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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.

Please confirm your enrollment, submit your FAFSA and activate your SharkLink (see Steps 1-3 below) before proceeding to Steps 4-7.

Next Steps After Your Admission

Follow our step-by-step checklist below to help you take the next steps in joining our NSU Shark Family.

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.

  • Pay Online with a credit card
  • Mail check (made payable to Nova Southeastern University) to:
    Nova Southeastern University
    Office of Undergraduate Admissions
    Horvitz Administration Building
    3301 College Avenue
    Fort Lauderdale-Davie, FL 33314 

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

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.

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

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, students can easily access  their 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.

Visit to retrieve your Sharklink ID today.

Housing Application

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.

Housing contracts open in March. 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.

Register for Classes

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

Office of Academic Advising for 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

New Student Orientation

You've been admitted, you've confirmed your enrollment (if applicable), and now you're ready to really start the transition to Nova Southeastern University as the newest member of our school of Sharks! At New Student Orientation you will have the opportunity to meet your academic advisor and fellow classmates, obtain your SharkCard ID, and learn more details about the campus and all of its activities.

New Student Orientation registration opens in April. As an admitted student, to sign up for 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

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.

Final, Official Transcripts

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

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

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