Students will complete at least one assignment/paper per week, for the first three weeks. These assignments will require outside research. Assignments can be submitted any time before the due date. The assignments may also serve as practice and preparation for the assessments. Implementing instructor feedback will benefit your grade. Check the LMS for assignment submission details


Saturday by 11:59 p.m. MT

(Mountain Time) of the week assigned to receive full credit or as designated by your instructor.

The courses in this program (with the exception of clinicals and externships) require that at least one assignment include research or study using the Institution’s Learning Resource System. The systems include the Academic Resource Center (also known as SHARC) for online students and the Learning Resource Center (also known as the library) for on-ground students. Other online learning networks are also available such as ProQuest, LIRN or other online resources such as journals, periodicals or whitepaper sources of legitimate information. Assignments that require using the Learning Resource System will be explained by your instructor and will require citation references of your sources as part of the assignment.

Late Assignment Submission Policy.

For Weeks 1-3 of the module, late assignments may be accepted up to one week from the due date with no more than a 20% reduction in grade.  The instructor may set individual late policies, but the penalty for late work will not exceed a 20% reduction in grade.

Late assignments or assessments may be allowed in Week 4, but only if a student presents a mitigating circumstance (similar to those listed in the Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy).  However, everything should be done to have the student complete coursework by the end of Week 4.

If the extension is granted as a result of mitigating circumstances, the student is given an Incomplete “I” grade for the course.  The student will be allowed four weeks to complete the coursework.  At the end of the four weeks, provided the coursework has been completed, a grade will be issued for the course.  If the student does not complete the work in the time allotted, the “I” grade will be changed to an “F” grade.