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Doctoral Studies Orientation FAQ

Students register for the DSO in the first term in which doctoral coursework (EDD 9200) is started.

Click on the link registration to find instructions and a registration schedule of upcoming Doctoral Studies Orientations.

Please contact a Doctoral Enrollment Counselor (1-800-986-3223, extension 21546) for assistance

The course will be available in Canvas on the start date of the term.

The DSO 8000 course will appear in Canvas under “Courses”.

To begin DSO in the Canvas platform, click on the DSO 8000 course listed in “Course List”. Next, click on the link on the left side entitled “Getting Started” to see the course topics. Review each of the course topics to gain valuable information that will help you succeed in your doctoral program.
 
In order to successfully complete and pass the DSO 8000 course, you must complete the following assignments:  

  1. Post a brief biography (background information, academic major, short term goals, long term goals, etc.). Participation in this required assignment will provide your colleagues with an opportunity to become acquainted with each other and possibly identify some common interests. 
  2. Attendance and participation in the General Orientation session delivered via GoToTraining. Students who are unable to attend the synchronous session are required to provide a summary of the session recording and power point presentation found in the Modules section. The summary is to be emailed to the session presenter.
  3. Attendance and participation in a Departmental Orientation session delivered via GoToTraining. You will be notified of the date and time of the session by your respective department chair. Students who are unable to attend the synchronous session are required to provide a summary of the session recording and power point presentation found in the Modules section. The summary is to be emailed to the session presenter.
  4. Participation and completion of the Final Quiz. You must earn a score of 75% to pass the Final Quiz.

If you have any technical difficulty navigating through the orientation, please contact the NSU help desk: 954-678-4357 or email: help@nova.edu.

It is highly recommended that you stay in close contact with your assigned Doctoral Enrollment Counselor. He/she will answer any questions regarding the DSO registration process, program status, and/or any degree requirements.

After all of the required assignments have been completed, your DSO 8000 instructor will enter a "P" (Pass) in Webstar by the end of the semester.

The final grade (P) will be officially posted at the end of the term.

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