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Online Application for Degree/Diploma/Certificate

Important Instructions

  • Take a moment to review your online transcript (i.e., degree, certificate, major, grades, etc.) in SharkLink using your email user name and password. Should you find any discrepancies, immediately notify your academic advisor/program office.
  • Review your account for existing holds and/or outstanding balances.
  • After following these steps, you may complete and submit your Degree/Diploma Application, which is a requirement for degree/certificate conferral.

Please Note: Your degree application should be submitted by the time you reach your last academic semester. Existing holds and outstanding balances will not prevent degree/certificate conferral, but failure to complete and submit a degree application in a timely manner will affect your award date. Understand, however, that no diploma, certificate, or degree verification will be released until all financial obligations are met.

  • The last step in the process is to remit payment. Degree Application charges should appear on your student account within 24-48 hours after submission. Once the charge appears, proceed to SharkLink. From the "My Account" navigation bar, go to the "Account Summary" channel, and click "NSU EBill (View and Pay Bill)." There, you have the options of paying online using an electronic check, credit, or debit card. If this method of payment fails, please contact the Bursar's Office at 800-541-6682, ext. 25200, for a credit card payment over the telephone, or mail your payment to:

    Nova Southeastern University
    Bursar's Office
    3301 College Avenue
    Fort Lauderdale, FL 33314

    Degree Application Fee: Each application for a degree or certificate is assessed a fee based upon the program of study.

  • If your address changes after you have applied for your degree/certificate, you must email to request your diploma or certificate be mailed to your new address and then update it on SharkLink. Updating SharkLink alone does not automatically update your diploma/certificate mailing address. Not providing a correct address will cause a delay in receiving your diploma/certificate and could result in an additional fee. Please provide your NSU ID number in all correspondence.

    Note: If special punctuation such as tildes (ñ) or umlauts (ä) is required, please call this to our attention by emailing Please provide your NSU ID number in all correspondence. For additional assistance or information, call 800-541-6682, ext. 25200.

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