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Online Application for Degree, Diploma, and Certificate

Important Instructions

  • Take a moment to review your online transcript (i.e., degree, certificate, major, grades, etc.) in SharkLink using your email user name and password. Should you find any discrepancies, immediately notify your academic advisor/program office.
  • Review your account for existing holds and/or outstanding balances.
  • Complete and submit your Degree/Diploma Application, which is a requirement for the awarding of your degree or certificate.

Your degree application should be submitted by the time you reach your final academic semester. Existing holds and outstanding balances will not prevent the awarding of your degree or certificate but failure to complete and submit a degree application in a timely manner will affect your award date. Understand, however, that even while your degree will be awarded, no diploma, certificate, or degree verification will be released until all financial obligations are met.

Application Fee 
Each application for a degree or certificate is assessed a fee based upon the program of study.

Health Professions Division

  • Degree candidates enrolled in full-time on-campus programs (Except undergraduate programs) - $275.00

  • Degree candidates enrolled in an undergraduate program, an online program, or a program that does not require attendance at commencement (see handbook) - $100.00 

  • Degree candidates enrolled in a graduate or professional level online program, or a program that does not require attendance at commencement (see handbook), but who RSVP for the commencement ceremony and/or the senior awards dinner and dance - $175.00 in addition to the $100.00 HPD graduation fee. This fee is non-refundable.

Please Note:  Students in the following programs must still complete the on-line degree application but are charged their HPD graduation fee automatically as part of their last didactic course tuition. Students in these programs should log into SharkLink to confirm that the charge has been satisfied (paid) through financial aid or another form of payment. 

  • Master of Science in Anesthesia
  • Doctor of Audiology
  • Master of Biomedical Science
  • Doctor of Dental Medicine
  • Doctor of Health Science
  • Master of Health Science (Cardiovascular Sonography)
  • Master of Health Science (Vascular Sonography)
  • Master of Science in Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (Palm Beach)
  • Master of Science in Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (Tampa)
  • Master of Science in Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (Miramar)
  • Doctor of Occupational Therapy
  • Master of Occupational Therapy
  • Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Doctor of Pharmacy (all programs)
  • Doctor of Physical Therapy (Entry Level)
  • Part-Time Physical Therapy
  • Physician Assistant (Fort Lauderdale)
  • Physician Assistant (Fort Myers)
  • Physician Assistant (Jacksonville)
  • Physician Assistant (Orlando)
All other NSU degree programs - $100.00
All NSU academic certificates (including HPD) - $30.00

Make an Application Payment in SharkLink
Charges should appear on your student account within 2-3 business days after submitting your application for degree or certificate. Once the charge appears, and in order to avoid a financial hold being placed on the student account, proceed to SharkLink, using your user name and password. From the "My Account" navigation bar, go to the "Account Summary" channel, and click "NSU EBill (View and Pay Bill)." For question or information, please contact the Bursar's Office at 800-541-6682, ext. 25200.

Diploma/Certificate Mailing Address Changes and Special Punctuation
If your address changes after you have applied for your degree or certificate, you must  email diplomas@nova.edu to request that it be mailed to your new address and then update SharkLink. Updating SharkLink alone does not automatically update your diploma or certificate mailing address. Not providing a correct address to diplomas@nova.edu will cause a delay in receiving your diploma/certificate and could result in an additional fee. Please provide your NSU ID number in the body of all correspondence.

Please Note: If special punctuation characters such as tildes (ñ) or umlauts (ä) are required for your diploma name, email, diplomas@nova.edu. For additional assistance or information, call 800-541-6682, ext. 27200.

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