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Important Reminders for Current Dual Admission Students

a) All new dual admission students entering in the Fall semester will be invited to a required program-specific information session, which will usually take place in October or November. These sessions will cover critical dual admission requirements specific to your program, and will give you the opportunity to meet representatives from the professional/graduate schools you will eventually transition to. You will also find out about some of the valuable university resources available that our dual admission students are strongly encouraged to take advantage of.

b) All dual admission students should be aware of the minimum GPAs required to remain in good standing in their specific dual admission programs. You can find these requirements in your original agreements, or you can go to the main dual admission program page at http://www.nova.edu/undergraduate/academics/dual-admission/index.html. Please note that programs may update their GPA requirements periodically, but you will continue to be responsible for the GPA requirements stated in your agreement. However, you would be subject to any changes in the determination of student status. For students in dual admission programs in any of the health professions or law, please be reminded that the calculation of cumulative and science GPA for the purpose of dual admission program eligibility will not reflect the “grade forgiveness/repeated courses” policy, all grades for retaken courses will be included.

c) In addition to minimum GPA requirements, most dual admission programs have specific pre-requisite requirements, which must be completed as part of the undergraduate degree prior to transitioning to the graduate/professional program. You can find these requirements in your original agreements, and your academic advisor has access to any updates. Dual admission students should carefully review their academic plans and GPA progression on a regular basis, in collaboration with their academic advisors. For additional information about advising resources, please visit http://www.nova.edu/ugadvising/index.html.

d) All dual admission students should be aware if their graduate/professional program requires an exam and what the minimum required score or range is. This information can be found on your student agreement or on the dual admission program page at  http://www.nova.edu/undergraduate/academics/dual-admission/index.html. These may change from year to year, or they may be updated to reflect new scoring metrics, and students are subject to these changes. You should be attentive to related updates provided by the dual admission office.

e) The Tutoring and Testing Center offers a comprehensive system of support for professional test preparation aimed at enhancing the student testing experience. This program includes individual study planning sessions, by-appointment mock exams, and access to prep material through a lending library. For more information on test preparation resources, please visit: http://www.nova.edu/tutoring-testing/study-resources/test-preparation.html. 

f) All dual admission students getting ready to transition to their graduate/professional programs are required to complete the entire graduate/professional application process and successfully complete all exam requirements no later than August 31st of the academic year preceding entrance into the graduate/professional program. These students will be invited to attend a required program-specific transition session during the fall semester the year prior the application cycle. Example: For students who are transitioning in summer/fall 2019, transition session in Fall 2017, entire application process and exams must be completed by August 31, 2018.

g) Requests for a change of dual admission program or transition year will be considered under special circumstances. These may be submitted, by email, to the Assistant Dean of the College of Undergraduate Studies, Dr. Saul Sztam, at saul.sztam@nova.edu, between January 1st to January 15th (after fall semester) or May 1st to May 15th (after winter semester) each year, no earlier than 24 credits have been earned at NSU, and no later than the January deadline one full year and a half prior to the original expected transition date to the graduate/professional program, or requested transition date, whichever is earlier. For example, students who are scheduled to transition in 2019, or request to switch to 2019, must submit their requests no later than January 15, 2018. 

Students should discuss these plans and possible implications with their academic advisors, and verify any potential financial aid impact, prior to submitting these requests.  Students must be in good academic standing in their current and desired dual admission programs in order to be considered for a program change.  Students who are approved for a program change are subject to the requirements in place in their new program at the time of the change. 

h) Dual admission students are expected to maintain full-time attendance as undergraduate students every fall and winter semester, and transition on time as outlined in their student agreements. Any exceptions must be requested in advance following the deadlines mentioned in the previous bullet.

i) All dual admission students should be very attentive to email updates from the dual admission office. These updates may be specific to your status in the program, or general updates or announcement regarding dual admission requirements. You are required to attend information and support sessions/events related to dual admission. Among the many benefits of the Dual Admission Program is the $200 Dual Admission Scholarship. As long as you are an undergraduate student in the Dual Admission Program, you maintain the required GPAs for your program, and you attend the Dual Admission events, this scholarship will be renewed. 

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