NSU HPD Catalog 2021-2022

448 Dr. Pallavi Patel College of Health Care Sciences—Department of Physician Assistant Prior health care experience is highly recommended and is considered for admission. Those applicants who have prior health care experience must submit verifiable information about their experience through CASPA. Application Procedures 1. Apply to CASPA The Physician Assistant Programparticipates 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 applications are available online at caspa.liaisoncas.com. Questions regarding completion of the online application may be directed to CASPA’s email address, apply@caspaonline.org, or by telephone to (617) 612-2080. The CASPA application may be submitted as early as April of the year prior tomatriculation. The CASPA application deadline is December 1 to be considered for admission in May. 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 or the application will not be considered. Two letters of recommendation/evaluation must be from health care professionals (neither of which can be a practicing relative or friend), one of which must be from a physician assistant. 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—Orlando program is 0964. 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 available online. The applicant will not be considered for a possible interview until the application from CASPA, the supplemental application, the $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 your application is strong enough to warrant an invitation for a personal interview. Interviews are conducted at Nova Southeastern University’s Orlando Campus, and are by invitation only. An invitation is not a guarantee of admission. Notice of acceptance or action by the COA will be on a “rolling” or periodic schedule; therefore, early completion of the application is in the best interest of the applicant. Current College Coursework All prerequisite coursework must be completed by the end of May in order to be considered for the June entering class. If, at the time of application, some coursework is in progress or anticipated, please identify the courses on the supplemental application. 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 (subject to change by the board of trustees without notice) will be posted on our website (healthsciences.nova.edu/pa/orlando/faq.html). 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. • Acceptance fee is $500. This fee is required to reserve the accepted applicant’s place in the entering first-year class, but is not refundable in the event of a withdrawal. It is payable within two weeks of an applicant’s acceptance. • Deposit is $500. This is due February 15, or within two weeks of an applicant’s acceptance, whichever is the latest, under the same terms as the Acceptance Fee. 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. The financial ability of applicants to complete their training at the college is important because of the limited number of positions available in each class.

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