Higher Education Opportunity Act Notifications

The following information is provided as required by the Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA) of 2008, as amended, its implementing regulations, and other federal laws and guidelines. For additional information or to request paper copies of any of the information presented here, please contact James M. Frabutt, Ph.D., senior advisor to the provost, at 574-631-3055 or jfrabutt@nd.edu.

Note: Please check this website periodically as information will be updated regularly.

I. General Institutional Information

A. Mission Statement
B. Accreditation and State Authorization Information
C. Special Facilities/Services for Students with Disabilities
D. Student Diversity

II. Academic Information

A. Academic Programs
B. Facilities
C. Faculty
D. Strategic Plan
E. Standards for Satisfactory Academic Progress
F. Transfer Policies
G. Retention Rates and Graduation Rates
H. Post-Graduation Activity
I. Written Agreements

III. General Financial Information

A. Cost of Attendance
B. Refund and Withdrawal Information
C. Textbooks and Course Materials

IV. Financial Aid Information

A. Undergraduate Student Financial Aid Information
B. Graduate Student Financial Aid Information
C. Study Abroad and Financial Aid

V. Intercollegiate Athletic Program Participation Rates and Financial Support Data

VI. Institutional Policies

A. Privacy of Student Records - FERPA
B. Vaccination Policy
C. Policies and Sanctions Related to Copyright Infringement

VII. Campus Safety

A. Annual Campus Security and Fire Safety Report
B. Alcohol and Illegal Drug Policies

VIII. Professional Licensure

A. Accounting
B. Alliance for Catholic Education (ACE)
C. Architecture
D. Clinical Psychology
E. Engineering
F. Finance
G. Law


I. General Institutional Information

A. Mission Statement

B. Accreditation and State Authorization Information

  • If you would like a copy of accreditation or licensure documents, please contact the Provost Office. For additional information regarding specific program accreditation, please contact the Dean’s Office of the respective college or school.

C. Special Facilities/Services for Students with Disabilities

D. Student Diversity

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II. Academic Information

A. Academic Programs

B. Facilities

C. Faculty

D. Strategic Plan

E. Standards for Satisfactory Academic Progress

F. Transfer Policies

G. Retention Rates and Graduation Rates

H. Post-Graduation Activity

  • Information regarding post-graduation activity—including placement, types of employment, average starting salary by major, and the types of graduate and professional education pursued by graduates—can be found on the Undergraduate Career Services website.

I. Written Agreements

  • The following information regarding the University programs that are coordinated with other institutions is available here (for study abroad programs) and here (for the University’s Washington Program):
    • (i) the portion of the educational program that the University is not providing;
    • (ii) the name and location of the other institutions or organizations that are providing the portion of the educational program that the University is not providing;
    • (iii) the method of delivery of the portion of the educational program that the University is not providing; and
    • (iv) estimated additional costs students may incur as the result of enrolling in the educational program.

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III. General Financial Information

A. Cost of Attendance

B. Refund and Withdrawal Information

C. Textbooks and Course Materials (Go to “Books,” then “Textbooks & Course Materials”)

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IV. Financial Aid Information

A. Undergraduate Student Financial Aid Information

B. Graduate Student Financial Aid Information

C. Study Abroad and Financial Aid

  • A student’s enrollment in a program of study abroad approved for credit by the University may be considered enrollment at the home institution for the purpose of applying for assistance under the Title IV, HEA programs.

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V. Intercollegiate Athletic Program Participation Rates and Financial Support Data

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VI. Institutional Policies

A. Privacy of Student Records - FERPA

B. Vaccination Policy

C. Policies and Sanctions Related to Copyright Infringement

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VII. Campus Safety

A. Annual Campus Security and Fire Safety Report

B. Alcohol and Illegal Drug Policies

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VIII. Professional Licensure

A. Accounting

  • The University of Notre Dame Accountancy program has both undergraduate (B.B.A.) and graduate (M.S.A.) degree programs that provide students the opportunity to become a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) upon successful completion and meeting additional state-specific educational and preparatory requirements, including passing the CPA exam and obtaining adequate work experience. The Accountancy bachelor’s degree (B.B.A.) alone (128 credits) does not meet necessary professional licensing requirements. To obtain the CPA license, a student must successfully complete at least 150 credits hours and meet the requisite state-specific course requirements. Students must check with their corresponding state board of accountancy for current licensing requirements.

