Nova Southeastern University’s Premier Programs are designed for the next generation of leaders and change agents. They offer opportunities to dive deep into your field and gain hands-on experience that gives you an edge. Whatever you're passionate about, these exclusive opportunities provide open waters for exploring your interests and reaching your goals.

Most of these prestigious programs include generous scholarships and many other benefits. They also require a supplemental application plus an interview during Shark Preview Weekend. This year’s events will be completely live and virtual. Read on for more details.

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Premier Program Scholarships

Be the Big Fish in the Big Pond

Premier Programs

Dual Admission

Reserve your seat in one of NSU’s graduate or professional schools while you earn your bachelor’s degree. If you’re laser-focused on your future, a Dual Admission program gives you a head start.

Huizenga Business Innovation Academy

Graduate from this program and NSU will invest $20,000 in your start-up. You’ll earn a bachelor’s degree and an M.B.A. in four years as you sharpen your skills through an internship, develop a business plan and operate a student-run business.

Razor's Edge Scholars

Razor's Edge Scholars offers unique, hands-on experiences inside and beyond the classroom through innovative cocurricular projects and opportunities. These four-year residential programs are a perfect complement to any career path, including health professions, technology, business, education and beyond.

The Fischler Academy of Education

Get a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree in four years, benefit from a free international travel experience and earn a guaranteed job offer from one of Florida’s top school districts.

Presidential Scholars

The top incoming freshmen admitted to NSU will be invited to campus to interview for this scholarship program. Accepted students can receive an award for full tuition.

Shark Preview Weekend

Try life as an NSU Shark.

Shark Preview Weekend will be virtual this year.

Shark Preview Weekend is a chance for admitted students to get to know NSU—and for us to get to know you. Premier Program applicants and their families are invited to stay for the weekend and experience what it’s like to live on campus.

During this exclusive event, you’ll meet with professors, attend campus events with student leaders and get to know other admitted students from all over the world. You’ll get a head start on learning your way around campus and building connections with other talented students who share your drive and passion.

Is Shark Preview fun?

By the end of the weekend, most visiting students don’t want to leave. This is more than a college visit—it’s an experience.

Interviews for Premier Programs also happen during Shark Preview Weekend. Curious about what to expect? You can visit the Shark Preview page for tips and information about what a typical interview covers.

More Shark Preview Information


Take a Virtual Tour

Ready for the Next Step?

Here’s how to apply.

After you’ve decided which Premier Programs interest you, applying is as easy as 1-2-3.

You can apply for just about any combination of the following Premier Programs:

• Dual Admission
• The Fischler Academy of Education
• Huizenga Business Innovation Academy
• Razor’s Edge Scholars

You may apply to any two Razor’s Edge Scholars Programs. Options include Global, Leadership, Research, Shark Cage, Shark Talent and Shark Teach.

You may apply for and be admitted into only one Dual Admission program for your first semester. Each program is unique and has its own eligibility requirements.

Apply for Undergraduate Admission

You can use the Shark Select Application to apply to Nova Southeastern University.

Submit a Supplemental Application

Complete the supplemental Premier Program Application. The Fall 2021 application is closed. The Fall 2022 application will open August 1, 2021.

Interview During Shark Preview

If you’re admitted to NSU and submit the supplemental application, you will be invited via email to choose which Shark Preview Weekend works for your schedule.

Get Personalized Support

Find resources you can use now.

One thing you’ll learn about NSU is that we take your success seriously. Our dedicated advisers help students like you meet their goals.

You don’t even have to be enrolled to connect with your first NSU adviser: your admissions counselor. They can answer any questions you have and get you started on the application process when you’re ready.

Connect with a Counselor

Here at NSU, you are not a number. You become part of the Shark family. You’ll build genuine relationships that give you an edge in today’s competitive world.