APPLYING TO NOVA SOUTHEASTERN UNIVERSITY AS A TRANSFER STUDENT

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.

Deadline for 2021 Entering Class

Apr. 1, 2020
Transfer Admissions
Fall 2021 Semester

Admissions Process

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

Applying to Nova Southeastern University is quick and easy whether you choose to apply with our Shark Select Application or the Common App.

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

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

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 or the Common App.

Submit Academic Information

To expedite your admissions decision, submit unofficial transcripts from all previously attended institutions to your admissions officer. Students must submit official transcripts 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:

Nova Southeastern University
Office of Undergraduate Admissions
3301 College Avenue

Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33314

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

Submit Test Scores

Due to testing challenges related to COVID-19, undergraduate applicants for the 2021-22 admission cycle may choose to have their application reviewed for admission with or without the submission of SAT or ACT scores.

Test-Optional FAQ's

Applicants who choose to have their application reviewed with test scores can self-report SAT and/or ACT 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

3.2
Average College GPA
1,450
Number of Applicants
275
Number Enrolled

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

Transfer Equivalency

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 admissions@nova.edu.

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