Welcome to the Shark Family!

Congratulations on your admission to Nova Southeastern University! Among a record number of highly qualified applicants, you stood out.

Each year we welcome the best group of new Sharks, and this year it includes you! We are excited to welcome you to the Shark Family.


Carefully review the next steps below to make it official and become an NSU Shark. Please work closely with your admissions counselor along the way. They are your go-to resource for any questions you may have.

If you’ve been admitted to the entry-level nursing program, visit the accepted nursing students page.

Now That You’re Admitted to NSU ... What’s Next?

Steps you can take before submitting your enrollment deposit.

There are a few important steps toward becoming a Shark you can take right now, even if you’re not quite ready to deposit yet. Whether it’s establishing your NSU Online Identity or submitting financial aid documentation, taking care of these steps early on can make for a smoother transition into college life.

Step 1:  Establish Your NSU Online Identity

Obtain an NSU email account and SharkLink login information.

As an admitted NSU student, you now have an NSU Online Identity. That includes:

  • Your SharkLink login
  • Your NSU email account

SharkLink is NSU’s online portal. With a single username and password, you can easily access your NSU email, calendars, online groups, course registration, financial aid and much more.

Retrieve Your Sharklink ID

When Should You Sign Up for SharkLink?

Your NSU email within your SharkLink account is the university's main line of email communication regarding information about your financial aid package, campus housing and more.

It is imperative you create your SharkLink account as soon as possible.


Take a Virtual Tour of NSU

Financial Aid Forms

Visit our Financial Aid Documents page to find all necessary forms including the Release of Information form

Note that Florida residents will need to submit the NSU State Aid Application to be considered for Florida State aid. 

Payment Plans

NSU offers a payment plan to help you manage your semester tuition costs through monthly payments. The summer before classes begin, you can apply for a payment plan. Please note that payment plans are not available for F-1 international students.

Step 2: Submit Your Financial Aid Documentation

Financial Aid is an important part of the admissions process. Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and submit it online as soon as possible to be considered for the maximum amount of financial aid.

To submit the FAFSA directly to NSU, use our school code, 001509.

Complete Your FAFSA

For more information about the financial aid process, visit NSU’s Office of Student Financial Assistance. Your admissions counselor can also connect you with financial aid staff and resources to help build a financial aid package that works for you and your family.

Office of Student Financial Assistance

Scholarship FAQ's

Scholarship FAQ - Transfer Students

Scholarship FAQ - Freshman Students

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Make It Official!

Submit your deposit and confirm your enrollment.

The first step to becoming an NSU Shark is confirming your enrollment and paying the nonrefundable enrollment deposit (if applicable). Please choose your student type below and follow the next steps.

Freshman and Transfer Students

New freshman and transfer students coming to the Fort Lauderdale/Davie Campus.

Fort Lauderdale/Davie Campus students must submit a $200 (USD) nonrefundable enrollment deposit.

Submit Your Enrollment Deposit

Ask a student. 

If you want to know what it’s really like to be a student at NSU Florida, asking a current Shark is a fantastic way to learn more. Our undergraduate admissions ambassadors are excited to share their Shark experiences with you - ask away!

Fall Deposit Deadlines

Early Decision Students

Submit your deposit no later than January 15, 2024.

Early Action and Regular Decision Students

Submit your deposit as soon as you are ready, but no later than May 1, 2024.

Winter Deposit Deadline

Submit your deposit no later than December 18, 2023.


Adult Nontraditional Online and Off-Campus Students

Students planning on attending the adult nontraditional programs either online or off campus (non-HPD related majors) need to inform their admissions counselor of their intent to enroll. No enrollment deposit is necessary at this time.

Health Profession–Related Undergraduate Programs

College of Health Care Sciences

College of Nursing

Cardiovascular Sonography

The Bachelor of Health Sciences in Cardiovascular Sonography program requires multiple enrollment fees.

Learn More and Pay Online

Entry-Level Nursing Program

The entry-level nursing program requires a $200 nonrefundable enrollment fee.

Pay Online

Medical Sonography

The Bachelor of Health Sciences in Medical Sonography program requires multiple enrollment fees.

Learn More and Pay Online

R.N. to B.S.N. & R.N. to M.S.N.

The R.N. to B.S.N. and M.S.N. programs require a $200 nonrefundable enrollment deposit.

Pay Online

Respiratory Therapy

The Bachelor of Science in Respiratory Therapy program requires a $200 nonrefundable enrollment deposit.

Pay Online

Important Dates for Admitted Fall Students

May 1, 2024

Deposit Deadline
Fall 2024 Semester

May 1, 2024

Housing Contracts Due
to Participate in Fall
2024 Self-Selection

Aug. 15, 2024

Deadline to Finalize
Your Student Account

Sept. 1, 2024

NSU Student Medical
Insurance Waiver Due*

*You will automatically be enrolled in the NSU Student Medical Insurance Plan unless you submit a waiver by Sept. 1. Read more about your options and find the online waiver here.

What to Do after You Enroll

After you submit your deposit, start planning for your arrival.

You’ve been admitted, you’ve confirmed your enrollment and submitted your deposit. Now you’re ready to start the transition to Nova Southeastern University as the newest member of our school of Sharks! We’ll walk you through the steps you can take now that you’re officially enrolled.


