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									Center for Financial Education – Stamford Campus
NON-CREDIT OFFERINGS Financial Planning Certificate Program To be considered for admission, applicants must hold a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university. Applications will be reviewed and candidates may be interviewed. Classes are taught by an experienced faculty of CFP® professionals, MBAs, CPAs, and JDs. Students gain both a thorough understanding of the course content and real-life applications in preparation for the CFP® Certification Examination. Thursday Evenings: Aug. 7–Oct. 23, 2008 6:00–9:30 pm • Income Tax Planning • Financial Planning Process and Insurance Thursday Evenings: Nov. 6, 2008–Feb.12, 2009 6:00–9:30 pm • Financial Planning Process and Insurance • Retirement Planning Tuition and study guides: $1,000
Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards Inc. owns the trademarks CFP®, Certified Financial Planner™, and Certified Financial Planner® in the United States, which it awards to individuals who successfully complete CFP Board’s initial and ongoing certification requirements. Sacred Heart University does not certify individuals to use the CFP®, Certified Financial Planner™ and with flame logo. CFP® certification is granted solely by Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards Inc. to individuals who, in addition to completing an educational requirement such as this CFP BoardRegistered Program, have met ethics, experience, and examination requirements.

2008 Securities Licensing Exam Prep Courses Series 7 licensure qualifies the individual for registration with all self-regulatory organizations to trade corporate stocks and bonds, municipal securities, and other financial services. To take the exam, a FINRA member brokerage firm, a self-regulatory organization (SRO), exchange, or state regulator must sponsor the test taker. Fall 2008 Tuesday Evenings: Sept. 9–Oct. 28, 2008 6:00–9:00 pm Tuition: $420 Pass Perfect texts: $225 Registration is ongoing. Registered ParaplannerSM The Registered ParaplannerSM designation is a valued credential to clients and the financial planning industry at large. Students gain basic, practical knowledge of the financial planning process and the five disciplines of financial planning. The Registered ParaplannerSM program is a 12-week course of study with a 3-month internship. Wednesday Evenings: August 6– October 22, 2008 6:00–9:00 pm Tuition and study guides: $995 Online Master’s Certificate in Project Management Sacred Heart University offers an online Master's Certificate in Project Management developed by accelerated learning leader Cheetah Learning. The 200-hour, 7-course curriculum is designed for managers in all fields and professions including IT, marketing, operations, sales, and engineering. Courses are from 4 to 10 weeks long. The entire program can be completed in 40 weeks. Students are allowed 2 years to complete the coursework for the certificate program.

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UNIVERSITY COLLEGE
www.sacredheart.edu/uc.cfm

SACRED HEART UNIVERSITY

Undergraduate Part-Time Studies

For detailed information, visit: www.sacredheart.edu/cfe.cfm or phone: Stamford 203-323-4959

University College—The Leader in Adult Education University College offers working adults the option to attend classes in a variety of ways and provides the advisors to help you with creating your own individualized plan of study. Our advisors will assist you in transferring credits and maximizing your prior work experience. They’ll connect you with the student financial assistance advisor, dedicated to working adults, to find the most cost-effective way to attend Sacred Heart University. And, while more students are choosing the convenience of online education programs, traditional and blended classes are offered at the main campus in Fairfield and at the Stamford campus. If you are new to online classes, we have an orientation class to ensure that you succeed. We know your time and money are important to you. We are available by phone, fax, email, or in person to assist you and make your experience one that will encourage you to complete your academic goals.

A Message from the Dean

The University College Staff
Mary Lou DeRosa, ’03 MBA Interim Dean Angela Pitcher, ’89 B.S. Ellen Corey, ’01 B.S. Ellen Kovar, B.A. Jon DeBenedictis, ’00 B.A. Alane C. Bikovsky, MBA Ruth Gross, B.A., M.L.A. Arlete Carmona Rosa Rodriguez Dolores Jennings Nicole Murphy Administrative Assistant Admissions Specialist Advisor and Recruiter Advisor and Recruiter Marketing and Special Projects Interim Director, ESL Programs Administrative Assistant Administrative Assistant Operations Manager, Stamford Campus Administrative Assistant derosam@sacredheart.edu pitchera@sacredheart.edu coreye@sacredheart.edu kovare@sacredheart.edu debenedictisj2700@sacredheart.edu Tmp-bikovsky@sacredheart.edu grossr@sacredheart.edu carmonaa@sacredheart.edu Rodriguezr1258@sacredheart.edu jenningsd@sacredheart.edu murphyn@sacredheart.edu

