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BEFORE YOUR ENROLLMENT DEPOSIT, MAKE SURE TO FOLLOW THESE STEPS. 1. ACTIVATE YOUR SHARKLINK ACCOUNT. SharkLink is your o cial portal for information. It is home to your NSU email, where financial aid, campus housing, and undergraduate advising will send you important updates. SharkLink is also where you will review your financial aid award and access all other student account information. First, activate your account at, and then, log on to SharkLink at If you need technical support, call SharkIT Services at (954) 262-4357. 2. APPLY FOR PREMIER PROGRAMS AND ATTEND SHARK PREVIEW WEEKEND. To be considered for a Premier Program, you need to submit a supplemental application and interview on campus during our enhanced admitted student event, Shark Preview Weekend. Apply for a Premier Program at 3. APPLY FOR FINANCIAL AID. To be considered for need-based financial aid, including grants and loans, you must complete and submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at NSU’s Federal School Code is 001509. Access all financial aid forms at Contact the O ce of Student Financial Assistance at (954) 262-3380 or for any financial aid questions. AFTER SUBMITTING YOUR ENROLLMENT DEPOSIT, MAKE SURE TO FOLLOW THESE STEPS. 1. APPLY FOR HOUSING. Submit your housing contract and $500 housing deposit at by May 1. Contact the O ce of University Housing at (954) 262-7052 or for questions about living on campus. Please note, student immunization records must be submitted through CastleBranch, prior to moving in, at 2. COMPLETE THREE STEPS TO CLASS REGISTRATION. The Center for Academic and Professional Success (CAPS) will be your go-to for course selection and class registration. Starting in late spring, you will receive communication notifying you when it’s time to begin the course registration process. Please note, in order to begin the registration process, you must submit your enrollment deposit. Please complete these three steps below. Visit for more information. STEP ONE: COMPLETE THE ONLINE NEW STUDENT CANVAS COURSE. All new students must complete the online New Student Canvas course. This course is mandatory. This self-paced, online course is available on your SharkLink account at Upon completion, you will be provided with dates to register for your group advising session. STEP TWO: SIGN UP FOR GROUP ADVISING REGISTRATION SESSION. After completing the New Student Canvas course and passing a short quiz, you must register for a group advising session with a CAPS adviser. Mark your calendar with your confirmed session date. STEP THREE: ATTEND GROUP ADVISING REGISTRATION SESSION. On the day of your group advising session, please be sure you have access to a computer in a quiet location to facilitate course registration. After attending your group advising session, you will be registered for your first semester as an NSU Shark! Questions? Register to learn what to expect for this year’s new student course registration process, at an information session, at These information sessions are not mandatory. 3. SUBMIT FINAL TRANSCRIPTS AND TEST SCORES. transcript(s) directly from the institution(s) where you received college credit. If you took Advanced Placement or International Baccalaureate courses, or Cambridge International testing agency. Mail documents to Nova Southeastern University 3300 S. University Drive Fort Lauderdale, FL 33328-2004 4. SUBMIT OFFICIAL ACT, SAT, or CLT SCORES (IF APPLICABLE). If you did not apply as test-optional and you self-reported ACT, SAT, or CLT scores, or you applied for dual ACT School Code—6706 SAT School Code—5514 5. SET UP YOUR PAYMENT PLAN. The semester before classes begin, you can apply for a payment plan. Learn more about the payment plan application process at 6. ATTEND NEW STUDENT ORIENTATION. Undergraduate New Student Orientation occurs in the summer, and is the best way to acclimate (954) 262-8050 or visit for more information. 7. UNDERSTAND YOUR STUDENT HEALTH INSURANCE OPTIONS. You will be automatically enrolled in the NSU Student Medical Insurance Plan unless you submit a waiver by September 1. Read more about your options and find the online waiver at Contact the Student Health Insurance Department at (954) 262-4060 for questions about NSU health insurance. CONFIRM YOUR ENROLLMENT BY MAY 1. Submitting your $200 nonrefundable enrollment deposit saves your seat in our incoming class. Please submit your deposit at as soon as you are ready, but no later than May 1. Then, find your next steps online at DON’T FORGET!