As an international student at NSU, you'll have access to a wealth of academic resources. NSU is proud to be classified as one of only 37 universities, out of more than 4,000, that has the dual designation of both “high research” and “community engaged.” You'll also discover something far more powerful: the sense that you fit in perfectly.

Admission to undergraduate (bachelor's) degree programs is selective, and students who are admitted have demonstrated the ability to do university-level work. International students must comply with the general undergraduate admissions requirements listed:

  1. Students who have earned CXC or O level certificates (HSC and CAPE) must provide five passing scores in academic subjects and proof of secondary school completion. If your diploma or degree was completed outside of the United States, you must have your transcript evaluated by a NACES accredited organization. A list of these organizations can be found at www.naces.org.  Please ensure the degree and course equivalencies along with the grade point average is included in the evaluation.
  2. Students for whom English is not their native language must be able to demonstrate adequate English skills by submitting one of the following:
    • Proof of graduation from a U.S. regionally-accredited high school.
    • Proof of English language proficiency with a passing score on one of the following:
    • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL): 213 on the computer-based test; 550 on the paper-based test; or 79 on the internet-based test
    • International English Language Testing System (IELTS*): 6.0 on the test module
    • Passing Academa II Levels from The Language Institute at NSU.
    • SAT verbal score of 480 or above, or ACT verbal score of 20
    • College transcript with one "English Composition One" course at a U.S. regionally-accredited college with a grade of C or better.

Fall 2013 Freshman Profile

Academic Profile
Average SAT 1074
Average SAT Dual Admission Students 1229
Average ACT 23
Average ACT Dual Admission Students 27
Average Weighted HS GPA 3.84
Average Weighted HS GPA Dual Admission Students 4.38
Demographic Profile
Number of Applicants 5,279
Number of Accepts 3,077
Percentage of Class from Florida 68%
Percentage of Class from other States/International 32%
Male 33%
Female 67%

Complete the Nova Southeastern University undergraduate admissions application.  All applications must include a $50 nonrefundable application fee.

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NSU operates on a rolling admission plan, which means we review applications as they become a complete file, including all necessary transcripts and test scores.

International students may begin undergraduate course work in mid-August or early January, and should apply at least 2-3 months ahead of time to allow for processing and evaluation.

The Dual Admission Program has an application deadline of February 1st for the Fall term start.  All Dual Admission applicants must be accepted to the university prior to applying for the dual admission program of their choice.  As such we encourage all students interested in the Dual Admission Program to apply early in the start of their High School senior year to meet all necessary deadlines.  Dual Admission applicants interested in beginning in the Winter term have a deadline of November 1st.

All international students must either obtain an F-1 visa to study at Nova Southeastern University or have visa status that permits a nonresident alien to study in the United States.

International students need to obtain an I-20 in order to apply for an F-1 (student visa) at the American Embassy in their home country. The Office of International Students and Scholars at Nova Southeastern University is in charge of issuing the I-20 when the following criteria are met:

  • Students must be officially accepted for admission to Nova Southeastern University, having met both academic and English requirements.
  • Students must indicate their acceptance for admission by submitting a $200 (USD) seat deposit.
  • Full-time day students must demonstrate availability of funds for a total of $47,839 (USD). Adult/non-traditional students must demonstrate availability of funds for a total of $39,569 (USD).  An original bank statement or original letter on bank letterhead is required.

The Office of International Students and Scholars is available to further assist students.

Download the International Students Viewbook.

If you are interested in one of the Dual Admission programs offered at the main campus, you must complete the undergraduate admission application and select both your desired undergraduate major and the Dual Admission graduate program of your choice. Eligibility into a Dual Admission program is determined at the time of admission to the undergraduate program at Nova Southeastern University.

  • Follow the application procedures as listed above.
  • Applicants to one of the university's health profession Dual Admission programs are required to complete the Health Professions Division Application.
  • Applicants to one of the university's health profession Dual Admission programs require supporting documents along with the application such as, letters of recommendation, an essay, etc. For a complete list based on the degree program, download the HPD Requirements Chart.
  • Information detailing the next steps in the admission process is mailed directly to the applicant’s home address.
  • For more information regarding the Dual Admission Program, contact the Office of Undergraduate Admissions at (954) 262-8000.