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Becoming an NSU Student

Nova Southeastern University's programs are administered through its 18 colleges and schools at locations throughout Florida, across the nation, and at select international sites.

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has approved NSU to accept and enroll international students who will be attending classes at campuses in the South Florida area (Dade, Broward, and Palm Beach counties), as well as regional campuses throughout the state.  

Start With The Admissions Process

We recommend that you contact the NSU program that you are interested in applying to so that you may obtain further information regarding their class locations in the tri-county area. If you need assistance contacting NSU's program offices, please call 800-541-6682.

  • If you are applying to one of our Undergraduate programs, please click here
  • If you are applying to one of our Graduate or Professional programs click here

Once you have applied to your selected program, the Office of International Students and Scholars will automatically contact you to get started with the I-20 process.

If you prefer to request additional information about an NSU program online, please visit our admissions Web page for undergraduate and graduate/professional students.

For more information on becoming an international student in the United States visit the Education USA website.

Language Proficiency Information

Applicants whose native or official language is not English are required to demonstrate English proficiency in order to be admitted into a degree program. Each program may have additional requirements. Please check with the admissions department of your program for its English proficiency requirements.

The following standardized tests currently satisfy the English language proficiency requirements for the majority of NSU's colleges, schools and centers:

Proof of English language competency can also be in the form of successful completion of a degree at an approved U.S. institution of higher education or passing Level 9 at Talk International Language School.

Follow submission instructions of these test scores from the specific admission office of the program you are applying to. 

Credential Evaluations

Students applying for graduate or undergraduate transfer admission and who have completed coursework outside the United States at a non-American institution must have their foreign transcript go through a process called “Credential Evaluation”.  This Credential Evaluation is completed by organizations accredited by the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES). Undergraduate, first time in college applicants do not need to submit a credential evaluation of their secondary school transcripts.

This Credential Evaluation is conducted by organizations that are accredited by the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES). A list of these organizations can be found at  The evaluation will determine if the student’s foreign degree is equivalent to the degree that the program of choice requires.  The evaluation must list the degree equivalency and include a GPA (grade point average) calculation as well as a course-by-course credit evaluation.

The prospective student is responsible for requesting this Credential Evaluation and for following specific instructions from the admission’s office at the college/school of his/her choice. Please see each school/college’s admission requirement information for more details.

For Undergraduate Admissions:    

For Graduate and Professional Programs:


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