PCHCS Handbook 2023-2024

Dr. Pallavi Patel College of Health Care Sciences (PCHCS)—Department of Health Science 2023–2024 165 Academic Advising and Administrative Support Students should contact the B.H.Sc. program director for academic advising. The program director and the department coordinator will advise and assist the students during matriculation and throughout their studies in the program. Students may communicate with the director and coordinator via the online B.H.Sc. student center, phone, or email. Administrative Support: 800-356-0026, ext. 21222, ext. 21239 Academic Advising: (954) 288-9695 Textbooks Specific recommendations can and will be made by the program and individual professors. Students may purchase their books from any convenient source. Add/Drop Students can add or drop courses up until two weeks before the term is set to start. Any time after that, they would have to contact the program office to be registered/dropped. Students can use this option until the seventh day from the beginning of the term. During that time frame, no academic or financial penalties will be assessed. During the second week, they can still drop the course, but it will be a 75 percent drop. Withdrawal from a Course A student can withdraw from a course up to three weeks prior to the end of the term. Students may request withdrawal only if they are in good standing. A withdrawal from a course requires approval from the program director. A grade of W (withdrawal) will be recorded. The grade of W will be replaced by an earned grade only if the student retakes the course. Unofficial, late, or poor standing withdrawals may result in a grade of unearned F. Continuous Enrollment Although continuous enrollment is not a requirement, the program strongly recommends that students enroll in at least two courses per semester for the duration of their B.H.Sc. studies. Administrative Withdrawals Unless prior approval or a leave of absence has been granted, students who do not enroll in any classes for two consecutive semesters may be administratively withdrawn (WU) from the B.H.Sc. program. If a student is administratively withdrawn from the program, the student would be required to petition the program director in writing for reinstatement in the program. Email Since the B.H.Sc. program is an online program, students shall register for all classes online. To do so, students need an NSU email account. Once students are officially accepted into the program they should request an NSU email account online by going to the NSU Office of Innovation and Information