Online Advisement

Welcome to the NU College of Education & Counseling Online Advisement Portal

We offer online advising resources to supplement our "face-to-face" services for current, new and prospective students who are enrolled in online programs or taking individual courses online. We have created this site to answer your questions and provide you with links to services, forms and other necessary information to facilitate your experience in online learning at Niagara.

Additionally, students may email or call advisors to set up appointments to discuss their academic plans more thoroughly. Contact information for advisors can be found on individual program pages. You may also contact the Office of Graduate Education & Counseling for further assistance:


Purple Pass

If you have not already done so, activate your student account with Purple Pass. This one-time action allows Niagara University students to use one username and password among several online systems they will use throughout thier program.

Follow the steps in this short video tutorial to activate your PurplePass account.


myNU is an online system offering personalized content to NU students, carefully selected and organized links, and many other useful services. The system's main function is to provide program and university information and resources to our students in a convenient and well-organized format. myNU also facilitates efficient communication with our students through its messaging system.

To be able to register for courses, students will need to log onto their myNU account and edit their profile. This must be done each semester before registering for courses.

Follow the steps in this short video tutorial to edit your profile.

  • Log into myNU
  • Enter username. Username is a lowercase “s” followed by your 7-digit student number (Ex. s0056789 - include zeros to the front of your student number to make it seven digits)
  • Enter password. If logging in for the first time, your password would be "Nu" plus the 2-digit day that you were born (not month or year) followed by the last four digits of your social security number/SIN (i.e. Birthday-June 20, 1980 & SS# 123456789 would be Nu206789). This login is also referred to as your PurplePass login.
  • You should now be logged into your account. Click on the Edit Your Profile Box and update your profile (check over the data and make necessary corrections).
  • Click the submit button on the bottom of the page
  • Students should check their myNU email frequently. All communication with professors and the university will take place through this email address. 

    Follow the steps in this short video tutorial to access your MyNU email.

    Students will be able to look up their required books through our campus bookstore. The ISBN number(s) can also be gathered from this site if students wish to purchase thier books elsewhere.

    Follow the steps in this short video tutorial to look up your required course books.

    Students can access the Niagara University Library online! Through this site, one can look for articles, books, and e-books to find the information they need.

    Follow the steps in this short video tutorial to access the NU library webpage.

    Students can view the course offerings for each semester before registering for classes.


    Blackboard is a learning platform that both students and professors use to access and administer online and hybrid courses. Students should check their Blackboard account frequently. All online and hybrid courses will take place through this site.

    *Each professor reserves the right to set up their course in the manner they feel is most effective. It is in students' best interest to become familiar with how each of their courses is set up through Blackboard. 


    WebAdvisor is a platform students will use to register for their courses each semester. Through WebAdvisor, students can also access their financial records/statements, make payments on their account, view their final grades by semester, and access their transcripts.

    Follow the steps in this short video tutorial to access your financial records/statements, make payments on your account, view your final grades by semester, and access your transcripts.

    WebAdvisor Course Registration:

  • Go to WebAdvisor
  • Click on Login
  • Enter username and password, which is the same as your myNU (PurplePass) login
  • Click on Students
  • Click on Register for Classes
  • Click on Express Registration
  • To register, follow the directions on the screen
  • Once you have entered your classes click Submit (Click Submit only one time or you may have to log into Web Advisor again). On the “Preferred Sections” screen, under “Action” choose Register for each class then click Submit again.
    At the bottom of the page, click on My Schedule, then select the appropriate semester and submit. Your schedule for the semester will appear.
  • Print your schedule. You should always print your schedule upon completion of the registration process to serve as your verification. Log out when finished!
  • Chalk & Wire

    Students will use the Chalk & Wire electronic portfolio system to manage and showcase their educational knowledge and skills.

    Chalk & Wire Pricing - It is recommended that students purchase a term that will carry them through the compleation of their program.

    Follow the steps in this short video tutorial to purchase your Chalk & Wire account.

    The Quick Start Guide will aid students in the formatting of their Chalk & Wire e-portfolio.

    Follow the steps in this short video tutorial to check your grades on your Chalk & Wire account.

    Follow the steps in this short video tutorial to set up your Chalk & Wire portfolios.

    Follow the steps in this short video tutorial to upload material to your Chalk & Wire portfolios.

    Important Information

    New York State requires a series of examinations, New York State Teacher Certification Examinations (NYSTCE) , for teacher and pupil personnel certification. The tests measure knowledge and skills in the liberal arts and sciences, in teaching theory and practice, and/or in the content area of the certificate title. For more information about state certifications, please visit the New York state Office of Teaching Initiatives.

    Student Accounts and Health Services: When students are enrolled in fully online programs, all courses must be taken online in order to qualify for the reduced tuition rate and the health services waiver for immunizations. If students who are enrolled in an online program choose to take courses on campus, they will be required to contact Health Services and ensure that all immunization and health requirements have been met prior to registration for that semester. Further, students taking courses on campus will be charged on-campus tuition rates for all courses taken that semester, whether online or face-to-face.

    Parking Permits are not required for online students. Students who will be visiting campus are required to obtain a visitor's parking permit from campus safety on the day of their visit.

    Students must have:

    • Access to a computer with Microsoft Office: including Word, PowerPoint, and Excel.
    • Proficiency with Microsoft Office: including Word, PowerPoint, and Excel.
    • Internet access.
    • Adobe Reader (most recent version).