to request the required/necessary documentation from the SHU Luxembourg Office Manager(s) via Email. Documentation requests take a minimum of 1 week to process. It is important that you keep this timeline in mind when making future documentation requests so as not to delay your loan disbursement and avoid registration bars/blocks due to outstanding tuition fee payments.

FAFSA

Students from the U.S. may utilize the FAFSA program.

Federal Direct Stafford Loans
Graduate students who have been fully matriculated into the University and enrolled at least half-time, may be eligible to receive a federal Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loan. This program is administered by the Office of Student Financial Assistance and each loan applicant is required to file a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form with the U.S. Department of Education. Once a FAFSA form is processed and the information has been received by the University, the Office of Student Financial Assistance can assist the student in applying for a loan application. We suggest visiting http://www.sacredheart.edu/admissions/financialassistance/graduatestudents for additional information. Full-time graduate students may borrow a maximum of $20,500 per year from the Stafford program. Payment begins six months after graduation, withdrawal, or change to less than half-time status. The student has 10 years to repay the loan.

GI Bill/Yellow Ribbon Program

The Yellow Ribbon GI Education Enhancement Program (Yellow Ribbon Program) is a provision of the Post-9/11 Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2008. This program allows institutions of higher learning (degree-granting institutions) in the United States to voluntarily enter into an agreement with VA to fund tuition and mandatory fee expenses that exceed the national maximum amount payable under the Post-9/11 GI Bill ($23,671.94 as of the 2018-2019 academic year). Sacred Heart University and VA will contribute up to the remainder of the tuition and fees not covered by the national maximum. Only individuals entitled to the maximum benefit rate (based on service requirements) may receive this funding. Students may be eligible if they served an aggregate period of active duty after September 10, 2001 of at least 36 months, if they were honorably discharged from active duty for a service-connected disability, and served 30 continuous days after September 10, 2001, or if they are dependents eligible for Transfer of Entitlement under the Post-9/11 GI Bill based on a veteran’s service under the eligibility criteria listed above. Active-duty service members and spouses of active duty service members using transferred entitlement are not eligible for the Yellow Ribbon Program. Under transferred entitlement, a child of an active duty service member is eligible for the Yellow Ribbon Program if the service member qualifies for the maximum benefit rate. For additional information please visit http://www.sacredheart.edu/officesservices/registrar/vabenefits/yellowribbonprogram/. Applicants are also encouraged to visit http://explore.va.gov/education-training.

Jack Welch College of Business +

Graduate Admission

JOHN CHALYKOFF, Ph.D.
Dean
Phone: 203-396-8084
Fax: 203-371-7869
E-mail: chalykoffj@sacredheart.edu

Mission Statement

The Jack Welch College of Business (WCOB) mission is to foster a continuous and inquisitive learning community rooted in the Catholic intellectual tradition, to provide students with business knowledge and appropriate skills, and to develop undergraduate and graduate students prepared to achieve their personal and professional goals in the business community and global society.

Who We Are

Our learning community includes faculty members who are teachers, scholars, and experienced professionals supported by administrative staff members, undergraduate and graduate business students, alumni, and members of companies and organizations who provide employment, internships, and advice.

What We Value

Rooted in the Catholic intellectual tradition, we value scholarship as contributing to learning, understanding, and the search for truth. We stress the primacy of teaching as the focus of our work and value active, engaging, and personalized learning experiences in and outside of the classroom. We believe personal attention fosters the growth and development of our students, and strive to develop individuals who will act ethically and responsibly. We find strength in the rich diversity of the human family and invite participation in our community by persons of varied races, faith traditions, ethnic backgrounds, and diverse opinions and beliefs. We value academic excellence in all of our programs.

What We Do

To fulfill our mission, we teach and advise students. We foster academic rigor. We emphasize ethical dimensions in our curricula, promote active participation by students in the learning process, include experiential learning, and incorporate appropriate technology and teaching techniques in our classes. As faculty, we engage in research to understand and contribute to the development of our discipline, its practice, and the ways in which it is taught. We partner with the business community to improve practice and align our curricula to evolving business needs, and also work collaboratively to ensure that students develop an awareness of and appreciation for the resources and expertise available to them from the faculty and Sacred Heart University community. We give service to our college, university, profession, and the wider community, and emphasize to our students the importance and intrinsic rewards of being good citizens and the responsibilities of being educated persons.

