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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 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

NSU is introducing a new policy affecting undergraduate students beginning with the Fall 2024 semester:

All institutional charges, such as tuition, fees, and housing, if applicable, must be paid in full or satisfied with payment arrangements by the following deadlines:

  • August 1, 2024 for the Fall semester
  • December 1, 2024 for the Winter semester

Undergraduate students who do not have their payment or payment arrangements finalized by the first day of the semester will have their class registration canceled at the end of that day.   

Payment arrangements include any one or more of the following, as applicable:

  • awarded financial aid, including grants, scholarships, and Federal Direct Loans (including Subsidized, Unsubsidized, and Parent PLUS loans)
  • cash, check, credit card, money order, or electronic transfers
  • certified alternative/private loans
  • Florida Prepaid funds
  • Other third-party payments 
  • Tuition waivers
  • Federal and state educational funding programs
  • Veterans and GI Bill® benefits
  • finalized NSU payment plan

We encourage all NSU Sharks to take action on financial aid requirements promptly and to make arrangements for payment by the August 1 deadline.

New Policy & Critical Deadlines Student Accounts & Financial Aid Next Steps

NSU provides free self-service for enrollment verification and loan deferments through SharkLink and the National Student Clearinghouse. Access "Loan Deferments & Enrollment Verification" from the "Academics tab" in the "Useful Links" section.

  • 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

The Office of the University Registrar issues secure digital diplomas and transcripts through its partnership with digital credential service Parchment.


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, students will receive a printed diploma as well as 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, visit the Office of the University Registrar’s Academic Transcript Request, Transcript FAQs, and Diplomas and Certificates webpages.

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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