10 NSU Health Professions Division Programs using centralized application services should contact the specific application service to check which evaluation services are acceptable in order for their application to be processed. Background Checks The NSU Health Professions Division may require students within its HPD programs to submit to a Level 1 and/or Level 2 background check, as defined in Chapter 435, Florida Statutes, prior to admission into an HPD program or at any time during the term of enrollment. Each HPD college or program also may establish college or program-specific requirements for background screening of students or applicants. Applicants and students in such programs are required to authorize the NSU Health Professions Division to obtain background check(s) as per the policy adopted on March 2011. If the background check(s) reveal information of concern, which the NSU Health Professions Division may deem unfavorable, HPD will request that the individual provide a detailed written explanation of the information contained in this report, along with appropriate documentation (e.g., police reports). Students may also be required to authorize clinical training facilities that they are assigned to by the Health Professions Division to obtain a background check with the results reported to the clinical training facility. Students with questions concerning the background checks should contact their respective college and/or academic program for more information. For programs that require students to submit background checks as a condition for admission, offers of admission will not be considered final until the completion of the background check(s), with results deemed favorable by the NSU Health Professions Division and, where appropriate, by the clinical training facilities. If information received in connection with any background check indicates that the student has provided false or misleading statements, has omitted required information, or in any way is unable to meet the requirements for completion of the program, then the student’s admission may be denied or rescinded, the student may be disciplined or dismissed, or his or her enrollment may be terminated. Acceptance to an NSU Health Professions Division programdoes not guarantee that a student with information of concern will be accepted by clinical training facilities to which they may be assigned. Students enrolled in NSU’s Health Professions Division have a continuing duty to disclose any arrest, conviction, guilty or no contest plea, or participation in a pretrial diversion program or its equivalent for any criminal offense. Students are required to notify their dean’s office within 10 days of any arrest or subsequent conviction, guilty or no contest plea, or participation in a pretrial diversion program or its equivalent for any criminal offense. While enrolled at NSU, students have a continuing duty to disclose all of the above, along with any arrests or pending criminal charges, within 10 days of any arrest or charges filed. Students, other than those enrolled in programs within the Health Professions Division, must notify the assistant dean for Student Affairs or designee of any arrests or pending criminal charges. A failure to timely disclose any arrests or pending criminal charges may result in disciplinary action, up to and including dismissal from NSU. UrineDrug Screening HPD students may be required to submit to urine drug screen testing. Students who test positive for illegal or illicit drugs, marijuana even if prescribed or certified by a physician, or for a controlled substance that they do not have a prescription for, will be referred to their college’s appropriate committee. Certain colleges may have additional policies. Students are expected to check the college section of their student handbooks for those requirements. Tuition Credit Policy— Voluntary Withdrawals Students who wish to withdraw from the program or course, if course withdrawal is permitted in the student’s college (refer to college policies), must submit a written request for voluntarywithdrawal to the dean or programdirector, whowill evaluate the student’s request. After completing the required documentation and obtaining the dean’s or program director’s approval, an eligible student may receive partial credit of the tuition, according to the following formula: • Drops during the first week of the semester in which classes begin...................75 percent • Drops after the first week of the semester in which classes begin....................No refund The withdrawal period starts in the second week of the semester and ends three weeks prior to the end of the semester. Students enrolled in programs that have a drop/ add period, will have until 11:59 p.m. the first Sunday of the semester, which is the end of the drop/add period, in order to make any changes in their schedule without incurring any financial expenses. Students who drop during the second week of classes will receive a reversal of 75 percent of their charged tuition. Students who drop after the second week of the semester will not be entitled to receive a refund. Students enrolled in bachelor’s degree programs are required to follow policy procedures for drops and withdrawals as noted at nova.edu/undergraduatestudies/academic-catalog.html in the undergraduate catalog.