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The Office of the University Registrar supports teaching and learning at Nova Southeastern University by maintaining the integrity, accuracy, and privacy of academic records; interpreting institutional and governmental policies to members of the academic and general community; and efficiently distributing records in full compliance with applicable policies, law, and regulations. It provides a variety of diverse services to the university community. Services include, but are not limited to: course registration, transcript processing, name and address changes, enrollment and degree verification, and grade processing.

The office also coordinates all university commencement exercises, processes degree conferral, and processes and mails diplomas.

News and Announcements

Winter 2022 Registration for Undergraduates - Oct. 25 through Jan. 2

Winter 2022 registration for undergraduate Sharks is around the corner! Here are some tips to help you get ready:

  1. Visit the “Prepare for Registration” section in SharkLink/Self-Service Banner
    (SharkLink>Academics Tab>Registration – Add/Drop/SEA>Prepare for Registration)
  • Verify your class level (freshman, sophomore, junior, senior) to determine when you will be able to register.

  • Verify there are no holds preventing registration. For academic holds, contact the Center for Academic and Professional Success (CAPS) at or (954) 262-7990. For financial holds, contact the Office of the University Bursar at (954) 262-5200 or

  • Complete the Student Enrollment Agreement (SEA) in SharkLink, if needed. The SEA must be completed once every year.


  1. Take note of your registration dates & times
  •  Access to registration is generally granted on specific days from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. ET, based on seniority. Seniors register
    first; freshmen register last. Visit the registrar’s website to view your level’s registration dates

  1. Visit the “Browse Classes” section in SharkLink/Self-Service Banner
    (SharkLink>Academics Tab>Registration – Add/Drop/SEA>Browse Classes)
  •  Browse for classes ahead of time to determine your ideal schedule. Be prepared to have a back up plan as some classes fill up quickly.

  • View Degree Works (SharkLink>Academics Tab>View Degree Works) to see what classes you still need to take toward degree completion
  1. Contact CAPS for assistance
  • If you have questions regarding registration, reach out to your Center for Academic and Professional Success (CAPS) advisor, the CAPS office at, or call them at (954) 262-7990 for a 15-minute drop-in appointment.


The Office of the University Registrar is pleased to announce that NSU has begun issuing secure digital diplomas and digital transcripts through its new partnership with digital credential service Parchment.



As in the past, students must submit a Degree/Diploma Application by the time they reach their final academic semester/term. Once all graduation requirements have been completed and the student’s degree application is officially approved, the degree will be conferred. Provided there are no financial holds on the student’s account, they will not only receive a printed diploma but also a digital diploma. Parchment will mail the printed diploma by U.S. Postal Service. The digital diploma will be sent by email or text and can be shared on social media platforms such as LinkedIn and Facebook instantaneously upon receipt. For more details, visit the our Diplomas and Certificates webpage. 


When ordering official transcripts in SharkLink, students and alumni will be directed to the Parchment website, unless they are placing a special order, such as an order for internal transcripts to be sent to an NSU admissions office or the NSU Office of Human Resources. Former students who do not have SharkLink access, may go directly to the Parchment website to create an account. Students and alumni have the choice to request either a printed transcript to be mailed or a digital transcript to be emailed. Both the printed transcript and the digital transcript contain the same information and are considered official until opened/downloaded by the recipient.

For detailed information about these exciting new services for our students and alumni, please visit the Office of the University Registrar’s Academic Transcript Request, Transcript FAQs, and Diplomas and Certificates webpage

Nova Southeastern University provides FREE Student Self-Service to all students with just a click of the mouse. Student Self-Service saves time and trips to the One-Stop Shop by providing the ability to perform services via the Web, both securely and 24/7:

  • Print enrollment verification certificates to send to housing providers or other organizations requiring proof of enrollment on demand
  • View your enrollment history
  • Identify servicers for your private and Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) student loans
  • View student loan deferments
  • Check enrollment verifications sent to student service providers on your behalf
  • Access, which consolidates student-exclusive savings from across the Internet

Student Self-Service is free, easy to use, and secure. Try it now by logging into SharkLink. Through the “My Academics” navigation bar, click on “View Loan Deferments & Enrollment Verification” under the “I would like to” right-hand column.

Student Self-Service is provided through the National Student Clearinghouse, a nonprofit organization that has served the higher education community since 1993.

To protect the health and well-being of the NSU community, NSU requires all students, regardless of college, level, or modality to maintain adequate health insurance coverage. When you register for classes, you will automatically be enrolled in the NSU Student Health Insurance Plan, and your student account will be charged accordingly.

If you already have adequate health insurance coverage, you must waive out of the NSU plan to have the charge reversed. Waivers must be completed at the start of each academic year by your program’s waiver deadline and are valid for one academic year. Once your program’s waiver deadline has passed, you will no longer be able to reverse the charge for the first semester because the university will have submitted your information for enrollment. You will have another opportunity to waive out of the NSU plan for the second semester.

For detailed information, including access to the online waiver, NSU Student Health Insurance Plan features, costs, and more, visit the student health insurance department online at

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