OVERVIEW OF NSU
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.
Schedule an appointment to meet with a transfer admission officer today.
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 admissions officer. Students must submit official transcripts upon enrollment at NSU. Transcripts are also required 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. Official documents can be mailed to:
For more information on transfer credits, please visit Transfer Evaluation Services for Undergraduate Students.
Step 3 – Choose Whether to Submit Test Scores
Due to testing challenges related to COVID-19, undergraduate applicants for the 2021-22 admission cycle may choose to have their application reviewed for admission with or without the submission of SAT or ACT scores.
Test scores will not be considered for admission if the applicant chooses to apply as test optional. Refer to our undergraduate admission test-optional policy FAQs for more information.
Applicants who choose to have their application reviewed with test scores can self-report SAT and/or ACT score(s) on the application for admission. Upon enrollment to NSU, official test scores must be submitted directly from the testing agency.
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.
Currently accepting Fall 2020 Transfer Applications
Fall 2021 Transfer
Priority Date: April 1, 2021
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.
Learn more about NSUTAP
To be considered a transfer applicant, you must have college credits completed at a regionally-accredited college after graduating high school. A maximum of 90 credit hours from regionally-accredited institutions can be counted toward a degree.
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!
Transfer Evaluation Services
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 website. (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!
Dual Admission is a premier academic program offering students the opportunity to reserve a future seat in one of NSU’s graduate or professional programs while earning their bachelor’s degree. Not all Dual Admission programs will accept Transfer Students. Please refer to our Dual Admission website for specific information.
Applicants for all Dual Admission programs must submit SAT and/or ACT scores and complete an interview during a Shark Preview weekend. To be considered for Dual Admission, please submit your application for admission as described above AND submit the following:
Priority Date: February 1, 2021
All non-degree seeking applicants should submit an application for admission (and transcripts from their most recently attended institution). In addition to application materials, be sure to submit the NSU Transfer Form.
Students interested in any Abraham S. Fischler College of Education Certificate Programs (Child Development Associate Credential or Florida Director Credential) should follow the application instructions here.
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. "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 students with last names beginning with A-J
Kelli CarrollAdmissions CounselorDirect: (954) 262-8176; Cell: (954) 225-2287Kelli.Carroll@nova.edu
Kelli is originally from Odenton, Maryland. She received her B.A. in Mass Communications from Claflin University and her M.S. Ed. from the University of Miami. She spent a period of time teaching English in Costa Rica and then moved to sunny Florida. When she’s not at work, Kelli enjoys traveling, reading, and spending time with family and friends. Kelli is also 5G certified by Alpha Umi.
One of the reasons Kelli chose to pursue a career at NSU is because of the university community's strong sense of family. "When I stepped on campus, it felt like coming home. That’s a feeling that is unmatched and is vital when it comes to the college experience.” Kelli counsels prospective transfer students with last names beginning with K-U
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 students with last names beginning with V-Z