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Graduate & Professional Studies

Verification of Student ID

For students enrolled face-to-face, online or modified HyFlex courses, or students utilizing online materials through a course management system associated with a traditional course, identification is determined by the use of a unique username and password that is securely distributed to every student once enrolled in the school and through pedagogical and related practices that are effective in verifying student identity.  Nichols College protects student privacy in compliance with the Family Educational Rights & Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA), and will notify students at the time of registration or enrollment if there are any projected additional student charges associated with the verification of student identity.  In addition, the Nichols College Academic Honesty Policy is clearly articulated in the College catalogs and referenced on all course syllabi.


Unique username and password

Each student has their own assigned number and student generated password to log into the Nichols College Portal and Learning Management System.


Pedagogical and Related Practices

Sound pedagogy assumes that the course include a range of assessment methods which essentially “identify” the student.   Examples include:

  • Using discussion boards in ways that include personal reflections on reading, work submitted, etc.
  • Assessments used allowing faculty to identify sudden changes in academic performance or change in writing style. 
  • Asking students follow-up questions to assignments such as, “expand upon this statement you made,” “tell me why you chose this,” and “expand upon the ideas behind this reference.”

This publication provides information concerning the programs at Nichols College and does not constitute a contract with the student.

The policies and procedures contained in the 2019-current Nichols College Catalog will remain in effect until otherwise noted. Nichols College reserves the right to change at any time the rules governing admission, tuition, fees, courses, the granting of degrees, or any other regulations affecting the campus community. Such changes are to take effect whenever college officials deem necessary.