OVERVIEW OF NSU
The Nova Southeastern University Transfer Advantage Program (NSUTAP) is designed to accelerate the admissions process for qualified transfer students seeking an affordable, private education. Transfer applicants in good academic standing who have earned an Associate of Arts degree or 60 credit hours from the Florida College System or a school accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) may be admitted to NSU with junior standing and granted 60 transfer credits through the ICUF articulation agreement. Please review the admissions and application requirements below for eligibility.
Students attending other regionally accredited schools may also receive accelerated transfer admission based on the admissions requirements outlined below.
Visit the transfer admissions website for more transfer admissions information.
Schedule an appointment to meet with a transfer admission officer and discuss NSUTAP today.
Transferring from the Florida College System
Transferring from a school accredited by Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS)
Transferring from a regionally accredited school other than the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS)
Undergraduate students who are transferring to Nova Southeastern University from another college or university, regardless of number of credits obtained, are considered Transfer Applicants.* Students who are dual enrolled in college and high school concurrently are considered Freshman Applicants.
Transfer Applicants are welcome to experience the traditional day or evening programs at our Fort Lauderdale/Davie Campus, attend classes at one of our Regional Campuses or online.
Step 1 – Submit an Application for Admission
Transfer applicants - select the appropriate application for admission to:
1) NSU Shark Select Transfer Application or The Common Application - Students interested in Nursing - skip to Step 2 below.
2) Students interested in Nursing must submit two applications:
Step 2 – Submit Academic Information
To expedite your admission decision, submit unofficial transcripts from all previously attended institutions to your admission officer, or submit the Academic Information Transfer Form. Students must submit official transcripts upon enrollment at NSU. Transcripts are also required for students to receive a transfer evaluation report.
To submit official transcripts:
Request that official transcripts from all current and previous schools and/or institutions be sent directly to NSU. For applicants with less than 24 college credits, please send official high school transcripts. It is also possible that official test scores may be requested of those with less than 24 college credits. Please send to:
For more information on transfer credits, please visit Transfer Evaluation Services for Undergraduate Students.
Step 3 – Submit SAT/ACT Scores
If requested, please submit the official SAT or ACT score report directly from the testing agency.** NSU super scores both the SAT and ACT so if you take the exam more than once, you must submit all of your test scores to ensure we have your best and highest composite scores on record. NSU currently only considers the critical reading and math score for the SAT. For the ACT, NSU does not utilize the optional writing section.
Veteran student applicants will also be required to submit a copy of their DD-214 and Military Training Records.
Step 4 – Transfer Report
Complete and mail, email or fax the Transfer Report to complete your file for admission. This form must be completed by a college official(s) who has access to your disciplinary record at your current or most recently attended college. Please follow the instructions carefully to ensure the form is completed accurately and in its entirety.
Learn more about NSU's policies on transfer credit, examinations, prior experience and the process for requesting transfer credit at the Office of Transfer Evaluation Services. TES provides services to undergraduate students who wish to transfer credits to NSU and to students who wish to obtain college credits for learning experiences outside the class room. You may also use the Transfer Credit System or Transfer Equivalency tools to find out how your credits may transfer into NSU.
Transfer applicants are also encouraged to review the university's recommended four-year academic plans.
A grade of C or higher must be earned for an equivalent transfer course. Courses in which a grade lower than C is earned will be awarded SACS 1999 elective transfer credit. Please note that courses with a failing grade will not be considered for transfer credit.
Please note, for students utilizing the ICUF articulation agreement, all credits must be earned at institutions accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS).
Phi Theta Kappa Award
New transfer students who are members of Phi Theta Kappa will receive an additional $1,000 added to their Dean's scholarship. Students must indicate on their application for admission that they are a member of Phi Theta Kappa and show proof of their membership.
Based on the past academic achievement $5,000 to $16,000 per year award determined by previous grades at college level. Contact the Office of Undergraduate Admissions at (954) 262-8000 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. Looking for more scholarships? Use the NSU Scholarship Search today!
Tera SweetingAdmissions Counselor Direct: (954) 262-7569, Cell: (954) 993-7254Tera.Sweeting@nova.edu
Tera is originally from sunny Miami, Florida. She earned a B.A. in Mass Communication from Bethune-Cookman University and a M.S. in Higher Education Leadership and Administration from Purdue Global University. She's worked in higher education for seven years in several capacities, including residential life, admissions, and financial aid. Tera is also a certified Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt and is certified Zumba instructor who loves yoga and helping others the best way she can. Tera loves NSU’s intimate class sizes where you’re not just another student, but, a valued individual. Also, the support from faculty and staff will provide the tools necessary for you to succeed through enrollment and beyond. Being a Shark isn’t just about the education - it's about the experience you get in various organizations and classes." Tera counsels prospective transfer and online students with last names beginning with A-G
Dacia OzkanAdmissions CounselorDirect: (954) 262-8176, Cell: (954) 651-0977Dacia.Ozkan@nova.edu
Dacia recently moved to South Florida from New Hampshire, having previously worked an as admissions counselor for the New Hampshire Institute of Art and Montserrat College of Art. Dacia has her BFA degree from Montserrat College of Art where she focused her studies on mixed media painting and fused glass sculpture. She was a Resident Assistant and also did a travel study trip to Paris while attending college. She is excited to enjoy the beautiful beaches and warm weather with her two dogs here in South Florida. Dacia's favorite aspect of NSU is the small class sizes and extra curricular activities. "Having an average class size of 14, students really get to know the faculty and each other. Also, you can't beat having the Miami Dolphins as your college football team!"
Clyde Lewis Senior Director Direct: (954) 262-8016, Cell: (954) 471-6188 Clyde.Lewis@nova.edu
Clyde Lewis is originally from the twin island nation of Trinidad and Tobago and has been living in South Florida since 1997. He is currently working on a Doctoral degree in Education at Nova Southeastern University. His education also includes an M.S. in Human Resource Management from Nova Southeastern University and a B.S. in Social Work from Florida Atlantic University. Prior to joining the world of higher education, Clyde held roles as an advocate for the elderly, chaired an international charity organization, and worked as a human resources manager. Clyde’s take on what makes NSU unique is the attention paid to detail in designing the academic curriculum. Input is often solicited from employers with the intent of producing graduates who meet their professional expectations.Clyde conducts monthly visits at Miami Dade College and is eager to assist you on your path to the joining the NSU experience. Clyde counsels prospective transfer and online students with last names beginning with S-Z