Graduate Programs Offered

The College of Business offers the Doctorate of Business Administration (DBA) in Finance, the Master’s in Business Administration (MBA), the Master of Science in Accounting (MSA), the Master of Science in Digital Marketing (MSDM), the Master of Science in Finance and Investment Management (MSFIM), and the Master of Science in Human Resource Management (MSHRM).

Master of Business Administration +

Master of Business Administration

NADENE KOLIOPOULOS
Director of Graduate Programs
Martire Center, E355
Office Phone: 203-365-7660
Fax: 203-371-7865
E-mail: koliopoulosn@sacredheart.edu

The Master of Business Administration (MBA) program at the Jack Welch College of Business is designed to prepare individuals for successful careers in the complex world of business. The program prepares leaders who are global thinkers, socially responsible, and ethical decision-makers.

The MBA program is built on the pillars of:

  • Leadership
  • Commitment to fostering up-to-date, cutting-edge knowledge of business disciplines
  • Ethical responsibility
  • Global awareness

The MBA program is focused on the development of certain key competencies:

  • Executional excellence and continuous improvement through attention to detail, rigorous analysis, and decision-making
  • Accountability for decisions and actions of team and self, putting team goals ahead of individual goals, with the focus on contribution to the organization
  • Persuasive communication that is articulate, candid, to the point, and leads to action
  • Personal and professional interest and the belief that every person deserves space and dignity

Classes are conducted in the evening. The program serves both professionally employed students and accomplished students who recently received their undergraduate degrees. Both segments earn an advanced degree under the direction of faculty members who possess both academic credentials and pragmatic business expertise.

In this section

MBA Concentrations +

Students in Luxembourg may choose between two concentrations:

Strategic Management or Finance

Strategic Management
Students who choose Strategic Management as their concentration must successfully take a minimum of nine credit hours (9 CH) in Management electives (elective courses starting with BU).

Finance
Students who choose Finance as their concentration must successfully take a minimum of nine credit hours (9 CH) in Finance electives (elective courses starting with FN).

These 9 CH of elective credits must be separate from any credits used to substitute Quantitative Competency program requirements. In other words, if you were authorized to substitute either or both of the Quantitative Competencies courses, WGB 602 or WGB 603, with a Finance elective, the finance elective credits used to substitute the Quantitative Competency course(s) do not count towards the minimum of 9 CH in Finance electives required for the concentration.

When to Select a Concentration
You can select and/or change/switch your concentration at any point throughout your academic program. However, it is important to allow yourself enough time to complete the required number of elective credits for the concentration prior to your graduation.

Can I choose both Finance and Strategic Management as my concentrations?
NO. Students are only allowed to select ONE concentration for their MBA program.

Where Will My Concentration be Displayed or Shown?
ONLY on your university transcript.
The concentration WILL NOT be displayed on your diploma. This information will only be displayed on your university transcript like the examples below.

University Transcript indicating a MBA Concentration in Strategic Management

University Transcript indicating a Concentration in Strategic Management

 

 

University Transcript indicating a MBA Concentration in Finance

University Transcript indicating a Concentration in Finance

 

What if I DO NOT Want to Have a Concentration?
If you DO NOT wish to have any concentration stated on your transcript:

• For example, you opt to take a mixture of Finance and Management electives
• Or should you be unable to successfully complete a minimum of nine (9) credit hours of ONLY Management or ONLY Finance electives

You will simply receive a general MBA. But again, this information WILL NOT be displayed on your diploma. This information will only be displayed on your university transcript like the example below:

University Transcript indicating a general MBA
University Transcript indicating a general MBA

 

EXTRA ELECTIVES & THE EXTRA ELECTIVE POLICY +

The first nine credit hours (9 CH) your elective coursework will automatically count towards your GPA.

Students have the opportunity to take additional elective courses under the Extra Elective Policy. This is the Luxembourg campus policy for taking more than the nine credits of required electives.

