In compliance with the provisions of the United States Federal Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA) of 2008, Public Law 110-315, concerning the verification of student identity in distance education, Huntington University of Health Sciences has established processes to verify that a student registered in a distance education course or program is the same student who participates in and completes the program and receives the academic credit. The Student Identity Verification Policy is applicable to all Huntington University of Health Sciences (HUHS) students beginning with the application for admission and continuing through graduation, transfer, or withdrawal from the University.
Identity Verification Methods
Students enrolled in courses or programs offered through distance education are subject to one or more of the following student identity verification methods:
- Government-Issued Photo Identification
Students making entrance application to HUHS are required to submit a color image of a government issued photo identification, such as a state driver’s license, state identification card, or U.S. passport at the time of admission. HUHS reserves the right to require additional sources of identity verification as described in the Admission Requirements Policy. Students sitting for a proctored final examination are required to provide government-issued photo identification (i.e. Driver’s License, or other governmental agency issued photo identification.)
2. Secure, Individual Login and Passcode
Students are assigned a secure, individual Student Identification Number (SID) and Password upon enrollment to Huntington University of Health Sciences. These assigned identifiers are used to access Moodle, HUHSs Learning Management System (LMS), to complete coursework and HUHS Student Portal to access course grades and related information.
Remote Proctor Now, a virtual, third-party proctoring service, is required for all final examinations, pursuant to the Final Examination Proctor Policy.
4. Administrative or Academic Practices
Students are subject to identity verification, at the institution’s discretion, through use of personally identifiable information provided by the student upon application to the University.
Students must provide their assigned Student Identification Number, along with a secondary source of personally identifiable information when contacting the University. In addition, faculty may commence verification of student identity following review of student work. Changes in academic performance or writing style may be monitored and prompt a request for identity verification.