118 Dr. Kiran C. Patel College of Osteopathic Medicine—Nutrition Program International Applicants International studentswhowish to be considered for admissions must submit official course-by-course evaluations of all foreign transcripts. (Agencies that can complete this evaluation can be found at nova.edu/internationalaffairs/students/prospective /credentialservices. ) Applicants whose native language is not English are required to demonstrate English proficiency. The standardized tests listed below currently satisfy the university’s English requirement for nonnative English speakers. • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL): score of 213 on the computer-based test or 79–80 on the Internet- based test • International English Language Testing System (IELTS): score of 6.0 on the test module • Pearson Test of English—Academic: score of 54 • GMAT: score of 450 • GRE: score of 1000 (old format) or score of 306 (new format) • Scholastic Assessment Test (SAT): score of at least 500 in the reading section • American College Test (ACT): score of at least 20 on the verbal section • Duolingo English Proficiency: score of at least 100 Test results must be sent directly from the testing agency to the center you applied to. Proof of English language competency can also be in the form of successful completion of a degree at an approved U.S. institution of higher education. Tuition and Fees Tuition for 2020–2021 will be posted on our website ( osteopathic.nova.edu/ms-nutrition) . A Health Professions Division General Access Fee of $145 is required each year. There is a registration fee applied each term a student enrolls in courses. HPD students are required to maintain health insurance. Fees are applied, unless waived by the student, who has obtained coverage elsewhere. An NSU Student Services Fee of $250 (less than 4 credits) or $500 (4 credits or more) per semester, not to exceed $1,500 annually is also required. A commencement fee of $100 is charged at the time of graduation. All tuition and fees are subject to change by the board of trustees without notice. Transfer of Credits Applicants or enrollees of the Master of Science in Nutrition program may petition for a transfer of a maximum of 6 credit hours toward their degree from a regionally accredited institution for degree-seeking students. To be considered for transfer of credit, courses must have been completed less than three years prior to the beginning of the student’s first semester in the program and can’t apply to the degree conferral of any other academic program. All courses to be transferredmust be substantially equivalent to courses offered in the program, as determined by the program director and appropriate faculty members. All courses considered for transfer into the program must have been successfully completed with a grade of B (80 percent) or better. Transfer course grades are not calculated toward the student’s grade point average. An accepted applicant to the programwho wishes to receive transfer credit must submit a written request and the appropriate verification documents (e.g., official transcripts, syllabi, and catalogs) to the program director. Graduation Requirements To be eligible for the Master of Science in Nutrition degree, students must fulfill the following requirements: • satisfactorily complete, with a grade point average of B (3.0) or higher, within seven years of matriculation, the course of study required for the Master of Science in Nutrition degree (minimum of 30 credit hours of courses and any required additional courses, if applicable) or graduate certificates (minimum of 15 credit hours of courses and any required additional courses, if applicable, dependent on the specific certificate granted) • satisfactori ly meet al l university f inancial and library obligations Upon satisfactory completion of degree requirements, the student is expected to attend the rehearsal and spring commencement program, at which time the degree is conferred. Students in the program are required to visit the NSU campus twice during their course of study, once at the beginning of the program and once at the end to present their research/special project and to participate in graduation.