Family Resource Guide
Greetings, Future Shark Parents! As your family begins narrowing down the college search process, we encourage your student to apply and interview for NSU Florida's prestigious Premier Programs for enhanced scholarship and dual admission opportunities. The process is simple:
To help you learn more about this process, this parent resource directory was created to best address your most common questions and concerns. Your student's safety, well-being, and academic success are our top priorities, and we hope these virtual resources give you a glimpse into life as a Shark Family.
We encourage you to stay connected with your family's admissions counselor and other important campus resources through phone and virtual appointments. We look forward to welcoming your family to campus soon. Fins up!
Shark Preview Weekends are enhanced admitted student experiences designed to immerse your student in the NSU culture, as they interview for our Premier Programs. They’ll have the opportunity to:
But we also want to include you: the family! We also offer informational and engaging programs for parents and family members during the event. It’s important that you feel comfortable sending your student to NSU and that you love the campus as much as they do! At Shark Preview you’ll get to experience what life at NSU is all about.
For parents of admitted students, we invite you to join our NSU Class of 2026 - Parents Facebook Group. And then check out what other parents had to say after their Shark Preview experience:
If you're reading this and you're a parent, it's very likely your student who's been admitted to Nova Southeastern University has expressed an interest in at least one of our Premier Programs. But what does that mean exactly?
Premier Programs are selective and unique opportunities that will enhance your student's undergraduate experience through immersive, hands-on programs. If your student is seeking that extra "edge" in their education, a Premier Program will do just that. Most even include an annual scholarship. From saving a seat in a graduate or professional program, to launching and running a business, implementing community-based projects resulting in an academic minor, or even securing a guaranteed teaching job upon graduation, NSU's Premier Programs give your student a competitive advantage in a competitive world.
Below we've outlined a quick overview of each Premier Program and our Honors College for you. Please contact your family's admissions counselor right away with any questions.
As a Dual Admission student, you're reserved a seat in one of NSU's graduate or professional programs while you earn your bachelor's degree. You will also have valuable opportunities to engage with their graduate or professional programs while an undergrad.
Dual Admission Programs:
The Fischler Academy of Education lets you earn your bachelor's and master's degrees in education in just four years. You'll learn cutting-edge teaching strategies for the modern classroom, go on a free international travel experience with your cohort, and you're guaranteed a job in some of Florida's largest school districts when you graduate.
The Huizenga Business Innovation Academy lets you earn your bachelor's degree and M.B.A. in just four years, so you can build your own business or take on a corporate leadership role faster. Designed for first-time-in-college students, you'll sharpen your skills through an internship, develop a business plan, and operate a student-run business. When you graduate from the Innovation Academy with your M.B.A., NSU will invest $20,000 in your start-up.
Razor's Edge Scholars offers unique, hands-on experiences inside and beyond the classroom through innovative co-curricular projects and opportunities. These four-year residential programs are a perfect compliment to any career path, ranging from medicine and other health professions, humanities, technology, business, education, and beyond. If you're seeking an extraordinary college experience where you can channel your unique interests and talents, explore our six different Razor's Edge Scholars tracks below.
You may apply to any two Razor's Edge Scholars Programs.
Razor's Edge Scholars Programs:
Cortney Stein, Program Coordinator, firstname.lastname@example.org
The top first-time-in-college students admitted to NSU will be invited to campus to interview for this scholarship program during Shark Preview Weekend
The Farquhar Honors College is only 1 of 200 Honors Colleges in the nation. The Honors College welcomes students who thrive on intellectual discourse, innovative thinking, and expanding their horizons. You'll gain access to exclusive courses, scholarships, distinguished visiting speakers, individualized mentorship from your faculty thesis adviser, and opportunities to present and publish your research or creative projects.
Studying like a Shark means you'll be living and learning in beautiful, state-of-the-art facilities - well, your student will be, at least. See firsthand in our virtual tour below where you can expect to escape your cold winters and hit up the beach with (or without) your student...we're talking to you families from up north.You have to see it to believe it. Once you do, you just might find yourself looking for an excuse to come back for a family visit year after year.
Now that your student's admitted, what's next? Head over to our New Student Checklist to submit the $200 nonrefundable enrollment deposit and find more information about campus housing, academic advising, new student orientation, and student health insurance.
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Your student's success, well-being, and safety are our top priorities. If you need something, we have an office with dedicated professional staff ready to help. Check them out below.
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