B. Alliance for Catholic Education (ACE)

  • The Alliance for Catholic Education (ACE) has four academic programs that lead to licensure:
    • Teaching Fellows (educators)—M.Ed. and licensure in teaching content at a developmental level (K–6, 5–9, 6–12)
    • Remick Leadership (principals)—M.A. and licensure in Building Administration
    • English as a New Language (educators)—additional licensure in Teaching English Language Learners
    • Program for Inclusive Education (educators)—additional licensure in Exceptional Needs: Mild Intervention

      Graduates/completers of the four academic programs are eligible for licensure in Indiana as they are prepared with the guidance of Indiana standards. It is highly recommended that all completers obtain their Indiana license and complete a transfer of it to the state of residence. Please contact ACE at https://ace.nd.edu/contact-us for additional information related to the programs and licensing.

C. Architecture

  • The University of Notre Dame Architecture program is accredited by the National Architecture Accrediting Board (NAAB). In the United States, most registration boards require a degree from an accredited professional degree program as a prerequisite for licensure. The National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB), which is the sole agency authorized to accredit professional degree programs in architecture offered by institutions with U.S. regional accreditation, recognizes three types of degrees: the Bachelor of Architecture, the Master of Architecture, and the Doctor of Architecture. A program may be granted an eight-year, three-year, or two-year term of accreditation, depending on the extent of its conformance with established educational standards. The University of Notre Dame School of Architecture offers the following NAAB-accredited degree programs:

    • B. Arch. (165 undergraduate credits)
    • M. Arch. (preprofessional degree + 54 graduate credits)
    • M. Arch. (non-preprofessional degree + 90 credits)

D. Clinical Psychology

  • All states require the completion of supervised predoctoral practicum hours and a predoctoral internship. These aspects are also required for the doctoral degree in clinical psychology at the University of Notre Dame. In addition to education requirements for the doctoral degree, however, many jurisdictions require post-doctoral professional experience. These requirements are beyond the curricular requirements of Notre Dame’s Clinical Psychology Ph.D. program. For more information on licensing requirements, including contact information for every state and territory licensing board, please see this document and visit the Association of State and Provincial Psychology Boards (ASPPB) webpage.

E. Engineering

  • All of the University of Notre Dame’s engineering programs (Aerospace, Chemical, Civil, Computer, Electrical, Environmental, and Mechanical Engineering) are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET. In order to obtain professional engineer licensure in any state, students must graduate from an ABET-accredited program and meet testing and/or work experience requirements of the state in which they intend to obtain their license. Students are advised to review the requirements for professional engineer licensure of the state in which they intend to obtain their license. Information about professional engineer licensure in your state may be found on the linked document of state websites. The National Society of Professional Engineers website and individual state professional engineer licensing board websites are good resources for researching additional professional engineer licensure requirements by state. 

F. Finance

  • A University of Notre Dame undergraduate degree in Finance does not by itself lead to Certified Financial Analyst licensure or certification. Graduates of the program are required to take and pass a national exam, which in most cases involves completing additional coursework.

G. Law

  • As an ABA accredited school, the Notre Dame Law School offers a J.D. that prepares students to take the bar in any U.S. jurisdiction (all 50 states plus District of Columbia). This means that a J.D. from the University of Notre Dame provides the academic qualification necessary to sit for the bar. In addition to successfully passing a bar examination, there are character, fitness, and other qualifications for admission to the bar in every U.S. jurisdiction. Thus applicants are encouraged to confirm the requirements for any jurisdiction in which they intend to seek admission by contacting the respective jurisdiction. Addresses for all relevant agencies are available through the National Conference of Bar Examiners (http://www.ncbex.org/).

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