Student Consumer Information
For Prospective Students, Students + Other Stakeholders
This information is provided in compliance with the Department of Education’s Consumer Information Act and the Student-Right-to-Know Act.
General Institution Information
Oak Point University is a fully-accredited, nonprofit nursing and radiography transfer university with Chicago and Oak Brook campuses.
For more than 100 years, Oak Point University inspires, educates, and forms lifelong learners who meet the world’s changing needs with curiosity, ingenuity, and grace.
Learn more about our Mission + History.
1431 North Claremont Avenue
Chicago, IL 60622
Oak Brook Campus
2122 York Road
Oak Brook, IL 60523
Oak Point University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and approved by the Illinois Board of Higher Education.
Visit our Accreditation + State Authorization page for information about program-specific accreditation and state authorization.
The University ensures that students admitted into its academic programs are fully prepared and qualified to engage with a reasonable expectation of success. Visit the Apply + Afford page for more information.
This policy outlines the process for students to share their concerns, complaints, and proposals that contribute to an academic environment conducive to learning. For more information on student complaints, please see the University Catalog.
- Students have the right to put into writing complaints or proposals regarding any aspect of the University. The complaint or proposal should be addressed to the Director, Dean, or Program Director of the department to which the complaint or proposal applies. If the complaint or proposal is related to violations of the Student Code of Conduct or concerns with Student Services, the complaint or proposal should be addressed to the Vice President of Student & Employee Affairs. Complaints related to an officer of the University, Dean, or Program Director should be addressed through the Vice President of Student & Employee Affairs.
- The affected Dean or Director is responsible for investigating the allegations/complaint/proposal and determining a course of action. The investigation may include interviewing witnesses and other involved parties, and reviewing other evidence submitted in support of the allegation/complaint.
- In all cases, the accused party will be informed of the allegation/complaint and will have the opportunity to respond or explain.
- The affected Dean or Director is responsible for determining a course of action. The investigation and course of action may lead to the following:
- The allegation/complaint or proposal has no merit and is subsequently dropped.
- The allegation/complaint or proposal has merit and is such that it is administratively handled by the Dean or Director.
- The allegation has merit and is such that it is referred to President’s Cabinet for a formal review and action.
- If the outcome is not satisfactory, the student may proceed to the next person in the organizational chain, and finally to the University President to seek resolution.
- Information from formal complaints is used, as appropriate to foster ongoing program improvement. Formal complaints, as defined by the University and their resolution are filed in the University Formal Complaints file upon resolution of the complaint.
Retaliation/Threats of Retaliation
Oak Point University prohibits retaliation or threats of retaliation against anyone for filing a complaint. Any retaliation or threat of retaliation shall be treated as a separate incident, which shall be handled in the same manner and be subject to the same procedures as the complaint itself.
College of Health Sciences
Oak Point University’s Saint Francis School of Radiography (SFSoR) offers the only Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiography (JRCERT) bachelor’s degree program in the Chicagoland area. Our Radiography Program is for students who are interested in pursuing a career in the rapidly growing field of Medical Imaging.
College of Nursing
The Oak Point University College of Nursing offers a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program, Master of Science in Nursing + Post-Masters Certificates in 5 disciplines, and a Doctorate of Nursing Practice.
Oak Point University has an Academic Center for Excellence which provides tutoring in math, science, reading, writing, test-taking skills, and nursing skills. Oak Point provides library and resource center services, counseling and wellness services as well as TEAS and NCLEX test prep courses.
Student Record Privacy
Educational records, which include any document or other material that is directly related to former, current, or prospective students and maintained by the University or by a person acting for the University, including but not limited to: personal information, enrollment records, grades, schedules, participation in activities and photographs. Certain records, such as those maintained by a health professional treating a student, are not considered educational records to which University employees may have access, and are subject to additional confidentiality restrictions. Educational Records are considered confidential and may not be released without the written consent of the student.
Transfer of Credit Policies
Oak Point University offers educational programs beginning at the upper division course level. As a result, students must complete the general education, pre-requisite, and discipline-specific support courses at another regionally accredited institution of higher education. These courses are transferred into the degree program of choice. For more information about our Transfer of Credit Policy, please refer to our University Catalog.
Visit our Transfer Credit Evaluation page to learn more about assessing your transfer credits.
