Representatives of NOVA Southeastern University held a presentation during the evening of March 12 for adults interested in continuing education, more specifically in obtaining a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration.
Dennis Dannarcher, Assistant Dean of Enrollment Services and Program Operations, opened the meeting with information on the school and on the proposed program.
The University, through the H. Wayne Huizenga School of Business and Entrepreneurship, is offering off-campus classes for Abaco providing enough students register. Assuming that the needed twenty to twenty five people enroll in the program, the classes will start at the beginning of October 2013 with classes on Friday evening and Saturday.
To entice prospective students, the University is offering a special 20% discount for this particular business course, bringing the credit hour to $495.00 instead of $675.00. One hundred and twenty hours are required to finish the program that will last just under three years. Professors will travel to Abaco each week to lecture
Close to thirty people attended the presentation that was co-ordinated locally by Samantha Evans, Chairperson, Abaco Cohort and by Juliett Reid, Bahamas Site Director for Nassau, where the program is already active.
As they entered the St John Anglican Church Parish Hall where the meeting was taking place, each attendee was given a brochure on the program and a registration form to be completed to enroll in the course.
Monica Moya, Admissions Manager/ Coporate Relations for the H. Wayne Huizenga School of Business and Entrepreneurship in Fort Lauderdale, explained the requirements needed to register and went through the details of enrollment including costs independent of tuition, such as a registration fee of $25.00, an application fee of $50.00 which subsequently becomes part of the tuition. There is also a $300.00 due for students’ services.
She mentioned that all the previous schools’ transcripts will have to be forwarded for evaluation to Josef Silny and Associates Inc. who will then forward them to NOVA. Josef Silny will charge $140.00 for handling the transcripts plus $40.00 for evaluation.
She said that April 8 was the deadline for the transcripts to be received by Josef Silny and Associates Inc. and May 24 was the deadline for the transcripts to be received by the school, adding that the level of interest for Abaco had to be known as soon as possible if classes were to begin in Fall.
According to Ms. Evans, already thirteen people were registered before the meeting and others have expressed interest; so she is confident that the required number of students will be reached.
Each person present received a complimentary flash drive disguised as a Dolphin Key chain, containing the information presented during the evening.
Before they left the premises, people were offered pizza and soft drinks.