CHCS Student Handbook 2018-2019

142 Dr. Pallavi Patel College of Health Care Sciences—Department of Health Science 2018–2019 Transfer students must provide final official transcripts from all of their previous colleges; their previous academic work will then be evaluated. The B.H.Sc. program will transfer a maximum of 90 eligible semester credits (grades of C or better, GPA of 2.0 on a 4.0 grading scale), including credit for CLEP, proficiency exams, and prior experiential learning, toward a degree. To be eligible to graduate with the B.H.Sc. degree, a student must have completed the required general education coursework in addition to the B.H.Sc. curriculum, with a resulting minimum total of 120 semester hours with a 2.0 cumulative grade point average and a 2.25 grade point average in the B.H.Sc. major. If the general education requirement is not met at the time of admission to the program, it can be obtained concurrently while enrolled in the B.H.Sc. program. A student can obtain and transfer these courses through NSU’s undergraduate admissions or another regionally accredited college or university. Prior to matriculation, all applicants must have completed a minimum of three semesters hours (or the equivalent) of a college level written composition course from a regionally accredited college or university with a minimum grade of a C (GPA of 2.0 on a 4.0 grading scale). Students must complete a minimum of 25 percent (30 semester hours) of their coursework within the B.H.Sc. program major. Students with credits, health care or academic experiences, certificates, diplomas or degrees from nationally accredited colleges, military training, or other educational training/experiences should refer to the section below titled Assessment of Prior Experiences for Academic Credit in order to apply to convert these prior experiences in to academic credit. Assessment of Prior Experiences for Academic Credit Students matriculated in the B.H.Sc. program may petition for transfer of credits to the program. Up to, and not exceeding, 90 credit hours may be considered for transfer from a regionally accredited or recognized allied health or related program. Students with either a diploma or certificate of completion in a field of health care may apply for credit based on prior experience by submitting a student prepared learning portfolio requesting Assessment of Prior Experiences for Academic Credit. Nova Southeastern University has established four different mechanisms for students to convert their prior experiences into academic credit. Students must initiate all requests for experiential learning credit before they complete 24 credits at NSU. Credits will be transcribed after 12 credits are successfully earned at NSU. For additional information, contact the B.H.Sc. Program or the Office of Transfer Evaluation Services at (954) 262-8414 or 800-356-0026, ext. 28414, or via email at 1. CLEP/DANTES/ACT-PEP/Computer Test-Out Students can demonstrate their knowledge in a variety of areas by taking objective tests. The coordinator of experiential learning can provide further information about these tests as can the testing office in Academic Services. 2. Nationally Accredited School Portfolios Students who have attended nationally accredited institutions have the opportunity to write school portfolios. The coordinator of experiential learning works with each student in reviewing the student’s nationally accredited institutional transcript to identify courses that may be applied toward his or her academic goal.