Copyright + Technology Policies
Copyright materials may be print, electronic, or another format. The U.S. Copyright Act applies to books, articles, drama, verse, movies, videos, audio, games, and other content. The Act has four factors to assist with determining if a particular use is fair use:
- The purpose and character of the use
- The nature of the copyrighted work
- The amount and substantiality of the portion of the original work
- The effect of the use on the market for the original work
A provision for fair use is found in the Copyright Act (Section 108). Under the fair use provision, a reproduction of someone else’s copyright-protected work is likely to be considered fair use if it is for personal use in: teaching, scholarship, research, criticism, and news reporting, but is not limited to these areas. The act also extends to include unpublished works.
Additional information on Oak Point University’s copyright policy can be found in the University Catalog. Visit the U.S. government website for more information about copyright reproduction rights granted to libraries and archives.
Academic Integrity Expectations
As stated in the University Catalog, Oak Point expects academic integrity in all circumstances. Any violation of the University’s policies may lead to a failing grade on the assignment or assessment during which the policies are violated and may also extend to a failing grade in the course or unit and result in dismissal from the University.
Activities that violate these policies include, among other things:
- Any unauthorized collaboration;
- Any unauthorized communication;
- Any unauthorized access to exam questions, answers, or study material;
- Any unauthorized use of electronic devices to access any resources, pictures, visual media, or audio; and
- Any concealment of unauthorized items or material.
Additionally, on the day of exams, Oak Point expects, among other things, that students:
- DO bring their IDs
- DO NOT wear hoodies, large jackets, or other baggy and concealing clothing
- DO NOT bring food or drink
- DO enter in an orderly fashion and sit evenly spaced, or follow proctor assignments about seating
- DO NOT have cell phones or other small electronic devices, including smartwatches, on your person. If you bring a cell phone or other small electronic device to the exam, you will be asked to silence the device and directed by the proctor where to store the device upon entering the room. If a calculator is permitted on an exam, one will be provided to you.
- ALWAYS comply with all other proctor instructions
Students are required to contact the department of Student Experience prior to an exam regarding any need for medical, religious, or other necessary accommodations as it relates to testing.
Cost of Attendance
Cost of Attendance reflects a student’s anticipated allowable educational expenses for an academic year (nine months) based on full-time enrollment. The COA basically consists of allowable educational expenses which include a student’s tuition and fees, an average cost for books, supplies, room, board, transportation, and miscellaneous/personal expenses.
Net Price Calculator
To help you better understand the costs of attending Oak Point University, we’ve created Cost Calculators that are specific to each of our programs.
Room & Board
The University offers no campus housing. Housing is available in local communities.
Tuition & Fees
Oak Point University is committed to providing education for everyone. Your college education is an important investment. You can find more information regarding our tuition and fees in the tuition section of our website.
Oak Point University students have an academic standing determined by their cumulative grade point average and, in some cases, the semester grade point average.
To be in good academic standing, a student’s cumulative and professional GPA must meet the minimums required by the degree program in which the student is enrolled. A student is considered to be in good academic standing if the cumulative GPA is 2.0 or higher for undergraduate students and 3.0 or higher for graduate students.
Students who fail to meet the minimum standards for academic progression as outlined in the Academic Progression section on the catalog are considered on probation. Students who do not meet the minimums standards for Satisfactory Academic Progress are considered on probation. Students will be academically dismissed after two semesters of not meeting academic progression requirements.
Students will remain on probation until they meet academic progression requirements. Students will not be permitted to graduate while on probation. Failure to achieve the required GPA, after retaking their courses, may result in dismissal from the program.
- Students who desire to withdraw from the institution should consult with the Dean/Program Director and Registrar prior to withdrawing from the University.
- Completion of the Institutional Withdrawal form must be completed either electronically or in person and submitted to the Registrar’s Office. Directions are listed on the Institutional Withdrawal form.
- Failure to complete the withdrawal process results in automatic failure in all courses in which students are currently enrolled and forfeiture of any eligible pro-rated tuition refund.
- Students who have been determined to be eligible for federal financial aid are subject to certain provisions related to calculation, refund, and repayment of funds as a result of withdrawing from the University.
- Students who want to withdraw must comply with the Institutional Withdrawal procedures.
- The Registrar will record the withdrawal on the student’s transcript and notify the appropriate stakeholders.
- Students who withdraw are not eligible for Oak Point University services.
Tuition Refund Policy
Tuition refunds, when approved, will be granted according to the following schedule:
Refunds for 5- and 7-week course are as follows:
- Prior to second week of class-100%
- During second week-50%
- After second week-0%
Refund for 10- and 15-week course are as follows:
- Prior to second week of class-100%
- During second week-75%
- During third week-50%
- After third week-0%
Visit the Tuition + Fees section of our website for more information.