Fairfield Campus

Directions to Sacred Heart University
Stamford Campus
12 Omega Drive, 06907

5151 Park Avenue, 06825
Phone: 203-371-7831 • Fax: 203-365-7500

First left under turnpike bridge to North Frontage Road. Follow directions above.

The Center for Financial Education Stamford Campus 203-323-4959

The Center for Spirituality and Ministry 203-371-7843 Fairfield Campus

From Merritt Parkway (Route 15) north or south (passenger vehicles only) Exit 47. At end of ramp turn left onto Park Avenue and proceed one block to Sacred Heart University. Entrance on Park Avenue. From Connecticut Turnpike (I-95) north or south (passenger vehicles only) Exit 27A. Continue straight ahead on combined Routes 8 and 25 to fork. Bear left onto Route 25. Take Exit 7, Merritt Parkway south, and follow directions above. From Connecticut Turnpike (I-95) east (commercial vehicles and buses) Exit 27. Continue straight ahead off exit ramp (North Frontage Road). Turn right onto Park Avenue. Five miles to Sacred Heart University. From Connecticut Turnpike (I-95) west (commercial vehicles and buses) Exit 27. Second left (Lafayette Boulevard).

Phone: 203-323-4959 • Fax: 203-323-4974

From Merritt Parkway (Route 15) north or south (passenger vehicles only) Exit 36. Turn right. Go 2 miles; take a right at the light onto Camp Street. At the next light turn left onto Hope Street. Entrance to River Bend Park is on the left past the Springdale train station. Follow signs to first office building on right. From Connecticut Turnpike (I-95) north or south (all vehicles) Exit 9. Follow Route 106/Courtland Avenue to Glenbrook Road, turn left. At second light turn right onto Hope Street. Continue past United Wrecking and through next light to the second River Bend Entrance, on right just before the Springdale train station. Follow signs to first building on right.

Fall Calendar at a Glance
Classes begin AHEAD Term 1 begins Weekend A courses (including finals) Weekend B courses (including finals) Last day to add/drop Last day to add/drop AHEAD Last day to withdraw without penalty Columbus Day weekend AHEAD Term 2 begins Last day to add/drop AHEAD Thanksgiving holiday Christmas Holiday–University closed Tuesday, September 2 Tuesday, September 2 September 6, 20, October 4, 18, November 1, 15, December 13 September 13, 27, October 11, 25, November 8, 22, December 6 Monday, September 8 Monday, September 8 Friday, October 3 Sunday–Tuesday, October 12–14 Wednesday, October 29 Tuesday, November 4 Wednesday–Sunday, November 26–30 Wednesday–Sunday, December 24–28

Students withdrawing from a course after the 1st week of classes will receive a W grade. After the 5th week, students may receive either a W or WF grade at the instructor's discretion. After 21⁄2 weeks in the AHEAD program, students may receive a W or WF grade at the instructor’s discretion.* *After this date, an F will be recorded for incomplete grades that are not completed.

Table of Contents
1 2 3 4 5 6 6 7 8 9 10–16 Fall Calendar at a Glance John F. Welch College of Business College of Arts and Sciences General Studies Degree Program Stamford Campus Majors and Minors Offered English and Math Placement Testing English as a Second Language RN to BSN Online Taste of College–Lifelong Learner (17/62 Program) Policies and Procedures

