Additional Consumer and Compliance Information
Accreditation and Program Approval
- Notre Dame of Maryland University is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education.
- The School of Education is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).
- The School of Nursing is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN).
- The School of Pharmacy is accredited through the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education. More details can be found on the School of Pharmacy's website.
- Degree and certificate programs across the University are approved by the Maryland Higher Education Commission (MHEC).
- The Maryland State Department of Education and MHEC collaborate on the approval of education programs, and the Maryland Board of Nursing and MHEC collaborate on the approval of nursing programs.
Copyright Policies and Related Sanctions
Copyright laws protect the rights of creators of works of music, visual art, texts (artistic, informational, scholarly, editorial etc.), plastic arts, architecture, software, multimedia works, dance, drama, or other activities and products covered by federal copyright law (U. S. Code Title 17). Students, faculty and staff of Notre Dame of Maryland University are expected to follow fair use guidelines of copyrighted material.
Extensive information on copyright in academia is provided online by the Copyright Clearance Center. Loyola-Notre Dame Library also provides information to help students, faculty and staff understand fair use with respect to materials accessed through the library.
Fair use guidelines govern photocopying as well as other means of utilizing copyrighted material. Style manuals such as The Chicago Manual of Style, the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (APA), and the MLA Style Manual and Guide to Scholarly Publishing provide guidance on how to cite sources within various academic disciplines.
Violations of copyright law include plagiarism, which is an honor charge. Information on the NDMU Honor Board may be found in the Student Handbook.
Unauthorized downloading or illegal distribution of copyrighted material of any kind is strictly against the NDMU honor code and federal law. Any breach of this policy is considered illegal, and any member of the NDMU community involved in such a violation will be subject to disciplinary action. NDMU uses network software to actively detect and shut down illegal music downloads and certain classes of peer-to-peer file-sharing activity; however, individuals are responsible for using network software within approved guidelines.
Voting is essential to the operation of a healthy democracy. In the United States, voters must register prior to an election in order to be eligible to vote. Notre Dame of Maryland University is committed to making voter information and online registration forms available.
- Maryland Voter Registration Application
- Don’t know if and/or where you are registered in Maryland? Look it up here.
- Request an absentee ballot: If you will not be able to vote during early voting or on Election Day, you can request an absentee ballot using the online registration application.
- If you're a student from out of state wondering whether you can register to vote in Maryland, click here for additional information.
- National Voter Registration Form: If your state of residence is not Maryland, use this form. Special rules apply for residents of New Hampshire, North Dakota, and Wyoming; be sure to check your state election websites, using the links below:
- The American Democracy Project's Guide to Informed Voting.
- Maryland State Board of Elections
- Resources for Voters
Teacher Preparation Program Reporting
Teacher preparation programs are required by federal law to submit a report annually to the state that describes its goals, pass rates on certain exams, and certain assurances. Each state submits to the U.S. Department of Education a report that contains state-level and institutional information. These reports are available to the general public. For more information, see the Title II reports.
All NDMU Students can access the course schedule through WebAdvisor under sections. Students are directed from the course schedule through a web integration program to the bookstore site where students can find by course the ISBN numbers and retail prices of both required texts and recommended supplemental material. The bookstore staff and website offer cost-saving strategies for students when it comes to purchasing textbooks.
Book Advance funds are available to students who anticipate a refund from financial aid.
Information Security Policies/Standards and Acceptable Use Policy
- Acceptable Usage Policy
- Data and Information Security Policy, Standards, Guidelines
- NDMU Information Security Policy
Study Abroad Information
Office of International Programs offers a variety of study abroad programs for students.