10 NSU Health Professions Division evaluation service to Nova Southeastern University, Enrollment Processing Services, 3301 College Avenue, P.O. Box 299000, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33329-9905, for the appropriate college. Background Checks Certain programs at the NSU Health Professions Division require students to submit to background checks. Accepted 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, 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 a 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any way is unable to meet the requirements for completion of the program, then the student’s admission may be denied or rescinded, the student may be disciplined or dismissed, or his or her enrollment may be terminated.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. 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 voluntary withdrawal to the dean or programdirector, who will evaluate the student’s request. After completing the required documentation and obtaining the dean’s or programdirector’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. Students may not be given refunds for portions of tuition paid by financial aid funds. As appropriate, the respective financial aid programs will be credited in accordance with federal regulations. Students should notify the Office of Student Financial Assistance prior to withdrawing to determine the effect this will have on financial aid. For complete withdrawals, please refer to the Return of Title IV Funds policies located at nova.edu/financialaid/apply-for-aid/title-iv-return . Failure to comply with these requirements could jeopardize future receipt of Title IV student assistance funds at any institution of higher education the student may attend. If a student is due a refund, it will bemailed to the student’s address or deposited directly into the student’s checking account after the dean—or designee—of the respective college has approved the withdrawal and the drop request has been processed. The tuition refund policy is subject to change at the discretion of the university’s board of trustees/the NSU administration.