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John F. Welch College of Business
The John F. Welch College of Business at Sacred Heart University enrolls more than 850 students in undergraduate and graduate degree programs. Undergraduate programs are offered in accounting, business administration, business economics, finance, and sport management. Two hundred students are enrolled in the Master of Business Administration with concentrations offered in accounting, financial management, and management. Professional post-baccalaureate study is offered through graduate certificates in accounting, finance, international business, leadership, and marketing. The faculty consists of 40 professors, who are recognized scholars and experienced practitioners in the business world. Faculty are encouraged to conduct research and writing and as such, are reevaluated every five years to ensure they remain current in business practices. Business courses are offered at the Fairfield campus as well as at the Stamford, Connecticut, campus and the Luxembourg campus in Europe. Several business courses are offered through state-of-the-art video broadcasting, allowing European and American students to learn from and with one another simultaneously. The University's location in Fairfield County gives our students unlimited access to internships, employment, and corporate professionals. Sacred Heart University John F. Welch College of Business alumni are working across the country, but many have started their careers at one of the more than 2,000 companies and over 40 corporate headquarters located just outside our front door. Our proximity to New York City and Boston are a great advantage for College of Business students who want to live and work in a major city. Some of the companies that have offered internships and/or employment to Sacred Heart University students include GE, PricewaterhouseCooper, IBM, Unilever, Credit Suisse First Boston, NASDAQ, Madison Square Garden, Tetley USA, Pepperidge Farm, Octagon Sport Marketing, and Ernst & Young. Use WEB ADVISOR for all class listings.

College of Arts and Sciences
The College of Arts and Sciences is the largest of the four colleges at Sacred Heart University and is the most diverse. The College offers the Bachelor of Arts and the Bachelor of Sciences degrees; the Associate of Arts and Associate of Science degrees; master’s degrees in Chemistry, Computer Science, Criminal Justice, and Religious Studies; and a large variety of minors. Degrees are offered through the following academic departments: Art and Design, Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Criminal Justice, English and Modern Foreign Languages, Government and Politics, History, Mathematics, Media Studies and Digital Culture, Philosophy and Religious Studies, Psychology, Sociology, and Social Work. The College offers programs in Music and Physics. The mission of the College of Arts and Sciences is to provide students with a sound liberal arts education rooted in the Catholic intellectual tradition. The College offers instruction in numerous academic disciplines. It also seeks to ensure that all undergraduate students at the University acquire a balanced education characterized by clarity in oral and written expression; the ability to think critically, to make judgments based on careful evaluation, and to make ethical and moral decisions; the capacity for aesthetic appreciation; the ability to appreciate an accumulated knowledge of the past; and the responsibility to relate with justice and charity to all persons. To further its mission, the College strives to provide a learning environment that fosters the growth, development and nurturing of the entire individual Use WEB ADVISOR for all class listings.

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University College
General Studies Degree Program Bachelor’s Degree
Customize your own educational path with the General Studies major. The University College bachelor’s degree program is developed specifically for adult students who are interested in custom designing their own multidisciplinary curriculum. This program allows students to investigate areas of study that best serve their life and work situation. Students select one or two broad areas of study for their major: • • • • Arts and Humanities Natural Science, Numerical, and Symbolic Reasoning Social Science Professional Studies

Stamford Campus
Sacred Heart University's conveniently located Stamford Campus offers a variety of programs in day, evening, and weekend formats. Graduate Education Courses
The College of Education and Health Professions offers high-quality graduate programs that provide an opportunity for students to gain experience, skills, and values required to advance in existing careers and make career changes. All professional programs within the college are accredited or approved by the appropriate government agency. The program’s commitment to excellence can be measured by the quality of the faculty, students, resources, and outcomes.

Part-Time Undergraduate Degree Completion
AHEAD is the University College accelerated format. The core curriculum is the same for all university majors. Fall AHEAD Term 1 starts September 2 and AHEAD Term 2 starts October 29. These courses are in a 71⁄2-week format. Full semester courses are also available.

Candidates for the bachelor’s degree must complete at least 120 credits, with a minimum of 30 credits taken at Sacred Heart University. A minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0 is required.

Graduate Finance Certificate Courses Fall 2008
Our graduate Finance Certificate courses are ideally suited for business professionals wishing to develop their knowledge and skills in the area of finance. Focus is placed on understanding and analyzing both financial and accounting data. Students pursuing the graduate Finance Certificate explore the application of financial and accounting data and analysis, and learn to perform value calculations and risk assessments crucial to financial decision-making in profit and nonprofit organizations.

