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Shark Preview Parent Resources

Greetings, Shark Parents! We're happy you're here. Our thoughts are with you and your family, and we are here for you as you begin narrowing down the college search process.

To help you learn more about NSU from wherever you are, we've created a Virtual Shark Preview experience for your student, along with this parent resource directory 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. From all of us at Nova Southeastern University, we look forward to welcoming you to campus in the future. Fins up!

Virtual Shark Preview Details for Parents

In consideration for the health and safety of our NSU community and future Shark families related to COVID-19, we are introducing a completely live, interactive virtual experience for this year’s Shark Preview Weekends. We are so excited to bring our favorite event of the year with future Sharks right to your screens at home. We do wish we could share this experience with you in person, but we’ll bring you the next best thing!

Virtual Shark Preview Weekends are live, interactive virtual experiences designed to immerse your student in the NSU culture, as they interview for our Premier Programs. They’ll tour our tropical campus, engage with other Premier Program applicants from around the globe, mingle with student leaders, and meet with our professors. And they’ll interview for Premier Programs through innovative virtual software.

We even have live, virtual programming planned for parents and family members. 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.


Normally you'd connect with many other parents of future Sharks during Shark Preview. For parents of admitted students, we invite you to join our NSU Class of 2025 - Parents Facebook Group. And then check out what other parents had to say after their Shark Preview experience:

What can my student interview for exactly?

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:

  • Accounting
  • Anesthesia
  • Audiology
  • Business Administration
  • Clinical Psychology
  • College Student Affairs
  • Composition, Rhetoric, and Digital Media
  • Computer Science
  • Conflict Analysis and Resolution
  • Criminal Justice
  • Dental Medicine
  • Developmental Disabilities
  • Family Therapy
  • Law
  • Marine Science
  • National Security Affairs
    and International Relations
  • Optometry
  • Osteopathic Medicine
  • Pharmacy
  • Physical Therapy
  • Real Estate Development
  • School Psychology
Dual Admission Program Welcome to Parents
 Dual Admission Program Welcome Video
Dual Admission Program FAQs
 Dual Admission FAQs


  • Admission to Nova Southeastern University and supplemental Premier Programs application
  • Each Dual Admission Program has its own specific requirements, including GPA, coursework, and more. Students may apply for dual admission consideration with or without test scores for the 2021-22 admission cycle. Learn more.
  • Interview during Shark Preview Weekend


  • Reserved seat in a graduate or professional program



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.



  • Admission to Nova Southeastern University and supplemental Premier Programs application
  • Demonstrate a history of academic excellence, participation in school-wide organizations, and experiences as a student leader
  • Interview during Shark Preview Weekend


  • $20,000 annual tuition scholarship
  • Free international travel experience
  • Guaranteed job placement in some of Florida's largest school districts upon graduation



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.



  • Admission to Nova Southeastern University and supplemental Premier Programs application
  • Demonstrate a history of academic excellence, participation in school-wide organizations, student leadership, and work experience
  • First-time-in-college student
  • Interview during Shark Preview Weekend
  • Must major in a Business discipline

Award Amount: 

  • $20,000 annual tuition scholarship for first three years of undergrad
  • 20 percent discount on the M.B.A. in the fourth year



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:


  • Admission to Nova Southeastern University and supplemental Premier Programs application
  • As this is a residential program, must live on campus all four years
  • First-time-in-college student
  • Interview during Shark Preview Weekend

Award Amount: 

  • $24,000 annual scholarship
    • $20,000 applied toward tuition
    • $4,000 applied toward room and board



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


  • Admission to Nova Southeastern University and supplemental Presidential Scholars Premier Programs application (received by invitation only)
  • Determination for interview invitations are made by the Admission Committee and is based on outstanding academic achievement in the classroom and standardized test scores
  • First-time-in-college student
  • Interview during Shark Preview Weekend

Award Amount: 

  • Full tuition
  • Renewable for four years of full-time undergraduate enrollment or degree completion, whichever comes first
  • Not applicable to graduate-level tuition



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.




  • Don Rosenblum, Ph.D., Dean of the Farquhar Honors College

Parent Information Sessions

Meet Your Parent Coordinator

Meet Your NSU Parent Coordinator

 Parent FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions for Parents
Financial Aid Parent Session
Shark Preview Parent Session: Financial Aid

ExEL Parent Session

Shark Preview Parent Session: ExEL
Public Safety Parent Session

Shark Preview Parent Session: Public Safety

Housing Parent Session
Shark Preview Parent Session: Res Life & Housing

Virtual Tour

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.

Next Steps for Admitted Students


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.


Your family's admissions counselor is an excellent resource to help your family navigate the financial aid and enrollment process Schedule a phone or video appointment to talk about financial aid, estimated cost of attendance, and more.


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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