NSU HPD Catalog 2021-2022

Dr. Pallavi Patel College of Health Care Sciences—Department of Physician Assistant 429 Application Procedures 1. Apply to CASPA The Physician Assistant Program participates in the Centralized Application Service for Physician Assistants (CASPA) for the receipt and processing of all applications. CASPA takes no part in the selection of students. CASPA application packets may be obtained and submitted online at caspa.liaisoncas.com or by writing CASPA P.O. Box 9108 Watertown, MA 02471 The CASPA application deadline is December 1 in order to be considered for admission in June. 2. Send transcripts and letters of recommendation/evaluation to CASPA All official college transcripts from all undergraduate, graduate, and professional institutions attended must be sent directly from the institutions. Two letters of recommendation/evaluation must be sent to CASPA. The first letter must be from a physician assistant. The second letter must be from a health care professional involved with direct patient care. None of the letters may be from relatives or friends. Applications submittedwithout these letters will not be given consideration. 3. Report GRE scores directly to CASPA Official Graduate Record Exam (GRE) scores must be admitted directly to CASPA as part of the CASPA application. The school code number for NSU’s PA—Fort Lauderdale program is 0947. The GRE must have been taken in the last five years and must be taken early enough for official scores to be available by the supplemental application deadline of January 15. 4. Complete Supplemental Application Once the CASPA application has been received by Nova Southeastern University, a supplemental application will be made available online. Your complete supplemental application must be received no later than January 15 in order to be considered for admission for the May entering class. Once we receive your GRE scores, supplemental application, and $50 fee, your file will be reviewed. The applicant will not be considered for a possible interview until all of these requirements have been received by the EPS. 5. Competitive Interview Criteria These include higher cumulative and science GPAs, a higher GRE score, two letters of recommendation (including one from a physician or physician assistant), and health care experience. Personal Interviews Once your application is complete, the Committee on Admissions will decide whether or not your application is strong enough to warrant an invitation for a personal interview. Interviews are conducted on the Nova Southeastern University, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, campus and are by invitation only. Interviews are usually held during the months of October through February. An invitation to interview is not a guarantee of admission. Applicants will only be invited for an interview after demonstrating completion of all science prerequisites. Current College Coursework All prerequisite coursework must be completed by the end of April in order to be considered for the May entering class. If, at the time of application, coursework is in progress or anticipated, please identify these courses on the supplemental application. Transcripts All applicants who are acceptedmust submit official transcripts from all schools attended to the NSU EPS Physician Assistant Admissions Office prior to matriculation. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that arrangements are made for these transcripts to be sent. Tuition and Fees • Tuition for 2021–2022 will be posted on our website healthsciences.nova.edu/pa/fortlauderdale/faq.html. • Acceptance fee is $500. This fee is required to reserve the accepted applicant’s place in the entering first-year class. This advance payment will be credited to the tuition payment due on registration day, but is not refundable in the event of a withdrawal. It is payable within two weeks of an applicant’s acceptance. • D eposit is $500. This is due February 15, under the same terms as the acceptance fee. • A Physician Assistance General Access Fee of $145 is required each year. An NSU Student Services Fee of $1,500 is also required annually. Additionally, a registration fee of $30 is required each semester. • A clinical support charge of $800 will be assessed in each of the three semesters of clinical training. The first semester’s tuition and fees, less the $1,000 previously paid, are due on or before registration day. Tuition for each subsequent semester is due on or before the appropriate registration day. Students will not be admitted until their financial obligations have been met. Applicants should have specific plans for financing 27 months of professional education. This should include tuition, living

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