Associate’s Degree
Sacred Heart University offers four associate’s degree programs, which fall in two general categories: Associate of Arts (AA) in General Studies, with specialties in 20 fields; and the career-based Associate of Science (AS), with specialties in three fields. All programs are designed for upward mobility to earn the bachelor’s degree. In addition to the specialty courses, each program has its foundation within a liberal arts base. University College offers all AA degrees. All candidates must complete 60 credits, with a minimum of 30 credits taken at Sacred Heart University. A minimum GPA of 2.0 is required. If you already have an associate’s degree or credits from a community college, Sacred Heart University has agreements in place that make transferring your credits easy. Our academic advisors can help determine the best path for you. They will match courses and programs with academic interests and goals and provide strong guidance. Use WEB ADVISOR for all class listings.

English as a Second Language
Our daytime classes are designed for students whose native language is not English and who wish to study English either full or part time. This program improves both oral and written skills.

Center for Financial Education
The Center for Financial Education (CFE) was established on the Stamford Campus of Sacred Heart University to offer the greater Fairfield County opportunities for continuing education in the financial services area. The CFE assists the University in carrying out the mission of being "able to respond to an ever-changing world" and "combining education for life with preparation for professional excellence." For more information, contact the Stamford Campus at 203-323-4959. Use WEB ADVISOR for all class listings.

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Majors and Minors Offered
The goal of Sacred Heart University is to provide an educational experience for the student that will result in his or her development as a whole person. The University offers 26 majors and 30 minors. At the undergraduate level, the University offers two baccalaureate degrees: Bachelors of Arts (BA) or Bachelor of Science (BS). The University also offers Associate of Arts (AA) and Associate of Science (AS) degrees.
Accounting Athletic Training Art and Design Biology Business Administration Business Economics Catholic Studies (minor only) Chemistry Communication and Technology Studies Computer Science Criminal Justice Education English European Studies (minor only) Exercise Science Finance French (minor only) Geriatric Health and Wellness Global Studies (minor only) History Honors Program Information Technology Italian (minor only) Latin American Studies (minor only) Mathematics Media Studies Middle Eastern Studies (minor only) Modern Foreign Languages Music (minor only) Nursing (BSN, RN to BSN, RN to MSN) Philosophy Physics Political Science Psychology Religious Studies Social Work Sociology Spanish Women's Studies (minor only)

English as a Second Language

English and Math Placement Testing
English Placement Testing is required for students identified for ESL placement. A student who wants to enroll in MA 101 or MA 109 will be placed by taking the Math Placement Exam or through completion of the appropriate prerequisite course. Call the University College Office at 203-371-7831 to register for the English and/or Math Placement exams. Placement exams must be taken prior to registration.

The ESL program is designed for students whose native language is not English and who wish to study English either full or part time. The program is designed to help students improve their oral and written communications skills in English, preparing them for successful study in an American academic institution. The program offers six levels of English language courses, from beginning to advanced. Levels 1–4 are noncredit, pre-academic, intensive courses. Full-time ESL students enroll in eight-week sessions, taking a cluster of oral communication, written communication, pronunciation, and service learning, totaling 20 hours per week. Levels 5 and 6 are credit-bearing, semester-long academic courses that focus on college reading and writing. Students in these levels may take University classes while they complete their language training. Placement in both the noncredit and credit ESL programs is determined by the University College English Placement Test, an oral interview, and the student’s language profile. For more information regarding the program, contact the Interim Director at 203365-7528. For further support, tutoring is also available at the University Learning Center.

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RN to BSN Online
The University offers the RN to BSN Program online with the same National League for Nursing accredited curriculum, faculty, courses, and policies. The RN to BSN Online program is an alternative delivery model that allows students to study anywhere. All required Nursing courses and most of the non-Nursing courses are offered online. Online courses use the same curriculum and faculty as the on-campus offerings. The program is designed to enhance the nursing skills and knowledge of the registered nurse. Completion of the degree requires 27 credits in the Nursing major at the baccalaureate level, all of which may be taken online. In addition, 30 credits are awarded for previous nursing coursework, based on a review of the student’s resume, clinical experience and references, or through the Connecticut Articulation Program. Admission to the program requires the submission of all official nursing and college transcripts, satisfactory professional references, proof of a license to practice nursing, and malpractice insurance. Applicants must have earned at least a 2.5 GPA from lower-division coursework. For more information, contact Dr. Anne Barker, the program’s coordinator at 203-371-7717; e-mail: barkera@sacredheart.edu.

