NSU HPD Catalog 2021-2022

Dr. Pallavi Patel College of Health Care Sciences—Department of Physician Assistant 439 Tablets and smartphones, while very useful, may not be sufficient for all program uses. 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 Questions regarding completion of the online application may be directed to CASPA’s email address, caspainfo@caspaonline .org, or by telephone at (617) 612-2080 or (617) 926-3571. The CASPA application may be submitted as early as April 15, the year prior to the admission cycle. The CASPA application deadline is December 1 to be considered for admission in May /June of the following year. 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 to CASPA. 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 submitted without 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 Myers program is 0951. 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 to the applicant online. Your completed supplemental application must be received no later than January 15 in order to be considered for admission for the May/June entering class. Once we receive your GRE scores; copies of all professional certifications, registrations, licenses, or relevant credentialing materials; supplemental application; and $50 fee, your file will be reviewed. Completed applications are reviewed on a “rolling” or periodic basis. The applicant will not be considered for a possible interview until the application fromCASPA, the supplemental application (signed and dated), the nonrefundable, $50 supplemental application fee, and the Graduate Record Evaluation (GRE) test scores are received by the Nova Southeastern University Physician Assistant Office of Admissions. Personal Interviews Once your application is complete, the Committee on Admissions (COA) 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 campus in Fort Myers, Florida, and are by invitation only. Interviews will be held from September through February. An invitation to interview is not a guarantee of admission. Notice of acceptance or action by the COAwill be on a “rolling” or periodic schedule; therefore, early completion of the application is in the best interest of the candidate. Transcripts All applicants who are acceptedmust submit official transcripts of all coursework 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/fort-myers/faq.html). All tuition and fees are subject to change by the board of trustees without notice. • 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 deducted from 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 per 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

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