Step 3: Apply for Housing

Living on campus is part of the full college experience. The members of the Office of Residential Life and Housing team are dedicated to enhancing your educational experience by providing and facilitating an enjoyable on-campus living experience. Besides being within walking distance to all of your classes, living on campus provides students access to a variety of academic, cultural, social and recreational programs.

As an admitted student, to submit a housing contract, you must first submit your enrollment deposit. Visit the campus housing website for more information and to complete the housing contract.

Disclaimer Notice: Housing is based on availability and not guaranteed for students who are admitted past May 1. 

Campus Housing

Housing Process and Application

Review the housing application process. Housing applications for new students open in the Spring. In order to apply for housing, you must first submit your enrollment deposit. 

Fall 2024 Move-In Dates 

Move-in for Razors Edge Scholars, Fischler Academy, Presidential Scholars, HBIA, and ROTC students will be August 8, 2024. Move-in for all other incoming Freshmen will be August 12-13, 2024.

Suggested Packing List

If you’re not sure where to start with your packing list, here are our recommendations, a list of stores near campus and floor plan dimension details. Not everything in the packing list is necessary, but these will help you get comfortable in your new home away from home!

Review the Packing List

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Step 4: Register for Classes

New student registration for Fall 2024 will open on Monday, April 8, 2024.  You will be notified by email in the spring when to begin the New Student Registration process.

New Student Registration

Registration will open for Fall 2024 freshman and transfer students who have submitted their enrollment deposit in the Spring. The Center of Academic and Professional Success office will be your go-to resource for any questions regarding registration, curriculum requirements, or graduation progress.

To get started, please carefully review and follow the instructions below. These steps are required to enroll.

Complete the online New Student Information Session on Canvas.  All new students must complete the online session. The New Student Information Session is a self-paced, online course designed to help you prepare to register for your first semester courses. It will take approximately two hours to complete. You will access the New Student Information Session in Canvas, an online portal found inside your SharkLink.  

  • To access: Activate and log in to your SharkLink account - you will need your NSU ID. Once logged in to SharkLink, select "Applications" in the left hand navigation menu, then select the "Canvas" application icon Inside Canvas, select "Courses" in the left hand navigation, and the New Student Information Session should appear as one of your available courses - if you do not see the course, please contact the CAPS office at (954) 262-7990

Schedule a Group Registration Session.  After completing the New Student Information Session and passing the mandatory quiz in Canvas (the quiz is found in the last module of the session) you must register for an interactive Group Registration Session with a CAPS Advisor. Please be sure to have access to a computer in a quiet location to facilitate course registration successfully.  At the end of the group advising session, you will be registered for your first semester as an NSU Shark!

Please note: Placement in some of your first-semester courses will be determined by your SAT/ACT scores or previous academic credentials. Please have any scores or transcripts handy during the Group Registration Session, as this will help determine the courses you will need. You may speak with a CAPS Advisor about taking challenge exams for certain subjects. In addition to helping you select your first semester courses, the CAPS Advisor will review with you any transfer credits, necessary admission documentation, testing information, and Experiential Education and Learning (ExEL) requirements.

Step 5: Submit Official Test Scores

If you were admitted to NSU using self-reported test scores or test scores submitted by your high school counselor on your transcripts, request your official SAT, CLT, or ACT scores to be submitted to NSU directly from the testing agency.

SAT School Code: 5514

ACT School Code: 6706

If you took Advanced Placement or International Baccalaureate courses, or Cambridge International Examinations, and took corresponding exams, please submit official test scores directly from the testing agency.

Submit Official Transcripts

As soon as your final, official transcripts, showing all courses complete and (if applicable) date of graduation, are available, have them mailed to:

Nova Southeastern University
Office of Undergraduate Admissions
3300 S. University Drive,

Fort Lauderdale, FL, 33328-2004

If you took any dual enrollment courses, request final, official transcript(s) directly from the institution where you received college credit.

Step 6: Attend New Student Orientation

Step 7: ESS Clearance  Finalize Your Student Account

Whether you're studying remotely or arriving to campus, you will need to finalize your student account with the Office of the University Bursar before the start of class. Students who will be living on campus will need to have their accounts settled before they can check in on move-in day.

Finalize Your Student Account

Step 8: Understand Your Student Health Insurance Options

You will automatically be enrolled in the NSU Student Medical Insurance Plan unless you submit a waiver by September 1. Read more about your options and find the online waiver at nova.edu/bursar/health-insurance. Contact the Student Health Insurance Department at (954) 262-4060 for questions about NSU health insurance.

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Funding Your Education

Learn about scholarship and
financial aid opportunities at NSU.

Payment Plans

NSU offers monthly payment
plans to help manage tuition costs.*
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Parent Corner

Review helpful financial aid
resources for parents and families.

*Not available for F-1 international students.

The Undergraduate Admissions office is located next to the Welcome Center on the first floor of the William and Norma Horvitz Administration Building, on NSU's Ft. Lauderdale-Davie campus in Davie, Florida. Click here for a map.

Phone: (954) 262-8000 or Toll-Free: 800-338-4723

Fax: (954) 262-3811

If you would like to schedule a visit for your group, please email admissions@nova.edu.

Hours of Operation

Monday – Thursday
8:30 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Select Saturdays
8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.