Taste of College–Lifelong Learner 17/62 Program
The Taste of College Program/17 is a special admissions category to encourage currently enrolled high school juniors and seniors who show exceptional academic accomplishments to participate in college level-courses. Students will receive three college credits after successful completion of the course. High school seniors must be recommended by their high school counselor. Course offerings vary each semester. A special reduced tuition per course is in effect for this program, with a maximum of two courses permitted during the summer. There is a limit to the number of high school students. Interested students should contact the Undergraduate Admissions Office at 203-371-7880. Adults 62 years of age or older interested in lifelong learning may take college courses on a seat-available basis. Adults take college courses at a reduced tuition per course. Selected course offerings vary each semester. Interested adults should contact University College at 203-371-7830 for more information.

Transfer Students
Complete Your Bachelor’s Degree
Ask us about: • Accelerated classes • Assessment for Prior Learning Program • Certificate Programs • General Studies Degree Program • Saturday Classes • Online Classes • Career Planning Services • Jandrisevits Learning Center

FINANCIAL AID Financial aid is available to students under a number of programs administered by the Office of Student Financial Assistance. Call 203-371-7980 for more information or to arrange an appointment to discuss personal financial situations and all avenues of financial assistance. For questions regarding payment policies, call Student Accounts at 203-371-7925.

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Online Learning
Sacred Heart University’s Online Learning is an Internet-based teaching/learning experience. The University uses Blackboard as its electronic delivery and learning platform. Available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, Blackboard allows for easy information interchange between student and instructor. It requires students to work both independently and interdependently with their instructor and with fellow students. Online Learning participants must maintain their own Internet access and have Microsoft Word or compatible word processing software.

Registration Procedures
(including Online Registration)
1. The registration form can be used for in-person registration and for mail registration by returning Sacred Heart students. If you are a visiting student from another college, nondegree student, new student pursuing a degree or certificate or a prior Sacred Heart student who has not been in attendance for two years or more, you must call or visit the University College Office to secure proper application/registration forms and the signature of an advisor. 2. CURRENT STUDENTS return this form to the Registrar’s Office: Office of the Registrar Sacred Heart University 5151 Park Avenue Fairfield, CT 06825-1000 ADDITIONAL CHANGES that you make after the initial registration should be made on a Change of Program form available on the Registrar’s website. You must officially withdraw prior to the beginning of class or you will be liable for the full tuition and fees agreed on when you registered. The registration fee is nonrefundable. After you register, a copy of your schedule will be sent to you (for mail or fax registration), or handed to you (for in-person registration). 3. FULL-TIME STUDENTS who want to enter the University as full-time degree candidates should contact the Admissions Office at 203-371-7880; those interested in part-time studies should call the University College Office at 203-371-7830. 4. REGISTRATION: The University reserves the right to make, at any time, changes in admission requirements, fees, charges, tuition, regulations, and academic programs, if deemed necessary, prior to the start of any class. The University also reserves the right to divide, cancel, or reschedule classes, or reassign instructors if enrollment or other factors require. If course cancellations occur, you will be notified in order to adjust your schedule. THE MAXIMUM CREDIT LOAD is six (6) credits per Regular Session, and three (3) credits in the Intensive Session (Exception: Accelerated format). Exceptions to this policy must be approved by the Assistant Vice President for Academic Affairs and University Registrar. No student will be permitted to attend class unless officially registered. The classroom is listed on the registration statement. Most classes at the Fairfield campus meet in the Academic Center. Please refer to the map in the back of this booklet. Registration forms are available on the Registrar's site.

Access to the Blackboard Course Management System
Online courses utilize the Blackboard Course Management system. To participate in an online course, you must • Be officially registered for a course at the University (see above) and have an assigned ID number. • Activate your Sacred Heart University email account. To activate your email account, you will need your assigned ID number. If you do not have one, you may obtain it by calling the Office of Instructional Technology at 203396-8369 or the Registrar’s Office at 203-371-7890. Your Sacred Heart University email account serves as your official correspondence address as well as your network and Blackboard logon name. If you have not already activated your email account, you can do so by accessing the SHU Account Management system.

