Frequently Asked Questions
It is a new module that became available in Fall 2020 for students at myRegistrar. It contains a list of forms like Retake, Transfer between Schools/Majors, Course Withdrawal, Leave of Absence etc.
Please, refer to the updated Manual on the Student Requests at the Registrar website–> on the left bottom corner -> Resources -> and in the list of available User Manuals, pick the most updated the Student Requests Form Manual where you find step by step instruction.
If you have the medical certificate from other medical organizations, you should verify it to have an excuse for absence. To do that you need to send a high-quality (with good resolution) image of the certificate to: firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com. Image of spravka must have good resolution so UHC can read stamps and the following details that should be stated in the email.
Email subject should be: Student’s name_School_Year_Spravka.
Please, indicate the following information: city, name of the clinic, contacts, name of the doctor and his/her contacts, your contact, ID and IIN.
A student having a CGPA and GPA of a 2.00 or above is considered to be in Good Academic Standing.
The Cumulative GPA (CGPA) is computed by dividing the total cumulative grade points by the total graded credits attempted for courses taken in residence at NU. Grade points are calculated by multiplying the number of credits by the numeric value of the grade for each course. The sum of the grade points is then divided by the total graded credits attempted. The total graded credits attempted, not the credits earned toward graduation, are used in computing the GPA. Login into MyRegistrar -> choose GPA Calculator module.
A student who fails to satisfy conditions for Good Academic Standing (GPA 2.00) at the end of Fall and Spring semesters, will be placed on Academic Probation. Students who are progressed on a conditional basis are required to achieve a GPA of 2.00 or above during their first semester as a student. Under no circumstances may a student be on Academic Probation more than 2 (two) consecutive semesters or for more than 3 (three) semesters in total.
Grades received at the end of Summer term will not affect a student’s academic standing, unless it is their final term of study.
The AAO offers the Academic Probation Support Program for students in need.
It is a very important decision that you have to make during your student life. You can always make an appointment with your Advisor to discuss the choice of the major. Some general questions to ask yourself:
Check out the AAO Youtube Channel with many videos from Major Month, where current NU students share their experiences on how they made their decisions.
First, meet with your Advisor, where you will be informed about the procedure. Your Advisor will have updated information on transfer requirements that may change for the specific semester when you are planning to transfer. Please, visit the School website you wish to transfer and make yourself familiar with future major (program, course requirements and future perspectives), talk to senior students of this major and try your best to make an informed decision about your major.
Transfer will go into effect in the following semester after approval of the application.
The “Course registration” module is where students register for courses online. For more details, follow the instructions provided in:
How to register for courses online? Watch the tutorial
How to understand the registration requirements (priorities and requisites)? Watch the tutorial
How to interpret the notations and terms in the course schedule by Schools? Watch the tutorial
Some courses have registration priorities which open registration only for a specific group of students. Priorities are based on School/year of study/major. For students outside of the current priority, such courses will be marked in red in the “Course registration” module.
Prerequisite – course required to be taken prior registration and then graded not less than passing grade. In some cases it can be replaced with special requirements (if listed) such as department placement test, high score in related CPS course, etc.
Corequisite – course which should be taken concurrently (or prior) registration. If the corequisite was taken before then it has to be graded not less than corequisite passing grade.
Antirequisite – equivalent or advanced course taken before that forbids registration for the course.
Passing grade – grade established for each type of requisite within one School.
First priority – category of students who can register first. Second priority – category of students who register after first priority category. Blank(not defined) priority – course is open for all students.
List of priorities and requisites is available under the “Quick links” section on registrar.nu.edu.kz -> Course list with requirements
The updates to the list of Social Science and Humanities electives have been made and come into force strating from Spring’21. The list of electives can be found in Academic Handbook.
Technical electives differ depending on your major. For this information, please refer to your Academic Handbook.
NOTE, that these requirements should be completed outside of your major. For example, an ANT student should choose ECON, PLS or SOC, etc. courses to fulfil Social Sciences elective requirements.
Make adjustments in your schedule taking into consideration the rejection statement from your advisor.
Maximum credits to be enrolled – 36 ECTS
Minimum credits to be enrolled – 24 ECTS
Under exceptional circumstances, a student may be permitted to enroll for fewer than 24 ECTS credits or more than 36 ECTS credits if received written permission from the Dean of their School and from the Vice-Provost for Academic Affairs.
In summer term students are allowed to take maximum TWO courses (up to 16 ECTS). If you are doing an internship, then only one course for registration is allowed.
After Drop period there is a Withdrawal period when dropping the course is called Withdrawal. It differs from the simple drop since it records a “W” note in your transcript.
A student may withdraw from a course prior to the Withdrawal deadline as stated in the official Academic Calendar. A “W” appears on the transcript when a course is withdrawn. A “W” does not affect the GPA or CGPA.
To do so, meet your Advisor first to discuss your options. Then, go to My Registrar -> Student Requests -> Course Withdrawal Form.
Please, refer to Career Advising Center CAC for the future career perspectives, internship and other career opportunities. You can also make an appointment with the CAC manager for the personal consultancy.
Also, our Peer Advisors had a series of webinars where current NU students are sharing their Internships, Research, NU Student life and external academic experiences. How to find and where to look for such opportunities? Check out MentorCon Videos
Joining a student club or organization is a great way to make new friends and expand your network. Please check out the list of Student Clubs and contact those you might be interested about. For joining student clubs or learn about extracurricular activities for students at the university, please refer to the Student Portal (my.nu.edu.kz) or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
NU provides support to certain groups of students during COVID-19. Eligibility criteria for accommodation during COVID-19:
If you would like to apply for accommodation, please, send your request to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please, be kindly informed that according to the current safety measures, only an extremely limited number of places are provided for students (no more than 200 students in total will be able to receive accommodation).
DSA also provides assistance to a limited number of students with difficulties with internet routers or laptops. contact email: email@example.com