Federal Student Aid Eligibility
The Financial Aid Office administers a variety of federal, state and institutional programs. Students who are in need of financial assistance are highly encouraged to complete the necessary paperwork by the appropriate deadlines. To be eligible to receive federal student aid, a student must:
- Be fully admitted in a degree or eligible certificate program.
- Be enrolled at least half-time for most aid programs.
- Be registered for Selective Service, if male.
- Not have been convicted of crimes involving the possession or distribution of drugs or currently be incarcerated.
- Maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) in their course of study. (link will open in a new tab)
- Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.
- Have a high school diploma or GED.
- Not be in default on any prior student loans or owe an overpayment on any federal grant programs.
- Not have exceeded annual or aggregate loan borrowing limits.
Students interested in financial aid should complete the free application for Federal Student Aid (F AFSA), listing Oak Point University (school code 022141) as the institution to receive the information. More information regarding federal aid can accessed through the federal government website. The FAFSA is available October 1st of each year.
Oak Point University is committed to providing an exceptional experience to all of our students. Disability Services is an office within the department of Student Services. It provides access for students through consultation with faculty, staff, and other campus departments.
Student Code of Conduct
Persons enrolling in Oak Point University (“Oak Point”) are expected to conduct themselves in a manner consistent with the educational purpose of instruction. The pursuit of a college education is a voluntary association with a community of scholars that provides an opportunity for the exploration of new ideas, experimentation, self-examination, formation of new friendships, and development of ideals and direction. A University environment is a place where the free exchange of ideas and concepts can take place among faculty and students in an atmosphere that allows for civil debate and dialogue on contemporary issues.
Students are treated with care, fairness, tolerance, and respect with decisions made relative to the needs and circumstances of all concerned. The needs of the respondent, the person(s) who report being the victim of another student’s actions, and the community at large are judged to be equally important. Students at Oak Point University may take advantage of the various resources of the College to further their development.
Please refer to the University Catalog for more information.
All students must submit proof of health insurance, satisfactory completion of Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) instruction requirements, and Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) instruction requirements.
Students are required to submit additional health documents to CastleBranch, a company that specializes in record review, document management, and other related compliance management services.
Expenses related to health records are the responsibility of the student. Failure to comply with the required health and safety documents will result in suspension from class and clinical/professional practice or residency experiences. Class and clinical/residency time missed as a result of noncompliance is considered an absence and thus jeopardizes the successful completion of a course. A late fee will also be imposed for late submissions. Distance Education students are not subject to the Illinois Health Care Worker Background Check, 225 ILCS 46/1 et seq. Distance Education students will complete required clinical site Health and Safety Requirements on a case-by-case basis as required by individual clinical sites. Distance Education students must provide proof of health insurance and satisfactory completion of Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) instruction requirements.
Health documents vary by program and can include proof of immunization for tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis (TDaP) and titers for measles (Rubeola), mumps, rubella, varicella (chicken pox), and hepatitis B, COVID-19 vaccine, and annual seasonal flu vaccines. To participate in any course with a clinical component, students must maintain current records for all health requirements, including annual tuberculosis (TB) testing, CPR certification, continuous health insurance, and other hospital requirements deemed necessary by clinical partners. Registered Nurses (RNs) must provide a copy of the unrestricted current Illinois registered professional nurse license. Failure to maintain current health records will result in immediate withdrawal from class and clinical. For further information, see the student health record requirements listed below.
A student who submits a request for exemption must understand that third-party clinical sites have independent policies on vaccination requirements and that the University must comply with those requirements. The University cannot guarantee a clinical placement to a student who receives a Covid-19 vaccine exception from the University. The inability to complete course requirements may prevent a student from progressing in their academic program and may delay graduation.
Annual Security Report (Cleary Report)
The safety and security of the Oak Point University campus and community are paramount. Our students, employees, and visitors should be able to pursue their education, work, and other activities in a safe, non-threatening environment. To educate and empower all University community members, resources and procedures are in place to prevent, deter, and respond to concerns regarding acts of violence. Safety and prevention of violence is everyone’s responsibility.
The University is required to comply with the Illinois Campus Security Act of 2008. University policies and procedures that address the evaluation and prevention of threats of violence are subject to change in accordance with this law. For more information about our Annual Security Report, please refer to the Annual Security Report (Cleary Report) page.