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Fins up for NSU! You're in!

Congratulations on your admission to Nova Southeastern University! It's an exciting time to be an NSU Shark. Among a record number of highly qualified applicants, you stood out. We are so excited to welcome you to the Shark Family.

Now that you’re admitted to NSU, what’s next? Carefully review the next steps checklist below to make it official and become a Shark at Nova Southeastern University. Please work closely with your Admissions Officer along the way, who is your go-to resource for any questions you may have.

Admissions Pre-Arrival Guide
for New Sharks


All new NSU undergraduate students should review the pre-arrival guide to ensure they are informed and are completing necessary pre-arrival steps before the start of the semester.




New Student Checklist

Make it Official!

The first step to becoming an NSU Shark is confirming your enrollment and paying the non-refundable enrollment deposit (if applicable). Please choose your student type below and follow the next steps.

New Freshman or Transfer Students at Fort Lauderdale/Davie Campus

Fort Lauderdale/Davie Campus students must submit a $200 nonrefundable enrollment deposit.

Early Decision Students - Submit your deposit no later than January 15.
Early Action and Regular Decision Students - Submit your deposit as soon as you are ready, but no later than May 1.

Submit Your Enrollment Deposit

Adult Non-Traditional Online and Off-Campus Students (Non HPD Related Majors)

Students planning on attending the adult non-traditional programs either online or off-campus (non-HPD related majors) need to inform their admissions counselor of their intent to enroll.   No enrollment deposit is necessary at this time.

Health Profession Related Undergraduate Programs

  • College of Nursing
    • Entry Level Nursing Program - $200 non-refundable Tuition Fee.  Pay Online
    • RN to BSN & RN to MSN - $200 non-refundable enrollment deposit.  Pay Online



Before Your Enrollment Deposit

As an admitted NSU student, you now have an NSU Online Identity. That includes:

  • Your SharkLink Login
  • Your NSU Email Account

SharkLink is NSU's online portal. With a single username and password, you can easily access your NSU email, calendars, online groups, course registration, financial aid and much more.

Your NSU email within your SharkLink account is the university's main line of email communication regarding information about your financial aid package, campus housing and more. It is imperative you create your SharkLink account as soon as possible.

Retrieve your Sharklink ID

The supplemental Premier Programs application for Fall 2020 admitted students has closed. However, we invite you to dive in to our Virtual Shark Preview experience to sample the NSU Shark Life without having to leave home.

  • Explore campus through a virtual tour
  • Watch NSU Shark Life videos
  • Stay connected with your admissions counselor and other undergraduate campus resources

For new freshman and transfer students* at the Fort Lauderdale/Davie Campus:

Making your college decision is all about fit – finding the right college with an engaging program of study, at an affordable value, and a vibrant atmosphere that matches you as a student. NSU's Premier Programs give you that extra edge to ensure that you don't just graduate: you dominate. These programs are designed to deliver a competitive advantage through immersive, hands-on experiences both in and out of the classroom.

And because exclusive learning opportunities, experiences, and faculty mentorship aren't enough, our Premier Programs give you another advantage: special scholarships. Premier Programs require a supplemental application and an on-campus at Shark Preview Weekend. Ready to emerge extraordinary?

Explore which Premier Programs suit your interests best 

*Transfer students are not eligible for all Premier Programs. Please consult with your admissions counselor.

Financial Aid is an important part of the admissions process. Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and submit it online as soon as possible after October 1 to be considered for the maximum amount of financial aid.

Submit the FAFSA to NSU using Federal School Code 001509

Visit the Office of Student Financial Assistance for more information about the financial aid process.

Financial Aid Forms

Access all financial aid forms here. Florida residents will need to submit the NSU State Aid Application to be considered for Florida state aid.

Consider a Payment Plan

NSU offers a payment plan to help you manage your semester tuition costs through monthly payments. The summer before classes begin, you can apply for a payment plan. Please note that payment plans are not available for F-1 international students.


After Your Enrollment Deposit

Living on campus is part of the full college experience. The members of the Office of Residential Life and Housing team are dedicated to enhancing your educational experience by providing and facilitating an enjoyable on-campus living experience. Besides being within walking distance to all of your classes, living on campus provides students access to a variety of academic, cultural, social and recreational programs.

As an admitted student, to submit a housing contract, you must first submit your enrollment deposit. Visit the Main Campus Housing website for more information and to complete the Housing Contract.

Fall 2020 New Student Move-In Dates

August 10: Razor's Edge Scholars, Huizenga Business Innovation Academy, The Fischler Academy
(students in these programs will receive specific move-in details from their programs over the summer)

August 12: All students

Fall 2020 UPDATE: NSU will fully refund housing and tuition deposits if we are not able to deliver a residential experience in Fall 2020.  However, if we are able to deliver that residential experience then all deposit guidelines and deadlines are in effect.

Suggested Packing List

If you're not sure where to start with your packing list, here are our recommendations, a list of stores near campus, and floor plan dimension details.

Not everything in the packing list is necessary, but these will help you get comfortable in your new home away from home!



Housing Process and Application Details

The 2020-21 housing application is open. In order to apply for housing, you must first submit your enrollment deposit.

Apply for Housing



As a new student, you must attend an online information session and schedule an appointment with your academic advisor. Visit the New Student Registration page to get started.

Registration opens early April for all new freshmen and transfer students who have submitted their enrollment deposit.

  • Local: (954) 262-7990
  • Toll free: 800-541-6682, ext. 27990

Bachelor of Health Science and Bachelor of Science in Nursing majors should contact the College of Health Care Sciences program office for registration information:

  • Local: (954) 262-1101
  • Toll-Free: 800-541-6682, ext. 21101

Official Test Scores

If you were admitted to NSU using self-reported test scores or test scores submitted by your high school counselor on your transcripts, request your official SAT or ACT scores to be submitted to NSU directly from the testing agency.

SAT School Code: 5514
ACT School Code: 6706

If you took Advanced Placement or International Baccalaureate courses, or Cambridge International Examinations, and took corresponding exams, please submit official test scores directly from the testing agency.

Final, Official Transcripts

As soon as your final, official transcripts, showing all courses complete and (if applicable) date of graduation, are available, have them mailed to:

Nova Southeastern University
Office of Undergraduate Admissions
3301 College Avenue
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33314

If you took any dual enrollment courses, request final, official transcript(s) directly from the institution where you received college credit.

You've been admitted, you've confirmed your enrollment (if applicable), and now you're ready to start the transition to Nova Southeastern University as the newest member of our school of Sharks! 

To attend New Student Orientation, you must first submit your enrollment deposit. Visit the Orientation website for more information about the New Student Orientation program and upcoming dates.

*Bachelor of Health and Science and Nursing majors should contact the College of Health Care Sciences program office for orientation and registration information:

Local: (954) 262-1101 Toll-Free: (800) 541-6682, ext. 21101

You will automatically be enrolled in the NSU Student Medical Insurance Plan unless you submit a waiver by September 1. Read more about your options and find the online waiver here.


Whether you're studying remotely or arriving to campus, you will need to finalize your student account with the Office of the University Bursar before the start of class. Students who are moving on campus will need to have their accounts settled before they can check in on move-in day.


NSU offers payment plans to help you manage your semester tuition costs through monthly payments. The summer before classes begin, you can apply for a payment plan. Please note that payment plans are not available for F-1 international students.

Fall 2020 Payment Plan Schedule


We highly encourage you to review these helpful financial aid resources for parents.


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