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Online Degree Application for Diplomas and Certificates

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, transcript, or degree verification will be released until all financial obligations are met.

Application Fee 
Fees will be assessed as follows:

  • Application fee for Degree/Diploma: $100.00
  • Application fee for Certificate: $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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