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Print a PDF of this pageCollege Credit for Aim4Excellence™ at National Louis University

The following undergraduate-level college courses are available for the Aim4Excellence™ modules through National Louis University:

Course Number(s)/
Modules Required
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ECE311: Administration I – Leadership Strategies and Staff Development (Covers Modules 1, 2, and 3)

ECE312: Administration II – Managing Center Operations and Finances (Covers Modules 4, 5, and 6)

ECE313: Administration III – Implementing and Evaluating the Program (Covers  Modules 7, 8, and 9)

5 quarter hours per course

$330 per course

(Students must also pay the per module registration fee.)

Select the college credit option when you register for Aim4Excellence™.

After registering, students must also submit the NLU Registration Form.

All students enrolled in Aim4Excellence™ are subject to the terms and conditions of the program. Students registered to take the modules for credit through National Louis University may access additional information regarding university policies and procedures in the student guidebook.

Term Schedule for Aim4Excellence™ College Credit Coursework
at National Louis University

Aim4Excellence courses at NLU span over 2 quarters (24 weeks). Participants taking the modules for credit through NLU must abide by the following course schedule*:

First log-in date for the
first module in the course
Course end date (All modules in the course must be complete by this date.)
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June 24 through September 1, 2013 (Summer and Fall 2013 quarters)
December 6, 2013
December 20, 2013
September 2, 2013 through January 5, 2014 (Fall 2013 and Winter 2014 quarters)
March 28, 2014
April 11, 2014
January 6 through March 30, 2014 (Winter and Spring 2014 quarters)
June 20, 2104
July 4, 2014
March 31 through June 29, 2014
(Spring and Summer 2014 quarters)
September 5, 2014
September 19, 2014

*Note that individual modules must be completed within eight weeks of the date of first log-in according to the Terms and Conditions.

Grading of Aim4Excellence™ College Credit Coursework
at National Louis University

Each Aim4Excellence™ module includes a variety of evidence of learning activities that total 100 points. In order to receive a Certificate of Completion for a module you must attain a score of 70 points or higher. Students taking the Aim4Excellence™ modules for credit at National Louis University will receive a course grade as an average of the three modules included in the course. Grades will be assigned according to the following grading scale:




270-300 points


240-269 points


210-239 points


180-209 points


0-179 points

Viewing Your Grades

Students enrolled for college credit at National Louis University will receive an e-mail once a grade is posted for an Aim4Excellence™ course. In order to view your grade you will need to:

  1. Log on to the National Louis University Portal. Learn how.
  2. View your grade from your http://my.nl.edu account. Learn how.

If you are having difficulty accessing your grade, you may contact the NLU helpdesk at:
(866) 813-1177 for assistance.

Requesting a Transcript

Once your grades have been posted, you may request a transcript of your coursework online by visiting the National Louis University Office of Admissions and Records.

Dropping an Aim4Excellence™ Course

A student may request a full refund for the tuition fees ($330 per module) for college credit through National Louis University.  If you need to drop a course, you must do so in writing prior to the completion of the first module of the course and within 7 days of the date of first log in.

Registration fees ($175 per module ) will not be refunded for modules already started.  You may request in writing a refund of 50% of the module registration fee, as described in the Terms and Conditions, for modules not yet started.


If you have questions regarding Aim4Excellence™ or the college credit option im4Excellence™ through National Louis University, please contact us at:

Phone: (800) 443-5522 x5155
E-mail: aim4excellence@nl.edu

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