Transfer Evaluation Services for Undergraduate Students

Transfer Credits

NSU will transfer a maximum of 90 degree-applicable credits toward a degree, including credit for the College-Level Examination Program (CLEP), proficiency exams, and prior experiential learning. NSU will transfer courses from previous institutions for which a student has earned a grade of C or higher. Remaining credits and at least 50 percent of credits in the student's major must be earned at NSU in regular academic offerings.

Applicable credits will be transferred based upon received transcripts. The evaluation of transfer credit will be performed on both unofficial and official transcripts. However, a student will not receive full acceptance to the university until all final official transcripts have been received. Students will be advised to take courses at NSU based upon the completed transfer evaluation.

Admissions and Transfer Policy for Students Transferring from Institutions Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS)

Nova Southeastern University (NSU) has established a university wide undergraduate transfer policy regarding admission and transfer credit for students who have attended a postsecondary institution that is accredited by SACS.

Transfer students who have earned an Associate in Arts Degree or 60 credits from a SACS-accredited institution and are in good academic standing, as defined by the transfer institution, shall be admitted to NSU with junior standing.

Transfer students under this policy shall be governed by the graduation requirements published in the NSU Catalog at the point of matriculation.

Transfer students may be required to complete additional courses at NSU prior to the awarding of the baccalaureate degree. The additional courses may include general education requirements and may result in students graduating with more than 120 credits. Should the maximum timeframe for Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) be exceeded, their financial aid may be impacted.

Transfer credit will be accepted for a grade of D provided credit has been earned and the student’s academic program at NSU permits the grade. 

Transfer credit will be accepted at NSU for students who have earned an Associate in Arts Degree or 60 credits from a SACS-accredited institution and are in good academic standing since the 1992 inception of the Articulation Agreement between Independent Colleges and Universities of Florida (ICUF) and the Division of Florida Colleges.

Foreign Transcripts

An official course-by-course evaluation must be submitted to be fully admitted to the university and to receive a final transfer credit evaluation. Courses completed at foreign institutions must be evaluated by an approved foreign credential evaluation service. For a listing of agencies, visit the International Students and Scholars website.