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Academic Policies 

Each NAIS platform’s partner universities will adhere our "actively learn, complementary advantages" principle, each campus offers ranging from 30-40 North American standard credit courses for students.


Chang' an  University, Sichuan University, Sun Yat-sen University, and East China University of Science and Technology are our host universities, all of which are prestigious universities in Greater China with recognition from both U.S. Department of Education and CMEC (Council of Ministers of Education, Canada). To make sure successful credits transfer for all of our students, our host universities are responsible for all the teaching affairs supervision, including curriculum setup, teaching affairs management, grade evaluation, and issuing transcript. To be concrete, every host university will set up Teaching Quality Evaluation Committee led by the executive president and well-known professors abroad. NAIS will be only responsible for program promoting in international market and non-teaching affairs management.

In terms of curriculum setup, in accord with the principle of “actively learn, complementary advantages”, all the partner universities of NAIS platform offer courses in the field of Economics, Literature, Philosophy, the Science of Law, Science, History, and more. These courses are not only obligatory courses in host universities but also correspond with the courses oversea. And the courses equal to 4 credits in Standard North American courses. With English as the teaching language (except for the language courses), the whole program is divided into 5 to 8 weeks and 72 Contact Hours (50 minutes=one contact hour, which are widely used in North America).

The majority of the courses offered in NAIS platform correspond directly with those in North America. Meanwhile, some other courses with Chinese characteristic will also beset according to the students’ requests, the verified credits of which can be transferred as elective course credits in American universities. Students are not allowed to choose two courses that will be taught at the same time, this is prohibited on all campus. Each class at NAIS requires both a minimum and maximum number of participants. The system will automatically accept no more applications when the course is filled. Under such circumstances, to register the course you need to fill out the application form and be held on a wait list. If any students drop the course, candidates will be added in the class in sequence.

Course Adjustment (Change, Add & Drop a Course)

Before school starts, you can switch courses online all by yourself. If you need to add or drop a course, please contact our customer service @ 021-51697009 or 17091959777. On the first two school opening days, (that’s Monday and Tuesday of the first week), students are allowed to change or add courses as they want by downloading the adjustment application form and handing it to school office before 12:00 pm on Wednesday in the first week. And the correlated procedures will be followed after verify check by the teacher in charge. Students are responsible for the textbook cost due to courses adjustment. And if students want to choose more courses, students need to pay the extra tuition according to the actual courses they choose.

Withdraw from a course

According to the host universities' academic requirements, the deadline of withdrawing a course is 5:00 pm on Friday in the fourth week. For more details, please see the updates on our official website. Students can withdraw a course by filling a Withdraw Application form and handing the form to the teacher in charge before the deadline. The course withdrawn will present a “W” in the transcript and students will not be able to get the refund of this course.

Enquiry on Results

If Students have any questions about the final grades given by the professor, students can fill an application form of enquiry on result. The application form, along with the regular assignments, quizzes, and test scores, should be submitted to the host university within one week after the announcement of the grade. The educational administration in the host university will ask for further information from the course teacher according to the application form they received, and then the Teaching Quality Evaluation Committee will make a final decision through discussion. The final decision once announced determines the final result of the students’ grades; no more reconsideration will be accepted after this.

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