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We will transfer a maximum of 90 degree-applicable credits from a regionally accredited institution toward a degree, including credit for the College-Level Examination Program (CLEP), proficiency exams, and prior experiential learning. In addition, you must earn at least 50 percent of your major at NSU.

No, we only accept coursework completed at an institution that is governed by one of the major accrediting bodies.  These include; Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools (MSA), Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU), North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCA), New England Association of School and Colleges (NEASC), Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) and Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).

Absolutely, we appreciate your service to our country! Please visit our Undergraduate Students Overview page for instructions on how to obtain your transcript and send it in so that we may give you the credit you deserve.

Mailed official transcripts can be sent to:

Nova Southeastern University
Enrollment Process Services (EPS)
Attn: Undergraduate Admissions (UGA)
3301 College Avenue
P.O. Box 299000
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33329-9905

Official electronic transcripts from the institution can be sent to: electronictranscript@nova.edu       

We will transfer courses from previous institutions in which you have earned a grade of C or higher. The only exception occurs when you meet the SACS Transfer Policy, in which the lowest grade accepted for transfer credit is a D, as long as the credit has been earned and your academic program at NSU permits the grade.

Transfer credit will be accepted if you 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.

If you 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, you shall be admitted to NSU with junior standing. In addition, transfer credit will be accepted for a grade of D, provided the credit has been earned and your academic program at NSU permits the grade. 

You 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 graduating with more than 120 credits. Should the maximum timeframe for Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) be exceeded, your financial aid may be impacted.

We have a tool available called the Transfer Credit System which displays the equivalencies that have already been established for many institutions across the United States and select foreign institutions!

Understanding the Transfer Credit System is a step-by-step guide on how to use the Transfer Credit System.  If you still have questions, do not hesitate to call us at (954) 262-8117 or email us at esstes@nova.edu and we will be happy to assist you further.

In the event that you are unable to locate an institution or a course, please complete the Transfer Course Equivalency Request Form for us to determine course equivalencies. You may expect a response within one week of submission.

Course numbers of 1999 and 3999 indicate that the course is equivalent to undergraduate elective credit at the lower and upper levels, respectively. Prior Learning credit indicates that we do not have an exact course match or the course offered at NSU differs from the course and/or course content taken at the transfer institution.  

You will need to provide a course syllabus to esstes@nova.edu in order to have a course re-reviewed for course equivalency.

Once you have been admitted into the university and you have submitted any combination of unofficial or official transcripts for every institution attended, we will begin a review of your coursework.

Once we have completed the review of your courses, a Transfer of Credit (TOC) letter will be sent to you. The letter will indicate the courses taken and their corresponding NSU course equivalency as well as any courses that are not transferrable to the university.

It can vary depending on several factors.  If you attended an institution where a majority of the course equivalencies already exist, the evaluation can be completed quickly.  If the course equivalencies do not currently exist in our database, you should expect to have your evaluation completed within 2 to 10 business days from our initial review of your record.

No, the TOC letter indicates what is transferrable to the university; while a Curriculum Advising and Program Planning (CAPP) Degree Evaluation report compares your completed coursework with degree requirements for your chosen program that are published in the college catalog.

 

The TOC letter reflects courses that are transferrable to the university only. If the course was repeated to earn a higher grade, was below the acceptable transfer grade, a developmental course, physical education course or still reflects as an “in progress” course, it will not appear on the TOC letter.

We do the initial review when we have received at least an official or unofficial transcript for each institution previously attended. We do the final review when all of your final official transcripts (no “in progress” courses) have been received.

The TOC letter indicates what is transferrable to the university; while a Curriculum Advising and Program Planning (CAPP) Degree Evaluation report compares your completed coursework with degree requirements for your chosen program that are published in the college catalog.

Visit CAPP Degree Evaluation to run your personalized report and for important information regarding CAPP.

In addition to taking the course, you must also take the AP exam, receive a passing score and be accepted into the university in order to receive transfer credit.

Mail official test scores to:

Nova Southeastern University
Enrollment Process Services (EPS)
Attn: Undergraduate Admissions (UGA)
3301 College Avenue
P.O. Box 299000
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33329-9905

You must submit the official test scores, receive a passing score and be accepted into the university in order to receive transfer credit.

Mail official test scores to:

Nova Southeastern University
Enrollment Process Services (EPS)
Attn: Undergraduate Admissions (UGA)
3301 College Avenue
P.O. Box 299000
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33329-9905 

All test scores (AP, AICE, IB, CLEP, DSST) are applied to a student’s record upon receipt of the official test scores and acceptance to the university.

Mail official test scores to:

Nova Southeastern University
Enrollment Process Services (EPS)
Attn: Undergraduate Admissions (UGA)
3301 College Avenue
P.O. Box 299000
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33329-9905

CLEP and DSST test scores must be provided prior to you earning 24 credits with the university in order for the credit to be posted to the your record.  AICE, AP and IB can be provided at any time.

Mail official test scores to:

Nova Southeastern University
Enrollment Process Services (EPS)
Attn: Undergraduate Admissions (UGA)
3301 College Avenue
P.O. Box 299000
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33329-9905


Yes, you may be eligible to receive credit for your work experience. You may be able to write a portfolio challenging a college level course for credit.  You may also be eligible to receive credit for holding certain licenses or if you have taken certain training courses.  For more information and a sample portfolio, please visit the Prior Experiences section of our website www.nova.edu/tes/.

Yes, there is a non-refundable fee of $45 per credit for a portfolio review. Additionally, there is a non-refundable fee of $25 per credit for certain licenses, certifications and training courses.

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