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Dual Admission

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What is Dual Admission?

Dual Admission is a Premier Program pioneered by NSU for a select group of highly-motivated students who have maintained a laser focus on their career goals from an early age. As a qualified student in the Dual Admission program, you're automatically reserved a seat in one of NSU's graduate or professional schools while you earn your bachelor's degree. In today's competitive world, that's like getting a head start on the rest of your life.

Who is Eligible to Apply?

All Dual Admission applicants must apply to the university prior to review of supplemental applications for the Dual Admission Program. All supplemental application materials (test-optional, essay, transcripts) must be received prior to Dual Admission application review. You may apply for a Dual Admission program by: 

  1. Submitting an application for undergraduate admission to NSU
  2. Submitting a supplemental Premier Programs Application and completing the section for Dual Admission
  3. Submitting your SAT and/or ACT scores*

*For the 2021-22 admission cycle, you may apply for dual admission consideration as test-optional (with or without test scores). Please review details immediately below.

  • To apply for dual admission with test scores, indicate your preference and self-report ACT and/or SAT scores in your supplemental Premier Programs Application.
  • To apply for dual admission without test scores, indicate your test-optional preference in your supplemental Premier Programs Application.
    • The following test-optional requirements will apply:
      • Minimum required high school GPA for a specific program will be unweighted instead of weighted
      • Minimum 3.5 unweighted GPA in required high school coursework, if applying for health professions dual admission consideration
    • Please note that meeting minimum required test-optional criteria does not guarantee an interview. Students applying for dual admission consideration without test scores will be reviewed holistically, which includes the required criteria outlined above, the required essay submission, extracurricular involvement, and any other pertinent information submitted in the application for admission and supplemental Premier Programs application.

Each Dual Admission program is unique and has its own eligibility requirements. Dual Admission applicants may only apply for and be admitted into one dual admission program for their first semester at NSU, following the deadlines provided below.

For Dual Admission programs in the health and medical professions, only students coming to NSU in the fall semester as freshmen first time in college applicants are eligible to apply, unless the transferred college credits were earned through advanced high school programs such as AP, IB, or college academy - or in summer coursework following high school graduation, prior to attending NSU.  Please contact your admissions representative for more details regarding this requirement.   

When are the Deadlines?

For Fall semester applicants: February 1
For Winter semester applicants: November 1 (only a limited number of Dual Admission programs offer a winter semester start)

All candidates submitting completed applications by the deadline will be considered. We encourage all freshman applicants interested in the Dual Admission Program to apply early in the start of their high school senior year to meet all necessary deadlines. 

Dual Admission Program Listings

  • Master of Accounting
  • Master of Business Administration (M.B.A) with concentrations in:
    • Business
    • Business Intelligence/Analytics
    • Complex Health Systems
    • Enterprise Informatics
    • Entrepreneurship
    • Finance
    • Human Resource Management
    • International Business
    • Management
    • Marketing
    • Process Improvement
    • Supply Chain Management
  • Master of Science in Real Estate Development (M.S.R.E.D.)

Dual Admission for Enrolled Students

Students who are in interested in the dual admission program but did not gain admission as incoming freshmen, may apply for consideration for select programs after their first year at NSU.  Learn more about DAPES

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