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Shark Preview Family Resources

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:

  1. Apply for admission to NSU Florida
  2. Apply for Premier Programs, which include enhanced scholarship and dual admission opportunities
  3. Attend and interview at Shark Preview Weekend

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 Details for Parents and Families

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:

  • Interview for Premier Programs
  • Spend two nights (at no cost) with a student host in one of our modern residence halls - see Transportation, Housing, and Meals dropdown on the Shark Preview Weekend webpage for more details
  • Meet with our renowned professors for an in-depth look at academic life
  • Attend campus events with our student leaders
  • Get to know other admitted students from around the world

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.

WHAT SHARK PARENTS HAVE TO SAY

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:

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.

DUAL ADMISSION PROGRAM

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.

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Dual Admission Programs:

  • Accounting
  • Anesthesia
  • Audiology
  • Biomedical Informatics
  • Business Administration
  • Clinical Psychology
  • College Student Affairs
  • Composition, Rhetoric, and Digital Media
  • Computer Science
  • Conflict Analysis and Resolution
  • Criminal Justice
  • Cybersecurity Management
  • Data Analytics
  • Dental Medicine
  • Developmental Disabilities
  • Family Therapy
  • Information Systems
  • Information Technology
  • Law
  • Marine Science
  • National Security Affairs
    and International Relations
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Optometry
  • Osteopathic Medicine
  • Pharmacy
  • Physical Therapy
  • Physician Assistant
  • Public Health
  • Real Estate Development
  • School Psychology
  • Speech-Language Pathology
Dual Admission Program Welcome to Parents
 Dual Admission Program Welcome Video
 
Dual Admission Program FAQs
 Dual Admission FAQs

Requirements: 

  • Admission to Nova Southeastern University and supplemental Premier Programs application
  • Each Dual Admission Program has its own specific requirements, including GPA, coursework, and more. For students applying for Fall 2022 admission who are initially unable to take the SAT or ACT due to extenuating circumstances, please contact your admission counselor directly prior to submitting your Premier Programs application. Learn more.
  • Interview during Shark Preview Weekend

Award: 

  • Reserved seat in a graduate or professional program

Contact: 

THE FISCHLER ACADEMY OF EDUCATION

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.

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Requirements: 

  • 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

Award: 

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

Contact: 

HUIZENGA BUSINESS INNOVATION ACADEMY

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.

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Requirements: 

  • 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

Contact:

RAZOR'S EDGE SCHOLARS

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. 

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You may apply to any two Razor's Edge Scholars Programs.

Razor's Edge Scholars Programs:

Requirements: 

  • 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

 Contacts:

PRESIDENTIAL SCHOLARS

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

Requirements: 

  • 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

Contact: 

ADDITIONAL ACADEMIC OPPORTUNITIES: FARQUHAR HONORS COLLEGE

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.

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Requirements:

Contact:

  • Don Rosenblum, Ph.D., Dean of the Farquhar Honors College
    donr@nova.edu

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

NEW STUDENT CHECKLIST

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.

TAKE ME TO THE CHECKLIST

ADMISSIONS COUNSELOR APPOINTMENTS
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.

FIND MY FAMILY'S ADMISSIONS COUNSELOR
UNDERGRADUATE CAMPUS RESOURCES

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.

VIEW CAMPUS RESOURCES

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