New Student Checklists Transfer

1. APPLY FOR HOUSING Housing for transfer students is based on availability and not guaranteed. If you are interested in living on campus, submit a housing contract and $500 housing deposit at Students residing with a legal guardian in Broward, Miami-Dade, or Palm Beach counties are not required to live on campus. Contact the Office of University Housing at (954) 262-7052 for questions about living on campus. 2. SUBMIT FINAL TRANSCRIPTS Submit final, official transcripts to NSU, showing all coursework completed from all institutions attended. If you took any dual-enrollment courses, request final, official transcript(s) directly from the institution(s) where you received college credit. If you took Advanced Placement or International Baccalaureate courses, or Cambridge International Examinations, and took corresponding exams, please submit official test scores directly from the testing agency. For non-degree seeking students, submit your final transcript with conferred bachelor’s degree from the institution received. Mail documents to: Nova Southeastern University Office of Undergraduate Admissions 3300 South University Drive, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33328-2004 3. 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. 4. ATTEND NEW STUDENT ORIENTATION New student orientation occurs right before classes begin each Fall and is the best way to acclimate to life as a Shark. Contact the Office of Orientation at (954) 262-8050 or visit for more information. AFTER SUBMITTING YOUR ENROLLMENT DEPOSIT. FLORIDA STATE AID. As a Florida resident, you may be eligible for funds from the state of Florida, including the Florida Bright Futures Scholarship, Effective Access to Student Education (EASE) Grant, and Florida Student Assistance Grant. You may also use Florida Prepaid College Plans toward the cost of attendance at NSU. Find the NSU State Aid application at Florida Prepaid College Plan Estimated Award** Tuition Only $3,500 per year Room & Board Option $6,070 per year Program Program Details Annual Award* Effective Access to Student Education (EASE) Grant Not need-based • Requires completion of NSU State Aid Application and proof of one-year Florida residency • Must be enrolled for at least 12 credits (9 credits for nursing students) by the end of the first add/drop period of each semester • Must meet citizenship requirements $3,500 Florida Student Assistance Grant (FSAG) Need-based • Requires completion of FAFSA, NSU State Aid Application, and one-year Florida residency • Must be enrolled for at least 12 credits (9 credits for nursing students) by the end of the first add/drop period of each semester • Must meet citizenship requirements $2,000 limited funding awarded on a first-come, first-served basis • Must submit a completed Florida Financial Aid Application to the Florida Department of Education during last year in high school at • Must be enrolled at least half-time in degree-applicable credits • Requires completion of NSU State Aid Application Scholarship Level High School Courses Weighted HS GPA College Entrance Exams Service Hours Annual Award* Florida Medallion Scholarship (FMS) 4 - English 4 - Math 3 - Natural Science 3 - Social Science 2 - World Language 3.0 ACT: 25 SAT: 1210 75 hours $158 per credit hour $4,740 per year* Florida Academic Scholarship (FAS) 3.5 ACT: 29 SAT: 1340 100 hours $211 per credit $6,300 per year* NSU accepts the following Florida Prepaid College Plans. Visit for more information. * Award amounts are based on legislative allocations and are subject to change. ** Estimate based on 15 credits per semester, equivalent to 30 credits per year. FLORIDA STATE GRANTS FLORIDA BRIGHT FUTURES SCHOLARSHIPS FLORIDA PREPAID COLLEGE PLANS STEP ONE: COMPLETE THE ONLINE NEW STUDENT CANVAS COURSE All new students must complete the online New Student Canvas course. This couse 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 Advisor. 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 successfully. 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 information sessions are not mandatory. 5. UNDERSTAND YOUR STUDENT HEALTH INSURANCE OPTIONS You will automatically be enrolled in the NSU Student Medical Insurance Plan unless you submit a waiver. 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.