  1. WHAT IS AN EXTRA ELECTIVE?
    An elective course not required for the student’s concentration or degree requirements. All SHU Luxembourg MBA students require a minimum of nine credits in elective coursework (finance OR management OR across all disciplines)
  2. WHAT DOES IT COST?
    After completing the required minimum of nine credits in elective coursework, any enrolled student can take as many elective courses as they wish free of charge. The cost of the teaching material and textbooks for additional elective courses taken under the Extra Elective Policy is NOT covered by Sacred Heart University.
  3. WHEN CAN I START TAKING EXTRA ELECTIVES WITH THIS POLICY?
    A student may register under the Extra Elective Policy if ALL academic program requirements are complete, OR if you are enrolled in the final required course WGB 691. Students who choose to take a course pass/fail must have prior approval from Administrative Director, Antoine Rech.
  4. HOW MANY EXTRA ELECTIVES CAN I TAKE?
    There is no limit to the number of extra elective courses one student can take. But there is a limit in time.
  5. IS THERE A TIME LIMIT?
    YES. Students are permitted to take extra elective courses up to 6 months after completing all academic program requirements. Once this 6 month time period has lapsed students will be required to apply for graduation (if they have not already done so) and are no longer eligible to take additional electives "free of charge". If you still wish to take additional courses, you will be able to obtain the Alumni rate of €600/course.
  6. CAN I PARTICIPATE IN GRADUATION AND STILL TAKE EXTRA ELECTIVES?
    YES. Students who have applied for and participated in the graduation ceremony are permitted to take courses
    under the Extra Elective Policy. These students will be subject to the Time Limit stated above. Furthermore, the
    additional courses taken from January - June (after participating in the graduation ceremony) can only be taken
    Pass/Fail, and therefore cannot improve the student's GPA.
  7. WAYS TO TAKE EXTRA ELECTIVE CLASSES:
    Option 1: Full Credit – counting towards your GPA
    Students may register for an extra elective course through the normal registration process. Students will receive a grade and academic credit for the course. This grade will be included in the calculation of the term and cumulative GPA.
    Option 2: Pass/Fail – not counting towards your GPA
    This is a good option if you’re interested in taking an additional elective but concerned how it might affect your GPA. Students are permitted to take an extra elective course pass/fail. Students who choose to take a course pass/fail are required to fully participate in all class activities and assignments. Grades of “pass” (P) or “no pass” (NP) are not included in the calculation of the term or cumulative GPA.
    ♦ The pass/fail option must be chosen during registration and cannot be changed after the course has started.
    ♦ The pass/fail option must be requested in writing at the time of registration.
    Once the course is completed with a grade of pass (P), it cannot be repeated for a letter grade.
    ♦ Students who choose to take a course pass/fail must have prior approval from the Administrative Director.

IMPORTANT NOTE:
Not all courses listed will be offered every academic year.
(See catalog for a full list of elective course options and course descriptions)
Please check the Academic Schedule for the courses offered during your academic program.
The Academic Schedule is an overview of all courses the University intends to offer during an Academic Year. The Academic Schedule is available at shu.lu under the Current Students section (Academic Schedule) and the
Luxembourg MBA Blackboard organization (ORG_LXMBA). All courses and dates are subject to change.

IMPORTANT NOTE:

ALL DATES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE. Exact course dates and times are available at shu.lu under the Current Students section (Class Dates & Times) and the Luxembourg MBA Blackboard organization (ORG_LXMBA).

Please be sure to double check the precise dates and times at the beginning of the term. All dates are subject to change.

It is the sole responsibility of the student to plan their schedule according to the arrangement of class dates and times published on the SHU website.

Missing one class because a student has registered for another class running at the same time IS NOT considered an “excused absence”.

The administration schedules courses to best accommodate a majority of students as well as the individual, personal and professional schedules of the instructors.

Web Advisor +

Web Advisor is a secure site with access for current students and faculty. Through Web Advisor, students can confirm their course registration view their profile information and send corrections to the Registrar’s Office. Students can view their grades and monitor their progress toward their degree goals. Students will also apply for graduation via Web Advisor.

WebAdvisor can be accessed by logging into the MySHU Portal, and selecting the WebAdvisor link in the Quick Links module, or by going directly to https://webadvisor.sacredheart.edu. Log into the become familiar with the website, and access important information such as your class schedule.

