Dr. Kiran C. Patel College of Osteopathic Medicine—Couple and Family Therapy Programs 149 deemed necessary by the dean of the Dr. Kiran C. Patel College of Osteopathic Medicine. The college reserves the right to require the student’s withdrawal at any time the college deems it necessary to safeguard its standards of scholarship, conduct, and compliance with the regulations, or for such other reason as deemed appropriate. Students, by the act of matriculation, concede the college this right. Computer Requirements It is highly recommended that students have access to a desktop or laptop consistent with the following: • a recent generation of Microsoft Windows or Apple OS • a version of Microsoft Office software that includes Word and PowerPoint • headphones, a microphone, a camera, and access to online platforms (such as Zoom and Canvas) • Internet broadband access • surge protection and appropriate back-up options (recommended) Tablets and smartphones, while very useful, may not be sufficient for all program uses. Tuition and Fees Tuition for the couple and family therapy degree programs for 2021–2022 will be posted on our website at osteopathic. nova.edu/masters/tuition.html (for master’s degrees) and osteopathic.nova.edu/doctoral/tuition.html (for doctoral degrees). An Osteopathic General Access Fee of $145 and an NSU Student Services Fee of $1,500 are both required annually. A registration fee of $30 is required each semester. Tuition for the Graduate Certificate Programs for 2021–2022 will be posted on our website at osteopathic.nova.edu /masters/tuition.html. An NSU Student Services Fee of $1,500 is required annually and a registration fee of $30 is required each semester. All tuition and fees are subject to change by NSU’s Board of Trustees without notice. Expenses and Financial Aid NSU’s Office of Student Financial Assistance is here to help as many qualified students as possible to complete their educational pursuit. Various loans, scholarships, and grants are available to qualified students to help ease the high cost of education. These financial assistance programs are described on our website (nova.edu/financialaid). Transfer of Credits Credit hours may be accepted for transfer into the Ph.D., D.M.F.T., and M.S. programs. These must be graduate courses taken at regionally accredited colleges or universities. All courses to be transferred must be substantially equivalent to courses taught in the program to which the student is applying. Each applicant’s submissions will be reviewed on an individual basis. Transfer credits need to be submitted upon admission to a program and prior to the development of degree plans. Requests for transfer of credit must be completed before the end of the student’s first term. Requests for transfer of credit received after the completion of the student’s first term will not be accepted. To be considered for transfer of credit, students must submit an Application for Transfer of Credit, available online, for the program to which they are applying. The application must be supported with a catalog course description and the syllabus that documents the content of each course. No more than two courses may be used to establish equivalence with a single NSU course. Approved transfer credit from a single course completed at a prior institutionmay be applied to only one NSU course; transfer credit from a single course may not be applied across multiple NSU courses. To be considered for transfer of credit, courses must have been completed less than seven years prior to the beginning of the student’s first term. Also, course grades for any transfer of credit request must be a B or higher. Courses approved for transfer of credit are recorded on the student’s NSU transcript. Coursework submitted froma foreign institutionwill be evaluated for equivalency in accordance with accreditation standards. Maximum Number of Transfer Credits Accepted, by Program • Doctor of Philosophy in Couple and Family Therapy: up to 12 • Doctor of Marriage and Family Therapy: up to 12 • Master of Science in Couple and Family Therapy: 9 Graduation Requirements Doctoral and Master’s Degree Programs Current graduation requirements for the doctoral and Master of Science in Couple and Family Therapy programs can be found in the Dr. Kiran C. Patel College of Osteopathic Medicine Student Handbook at https://osteopathic.nova.edu/publications /forms/kpcom_student_handbook_2022.pdf.