If you have earned college credits at an accredited college or university after graduating high school, Nova Southeastern University considers you a transfer applicant. Students who are dual enrolled in college and high school concurrently are considered freshman applicants.

You’ll find all the steps you need to take to successfully apply to transfer to NSU below, along with information about the transfer credit process. Note that a maximum of 90 credit hours from accredited institutions can be counted toward a degree.

If you run into any questions, a dedicated transfer admissions counselor is available to help guide you through the admissions process.

Application Deadlines

Fall Entry

Transfer Admissions
August 1

Winter Entry

Transfer Admissions
November 1

Summer Entry

Transfer Admissions
April 1

Specialty Applications

Health Care Sciences

If you're interested in pursuing the following health care science degrees, visit the admissions links below for additional requirements.


If you’re interested in pursuing a nursing degree, visit the nursing admissions page for additional requirements.

Admissions Process

Follow this step-by-step guide to apply to NSU.

Applying to Nova Southeastern University is quick and easy with our Shark Select Application. 

Please note that a nonrefundable $50 fee is required for either application.

There is also a supplemental application and interview requirement if you’re interested in a Dual Admission program. Not all programs accept transfer students, so be sure to read the program details carefully before applying.

Questions? Browse FAQ's

Submit Application for Admission

Transfer applicants may apply using our streamlined NSU Shark Select Transfer Application.

Submit Academic Information

To expedite your admissions decision, submit unofficial transcripts from all previously attended institutions to your admissions counselor. A preliminary review of your application can be made with unofficial transcripts. Official transcripts will be needed upon enrollment at NSU. Transcripts are also required to receive a Transfer Evaluation Report.

To submit official transcripts:

Request that official transcripts from all current and previous schools and/or institutions be sent directly to NSU. For applicants with fewer than 24 college credits, please send official high school transcripts. It is also possible that official test scores may be requested of those with fewer than 24 college credits. Official documents can be mailed to:

Enrollment Processing Services
Nova Southeastern University
P.O. Box 299000
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33329

For more information on transfer credits, please visit Transfer Evaluation Services for Undergraduate Students.

Submit Test Scores

Undergraduate applicants for the 2024-25 admission cycle may choose to have their application reviewed for admission with or without the submission of SAT, ACT, or CLT scores.

Test-Optional FAQ's

Applicants who choose to have their application reviewed with test scores can self-report SAT, ACT, and/or CLT score(s) on the application for admission. Upon enrollment to NSU, official test scores must be submitted directly from the testing agency using the following information:

SAT Code: 5514

ACT Code: 6706

NSU superscores both the SAT and ACT, so if you take the exam more than once, you must submit all of your test scores to ensure we have your best and highest composite scores on record. NSU currently considers only the critical reading and math scores for the SAT. For the ACT, NSU does not utilize the optional writing section.

Submit Transfer Report

Complete and mail, email or fax the Transfer Report to complete your file for admission. This form must be completed by a college official who has access to your disciplinary record at your current or most recently attended college. Please follow the instructions carefully to ensure the form is completed accurately and in its entirety.

Admitted Transfer Class Profile


Average College GPA


Number of Applicants


Number Enrolled
Fall Semester

Transfer Credit Process

Learn more about NSU's policies on transfer credit, examinations, prior experience and the process for requesting transfer credit at the Office of Transfer Evaluation Services (TES) website.

You may also use the Transfer Credit System or Transfer Equivalency tools to find out how your credits may transfer into NSU.


Visit Transfer Evaluation Services

Transfer Credit System

Non-Degree Seekers

All non-degree-seeking applicants should submit the following to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions:

  1. An application for admission
  2. Official transcripts (from most recently attended college or university)
  3. The NSU Transfer Form


Students interested in any Abraham S. Fischler College of Education Certificate Programs (Child Development Associate Credential or Florida Director Credential) should follow the certificate application instructions here.

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

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.