STUDENT PROCEDURES
How to Log In to the Blackboard System Type http://www.sacredheart.edu in the location bar. Click on the MySHU link located on the upper-right corner of your screen and then click on the Login to MySHU Blackboard. For additional information, visit http://onlinelearning.sacredheart.edu. How to Update Your Password From the University’s homepage (http://www.sacredheart.edu), click the MySHU link located in the upper-right corner of the screen. From the MySHU page, select the Login to Web Advisor link and select Web Advisor for Students. How to Access Your Blackboard Classes Log into the Blackboard System. You should be on the Students page. At the top of the screen, click the tab labeled My Classes on the My Courses screen. Courses may not appear under the Course list until the official first day of classes. If you have any questions regarding your account or your enrollment in an online course, contact the Office of Instructional Technology at 203-396-8369.

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ACCESSING WEB ADVISOR • Connect to the University’s website (www.sacredheart.edu) and from the Quick Links menu, choose Registrar. Click on Online Services from the sidebar and then Web Advisor or go directly to https://webadvisor.sacredheart.edu/online. • Click on Web Advisor for Students. • To search for course offerings and availability, use the Search for Sections option. • To access other links (registration, my schedule, grades, etc.), you must have an active network account. Only current students may activate a network account. Once activated you will have access to email, Web Advisor, Blackboard, and other online services. REGISTRATION USING WEB ADVISOR Existing Students • To register for classes use Web Advisor. • All registration blocks (Public Safety, Health Services, Student Accounts, etc.) must be cleared. • A step-by-step guide to registration using Web Advisor is available through a link on the Registrar’s Office homepage or on Web Advisor (available by choosing Web Advisor for Students). New Students • Register in person, by mail, or fax by first contacting University College. • Access Web Advisor to add/drop courses provided that there is no block on your registration. This can also be done by fax or in person. All Students • Once registration for fall is closed, all registration actions must be done in person or by fax. • All prior balances must be paid in compliance with the agreed-upon payment plan. If you do not meet payment requirements, you will be cancelled from your class.

Withdrawals and Refunds
WITHDRAWALS Withdrawals from courses must be made in person through the Registrar’s Office. Official withdrawal is necessary to ensure proper entry on the transcript and the determination of any refund, if applicable. Refunds are based on the full tuition charges. Failure to withdraw properly will result in the issuance of a withdrawal failure grade (WF). If you withdraw improperly, you will be charged full tuition. If you withdraw before the first day of class, all fees will be refunded, except the registration fee. Once class begins there are no refunds of fees. If your course is canceled, all fees are refunded. Federal regulations require that veterans follow the University’s withdrawal procedure or be liable for repayment of any benefits received. Refunds are based on the refund schedule presented in this brochure (see Refund Schedule) and determined by the date of notification to the Registrar’s Office, not the date of last class attended. You must contact Student Accounts to receive a refund. Refunds take four to six weeks to process. REFUND SCHEDULE Regular Sessions and Intensive Session 100% 80% 60% 40% 20% 0% – – – – – – Before start of course Before start of second class Before start of third class Before start of fourth class Before start of fifth class After fifth class

Eight-week Session 100% – Before first class Deduct 15% for each class that has met. Refunds for special sections will be determined proportionally. AHEAD Classes Deduct 20% per class for an AHEAD course meeting twice a week. Deduct 40% per class for an AHEAD course meeting once a week. Deduct 40% per class for a Weekend University course.

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Pass/Fail Option
COURSE LOAD REQUIREMENTS For the pass/fail option, students are permitted to designate up to four courses toward the baccalaureate degree and up to two courses toward the associate degree. Once the course is completed with a grade of pass (P), it cannot be repeated for a letter grade. REGISTRATION The pass/fail option must be chosen during registration and cannot be changed after the end of the Add/Drop period for that semester. ELECTIVES Courses can be taken under the pass/fail option only from general elective courses. Courses taken under the pass/fail option will not count in the student’s GPA.

