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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

Registration for 2020 Winter II semester classes, which begin on March 9, is open. Registration for classes each semester is the student's responsibility. Continuing students (except for students with holds and NSU employees) may register for classes online via SharkLink while new undergraduate students (freshmen and transfer students) must register for their first-semester classes with their academic advisor prior to attending orientation. 

Steps to Follow

  • Review Degree Works.
  • If you are unsure which classes are appropriate, meet with your academic advisor to create/review a four-year planner that suggests a recommended sequence of course enrollment.
  • Use Course Wizard or the NSU Undergraduate Student Catalog/Graduate Student Handbook to check prerequisites for your course requirements. Ask your academic advisor for guidance in scheduling prerequisites.
  • It is essential to know the course requirements for your degree. If you are not sure whether you are required to take a certain class, check the catalog published the year you entered the program and Degree Works, or schedule an appointment with your academic advisor.
  • It is your responsibility to select, enroll in, and successfully complete all courses on the curriculum sheet for your specific degree.

Academic advisors are available year-round. Please utilize this resource to understand your academic requirements and fulfill your personal responsibility for enrolling in the appropriate classes in the correct sequence.

How do I schedule an appointment with my advisor?

  • Consult Your Academic Advisor: If you have not already done so, schedule time to meet or speak with your academic advisor to review your degree requirements, academic progress, and registration plans.
  • Degree Audit: Track your academic progress toward degree completion by running a Degree Works report. Get started here.
  • Financial Aid: If you are a financial aid recipient be sure you meet enrollment requirements for receipt of financial aid. Remember: If you are interested in receiving federal loans, you will need to enroll for at least 6 degree-applicable credits per semester.
    • now is a good time to review the university policy for Satisfactory Academic Progress.
    • you must be registered for degree-applicable classes before your financial aid funds can be disbursed.
  • Holds: If you have a hold on your account, take the appropriate actions to have the hold lifted. A hold will prevent you from registering.
  • Student Enrollment Agreement (SEA): All students registering for classes must complete the Student Enrollment Agreement as part of the registration process. You may log in to SharkLink now to read and accept the conditions set forth in the SEA.  From the "My Academics" navigation bar, click on "Registration - Add/Drop/SEA" under "Academics" on the "I would like to. . ." heading, located on the right-hand side of the page. After selecting the appropriate term, you will be presented with the SEA.

Don’t Delay!

Some classes fill up quickly. Registering early will allow us to better respond to high demand and add new sections when possible.

To register for classes, visit SharkLink. If you have questions regarding your registration, contact your academic advisor. For more information on how to register for classes, click here.

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 to Aetna 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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