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Transcripts

A transcript is a complete representation of a student's academic record, including coursework, grades, and degrees earned. There are two types of transcripts: The official transcript, which is required for admissions, and the unofficial transcript, which contains the same information but is generally not considered endorsed. NSU issues and accepts official transcripts in both paper and electronic formats. For instructions on how to order official transcripts, please see below. 

Official Transcript

An official transcript is a complete representation of a student’s academic record and is required to be fully admitted at NSU.

Paper Transcripts: Official paper transcripts are issued on official transcript paper bearing the university seal, date, and signature of the University Registrar or electronically.  Official paper transcripts must be sent from the registrar of the institution/school issuing the transcript in a sealed, tamper-proof envelope. Student financial aid may not be disbursed until a student’s official transcripts have been received and the student is fully admitted. Transcript envelopes opened by the student or unauthorized personnel are rendered unofficial.

Institutions may mail official transcripts to the following address:

Nova Southeastern University
Enrollment Processing Services
3301 College Avenue
P.O. Box Office 299000
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33329-9905

 

Electronic Transcripts:  For NSU to consider an electronic transcript official, it must be received from a reputable third-party delivery agent. NSU accepts electronic transcripts from the following providers:

  • SCRIP-SAFE®
  • Parchment
  • National Student Clearinghouse

Transcripts emailed by individuals will not be accepted as official.

Third-party delivery agents may email official electronic transcripts to: electronictranscript@nova.edu

Unofficial Transcript

Students can view/print an unofficial transcript at their convenience, 24/7, through SharkLink. After entering your SharkLink ID and Password, click on the Grades & Transcripts tab and select "View Transcripts" in the Unofficial Transcript section. Alumni select the Alumni page from the navigation bar in SharkLink. 

 

How to Order Official Transcripts

 

  1. Go to SharkLink.

  2. Enter your SharkLink ID and password.

    1. Current students
      • Click on the Grades & Transcripts tab and navigate to the "Useful Links" section.

    2. NSU alumni
      • Select the "Alumni" page from the navigation bar.

         

Students/alumni may select the type of transcript they wish to order (regular or special order). 


  1. For a regular request, click "Order Official Transcripts,"  and you will be taken to the Parchment website.

  2. Enter information where you would like your transcript(s) to be sent. You can search for your destination by institution name, acronym, location, or email. you can also select to have the transcript(s) sent to yourself, another individual, or a third party by selecting the blue hyperlink under the search box.

  3. If sending to an institution, confirm institution, email, and location. Then click "Select".

  4. Select the Product Type (eTranscript or paper).

  5. Enter order options. You can upload supporting documentation, enter special instructions and quantities.

  6. Confirm your shopping cart contents.

  7. Accept the consent form for release of academic records (FERPA).

  8. Enter payment method and confirm billing address.

  9. Confirm your order.

 

Alumni may log in to SharkLink and access the Alumni page from the left navigation to place the following orders:

  • official NSU transcript (fulfillment through Parchment)

  • official internal transcript (for admission to an NSU program or employment at NSU)

  • a Miami Dade County FT-1 Form and Transcript Request

  • Bulk Transcript Request

Alternatively, alumni may also access Parchment directly to place an order for an official NSU transcript.

  1. Go to Parchment.

  2. Click "Create Account" and enter required information. Once your account is created, you will be able to request transcripts and track the status of your order.

  3. Enter information where you would like your transcript(s) to be sent. You can search for your destination by institution name, acronym, location, or email. You can also select to have the transcript(s) sent to yourself, another individual, or a third party by selecting the blue hyperlink under the search box.

  4. If sending to an institution, confirm institution, email, and location. Then click "Select".

  5. Select the Product Type (eTranscript or paper).

  6. Enter order options. You can upload supporting documentation, enter special instructions and quantities.

  7. Confirm your shopping cart contents.

  8. Accept the consent form for release of academic records (FERPA).

  9. Enter payment method and confirm billing address.

  10. Confirm your order.

 

NSU students and alumni who wish to request an NSU transcript for admission to a new NSU program or for employment at NSU may place an internal transcript request free of charge in SharkLink.  

  • Log in to SharkLink. 

    • Students:

      • Select the "Grades & Transcripts" tab.

      • Click "Internal Transcript Request" in the Useful Links section and follow the prompts.

    • Alumni:

      • Click on the Alumni page. 

      • In the Transcripts and Diploma section, click on the heading "Online" and select "Internal Transcript Request" in the "Special Orders" section and follow the prompts.

 

 

NSU students and alumni who need an FT-1 Form to be included with their transcript, must place their request in SharkLink. 

 

Log in to SharkLink. 

    • Students:

      • Select the "Grades & Transcripts" tab.

      • Click "Miami Dade County FT-1 Form and Transcript Request" in the Useful Links section and follow the prompts.

    • Alumni:

      • Click on the Alumni page. 

      • In the Transcripts and Diploma section, click on the heading "Online" and select "Miami Dade County FT-1 Form and Transcript Request" in the "Special Orders" section and follow the prompts.

If you are requesting more than 10 official academic transcripts, you may wish to take advantage of our special bulk rate. Each transcript will be inserted into an individual transcript envelope and printed as issued to the student at the requested address, but will not be addressed to a specific individual or entity. All of these transcripts will then be inserted into a large envelope and addressed to you. This envelope will either be held for pick-up at our One-Stop Shop or can be mailed to you.

The bulk transcript rate is:

# of Transcripts Charge
11 to 20 $135
21 to 40 $195
41 to 60 $225
61 or more $275

There is a $17.00 charge for each additional transcript over 100.

Bulk rate transcripts must be ordered utilizing the special Bulk Rate Transcript Request form. We can not offer overnight mail deliveries on bulk requests.

For additional information, visit our Frequently Asked Questions page. 
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