Academic Services

Academic Services

John E. Riley Library

Vital to the educational and intellectual life of the university, the John E. Riley Library contains almost 125,000 books, 75,000 electronic books and currently receives thousands of electronic periodicals. The library also has approximately 60,000 volumes in collections of microforms, non-print materials, and state and federal government documents, for which the library is a selective depository. A special collection of works by or about John Wesley is maintained. 

The library's web page is It provides links to the library's online catalog which is shared with College of Idaho, various indexes and databases many of which include full-text materials, and to other libraries. Through participation in OCLC Inc., an international library network, the library has access to more than 245,000,000 additional books and other materials from libraries around the world. 

In addition to the shared system with College of Idaho, a reciprocal borrowing agreement with Boise State University allows students to check out a limited number of items from this library. 

Key to the library's mission is its staff, which provides friendly, professional service. Librarians, staff, and student assistants are available to make use of the library more effective and meaningful. Library services include interlibrary loans, instruction, and individual research assistance. 

The library provides individual and group study areas and has wireless access for laptops in addition to campus networked computers. 

The University Archives, located in the lower level of the Library, contains items pertaining to the history of the University. Use of the Archives is by appointment only. 

Technology and Media Resources

A one-stop center for help with NNU Technology and Media needs, the TMR is located in the Wiley Learning Center, room 119. TMR offers a wide variety of audio/visual services for the campus.

TMR services include sending and receiving faxes, providing materials to produce signed and instructional materials, laminating, audio duplicating and recording, video duplicating and recording, photography and other related services.

The TMR sells a wide range of supplies including graphic arts and production materials, blank audio and video tapes, and storage media. Additional computer print credit may also be purchased at TMR.

The TMR team also provides critical individual, program and institutional academic computing services. These include training and consultation on information technologies for NNU students and employees, as well as printing and copying management for the campus. Computer help is available to students through the Technology and Media Resources help desk. There are four ways to access the help desk:

  1. By visiting to find common answers to several issues.
  2. By calling 208-467-8111 where TMR agents are available to assist.
  3. By e-mailing and creating a help ticket.
  4. Or by visiting TMR in the Wiley Learning Center during walk-in hours.

Please visit to find more information about hours and links to other helpful web pages.

Academic Advising and Testing
The Office of Academic Advising and Testing is available for the purpose of proctoring tests for courses being taken by correspondence. Students must make arrangements with the institution offering the course for tests to be taken on campus. The University also provides special advising to students with disabilities who wish to identify themselves and provide documentation of their needs.  Such students should contact the Director of Academic Advising, 208-467-8780 or

Career Center
The Career Center provides information and assistance to students who wish to assess career goals and investigate career opportunities. The Career Center will provide information to help students write resumes, practice interviewing, and establish networking contacts. There are several programs to assist students including a current listing of helpful career related internet addresses and the Career Center Home Page.

Office Of The Registrar
The Office of the Registrar is responsible for maintaining, storing, and distributing all academic records and petitions.

Degree Postings
Northwest Nazarene University posts the earned degree to the transcript at the end of each semester and at the end of the month.  If a student completes his or her degree between degree posting dates, the Registrar's Office will provide students a letter stating that the student has met all the requirements for degree completion, indicate when the degree will be posted, and will verify that the student should be afforded all the rights and privileges of one with a degree.  Students would need to request this letter using the form at 

Transcripts must be obtained with a signed request. Transcripts can be ordered from the web page: An e-signature is required and constitutes one's legal signature. Requests can also be sent by mail to Office of the Registrar, Northwest Nazarene University, 623 S. University Blvd., Nampa, ID 83686 with the appropriate payment included. All requests must include name, NNU ID number or social security number, birth date, signature, and the name and address to which the transcript is to be sent. Students should allow five business days for transcripts to be processed. The fee for an official transcript is $10.  The student's Business Office account must be clear for a transcript to be released. An additional fee will be charged for expedited mailing of transcripts.

Participation in Commencement
A student may participate in commencement if all degree requirements are completed or will be completed at the end of the current semester.

Exception for all students not including Ed.D. students: With all other requirements met, a student may participate in commencement if no more than six credits remain uncompleted beyond the current semester.

For Ed.D. students: With all other requirements met, including a completed and defended dissertation, a student may participate in commencement if only EDUC9500, Professional and Ethical Leadership, remains uncompleted beyond the current semester.