BOOKSTORE The bookstore accepts cash, credit card (MasterCard, VISA, American Express, or Discover), or personal checks with ID. Students enrolled at the Stamford site may purchase books during the normal hours at the Main Campus Bookstore (203-365-4768 or 203-365-4769). Book purchases can also be made through the bookstore’s website at www.sacredheart.bkstr.com. CAREER DEVELOPMENT OFFICE The Career Development Office offers full-time students professional assistance in choosing a major and in career, internship, and graduate school searches. Career Development sponsors on-campus job interviews and workshops. A career resource library is available for student use. The Career Development Office is located in Curtis Hall, on the second floor, Room 215. JANDRISEVITS LEARNING CENTER The Jandrisevits Learning Center (JLC), located in the lower level of the Ryan-Matura Library, provides specialized tutoring for students with learning disabilities as well as for students who are linguistically diverse (ESL). The center’s Adaptive Technology Lab is available to students with visual, auditory, physical, or learning disabilities. The lab is equipped with software and hardware to assist students in accommodating their specific impairments. Staffed by highly experienced faculty and well-trained peer tutors, JLC provides a warm, friendly learning environment where the needs of individual students are the primary concern. Additional services, for a fee, include LD Trained Specialists, transcription of taped notes, technical services, content tutors, hired scribes, and academic coaching. Call 203-371-7820 for an appointment. THE MEANING OF ACADEMIC INTEGRITY As an institution of higher learning, the University places special emphasis on academic integrity, which is a commitment to the fundamental values of honesty, trust, fairness, respect, and responsibility. Only when these values are widely respected and practiced by all members of the University—students, faculty, administrators, and staff—can the University maintain a culture that promotes free exploration of knowledge, constructive debate, genuine learning, effective research, fair assessment of student progress, and development of members’ characters. These aims of the University require that its members exercise mutual responsibilities. At its core, academic integrity is secured by a principled commitment to carry out these responsibilities, not by rules and penalties. Students and faculty should strive to create an academic environment that is honest, fair, and respectful of all. They do this by evaluating others’ work fairly, by responding to others’ ideas critically yet courteously, by respecting others’ intellectual and physical property, and by nurturing the values of academic integrity in all contexts of University life.

University Services
RYAN-MATURA LIBRARY The Ryan-Matura Library is the source for information—whether it is the answer to a factual question or research for a term paper. Librarians are available at the Reference Desk to answer questions and to assist students with extended research projects. The library holds 125,000 print volumes, 50,000 nonprint items, and more than 15,000 periodical subscriptions including a number of full-text electronic journals. Journals and other resources are available via links on the library homepage at library.sacredheart.edu. The Enterprise online catalog, which provides access to books in the library, can also be found on the homepage. Materials not owned by the University may be obtained through the Interlibrary Loan service. For a list of hours, visit the library’s website at http://www.sacredheart.edu/pages/232_ryan_matura_library.cfm. STUDENT ID CARDS All students should carry a student ID card, which also serves as a library card. There is a $20 fee for lost, stolen, tampered, or damaged cards. For information on office hours, call 203-371-7913. ID pictures are taken by appointment only. Cards are valid for your entire tenure at Sacred Heart and are the property of the University. There is a $10 fee for the card. UNIVERSITY DINING ROOM The University Dining Room, operated by a professional food service corporation, is open during the day and evening to serve the needs of summer students. Call 203396-8008 for more information; fax: 203-396-8009.

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Public Safety and Parking
The Department of Public Safety, located in the Academic Center, is committed to fostering an environment in which all who live, study, work, or visit within the university campus can do so in a safe and secure environment. The department provides professional, timely, and efficient public safety services to all of its constituents on a 24-hour-a-day, seven-day-a-week basis.

¡ Department of Public Safety
Phone Numbers
Routine Business EMERGENCIES ONLY TTY Cancellation information Fax Locksmith

203-371-7995 203-371-7911 203-365-4714 203-365-7669 203-365-4781 203-365-7645

VA ELIGIBILITY PROGRAMS Veterans and dependents of veterans are eligible for educational benefits in accordance with Title 38 USC Chapter 30-35. Interested veterans should contact the Registrar’s Office at 203-371-7890 for more information.

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