NSU HPD Catalog 2021-2022

488 College of Dental Medicine—Predoctoral Program as a condition of acceptance. The dean may evaluate an applicant’s qualifications and modify requirements in unusual circumstances. Inquiries should be directed to Nova Southeastern University Health Professions Division Dental Admissions 3200 South University Drive Fort Lauderdale, FL 33328-2018 (954) 262-1101 • 877-640-0218 Transfer of Credit Policy Circumstances may warrant that a student enrolled in one dental school seeks to transfer to another institution. Credits may only be transferred from a dental school accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation. The Office of the Assistant Dean of Academic Affairs will evaluate a prospective transfer student’s coursework, which must be comparable to that of Nova Southeastern University College of Dental Medicine (NSU-CDM). • Transfer students from another dental school will be required to complete, at minimum, their last two years of instruction at the college granting the dental degree (i.e., NSU-CDM). Transfer credits will be given consideration based upon the student’s academic standing, as well as documentation from the dean or dean’s designee of previous dental school(s). • Credit is only given for completed courses with a grade of 70 percent ( C) or better from the applicant’s previous dental school(s). Any dental student wishing to apply for transfer to Nova Southeastern University’s College of Dental Medicine must 1. m ake a formal application to Nova Southeastern University College of Dental Medicine 2. m eet all the predoctoral admission requirements, which include submitting official transcripts of all college work (including dental school transcripts); DAT scores; National Board scores, if taken; and three letters of evaluation, including one letter from a faculty member of the transferring dental school. (No transfer student will be accepted without an interview.) 3. be in good standing at the student’s current institution, as documented by a letter from the dean of that institution 4. s upply a written statement outlining the reasons for the request for transfer Transfer applicants can refer to the NSUwebsite for the Transfer Credit for Graduate and Professional Programs Policy. Decisions on transfers are made by the dean’s office. The decision will be based on factors which include, but are not limited to, academic record, circumstances leading to the transfer request, available space, and compliance with admissions standards. Application Procedures 1. Nova Southeastern University College of Dental Medicine uses the ADEA-Associated American Dental Schools Application Service (ADEA AADSAS). ADEA AADSAS takes no part in the selection of students. The application deadline for the ADEA AADSAS application is November 15 for the class entering in August. Applicants who have questions concerning the ADEA AADSAS application service may call (617) 612-2045, email aadsasinfo @aadsasweb.org, or visit the website at adea.org/aadsas. Materials to be submitted toADEAAADSAS include the following: • an official transcript from the registrar of each college or university in which the student was enrolled (mailed directly by the college to ADEA AADSAS) Your registrar should mail your paper transcript to ADEA AADSAS Transcript Processing Center PO Box 9110 Watertown, MA 02471 ADEA AADSAS also accepts electronic transcripts from Credentials Solutions, Parchment, and National Student Clearinghouse. • official Dental College Admission Test (DAT) scores C ontact ADA to have your official scores sent toADEAAADSAS. • an evaluation by a preprofessional health adviser or committee from the applicant’s undergraduate institution I f this evaluation cannot be provided, three individual letters of evaluation are required from undergraduate instructors, two from science instructors, and one from a liberal arts instructor. If possible, these letters should be from faculty members who know the applicant’s scholastic abilities and personal character. Otherwise, they should be from people (nonrelatives) who can provide an evaluation to the Committee on Admissions. • a letter of evaluation from a dentist (highly recommended but not required) 2. The applicant will be required to provide the following materials to the Office of Admissions by December 15: • the supplemental application (electronically submitted to the College of Dental Medicine)