VIDEO TUTORIAL – WEB ADVISOR FOR STUDENTS: MY SCHEDULE & GRADES
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ozi_ZQJJ0E&index=5&list=PL_sA-SfZq7wVN8rAqdUdJGkNKD1Mm78_A

VERIFYING STUDENT’S SCHEDULE
Each student is responsible for checking their schedule on Web Advisor to make sure the information is correct. Any problems should immediately be directed to the Luxembourg Office Manager. Students will be held academically and financially responsible for their registration as indicated on their schedule in Web Advisor.

Blackboard +

Blackboard can be accessed by logging into the MySHU Portal, and selecting the Blackboard link in the Quick Links module, or by going directly to https://blackboard.sacredheart.edu. Every course has a Blackboard shell associated it. Your professor may post content such as lecture notes and the syllabus to this course shell. If you need assistance navigating Blackboard, contact blackboard@sacredheart.edu or call 203-365-4799.

ALL COURSE COMMUNICATION WITH YOUR PROFESSOR WILL BE STRICTLY VIA BLACKBOARD AND YOUR SHU EMAIL ADDRESS. It is your responsibility to check your SHU email address regularly. Especially if you are enrolled in a course.

In the meantime, you will be added to the Blackboard Organization: Luxembourg: Intro to Online Learning. Blackboard is a virtual learning environment that can be accessed from any location with an internet connection. Blackboard offers a course management solution that allows instructors to post information, assignments, assessments, grades and additional content to students. At Sacred Heart University, Blackboard is accessible through the MySHU portal with login credentials, or by going to blackboard.sacredheart.edu. Blackboard offers students the ability to view courses, class lectures, submit work, receive grades, communicate with the professor and much more. It is important to be comfortable with the blackboard environment, since it is commonly used for classes throughout the university. Intro to Online Learning Course/Organization is an *OPTIONAL* course that has been provided as a place for students who may be new to online learning/Blackboard at SHU to learn about and practice with the Blackboard Course Management system in preparation for your upcoming course(s). Blackboard is the official course delivery platform for courses at Sacred Heart University.

Sacred Heart University uses Blackboard as its electronic delivery and learning platform for online courses. Courses require that students work both independently and interdependently with their instructor and with fellow students. Participants in these courses must maintain their own Internet access and have Microsoft Word or compatible word processing software.
The Course Blackboard (BB) site will provide readings for the course and potential additional readings. The BB site will also contain materials for class activities, details on course assignments, instructor PowerPoint presentations, and links to relevant websites.

Information for Students

Don't see your courses?
If you registered for a course, and you do not see it in your course list, complete the following:

♦ Make sure you allow 24 hours for your course to appear on Blackboard after you have registered.
♦ If your course says Not Currently Available next to it, please contact your instructor. The Instructor has the ability to make the course available to students when they are ready.

Technology Tutorials

Visit: https://www.sacredheart.edu/officesservices/informationtechnology/academiccomputing/instructionaltechnology/blackboard/informationforstudents/

WebEx +

During your academic career, you may be asked to collaborate with other members of the community for group work and projects. Take advantage of our remote meeting solution, WebEx. Users will have the ability to video conference with others while sharing documents. For more information about WebEx, contact !training_support@sacredheart.edu or call 203-365-4799.

Microsoft Office 365 +

Stay organized. Head to https://portal.office.com to log into your Microsoft Office 365 account using your Sacred Heart University email and password. Use OneNote to keep track of lecture notes, save papers and assignments to your OneDrive account, and use Sway to create interactive presentations for course assignments. For more information about Microsoft Office 365, contact !training_support@sacredheart.edu or call 203-365-4799.

Visit the Software Site +

Stay up to date with all of the latest software available to you via https://software.sacredheart.edu. Once you log in using your Sacred Heart credentials, take a few moments to review the software available, and install any that may assist in your academic journey.

Install AntiVirus Software +

Once you have logged into the software site, via https://software.sacredheart.edu, select the "Symantec Endpoint Protection" link for your device, and follow the install process. If you have questions or need assistance downloading the software, contact the factory at 203-365-7575.

Log into your OneDrive Account +

Free storage space for all of your notes and papers! Sign in to https://portal.office.com using your Sacred Heart email (username@mail.sacredheart.edu) and password. Once you are logged in, select OneDrive. The documents stored here can be accessed anywhere with a web browser and Internet connection.

