Students outside the Shepard Broad Law Center on NSU main campus

Transfer Applicants

Undergraduate students who are transferring to Nova Southeastern University from another college or university, regardless of number of credits obtained, are considered Transfer Applicants. Students who are dual enrolled in college and high school concurrently are considered Freshman Applicants.

Transfer Applicants are welcome to experience the traditional day or evening programs at our Fort Lauderdale/Davie Campus, attend classes at one of our Regional Campuses or online.


Phi Theta Kappa Award 
New transfer students who are members of Phi Theta Kappa will receive an additional $1,000 added to their Dean's scholarship. Students must indicate on their application for admission that they are a member of Phi Theta Kappa and show proof of their membership.

Provost Transfer Scholarship
A $5,000 award program for Fort Lauderdale/Davie Campus transfer students who demonstrate high academic ability.

To be considered for the Provost Scholarship, a student must have an overall 3.75 gpa and must apply for admission and submit all supporting documents by April 1, 2017.  Students selected to receive the Provost Scholarship will be notified by April 15, 2017

Dean’s Scholarship
Based on the past academic achievement
$3,000 to $6,000 per year award determined by previous grades at college level
Contact the Office of Undergraduate Admissions at (954) 262-8000 or for more information.
Looking for more scholarships? Use the NSU Scholarship Search today!

Step 1 – Submit an Application for Admission

Students may apply for admission using the NSU undergraduate application.  The first step is to create an NSU account and apply through your personalized account page.  Once you complete and submit the NSU application your personalized checklist will appear within your account page and is updates as documents are received.

Students can choose to submit an optional essay and will find information on their account page once they submit the application.  A non-refundable $50 application fee is required.           

Step 2 – Official Transcripts

Request that official transcripts from all current and previous schools and/or institutions be sent directly to NSU.  For applicants with less than 24 college credits, please send official high school transcripts.  It is also possible that official test scores may be requested of those with less than 24 college credits.  Please send to:

Nova Southeastern University
Office of Undergraduate Admissions
3301 College Avenue
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33314

For more information on transfer credits, please visit Transfer Evaluation Services for Undergraduate Students.

Step 3 – Submit SAT/ACT Scores

If requested, please submit the official SAT or ACT score report directly from the testing agency.**  NSU super scores both the SAT and ACT so if you take the exam more than once, you must submit all of your test scores to ensure we have your best and highest composite scores on record.  NSU currently only considers the critical reading and math score for the SAT.  For the ACT, NSU does not utilize the optional writing section.

  • SAT Code 5514
  • ACT Code 6706

** We will also accept SAT or ACT scores as official which are printed on official high school transcripts.

Fall Application for Transfer Applicants

REGULAR DECISION - priority date: April 1

Regular Decision is a non-binding decision plan.  Admission decisions will be released starting October 15 and will continue on a rolling basis as applications are completed and reviewed by the Admission Committee.


To be considered a transfer applicant, you must have college credits completed at a regionally-accredited college after graduating high school. A maximum of 90 credit hours from regionally-accredited institutions can be counted toward a degree.

2016 Admitted Academic Profile
Average College GPA 3.11 (Overall)

Fall 2016 New Transfer Profile

Demographic Profile
Number of Applicants 1,060
Number of Enrolled 367

Transfer Evaluation Services

Learn more about NSU's policies on transfer credit, examinations, prior experience and the process for requesting transfer credit at the Office of Transfer Evaluation Services website. (TES) provides services to undergraduate students who wish to transfer credits to NSU and to students who wish to obtain college credits for learning experiences outside the class room.  You may also use the Transfer Credit System tool to find out how your credits may transfer into NSU!

  • Dual Admission is a Premier Program and has a competitive selection process.  Not all Dual Admission programs will accept Transfer Students. Please refer to our dual admission website for specific information.

    Transfer students interested must complete an application for admissions AND submit the following information:

    1. Complete and submit a Shark Preview Premier Programs Application
    2. Review information about the Shark Preview Interview Weekends and the selection process at:


    Fall 2016 Dual Admission applicants must apply by January 1st. All candidates submitting completed applications by the deadline will be considered.  We encourage all students interested in the Dual Admission Program to apply early to meet all necessary deadlines.