NSU Main Campus
(954) 262-7990
Horvitz Administration Building
Second Floor

M–F: 8:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
T and W, extended hours: open until 6:00 p.m.

Online and Off-Campus
Office hours may vary. Contact your advisor.


Our new walk-in advising format is a concise 15-minute session
intended for brief guidance to move you forward in your academic process.

International Students

International students

The Office of International Students and Scholars (OISS) provides complete support and advisory services to NSU’s international students.

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Faculty Spotlight

Cynthia Ruppel, Ph.D.

Cynthia Ruppel, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Information Technology

”I am a proponent of teaching students to learn by themselves and to think and question. With the Internet and so much information in today's world, it is important to be able to determine both relevant and accurate information. With today's communications technologies, the world has become a 'smaller' place.”

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Registering for Classes

Please look up classes at this link: 

All students must sign the SEA Agreement when registering for classes.

New Students

All students new to NSU (freshmen and transfer students) must register for their first-semester classes with their academic advisor prior to attending orientation.

All new students are assigned course placements for Mathematics and Composition based on standardized test scores and/or transfer credit. Students may take challenge/placement exams, prior to start of first semester, to demonstrate a higher level of proficiency in the following areas: composition, mathematics, Spanish, technology.

Additionally, prior to earning 24 credits, students may be awarded academic credit for successful completion of College Level Entrance Exams (CLEP), DANTES Subject Standardized Tests (DSST), or NYU Language Exams. Students should consult with their academic advisors if interested in any of these options.

Below are the steps to follow:

  1. Make an appointment with your academic advisor. These appointments may be conducted in-person or by phone.
  2. Determine the appropriate courses for your first term. Fall and winter semesters are 8 or 16 weeks, summer term is 7 or 12 weeks. The length of courses varies.
  3. Determine which college/placement exams you are going to take, if any. Schedule and complete those exams (only once each) prior to the start of the first semester at NSU.
  4. Check your NSU account.
  5. Register for classes.

Continuing Students

In order to ensure your academic success during your time at NSU, it is very important that we collaborate as a team. It is important to take an active role in your advising sessions. You can accomplish this by scheduling an appointment with your advisor in-person or over the phone at least once per semester, and monitoring your academic progress regularly. During this time, you will receive personalized assistance in a one-on-one session. Appointments may be 30 or 60 minutes focused exclusively on answering your questions, working on your requests, and developing an academic plan for future terms.

Continuing students may register online (via WebSTAR or SharkLink). If you need assistance, please contact the UAAC.

Bring a tentative class schedule with you when registering for courses with your academic advisor.

Registration for classes each semester is the student's responsibility. Registration takes place three times each year, prior to each new semester (term). For exact dates, please review the current academic calendar at this link:

The Bahamas Business program follows a different calendar. Please click here to see deadline dates: Bahamas Campus calendar














Tools Needed to Plan a Schedule

Steps to Follow

Academic advisors are available year-round. Please utilize this resource to understand your academic requirements and fulfill your personal responsibility for enrolling in the appropriate classes in the correct sequence.