Student & Graduate Reviews
VO - 6/26/2019
Graduation Year: 2019
"I believe that students coming to this institution need to have a strong academic background coming in as a freshman student. I think that this university although it is rich in tradition and history, lacks the academic resources to help those students who may fall behind in class. I have seen on more than one occasion, students fail out of class or repeat courses because they did not have the support or an adequate enough background to successfully matriculate into this institution. Furthermore, I believe that it is important to have understand that this institution has a strict 6 or 7 point grading scale, depending on the class. Therefore, most classes require students to receive a 93 or 94 in a class to receive an A. I did not know this coming into the institution but feel that this would be important information for any incoming student to know.Moreover, there has been a lot of turnover in some of the offices in the last few years. I did not graduate with the same admissions counselor, who recruited me, still being in the office. Therefore, students may have difficulty finding continuity in their correspondence with individuals in the Admissions, Registrar's or Business Offices. Finally, students must be vigilant in being a self-advocate through their time at this institution. Take everything that is advised to you by your professors, advisors or colleagues with a grain of salt. Do your research and look into opportunities off of campus because the institution does not necessarily have the greatest connections with other schools and/or employers depending on the department. Furthermore, have a few friends that are focused as well as motivated to achieve both academic and professional success.In conclusion, I think that students will succeed here if they are intrinsically motivated to excel both in and out of the classroom. It is also important to maintain a good rapport with your professors and fellow classmates who will likely make up the bulk of your campus support system. Finally, look into opportunities off-campus to jumpstart your professional career so that you can adequately prepare for life after graduation."
Shannon Jennings-Jones - 4/4/2018
Degree: Special Education
Graduation Year: 2008
"I thoroughly enjoyed my experience at NDMU and felt more than adequately prepared to embark on the field of special education. The field experiences coupled with rigorous classroom instruction aiding me in understanding my role as a general educator and special educator."