Opt Out/Manage SHU Email Subscriptions +

This system, called Regroup. The system allows for managing subscriptions (opting out) of certain categories of email, while also ensuring that reliable messaging is available for authorized purposes.

Access the system to manage your SHU Email subscriptions using your SHU username and password at: https://sacredheart.regroup.com

All groups marked as 'public' will allow users to opt out of future messages by clicking on 'unsubscribe' displayed in the footer section.

Instructions are attached for you as well, to help with the unsubscribing process.

We are excited about this system and policy as we believe it will make it much easier for the entire SHU community to manage incoming emails.

For reference, our Internal Communication Policy is always available below:
https://sharepoint.sacredheart.edu/policies/default.aspx

Let me know if you have any questions, concerns or need additional information.

If you have any other Regroup questions I would like to kindly suggest that you forward your questions/comments to:

Name: Joseph Gardella
Title: Senior Systems Analyst
Department(s): Information Technology
Office: West Campus West Bldg W3H14
Phone: (203) 365-4453
Email: gardellaj@sacredheart.edu

Unsubscribing from Regroup groups

mySHU Password Reset Instructions +

Please use either Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome to reset your password.

If your password expired but you still remember what it was, you do not need to use the Password Reset tool. You can simply log on at https://ams.sacredheart.edu with your old password and it will immediately take you to a form where you can choose a new password.

If you do not remember your old password and need to use the Password Reset tool:

Go to MySHU and click on Forgot your password? Please be sure to use either Firefox or Google Chrome as your browser when resetting your password.

♦ Password requirements: must be a minimum of 12 characters and use three of the following - uppercase letter, lowercase letter, numerals, and symbol. If you haven't already done so, please update your password now. You will no longer need another password for your Web Advisor or Blackboard account.

When resetting your MySHU student account password, please DO NOT use the calendar icon/date ticker to enter your date of birth. PLEASE ENTER THE DATE MANUALLY.

If you receive an error when resetting your password about the date of birth, please double check that the format you have entered the date matches the date format of your computer’s Region and Language settings. For example, below are my Region and Language settings. Therefore, when I reset my password I must use the date format mm/dd/yyyy like shown below:

 

You can find request additional technical support from The Factory Call Center & Help Desk from our main campus in Fairfield: http://www.sacredheart.edu/officesservices/informationtechnology/technicalsupport/

Tel: 203-365-7575
Tel: 866-365-7575
techsupport@sacredheart.edu

If you continue to have trouble accessing your SHU email account, please contact the IT support team.

Student ID Card +

SHU provides Student ID cards (Student Identification Cards) for all of our students. This card should be shown to access the SHU library during non-office hours and can also be used around town.

i.e. Kinepolis (Movie Theatre) – Reduced Ticket Fee (€7.85) with valid Student Photo ID

The ID card acts as your SHU Library card and entrance to student events. ID cards are non-transferable and cannot be traded or shared. ID cards are to be kept from year to year, as replacements are not given out annually. SHU does not recommend punching a hole in the ID card for key chains or neck rings. Your Student ID card is the property of SHU.

Obtaining a Student ID card is a very easy procedure. You simply follow these 3 steps:

  1. Make an appointment with the Luxembourg Office Manager(s):
    alewis@shu.lu and/or jdhillon@shu.lu
  2. Come to the office and take a picture
  3. We will then print your Student ID card here in the office.
    The entire procedure should take about 10 minutes

If you need more details please call +352 22 76 13 33.

E-LIBRARY & Off-Campus Library Access +

SHU has created Online Library Resources for students, faculty and staff. The Ryan-Matura Library Web is the gateway to the electronic library collections. A wide variety of networked electronic resources such as reference databases & indexes, electronic texts & journals, news services, subject guides to resources at Ryan-Matura Library, Internet search tools & how-to guides, information about services such as circulation & reference, and access to Enterprise (our online catalog) and selected catalogs from other libraries.

The Ryan-Matura Library can be accessed through the library’s direct link http://library.sacredheart.edu/ or via the mySHU portal. Electronic resources have restricted access and are only available to current faculty, staff, and current students of Sacred Heart University.

Directions and information about remotely accessing the library's resources from off-campus.
https://library.sacredheart.edu/remoteaccess

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