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Registering for Classes

All students must sign the Student Enrollment Agreement (SEA) when registering for classes.

New Students

All students new to NSU (freshmen and transfer students) must register for their first-semester classes with their advisor prior to attending orientation. In order to do so, please complete the steps on the New Student Information page.

Prior to earning 24 credits, students may be awarded academic credit for successful completion of College-Level Examination Program (CLEP), DANTES Subject Standardized Tests (DSST), or NYU Foreign Language Proficiency Exams. Students should consult with their advisors if interested in any of these options.

Degree-Applicable Credits Policy

First-time-in-college students who have earned college credits while in high school may elect not to transfer their college credits into NSU. In some cases, this would enable a student to retake a specific course at NSU without financial aid limitations. If this applies to you, notify your advisor and complete the necessary request before the end of the drop/add period of your first semester at NSU. Please discuss with your advisor in advance if you have any questions.

Visit to review NSU’s degree-applicable policy.

The deadline for submission of the Credit Award Adjustment Form is by the “end of drop/add” of the first enrolled semester for students to request that incoming college credit or credits are not applied towards their degree. For the 2020/2021 academic calendar, the drop/add dates are as follows:

Fall 2020 August 23, 2020
Winter 2021 January 10, 2021
Summer 2021 May 16, 2021

Continuing Students

In order to ensure your academic success during your time at NSU, it is very important that we collaborate as a team. It is important to take an active role in your advising sessions. You can accomplish this by scheduling an appointment with your advisor in-person or over the phone at least once per semester, and monitoring your academic progress regularly. During this time, you will receive personalized assistance in a one-on-one session. Appointments are 45 minutes and focus exclusively on answering your questions, working on your requests, and developing an academic plan for future terms.

Continuing students may register online via SharkLink. If you need assistance, please contact CAPS.

Bring a tentative class schedule with you when registering for courses with your advisor.

  • Learn which prerequisites you need to complete before taking upper-level courses.
  • Learn about admission requirements, including entrance exams, for professional or graduate programs that interest you.
  • Discuss your career goals and plans with your advisor.
  • View Degree Works to review your class choices and program requirements.

Registration for classes each semester is the student's responsibility. Registration takes place three times each year, prior to each new semester (term). For exact dates, please review the current academic calendar.














Tools Needed to Plan a Schedule

Steps to Follow

  • Review Degree Works.
  • If you are not sure which classes are appropriate, ask your advisor to create/review your four-year planner, which suggests a recommended sequence of course enrollment.
  • Use Course Wizard or the NSU Undergraduate Student Catalog to check prerequisites for your course requirements. Ask your advisor for guidance in scheduling prerequisites.
  • It is essential that you know the course requirements for your degree. If you are not sure whether you are required to take a certain class, check the catalog published the year you entered the program and Degree Works, or schedule an appointment with your advisor.
  • It is your responsibility to select, enroll in, and successfully complete all courses on the curriculum sheet for your specific degree.

Advisors are available year-round. Please utilize this resource to understand your academic requirements and fulfill your personal responsibility for enrolling in the appropriate classes in the correct sequence.

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