Counselors like you know how important the college search process is. Nova Southeastern University has much to offer students who come from all backgrounds and are interested in everything from performing arts to medical school.

We made this page to provide you with all the information and resources you need to understand how NSU Florida can help your students develop into confident, capable and caring professionals. Thank you for taking the time to learn more about NSU and helping your students find a college that will give them an edge!

"My experience at NSU was awesome. I didn't just learn textbook skills, I feel like I learned real-life skills too."


Undergraduate Student Outcome Survey Highlights

Enter the professional world as a force of nature. Join fellow Sharks in pursuing advanced degrees and careers across the globe and 30+ states. The sky's the limit for NSU grads.

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"Our professors encourage us to step outside of our comfort zones. This has helped me stand out in my internships and to employers."


150 Degree Programs

There’s something for every interest.

Whether your student has known what they wanted to be since they could talk—or they’re still figuring it out—NSU has a program that can help them turn their interests into careers.

No matter which program they choose, they’ll have the support and tools to succeed. 

Help Choose a Major

Explore All Degrees

Premier Programs

Future-focused options for driven students.

NSU’s Premier Programs are designed for the next generation of leaders and change agents. Most of these prestigious programs include generous scholarships and many other benefits.

If your student is motivated and career-oriented, a Premier Program could help them accelerate their success. And since every program offers a scholarship, they can focus more on making the most of college and less on how to pay for it.

Explore All Premier Programs

Dual Admission

Students can reserve a seat in one of NSU's graduate or professional programs while earning their bachelor's degree.

The Fischler Academy

Graduates earn a bachelor's degree and a master's degree in education in just four years and are guaranteed a job.

Huizenga Business Innovation Academy

Graduates can earn a bachelor's degree and an M.B.A. in just four years, and NSU will invest up to $20K in their start-ups.

Razor's Edge Scholars

This four-year residential program gives students unique hands-on experiences both inside the classroom and beyond.

Presidential Scholars

This prestigious scholarship opportunity is based on outstanding academic achievement and covers up to full tuition.

Study Abroad Honors College

Premier Program Scholarships

Admissions Process

Here are the steps your student needs to take to apply to NSU.

Once your student has decided to apply to Nova Southeastern University, the application process is simple—especially if they have already started their Common App.

However your student chooses to apply, you should keep the following in mind: 

  • A nonrefundable $50 fee is required
  • The essay is optional 
  • Test scores are optional and may be self-reported until admitted (SAT Code: 5514 | ACT Code: 6706)
  • One letter of recommendation from a teacher or counselor is required, but up to three may be submitted


Details for Freshman Applicants

Questions? Browse the FAQs

Apply for Admission

Students may use the Shark Select Application or the Common App to apply to Nova Southeastern University.

Submit a Supplemental Application

Students interested in a Premier Program should submit the supplemental Premier Program Application by February 1.

 Interview During Shark Preview

If your student is admitted to NSU and has submitted the supplemental application, they will be invited via email to attend (and interview during) Shark Preview Weekend.

Freshman Class Profile

Documentation We Require from Counselor

After a student submits their application, they should be coming to you with a request to submit their academic information to Nova Southeastern University.

Submitting Official Transcripts

You can submit your student’s transcript and recommendation electronically through Naviance, SendEDU or the Common App.

If documents are not submitted electronically, they can be mailed to:

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

Completing the School Report (Common App Only)

If your student applies to NSU with the Common App, we request that you submit the School Report with your student’s official transcripts and school profile. You can find the report on the Common App website.

Dates and Deadlines

It Pays to Be a Shark

Explore scholarship opportunities.

Affordability is a top concern during the college search. Nova Southeastern University offers need-based, non-need-based and merit-based support, in addition to a variety of scholarships. All of this may be further supplemented by state and federal grants. We’ll help your student build a financial aid and scholarship package that works.

Learn about Funding and Aid

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A Supportive Community

We take student success (and happiness) seriously.

NSU Sharks don’t swim alone. They receive support from dedicated professors, a caring administration and a personal career coach.

They meet new people from all over the world and form lifelong friendships.

"A Place Where People Care"

Listen to current students talk about the sense of community at NSU and why the connections they built from the administration all the way down are so important.

A vibrant campus life includes NCAA athletics, more than 120 clubs and organizations and fitness programs.

NSU students inspire others—on the job, in their communities and in the relationships they build.

See What Student Life Is Like at NSU

Career Support

Career coaches help students plan their paths.

Academic Advising

Academic advisers help students stay on track.

First-Year Experience

This class helps students make the most of their time at NSU.